The 30A Wine Festival, underwritten by The Alys Foundation, returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach for its 10th year: Wednesday, February 23 through Sunday, February 27, 2022. The festival showcases renowned distillers, vintners, and culinary favorites over five days of celebration – a series of events and workshops where wine enthusiasts and bourbon lovers alike relish in the festivities within the captivating town of Alys Beach. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a local charity which provides health services to uninsured or underinsured school children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday evening at Caliza Pool and Restaurant with an intimate wine dinner featuring a four-course meal created by Alys Beach Executive Chef Kevin Cavanaugh. On Thursday evening, attendees have the option between an Oyster and Champagne gathering in Central Park or a Rum Dinner in Papilio Park. Friday afternoon, a Mixology Seminar followed by the Bourbon, Beer & Butts event, where a lively barbecue and bourbon tasting will feature some of the country’s best pit masters and distillers, with live music under the stars on Kelly Green. Saturday showcases the exquisite Grand Tasting event featuring tastings from distinguished vintners and chefs stationed along the meandering, open-air gallery of picturesque South Charles Street in the heart of Alys Beach. Alongside the festival and the Grand Tasting, guests have the opportunity to bid on items featured in the silent auction as they stroll, sip and taste their way to the Gulf Green for the iconic Gulf of Mexico vista. The festival finishes on Sunday with the Gospel Brunch on the Gulf Green, a captivating experience of song with good food and good company, and the highly anticipated Rosé & Croquet event on Kelly Green, where guests enjoy rosé tastings, a delicious brunch and possibly a coveted spot to play in the beloved croquet tournament.
The well-being of homeowners, patrons, sponsors, team members and talent is the top priority here at Alys Beach. In preparation for 30A Wine Festival, the event team is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 alongside the updates and guidelines from the CDC and the Florida Department of Public Health. Alys Beach will make adjustments to the event offerings as deemed necessary for the health and safety of all involved.