Wine for Warriors

It is known as the best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area, and it is named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine. From April 18th through the 21st, the 27th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, benefiting the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, will again be known as a good time for a great cause.

Located at Baytowne Wharf, the Sandestin Wine Festival is an opportunity for wine connoisseurs and novices alike to discover a new flavor, pairing or vineyard. For four days, events including wine tastings, pairing dinners, dinner cruises and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs Diane Henderiks and Paula Deen will tease and tempt your taste buds.

Wines of every variety, style and price point will be available for tasting and purchase. That’s right, vineyards represented at the festival will have retail stations set up with great deals and discounts on your new favorite wines. All of this, plus live music, interactive demonstrations and the exquisite shops of Baytowne Wharf will make this an occasion not to miss. To see a full schedule of events, click here.

The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, the festival’s signature charity, provides an amazing service to military families in need. Whether active duty, Wounded Warrior, reserves or veteran, no soldier, sailor, airman or marine should be alone when undergoing medical treatment; that is what the Fisher House is for. No matter the medical facility, families of these heroes have a free place to stay when in town supporting their loved ones.

Since 1990, the Fisher House program has served more than 10,000 families. From their website:

The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

If you would like to attend the Sandestin Wine Festival, click here for more information and ticketing. To download a PDF of the festival’s Taster’s Guide, go here.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Fisher House, click here.

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