South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival April 25-28
February 18, 2019 by SoWal Staff
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents great wines, fine foods, world-class tasting seminars, live music from national artists, culinary celebrities and more. It’s a weekend at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin to escape to a lifestyle where you can be yourself, dress up or come as you are, be seen or simply lay low. The only requirement is that you have great time enjoying a convivial gathering at your pace and lose yourself for the weekend.
Passion Extends Further than Wine from April 25th through the 28th
The team at South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival has a passion that extends further than wine and deep into the community. As a 501 (c), 3 charity event, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival benefits Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), which is named a Top 10 Wine Charity Auction by Wine Spectator magazine. Destin Wine Charity Auction Foundation supports children’s charities in Northwest Florida, including but not limited to:
Children in Crisis, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Youth Village, Shelter House of Northwest Florida, Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Emerald Coast Autism Center, Pathways for Change, Food for Thought, Opportunity Place, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, Mental Health Association Okaloosa & Walton Counties, The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Westonwood Ranch, and AMIKids Emerald Coast.
Thursday, April 25, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Winemakers and Shakers - Wine World in Destin.
Join us as we host honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world and taste great wines.
Friday, April 26
04:00 PM - 09:00 PM - VIP Wine Festival 3-Day Package
Throughout the festival, enjoy entry to ALL Festival events except Winemakers & Shakers (separate ticket price).
At a glance, the VIP Package includes:
Friday’s VIP Tasting
Friday’s Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
Saturday & Sunday’s Grand Tastings
Saturday Express Entry
VIP Swag Bag with Festival Gift
Priority Reserved seating at Tasting Seminars
Friday VIP Wine Tasting Kick-Off 4 PM – 6 PM | Culinary Village
For the ultimate wine experience, the VIP Wine Tasting has top wine celebrities presenting and pouring rare and collectable wines. Food tastings from fabulous Grand Boulevard and South Walton restaurants. Receive your own commemorative XL Riedel glass to round out this exclusive tasting. Express entry to Saturday’s AND Sunday’s Grand Tastings included in ticket price.
Friday Craft Beer and Spirits Jam 6 PM – 9 PM | Town Center and Grand Park
Taste and enjoy specialty craft beers and spirits from the hottest breweries and distilleries in the country. Meet the people who make these lively libations. Nosh on great food on EATS Street. Live music to maximize your jam.
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM - Grand Tasting at Grand Boulevard Town Center and Culinary Village.
It’s all about the wine! It truly is all about the quality, diversity, and scope of wines being offered and the skills and relevance of the people bringing them to you. More than 800 wines are available at the Grand Tasting and ticket price includes Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Rosé All Day Garden, Spirits Row, chef demos and Nashville Songwriters Showcase.
Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour - town center main stage | Saturday & Sunday| 1:30PM to 5:00PM
During the Grand Wine Tastings, the top songwriters from Nashville will perform their hit songs as part of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour. This entertainment is sponsored by FRLA and VISIT FLORIDA, in conjunction with BMI Nashville.