Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, a Harvest Sponsor for the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, Offers Packages for Island and Golf Lovers

The vacation rentals company spices up its festival offerings with the choice of free bike rentals or a round of golf for two in addition to a 10 percent discount on accommodations

High-end wines and Lowcountry cuisine come together this spring for the 27th annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival. The festival will run Monday, March 5 through Saturday, March 10, 2012, with activities at various locations across Hilton Head Island, S.C.

As a proud Harvest Sponsor for the festival, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering two special lodging packages for guests attending Hilton Head Island’s premier wine and culinary event: the Island Lovers’ Package and the Golf Lovers’ Package. These special offers are valid for stays Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11, 2012.

The Island Lovers’ Package includes 10 percent off a two-night stay plus complimentary bike rentals for two. Rates for the Island Lovers’ Package start at $99 per person per night for a two-bedroom, resort-view villa, or $145 per person per night for an oceanfront condo. The Golf Lovers’ Package combines a discount of 10 percent off two nights’ accommodations with a round of golf for two at any Heritage Golf Collection course on the Island, including Shipyard, Port Royal, Oyster Reef and Palmetto Hall. Rates for the Golf Lovers’ Package start at $151 per person per night in a two-bedroom, resort-view villa. Offers are valid on select vacation rentals, and availability is limited.

“Lovers of good food and fine wines often have a passion for life that extends beyond even the restaurant or vineyard,” said Jessica Gardo, marketing manager, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hilton Head Island. “Our Island Lovers’ and Golf Lovers’ Packages invite those epicures to taste more of what the Island has to offer while they’re here for the festival.”

A number of Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners will be held from March 5-9 at diverse venues across Hilton Head Island. Ticket prices for the dinners range from $55 to $125 per person. The six-day festival culminates in the Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, March 10 at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. A Public Tasting and Silent Auction will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. with a $45 admission fee that includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards and wine distributors. Saturday’s weighty roster of events also features an Outdoor Gourmet cooking demonstration, a Culinary Court showcasing local restaurant fare, and the lively Bartender’s Challenge and Waiter’s Race competitions. The Coastal Discovery Museum is located near the north end of Hilton Head Island at 70 Honey Horn Drive, off Business 278/William Hilton Pkwy.

ResortQuest Hilton Head professionally manages more than 300 premier vacation rentals on Hilton Head Island with a range of property types, from oceanfront private homes to villas with golf course views. Many are conveniently located near Friday night’s Grand Tasting venue at the Harbour Town Conference Center in Sea Pines.

The event is presented by Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival’s Silent Auctions benefit educational opportunities for students in the Hospitality programs of study at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry through the John T. and Valerie Curry scholarship fund. Tickets to any of the Wine & Food Festival events may be purchased online at HiltonHeadIsland.org/winefest.

To take advantage of ResortQuest’s Island Lovers’ Package or Golf Lovers’ Package, guests should call 855-235-1670 and specify which package they wish to purchase. Availability is limited, and reservations must be booked by phone. More details, including terms and conditions, are available online.