Tip a Glass at the 37th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival April 11-14


Thursday, April 11th – Sunday, April 14th | Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. | The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Sandestin Wine FestivalThe 37th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, voted “Best Event” by Visit South Walton and known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” will run Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14th at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.

The main events, the Grand Wine Tastings, Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m., showcase more than 500 domestic and international wines throughout the weekend. Patrons will have 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. A gourmet experience, courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast from popular local restaurants, will 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 taste wines from a comprehensive selection from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Ticket holders also receive a beautiful Riedel glass etched to commemorate each year’s event for their tastings.

Presented by Hotel Effie and Spa Lilliana, a featured event, Seas The Day on Saturday, April 13 from 9-11 a.m., will rejuvenate patrons’ bodies and minds with a special beachside yoga session, followed by mimosas to get in the spirit for a day of discovery at the Grand Tasting.

So Much Fun in Spring at Baytowne Wharf!

April Wednesday Night Concerts – Tribute Series
Wednesdays, April 3-24, 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 3: That Arena Rock Show- 70s & 80s Rock Tributes
April 10: Boys In The Band- The Alabama Tribute
April 17: Wildflowers- Tribute to Tom Petty
April 24: Ron Adams- Tribute to Elvis & Johnny Cash
FREE to attend.

Bubbly Baytowne Thursday, April 18, 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, 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturdays.

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

SAVE THE DATE! Tequila & Taco Fest
Friday, May 10, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 | 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 | 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.

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