2016 Seaside® Seeing Red Wine Festival™

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SEASIDE®, Fla.—July 11, 2016—This fall, wine enthusiasts can see red, white, and rosé in the beautiful, award-winning town of Seaside, Fla. Tickets are now on sale for the Seeing Red Wine Festival, which will be celebrating 26 years from Nov. 4-6, 2016. Produced in partnership with the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), the town of Seaside presents the highly-anticipated, four-day event featuring some of the world’s premier vintners, proprietors, and beloved local chefs. Attendees can walk around Central Square while sipping on delectable wines in the iconic beach town located along Northwest Florida’s Hwy. 30A. The Seeing Red Wine Festival has evolved into a sell-out event, attracting wine connoisseurs and novices alike. The festival has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals,” by Fodor’s Travel and has enjoyed the outstanding support of Coastal Living as a sponsor. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their tickets well in advance. “We are absolutely honored to partner with Seaside to produce this long-standing event,” said John Russell, president of DCWAF. “Many of these vintners have become our friends as we have been fundraising for children in need in Northwest Florida for 11 years. Building on the festival’s long- standing history coupled with the reputation of DCWAF, we’ve been able to include exclusive wines and rare varietals.” The four days of festivities include reserve wine tastings, dinners and a brunch with featured guest winemakers. Several of Seaside’s well-known restaurants showcase their farm-to-fork and Gulf-to-table offerings, which pair beautifully with the featured wines.

The festivities kick off Thurs., Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. with the Vintner’s Dinner at the famed Bud & Alley’s restaurant. Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with a featured vintner. A limited number of reservations are available, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. On Fri., Nov. 4, the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting, from 6 to 8 p.m., is an elegant evening showcasing anincredible selection of library wines, featuring vintages that have been cellared to be uncorked at just the right time. An array of hors d’oeuvres will pair perfectly with the featured wines, in addition to Southern Artisan ChocolatesTM made by Olive and Sinclair Co. The evening is complemented by live music under twinkling lights on Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn. Early pricing for the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting is $225 until Oct. 1, at which time the price per ticket will be $250. A limited number of tickets are available.

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