DESTIN, FL, April 22 /CNW/ - The Sandestin Wine Festival, Florida's most establish wine festival, today announced Donna Burgess as this year's featured artist.

Scheduled for this April 28-May 1, the Sandestin Wine Festival is a picture perfect event complete with the pouring of more than 600 wines, gourmet food and live music.   The festival 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.

The poster for the 25th Sandestin Wine Festival by Donna Burgess The poster for the 25th Sandestin Wine Festival by Donna Burgess

"We are honored to have Donna as the featured artist," said event manager Lanier Motes.  "Donna's award winning talents combined with her long history on the Emerald Coast makes her the perfect selection for our special 25th anniversary event."

In her role as featured artist for the Sandestin Wine Festival, Ms. Burgess created a limited edition poster.   Ms Burgess will have a display at the Grand Wine Tasting all weekend long. An autographed poster of the 25th anniversary artwork and prints will be available for purchase as well as several other commemorative items and her original artwork.

A native of the Emerald Coast, Ms. Burgess has received several awards and has been active on the art scene for more than two decades. In addition to art for presidents and residents, she has previously created commemorative posters for Destin Seafood festival, Autumn Tides, and of course, the Sandestin Wine Festival. Her artworks include watercolors, acrylics, and mixed mediums on paper and canvas.

For more information about the 25th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival or to purchases tickets online visit  For added savings, purchase tickets online prior to the event. Group discounts are also available.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America and was voted the #1 resort by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine.  Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages, located on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, an area recognized as one of the top 2010 destinations in the world by Frommer's. The resort invites guests to enter a world with a 98-slip Marina plus 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features 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 fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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