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Sandestin Wine Festival Supports Fisher House of the Emerald Coast

Blind veteran to compete in golf tournament


The Sandestin Wine Festival is excited to support Fisher House of the Emerald Coast again this year! Fisher House has been the benefiting charity of the festival for the past two years.

Fisher House of the Emerald Coast is located on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida and provides a "home away from home" so that our military families can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy. The House is within steps of the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital and Veteran's Clinic.

Last year, Fisher House served more than 400 guests, including Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale and his family. SSG Hale was injured when an IED exploded during his deployment to Afghanistan. It has been a long road to recovery for Hale and his family, but Fisher House has allowed them to be together every step of the way.

Check out the video above to hear more about Hale's story.



Sandestin Wine Festival Named "Best" Annual Event in Destin Area


 Destin, FL – The Sandestin Wine Festival, one of the greatest and 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.  The 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 Village streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, as they sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Participating merchants will be decked out for the holiday season, when you stop by to sample their featured bubbly. Enjoy a sneak peak of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village.  To purchase tickets visit sandestinwinefestival.com 

About the Sandestin Wine Festival

Now in its 27th year, the Sandestin Wine Festival 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, great events in a scenic and family friendly setting.  Complete information about the April Festival and affiliated events can be found at www.sandestinwinefestival.com.

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.