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Bottles and Blessings

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Day: everyone’s favorite food and family focused holiday that leaves you feeling happy and “stuffed” after delectable servings of turkey, gravy, and casseroles. With traditional menu items well established year after year, you know what should be served on your plate, but do you know what should go in your glass? Your most popular main course, turkey, is a versatile meat with flexible flavors in regards to wine pairings. We recommend a light...

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Vintner Spotlight: Alycia Mondavi at Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

With so many friends and supporters to boast about, we are especially excited to have Alycia Mondavi of C. Mondavi & Family joining us this fall for the Inaugural Harvest Food and Wine Festival in efforts to fundraise for our 15 local children’s charity beneficiaries.  Mondavi has become a household name since the Napa family began operating in 1943. One of four sisters, she was introduced to the family business at a very early age. Receiving her...

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Wine Down at WaterColor: Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

You may know Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for our multi-million dollar fundraising auction in April, from our #3 ranking in Wine Spectator Magazine for “Top Charity Wine Auctions in the US,” or from one of the local children’s charities we raise funds to help support. You may know us from our generous supporters, or from the delectable wine pairings facilitated at dinners we host. We are committed to bringing you new and exciting experiences,...

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Special from Proffitt PR: Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Calling all wine lovers! Proffitt PR is proud to announce we’ve joined forces with Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation as a media sponsor of their new festival coming to the Emerald Coast. Harvest Wine and Food Festival will provide patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the beautiful beach town of WaterColor. Read the full post HERE .  ...

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Charity Spotlight: 2016 In Review

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Over the past year, DCWAF's Charity Partners have made some amazing strides in helping our community's children. There are so many wonderful services and programs in place and our charities are continously expanding. We could not be more proud! Here are some of the highlights of 2016. Children in Crisis Inc. (CIC) opened the Ty Autry Pennington foster home in their Children's Neighborhood during the month of September. The Children...

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Pop-Up. Fizz. Clink.

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Do you love surprises? How about the suspense of not knowing where you're going or what you'll see? Do you find yourself letting others order for you when you're out to dinner? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you'll love pop-up dinners! This creative concept is developed around the element of surprise. Trending across the U.S., people are choosing to dine at an undisclosed and often unexpectedly unique location...

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Glasses Full of Gratitude

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's finally that wonderful time of year when a brisk wind tickles your nose and the leaves have begun to turn. We each have a lot to be thankful for, including wine! As your family starts arriving in town to celebrate the time-honored tradition of a Thanksgiving meal, you've probably got your menu planned to perfection. You may, however, find yourself unsure of what wines will go best with your fine-tuned feast. Fret not, we're...

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Don't Miss This List for Seeing Red Wine Festival

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The 26th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival is just around the corner and we've made a list of all the things you won't want to miss for your wine weekend of festival fun. Soak up the charm of historic Seaside while you sniff, swirl, and sip your way through our selection of over 250 wines and taste test all the delectable gulf-to-table, fresh local food from several of South Walton's famed restaurants. SCHEDULE: Al Fresco Reserve Tasting...

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Grand Tasting Time at Seeing Red Wine Festival

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

Taste-test your way through our wide variety of wine on Saturday, November 5th during the 26th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival's Grand Tasting in Seaside's Downtown Central Square. Enjoy a sunny afternoon of live music and soaking up the town's charm while you sniff, swirl, and sip your way through our selection of over 250 wines. Check out the gulf-to-table, fresh local food from several of South Walton's famed restaurants including...

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Seeing Red's Sunday Fun-Day

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

Are you ready for Sunday Fun-Day in Seaside? We'll be wrapping up the 26th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival weekend by the beach with wine, food, philanthropy, and fun. On November 6, start your day at Great Southern Café in Seaside for the Celebration of Bubbles from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Experience a variety of sparkling wines including Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco, which will be complemented by signature Southern brunch items crafted...

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