Seeing Red Wine Festival Highlights the Best of Seaside Nov 9-12

July 21, 2017 by SoWal Staff

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 available NOW online at

Seeing Red is shaking things up this year with some new offerings while maintaining the best of what festival attendees crave. Guests will enjoy sipping on delicious wines, and tasting unique and delectable food pairings as the festival combines the best of General Admission and VIP tickets into one exclusive and unforgettable experience reminiscent of the festival’s earlier years. Wine aficionados and foodies will savor carefully selected Gulf Coast-to-table dishes from Seaside’s famous restaurants while sipping beautifully-paired, quality-curated wines from around the globe.

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 Neighborhood School and the Seaside Institute.

Bud & Alley's Wine Dinner - Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Seeing Red Wine Festival festivities kick off Thursday, Nov. 9 with the Vintner’s Dinner at Bud & Alley’s restaurant featuring a highlighted vintner to be announced.

Gulf Coast to Table Dinner - Friday, Nov. 10, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday brings an exciting, new-to-Seaside event—a farm-to-table, sit down dinner featuring an elegant evening of locally sourced offerings paired perfectly by a renowned guest chef and complimented by live music under twinkling stars in Seaside—an exclusive event not to be missed.

Grand Tasting - Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
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.

Celebration of Bubbles Brunch - Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday wraps up the weekend with a Celebration of Bubbles, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Great Southern Café. Sparkling wine enthusiasts will explore Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and more, alongside a perfectly paired menu from Chef Jim Shirley.

Special lodging packages are available through the Seaside Visitors Bureau partners Cottage Rental Agency, Homeowner’s Collection and Sunburst Beach Vacations. Attendees can visit and click on Accommodations.

Park and Ride
Guests can take shuttles to and from Seaside for the event. The Seeing Red Wine Festival is offering complimentary shuttles to all guests from the County Public Lot on CR 283 in Grayton Beach. Shuttles will run continuously allowing guests the opportunity to arrive early, stroll through Seaside and stay late for dinner following the event.

To learn more or to purchase tickets to the 27th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, visit For information about Seaside, visit


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