Tickets are on sale now for South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, taking place April 27 – April 30, 2023, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® (not to be confused with the Sandestin resort or Sandestin wine festival). Pre-sale ticket prices are good through Dec. 31, 2022. With more than 600 quality 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, the festival is known for hosting nationally and internationally well-known wine celebrities and 2023 will be no exception. Past wine, food celebrities include Don Hartford, Peter Mondavi, Jr., Chuck Wagner, Marc Perrin, Jean Charles Boissett and Chef Emeril Lagasse.
The 2023 festival will not only feature world-class wines, but craft spirits will also be showcased throughout the weekend.
“The 2023 festival is all about the experience. You can’t go anywhere in the world and get this experience and proximity to wine and spirits royalty. Craft spirits have exploded in popularity, and we will present the best of the best and even show attendees how to make great craft cocktails during the festival,” said Chan Cox, festival founder and owner of Wine World.
The Savor South Walton Culinary Village will feature wine and food pairings and Nosh Pavilions, located throughout the festival grounds, feature local coastal cuisine. More than 100 tasting tents and popular educational seminars featuring participating celebrities take place at Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tastings. Festival tickets are all-inclusive and everything is included in the one ticket price for that day.
The festival kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with Winemakers & Shakers, held at Wine World in Destin. The VIP Wine Tasting takes place Friday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., followed by the Friday night Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Grand Tastings are Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The VIP Tasting can only be attended by purchasing the VIP Wine Festival 3-Day Package that includes most festival events as well.
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through December 31, 2022, at www.SoWalWine.com.
The South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival is truly a celebration of wine, food and music that everyone can feel good about. This 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.
Presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and Visit South Walton, the festival offers the ideal backdrop for wine, charity and fun along the South Walton beaches, named among the best beaches in the country.
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is made possible by the generous support of the following Founding Partners: Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®.