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Harvest Wine & Food Festival

What: Harvest Wine & Food Festival
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: (All day)
Where: WaterColor Resort

​A new wine and food festival is coming South Walton, Florida this fall! The inaugural Harvest Wine & Food Festival takes place in WaterColor November 2-5, 2017.

Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), former partners in the production of Seaside’s Seeing Red Wine Festival, Harvest Wine & Food Festival is poised to be one of the Southeast’s premier fall events and 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, Florida. 

Ticket prices vary based upon event day and go on sale to the public Thursday, July 6 at 10 am online at Weekend passes and lodging packages are also available.

Thursday, November 2: Wine Dinners along Scenic 30A
Friday, November 3: Al Fresco Reserve Tasting at WaterColor Beach Club 6-8pm
Saturday, November 4: Grand Tasting at Cerulean Park 1-4pm
Silent Auction: Nov 3-5
MORE info about Harvest Wine & Food Festival Schedule of Events!

Harvest Wine & Food Festival will feature some of the world’s premier vintners, proprietors, and award-winning chefs showcased throughout four eventful days that are sure to delight food and wine enthusiasts alike. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with a variety of wine dinners held along iconic Highway 30a each featuring a celebrity winemaker. Dinner locations and participating vintners will be announced later this summer.  

On Friday, November 3, 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.  

The Grand Tasting, held from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, November 4 in Cerulean Park is the main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and complimented by the best restaurants along the Emerald Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 150 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences will open Friday, November 3 and will run through Sunday, November 5 at noon. The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the festival.

Additional festival events and participants will be released throughout the summer.

Currently ranked number three “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, raising money for 15 Northwest Florida children’s charities that assist at-risk youth in the local community by tackling a variety of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, education, medical care and much more.  

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s (DCWAF) mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005 and currently ranked #3 on Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Top Charity Wine Auctions in the US,” DCWAF has donated more than $13 million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 75,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at or

WaterColor is nestled between Grayton Beach State Park, Western Lake and Seagrove Beach, and wraps around the neighboring town of Seaside. Watercolor is one of a handful of planned “New Urban” communities that define Scenic 30A. The picturesque neighborhoods and storefronts integrate with our beautiful natural landscape. Elegant homes line the beach next to the stately WaterColor Inn, and residential streets fan out into the beautiful coastal forest of oaks, pines, magnolias, cypress and palmetto.

The Town Center extends north and south of Scenic 30A. It's a lively area that hosts all types of events, from art shows, to wine tastings, to kid-centered fun. Here, you can rent a bike, visit a gallery, do some shopping or grab a delicious meal. Fish out of Water is a centerpiece restaurant with a great Gulf front view located in the WaterColor Inn.

WaterColor is home to many of our favorite community festivals and events  open to the public such as Art in the Park (Mar), Easter Celebration, Easy on 30A Concert (Jul), Fall Festival, MountainFilm Tour (Nov), Turkey Trot, Old Florida Holiday Winter Market and even more town happenings for resort guests.

The new Harvest Wine & Food Festival takes place during the same weekend as the annual beloved MountainFilm on Tour in WaterColor (Nov 3 & 4)! This is going to be an exciting fall weekend in South Walton!


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