Sandestin Wine Festival Tops off a Successful 2019 Festival with Donation of $22,500 to Sandestin Foundation for Kids

Miramar Beach, Fla (June 17, 2019) - The 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, the most established and continuously running wine festival in the Florida Panhandle, announced today the organization donated $22,500 to Sandestin Foundation for Kids. The proceeds are from the four-day event, held April 11 th -14 th, 2019 in The Village of Baytowne Wharf within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

The Sandestin Wine Festival is staffed by non-profit volunteers and in return, the proceeds from the festival are donated to those non-profits to support and further their missions. Due to the overwhelming support of their volunteers, Sandestin Foundation for Kids was presented with a check totaling $22,500, made possible by the success of this year’s festival and sold out Grand Tasting events on Friday and Saturday.

“Without the support of our community and volunteers, the Sandestin Wine Festival would not be the success that it is today. For an event that is rich in history and culture, the volunteers work very hard to make sure the guest experience is seamless from one year to the next. It’s amazing to know the event benefits worthwhile local non-profits. We look forward to the continued partnership for many years to come,” stated Alan Meyers, The Village of Baytowne Wharf executive director.

“We are so grateful to our community! The volunteers who donated their time on our behalf helped to make the 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival a huge success,” stated Sara Becnel, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort vice president of development and co-trustee of the Sandestin Foundation for Kids. “This donation will aid the Foundation in supporting our local youth and their families as well as allowing us to assist a selected handful of non-profit organizations located abroad.”

The 34 th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is set for April 16th -19 th, 2020. Chief sponsors of the Sandestin Wine Festival include Coastal Living, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Visit South Walton, 30A, EC Magazine, 850 Magazine, and SoWal.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages and 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 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 123-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. Follow @Sandestin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest events and news.

About Sandestin Foundation for Kids
The Sandestin Foundation for Kids was founded in 2011 by the owners of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Becnel Family. The goal of the Sandestin Foundation for Kids is to make a meaningful and positive difference in children’s lives. The Foundation will support causes or organizations which have the most impact, and to make the best, positive difference in the lives of children, including health and economic issues. The structure of the foundation allows for $1 of every $1 raised to go to children in need, both locally and abroad. The Sandestin Foundation for Kids is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) governed by a Board of Trustees.

About The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida, The Village of Baytowne Wharf features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife -- not to mention a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family. Recently voted Best Place to Be Seen on the Emerald Coast and Best Local Attraction, Baytowne Wharf features 16 retail shops, 11 activity and entertainment establishments, and 20 award winning restaurants and night clubs. For more information on events and merchant happenings, follow Baytowne’s Facebook posts and live tweets.

Aleis Tusa
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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