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Harvest Wine & Food Festival: Winemaker Dinners

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What: Harvest Wine & Food Festival: Winemaker Dinners
When: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: WaterColor Resort

Celebrity Winemaker Dinners kick off Harvest Wine and Food Festival on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6pm: Cafe Thirty-A, The Wine Bar WaterColor, and Seagar's Hilton. More information and tickets below.

This November, a new wine and food festival is coming to the South Walton area. Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), 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. Tickets available online at Weekend passes and lodging packages are available.

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.


Thursday, November 2 - Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  - Tickets: $150
Gamble Family Vineyards at Cafe Thirty-A
Magnolia Blossom & Champagne Delamotte at The Wine Bar at WaterColor
Rudd Oakville Estate at Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood  (sold out)

Friday, November 3, 6-8 p.m. - Al Fresco Reserve Tasting  - Tickets: $200
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, 1 - 4 p.m. - Grand Tasting - Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP 
The Grand Tasting, held in Cerulean Park, is the festival's main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 150 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP activation will also be available. 

Sunday, November 5: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bubbles Brunch at Bijoux. Top off your weekend with a bubbly brunch at Bijoux in Miramar Beach. For reservations, call 850-622-0760.

Silent Auction:
The silent auction is open for mobile bidding. Register HERE to bid and view available items! A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences will open Friday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. 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. 

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 such as concerts and movies in the park.

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! proudly sponsors Harvest Wine & Food Festival and MountainFilm on Tour - two outstanding festivals coming to South Walton, Florida this fall!

More info at SoWal Towns & Beaches: WaterColor


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