IT'S MORE THAN A FESTIVAL - IT'S A LIFESTYLE

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Champagne Lane Tastings, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders.

2017 South Walton Beaches
Wine & Food Festival Schedule Preview

2017-01-27
2017-01-27
Beachfront, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
2017-04-27
2017-04-27
Beachfront, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
2017-04-28
2017-04-28
Wine World in Destin
Town Center and Grand Park
2017-04-29
2017-04-29
Town Center and Culinary Village
Grand Park
Auction Central
2017-04-30
2017-04-30
Town Center and Culinary Village
Beachfront, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Beachfront, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Wine World in Destin
Town Center and Grand Park
Town Center and Culinary Village
Grand Park
Auction Central
Town Center and Culinary Village
18:00 - 20:00
Tasting of Champions

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Ballroom. Buy tickets here.

At this festival preview, sample from the 600+ 2017 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival wine entries, including newly named medal winners in 60 categories and gourmet food stations.

16:00 - 20:00
VIP Meet and Greet with Winemakers and Industry Night

Beachfront, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

By invitation only, this insider’s reception is hosted by festival founder, Chan Cox. A casual occasion, guests are treated to an authentic South Walton menu, complete with freshly shucked oysters, delicious wines and craft beer. Enjoy live entertainment as the sun sets into the mesmerizing Gulf of Mexico.

16:00 - 18:00
Winemakers and Shakers

Wine World in Destin. Buy tickets here.

Join us as we host honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world and taste great wines.

18:00 - 21:00
Craft Beer and Spirits Jam

Grand Boulevard Town Center and Grand Park. Buy tickets here.

Taste and enjoy specialty craft beers and spirits from the hottest breweries and distilleries in the country. Meet the people who make these lively libations. Nosh on great food on EATS Street. Live music to maximize your jam.

11:00 - 13:00
VIP Wine Tasting

Grand Boulevard Grand Park. Buy tickets here.

For the ultimate wine experience, the VIP Wine Tasting has top wine celebrities presenting and pouring rare and collectable wines. Food tastings from fabulous Grand Boulevard and South Walton restaurants. Receive your own commemorative XL Riedel glass to round out this exclusive tasting. Express entry to Saturday’s Grand Tasting included in ticket price.

13:00 - 17:00
Grand Tasting

Grand Boulevard Town Center and Culinary Village. Buy tickets here.

It’s all about the wine! It truly is all about the quality, diversity and scope of wines being offered and the skills and relevance of the people bringing them to you. More than 800 wines are available at the Grand Tasting and ticket price includes Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Champagne Lane Tastings, Spirits Row, chef demos and Nashville Songwriters Showcase.

15:00
Destin Charity Wine Auction

Auction Central

This unparalleled charity event raises money for children in need in Northwest Florida and has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last four consecutive years. For more information about Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s amazing mission and this event, please visit www.DCWAF.org.

13:00 - 17:00
Grand Tasting

Grand Boulevard Town Center and Culinary Village. Buy tickets here.

Sometimes something is so much fun you want to do it all over again. Welcome back to day two of the Grand Tastings. For those of you just joining us, relax and enjoy ambling around Grand Boulevard’s large Town Center as you taste as many of the 800 bottles of wine as you like. Stroll over to the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and taste delicious food, selected to go with all varietals of wines. Check out the songwriters who came in from Nashville to play just for you.

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Continued thanks to our longtime and invaluable festival partners!

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Benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida
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