2015 Wine Fest Fundraiser, Amateur Wine Competition, & Art Contest



April 25, 2015 ~ 6:30 to 9:30 PM

at the

Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. is holding its annual Wine Fest fundraiser on April 25, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

At the Wine Fest, you can taste a variety of interesting wines provided by a local distributor. Local restaurants provide delicious food. Live and silent auctions offer interesting items that you can bid on. There is a 50/50 raffle and a cork pull. Come have some fun and show your support for two wonderful local attractions.

2015 Amateur Wine Competition

Enter your homemade wine in Wine Fest’s annual Amateur Wine Competition for amateur wine makers and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in various categories. The competition is open to any amateur wine maker. It is conducted in cooperation with Silver Coast Winery and the OIB Chapter of the American Wine Society. Gain recognition for your wine making skills and receive valuable feedback on your wine from the expert judging panel. Winners will be announced at a medal ceremony at Silver Coast Winery on April 19, 2015 and will also be recognized at Wine Fest on April 25 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • The entry fee is $15 per bottle.
  • Each bottle must be accompanied by an official entry form.
  • The entry deadline for wines to arrive is April 3, 2015.
  • Send wines to: Silver Coast Winery, Attn: Amateur, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • Questions? Call Silver Coast Winery at 910-287-2800.

Click here for rules and entry forms: 2015 Amateur Wine Competition Entry Form_PDF

2015 Wine Fest Art Contest

Artists are encouraged to submit original artwork to the 2015 Wine Fest Art Contest. The theme of the 2015 Wine Fest is New Orleans jazz. Artwork may be dropped off at the Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC.  The deadline is December 31, 2014. There is no restriction on size or medium. Submissions should be accompanied by a biography of the artist, his or her contact information, and the estimated value of the artwork. The art will be judged by the Wine Fest planning committee. The winning art will be auctioned off at he Wine Fest’s live auction with the proceeds going to benefit the museum and planetarium. For more information about the art contest, contact Ginny Lassiter at 910-575-5999.

WineFest2014_Art_200x200Winner of 2014 Wine Fest Art Contest