On Saturday, March 16th, 2019, we celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of the Public Tasting in the beautiful Harbour Town Yacht Basin.

Guests joined us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrated our 34th anniversary at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. They had the opportunity to explore 250+ wines from all over the world while watching the island’s top chefs in action at the Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, enjoying live, jazz entertainment and watch the fun and excitement of the waiter’s race. We are thankful to all who bid on award winning wines at the Silent Auction where the proceeds supported the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund.

The gates opened at 11 am and WINES ARE POURED FROM 12 – 3 PM.

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!

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.

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!