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The Lowcountry is recognized as The South’s best-kept secret for many reasons. There’s the scenic marshland vistas, historic cities, and famous southern hospitality. Did you know that we’re also known for our thriving culinary scene? There’s no better way to experience the region’s signature cuisine than by attending the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about this festive celebration. Read on to learn about one of The South’s best foodie events. Then, for more local recommendations, be sure to:
Your Guide to the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival
About the Festival
Hilton Head Island in the spring evokes several images: misty mornings, warm beach afternoons, and a flourishing of the arts. The culinary arts shine brightly here in the spring as the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival arrives! This week-long celebration embraces the Island’s global wine partnerships, signature cuisine, and colorful cultural fabric. Find it at the Sea Pines Resort and treat yourself to a heaping helping of celebrity chef appearances, educational sessions, live entertainment, and public tasting events!
This Year’s Lineup of Events
The 2019 Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival is bound to be an exceptional one! Here are just a few of the events to expect this year:
Sip and Stroll: March 14, 2019
What’s better than drinking wine while shopping? Attend this year’s Sip and Stroll and make your way through the shops at Harbour Town and take in the panoramic coastal views, glass of wine in-hand! Participating shops even offer discounts for this fun event.
Blends Around the World: March 15, 2019
Ever wanted to taste the world’s best wines? No need to hop on a plane—they can be found right here in the Lowcountry every spring! The Blends Around the World event allows you to experience the subtle viticultural differences between fine global wines.
The Grand and Public Tastings: March 15 and 16, 2019
There are two notable wine tasting events to put on your calendar: The Grand and Public. The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the festival! During this exclusive event, you’ll taste a wide selection of fine, rare wines and nosh on delicious hors-d’oeuvres. There will also be live music by duo Lavone and Louise!
The Public Tasting is the festival’s largest and most high-energy event! Held at the Harbour Town Basin, this event offers fun contests, live entertainment, a festive vibe, and, of course, food and wine samples! There will be a silent auction benefiting the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund.
Spend some quality time with your loved ones this spring with a stay at Old Town Bluffton Inn! Our brand new, elegant inn is located in the heart of Bluffton’s Historic District, just like many other Lowcountry events (The Arts and Seafood Festival, Mayfest). That’s just a short 25-minute drive from Hilton Head! We offer a luxurious and unique stay unlike any other! Step through our French Eclectic foyer and feel your worries slip away. Your guest room at Old Town Bluffton Inn features hand-picked decor, premium amenities, and special touches like open-air balconies and ultra-chic interiors. If you’re looking to treat yourself to something truly special, look no further than Old Town Bluffton Inn!