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Public Tasting

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m.

Wine poured 12:00-3:00 p.m.

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Bartenders Challenge Sponsored by Blue Chair Bay Rum

12:00 – 3:00 pm

Winners announced at 3:30 pm


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

2019 Bartender's Challenge Winners

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Gordon Sobel / 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.

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The Deep Purple Martin

Deep Eddy Lemon, fresh Berry simple syrup, (raspberries , Blackberries and blueberries, Brancott Sauvignon Blanc and splash of soda with a candied yellow rose petal rim.

by Matty Bussmann – Dockside

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. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Wine poured 12:00-3:00 p.m.

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!


Harbour Town
149 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head, SC 29928 United States