Sandestin Wine Festival Provides Perfect Getaway to Uncork Some Fun in the Sun

Save the Date for this April 26-29 for One of Florida Gulf Coast's Top Events

DESTIN, FL, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today announced details for the 26th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Coast.

Scheduled for this April 26-29, the Sandestin Wine Festival has become a favorite event for thousands of guests each spring.  It is a picture-perfect festival, complete with white tents, flowing wine, gourmet food and live music at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  It's been affectionately been called the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals" because of its popularity and grandeur.

Festival Dinners and Seminars

Beginning April 26, leading Village restaurants will offer special wine dinners, paring delicious culinary options with delicious wines.  On Friday April 27, guests can experience one-of-a-kind seminars focused on wines and even bourbon.  These seminars are enjoyable opportunities for participants to their expand knowledge with information shared by leading experts in their fields.

Grand Wine Tastings

Grand Wine Tastings are held at The Village of Baytowne Wharf on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 1- 5 p.m.  Wine connoisseurs to wine novices join together to find more than 600 different wines to sample.  New this year will be an expanded Culinary Pavilion with a Mediterranean theme, wine celebrities and demonstrations from well-known chefs.

Retail Tent

After a full day of sampling wines and finding new favorites, guests can check out the retail tent that is available each day. "Unlike other wine events, the Sandestin Wine Festival offers attendees the chance to purchase and transport wine sampled that day," said Lanier Motes, event manager for the Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association (BWNA).

Accommodations from the Beach to the Bay

To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Sandestin Wine Festival, guests take advantage of staying at one of the many Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's beautiful units. Special rates for units from the beach to the bay are available with complimentary amenities including tennis court time and fitness center access.  Guests are encouraged to reserve accommodations early for this year's spectacular event.  Call 866-91-BEACH or visit

For more information about the Sandestin Wine Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, visit For added savings, purchase tickets online prior to the event. Group discounts are also available.

Additional announcements including wine winners, celebrities, featured chefs and event updates will be released in the coming weeks.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 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 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton, 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 marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.

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