Harvest Wine & Food Festival Nov 5-7 has New Format

August 19, 2020 by SoWal Staff

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, is pleased to announce a newly structured schedule of events for the annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival.

In light of COVID-19, DCWAF is moving away from the festival’s Grand Tasting format that has traditionally welcomed large crowds to WaterColor’s Cerulean Park for three days of wine and culinary celebrations. Instead, DCWAF is unveiling six upscale, limited-capacity events happening in various locations throughout South Walton.

With multi-course dinners featuring world-class wineries, a rum dinner featuring Birmingham’s Campesino Rum, and a cocktail-inspired interactive brunch prepared by Birmingham celebrity chef Kristen Hall of The Essential and Bandit Patisserie, the fourth installment of Harvest Wine & Food Festival is positioned for success during a time when gathering together has never been more challenging, yet meaningful.

Tickets for Harvest Wine & Food Festival go on sale September 1 at DCWAF strongly recommends that guests planning to attend purchase their tickets early due to the limited capacity of each event.

The 2020 Harvest Wine & Food Festival Schedule of Events is as follows:

Thursday, November 5
Wine Dinner featuring Dakota Shy
Wine Dinner featuring Revana Estate sponsored by Emerald Coast Magazine | Cuvee 30a

Friday, November 6
Rum Dinner featuring Hatton Smith of Campesino Rum sponsored by Good Grit | WaterColor, Fla.
Wine Dinner featuring DAOU Estate

Saturday, November 7
Better Together Brunch featuring Chef Kristen Hall sponsored by Good Grit | WaterColor, Fla.
Wine Dinner featuring Fisher Vineyards | Bijoux

November 5 at 9am CST – November 8 at noon CST
Virtual Auction

Proceeds from the festival benefit DCWAF and its 16 local partner charities supporting children in need in Northwest Florida. A virtual auction filled with rare wines, staycations, and unique experiences will open Thursday, November 5 and will run through Sunday, November 8 at noon.

More details to be announced here on!

Save the date for a very special edition of Harvest Wine & Food Festival! Tickets on sale September 1 at


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