Cheers to 10+ Years!

Save The Date
April 25 – 28, 2024

As we plan for our 2024 charity festival, please enjoy recaps of the 2023 event.

4 Days

in beautiful South Walton, Florida
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2023


wines presented and
poured by industry insiders

Everyone's a VIP at #SoWalWine

View 2023 Full Schedule View 2023 Event Gallery 2023 Event Map 2023 VIP Wine List FAQ

Thursday, April 27
5 PM – 7 PM – Winemakers & Shakers

Friday, April 28
4 PM – 6 PM – VIP Kick-off Event Tasting
5:30 PM – 8 PM – Craft Beer & Spirits Jam

Saturday, April 29
1 PM – 4 PM – Grand Tasting

Sunday, April 30
1 PM – 4 PM – Grand Tasting

Wine Isn’t Just a Thing
- It’s Everything.

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs and mixologists converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine during the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival held each April throughout Grand Boulevard.

Make your plans to join us now and be prepared to sip more than 600 wines presented by knowledgeable wine industry insiders, savor delectable small bites from our Nosh Pavilions, led by the best restaurants South Walton has to offer, and stroll the beautiful boulevard.

Choose One Day to Sip and Savor or Enjoy All Four.

Either way, experience #SoWalWine as our VIP.

VIP (3-Day Package)
Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30
Grand Tasting
Saturday, April 29 (1 PM – 4 PM)
Grand Tasting
Sunday, April 30 (1 PM – 4 PM)
& Shakers
Thursday, April 27 (5 PM – 7 PM)
Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
Friday, April 28 (5:30 PM – 8 PM)

Meet Our 2024 Celebrity Guests and Stay Tuned for Ongoing Celebrity Guest Updates!

Winemaker & Co-Owner, Bethel Heights Vineyard
Owner & National Sales Manager, Illahe Vineyards
National Sales Manager, Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards
Winemaker, WillaKenzie Estate
Britta B.
Senior Director of Sales for the Americas, Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery
Regional Sales Director of Eastern US, Cristom Vineyards
Founder, Adelsheim Vineyard
Founder & CEO, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Regional Sales Manager of the Southeast, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Associate Winemaker, Ponzi Vineyards
Vice President of Sales, Stoller Wine Group
CEO, NW Wine Company
VP of Sales & Marketing, Elk Cove Vineyards

2023 Featured Musicians (2024 Music TBA)

Friday Night Entertainment
Saturday & Sunday Live Music

Featured Wines

Plan Your Tastings! View the 2023 Grand Tasting Guide, including our featured Wines, Spirits and Seminars.

Culinary Round-Up

View our 2023 Participating Chefs & Restaurants!

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation - Founding Sponsor

Click here for 2023 Donation Information


Stay Tuned for Volunteer Opportunities in 2024!

Raise Your Glass to
Our Presenting Sponsors

Founding Partners
Official Lodging Partner
Official Media Sponsor
Preferred Lodging Partner
Media Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Community Sponsors
Contributing Sponsors
Special Thanks to

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Winemakers & Shakers
Thursday, April 27 (5 PM – 7 PM)

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

VIP (3-Day Package)

Throughout the festival, enjoy entry to ALL Festival events except for Winemakers & Shakers (ticket purchased separately).

VIP Package includes:
• VIP Entrance
• VIP Swag Bag with festival gift

4 PM - 6 PM

VIP Kick-off Event Tasting- Up close and personal with festival celebrities
6 PM – 9 PM
Craft Beer & Spirits Jam

1 PM – 4 PM

Grand Tasting

1 PM – 4 PM

Grand Tasting

Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
FRIDAY, APRIL 22 - 6 PM – 9 PM
Town Center & Grand Park

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.

Saturday Grand Tasting
SATURDAY, April 23 1 PM – 4 PM
Town Center and Culinary Village

It’s all about the wine and our wines just got even better! Because it truly is all about the quality, diversity and scope of wines being offered and the relevance of the people bringing them to you, we are making the bold choice to pour fewer but higher quality wines.

More than 600 wines are available at the Grand Tasting and ticket price includes Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Spirits Row, chef demos and Nashville Songwriters Showcase.

Sunday Grand Tasting
SUNDAY, April 24 1 PM – 4 PM
Town Center and Culinary Village

Sometimes something is so much fun you want to do it all over again. Welcome back to day two of the Grand Tastings where our wines are higher quality than ever before. 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 more than 600 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.

Craft Beer & Spirits Jam Presents
1st Annual Golden Shaker Award
Best Craft Cocktail Bartender Competition Judges Ticket

*5PM–6PM Early Entry for Exclusive Judging | 6PM–9PM General Admission

Be one of only 100 judges given the privilege of tasting and judging original libations in competition for BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL BARTENDER at the event. The ticket includes entry one hour early for judging, a souvenir glass, and a judges’ lanyard.

Details and contest information are found here

*limited number of tickets available

Culinary Round-Up

Scott Plumley

Festival Culinary Director, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Director of Operations, Wine World Restaurants located throughout NW FL

Chef Jim Shirley
Jim Shirley Enterprises, South Walton, FL

Great Southern • The Bay • Farm & Fire • North Beach Social • The Melt Down on 30A

Daniel Peter

The Beachwalk Café, Destin, FL

Sushi Chef
Yoshi Eddings

Harbor Docks, Destin FL

Princeton Donald

Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill, at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Grand Boulevard South Walton Restaurants, Miramar, FL

Emeril’s Coastal • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Bar • Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar • The Wine Bar • Black Bear Bread Company • Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream • The Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott Sandestin • The Craft Bar • Publix Super Market

Additional Local Participating Restaurants

Great Southern Café • The Bay • Farm & Fire • North Beach Social • The Melt Down on 30A • The Beachwalk Café • Harbor Docks • Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill • Roux 30A • Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House