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2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
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.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, October 24: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners
Celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area:
- Bodega Catena Zapata with Chef David Bancroft presented by Good Grit Magazine & 360 Blue at WaterColor “Wispy Waters” 73 Western Lake Drive
- Gamble Family Vineyards at Vin’tij Food & Wine
- PRIME Cellars at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits
- ROY Estate at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood presented by RJH and Associates
Save the Date! Winemaker Dinner tickets go on sale August 1.
Friday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting
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 26:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Seminar: Mad About Malbec presented by Catena Zapata | 73 Western Lake Drive, WaterColor, Fla
Join Sommelier and Brand Ambassador Marika Vida-Arnold as you taste through the most fascinating features that define the various Malbec wines produced by the world-famous Argentinian Bodega, Catena Zapata. In this seminar you will be treated to six different Malbec from the Bodega Catena Zapata range of wines. They are all 100% Malbec, but from various vineyards, and there is a wide variety in price. Those prices range from the $20 range up to the $100 range, and points in between.
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 250 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.
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 25 at 9am. 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.