Harvest Wine & Food Festival Celebrates Most Successful Fundraiser Yet
November 8, 2022
VIE magazine is thrilled to share that the 6th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival weekend was the most successful festival to date, with all eight events sold out well in advance! The festival is produced each year by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), and it returned in a new month this year on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The sold-out Grand Tasting took place in the stunning Cerulean Park in WaterColor, Florida, under the shade of the gorgeous live oaks. The day could not have been more vibrant, filled with colorful attire and a beautiful array of curated foods and libations.
Harvest featured high-end wines from around the world and the best culinary selections from across the Southeast. Guests enjoyed more than just vino; tables lined the streets of WaterColor, and everyone had their work cut out for them to sample small bites and drinks ranging from wine to craft spirits, coffee, and a beer garden. A virtual auction featuring rare wines, unique items, and experiential trips was open for bidding throughout the festival weekend. DCWAF raised over $100,000 in its virtual auction alone, benefiting seventeen Northwest Florida children’s charities.
New to the event this year was the festive after-party hosted just a short walk down the street at the local favorite The Wine Bar – WaterColor! For anyone who just wasn’t ready to wrap up lively conversations with their besties or end their day spent with loved ones, the party continued with more live music, wine, and Beach Camp BBQ. What a perfect way to close out a Saturday well spent on beautiful Scenic Highway 30-A!
Since its inception in 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $25 million to its 15 partner charities, impacting the lives of more than 100,000 children in the local community. Its mission is simple: to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in NW Florida. Cheers to all of the distributors, chefs, sponsors, and guests for making the Grand Tasting such a wonderful event year after year!
Be on the lookout at DCWAF.org for details about their next Harvest Wine & Food Festiva and other fabulous events, and in the meantime, be sure to go follow them on Instagram @harvestwineandfoodfestival.