Educational Seminars, Wine Tastings, Craft Beers, Spirits and Gourmet Food Highlight the 33rd Annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
April 26th – 29th
What’s not to love about a premier wine and food event in a breathtaking venue that just happens to be surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and glistening emerald water? And best of all, it’s just a few hours’ drive south of Atlanta in Sandestin, Florida at the Town Center of Grand Boulevard!
The action began Thursday night with a festival preview and celebration with honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world. And of course these preliminary events included wine tastings and gourmet food stations but the best was yet to come!
The festivities really kicked into high gear on Friday night with a unique event that featured more than 150 craft beers and lively spirits from around the world. Area chefs provided delicious tastes from their kitchens and the excited attendees also enjoyed live entertainment.
Saturday, traditionally the busiest day of the festival, is all about the wine! The walk-around Grand Tasting of them all began at 1:00 pm when the gates opened to long lines of attendees ready for their taste of more than 800 wines. Can you believe our group was at the very front of the line?!
In the Culinary Village, attendees savored some of Northwest Florida’s best chefs’ menu specialties. This year the brand new Rosé All Day Garden was also a popular stop for the Vino Venue crew.
For those of us seeking more serious education, several winemaker and gourmet food pairing seminars were featured throughout the festival.
And because we had so much fun, we did it all over again on Sunday with another Grand Tasting beginning at 1:00 p.m. We even found time to check out the Nashville songwriters and enjoyed some fun in the sun.
Wine, food, live music and sunny beaches have become a popular combination in northwest Florida’s spring calendar. We look forward to it every year! If you want to attend next year’s festival, visit SoWalWine.com for details and tickets. Vino Venue will again offer 20% off Grand Tasting single day tickets later this year. Don’t get left behind; make plans to join us in 2019!