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Harvest Wine & Food Festival in WaterColor Oct 25-27. Tix on sale July 1

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Save the date to meet us in Watercolor, Florida October 25 - 27 for the second annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival! Tickets go on sale July 1 at HarvestWineandFood.com!

    GET TIX early Jun 25 - Jun 30:
    Presale code is PARTNER - valid June 25 – June 30
    Get tix and see schedule with celebrity wine dinner updates


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    Tickets go on sale July 1!

    Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor.

    Labeled as one of the premier fall wine events in the Southeast, Harvest Wine & Food Festival showcases over 250 wines paired with food stations designed to highlight the best in Gulf Coast fare. Each event during the three-day festival is tailored to fit the different tastes and preferences of wine and food aficionados.

    Schedule of Events:
    Thursday, October 25 | 6-8pm
    Celebrity Winemaker Dinners
    (Wineries & Locations TBA)

    Friday, October 26 | 6-8pm
    Al Fresco Reserve Tasting
    The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting offers 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, October 27 | 1-4pm
    Grand Tasting
    The Grand Tasting is the festival's main event, 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 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP activation will also be available.

    Silent Auction
    It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. The silent auction is available to all guests via the festival’s mobile bidding platform, 501 Auctions, and features a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences. The auction will open Friday, October 26 and will run through Sunday, October 28 at noon.

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  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Presale code is PARTNER - valid June 25 – June 30

    Harvest Wine & Food Festival TICKETS go on sale July 1 or you can purchase early during the period June 25-30 with code: PARTNER
    Get tix
    and see schedule with celebrity wine dinner updates

    2018 harvest wine & food festival
    Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections.

    Tickets to the 2018 Harvest Wine & Food Festival will go on sale July 1 at 10 AM HERE.

    Schedule of Events | UPDATE

    Thursday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Celebrity Winemaker Dinners

    Tickets: $150
    1. Robert Craig Winery with Rachel Miller at Vin-tij Wine Boutique & Bistro
    2. VGS Chateau Potelle with Jean-Noel Fourmeaux & Mathew Regan at Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood presented by Krueger, Fosdyck, & Associates - Merrill Lynch
    3. TBA


    Friday, October 26: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Al Fresco Reserve Tasting

    Tickets: $200
    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, October 27: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Grand Tasting | Cerulean Park

    Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP
    The Grand Tasting 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 400 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

    VIP tickets include a private entrance to the festival and access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring elevated wines, additional food, and access to Saturday college football.

    MORE INFO

    Silent 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, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28 at noon. The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the festival.

    Event Sponsors:

    If you are interested in being a 2018 festival sponsor, please contact Kate Mikos at 850.650.3732 or kate@dcwaf.org for more information.

    Lodging Packages:

    Need a place to stay during the festival? Our friends at the WaterColor Inn and 360 Blue have each put together lodging packages for the big weekend.

    WaterColor Inn:
    Click HERE for details and book using code HWFPKG. Package includes bundle options for tickets to the Grand Tasting or two-day festival passes, beachfront accommodations, and access to a multitude of amenities.

    360 Blue:
    Call the 360 Blue reservation team for information on available rentals inclusive of festival tickets to the event(s) of your choice: 866-582-9937.

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  3. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    SAVE THE DATE
    October 25-27, 2018
    Watercolor, FL
    Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2nd Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival

    Click to purchase your tickets >>>

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    After a wildly successful inaugural year, Harvest Wine & Food Festival is returning to South Walton October 25-27 for three eventful days that are sure to delight wine and food aficionados alike. Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Harvest Wine & Food Festival has been labeled one of the premier fall festivals in the southeast that provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor over 250 world-class wines paired with the best in regional Gulf Coast cuisine, all while enjoying the beautiful beach town of WaterColor.

    “We are thrilled to bring Harvest Wine & Food Festival back to the South Walton community,” said DCWAF President, John Russell. “We felt that our first year was a huge success, and are excited to continue to grow the event in an effort to offer our patrons the perfect experience to compliment a beautiful fall weekend at the beach. We’re thankful for the continued support of our friends at WaterColor as venue and lodging sponsors for this extraordinary event benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida.”

    Ticket prices vary based upon event day and go on sale to the public July 1 at 10 am online at www.HarvestWineandFood.com. Weekend passes and lodging packages are also available through the WaterColor Inn and 360 Blue.

    Currently ranked number three “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (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 features some of the world’s premier vintners, proprietors, and award-winning chefs showcased throughout three separate days of events. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with three highly anticipated wine dinners held throughout South Walton, each featuring a celebrity winemaker. Jean-Noel Formeaux, proprietor of VGS Chateau Potelle, will headline a dinner at Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood presented by Krueger, Fosdyck, and Associates Merrill Lynch. Elton Slone and Rachel Miller of Robert Craig Winery will headline a dinner at the new Vin-tij Wine Boutique and Bistro location in Grand Boulevard presented by Crystal Collins Spencer, Attorney at Law, Spencer Law PA. The third celebrity winemaker dinner will be announced later in the summer.

    On Friday, October 26, the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting held on WaterColor’s Butterfly Lawn will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible in the marketplace. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking star-filled sky will make for a memorable and elegant evening.

    The Grand Tasting, held from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, October 27 in Cerulean Park is the main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque, and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs from throughout the southeast and complimented by the best restaurants along the Emerald Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

    “We’ve created a new tradition for festival-goers along the Emerald Coast,” Russell said. “Guests should be prepared to taste their way through every staple of coastal cuisine ranging from freshly caught seafood to farm fresh vegetables and cheeses all the way to traditional smoked barbeque prepared by the south’s finest pit masters.”

    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, October 26 and will run through Sunday, October 27 at noon. The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the duration of the festival.

    Additional festival events and participants will be released throughout the summer.

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    Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s (DCWAF) mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005 and currently ranked #3 on Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Top Charity Wine Auctions in the US” for the second year in a row, DCWAF has donated more than $15 million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 90,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at DCWAF.org or facebook.com/DCWAF.
     
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