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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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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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Charity Spotlight: Shelter House

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Abuse has varying forms. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional. All are damaging. Some are deadly. Many times, children are caught in the crossfire as they witness and sometimes directly experience abuse. This leads to physical or emotional trauma and can even result in similar behavior patterns. It is reported that one-third of children who experience or witness abuse in their home go on to abuse loved ones.  When a victim of abuse knows...

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Funding Futures

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

On the evening of August 23, 2016, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation held our annual Check Presentation Ceremony at the WaterColor LakeHouse, where we were able to donate a record breaking $2.66 million to 14 local charities serving children in need in Northwest Florida. This event is the culmination of all of the fundraising and the amazing community effort that goes on throughout the year. It also marks the Foundation's largest charitable...

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Make a Difference, Play A Part

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016

If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, becoming a sponsor of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is a great place to start. Founded in 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $13 Million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 75,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation has...

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Look Ahead, We're Seeing Red

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It may be summer, but we can't stop looking ahead at Seeing Red!  The 26th Annual SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival will be held November 4-6, 2016, but tickets are going on sale  TOMORROW July 1st. What could be better, you ask? Well, we are featuring early-purchase pricing until October 1st. Feels like it's your birthday, doesn't it? Our weekend lineup is full of sensational selections of wine for your tasting pleasure,...

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Chew on This

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Food for Thought Outreach celebrated their Destin Pantry's Ribbon Cutting with the Destin Chamber of Commerce. Guests were invited to tour the facility, get to know the organization, register to volunteer, and enjoy light bites provided by  Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer .This new Destin Pantry will help continue the fight against child hunger by providing children who are dependent on free or reduced school meals...

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The JCB Experience

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015

  Youtube movie:http://www.youtube.com/embed/bXHEmgOZa9E?autoplay=1 In just 3 weeks, we will all get to experience the magnetic energy, passion, and innovation that Jean-Charles Boisset brings to every room he enters. It's no wonder  Decanter magazine's “Power List” of the 50 most important people in the wine world has included Jean-Charles each year since 2007. With his best-dressed attire and signature red socks, he earned the Nob Hill Gazette’s...

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10 secrets for auction success: the "cheers to 10 years" ultimate guide

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10.     Choose your Patron Dinner       There are 19 Celebrity Vintners and 14 Celebrity Chefs pairing innovative cuisine and the world’s finest wines. With 6   dinners already sold out, you want to pick quickly.  View All Pairings. 9.     Check out the Catalog       We are bringing back the lots that have been highest in demand as well as providing new luxury lots...

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Building Homes, Communities, and Hope

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

   Being a homeowner is something many only dream about. Habitat for Humanity of Walton County makes home ownership possible for families struggling to live with earnings well below the median income of the area. Serving all of Walton County, from the farms and timber lands down to the white beaches and coastal dunes, a unique blend of lifestyles makes up one of the fastest growing counties in the country. With volunteers, donations, and support...

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Merlot & Pinot: Duckhorn Wine Company

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Youtube movie:http://www.youtube.com/embed/o1LsHiFSyMA?autoplay=1   Upon traveling to St. Emilion and Pomerol, Dan Duckhorn became enchanted with an elegant varietal that to him was under appreciated in North America. At the time, this grape was used more for blending in Napa Valley, and very few wineries were exploring it’s potential as a stand-alone wine. A tradition was born, and co-founders Dan and Margaret Duckhorn focused on the production of...

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Mixing it Up

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

The 10th Annual Auction is just 2 months away. April 25th will be filled with excitement, fabulous wine, delectable treats, and most importantly opportunities to bid on amazing lots and once in a lifetime experiences. We have a few more teasers for you, and this time they are all showing some local love to artists of various crafts or Historic Landmarks in the Southern US. Get ready to dive into the details of some more 10th Anniversary Auction Lots offered...

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Raise Your Glass to our Honorary Vintner and International Honorary Vintner of 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

   Each year we review those vintners that have been instrumental in our success since inception.  We aim to identify a winemaker that has helped us define and support our mission, one that has helped us connect wine enthusiasts with the goal of helping children in need in Northwest Florida. We recognize their support by bestowing the title of Honorary Vintner at the upcoming auction.  We are proud to announce that our 2015 Honorary...

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Cheers to 10 Years

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

...A look back at where we started, the best is yet to come          When we look back at the last 9 years, we remember those that founded Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. We are amazed to see how far we have come, and how our growth can only be attributed to those that have surrounded us with generosity, time, and continued dedication. Our mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in...

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