31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival – April 20-23
Known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals“, the Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Gulf Coast and is held in April of every year. Complete with white tents, grand wine tastings, culinary experiences and live music, the weekend long event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Kick Off Party – Bourbon & BBQ at The Village Door Thursday 6-8pm
Champagne & Seafood Voyage aboard the Solaris Friday 12-3 pm
Grand Wine Tasting – Friday 5-8 pm | Saturday 1-5 pm Throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The main events, know as the 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, the 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.
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.
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.
Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for more information and call us at 850-622-0388 for discounted accommodations.