Our first BIG event of the year is over. The 25th Annual SEASIDE
® SEEING RED WINE FESTIVAL™ was a huge success. With Friday and Saturday completely sold out, patrons enjoyed over 275 wines, and farm-to-fork, gulf-to-table small plates from local restaurants throughout the entire weekend.
The rain didn't stop us on Sunday. Our Fall Walkabout & Charity Wine Auction moved inside at the Hilton Sandestin and with almost 250 attendees, and plenty of fantastic wine donated from our distributor partners, it turned out to be a great day. We had 84 auction items, including rare wines and signed bottles, raising over $35,000 at the auction alone.
We could not have had such a successful weekend it was not for the support of many. Our charity partners provided all of our volunteers all three days, our distributor and suppliers provided wine throughout the weekend including some fabulous auction items, and the local restaurants served small bites for thousands of patrons while battling the heat and then the rain. Our sponsors, SEASIDE®, and staff worked around the clock to set up tents, facilitate the retail tent, design fabulous merchandise. And of course our donors who time after time support us in so many ways, from attending our events and purchasing tickets to donating auction items, donating your time, and even becoming annual sponsors. After weekends like this, we look back on the event knowing we did not and could not have done this alone. THANK YOU.
Save the date for 2016- November 4-6! Tickets will go on sale in July.
Published on Thursday, November 12, 2015