30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach Feb 19-23

February 3, 2020 by SoWal Staff

The ninth annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Wednesday, February 19 through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Showcasing renowned vintners and beloved culinary personalities, the five-day celebration will benefit the Children's Volunteer Health Network.

Update: 30A Wine Festival passes are sold out, but tickets are still availabe for Bourbon, Beer & Butts on Friday, February 21 from 6:30 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. Get your taste buds ready to indulge in some of the country's finest barbeque accompanied by renowned bourbons & unique craft beers. Meet up on Kelly Green and enjoy local & national brewers, pit masters & distillers in a night that showcases some of the best in the business. Live music: Po' Ramblin' Boys entertainment to keep the party rockin' all night! ⁠Tickets available online now.

The 30A Wine festival kicks off with an intimate wine dinner featuring a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak. On Thursday night renowned publication, Garden & Gun, comes to life as they host "Oysters & Champagne" in Central Park; Friday night features "Bourbon, Beer & Butts", a down-to-earth & lively barbecue, bourbon & beer tasting featuring some of the country's best pitmasters, distillers & craft brewers accompanied by live music that'll have you tapping your toes. Saturday offers an opportunity for wine-lovers to wine & dine themselves as they indulge in wine tasting seminars followed by the afternoon's grand tasting along the town's picturesque streetscape. "Rosé & Croquet" on Sunday features rosé tastings, a delicious brunch, and the beloved croquet tournament where croquet whites are not only encouraged but, have become an iconic part of our final day of celebration.

Tickets, schedule, vintners and cuisine, and lodging at

Wednesday, Feb. 19:  Wine Dinner at Caliza Restaurant 6-9pm 
Thursday, Feb. 20: Oysters & Champagne. Central Park.  5-7:30pm 
Friday, Feb 21: Mixology Seminar at Caliza Restaurant. 5:30-6:30pm
Friday, Feb 21:  Bourbon Beer & Butts. Kelly Green. 6:30-9:00pm!
Saturday, Feb 22:  Wine Seminars. Caliza Restaurants.  1-3:30pm
Saturday, Feb 22:  Grand Tasting. South Charles Street.  3:30-6:30pm
Sunday, Feb 23:  Rosé & Croquet. Kelly Green. 11:30am-3pm ​

The 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach is a beloved event in South Walton, hosted by Alys Foundation, and benefiting Children's Volunteer Health Network, an outstanding local organization providing medical and dental services to local children. Visit 30A Wine Festival online to purchase tickets and to review a complete listing of featured wineries, spirits, breweries, cuisine and festival events.

One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. A walk through Alys Beach takes you from the white sands of the beach, through an active town center of shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes, down streets of elegant courtyard homes, and all the way to a nature preserve of wildflowers and towering pine trees.


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