Sandestin Wine Festival April 11-14

April 5, 2019 by SoWal Staff

The much anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival's Grand Tasting events take place on Friday (5-8pm) and Saturday (1-5pm) in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. As always Baytowne Wharf is open to everyone and the Sandestin Wine Festival Retail Tent will be open all weekend . Keep reading to learn all about the 33rd Sandestin Wine Festival April 11-14 and come out to celebrate food and wine this weekend at Sandestin, Florida! Tickets at

Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 33rd Sandestin Wine Festival, April 11-14 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Presented by Coastal Living, the Sandestin Wine Festival is regarded as one of the top wine festivals in the country and known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals”. Enjoy this picture-perfect four-day annual event, complete with wine dinners, seminars, grand wine tastings showcasing hundreds of domestic and international wines, delicious food pairings by regional celebrity chefs, live music and a special Sunday brunch. Tickets and events:

The Sandestin Wine Festival benefits the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Sandestin Foundation for Kids.

To thoroughly enjoy the festival, stay steps away or a simple tram ride away at Sandestin and save up to 25% on deluxe accommodations and tickets with code WINE18. Enjoy beautiful weather and an amazing food and wine weekend event April 11-14! Visit for details or call 855.516.WINE. (Code: WINE19)


Sandestin Wine Festival 2019 Events

Official Kick-Off Party at Rum Runners
Thursday, April 11th | 6PM | $30
Kick off Sandestin Wine Festival at Rum Runner's at Sandestin! With bite-sized appetizers and mixed drinks, this event is sure to start a fantastic wine festival weekend! Menu Items from Rum Runners includes prime rib sandwich bites, mini crab cake balls, cheese trays, and more! Timber Creek Distillery will sample various mixed drinks and craft cocktails during the event.

Solaris Champagne & Seafood Cruise
Friday, April 12th | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sparkling waves and soft breezes set the mood for SunQuest Cruises’s Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise on Friday, April 12th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. In partnership with Coastal Wine & Spirits, SunQuest Cruises presents the ultimate way to kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival. Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, the SOLARIS and its chefs are featuring an elaborate four-course, Gulf Coast seafood menu each paired with premium champagnes.

Wine Dinner at TBA

Mind. Body. Beach
Saturday, April 13th | 9am | $25
Time to breath in a new day by the peaceful turquoise Gulf waters by the beaches of South Walton, as Spa Sandestin presents a brand new event for our fitness aficionados. We are bringing together three of your favorite things - yoga, mimosas and the beach. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will lead you through a session that will rejuvenate your body and mind. Join us on the Beach for the ultimate Yoga on the Beach class, paired with a mimosas to welcome in the day.

Grand Wine Tastings
Friday, April 13th | 5-8pm
Saturday, April 14th | 1-5pm
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VIP Lounge for the Grand Wine Tasting events: Enjoy exclusive samples of wines as you relax at our VIP lounge upstairs at the Amenities Terrace Deck above the public parking garage in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Marlin Grill.

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Retail Tent
Visit the festival's retail tent open all weekend!
Friday: 2-9pm | Saturday: 10am-8pm |Sunday: 9am-12pm
Find your favorite domestic and international tasting from the festival available for purchase at special event pricing.

Bubbly Brunch
Sunday, April 14th | 10AM & 12:30AM | $40
Join us for a bubbly brunch - this year being hosted for the first time by Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. With a traditional brunch buffet, this event will be the grand finale of our festival on Sunday, April 14th.

The main events, known 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, our 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.

And 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.


The 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is sure to be a memorable event. Stay tuned to the website and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about special events and new activities. 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.

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.

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Read more about Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort at Towns Guide.


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