The eighth annual 30A Wine Festival, benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, takes place Feb. 20-24 in Alys Beach. Cleanse your palate and prepare for five days of exquisite wines, delectable dishes, and beautiful surroundings. Tickets may be purchased at www.30awinefestival.com.
Garden & Gun kicks off the eighth annual 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach with a VIP party on the Central Park lawn. Discover the best sparkling wine pairings for four oyster varieties from around the South — Apalachicola, Chesapeake Bay, South Carolina Lowcountry, and Louisiana Coast. Live music, culinary culture, and plenty of bubbly will leave you satisfied and ready to take on the rest of the weekend's festivities. There are stand alone tickets for this event.
The hands-on mixology seminar from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant will take you through the creation of three perfect craft cocktails that are sure to impress even the most avid cocktail connoisseurs. Attendees must purchase a Bourbon, Beer & Butts ticket or Weekend Pass for this event.
A night of bourbon, beer, and barbecue tastings, Bourbon, Beer & Butts takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22 on Kelly Green in Alys Beach with distilleries from across the country, local and national breweries, and barbecue from top culinary talent. Attendees can purchase a stand alone ticket or a weekend pass for this event.
Master your wine knowledge during wine seminars with help from the country's best vintners while enjoying tastings, small bites, and stories de farce.Swirl, sip, learn, repeat from 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant. A grand tasting or weekend pass must be purchased to attend.
Gather along South Charles Street and sip wines from across the globe during the grand tasting from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 23. More than 80 wines will be showcased. Local and regional eateries will provide small bites. Admission is included in a weekend or Saturday pass.
Rosé & Croquet, the highlight of the festival, returns with the sixth annual Croquet Tournament from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 on Kelly Green. Don your croquet whites and gather your best players for a boozy brunch prior to the match, complete with elegant rosés. Admission is included in the weekend pass. Must have a team of four to register. All players must have a weekend pass.