Sandestin Wine Festival named "Best Annual Event" in Destin area; national magazine leader Coastal Living signed on as sponsor

DESTIN, FL, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Sandestin Wine Festival, one of the most treasured traditions in the South, was named the "Best Annual Event" in the area by Destin Magazine.

The Sandestin Wine Festival is scheduled this April 18-21, 2013 in the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf. This hallmark event has affectionately been called the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals" because of its popularity and grandeur.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today also announced that Coastal Living Magazine signed on as a presenting sponsor for this event for the forth consecutive year. Coastal Living is the premier magazine for people who love the coast. It is the ultimate magazine and resource for coastal décor, food, lifestyle trends and travel.

In related news, event organizers are planning the best series of events in the history of the festival. New this year is "Sparkling Wines and Holiday Lights." On Saturday, November 17 from 4-7 p.m., guests can stroll down Village streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, as they sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various restaurants. Participating merchants will be decked out for the holiday season, when you stop by to sample their featured bubbly. Enjoy a sneak peek of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village. To purchase tickets visit

About the Sandestin Wine Festival
Now in its 27th year, the Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Coast, and features one-of-a-kind seminars, wine dinners, grand wine tastings and culinary experiences.

According to Village spokesperson Lanier Motes, there is no substitute for this magnificent tradition of the pouring of more than 700 wines, lovely weather, and great events in a scenic and family friendly setting.

Complete information about the Festival and affiliated events can be found at Overnight accommodations can also be reserved at 1-866-91-BEACH.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.

Guests and prospective guests are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort