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Abby E

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A dazzling roster of celebrity winemakers, mixologists, and chefs will converge April 25 - 28, 2024 for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in Grand Boulevard Town Center to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine, spirits, food, music, fun and goodwill.

Over 600 wines are available to taste at the SoWal Wine Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. The ticket price includes access to the Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Spirits Row, and Celebrity Chefs. If you’re looking to taste the best in wine, you’ve come to the right place!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.SoWalWine.com.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
April 25, 5 - 7PM || Winemakers & Shakers
April 26, 4 - 6PM || VIP Wine Tasting
April 26, 5:30 - 8PM || Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
April 27, 3 - 6PM || Grand Tasting
April 28, 1 - 4PM || Grand Tasting

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South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival festival features a stunning showcase of some of the best wines in the world. Celebrity wine producers and chefs present fine wine and food pairings from the world’s most famous appellations. the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will be featured in 2024 and more than a dozen of their noted winemakers and winery VIPs will participate in the festival. The Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as wine and food tasting seminars.

The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. To learn more about this worthy foundation, visit DCWAF.org.

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Teresa

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JUST OFF THE PRESS!

Willamette Valley Wineries Association Brings 15 Award-Winning Wineries to the 2024 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 25-28



Celebrating 40 years, the WVWA will be featured at South Walton’s preeminent wine and food festival where more than 600 premier wines and spirits will be poured.

One of the most exciting additions to the 2024 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is the partnership with the Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA). The WVWA is bringing 15 of their prestigious wineries to the festival this year. Vineyard owners and winemakers will pour their award-winning wines and be able to converse directly with attendees in a relaxed manner. Willamette Valley Wineries Association is celebrating their 40-year anniversary with South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and it’s going to be a very special celebration for all! In addition, another 500 wines from around the world and 100 craft spirits will be poured at the 2024 event at the beach.

The featured Grand Tasting Tent will showcase Willamette winemakers, including some of the most important winemakers of Oregon wines. David Adelsheim, of Adelsheim Vineyard, is the original petitioner of the Willamette Valley AVA will be on hand for the weekend festivities. The esteemed Eugenia Keegan of Willakenzie Estate will participate, as will winemaker and co-owner Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights Vineyard, Max Bruening from Ponzi Vineyards, Jim Bernau of Willamette Valley Vineyards, Bethany Ford of Illahe Vineyards and many more.

Additionally, the charismatic global brand ambassador, Jgor Marini, with our long-time festival friends at Banfi wines will be on hand to pour and charm his audience.

Educational tasting seminars have become a popular in-demand part of South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, and the 2023 line-up is no exception. Expect a big demand
for the seminar presented by Myra Barginear, co-founder and CEO of Paul Sutton Bourbon, who was named a leading “Women in Whiskey” by Forbes. Her award-winning bourbon has received major industry recognition. Other weekend seminars include a Banfi wine tasting presented by Jgor Marini and a panel discussion with a selection of the WVWA wineries. Sunday’s seminars kick-off with a sparkling tasting by Celene Lannoye of Celene Bordeaux – we love our bubbles on Sunday!

Creative large-scale interactive activations presented by in-demand spirits are an exclusive way for attendees to meet distillers and industry insiders, who are eager to talk about their distilling practices. Expect engaging activations from George Dickel Bourbon, On the Rocks Cocktails, Mijenta Tequila, Bardstown Bourbon, Garrison Brothers Bourbon and more.

Tickets are on sale now for South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, taking place April 25 – April 28, 2024, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. With more than 600 quality wines and spirits to taste over four days, this annual award-winning charity event delivers a wine experience unparalleled among Northwest Florida wine festivals. The 2024 festival will not only feature world-class wines, but craft spirits will also be showcased throughout the weekend.

The festival kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with Winemakers & Shakers, held at Wine World in Destin. The VIP Wine Tasting takes place Friday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., followed by the Friday night Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Grand Tastings are Saturday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (note the new Saturday time) and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The VIP Tasting can only be attended by purchasing the VIP Wine Festival 3-Day Package that includes most festival events as well. All Friday, Saturday and Sunday events are held at Grand Boulevard’s Town Center.


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Teresa

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SoWalWine Festival
Ticket Prices Increase April 1st
SoWalWine 2024 is just around the corner and ticket prices increase soon! Browse ticket options below to get yours before April 1st and keep scrolling for more exciting details!

Join us April 25–28 for an array of celebrity guests, quality pours, new cocktail recipes, delectable bites, tasting seminars, live music, and more! Don’t miss out on the best wine festival of the year!
Location: Grand Boulevard
Cheers!

TICKETS ONLINE!
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Abby E

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The 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family benefits children in need in Northwest Florida.

2024 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, April 26 at 6 PM CDT

Patron Dinners | Private homes and restaurants along the Emerald Coast

Saturday, April 27
Destin Charity Wine Auction from 1pm - 6pm.
The Reserve Tasting will begin at 1pm and the Live Auction will begin at 3pm.
Virtual bidding in the Silent, Super Silent, and Cellar auctions will begin Friday, April 28 at 9am and end Sunday, April 30 at noon central time. Bidding in the live auction is in-person only.

Sunday, April 28 at 1 PM CDT
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

The 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family is embedded within the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in Grand Boulevard. Patrons attending the auction have access to the festival's Sunday Grand Tasting. Attire is resort casual.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.SoWalWine.com.
 

Teresa

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Volunteer opportunities are still available for this year’s wine festival!

Visit the link below to sign up today and discover the perks of being a SoWalWine volunteer!


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