Georgia Grown Trustees Wine Challenge Dinner held Monday night

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The first annual Georgia Grown Trustees Wine Challenge Dinner was held Monday night at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

The dinner is a showcase of gold medal Georgia grown wines, foods and chefs.

Guests were treated to a five-course meal before getting the chance to meet the chefs and winemakers behind each course.

"The whole Georgia Grown program is to promote agro-tourism in the state. So the fact that we have so many tourists that come in for the festival that want to get a taste of what Georgia is about is really fabulous," said Jan Gourley, co-founder and director of the Savannah Food and Wine Festival.

"We do have a Georgia Grown member that will be at the village on November 14th and that's Verdant Kitchens. They're Savannah based and they've been selected as Oprah Winfrey's top 87 in the country," said Tom Neville, marketing manager of Georgia Grown Southeast and Coastal.

What Neville is talking about Saturday is Taste of Savannah. It's at the Georgia State Railroad Museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WTOC's Cyreia Sandlin was the emcee for the event.

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