Tip a Glass at the 36th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival April 13-16


Thursday, April 13th – Sunday, April 16th | Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. | The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Grab your friends and get ready to uncork some wine and fun in the sun in April at The Sandestin Wine Festival! Celebrating 36 years of being the best, the Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the most established and continuously running coastal wine festivals in the region as evidenced by its continued success; thousands know there’s no substitute for this coveted four-day event that takes place in the charming setting of The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.

Regarded as one of the top wine festivals in the country, voted “Best Event” by Visit South Walton and known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” the festival offers wine aficionados a wide range of experiences!

The main events, the Grand Wine Tastings, Friday, April 14th, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, April 15th, 1-4 p.m., showcase more than 500 domestic and international wines throughout the weekend. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to talk to vineyard owners and wine makers about their favorite appellations in all varieties, styles and price ranges, and perhaps try something new. Treat yourself, family and friends to a gourmet experience courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast from your favorite local restaurants who pair delectable bite-sized appetizers with their current glass selections—the Savor South Walton experience! A festival favorite, the Bubbly & Boozy tent, returns to the Grand Sandestin Lawn, featuring bubbles and specialty liquors. Local and regional music also set the vibe for fun days of discovery.

All ranges of knowledge are encouraged to attend – wine novices to aficionados alike. Festival goers can learn more about wines and through tasting wines from a comprehensive selection from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Guests are invited to find a favorite or several. Ticket holders also receive a beautiful Riedel glass etched to commemorate each year’s event for their tastings.

Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions and acquiring hard to get selections. Everyone gets to enjoy the live music, interactive experiences at the Culinary tents, and shops and dining of the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Featured event sponsored by Spa Lilianna at Hotel Effie—Seas The Day: Rejuvenate your body and mind with a special beachside yoga session complemented by the peaceful waves of the gulf and followed by mimosas to get in the spirit for a day of discovery at the Grand Tasting.

So, come on and join wine novices and connoisseurs to witness an event that has aged to perfection— just like a fine wine. Benefitting the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Sandestin Foundation for Kids, purchase your tickets at sandestinwinefestival.com.
Rain or Shine, we will have wine!

So Much Fun in Spring at Baytowne Wharf!

April Wednesday Night Concerts – Tribute Series
Wednesdays, April 5-26, 7-9 p.m.
This concert series features both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concerts are held on the Events Plaza Stage each Wednesday.
April 5: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show
April 12: The Eagles Project
April 19: Captain Fantastic- Elton John Tribute Show
April 26: Departure- Tribute to Journey
FREE to attend.

Easter Explosion!
Saturday, April 8, Noon-3 p.m.
Bounce on over to a day filled with face-painting, arts and crafts and more. And, don’t forget to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!
Free to attend!

Bubbly Baytowne
Thursday, April 20, 5-7 p.m.
Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening full of free champagne and shopping during Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets and stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.
* This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public during this event.

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf
Come shop with local farmers, bakers, local fresh seafood and gourmet, beef, local honey, fresh pressed juices and much more all year long, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tequila & Taco Fest
Friday, May 12, 6-9 p.m.
Sat., May 13 | 1-4 p.m.
Sun., May 14 |
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tequila and Tacos Anyone? This May, the Village of Baytowne Wharf will come alive with local restaurants and food trucks competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast with a first-place prize of $2,500 – and you will have a say in the People’s Choice Award! Sample many types of Tequilas and Margaritas from Blancos, Resposados, Anjieos and even Mezcals while indulging in some of the area’s best tacos. For tickets: www.efestevents.com

Don’t forget to tune in to Beach TV to watch all that’s going on in The Village of Baytowne Wharf LIVE—each day all year long!