The Ultimate Festival Wine Dinner, Hosted by Rob Mondavi Jr.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8:00 pm

Location: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Tickets: $225 per person

A showcase of extraordinary wines by the Michael Mondavi Family, hosted by Rob Mondavi, Jr, this will be the one not-to-miss event at the 2013 Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Guests will enjoy top wines from Isabel Mondavi, Emblem Napa Valley and the company’s flagship M by Michael Mondavi.


In addition, the evening will feature a rare and exquisite Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1971 vintage.  This wine has been held in the family’s personal wine cellar for nearly 40 years and will be opened in celebration of the inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival.  This release is one of the rarest gems in the family’s collection.


With many special celebrity guests and celebrated chefs Chris Hastings and Kent Rathbun preparing a spectacular four-course meal, along with Host Chef Sir Roger Michel, this will be a night to remember.


Additionally, Chef Jean Yves Vendeville, department head of the Culinary Institute of Savannah Technical College, will be providing a number of the best and brightest culinary arts students to assist at the dinner.  The College’s ACF - accredited Culinary Institute of Savannah is consistently one of the top programs in the country and attracts students from across the state.  The award-winning culinary arts program along with the newly-launched baking and pastry program currently enroll about 200 students.


Topping off this extraordinary evening, all attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass to commemorate this special occasion.






destination event this coming fall, which will benefit the entire City of Savannah, TLC’s scholarship programs, its hospitality, restaurants and tourism related partners and members – and various local non-profit organizations!

November 18, 2013


Jesse Blanco, Eat It and Like It host, news anchor, and gourmet foodie.

I spent a lot of time chasing food and foodies last week.  By my math, I visited every event in the Savannah Food and Wine Festival except for three. Two were a result of not being able to be in two places at one time, the other (River Street Wine Stroll) was because of my staff obligations at  WSAV-TV.  The best feeling was seeing how excited so many people were about this event. continue reading Jesse's Blog click here

November 14, 2013 - The Savannah Morning News reports on the  Celebrity Chef Dinner.  To read the full story click here.


November 12, 2013 - The Island Packet reports on Festival week.  To read the full story click here.


November 10, 2013 - The Savannah Morning News reports on Chef Elizabeth Terry's return to Savannah for the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.  To read the full story click here.

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The Tourism Leadership Council has been very busy behind the scenes recreating its successful Taste of Savannah. The TLC is now ready to launch this exciting  culinary and wine

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Savannah, Georgia 31412  ph: 912-232-1223; fax: 912-236-8821

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*The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.