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Our Favorite Ways to Wine Along the Emerald Coast of Florida

When we are not sinking our feet in powder white sand, frolicking in the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and taking in amazing sunsets, we are drinking wine. Yes, the Emerald Coast of Florida has developed a deep passion for wine over the years. Wine festivals, wine walkabouts, wine dinners, and wine tastings are some of our favorite activities outside of the beach. If you’re a wine enthusiast visiting the Emerald Coast of Florida, here are a few spots you will not want to miss.

UnWined in Panama City Beach

When visiting Panama City Beach in summer make sure to get tickets to UnWined. This 2-day wine festival is held at Aaron Bessant Park June 4th and 5th, 2021. Friday evening at 6:00pm kicks-off the event with “Top Chef” winner Kelsey Barnard Clark, custom cocktails, live music and more. The Grand Afternoon Tasting takes place on Saturday at 1:00pm. Stroll from tent to tent sipping on some of the tastiest craft beers, wines, and spirits from around the world. 

Wine & Song: Uncorked at NEAT on 30A

When visiting South Walton and 30A make sure to stop by NEAT on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00pm. This unique bottle shop and tasting room is in Alys Beach on 30A. You can dine inside or al fresco on the patio under majestic palms. Choose a bottle from the Uncorked wine list to pair with small plates and shareables.

Vin’tij Food & Wine at Grand Boulevard

When visiting Miramar Beach Vin’tij Food & Wine is definitely a place to put on your list. This award-winning restaurant has been a favorite along the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. Here are a few reasons why. A diverse menu using the freshest of locally sourced ingredients, an extensive wine list including rare wines from small family-owned vineyards from around the world, and their renowned multi-course winemakers’ dinners which are perfectly paired with boutique wines. Located at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, this is a wine enthusiast must stop.

Destin Brewery Wine Tastings

I know what you’re thinking…wine at a brewery! This locally owned quaint little brewery is located on Mountain Drive, across from the Destin Harbor. Not only do they serve up some delicious award-winning beers, every Friday night from 5:00-7:00pm they offer a wine tasting of unique boutique wines. Most of the wines they pour include rare wines currently unavailable at retail outlets along the Emerald Coast. Each week has a theme. One Friday you might be visiting Italy tasting Italian wines, one Friday you may find yourself in Spain. All destinations enjoyed on the beautiful beaches of Destin. Whether you’re a beer drinker, wine taster, or just looking for a cozy little local’s spot that reminds you of “Cheers” then Destin Brewery is your kind of place.

The Wine Bar on Palafox

When heading to your quaint Perdido Key condo you must make a stop to The Wine Bar. Locally owned, this friendly, laid-back restaurant offers an extensive wine list and gourmet cuisine. The food is always delicious, the staff friendly, and the wine list is the best around. Stop by their wine shop with some of the best prices around and stock up for your beach vacation.

These Emerald Coast wine spots are some of the bests in the area. After a long day on the beach, you deserve a delicious meal and a nice glass of wine. Cheers from your favorite Emerald Coast Beach Towns.

Published on Monday, March 1, 2021