DESTIN, FL, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - For people searching for a convenient gift of "good taste" for the holidays, look no further. The Sandestin Wine Festival, one of the most treasured traditions in the South, makes it easy and convenient to give a memorable gift by purchasing tickets online to this special event this April 10-13.
Held in the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf, the Sandestin Wine Festival has affectionately been called the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals" because of its popularity and grandeur. It was also named the "Best Annual Event" by Destin Magazine.
Now in its 28th year and hundreds of tickets sold already for the 2014 event, the Sandestin Wine Festival is the original and most established and continuously running wine festival on the Coast. There is no substitute for this magnificent tradition of the pouring of more than 700 wines in the comfortable, scenic, charming and family friendly setting of the Village in the top rated Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
A Friday evening Grand Wine Tasting on April 11 is combined with the Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 12. Based on the success of last year's event, the wine festival is further expanding in the Village of Baytowne Wharf and at the Baytowne Marina. Additional events include specialty wine dinners on Thursday, April 10 and a lovely wine and champagne brunch on Sunday, April 13 at the scenic Baytowne Marina.
Discounted tickets to the Grand Wine Tastings can be conveniently purchased at www.sandestinwinefestival.com. All people need to do is click, pay and print, and put this special gift under the tree. Packages combining discounted accommodations and tickets are also available by calling 1.866.91.BEACH.
New this year as a major sponsor is the addition of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Florida's oldest and largest independent fine wine and spirits merchant.
Coastal Living Magazine, the premier magazine for people who love the coast, is a presenting sponsor, and other notable organizations including The Atlanta Wine School and the Visit South Walton Tourism Development Council are supporting sponsors.
Proceeds of the Sandestin Wine Festival will go to children in need through the Sandestin Foundation for Kids and the Fisher House, a home-away-from-home for the Military families of seriously ill or injured patients.
Check out videos about the Sandestin Wine Festival at YouTube.com, including last year's touching "flash mob" marriage proposal at the Baytowne Marina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevg2w8C8xg; the donation of more than $50,000 to local charities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXPOOzlIcwI; and other great visuals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWQyT1DsiCU
Additional news about featured guest and events will continued to be posted at sandestinwinefestival.com.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (www.sandestin.com) 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 more than 1,200 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and among the best in South Walton hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit Florida and 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 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, the area's leading pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.
SOURCE: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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