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Harvest Wine & Food Festival At Watercolor Nov 2-5. Tix On Sale Now!

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  1. Teresa

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    Tickets to Harvest Wine and Food Festival are officially on sale now here: Harvest Wine & Food Festival Events


    Join us as we sip and savor some of the world's finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor. This inaugural wine festival is presented by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and WaterColor Resort.

    Thursday, November 2
    Celebrity Winemaker Dinners

    Locations and vintners to be announced by August 1.

    Friday, November 3: 6PM - 8PM
    Al Fresco Reserve Tasting:
    WaterColor Beach Club
    The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting 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: 1PM - 4PM
    Grand Tasting
    : Cerulean Park
    The Grand Tasting is the festival's main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, BBQ 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 experience will also be available.

    Auction
    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 at 6PM 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.

    Stay tuned for celebrity attendee and demonstration information to be announced later this summer. Visit us online at HarvestWineandFood.comfor more info and updates.

    Don't forget, all net proceeds from our festival go to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida.

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    WINE MAKER DINNERS Thursday Nov 2 at 6pm: Cafe Thirty-A, Wine World at WaterColor, Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood
    Tickets $150 on sale now (limited availability)

    Producers of Harvest Wine & Food Festival, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), announced that Gamble Family Vineyards, Magnolia Blossom, and Rudd Oakville Estate will host the festival’s Celebrity Winemaker Dinners. The festival will present three dinners, each headlined by a high-end winery and hosted at various restaurants throughout the South Walton Area on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m.

    Tickets to the dinners are $150 and are on sale now along with all other festival events at www.HarvestWineandFood.com.

    National Sales Manager, Michael Kasper will represent Gamble Family Vineyards at Café Thirty-A. Kasper joined the Gamble team in March 2017 and brings with him over 15 years of experience handling luxury wine brands. Napa-based winery, Gamble Family Vineyards was founded by third-generation farmer, Tom Gamble, with a primary focus on Bordeaux varietals including Sauvignon Blanc. All of Gamble Family Vineyards’ wines are produced in small quantities with careful attention to farming.

    Founding vintner Pat Roberts of Magnolia Blossom will showcase his portfolio of wines at Wine World in WaterColor alongside Champagne Delamotte. The inspiration behind the Sonoma-based boutique brand came from the family’s matriarch, Magnolia, and produces premium Russian River Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as Rockpile Cabernet. At more than 250 years old, Delamotte is the fifth oldest Champagne house founded in Reims in 1760 by Francois Delamotte. Their product is characterized as subtle, profound, and rich with the aromas and flavors that create outstanding Champagne.

    Presented by Krueger, Fosdyck and Associates - Merrill Lynch, Harvest Wine & Food Festival’s final Celebrity Winemaker Dinner, hosted at Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, will feature Estate Director Oscar Henquet and wine grower Frederick Ammons of Rudd Oakville Estate. Rudd’s high scoring wines showcase a complex balance of fruit and freshness produced from mature vines in the estate’s complementary terroirs of core stone volcanics and alluvial fan.

    Each dinner will showcase highly rated, luxury wines from each respective portfolio, complimented by a perfectly paired, multi-course menu provided by each restaurant.

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for November 2 – 5 in WaterColor, FL, is shaping up to be South Walton’s hottest new event. The 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 beautiful beach town of WaterColor.

    Currently ranked number three “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, 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.

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival 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 3and 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.

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    Excellent... Glad to see SoWal sponsoring events like these... WaterColor is the ideal place for an outdoor festival!
     
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    UPDATE: Auction is OPEN!

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival

    NOVEMBER 2 - 5 WATERCOLOR, FL​
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    The countdown is on, and we are just a few short weeks away from the hottest new fall festival in South Walton! Join us as we sip and savor some of the world's finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor. Simply click the Buy Tickets button below to purchase.

    Thursday, November 2
    Celebrity Winemaker Dinners - limited tickets remaining!

    Gamble Family Vineyards featuring Michael Kasper at Café Thirty-A
    Menu

    Magnolia Blossom & Champagne Delamotte featuring Pat Roberts at the Wine Bar in WaterColor
    Menu

    Rudd Oakville Estate featuring Frederick Ammons & Oscar Henquet at Seagar's sponsored by Krueger, Fosdyck, & Associates: Merrill Lynch (SOLD OUT)

    Friday, November 3: 6PM - 8PM
    Al Fresco Reserve Tasting: WaterColor Beach Club

    The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting 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: 1PM - 4PM
    Grand Tasting: Cerulean Park

    The Grand Tasting is the festival's main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, BBQ and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 400 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

    Sunday, November 5: 10 AM - 2PM
    Bubbles Brunch: Bijoux

    Top off your weekend with a bubbly brunch at Bijoux in Miramar Beach. For reservations, call 850-622-0760.

    Auction
    Registration for mobile bidding in our silent auction featuring rare wines, trips, and unique experiences is open now! Bidding will open Friday, November 3 at 6PM and will run through Sunday, November 5 at noon. To register for mobile bidding, click HERE.

    The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the festival.

    Visit us online at HarvestWineandFood.com for more info and updates.

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    The Grapevine Newsletter from Destin Charity Wine Auction: Oct 30 2017 | Harvest Wine & Food Festival update

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival​

    NOVEMBER 2 - 5
    WATERCOLOR, FL​

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    Silent Auction Registration
    We're just a few short days away from Harvest Wine & Food Festival and our silent auction line-up is out of this world. We've got trips, experiential packages, and of course, lots of wine!

    While we'd love to see you at one of the weekend's many events, you do not have to be present to bid. All bidding will be hosted through our mobile platform and registration is now open HERE.
    Bidding will open Friday, November 3 at 6PM and will run through Sunday, November 5 at noon.

    Visit us online at HarvestWineandFood.com for a schedule of festival events and updates.
    Want to know what will be available at Harvest Wine & Food Festival for you to try? Preview our Tasting Guide for more information.​

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    Harvest Wine & Food Festival UPDATE

    DESTIN CHARITY WINE AUCTION FOUNDATION TO BREAK FROM TRADITION IN SUPPORT OF NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTY WILDFIRE RELIEF AT HARVEST WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL


    A virtual paddle raise will be available via the festival’s mobile bidding platform, 501 Auctions

    In light of the recent wildfires in California, the team at Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is breaking from tradition to raise funds in support of the wine industry in Napa and Sonoma Counties via a virtual paddle raise during Harvest Wine & Food Festival. The paddle raise will be available throughout the festival through DCWAF’s official mobile bidding platform, 501 Auctions. Donation cards will also be available at each seat during Thursday’s Celebrity Winemaker Dinners hosted at Café Thirty-A, The Wine Bar- WaterColor, and Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood.

    Bidders do not need to have a ticket to the festival to participate in the virtual paddle raise and silent auction. Registration is available at www.501auctions.com/hwff.

    “Since the Foundation’s inception in 2005, our friends in the wine industry have been critical to the success of DCWAF and our mission of helping children in need in Northwest Florida,” said Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation president John Russell. “There is an opportunity for our community, one that has benefited from the generosity of the wine industry, to show our commitment to them by giving something back in their time of need.”

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for November 2 – 5 in WaterColor, FL, 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 beautiful beach town of WaterColor.

    The four-day festival kicks off this Thursday, November 2 with three Celebrity Winemaker Dinners hosted in various restaurants throughout South Walton. The festivities continue at the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting on Friday evening where guests will be offered the opportunity to try a selection of high end, reserve wines and light bites under the stars at the WaterColor Beach Club. Saturday’s Grand Tasting will be held in WaterColor’s Cerulean Park and will feature over 400 wines, spirits and craft beers paired perfectly with a wide selection of coastal culinary fare. The weekend winds down with a bubbly brunch at Bijoux on Sunday morning. 10% of all brunch proceeds will go to benefit DCWAF.

    Ticket prices for Harvest Wine & Food Festival are $150 for Thursday, $200 for Friday, and $150 for General Admission and $300 for VIP on Saturday and are available online at HarvestWineandFood.com. Tickets will be available Friday and Saturday at the door, and prices will increase $15 on the day of each respective event. Reservations for brunch may be made by calling Bijoux at 850-622-0760.
     

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