The 26th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival is just around the corner and we’ve made a list of all the things you won’t want to miss for your wine weekend of festival fun. 30A Eats also has a pair of Sunday’s Fall Walkabout and Charity Auction tickets to give away to one lucky winner who enters below, a $250 value!
The festival has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals,” by Fodor’s Travel and has enjoyed the outstanding support of Coastal Living as a sponsor. So plan to soak up the charm of historic Seaside while you sniff, swirl, and sip your way through the selection of over 250 wines and taste test all the delectable gulf-to-table, fresh local food from several of South Walton’s famed restaurants!
The four days of festivities include reserve wine tastings, dinners and a brunch with featured guest winemakers. The festivities kick off Thurs., Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. with the Vintner’s Dinner at the famed Bud & Alley’s restaurant. Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with a featured vintner. A limited number of reservations are available, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting on Friday, November 4th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Seaside, FL – Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $250
Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 5th | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Seaside, FL – Downtown Central Square | Tickets: $175
VIP | 12:00 – 4:00 PM | Seaside, FL – Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $325
Celebration of Bubbles |10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Great Southern Café in Seaside
Fall Walkabout and Charity Auction on Sunday, November 6th | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Seaside, FL – Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $125
Plan your stay-cation in Seaside for a whole weekend of wine-sipping fun in the sun. Be sure to book your Seaside rentals through Sunday to experience all that the Seeing Red Wine Festival has to offer.
CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS :
Ticket-holders will have a chance to meet & greet wine celebrities William Mercer of Mercer Wine and Dave Guffy of the Hess Collection. Chocolate mastermind, Scott Witherow, of Olive & Sinclair will also be present with a special Southern-style Salted Caramel Bourbon Ball treat.
Be among the first to quench your thirst with the wine of your dreams in our breezy VIP tent and lounge. The VIP Saturday ticket includes early entry at noon to the VIP tent on Lyceum Lawn. In addition to an exclusive selection of wine and spirits at the VIP bar, VIPs will also receive extra festival merchandise and can enjoy live music by Chris Alvarado, small bites by 45 Central Wine Bar, and some good old college football.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s Sunday event has been moved to Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn this year and will immediately follow the Celebration of Bubbles at Great Southern. Enjoy our famous “hangover station” with Bloody Mary’s and mimosas along with live music by Kyle LaMonica, a great wine selection, catered appetizers, and the opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items such as trips, dinners, and rare wines. Explore the shops in Seaside or make your way to the pétanque courts as you bid on the go with our new mobile bidding feature.
This weekend is truly all about giving back. The proceeds from the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events all give back to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and it’s 14 local children’s charities, and a portion of the Sunday tickets will benefit the Seaside Neighborhood School. For more information on the benefiting organizations, visit our website.
GUIDE YOUR TASTEBUDS:
Keep track of your wine experiences by taking notes in your handy tasting guide throughout the weekend of festival fun. If you like what you’ve tried, be sure to stop by the retail tent.
All your favorite wine will be available for purchase at the Retail Tent from Friday-Sunday so you can take your favorites home with you. Be sure to check out the Merchandise Tent for some Seaside Style. You can also help support DCWAF’s 15 beneficiary charities when you purchase your new favorite, super cute and comfy wine-drinking t-shirts at the festival or in advance online. Grab some for you and your friends, and feel free to wear these all weekend long.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, CLICK HERE NOW to get them before they are gone!
“Now in its 26th year, the Seeing Red Wine Fest has a proven track record for providing the utmost in quality wines within the beautiful landscape of Seaside’s intimacy and charm, and we’re not expecting anything less than a sold-out event this year,” said Lori Leath Smith, Seaside Community Development Corp. public relations and marketing director. “Seaside continues its pursuit of providing a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for wine aficionados, or novices, or those who simply want to sip, socialize and stroll while enjoying the comforting throwback to simpler times. Though the wine varieties, the people and the offerings vary with each passing year, the Seeing Red Wine Fest’s spirit and its drive to stand apart persists.”
To learn more or to purchase tickets to the 26th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, visit www.SeeingRedWineFestival.com. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from the Publix at WaterColor Crossings on County Road 395.
Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets! The contest runs today, Oct. 27, and the rafflecopter drawing will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10a.m. (CST). That way you will have time to plan! The winner will be sent a voucher and will need to show positive ID for entry to the festival. You must be 21 to enter. Good Luck!
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