19 Jul 2021
If you are interested in food, then you must attend the annual Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival. Hilton Head Island is a beautiful barrier island along the coast of South Carolina. Considered a little slice of beachside heaven, the island is best known for its outdoor activities like kayaking and paddleboarding, championship golf courses, and outstanding cuisine. Because of its ideal location right on the shore, Hilton Head offers some of the best seafood on this side of the Mason Dixon.
You’ll have the opportunity to taste the region’s best cuisine prepared by top chefs at a variety of different events and tastings. To discover even more great events on the island, be sure to request your copy of our complimentary Insider’s Guide! We’ve compiled this handy travel guide to give you our recommendations on things to do, places to eat, and events to attend during your visit to the Lowcountry.
What to Expect at the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival
From outdoor extravangazas to quiet strolls on the town, the festival has a wide variety of events to attend. The Grand Tasting is both exclusive and sophisticated. Hosted at the Country Club of Hilton Head, the event features award-winning wines and light hors d’oeuvres. Juxtaposing The Grand Tasting is the Public Tasting.
A much larger event, The Public Tasting features over 250 wines from around the world. There will be a chance to bid on wines at the charity Silent Auction to support the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship fund. The Public Tasting will also feature the Sysco Outdoor Gourmet challenge, local craft beers at the Beer Garden, and live entertainment.
In addition to tastings, the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival also hosts various ticketed special events. Sip and Stroll takes attendees on a lovely evening walk through The Shops at Sea Pines Center plaza while drinking a curated section of wines. Movie Night at Park Plaza features appetizers, an array of wines, and a showing at Park Plaza Cinemas.
For a more refined Public Tasting experience, upgrade your ticket to a VIP Lounge experience. The VIP area will feature a “special selection of medal-winning wines” and some lovely hors d’oeuvres. VIPs also get early access to the event and all the perks that come along with normal entry.
Relax in One of Our Beach Properties of Hilton Head
When coming to the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, you’ll need to find a convenient and comfortable place to stay. To make it even easier to get to all the festivities, consider booking one of our Beach Properties of Hilton Head vacation rentals. With beautiful homes all across the island, our company guarantees you’ll have the vacation of a lifetime. Each property has access to either a private or community pool, and you’ll receive a discount at dozens of local restaurants and shops with our Island Discount Program given to our guests.
Check our availability and book your stay today!