Bill Nesto

Seminar at the Plantation Golf Club’s Magnolia Room

Join us at Plantation Golf Club – Magnolia Room as we host Bill Nesto, Master of Wine, and Frances Di Savino, authors of the recently published book, Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, bring the story of the true Chianti to Hilton Head Island. Interspersed between tutored tastings of Chianti Classico wines from different terroirs, Fran and Bill describe their adventures researching their ground-breaking and authoritative book.  The Chianti Classico appellation stretches across high hills between Florence and Siena.  Its scenic beauty obscures its turbulent history known as the Chianti wars in which producers from throughout Tuscany jousted among themselves for the right to call their wines Chianti. Chianti is also the crucible in which Sangiovese wines were first developed and perfected. Join us for this remarkable tour of Chianti and its Chianti Classico wines. Attendees will receive a signed copy of Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine signed by the authors.   

Wine Dinner at Sunset Grille

In what can only be described as a “perfect pairing” for a wine dinner, we combine the experiences of Bill Nesto, Master of Wine, and Frances Di Savino, authors of the book, The World of Sicilian Wine, with the talents of Chef Linda Lockman who studied at the Famed Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school, which is situated on one of the largest estates in Sicily along with the family’s Tasca d’ Almerita winery. Seats for this dinner, which will be an experience you will tell your friends about for years, and are very limited due to the intimate location which is famous for its fabulous sunsets over the inter coastal waterways. Attendees will receive a signed copy of The World of Sicilian Wine signed by the authors. More info and the menu can be seen here.

2018 Events

Knowledge Sessions

Come hear from wine makers and aficionados.

2018 Dates Coming Soon!

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Sip and Stroll- Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Grab your glass as Sip and Stroll our way through the variety shops that line the famous Harbour Town Yacht Basin. You will be treated to great wines and also enjoy discounts at participating shops, all while taking in the beautiful atmosphere.

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Grand Tasting- Friday, March 9th, 2018

The center piece of the festival every year, the Grand Tasting features a large selection of high end wines. This traditional tasting is the festival’s most exclusive celebration, featuring award winning wines and an array of light hors d’oeuvres. Featuring live music.

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Public Tasting-Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Join us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrate our 32nd anniversary at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.  There will be 250+ wines from all over the world for the Public Tasting. In addition, see chefs in action at the Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, enjoy live entertainment and watch the fun and excitement of the waiter’s race. Also, do not forget to bid on award winning wines at the Silent Auction where the proceeds support the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund.

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Bottles of red wine at the wine judging event

Wines Around The World

Details coming soon!

2018 Wine Dinners

A delight for food and wine enthusiasts.

Details for the 2018 Wine Dinners are soon to come!

Read about past Wine Dinners