Story by Sarah Murphy Robertson
30afoodandwine is excited to promote one of the favorite fall events of the year. The incomparably serene town of Seaside, in partnership with Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, is hosting the 25th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival. And it’s coming up very soon: November 5th-8th! Tickets are still on sale for the Friday and Sunday events, Saturday’s festivities are already sold out.
Produced in partnership with the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation to support local children’s charities, this hugely popular and highly-anticipated event is not only a ton of fun, but it helps tackle important local causes and provide much needed services to kids.
The four days of festivities will showcase world renowned vintners as well as popular local restaurants with tasting and pairings of delicious food and wine. New this year is the addition of a VIP tent to the Grand Tasting; allowing wine connoisseurs access to celebrity winemakers. The festival includes rare reserve wine tastings and dinners and a brunch with guest winemakers.
Like we mentioned, proceeds from the event will be donated to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. The DCWAF’s signature event, the Destin Charity Wine Auction, is held each year at Grand Boulevard in South Walton. In April of 2015, the amazing efforts of this auction raised $2.3 million for local children’s charities! It is ranked by Wine Spectator as among the top five charitable wine auctions in the entire country. Their mission is to connect wine enthusiasts with fundraising opportunities benefitting children in need in our region of Florida. So you see, Seeing Red equals lots of “green” for those who can use it most! It is a wonderful way to give back and also enjoy exquisite wine and weather this fall season.
To purchase tickets to the Seeing Red Wine Festival events still available, visit www.SeeingRedWineFestival.com.