Wine-d Down in South Walton

 

Looking for a great weekend getaway and feeling the need for a glass of Rosé, Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc? Look no further than South Walton, Florida. With our calming, turquoise water and sugar-white sand, you can find your perfect beach in one of our 16 beach neighborhoods, then your perfect glass at one of our celebrations of food and wine. With so many options to choose from, you can sip in style throughout the entire year in South Walton.

 

  • Sandestin Gumbo Festival (Feb 17-18): Held in the Village of Baytowne Wharf mid-February, the Sandestin Gumbo Festival is a showcase of all things gumbo. More than 20 restaurants will compete for top honors during the festivities. To learn more about the event, visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com.

 

  • 30A Wine Festival (Feb 22-25): Held in February in Alys Beach, the 30A Wine Festival is a four-day showcase of award-winning wines, culinary arts and charity. To learn more about the event, visit www.30awinefestival.com.

 

  • Taste of the Race (Mar 2-4): Held during March in Seaside to kick off the Seaside Half Marathon, this annual event is a showcase of food, fun and charity featuring names like Chefs Emeril Lagasse, Jim Richard and Jim Shirley. To learn more about the event, visit www.runseasidefl.com/taste-of-the-race.

 

  • Sandestin Wine Festival (Apr 12-15): Held in The Village of Baytowne Wharf in April, the Sandestin Wine Festival is South Walton’s original wine festival with more than 30 years of tradition behind it. The four-day event benefits the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and the Sandestin Foundation for Kids. To learn more about the event, visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com.

 

  • South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival (Apr 26-29): Held at Grand Boulevard in late April, this four-day festival benefits the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and features a chef-inspired culinary village and hands-on educational seminars. To learn more about the event, visit www.sowalwine.com.

 

  • Rosemary Beach Uncorked: Held in Rosemary Beach, this October event showcases fine wines and culinary creations from the beach town’s talented chefs, and live music. To learn more about the event, visit www.rosemarybeachuncorked.com.

 

  • 30A Blue Crab Festival: Held in October at Trebeache in Redfish Village, the Blue Crab Festival is a “celebration of the 30A lifestyle” and showcases local seafood, live music and creative cocktails. For more information about the event, visit www.30acrabfest.com.

 

  • Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival: Held in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, this annual October event is a showcase of all things beer, from local and regional breweries to national and international brews. To learn more about the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival, visit www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com.

 

  • Seeing Red Wine Festival: Held in Seaside in November, the Seeing Red Wine Festival has been a local tradition for more than 25 years. Guests can enjoy a diverse mix of wines, winemaker dinners and farm-to-fork culinary experiences. To learn more about the festival, visit www.seeingredwinefestival.com.

 

  • Harvest Wine & Food Festival (Oct 25-27): Held in WaterColor, the Harvest Wine & Food Festival benefits the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and features live music, culinary demonstrations and wine and beer tastings. The event is typically held in November. To learn more about this four-day event, visit www.harvestwineandfoodfestival.com

 

  • Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights Festival: Held in the Village of Baytowne Wharf in November, this event kicks off the holiday season in bubbly fashion. The festival features more than 30 sparkling wines, live music and creative appetizers. To learn more about the event, visit www.baytownesparklingwinefest.com