DESTIN, FL, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Sandestin Wine Festival, Florida's
most established wine festival, today announced its "Best of Show" and
other wine winners for 2012.
Scheduled for this April 26-29, the Sandestin Wine Festival is known as
the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals," and is a picture perfect event
complete with white tents, flowing wine, gourmet food and live music.
The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people
to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
With the pouring of more than 600 wines, wine experts meet in advance to
judge the wines. Wines are divided into 70 categories by variety,
style, and price. The top three wines in each category are awarded the
gold, silver, and bronze awards.
Judges raised their glasses for the "2012 Best of Show" designations:
The "Best of Show Red" this year is the 2009 Garrigue Vacqueyras from
Southern Côtes du Rhône, France.
"Best of Show White" is the 2010 "La Crele, a Sauvignon Blanc by Domain
Thomas Sancerre in the Loire Valley, France.
A complete list of winning wines, including "best buys" is listed at www.sandestinwinefestival.com.
Sandestin Wine Festival guests will have an opportunity to taste these
and hundreds of other outstanding wines at the festival. Grand Wine
Tastings will be held at The Village of Baytowne Wharf on Saturday,
April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.
This year's festival, which is co-sponsored by Coastal Living Magazine, will also feature international wine celebrities and leading chefs, an
expanded Mediterranean themed Culinary Pavilion, educational seminars
and even a special retail tent so guests can purchase their favorite
selections at reasonable prices.
Deluxe accommodations from the Beach to the Bay are available for this
popular festival. Special rates include a free night with the purchase
of four (Code FREE5), and a packages including an overnight stay plus
tickets (Code WINE12).
For more information about the 26th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf or to
purchase tickets online, visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com. Group discounts are also available.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was rated the #1 resort in Destin and on
Florida's Emerald Coast. It offers the most complete resort experience
for all seasons and all ages. Sandestin invites guests to enter a
world of 2,400 acres including 30 charming neighborhoods with 1,300
condominiums, villas, town homes, hotel style rooms and other vacation
rentals. A member of Visit South Walton, Sandestin offers more than
seven miles of sugar white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four
championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming
pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness
center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian
village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining
restaurants and nightlife.
Sandestin is offering a wide variety of discount accommodations and
overnight packages for the Sandestin Wine Festival. Visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH for information.
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