To celebrate twelve years of great taste, we’re taking our annual opening night celebration back to the Culinary Village in Marion Square. Expect bites from more than 35 celebrated local chefs and a menu inspired by the Lowcountry’s distinct foodways. As a special treat, we’ll be joined by several of South Carolina’s distinguished Chef Ambassadors, including the newly announced 2017 honorees. And, of course, we’ll be featuring the winner of our annual cocktail competition. This year’s spirit? Rum – enjoyed alongside a bevy of wine selections set out for toasting and merry enjoyment.

Join us for a laid-back and fun festival kick-off showcasing Charleston flavor at its very best, with a live show by singer-songwriter JD McPherson.

Wines will be presented and graciously donated by Charleston’s finest beverage distributors who are integral to the Charleston Wine + Food festival’s success.  A heartfelt thank you to Republic National Distributing Company, Advintage Distributing, Grassroots Wine Wholesalers, Curated Selections, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Palmetto Fine Wines, Breakthru Beverage Group, Country Vintner, + Grapevine Distributors.

Leave your tux and ball gown in the closet, this year we’re going Lowcountry casual!