Sandestin Wine Festival provides perfect getaway to uncork some fun in the sun

Save the Date for April 10-13 for One of Florida Gulf Coast's Top Events

DESTIN, FL, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces details for the 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Coast.

Slated for April 10-13, the Sandestin Wine Festival is known as the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals." It will be a picture perfect event complete with white tents, the tasting of hundreds of wines, culinary treats and live music.

Now in its 28th year, guests are invited to "uncork some fun in the sun," and see why the Sandestin Wine Festival receives accolades from media around the country.

Four days of unique events will include the following:

Thursday, April 10

      Wine Dinners at Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf
      Village restaurants will offer specially prepared menus paired with wines.

Friday, April 11

      Champagne & Seafood Guide, 12-3 p.m.
      Enjoy champagne and a delicious seafood lunch aboard the Solaris. Featuring a dockside reception and four course pairing menu.
      Location: Solaris located at Sandestin's Baytowne Marina
       
      Grand Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m. 
      The pouring of hundreds of domestic and international wines makes for a grand event, and offers a rare opportunity to learn about the finest appellations from major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges.
      Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
       
      Delicious Food Pairings
      Interact with the region's hottest chefs, while sampling foods to pair with wine.
       
      Retail Tent, 2- 9 p.m.
      Purchase your favorite wine or spirits at a special Wine Festival discount.
      Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf entrance

Saturday, April 12

      Saturday VIP Tasting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      The preview event to the Grand Wine Tasting. Sample rare vintages and interact with vintners. Enjoy lunch aboard the Solaris and bypass the line to enter the festival.
      Location: Solaris dinner cruise located at Sandestin's Baytowne Marina
       
      Grand Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m.
      The pouring of hundreds of domestic and international wines makes for a grand event, and offers a rare opportunity to learn about the finest appellations from major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges.
      Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
       
      Retail Tent, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      Purchase your favorite wine or spirits at a special Wine Festival discount.
      Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf entrance

Sunday, April 13

      Sunday Brunch by the Bay, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Enjoy scenic views of the Bay, music and the charming marina while treating yourself to a delicious Sunday Brunch featuring wonderful champagnes.
      Location: Baytowne Marina
       
      Retail Tent, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Purchase your favorite wine or spirits at a special Wine Festival discount.
      Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf entrance

Accommodations from the Beach to the Bay

      Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort also provides the convenience of having accommodations that are steps or a convenient complimentary tram ride away from the Festival. Packages with discounted accommodations and tickets are also available with savings up to 25% off (code: WINE14). Call 866.91.BEACH to talk to an expert reservation specialist.

Because of the strong demand, high ticket sales and community support, people are encouraged to purchase tickets early before sessions sell out.

Chief sponsors of the 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival include Coastal Living magazine, Fresh Produce women's apparel and accessories, Visit South Walton, and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.

Proceeds will be donated to The Fisher House, a worthwhile organization that provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers and Sandestin Foundation for Kids, making a meaningful and positive difference in children's lives.

For more information about the Sandestin Wine Festival, visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com. For added savings, purchase tickets online prior to the event. People are invited to follow the festival events on social media #SandestinUncorked and the Sandestin Wine Festival Facebook page.

Additional announcements including featured chefs and event updates will be released in the coming days.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort



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