Sandestin Wine Festival

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The 31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 20-23, 2017. The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine, and is known as the Best event in the South Walton Beaches area.

The Sandestin Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf brings an opportunity for discovery. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.  Tickets will be available by the day, by the weekend and VIP.

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 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 Baytowne Wharf.

The 31st Sandestin Wine Festival is sure to be a memorable event. Stay tuned to the website and sign up for the newsletter for festival updates.  

Uncork some fun in the sun and see why the Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the most beloved wine festivals on the coast. Four days of unique events will include the following: 

Grand Wine Tasting (Fri & Sat)
The pouring of hundreds of domestic and international wines makes for a grand event indeed. Representatives from vineyards from across the globe will be available to entertain questions, offering a rare opportunity to learn about the finest appellations from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Visit Savor South Walton Tents and sample delicious fare paired with wines.  

Other events during the weekend include Champagne & Seafood Voyage, Brunch on the Bay, special wine dinners at Baytowne restaurants, wine seminars, live entertainment and more at Sandestin, Florida.

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.
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April 22, 2017 (All day)



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