The Beaches of South Walton Host Wine and Food Festival at Grand Boulevard with Tastings and Live Entertainment.
Online PR News – 02-April-2015 – Destin, FL – South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival join together with Destin Charity Wine Auction to host four days full of wine tastings, food samplings, and live entertainment. The festival will offer over 800 wines along with on-going wine tastings led by celebrity winemakers on hand to talk about their wines. A champagne lane will be included as a new feature for this event.
On Thursday, April 23rd, from 4-8pm, Chan Cox, wine and festival founder, will host an insider’s reception and dinner at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Guests will be treated to a casual occasion with an authentic South Walton menu. On Friday from 4-6pm, Wine World in Destin will host Winemakers and Shakers where winemakers from wineries around the world will be present and their wines will be available for tasting. From 6-9pm, craft beers and spirits from breweries and distilleries around the country will offer a sampling along with food trucks from local restaurants and live music from Boukou Groove.
On Saturday at 1pm, Destin Charity Wine Auction presents the Reserve Tasting Auction Central. Guests are served reserve wines while bidding on silent auction items. At 3pm a live auction is held to raise money for children in need in Northwest Florida. Named “Top 10 Charity Wine Auction”, by Wine Spectator magazine, this event prompts patrons to bid on items including vacation trips from all over the world as well as collectible wines.
The Grand Tasting is the main event held on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm. Over 800 wines will be available for tasting and poured by skilled wine stewards. Seminars on food and wine pairings will take place throughout the festival. The Champagne Lane will be open which will include a walk-through by winemakers. Top Nashville songwriters will perform and entertain guests during the Grand Tasting.
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival was founded in 2013 by Chan Cox, also founder of the Sandestin Wine Festival thirty years ago. Chan Cox is owner of Chan’s Wine World which is now in six locations throughout the Emerald Coast convenient to Destin, Sandestin, and Seagrove Beach.
Garrett Realty Services, Inc. is a Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales company serving the South Walton Beach Area since 1987. They provide their customers with over 28 years of experience as well as over 300 properties along Scenic 30A between Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.