Cheers to Charity! $3.5 Million Raised For Children In Need in Northwest Florida!

The 18th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family raised $3.5 million for children in need in Northwest Florida!  Hosted on April 28th and 29th to a sold-out crowd of more than 600 guests, proceeds of the auction benefit our 16 partner charities in Northwest Florida. The auction weekend kicked off on Friday, with 11 Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Partner Charity Spotlight: Emerald Coast Autism Center

The Emerald Coast Autism Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and improve the lives of individuals with autism and other unique abilities in Okaloosa and surrounding cities. Their goal is to connect every learner to a brighter future. We are proud to call them one of our partner children’s charities, and we want to highlight... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Helpful Bidding Strategies For Auction Weekend

Dust off your paddles, our 18th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family is almost here! To help you prepare to bid high and bid often, we put together a list of bidding strategies for the big weekend under the tent. Plan Your Travel Groups Pre-plan your travel groups before the bidding begins as many of our lots include Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 14, 2023

Best Nontraditional Wine and Food Pairings

Looking for some nontraditional wine and food pairings to shake up your routine? More often than not, if you’ve got a good bottle of wine, it’ll taste great with just about anything! Let’s dive into some of our favorite nontraditional wine and food pairings. Riesling and Birthday Cake Riesling has a crisp, citrus bite that is just Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 13, 2023

Partner Charity Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The goal is to connect as many youths as possible with unique opportunities and activities that promote academic success Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 2, 2023

Our Favorite Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day

Looking for the perfect wine pairings to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones? We’re happy to share some of our favorite wines and the delicious food you could pair them with to celebrate the occasion.   2021 Reserve Chardonnay Reynolds Family Winery ’s first ever barrel fermented Chardonnay is their most complex and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Sponsor Spotlight: The Jumonville Family

In celebration of Ryan Jumonville’s birthday, we want to highlight the philanthropic support we have received from him and the Jumonville Family.   In 2019, Ryan D. Jumonville and his family made history by donating $1 million to Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, marking the largest single donation since our inception. In honor of this Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 20, 2023

2nd Annual Galentines Day Fundraiser

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is hosting its second annual Galentine’s Day Fundraiser on February 4th, 2023, at the home of Candis Wilson.    Hosted by DCWAF trustee Candis Wilson and DCWAF board members Tiffany Edwards, Jeanne Dailey, and Lane Redding, the event brings influential women in the community together to support Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 13, 2023

The Season of Giving

  The holiday season has arrived, and what better way to celebrate it than by giving back to charities that are doing important work for the children in our community? Our 16 children's charities offer a variety of programs and services that benefit youth in our area, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Peruse the different charities Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 9, 2022

DCWAF Team Spotlight: Karah Fridley-Young, President

December 4 is our President, Karah Fridley-Young’s birthday, and we want to take a moment to share a little about her journey and vision for DCWAF as we celebrate her and another great trip around the sun.  After graduating Auburn University with a degree focusing on early childhood development and nonprofit management, Karah joined the Destin Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 2, 2022

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