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Seeing Red Wine Festival: Grand Tasting

What: Seeing Red Wine Festival: Grand Tasting
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Seaside Central Square

Saturday’s Grand Tasting, from 1 to 4 p.m., will offer a high end culinary and wine event that combines the best of Seeing Red with a delectable culinary component.  Central Square in Seaside will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs as well as live music and the opportunity to purchase wines on site.  Each ticket will be a unforgettable VIP Seeing Red experience. Tickets online now!

This fall, reds, whites, and rosés will be uncorked during Seeing Red Wine Festival, four days of wine and culinary events being held in Seaside Nov. 9 - 12, 2017. Now in its 27th year and recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, the festival draws attendees from around the world who make the trip to the iconic beach town a yearly tradition. Tickets are on sale NOW for the 27th annual SEASIDE Seeing Red Wine Festival!

This year’s festivities include Bud & Alley's Wine Dinner on Thursday evening, the Gulf Coast to Table Dinner on Friday, the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, and a Celebration Of Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, all in coveted Seaside style. Each year has been a sell-out event, and this year will be no exception. Tickets are limited. Attendees will want to purchase their tickets early. Proceeds will benefit the Seaside School Foundation and the Seaside Institute. 

Seeing Red Wine Festival Schedule of Events

Vintner's Dinner  
Thursday, November 9 | 6:30 pm | Seaside, FL - Bud & Alley's Restaurant   
Call Bud & Alley's (850) 231-5900 for reservations.

Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with the featured vintner.  

Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Gulf Coast to Table Dinner
Friday, November 10 | 6-8:30 PM | Seaside, FL - Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $300, increase to $350 on Oct 14

The Gulf Coast to Table Dinner will feature the best of Seaside's culinary talents, a renowned guest chef, and perfectly paired wines - all under the stars with live music in Seaside!  
Enjoy a weekend pass with access to both the high end dinner on Friday night and the exclusive Seeing Red Grand Tasting on Saturday ($500 tickets).
Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Grand Tasting 
Saturday, November 11 | 1-4 pm | Seaside, FL - Downtown Central Square | Tickets: $225 
Seaside’s Central Square will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs, as well as live music, and the opportunity to purchase wines on site. Tickets are all all an exclusive VIP experience. Tickets are limited!

Celebration of Bubbles  
Sunday, November 12 | 10 am -1 pm | Seaside, FL - Great Southern Café   
Call Great Southern (850) 231-7327 for reservations beginning Nov. 1.

The Celebration of Bubbles features sparkling wines, including Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco, among others, which will be complemented by delectable brunch items. Live music and new friends make for a festival morning on the coast.  A must attend event at Chef Jim Shirley's famed restaurant in Seaside, Florida. 

Seaside, built on 80 acres on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Acclaimed world-wide as one of the iconic examples of New Urbanism, Seaside offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. Consisting of more than 400 homes, many of them vacation rentals, the community offers more than 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries.

Seaside is featured in the following: Cooking Channel’s Emeril’s Florida, PBS “10 Towns that Changed America,” Frommer’s “Top 12 Destinations in the World,” Trip Advisor’s “15 Rising Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016,” Travel Channel’s “2015 Best Family Beach,” Travel + Leisure’s “Best Beach on Earth” for families (2014) and USA Today's "Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida (2013) by “Dr. Beach” to name a few. The holiday town was also the primary filming location of the classic movie “The Truman Show.”

A prominent topic in architectural schools and in housing-industry magazines, Seaside is visited by design professionals from throughout the United States, and is included in the American Institute of Architects (Florida chapter) list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places.

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