Your Guide to the 31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
April 20th - 23rd, 2017
THE VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF ~ MIRAMAR BEACH, FL
Billed as the “Number One Event on the Emerald Coast,” you’ll find it’s a statement that can be quite difficult to argue with. This sophisticated, exciting and elaborate annual festival has lasted for more than 30 years for a reason. It’s just one of those momentous affairs that expands well outside its niche to truly offer something for everyone: oenophiles, novices and non-drinkers alike. Indeed, there are plenty of opportunities for wine aficionados to hobnob with winemakers and discuss various notes and tones while discovering where to acquire rare selections. But beginners and those not imbibing are always welcomed with open arms, too. Allow us to tell you why, and don't forget to purchase your tickets here.
The Sandestin Wine Festival is held in the quaint Village of Baytowne Wharf in Miramar Beach. Located just off scenic Highway 30a where it meets Highway 98, the 4-day event is no more than a 30-minute drive from any InvitedHome luxury vacation rental. And should everyone in your group be actively participating in the tastings, there are plenty of designated driver services like Surfside Airport Shuttle, Destin Taxi, and 654Limo to get you to and from your rental home safely.
The reason why most people are attending this elegant festival is the Grand Wine Tastings, which showcase more than 500 different varietals from all over the world. This is where you’ll have the opportunity to sample an exuberant range of grape types, wine styles, and price ranges. And where you’ll probably have the grandest time. Fans of certain vineyards can opt to seek out and meet their favorite winemakers and owners, while the more curious can grab a few appetizers along their leisurely stroll and try multiple favorites old and new. Of course, you’re going to need some sustenance if you’re going to survive the day. How’s a gourmet meal from some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast sound? Learn about delicious wine pairings as you nosh your way through a one-of-a-kind dining experience before heading out to the Champagne Tent for dessert. Guests can also opt to purchase VIP Lounge tickets to skip the lines and get to their favorite tents before anyone else. And it should be noted, those not drinking are admitted for free.
Don't Drink? ~ No Problem
Arriving a little early on Friday? Take a lunch cruise to set the mood. Maybe drinking isn’t your thing. No problem there either. In addition to the wide variety of shopping and dining options located in Baytowne Wharf, there will also be plenty of live music, interactive experiences in the culinary tents, and there’s even the Silver Sands Premium Outlets just down the street.
Don't Leave ~ Empty Handed
Trust us. You won’t want to leave the Sandestin Wine Festival empty handed. And the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent will guarantee you don’t. All guests will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite selections immediately at a discounted rate. Just be sure you remember the names of the selections you tasted that day. So join us, as we learn about vinification processes from noted winemakers, take in bold aromas from divine wines, rub elbows with celebrity chefs, and explore soft and earthy tones for four decadent days this spring. Because The Sandestin Wine Festival is both a supple and opulent event you won’t want to miss.
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