Chan Cox founded the Sandestin Wine Festival on the sidewalk of his small wine store in Sandestin, Florida. Over 27 years, it became one of the most successful festivals in the southeast. Now Chan is following his dream to advance his festival with a new name, grand new location and a stunning showcase of the best wine and food selections the world has to offer. Introducing the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival! Chan Cox and his team at Wine World in Northwest Florida have spent decades fostering relationships with the best wine makers in the world.
Chan is also passionate about giving back to his community. Chan’s newly named festival is a true charity event, benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation which supports children in need charities in Northwest Florida. Here are some of the charities that will benefit from our wine and food festival: Children in Crisis, Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc., Youth Village, Shelter House, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Advocacy Center, Emerald Coast Autism Center, Fisher House, Horizons, Food for Thought, Opportunities, Inc. and Pathways for Change.