Hilton Head Food and Wine Festival 2021 September 14th – 18th, 2021

SEPTEMBER 14 – 18, 2021

Six days of wine and culinary experiences celebrating the world’s top wineries on gorgeous Hilton Head Island!

Join us for one event…or all of them!

Saturday, September 18, 12 – 3 PM: The Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival Public Tasting (Celebration Park)

Friday, September 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Grand Tasting (Hilton Head Country Club)

Thursday, September 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM: Stay Gold: A Lowcountry Wine, Food and Music Experience (Beach House)

Wednesday, September 15, 4-7 PM: Sip and Stroll (The Shops at Sea Pines)

Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 PM: Movie Night at Park Plaza Cinema

Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 PM: Kick Off at UNCORKED (Courtyard Marriott Rooftop Bar)

Learn about each event below. Please note all attendees must be 21+, no exceptions.

MAIN EVENT – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: HILTON HEAD WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL PUBLIC TASTING | 12:00 – 3:00 PM | CELEBRATION PARK

Tickets: General Admission $65 | VIP $125

Join us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrate our 36th anniversary at the brand new Celebration Park near Coligny Beach. 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.

Don’t forget to bid on award-winning wines at the Silent Auction where the proceeds support the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund.

General Admission Tickets Include:

Festival Entry

Complimentary wine tasting from 12-3 PM

Enjoy local craft beer at the new Beer Garden

Access to chef demonstrations

Live music

Access to local food vendors selling plates from $5-$10 to compliment your wines

VIP Tickets Include:

All of the perks listed above, as well as entry to the VIP lounge access from 11 AM (one hour early!)

Additional wine tastings featuring Double Gold winners

Hors d’oeuvres

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: GRAND TASTING | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | HILTON HEAD COUNTRY CLUB

Tickets: $125 – All Inclusive | Only 200 Tickets Available

This traditional tasting is the festival’s most exclusive celebration, featuring award winning wines, an array of hors d’oeuvres and stunning Hilton Head Island views.

Enjoy a truly fantastic setting at Hilton Head Country Club with a wide variety of truly fantastic wines! Tickets are limited to only 200 guests for an exclusive evening of fine wine and friends.

Mix and mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts as you taste the world’s best wineries, carefully curated for your enjoyment on Travel and Leisure’s #1 Island in the US.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: STAY GOLD: A LOWCOUNTRY WINE, FOOD & MUSIC EXPERIENCE | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | BEACH HOUSE

Tickets: $100 – All Inclusive | Only 200 Tickets Available

Join us for a sunset celebration you won’t soon forget. The festival’s tastiest event features all Double Gold winners (the best of the best) and decadent food pairings catered by Beach House.

Indulge every sense as you:

Taste the flavors of the Lowcountry with the ocean as your backdrop.

Smell the notes of an award-winning wine.

Hear live music with your toes in the sand.

Feel the breeze off the water.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: SIP AND STROLL | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | THE SHOPS AT SEA PINES

Tickets: $49 – All Inclusive | Only 100 Tickets Available

Gather your friends for an evening of great wine and shopping at the new Sip and Stroll location, the lovely plaza of The Shops at Sea Pines Center.

Relish the unmatched atmosphere as you peruse a collection of shops that was curated with you in mind all while sipping on amazing wines provided by the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival.

You’ve made this one of our most popular events, a prelude to all that follows, so grab your tickets before they sell out!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: MOVIE NIGHT | 6:00 PM | PARK PLAZA CINEMAS

Tickets: $40 – All Inclusive | Only 79 Tickets Available

It’s Movie Night at Park Plaza Cinema! Join us for a night at the movies as we screen Bottle Shock! Delicious appetizers will be prepared by Rockfish as well as an array of wines to taste. The tasting and reception will start at 6pm with the movie starting at 7pm.

Buy Tickets Here

FAQs

What’s the refund policy?

All sales are final, with no exceptions. Events will take place rain or shine, with the exception of a Declared State of Emergency.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All attendees must be 21 or older as required by our insurance. No children or babies are allowed at the event. No dogs or other animals are allowed to enter.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the main event?

Parking is available in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot, the parking lot off Nassau Street or on-street parking on Nassau Street.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

[email protected]  or [email protected]

Each March, Hilton Head’s wine and food enthusiasts greet the island’s popular spring season with a week long celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, grassroots cultural happenings and the authentic fabric of a unique artists’ community.

What unfolds is an inspiring series of events that allures guests from all corners of the country to participate annually—and fervently.

In March of 2019, we celebrated the 34th anniversary of this annual Hilton Head rite of passage at beautiful The Sea Pines Resort. Guests experienced a new schedule of events including spectacular local chef showcases, intriguing wine education sessions, live entertainment and of course the famed Grand and Public Tastings.

Celebrating our 35th anniversary this year, the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival launched three decades ago as part of an island wide promotion to bring visitors and stimulate the island’s tourism industry in the early spring shoulder season. Hilton Head Island was mostly known then as a summer beach and golf destination. A group of devoted wine enthusiasts along with some great island culinary talents started the tradition of the annual Wine & Food Festival serving as the herald of spring. It was a coming out party of sorts, for residents and visitors alike who wanted to shake off winter. And with the help of many hands, the festival grew. From its origin as a one-day three-hour tasting (in a parking lot), the festival has now blossomed into a full week of events surrounding the iconic Harbour Town Yacht Basin at The Sea Pines Resort. On this year’s festival itinerary, you’ll find exceptional wine dinners, educational seminars, the Sip and Stroll, Stay Gold, plus the traditional Grand Tasting and well-loved Public Tasting. All culminating with a seaside brunch on Sunday. Our signature event, the Public Tasting, is one of the largest outdoor tented public wine tasting on the East Coast!

Another unique feature of the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival is the festival’s cornerstone: the International Wine Competition. In early February, Certified Wine Educators and Advanced Sommeliers spend 3 days judging over 500 different wines. Gold and silver medals are awarded and those wines are featured throughout the festival events along with other vintner’s choices. Wines are judged in various categories and at all price levels. You will find the double gold winners from here featured at the Stay Gold event which became an instant classic last year.

The Festival is an event produced by the non-profit corporation Hilton Head Wine & Food, Inc. The proceeds from the festival’s wine auction at the Grand and Public Tastings support the John & Valerie Curry Educational Scholarship Fund for college students pursuing degrees in the hospitality & tourism field. Scholarships are currently offered at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry. In the last seven years, we have provided $75,000 in scholarships to deserving students!