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2019 Tasting of Champions Headlines The Weekend

Friday’s Tasting of Champions may be a preview event for the 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, but it has become a standalone event in the area, with wine samples from more than 500+ festival entrants and gourmet food stations. The event takes place at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, with tickets available for purchase here.

But, it’s the event it previews the last weekend of April that makes the biggest splash. The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival begins Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., with Winemakers and Shakers, and continues with:

  • VIP Wine Tasting Kick-Off, Friday, April 26, 4 to 6 p.m., Culinary Village
  • Craft Beer and Spirits Jam, Friday, April 26, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Center and Grand Park
  • 2 Days of Grand Tastings, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Center and Culinary Village

Tickets and packages for the festival can be purchased here.

The festival features a dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs brew masters and entertainers to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests over a four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoys attractions including Spirits Row, Rosé All Day Garden, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival benefits Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), named a Top 10 Wine Charity Auction by Wine Spectator Magazine. In 2018, the foundation awarded a record-breaking $2.7 million for 15 children’s charities in Northwest Florida. Since its founding in 2015, the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation has donated $18 million to Northwest Florida charities, impacting the lives of more than 100,000 local children. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to continue its sponsorship of DCWAF.

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