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Sandestin Wine Festival Apr 20-23

April 17, 2017 by SoWal Staff

The 31st annual Sandestin Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf April 20-23 brings an opportunity for fun, food, and discovery. And of course time to hit the beach and the links!

Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences - from wine dinners with celebrity chefs, tpreview events throughout the year, and wine tastings showcasing hundreds of wines. Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection in all varieties, styles, and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions, and acquiring hard to get selections. An added bonus is the opportunity to immediately purchase your favorite selections at the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent at a discounted rate. Everyone gets to enjoy the live music, interactive experiences at the Culinary tents, and shops and dining of the Village of Baytown Wharf.

The 31thAnnual Sandestin Wine Festival is sure to be a memorable event. Stay tuned to the website and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about special events and new activities. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge--they will not receive a wristband. Please visit  sandestinwinefestival.com for more info and accomodations.

Enjoy beautiful weather and an amazing food and wine event all weekend long. Stay steps away or a simple tram ride away from the event festivities at Sandestin and save up to 25% OFF deluxe accommodations & even more on your ticket. Visit Sandestin.com/wine for details or call 866.91.BEACH. (Code: WINE17)

Bourbon & BBQ Kick Off Party  at The Village Door Thursday 6-8pm
Champagne & Seafood Voyage  aboard the Solaris Friday 12-3pm
Grand Wine Tasting throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf– Friday 5-8pm & Saturday 1-5pm
Mind. Body. Beach. – Saturday on the Gulf of Mexico 9am
Retail Tent – Friday 2-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-2pm
Brunch on the Bay at Baytowne Marina – Sunday 
Wine Tastings and Special Dinners at Baytowne restaurants each night

Grand Wine Tasting
Throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf: Friday 5-8pm | Saturday 1-5pm

​The main events, know as our Grand Wine Tastings, showcase more than 500+ domestic and international wines over a two day span. Guests can enjoy the opportunity to talk to vineyard owners and wine makers about their favorite appellations, or maybe try something new. During the Grand Wine Tastings, guests are also treated to a gourmet experience courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast. Savor South Walton tents are sprinkled within the festival to allow guests to pair delectable bite sized appetizers with their current glass selection. And, a new festival favorite, our Champagne tent, returns to the Grand Sandestin Lawn, featuring bubbles and desserts galore. Local and regional music also set the vibe for fun days of discovery.

And all ranges of knowledge are encourage to attend to the festival – wine novices to aficionados alike. Festival goers can learn more about wines and through tasting wines from a comprehensive selection from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Guest are invited to find a favorite, or several. Ticket holders also receive a beautiful Riedel glass etched to commemorate each year’s event for their tastings.

The Sandestin Wine Festival, presented by Coastal Living, is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast and has affectionately been called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals” because of its popularity and grandeur. 

Retail Tent
After visiting the festival, head to the ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Retail Tent and purchase your favorite wines without ever leaving the event. Retail tent is open from 2pm-9pm Friday and 10am-8pm on Saturday and 10-2pm on Sunday. Located at The Village of Baytowne Wharf parking lot.

Sandestin Wine Festival takes place every April in South Walton, Florida. The event is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Gulf coast and known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals.” Always a picture perfect event complete with white tents, grand wine tastings, culinary experiences and live music.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non-drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge--they will not receive a wristband or tasting glass. Must be at least 21 years of age to taste wines.
 
Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for more information.

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