This November, a new wine and food festival is coming to WaterColor on 30A! The Harvest Wine & Food Festival, presented by the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, is being held Nov.2-5.
Featuring world-renowned wine makers and local restaurants raising money in support of DCWAF’s mission to assist children in need in Northwest Florida, Harvest Wine & Food Festival will provide patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor.
And, I am giving away 2 highly coveted Saturday Grand Tasting Tickets along with a $50 Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar Gift Card, a $350 value!
The three-day event will feature three Celebrity Winemaker Dinners hosted in various South Walton restaurants on Thursday night, an Al Fresco Reserve Tasting at the WaterColor Beach Club on Friday night, and a Grand Tasting featuring more than 400 wines paired with food stations showcasing coastal cuisine on Saturday. Silent auction bidding is also available throughout the weekend.
To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets visit www.HarvestWineandFood.com.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, November 2
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners, 6 p.m.
Gamble Family Vineyards – Cafe Thirty-A
Magnolia Blossom & Champagne Delamotte – Wine World WaterColor
Rudd Oakville Estate – Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood presented by Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates – Merrill Lynch
Friday, November 3
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting, 6-8 p.m.
The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting held at WaterColor Beach Club will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking Gulf coast sunset will make for a memorable and elegant evening.
Saturday, November 4 (Giveaway is for one pair of tickets to this event)
Grand Tasting, 1-4 p.m.
Tickets: $150 General Admission, $300 VIP
The Grand Tasting, held in Cerulean Park, is the festival’s main event featuring more than 150 wines for tasting. Patrons will spend the afternoon strolling through Cerulean Lawn sipping an extensive array of highly sought after wines from around the world while enjoying live music, light bites from South Walton’s leading local restaurants and the opportunity to purchase wine on site. A BBQ pit and seafood station will also be on site for heartier culinary experiences. Festival-goers will also have an opportunity to attend the Grand Tasting in style as a VIP. VIP tickets include early entry and access to an additional tent filled with rare wines, exclusive food options and celebrity bottle signings.
“We are excited to be working with WaterColor and St. Joe to bring this event to 30A! We have been working on this for many months and will bring coastal cuisine, regional cheesemongers, olive oil and honey purveyors, and of course fine wine to this event”, said Kate Mikos with the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
All net proceeds from this festival go to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida.
“All of our dollars go to help 15 local charities,and all of the money stays in the community. The check presentation in August is a humbling experience to see. We enjoy the charities taking the stage to talk about their accomplishments and how much the funds have helped,” said Kate.
Visit 30A Eats Facebook for A CHANCE TO WIN the (2) Harvest Wine & Food Tickets, and/or leave a comment below telling me why your favorite wine and food pairing!The winner will be drawn at random on October 20th, and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Tickets will be in the name of the winner only. Not for resale.