St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society’s 15th Annual Savannah Food & Wine Tasting

Our St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society will be hosting their 15th Annual Savannah Food & Wine Tasting on February 24th from 3-6:00 p.m., at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center (14 West Anderson St., Corner of Bull and Anderson). This popular annual event will feature more than 50 wines and signature dishes from some of Savannah’s best restaurants, all for a great price and cause.

All residents, visitors and tourists 21 years of age and older are welcomed to come and sample wines from around the world and small plates from Savannah’s best restaurants and food outlets.

Tickets for this charitable event  are available from the Philoptochos members for $40.00 per person in advance at  (912) 236-8256, or $45.00 at the door. Tickets are also available on E-tix.

The entrance fee, donations and sponsorships will all help to raise the money for local charitable organizations who rely on donation for their charitable work.

“As a group, we believe it is important to contribute, support and participate in philanthropic activities that will help our local community,” said President of Savannah’s Philoptochos, Bonnie Danos. “We look forward to continuing this important work by inviting everyone to join us in making this year’s event an unprecedented success that will raise thousands of dollars for our local charities.”

“I am proud of the commitment and generosity of our women’s group who give of their time to host charitable activities and work in the community to help those who are in need,” said Father Vaile Mihai, Priest at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church of Savannah. “I also appreciate the support of our local restaurateurs and wine distributors who graciously donate food and beverages for this important event to support our local charities, organizations and people in need.”

Wines served at the Savannah Food and Wine Tasting will be selected under the guidance of Diane Rousakis, a renowned wine connoisseur and distributor. The sponsors and donors for the 2018 Food and Wine Tasting include: United Distributors and Savannah Distributing Company as well as Olympia Café, Crystal Beer Parlor, Papa’s Barbeque and Seafood,  Yia Yia’s Café, Chromatic Dragon, Asian River,  Catering Creations by LaVon, and other great restaurants.

The Philoptochos is the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women supporting many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work. Established in 1931, Philoptochos is the second largest women’s philanthropic organization in the United States to give to charitable causes; second only to the Sisterhood of Hadassah, the Jewish women’s charitable group.

For more information on this event, or for questions,  please contact:

Lynn Blenkhorn-Koukoulas,, 508-851-0930 (cell)


Alexia Pitta,, 843-343-2378