April Brings Leading Wine Festivals of Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida’s Largest Wine Festival Features Hundreds of Wines and 4 Days of Fun in the Sun

Online PR News – 31-March-2015 – Destin, FL – The annual Sandestin Wine Festival is a highlight each year for locals and tourists alike. The anticipated event in Destin Florida will take place over four days complete with hundreds of wine tastings, culinary treats, and live entertainment.

On April 16th-19th, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will transform into a fine wine venue with white tents and vineyard representatives from around the world. The fun starts on Thursday, April 16th with an official kick-off party at Rum Runners in Baytowne. At 5pm, food and wine tastings will begin and live music will be enjoyed by Maggie Chapman and Free Monica.

The Seafood and Lunch Cruise on the SOLARIS yacht will take place Friday from 12-3pm. A four course menu will be prepared along with premium champagne for guests on board.

The VIP event will be Saturday from 11am-1pm. Coastal Wine and Spirits will present “Base to Bubbles”, an exclusive wine seminar. Special appetizers will be provided by Marlin Grill with Maggie Chapman and Elenowen performing. The Grand Tasting will take place Saturday from 1-5pm featuring vineyards from around the globe.

Sunday, Brunch on the Bay will be from 10am-2pm at Baytowne Marina. A variety of brunch items will be available along with live music and sangria, margaritas, and mimosas.

Known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals”, the Annual Sandestin Wine Festival has become the longest-running and most established event in Northwest Florida. The festival benefits The Fisher House and Sandestin Foundation for Kids. Destin vacation rentals are available along the Emerald Coast to provide overnight accommodations during the events.

The South Walton Wine & Food Festival will take place in Grand Boulevard during April 23rd-26th. Thursday will be the VIP Meet and Greet hosted by Chan Cox, festival founder. The evening will include fresh oysters, wine and craft beer.

On Friday, Wine World in Destin will have a tasting of top wineries from 4pm-6pm. This will be followed by a Craft Beer and Spirits Jam in Grand Boulevard’s park. Specialty craft beers and spirits will be sampled and Boukou Groove will be performing live.

Saturday will include a VIP wine tasting and then a grand wine tasting from 1-5pm. The Destin Charity Wine Auction Reserve Tasting will be from 1-3pm. The foundation supports multiple children’s charities in Northwest Florida. Tastings and seminars will take place at the North Park while top Nashville songwriters perform throughout the day.

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