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Seeing Red Wine Festival: Bud & Alley's Vintner Dinner

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What: Seeing Red Wine Festival: Bud & Alley's Vintner Dinner
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Bud & Alley's Restaurant

Bud & Alley's 2017 Seeing Red Vintner's Dinner kicks off Seeing Red Wine Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 6:30pm. Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with winemakers Gary Carr and Tony Leonardini of Nashville-based BNA Wine Group. Call to reserve your spot as soon as you can! 850-231-5900.

Fourth-generation wine distributor John Hooper, second-generation winemaker Tony Leonardini and industry veteran Gary Carr bring a fresh approach to their industry using a simple formula - discover the right vineyards, retain the natural characters in the grape, coax the best wine into the bottle, and then offer the resulting wine at a great value.

From their headquarters in Tennessee to their presence and partnerships in Napa Valley, BNA Wine Group has earned a nationwide reputation for crafting distinctive wines notable for taste and value.

Bud & Alley's Restaurant has always hosted a pre-festival wine dinner making it a beloved tradition over the years. 

Seeing Red Vintner's Dinner
Bud & Alley's
Nov 9 @ 6:30pm
reserve: 231-5900

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley's has been a popular gathering place since 1987 for good food, good people, and good times. A pioneer of the fish- and farm-to-table food movement, the award-winning menu features Gulf Coast classics paired with Southern-style cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily in gracious indoor and outdoor dining areas and on the roof terrace overlooking the Gulf. Over the years, Bud & Alley’s has garnered numerous awards including Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award, designating the eatery as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Florida.

Bud & Alley’s is located on Scenic Hwy. 30A overlooking the Gulf in Seaside. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast (hours vary in the off season), lunch, happy hour, and dinner. For more information on Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, call (850) 231-5900 or visit Follow Bud & Alley's on Facebook for the latest updates. 

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 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 | 12 pm -2 pm | Seaside, FL - Lyceum Lawn
Tickets available online. $80 per person. Finish your weekend of great food and wine at the Seeing Red Wine Festival with the Celebration of Bubbles hosted by Chef Jim Shirley in the Seaside Lyceum. This sparkling event will be held on November 12, 2017 in the Seaside Lyceum from 12-2pm. Two hours of sampling sparkling wines from around the world, perfectly paired with a walkabout brunch. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Seaside School Foundation.​



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