Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Nov 4-7
October 17, 2021 by SoWal Staff
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, is pleased to announce the return of Harvest Wine & Food Festival to South Walton November 4 – 7, 2021. Sip world-class wines paired with some of the Emerald Coast’s finest cuisine at wine dinners, the Grand Tasting, auctions and more as Harvest Wine and Food Festival returns to WaterColor.
Tickets to this sell-out event range from $125 - $325 and are on sale now at HarvestWineandFood.com (SOLD OUT). Proceeds from the festival benefit DCWAF’s mission of helping children in need in Northwest Florida. DCWAF supports 16 children’s charities working to tackle homelessness, food insecurity, medical care, and more in the local community. Note - some events are already SOLD OUT - get your tickets ASAP and schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, November 4
Automatic Seafood Celebrity Chef Dinner featuring Stonestreet Estate Vineyards presented by Good Grit & 360 Blue | Private 360 Blue Residence
CAST Wines Celebeity Winemaker Dinner presented by Emerald Coast Association of Realtors | Café Thirty-A
Purlieu Celebrity Winemaker Dinner presented by Stephen & Joan Carter | Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood
Roy Estate Celebrity Winemaker Dinner presented by Chuck & Glenda Palmore | Cuvee 30a
Friday, November 5
Stellekaya Winemaker Dinner at FOOW - Fish Out of Water
Black Sheep Tequila Dinner featuring Chef Maricela Vega presented by Setco Services & 360 Blue | Private 360 Blue Residence
Corazon del Sol Wine Dinner presented by Cory & Hillary Fosdyck | Vin'tij Food + Wine
Saturday, November 6
Grand Tasting | Cerulean Park, WaterColor, Fla.
Explore tasting stations featuring wines from around the world, along with seafood, barbecue and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs from the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast.
Sunday, November 7
Better Together Brunch I Private 360 Blue Residence
The weekend finale features a lively cocktail brunch at a 360 Blue Private Home on 30A. Enjoy delicious brunch fare by Kristen Hall and Victor King of the Essential Birmingham along with craft cocktail pairings by Better Together Beverage and Distillery 98.
Unable to attend the festivities in person? Show your support by shopping through our expansive virtual silent auction from anywhere in the world. Bidding opens Thursday, November 4 at 9:00 am CST and closes on Sunday, November 7 at 12:00 pm/noon CST. Receive the link to bid by joining our email list at DCWAF.org or find Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.
The 2021 event line-up will open with two nights of wine and spirit dinners throughout South Walton featuring Purlieu Wines, CAST Wines, Stellekaya, Stonestreet Estate Winery, Roy Estate, and many more. James Beard nominee Chef Adam Evans of Birmingham’s Automatic Seafood and Atlanta-based, James Beard Rising Star Chef nominee Maricela Vega will each be joining the festival line-up for the first time to host dinners in a private 360 Blue residence in WaterColor.
Saturday, November 6 will bring the return of the festival’s signature Grand Tasting after a year reprieve due to the pandemic. Guests will once again be welcomed to WaterColor’s Cerulean Park for an afternoon of epicurean excellence featuring tasting stations from wineries around the world, as well as seafood, barbecue, and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs from the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast and throughout the Southeast. The Fox Brothers return to the Grand Tasting with the assistance of Atlanta-based Chef Craig Richards of Lyla Lila for a special collaboration unique to Harvest Wine & Food Festival.
“When the festival approached us about participating and how we could create a special Atlanta collaboration for this year's party, our minds went straight to Craig Richards of Lyla Lila,” Jonathan Fox said. “One of our favorite chefs in Atlanta, we are excited to take our level of barbecue and Craig’s mastering of Italian cuisine, to create an exciting and creative menu. We cannot wait to see you at the beach and share this experience with you.”
This year’s Grand Tasting will also feature a beer garden and a VIP tent complete with elevated wine and culinary components and a lounge showcasing the weekend’s top college football games.
The weekend concludes with the popular Better Together Brunch featuring Chefs Kristen Hall and Victor King of Birmingham’s The Essential and cocktails curated by the team at Better Together Beverage in collaboration with Distillery 98. A silent auction boasting rare wines, luxury trips, and staycations will be available virtually Thursday, November 4 at 9am CST through Sunday, November 7 at noon CST.
2021 Harvest Wine & Food Festival Sponsors
Visit South Walton, 360 Blue, Good Grit, Rowland Publishing, SoWal.com, Setco Services LLC, Newman Dailey Resort Properties, Stephen & Joan Carter, Chuck & Glenda Palmore, Cory & Hillary Fosdyck, Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, and VayCay Property Watch.
About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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, DCWAF is currently ranked #5 on Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Top Charity Wine Auctions in the US.” DCWAF has donated more than $23 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.