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Public Tasting

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Join us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrate our 34th anniversary at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. There will be 250+ wines available for tasting from all over the world. 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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Bartenders Challenge Sponsored by Blue Chair Bay Rum

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Come see and experience some of the best ideas from some of the best mixologists on the island featuring Blue Chair Bay Rum!

Bartender's Challenge Entries

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Gordon’s Deep Eddy

2 oz Deep Eddy Lemon white grape juice splash cranberry splash sprite.

Credit: Fish Camp Hilton Head Island/Gordon Sobel.

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Gordon’s Bay Chair

2 oz white rum 1/4 oz blood orange bitters white grape juice splash sprite

Credit: Fish Camp Hilton Head Island/Gordon Sobel.

Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us at the big stage under thee Liberty Oak and watch local chefs as they demonstrate how to make some of the island’s best dishes for the audience to enjoy.

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Public Tasting

11 am – 3 pm


Grab your glass and stroll through the tents as over 250 wines from around the world are offered for you to taste and explore.

Waiter’s Race

1 pm – 2 pm


Always a crowd favorite. See who will experience the thrill of victory and who will experience the agony of defeat.


Silent Auction

11 am – 3:30 pm


Don’t forget to stop by the silent auction tent to support the John F & Valerie Curry foundation which funds scholarships for local undergraduate students. Bid often and bid big on a great selection of wines for a good cause!


March 16
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Harbour Town
149 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head, SC 29928 United States