$3.3 Million Raised at the 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction pres. by the Jumonville Family


The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is pleased to announce that the 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family raised $3.3 million for children in need in Northwest Florida.


Hosted April 26 and 27 to a sold-out crowd of more than 600 guests, proceeds from the auction benefit DCWAF’s 17 partner children’s charities in Northwest Florida.


We are really proud of our generous community,” DCWAF President Karah Fridley-Young said. “The $3.3 million we raised together will have lasting impacts on the children in need right here in Northwest Florida.”


The auction weekend began Friday, April 26 with 12 patron dinners hosted in private homes and restaurants spanning from Destin to Alys Beach that collectively raised more than $550,000. The live auction kicked off on Saturday, April 27 with DCWAF’s flagship Magnum Force lot featuring 50 magnums from vintners past and present that raised $55,000. The highest single-selling lot of the afternoon was a trip to Anguilla for five nights that sold for $100,000 followed by a Rolling Stones concert experience complete with a private jet that sold for $65,000.


Other notable lots included a five-night trip to the Cayman Cookout and a seven-night trip to Virgin Gorda that sold twice for a total of $110,000 each, and a buy-a-seat James Bond-themed dinner hosted in partnership with the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and 2024 Honorary Chef Fleetwood Covington, III that raised $69,750. This year’s Paddle Raise also raised more than $210,000.


The funds raised at the 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family will be distributed to 17 local non-profit organizations for specific projects and programs that benefit children. DCWAF’s charity partners for 2024 are AMIkids Emerald Coast, Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, Caring & Sharing of South Walton, Children in Crisis, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Ellison McCraney Ingram Foundation, Emerald Coast Autism Center, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Opportunity Inc., Point Washington Medical Clinic, Shelter House of Northwest Florida, The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Westonwood Ranch, and Youth Village.


This year’s auction was comprised of 52 Live Lots, 16 Cellar Lots, 27 Super Silent Lots, and 123 Silent Lots featuring rare wines, luxury travel experiences, and many other one-of-a-kind items. The money raised at this year’s auction will be presented to DCWAF’s charity partners during a private check presentation ceremony on August 29 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.


The dates for next year’s 20th Anniversary Destin Charity Wine Auction weekend are April 25-26, 2025. For more information on the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, visit www.DCWAF.org.


Featured Proprietors and Vintners: 2024 Honorary Vintner Jarvis Estate, Adelsheim Vineyard, Alpha Omega Collective, Anakota, Benom Wines, Betz Family Winery, Clos Solène, Domaine Della, Domaine Serene, Dominio IV, Fisher Vineyard, Gamba Vineyards and Winery, Immortal Estate, L’Aventure, LANDO Wines, Law Estate, Lerner Project, Pahlmeyer, Perchance Estates, Revana Wine Portfolio, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, The Debate, The Wines of Chris Carpenter, Thompson 31Fifty Wines, VGS Chateau Potelle, WillaKenzie Estate, William Cole Vineyards.


Featured Chefs and Restaurants: 2024 Honorary Chef Fleetwood Covington, III of Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30a, Brandon Bailey of Camp Creek Inn, David Bancroft of Acre Restaurant and Bow and Arrow Barbecue, Phil and Jess Bauer of PB&J Bistro and Catering, Tim Creehan of Cuvee 30A, Coleman Jernigan of The CITIZEN at Alys Beach, Mimmo La Innusa of Mimmo’s 30A, Jack McGuckin of Bijoux Restaurant and Spirits, Craig Richards of Lyla Lila, Michael Sichel of Raw & Juicy, and Tyler Simmons of Henderson Beach Resort.


Local Restaurants featured at the Reserve Tasting: Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Indigenous Chocolate, Ovide, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, the Salty Butcher, Vin’tij Food + Wine, WaterSound Village Market, and Wild Olives.


Sponsors: Presenting: The Jumonville Family; Platinum: Stephen & Joan Carter,  Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, The Practice Growth Institute, The Powell Family, Rex Lumber, Scenic Sotheby’s, Setco Services Gold: Alys Beach Foundation, Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, Bal Harbour Shops, Emerald Coast Magazine, Florida Agency Network, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Renovation Flooring, Sandestin Investments Silver: 30A Wine Storage, Coastal Accounting, Grand Boulevard Town Center, JM Phelps Construction, Lightz of Hope, Don & Yana Lockton, Ocoee Foundation, RJH and Associates, Bill & Cheryl Stegbauer, Bert & Sue Trucksess, United Community Bank, VDT Construction, Visit South Walton Bronze: Acentria Insurance, Anne Winicki Group, Barker Williams Attorneys at Law, Jim & Renee Beaman, Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation, Don Bradley, Brio Wealth Solutions, Marc & Linda Carter, Castle, Jim & Sandi Continenza, Gary & Sharon Cook, Mark & Karen Criswell, Dermatology Solutions Group, Destin Plastic Surgery, Jeff & Doreen Eckmann, Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon, Enco Electronic Systems, First National Bank of Decatur, Gulf Coast Facial and Oral Surgery, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, Don and Cathy Hay, Henderson Beach Resort, The Henry Haus, Key Data, Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby, Loomis Charitable Foundation, Madden Law, Market 30A, Matthews and Matthews LLP, Merrill Lynch: Krueger, Fosdyck and Associates, Nest, Joe & Suzanne Quinlan, Renasant Bank, Royal Destinations, Nick & Lisa Sarra, Carl & Colleen Schoenbachler, Dann & Colette Schwartz, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Rusty & Brooke Skalla, Crystal Collins Spencer Attorney at Law, Sundance Vacation Rentals, The Staver Company, Trident Construction, VIP Magazine 30a, Virtuous Management Group, Jack & Candis Wilson, Jackson & Tracy Wilson, Drs. Nate and Selma Wilson.


About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $32 million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting world-class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 100,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at DCWAF.org or facebook.com/DCWAF.


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