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Sandestin Wine Festival Promises Wine, Food, and Fun in the Sun

by S. Lynne on February 29th, 2024
Sandestin Wine Festival attendees hold out wine glasses to be filled by wine makers.
Festival-goers will be able to sip wines while asking questions of wine makers from across the world.

500+ Wines from Across the Globe

Uncork some “Wine, Food & Fun in the Sun” at this year’s four-day Sandestin Wine Festival. The beloved festival celebrates its 37th anniversary in 2024, offering wine lovers samplings from across the globe. Guests also can enjoy wine dinners with celebrity chefs, live music, yoga, culinary tents and interactive experiences.

The host venue is Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s quaint Village of Baytowne Wharf. It’s nestled alongside picturesque Choctawhatchee Bay and central to myriad amenities central to the resort’s popularity.

Oysters shown on a table and are sure to be one of many appetizers served at the Sandestin Wine Festival.
Oysters are just one of many items sure to be on the Sandestin Wine Festival menu.

The Main Events – Grand Wine Tastings

This year’s main events – the Grand Wine Tastings – are scheduled for Friday night, April 12th, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday afternoon, April 13th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can sip wines from premier vineyards and munch on perfectly paired gourmet bites prepared by local chefs.

ABC Fine Wine and Spirits will also offer discounted wines during the festival under a tent in the Village’s parking lot.

And the Bubbly and Boozy tent will once again be set up during the Grand Wine Tastings, serving up bubbles and spirits, and accompanied by live music played by local and regional bands.

Yogis holding a pose with their hands over their heads while sitting on a beach facing their yoga instructor.
Yogis will hold poses on a beautiful South Walton beach during the 2024 Sandestin Wine Festival.

A Healthy Start to the Second Day of the Festival

Festival-goers will enjoy a healthy start to the second day of the event with yoga and mimosas on the beach. Sandestin’s Hotel Effie and Spa Lilliana are sponsoring the Seas the Day activity set for 9 a.m. Saturday on a nearby South Walton ivory-and-turquoise beach.

The soothing sound of waves lapping the shore is sure to accompany the relaxing event. The cost is $25 and yoga mats will be provided.

More About This Popular Festival

-The Sandestin Wine Festival is the longest continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast. Tickets start at $85 each and are going fast. Click here to order tickets. And don’t worry about the weather. The festival is scheduled to take place rain or shine!

A woman and man smile at each other while clinking their wine glasses.
This year’s festival is sure to resound with clinking wine glasses.

Places To Stay, Other Things To Do During Sandestin Wine Festival

To find Destin Florida vacation rentals or Highway 30A vacation rentals, places to eat in Destin, places to eat on Highway 30A, and other things to do in Destin while you’re in town for the wine festival, there’s no better place to start than on Many of the individual rentals can be booked online directly from our site. Or, call one of BeachGuide’s friendly vacation planners seven days a week – including many evenings – at 1-888-698-1488.

Find your dream accommodations now before they book up. And plan on a vacation for the memory books!

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