Wine by the Sea: 26th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Festival

Oct. 31, 2016

The 26th annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival, one of the most highly anticipated events, will be here before we know it. Your taste buds will thank you during this four-day wine tasting event. It has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel. 100% of all the ticket proceeds will benefit Northwest, FL children in need through the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

Kick off your weekend one day early on Thursday, November 3rd at Bud and Alleys for a taste you won’t forget. Experience a bite of Executive Chef David Bishop’s specialty menu that he has personally created for this event. Each item will complement the featured vintner.

Put your pinkies up to sipping wine Al Fresco under a clear top tent on the Seaside Lyceum Lawn. From 6-8pm, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and best of all, a range of highly allocated wine. Tickets are $250 and are available for purchase online.

Have a grand taste around the world in Seaside’s Downtown Central Square from 1-4pm on Saturday, November 5th.  Some of Seasides top restaurants will have food stations set up for you to enjoy while sampling many different wines from around the world. There will be opportunities for you to purchase a bottle for your personal tastings on site. General Admission tickets are $175 and VIP tickets are $325.

Wrap up your wine tasting weekend at Great Southern Café for The Celebration of Bubbles. Enjoy featured sparkling wines, including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and more from 10am-1pm with complemented brunch items. Following brunch will be the DCWAF Fall Walkabout and Charity Auction. From 1-4pm, enjoy the famous ‘hangover station’ with wine, cocktails and food stations during local’s favorite, silent auction. Tickets are $125 and available for purchase.

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation was founded in 2005 and has impacted approximately 75,000 youths. $13 million has been donated to Northwest Florida charities through the wine and culinary events which has impacted those 75,000 unhealthy, abused children.

Tickets are on sale now. Purchase yours at https://www.dcwaf.org/tickets.