The first annualÂ South Walton Beaches Wine & Food FestivalÂ will take place on April 25th through the 28th, 2013 in Grand Boulevard at SandestinÂ®, located along South Walton’s picturesque Northwest Florida beaches. This new charity wine festival will feature major wine industry partners and exciting wine celebrities from around the world. The festival will take place inÂ Grand BoulevardÂ at SandestinÂ®, a mixed-useÂ TownÂ CenterÂ just off of Highway 98 in the heart of the Sandestin community. More than 800 wines and a culinary village will enhance this year’s Destin charity event. Proceeds from the event will benefit theÂ Destin Charity Wine Auction FoundationÂ for children in need inÂ Northwest Florida.
“We will have the best wines and an amazing culinary village, all in a stunning location to make this an incredible wine festival,â said Chan Cox, owner of multiple locations of Wine World throughout Northwest Florida.
Mondavi commented to Cox, “I am looking forward to helping you kick off the first annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at Grand Boulevard.â Mondavi is co-proprietor ofÂ Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery.
Nationally and internationally well-known wine personalities and industry experts will provide festive entertainment and educational tastings for attendees. There are dozens of confirmed winemakers participating in the festival including: Charles J. âChuckâ Wagner, owner of Caymus Vineyards; HÃ©lÃ¨ne Garcin- LÃ©vÃªque, owner of Chateau Clos L Ãglise, Pomerol; and Joe Davis, Winegrower and Winemaker of Arcadian Winery,Â Lompoc,Â California.
The Culinary Village will include an array of food tastings, wine pairings, and access to the professionals who make these amazing wines and food. Wine seminars are planned for those wishing forÂ more focused and in-depth tastings. For those who enjoy the culinary arts, there will be cooking demonstrations and the latest in high-quality cookware, glassware and kitchen accessories.
In addition, a who’s who ofÂ NashvilleÂ songwriters will be playing and telling stories about the hit songs they wrote for the biggest stars in the music business, including Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Vince Gill and many others.
Festival partners include Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation,Â Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association,Â Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida andÂ Grand BoulevardÂ at Sandestin.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visitÂ www.SoWalWine.com