Sandestin Wine Festival Adds Southern Charm with Special Guest Paula Deen

Food Network Personality to Provide Cooking Demonstrations and Attend VIP Connoisseur Event April 18-21

(DESTIN, Fla.) – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Wine Festival – one of the South’s premier coastal events – announces Food Network personality, Paula Deen, will be a celebrity chef and special guest at the popular event, April 18-21.

Now in its 27th year, the Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast. To be held April 18 – 21, patrons will discover a wide range of experiences from participating in auctions for rare and distinctive wines to unique culinary demonstrations.

As part of her involvement, Paula will be a featured chef on the Coastal Living Cooking Stage on Saturday, April 20, and will also be a special guest at the festival’s VIP Connoisseur event.

“Paula’s southern charm, engaging personality and cooking expertise is a perfect match for our guests and the Sandestin Wine Festival,” said Lanier Motes, special events manager at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

From Paula’s Home Cooking to Top Chef, Paula Deen has been a popular personality on the Food Network for more than a decade. She has sold nearly 10 million books focused on her life of Southern cooking, and has her own magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen. Paula has been an inspiration to thousands with her good natured approach, her ability to overcome adversity and positive attitude.

Adding to the lineup of impressive presenting supporters, Coastal Living Magazine will sponsor the event for the fourth straight year.

For more information or to purchase tickets:

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About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin is the No. 1 resort on the Emerald Coast (Emerald Coast Magazine), and was recently named one of iVillage’s “Best Beaches for Families.” Guests are invited to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods with 1,300 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and hotel accommodations. A member of Visit South Walton, the resort features seven-plus miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship and resort golf courses, 15 tournament-caliber tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, and fitness center and spa.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf – an architecturally vibrant pedestrian village – is the heart and soul of the resort where guests enjoy an eclectic mix of boutique shops and an exciting array of eateries, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Family-friendly entertainment options include the Adventure Landing Playground, Adventure Zone with the Florida Gulf Coast’s only zipline, carousel and the Blast Arcade and Laser Maze.

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