Events

This year’s exciting schedule of events includes: Vine to Wine – A Wine Preview, Al Fresco Reserve Tasting at Ruskin Place, Seeing Red Wine Festival at Seaside and the Taste of The Beach & Charity Auction.

A collaboration between the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Taste of The Beach combines new and established food, wine and artistic events featuring prized vintners and renowned chefs.


Vine to WineFriday, August 23 – Vine to Wine
Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort
6pm – 8pm, $55 per person
Ticket Sales End Time: Aug 23 at 5pm

Taste of the Beach kick-off event, Vine to Wine – with all proceeds benefiting local children’s charities! This event features 250+ wines, including all medal winners, from Taste of the Beach’s wine judging competition for guests to sample, alongside culinary delights from signature restaurants!


Al Fresco Reserve TastingFriday, November 1 – Al Fresco Reserve Tasting in Ruskin Place
Ruskin Place, Seaside
6pm – 8pm, $185 per person
Ticket Sales End Time: Nov 1 at 5pm

In the picturesque town of Seaside amid the art galleries of Ruskin Place, guests will taste a range of highly allocated and reserve wines, dine on sushi and hors d’oeuvres prepared by noted local restaurateur and chef Jim Shirley, and enjoy live chamber music.


Al Fresco Reserve TastingFriday, November 1 – Taste of the Beach After Dark
Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach
7pm – 10pm, $50 per person
Ticket Sales End Time: Nov 1 at 5pm

Guests at the November 1 Taste of The Beach After Dark event will enjoy an unprecedented combination of food, wine, signature cocktails and show beverage mixology. Gulf Place on 30A will provide a beautiful and stunning setting for this special event. Guests will enjoy enjoying magnificent cocktail concoctions, amazing local cuisine and spectacular desserts, all while enjoying live music and a mesmerizing ambiance!


Seeing Red Wine Festival

Saturday, November 2 – Seeing Red Wine Festival
Streets of Seaside
1pm – 4pm, $120 per person
Ticket Sales End Time: Nov 2 at 4pm

The featured Seeing Red event is an afternoon of wine, food and music in the tranquil beauty of Seaside, Florida. Explore, sample and expand your knowledge about the latest trends in wine from aficionados who are waiting to meet and educate you. And new to the Festival this year, guests can enjoy the “Savor South Walton Culinary Demonstration Stage” with special chef demos throughout the event, as well as sample some of the most superb hors d’oeuvres prepared by local restaurateurs. Plus, don’t miss live music scattered throughout town to entertain guests during the tasting.


Taste of the Beach Charity AuctionSunday, November 3 – Taste of The Beach & Charity Auction
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Destin
2pm – 5pm, $35 per person
Ticket Sales End Time: Nov 3

Taste of The Beach concludes with a silent auction to benefit local childrens’ charities. Guests may bid on fabulous prizes donated from the community and enjoy wine, cocktails and appetizers.