Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Nov 2-4

October 8, 2017 by SoWal Staff

Destin Wine Charity Auction Foundation has announced a new wine festival to be held every Fall at WaterColor resort in South Walton, Florida. This year's event is November 2-5, the same weekend as the popular MountainFilm On Tour Festival that has been held at WaterColor annually for 17 years.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation has donated more than $10 million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine & culinary events. The organization has been a part of many popular wine festivals through the years, including the Sandestin Wine Festival, Seeing Red Wine Festival and the South Walton Beaches WIne & Food Festival held every Spring at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.

This November, a new and exciting wine and food festival is coming to the heart of South Walton - the Harvest Wine & Food Festival 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.  

Thursday, November 2 - Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  - locations and vintners TBD - Tickets: $150

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. 

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 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.

Check back for additional schedule details later in the summer.


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I assume there was a falling out with seaside over hosting their event , anyone know why
DCWAF (Chan Cox - wineworld) was involved with Seeing Red and Sandestin Wine Festival. They now have South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival at Grand Boulevard and the new Harvest Wine Festival at WaterColor. The tail no longer wags the dog is what it appears.
Jim, thanks for the input , I'll follow the money and attend the harvest @ WC
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