Patron packages are on sale now online at dcwaf.org/tickets
Jan. 19, 2024
Special to 30A Food & Wine
MIRAMAR BEACH – Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, is excited to announce the details of the 19th annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family, scheduled for April 26-28, 2024. All funds raised at the annual auction benefit children in need in Northwest Florida through the foundation’s 17 partner children’s charities. In 2023, DCWAF donated $3.4 million to charity following one of its most successful auctions to date.
This year’s auction will feature an impressive line-up of celebrity chefs and vintners from around the world, hosted by philanthropic couples within the local community. This year’s vintner line-up includes owners and winemakers from Alpha Omega Collective, Betz Family Winery, Benom, Cardinale, Clos Solène, Domaine Della, Domaine Serene, Fisher Vineyards, Gamba Vineyards & Winery, Jarvis Estate, L’Aventure, Lando Wines, Lerner Project, Lokoya, Pahlmeyer, Revana Portfolio, Spottswoode Winery, William Cole, and many more.
Patrons attending the Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family can expect a weekend filled with exclusive wines and excellent food from a variety of celebrity chefs beginning Friday, April 26 with the patron dinner experience. Each year, patron dinners are hosted in the most exquisite homes and restaurants throughout South Walton and the Emerald Coast. Each dinner features a nationally recognized chef paired with world-class vintners. This evening provides a unique opportunity for patrons to interact with fellow wine enthusiasts while enjoying innovative cuisine and the world’s best wines. Each dinner benefits one of DCWAF’s 17 partner children’s charities.
All confirmed vintners and chefs are listed online at dcwaf.org/auction. More participants will be announced in the coming months as the auction approaches.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction is the main event of the weekend, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The Reserve Tasting and Live Auction will be held under an air-conditioned tent at Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center. The event will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners poured and paired with cuisine curated by a selection of the area’s top restaurants. The event culminates with a high-energy, live auction boasting rare and distinctive wines, spectacular trips, and other incredible one-of-a-kind items.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family is hosted each year in conjunction with the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, which also takes place in Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center the same weekend. The festival will showcase hundreds of premium wines along with a diverse selection of spirits and culinary creations that deliver a world class experience to each guest throughout the weekend. Auction attendees also have access to South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting on Sunday, April 30 beginning at 1 p.m.