Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents 2nd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Feb 7-9

January 24, 2014 by Teresa Lischka

Sinfonia" invites="" ladies="" put="" their="" to="" with="">Wine, Women & Shoes at Sandestin, Feb. 7-9, 2014. This exciting weekend includes outstanding food, fine wine and high-fashion events. Serving the region with a professional symphony orchestra, Sinfonia presents the Second Annual Wine, Women & Shoes event to help fund much-needed music education and music initiatives throughout the community.

On Thursday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m., Sinfonia will present a preview “Sole Sisters Lunch” at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The luncheon will feature dazzling jewelry from Destin Jewelers, a fashion preview courtesy of W by Worth, door prizes and a delectable culinary experience courtesy of Fleming’s Chef Partner Innocent Utomi. Tickets are $50 each and include all food and gratuities.

The Wine Women and Shoes event weekend will kick off on Friday, Feb. 7, with multiple Vintner Dinners hosted in elegant homes and restaurants throughout the region. Some of the country’s best vineyards such as Blackbird, Swanson, Ferrari Sparkling, Pott, Jericho Canyon, Orin Swift, Peter Lehman, Justin, Lola, Pali and Peju, will be paired with recognized chefs. The evening's culinary maestros include regional chefs Tim Creehan of Cuvee Bistro, Ken Duenas of Café Thirty-A, Paul Stellato of Firefly, Gary Serafin of Emerald Coast Catering, Nikhil Abavula of Roux 30A, Christopher Holbrook of Signature Catering 30A, Jude Tauzin, Executive Chef for Tony Chachere and Jude Wilmoth, Chef/Owner of Restaurant Cook in St. Helena, California.

Wine, Women and Shoes signature event will be on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2-5 pm in the Magnolia Ballroom at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Patrons can expect an extravaganza of fashion, wine and retail (shoes) sales, silent auction, wine tastings, sole mates (shoe guys), delectable hors d’oeuvres and a fashion show from W by Worth and Dennis & Company. All-inclusive tickets are $65 or $100 for VIP reserved table seating and champagne/dessert service during the fashion show.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Sinfonia’s Wine, Women and Shoes event, visit or call (850) 269-7129. Tickets for each event can be purchased separately or as a package that includes all of the events listed above, including VIP tickets for the Signature Event for $750, which also includes a VIP Wine Tasting with featured vintners.

Wine, Women and Shoes is for women who enjoy fine wine, great style and supporting a noble cause. Get your tickets and help support Sinfonia Gulf Coast's music education, arts in medicine, and other music programs in the community:

  • Link Up Program in conjunction with Carnegie Hall
  • Musicians in Schools
  • Guest Artists in Schools
  • Live orchestra performances for students
  • Arts in Medicine with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
  • Pain the Music in partnership with Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, All Kinds of Art
  • Students4Free: 2 free student tickets with adult preferred purchase

Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida's Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of Music Director and Founder Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its eighth season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Notable guest artists have included Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, R&B icon Roberta Flack, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Chris Brubeck, the Sao Paulo String Quartet, classical-crossover sensation Time for Three, Manhattan Piano Trio, Tony Award-winning vocalists Gary Mauer and Debbie Gravitte, Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding, Grammy-Award winners John Pizzarelli, Howard Levy, the Parker Quartet and iconic big band Pink Martini.

Since it's founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 300 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 37,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. More than 750 families have benefited from Sinfonia’s Students4FREE program, which provides complimentary tickets to live orchestral performances and musical events. Sinfonia Gulf Coast is also a proud collaborator throughout the Northwest Florida community and has recently partnered with Sacred Heart Hospital along the Emerald Coast in their Arts in Medicine program.
Visit Sinfonia Gulf Coast website for upcoming 2014 performances in South Walton and Destin, Florida. Sign up for the newsletter and consider supporting the arts with a donation.


Wine Women & Shoes is one of the fastest-growing event series in the country. The events are festive and always for a noble cause. Inspired by the classic country ballad “Wine, Women and Song,” Elaine Honig, a scion of the prominent California wine producing family, created the event. Now in its ninth year, the WW&S team has produced over 120 events, which have helped net an astounding $15 million for various non-profits across the country.


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A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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