Tickets are on sale now for the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, taking place April 25-28, 2019, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (not to be confused with the Sandestin resort or Sandestin Wine Festival). With more than 800 wines to taste over four days, this annual award-winning charity event delivers a wine experience unparalleled among Northwest Florida wine festivals.
In addition to the vast selection of wines from around the world, expect to meet nationally and internationally well-known wine personalities and industry experts interacting personally with attendees. Winery owners, winemakers, vineyard managers and extremely knowledgeable wine industry experts will provide festive, entertaining and educational commentary during the tastings.
Past featured winemakers include a who’s who of the best in the world— Peter Mondavi Jr., Mark Perrin, Jean-Charles Boisset, Cristina Mariani-May, and Franco Massolino. Previous master distillers include Wes Henderson, Jimmy Russell and Willie Pratt.
Tasting seminars are available for those wishing for more focused and in-depth tastings. Enjoy the various food stations inside the Culinary Village Powered by Wine Enthusiast and Nosh Pavilions located throughout the festival. Discover the Rosé All Day Garden and ever-popular Spirits Row. Ongoing live entertainment rounds out the festival offerings.
Tickets can be purchased at www.SoWalWine.com.
“This festival celebrates diversity, and we will have something for everyone,” says Chan Cox, festival founder and owner of Wine World. “The best wines, an amazing culinary village, celebrity winemakers and chefs, craft beer and spirits, (and) many experts in their field will join us at the beautiful location of Grand Boulevard.”
The event is a major fundraiser for the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, with proceeds benefiting more than a dozen children’s charities in Northwest Florida.
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