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South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

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What: South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Grand Boulevard

This year’s annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held April 27-30 throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The festival features a stunning showcase of more than 800 of the best wines in the world. Meet the celebrity wine producers and master distillers presenting their fine wine and spirits from around the world. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as popular wine and food tasting seminars. Visit Spirits Row, Champagne Lane and Nosh Pavilions and enjoy entertainment throughout the weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will showcase more than 800 domestic and imported wines, 212 of which earned medals in 71 categories from a panel of 21 industry judges during a blind tasting in January. In addition to two days of tastings and seminars, wine lovers will be treated to live entertainment and special features such as the Champagne Lane tasting, featuring floating bubbles, tasty treats from Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream and a selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines. Winemaker Laurent Gruet will be featured and pour his sparkling wines from Gruet Winery. Gruet will also present a tasting seminar on Sunday.

In addition to two days of wine and food tastings and seminars, attendees will be treated to live entertainment and special features such as Champagne Lane Tasting, featuring floating bubbles and dozens of Champagnes and sparkling wines, and tastes of some of the best chefs in the region throughout the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and several Nosh Pavilions peppered along the Boulevard.

The Craft Beer & Spirits Jam kicks off the festival Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Advance tickets are $35. The Grand Tastings are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $99 for Saturday and Sunday (ticket price includes Spirits Row, Champagne Lane Tasting, wine and food tastings, tasting seminars and live entertainment); and $175 for the VIP Tasting, which is already sold out. The event is rain or shine; sorry children and pets are not allowed in Culinary Village. To purchase tickets and view the full festival schedule visit

Friday Apr 28: Craft Beer & Spirits Jam 6-9pm
Saturday Apr 29: Grand Wine Tasting (1-5pm), Destin Charity Wine Auction (3pm)
Sunday Apr 30: Grand Wine Tasting (1-5pm)

The Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWA) also takes place on Saturday during the festival with more than 500 patrons bidding on luxury travel packages, collectable wines and other fine living lots. Monies raised at the auction as well as proceeds from the festival go to support more than a dozen children’s charities in Northwest Florida.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents a weekend of great wines, fine foods, live music from national artists, culinary celebrities and more, April 27-30, 2017 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Proceeds from the festival benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which was named a Top 10 Wine Charity Auction by Wine Spectator magazine. 

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Plan your South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Adventure with ResortQuest, official lodging partner. 
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals would like to offer 15% off 3 or more nights at any of our eligible vacation rentals during the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at Grand Boulevard. Not only does this include complimentary transportation to and from the wine festival, but also an afternoon of live music by select award-winning Nashville Songwriters on Friday afternoon at TOPS’L while enjoying a complimentary glass of sangria! MORE INFO!


Grand Boulevard is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida’s Beaches. The center offers a dynamic lifestyle experience with convenient access to a multitude of exclusive shopping and dining options, entertainment, professional services, corporate offices and lodging. For more info: visit

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