Among the amazing roster of participating winemakers are Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery and Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards.
Destin, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Spring brings an abundance of the best wine and food festivals, and on April 25-28, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will feature a weekend of premier wine and culinary delights along the picturesque Northwest Florida beaches. Held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®, the charity wine festival will feature leaders in the wine industry and wine celebrities from around the globe. For wine enthusiasts seeking a Destin Vacation Rental, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is offering a special rate of $534* for a three-night stay at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort, located near Grand Boulevard.
The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will feature more than 800 wines from around the world and a culinary village, serving foods that pair beautifully with wine. Among the amazing roster of participating winemakers are Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery; Chuck Wagner, owner of Caymus Vineyards and Joe Davis of Arcadian Winery.
The weekend also includes a variety of special events. On Friday night, a "Winemakers and Shakers" special meet and greet will allow guests to interact with some of the nation's most respected winemakers and acclaimed chefs. Later that evening, the Vibrant Rioja Gran Reserva Wine & Food Pairing will couple foods with old-world, Spanish Rioja wines. Celebrity chefs including Chef Norman Van Aken of James Beard's "Who's Who in American Food & Beverage," and Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, 2011 winner of Food Network's "Chopped," will prepare hors d’oeuvres and a multi-course, family style dinner.
In addition, the Destin Charity Wine Auction will take place on Saturday simultaneously with the festival. The Wine Auction is comprised of nearly 200 silent and live offerings, including exotic trips and rare and unusual wines. Twelve Patron Dinners will also be hosted in private homes throughout South Walton and Destin, Fla., featuring a premier winemaker and celebrated chef at each residence. Proceeds from the Wine Auction as well as the wine festival benefit the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which helps children in need in Northwest Florida.
Just a few miles west of Grand Boulevard, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort features gulf-front condos as well as cottages and villas that are tucked away amid the trees, providing a quiet oasis after a day of wine tasting. The 27-acre resort features two pools, hot tubs, natural gas grills, lighted basketball court, and Rubico Clay tennis courts. Situated on more than a mile of sugar white sand beaches, guests easily access the beach to relax and listen to the surf, take a long leisurely stroll or watch the vibrant, colorful sunset.
Newman-Dailey is offering a discounted rate of 534* for three-night stay in a two-bedroom cottage and $717 for two-bedroom gulf-front condo at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort, between April 25-29. Wine enthusiasts who book their stay through Newman-Dailey will also receive a South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival tote bag of commemorative items from the festival. To take advantage of this special discounted rate use promo code: SOWALWINE. To purchase festival tickets, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com. For more information or to book a stay at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, visit http://www.HiddenDunesDestin.com or call 850-225-7652.
*Price of $534 includes taxes and fees for three-night stay in a two-bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 6, at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort, between April 25-29. Some restrictions may apply.
About Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is a locally-owned business, specializing in resort rentals, sales and management in Destin and South Walton for more than 27 years. Recognized for excellence, integrity and professionalism, Newman-Dailey consistently receives "excellent" rankings on TripAdvisor and recognition among readers as top choice for "Best of Emerald Coast" and "BESTIN DESTIN" by Emerald Coast and Destin Magazines. The Real Estate Division is consistently listed among the top 10 percent of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast for sales. For more sales or rental information, call 850.837.1071, or visit online at DestinSales.com or DestinVacation.com.