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South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival April 25-28

April 6, 2024 by SoWal Staff

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs and mixologists converge in South Walton to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine during the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival held each April throughout Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.

Make your plans to join us now and be prepared to sip more than 600 wines presented by knowledgeable wine industry insiders, savor delectable small bites from our Nosh Pavilions, led by the best restaurants South Walton has to offer, and stroll the beautiful boulevard.

Winemakers & Shakers
Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 5 PM – 7 PM | Wine World in Destin
*NOTE: This event is located at Wine World in Destin (4424 Commons Dr. W Destin, FL 32541).
Join us as we host honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world to celebrate the best in wine and food.

Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
Friday, April 26 (5:30 PM – 8 PM)
Join us for an unforgettable tasting experience under the stars at Grand Boulevard! Enjoy specialty craft beer & spirits from the country’s best breweries and distilleries, meet the people who make these lively libations, and nosh on delectable food from culinary experts. Finally, dance the night away to live music from a fan-favorite DJ!

Saturday - Grand Tasting
Saturday, April 27 (3 PM – 6 PM)
If you’re looking to taste the best in wine, you’ve come to the right place! We believe it is all about the quality, diversity, scope, and relevance of wines being offered and the people bringing them to the table. We boldly choose to pour over 500 high quality wines at the SoWalWine Festival Grand Tasting. The ticket price includes the Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Spirits Row, and Celebrity Chefs.

Sunday - Grand Tasting
Sunday, April 28 (1 PM – 4 PM)
Sometimes something is so much fun you want to do it all over again. Welcome back to day two of the Grand Tastings, where our wines have fully aged and are higher quality than ever before! For those of you just joining us, relax and enjoy Grand Boulevard’s elevated Town Center experience as you taste from 500+ bottles of wine to your liking. Stroll over to the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and try delicious food, carefully selected to go with all varieties of wines.

VIP (3-Day Package)
Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28
ALL three days of the wine festival and enjoy VIP access to all events from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The VIP ticket includes:

    VIP Swag Bag with VIP Wine Glass, Festival Gift, Sponsor Gifts, Bottled Water
    Daily fresh glasses
    VIP COLLECTOR’S GLASS: Bordeaux Grand Cru Riedel
    GENERAL ADMISSION GRAND TASTING GLASS: Vin Rouge Riedel
    VIP Kick-Off Event Tasting on Friday afternoon (4 PM – 6 PM) for up-close and personal interaction with festival celebrities
    Exclusive tasting of rare and collectible wines poured by our celebrity guests and wine industry experts
    A Taste of Grand Boulevard: Savor unique food bites crafted to pair with wines poured; featuring a dozen Grand Boulevard restaurants
    Friday Night Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
    Enjoy specialty craft beer & spirits from the country’s best breweries and distilleries, meet the people who make these lively libations, and nosh on appetizing food from local vendors. Dance the night away to live music from a fan-favorite DJ!
    Saturday & Sunday Grand Tasting with half-hour early entry
    Continue your wine tasting journey. We boldly choose to pour over 500 high quality wines at the SoWalWine Festival Grand Tasting. This includes the Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Spirits Row, and Celebrity Chefs.
    *Please access the Savor South Walton Culinary Village Tent on North Lawn
    *This ticket excludes Winemakers & Shakers (tickets purchased separately)

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