Special Guests

Featured Celebrities and Special Guests

We are excited to announce a few special guests joining us for our 32nd Anniversary of the Sandestin Wine Festival.



Donna Burgess

With the colors of a coastal sunset her palette, the white sands and emerald waters her playground, Donna artfully captures the seashore experience. Donna has observed the masters and studied with the best, but acknowledges that growing up with images created by her talented mother have been her greatest inspiration. One that she has passed along to her own daughters. A love of the coast translates freely through her color washed interpretations of children enjoying summer, fish leaping from azure waters, pets in play, and cottages styled by memories of a gentle era. Donna’s art is commissioned and collected by presidents and international corporations. However, it is the individual whose selection makes its way home to remind its owner of warmer, calmer days that Donna considers her most valuable collector.

Donna has been a part of the Sandestin Wine Festival from the beginning, and her festival event posters have become annual collector's items.

Donna will be featured with exclusive art work during both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings.

Want to see a sneak peak of this year's rendering? See it here!

Matt McCarty Quintet

Nominated for Best Jazz Artist by the Beachcomber, the Matt McCarty Quintet is keeping real jazz alive on the Gulf Coast. Whether playing original compositions or jazz standards, the group puts their unique spin on the music to keep every performance fresh and exciting.

The Matt McCarty Quintet will perform on Friday, April 13 from 5-8pm and Saturday, April 14 from 1- 5pm at the Grand Tastings.