SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 05, 2014 15:34 ET

Outdoor Food & Wine Festival Hosted Near Hilton Head Island Luxury Resort

Book a Stay at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa for the Festival, March 10th to the 15th

HILTON HEAD, SC--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) - Good food and good wine are a natural pairing, and the two come together once again for the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, taking place minutes from this Palmetto Dunes resort.

From March 10th through the 15th, the event, one of the largest outdoor wine festivals on the East Coast, brings together wine, food and spirits enthusiasts with celebrity wine experts and more than 500 wines from around the country and around the world.

Guests of this Hilton Head luxury resort will have easy access to the festival's major events, which include:

* The Great Chefs of the Island Wine Dinners are hosted at the island's top restaurants and pair cuisine from local chefs with great wines.

* Visitors can learn more about tasting, pairing and selection at various Wine Knowledge Sessions.

* The Grand Tasting offers a more intimate setting for tasting and education, and features hors d'oeuvres, a keepsake tasting glass and a silent auction to benefit The John and Valerie Curry Education Scholarship Fund.

* The main festival event, the Public Tasting, offers a grand, tented outdoor wine tasting featuring more than 400 wines from around the globe. Visitors can chat up wine representatives and sample their offerings, enjoy gourmet treats from top local restaurants, bid on award-winning wines in the silent auction, learn from the pros with chef-led demonstrations and cheer on the contenders in the Bartender's Challenge and Waiter's Race. Admission to the event, which is 21 and older, includes a souvenir tasting glass.

Guests of the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa can further indulge their love for food and wine at the hotel's various dining venues, which include the dinner-only Conroy's, offering classic American fare and seafood, plus a daily feature highlighting the freshest ingredients, and the casual Cafe, serving modern American dishes for breakfast and lunch.

For more information on the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, visit, where visitors can purchase tickets, learn more about festival events and discover other things to do in Hilton Head, SC.

About the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
From weddings and corporate retreats to a family vacation and girls' spa weekend, this resort in Hilton Head has something for everyone. A stunning oceanfront property, the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa offers elegant, comfortable accommodations, each with its own balcony offering great views, as well as a flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access and luxurious bedding. Guests will find a variety of options for recreation and relaxation just steps away including three championship golf courses, a European-style spa, beaches, tennis and watersports. Dining also offers variety with restaurants including The Cafe, serving modern American cuisine in a casual setting, and the stylish Conroy's, offering a seafood-focused menu with classic American fare. With a location near the airport, the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa is a top choice for meetings and events, and offers more than 46,000 square feet of function space.

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