It’s almost September already! I have a hard time believing this year has gone by so fast but I say that every year. Anyway, this September we’re proud to announce the return of both the Chianti Classico Seminar and the Sunset Grille Sicilian Wine Dinner with Frances Di Savino and Bill Nesto.

The Chianti Classico Seminar will take place at the Plantation Golf Clubs2017WFF-117’ Magnolia Room at 100 N. Sea Pines Drive Hilton Head, SC. This seminar will feature Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, authors of the recently published book, Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine as they 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. 

Bill and Fran will walk you through a tasting and exploration of one of the most iconic regions in the wine world. You will taste your way through nine different wines that they have hand selected to help you make the trip to Italy and learn what makes this a truly unique wine region. Tickets are $60 for one person with a book included or $100 for a couple with a book included. Tickets can be purchased here.

Sicilian Wine HRWe also plan to reschedule the Sunset Grille Sicilian Wine Dinner with Bill and Fran. This dinner focuses on their book The World of Sicilian Wine a book that “provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution. Offering a guide and map to exploring Sicily, Bill Nesto, an expert in Italian wine, and Frances Di Savino, a student of Italian culture, deliver a substantive appreciation of a vibrant wine region that is one of Europe’s most historic areas and a place where many cultures intersect.” Along with Bill and Fran will be 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. Join us at the Sunset Grille at 43 Jenkins Road, Hilton Head for this wonderful evening.

This will be a great dinner with an impressive menu. Tickets are $115 per person and includes tax, gratuity and one signed book per couple.  See you there.


This event has been postponed due to hurricane Irma.  Details on rescheduling will be available soon.

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