MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Gourmet & Grapes 2014

Sixth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza Benefiting Hollings Cancer Center to be Held February 7-9,  2014, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

 Food & Wine Celebration to Bring Private Dining to Friday’s Classic Black-tie Evening

October 25, 2013, Charleston, SC – The Sixth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is adding some twists to its lineup of events raising money for research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The weekend-long celebration is scheduled for February 7-9, 2014, at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This festive weekend boasts a number of events geared to all levels of appreciation for great food and wine – from novice to connoisseur – with the best chefs from the Southeast and winemakers from around the world.

New this year will be private dining during Friday’s black-tie Epicurean Affair, an elegant multicourse dinner with wine pairings. These private settings for small groups in The Sanctuary’s private dining rooms bring a more intimate feel and allow guests to spend time with The Sanctuary’s culinary visionaries, and vintner Rob Davis, of the renowned Jordan Vineyard and Winery, of Sonoma, CA.

Other Gourmet & Grapes hallmarks - Saturday’s multicourse Culinary Luncheon and accompanying food and wine demonstration - will be featuring Executive Chef, Colin Bedford of Fearrington House Restaurant of Pittsboro, NC. Pouring wines that afternoon will be Mira Winery of Napa, CA.

Wine Odyssey Gala & Farewell Brunch

Gourmet & Grapes peaks Saturday night with the lively Wine Odyssey Gala under an elegant tent on the The Sanctuary’s oceanfront Grand Lawn. The Gala brings together an elite group of talented chefs with some of the world’s leading winemakers. The Gala features silent and live auctions, live music, dancing, and a champagne and chocolate afterglow.

The elegant and fun weekend concludes Sunday with the Farewell Brunch and salute to the chefs at Jasmine Porch.

Tickets and Details

Gourmet & Grapes tickets may be purchased for the entire weekend or individual events. A range of sponsorships are also available for all events. For details, please go to or contact the Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development at 843-792-9335 or or  

Since its inception in 2009, Gourmet & Grapes has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center. With stagnant federal funding, this contribution has proved invaluable to cancer research conducted in South Carolina. 


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