Cheers to 10+ Years!

Come Celebrate with Us
April 27-30, 2023

Here's A Look At The
April 2022 Festival

4 Days

in beautiful South Walton, Florida
Thursday, April 21 - Sunday, April 24, 2022

600+

wines presented and
poured by industry insiders

Everyone's a VIP at #SoWalWine

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21
5 PM – 7 PM - Winemakers & Shakers

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
4 PM - 6 PM - VIP Kick-off Event Tasting
6 PM – 9 PM - Craft Beer & Spirits Jam

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
1 PM – 4 PM - Grand Tasting

SUNDAY, APRIL 24
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 brewmasters converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the three-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 delectabale 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 Three.

Either way, experience #SoWalWine as our VIP.

VIP (3-Day Package)
FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – SUNDAY APRIL 24
Saturday
Grand Tasting
SATURDAY, April 23
1 PM – 4 PM | Town Center and Culinary Village
Sunday
Grand Tasting
SUNDAY, April 24
1 PM – 4 PM | Town Center and Culinary Village
Wine Makers
& Shakers
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
5 PM – 7 PM
Wine World in Destin
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Craft Beer &
Spirits Jam
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
6 PM – 9 PM
Town Center & Grand Park
Craft Beer & Spirits Jam Presents
1st Annual Golden Shaker Award
Best Craft Cocktail Bartender Competition Judges Ticket

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
*5PM–6PM Early Entry for Exclusive Judging | 6PM–9PM General Admission

*limited number of tickets available
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Nashville Songwriter’s Showcase

Performance Schedule

SATURDAY
April 23, 2022
Round 1
1:30 - 2:15 pm CST
TIM JAMES
BRINLEY ADDINGTON
AARON BARKER
Round 2
2:15 - 3:00 pm CST
BRIDGETTE TATUM
EMMA ZINCK
CLINT DANIELS
Round 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
BILLY DEAN
JASON BYRD
SUNDAY
April 24, 2022
Round 1
1:30 - 2:15 pm CST
BRIDGETTE TATUM
EMMA ZINCK
Round 2
2:15 - 3:00 pm CST
BRINLEY ADDINGTON
AARON BARKER
CLINT DANIELS
Round 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
TIM JAMES
JASON BYRD

Meet Our Celebrity Guests

Jill
Russell
Winemaker, Cambria Wines
Greg
Brewer
Winemaker of the Year, 2020; Brewer-Clifton Wines
Niccolo
Maltini
U.S. Commercial Director & Brand Ambassador, Antinori
Freddie
Noe Jr.
Grand Master Distiller, Knob Creek & Basil Hayden
Lisa
Wicker
President & Master Distiller/Blender, Widow Jane
Bobby
Gleason
Master Mixologist, Beam Suntory
Nathan
Aldridge
Manager of Education for the Institut Du Fromage
Andy
Nelson
Co-Founder & Head Distiller of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
Charlie
Nelson
Co-Founder of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
Italo
Jofre
Wine Ambassador, Fetzer Vineyards & Concha y Toro
Jarrett
Holborough
World Class, Award-Winning Mixologist & Influencer
Philippe
Andre
Ambassador, Heidsieck-Piper, Charles Heidsieck, RARE Champagnes

Golden Shaker Award for Best Craft Cocktail Competition - Featured Bartender Finalists

Justin
Wilson
Down Island Gulf Seafood
Kyle
Walter
Beach Camp Brew Pub
Michael
Jones
Craft Bar
Tatiana
Rotari
Pescado
Slayde
Martin
Pescado
Sean
Merideth
The Grove 30A
Corey
Jordan
Shades Bar and Grill
Nate
Simmons
Union Public House
Nicole
Greenwell
George Bistro & Bar
Jacob
Mata
The Well Floridain Cocktail Lounge
Kait
Burke
Emeril's Coastal
Maggie
White
Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House
Jarrett
Holborough
Slater Hospitality

Featured Wines

Enjoy more than 600 premium wines, handpicked from across the globe and brought to you by #SoWalWine.

PSA: Making your tasting list early is highly encouraged. Trust us. Skip the lines and go straight to your faves, then find a few new ones too!

Culinary Round-Up

What would a wine festival be without food pairings? Enjoy delicious bites from renowned chefs and restaurants as you sip & stroll through out the festival.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation - Founding Sponsor

Doing Good Things, One Sip at a Time. All proceeds of South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival support Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, benefiting children in need in northwest Florida.

Volunteers

If you love SoWalWine and want to do your part to pull off a world-class event, we need your help. We’re always looking for volunteers to make our festival weekend a success.

Raise Your Glass to
Our Presenting Sponsors

Founding Partners
Official Lodging Partner
Official Media Sponsor
Preferred Lodging Partner
Media Sponsors

Lodging Partners
Platinum Sponsors
Community Sponsors
Contributing Sponsors
Special Thanks to

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Wine Makers & Shakers
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 5 PM – 7 PM
Wine World in Destin

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

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VIP (3-Day Package)
FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – SUNDAY APRIL 24

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
4 PM - 6 PM

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
1 PM – 4 PM

Grand Tasting

SUNDAY, APRIL 24
1 PM – 4 PM

Grand Tasting

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
*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
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Culinary Round-Up

Chef
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

Chef
Daniel Peter

The Beachwalk Café, Destin, FL

Sushi Chef
Yoshi Eddings

Harbor Docks, Destin FL

Chef
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