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Tybee Wine Festival Celebrates Coastal Life This Weekend

Tybee Wine Festival.

Tybee Island will be hopping this weekend with several events. The 20th annual Tybee Tour of Homes is happening on Saturday from 10 until 4, featuring homes with interior design by Jane Coslick, including the house from the movie, “The Last Song.”

And the 8th annual Tybee Wine Festival kicked off last night. Melissa Turner, executive director of Tybee Post Theater, says the event began 8 years ago as a benefit to restore the historic theater.

“Now that we finally have an open and operating theatre that we can use for events,” she said.

The festival continues tonight at 7 p.m. at Tybee Post Theater. “This one is called Vivia Italia,” Turner said. “It’s an Italian wine tasting. We’ll be doing wine tastings and food tastings before we go inside the theater for a performance by a great Vegas local band called Poperrazi.”

The Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday afternoon culminates the three-day event. “The Grand Wine Tasting has always been part of the festival,” Turner explained.”In fact when it first started for the first few years it was all we ha. It was just a great wine tasting and food tasting out on the grounds of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, which is just a beautiful site for any kind of event.”

Hear more of our conversation with Melissa Turner of Tybee Post Theater below. Click here to learn more about the Tybee Wine Festival.