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Florida’s Harvest Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 2-5, Showcases Local Cuisine

Fall is one of our favorite seasons to eat, drink and be merry in South Walton and along Florida's Emerald Coast. We recently highlighted the Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Eggs on the Beach, then we told you about the diverse array of local seafood at the Destin Seafood Festival, and now we’re excited to share the incredible coastal cuisine that will be featured at the Harvest Wine & Food Festival. From November 2 – 5, 2017 in the town of WaterColor on 30A, the Harvest Wine & Food Festival will celebrate a wide variety of fine wines as well as a powerhouse line-up of Gulf Coast restaurants. 

Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), the Grand Tasting will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 4 pm in Cerulean Park. The Grand Tasting is Harvest Wine & Food Festival’s main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach.

Pitmasters from Panama City’s Back Beach Barbecue will be on-site serving up their famous 12-hour smoked meats and homemade sauces, while Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer along with sister restaurants Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi and Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar are coming together to feature all things seafood. A large raw bar and hand-rolled sushi are on the menu for the 2017 Grand Tasting.  

The famed Restaurant Paradis, located in Rosemary Beach, will join forces with Destin favorite Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar to provide high-end cuisine within the VIP tent.

Third generation bee keeper and owner of Honey Hutch, Amy Wright will be located within the farmer’s market section of the festival showcasing her locally produced honey. Additional freshly-farmed fare from Destin Ice Market will be located alongside Amy at the festival. Each food station will be hosting interactive demonstrations throughout the afternoon to further engage guests.

Ticket prices to Harvest Wine & Food Festival vary based upon event day and are on sale now online at Weekend passes and lodging packages are also available. Additional events and participants will be announced later this summer.

Currently ranked number three “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, raising money for 15 Northwest Florida children’s charities that assist at-risk youth in the local community by tackling a variety of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, education, medical care and much more.

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, November 3 and will run through Sunday, November 5 at noon. The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the festival.

Ready to start planning your wine & culinary weekend getaway? Take advantage of our Harvest Special Offer to save even more off our already low fall rates.

View our premier selection of South Walton vacation rentals, including Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach on Highway 30A and Destin and Miramar Beach vacation rentals, including Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort online. Or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help narrow you search. 

See you @ the beach!

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Published by Tracy Louthain
Monday, September 25, 2017