A Toast to Thursday’s Headline Wineries and Chefs

Plans are well underway for our Harvest Wine & Food Festival, which will be held in South Walton, November 4-7 in the beautiful community of WaterColor. After recently announcing that the Grand Tasting will be back this fall, we are also excited to reveal the details of two of the exclusive Vintner Dinners on Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Cuvee 30A and Roy Estate
Cuvee 30A has a prestigious reputation as a chic culinary destination that’s known for being the flagship restaurant of local celebrity Chef Tim Creehan. Chef Creehan’s award-winning signature dishes bring together what everyone loves about the Emerald Coast—fresh and local fare that truly highlights the best that the region has to offer. Beyond his incredible culinary talents, Creehan is also a Trustee of DCWAF and was named 2021 Honorary Chef at the annual auction. These are just a few of the many reasons why Cuvee 30A is the ideal location to host Roy Estate for dinner on Thursday, November 4 at 6 pm. 

Located at the foothills of the Vaca Mountains in the Napa Valley, Roy Estate is a single vineyard winery that focuses on producing quality over quantity, and its Cabernet-based wines are known for striking complexity and substantial structure. Shirley Roy and Kathryn Reynolds, both of Roy Estate, will be presenting the wines at the dinner, which will be sponsored by Chuck & Glenda Palmore.

Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and Purlieu Wines
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is a renowned New York-style steakhouse that has been known as one of the best dining destinations on the Emerald Coast since it was founded in 1998. Located in the iconic Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the restaurant is the only AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse in the area. Seagar’s award-winning wine list features a private-reserve of more than 600 labels, which deliciously complements Chef Lee Guidry’s mouthwatering menu of original and fresh seafood dishes and Prime USDA steaks. The restaurant will be hosting Purlieu Wines for dinner on Thursday, November 4 at 6 pm. 

Purlieu, which means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area,” references the winery’s home in Coombsville AVA, which is situated at the edge of the forest and Napa Valley, and symbolically references the brand’s approach to winemaking as they navigate the boundaries of what is expected from a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Rebekah Burns of Purlieu Wines will be presenting the wines at the dinner, which will be sponsored by Stephen and Joan Carter.

For those unable to attend Thursday’s dinners, Both Roy and Purlieu wines will also be available for tasting at Saturday’s Grand Tasting in the VIP tent. Tickets for Harvest Wine & Food Festival will go on sale in July. For more information, click here.  

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021