2016 SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival™

This Fall, the 26th Annual SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival® Weekend benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will be taking place in and around Seaside, FL November 3 - 6, 2016. The SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival® is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events, recognized as one of the "Top10 Can't Miss Fall Wine Festivals" by Fodor's Travel. Decades of southern tradition in this charming beach town are complimented by a wonderful afternoon event sure to satisfy your taste for wine...and the beach. Best of all, 100% of event proceeds benefit the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits Northwest FL children in need.  

The four days of festivities include reserve wine tastings, dinners and a brunch with featured guest winemakers. Several of Seaside’s well-known restaurants showcase how their farm-to-fork and gulf-to-table offerings pair beautifully with the featured wines.   

View the 2016 Seeing Red Wine Festival Tasting Guide HERE 
View Sunday's Auction Items HERE. Pre-bidding begins at 9:00 a.m. CST Friday, November 4.

2016 Schedule of Events  
Vintner's Dinner  
Thursday, November 3 | 7:00 p.m. | Seaside, FL - Bud & Alley's Restaurant   
(Call Bud & Alley's (850) 231-5900 for RESERVATIONS)  
Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with the featured vintner.  
26th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Al Fresco Reserve Tasting  
Friday, November 4 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Seaside, FL - Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $250   
In the picturesque community of SEASIDE®, guests will taste an impressive range of highly allocated and reserve wines, dine on delicious hors d'oeuvres and enjoy live music under an enchanting clear- top tent.  

26th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Grand Tasting
Saturday, November 5 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Seaside, FL – Downtown Central Square | GA Tickets:  $175; VIP Tickets: $325  
Named by Fodor's Travel as a top 10 'Can't-Miss Fall Wine Festival," the Seeing Red Wine Festival® Grand Tasting will take over the streets of downtown SEASIDE® for the 26th year in a row. The event promises an extensive array of tasting tents featuring highly sought after wines from around the globe, live music, food stations from top local restaurants and the opportunity to purchase any wine you sample on site for unbelievable prices at the Seeing Red Wine Festival® Wine Retail Tent. The VIP tent offers early check-in and an additional private tasting selection.  
Celebration of Bubbles  
Sunday, November 6 | 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. | Seaside, FL - Great Southern Cafe   
Call Great Southern (850) 231-7327 for RESERVATIONS or click HERE to reserve online
The Celebration of Bubbles features sparkling wines including Champagne, Cava and Prosecco, among others, which will be complemented by delectable brunch items. Live music and new friends make for a festival morning on the Emerald Coast.  

  DCWAF Fall Walkabout & Charity Auction  
Sunday, November 6 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Seaside, FL- Lyceum Lawn | Tickets: $125  
Guests will enjoy a silent auction, wines, cocktails (including our famous "Hangover Station"), live music and food stations. This event is truly a local's favorite.  For tickets to Sunday's event and to view auction items as they are added, CLICK HERE

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Dates Held

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016