Destin, Fla. (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Fragrant bouquets, sweet aromas and soothing sounds are abundant each spring as the South Walton and Destin community welcomes spring and the South Walton Beaches Food & Wine Festival, coming to Grand Boulevard April 24-26. The pristine beaches of Northwest Florida are a popular spring break destination for families. Each year, the SoWal Wine Festival unites locals as well as wine enthusiasts from around the country in appreciation of exceptional wines and culinary delights. Coinciding with the festival, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is introducing special spring beach deals on Destin Vacation Rentals. Beach and wine lovers will enjoy 15% off four-nights or more in a spacious beach house and 15% off three-nights or more in any South Walton or Destin condo this spring.
The charity wine festival will feature leaders in the wine industry and wine celebrities from around the globe. New partnerships with Wine Enthusiast, Banfi Wines ad Emeril Lagasse are setting the stage for an exceptional event that is anticipated to draw national and international attention. The main event, The Grand Tasting, will showcase more than 800 wines as well as an expanded culinary village.
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association will bring Nashville’s top songwriters to perform at the wine and food festival. The line-up of talented songwriters will showcase their own talents as well as share fascinating stories about writing songs for stars of the music industry, including Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Vince Gill and many others.
The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will feature more than 800 wines from around the world, along with an enviable roster of participating winemakers, including Christina Mariani-May of Castello Banfi Vintners, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Sara Fowler of Peju Winery and Helene Garcin-Leveque of Clos L’Eglise, Pomerol and Pessac Estates, among many others.
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, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam that will feature hottest breweries and distilleries in the country along with a live performance by Boukou Groove. Saturday begins with a VIP tasting featuring exclusive vintners and rare varietals, followed by the Grand Tasting and culinary seminars. On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., the After Party begins with live music and delicacies served by Tucker Duke’s Food Truck.
Held simultaneously, the Destin Charity Wine Auction will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, featuring 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 children in need in Northwest Florida.
On Sunday, the tasting continues at the Grand Tasting in Grand Boulevard along with more culinary seminars at the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and live performances by Nashville songwriters.
Just a two 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’s special spring deal, featuring a 15 percent discount on stays of three-nights for condos or four nights for houses, is available for stays from March 15 until May 17, 2014. To view available beach vacation rentals, visit http://www.DestinVacation.com. 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.
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 29 years. Recognized for excellence, integrity and professionalism, Newman-Dailey consistently receives the “Certificate of Excellence” on TripAdvisor, and 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.