Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Oct 25, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018

Harvest Wine & Food Festival features some of the world’s premier vintners, proprietors, and award-winning chefs showcased throughout three separate days of events. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with three highly anticipated wine dinners held throughout South Walton, each featuring a celebrity winemaker. Jean-Noel Formeaux, proprietor of VGS Chateau Potelle, will headline a dinner at Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood presented by Krueger, Fosdyck, and Associates Merrill Lynch. Elton Slone and Rachel Miller of Robert Craig Winery will headline a dinner at the new Vin-tij Wine Boutique and Bistro location in Grand Boulevard presented by Crystal Collins Spencer, Attorney at Law, Spencer Law PA. The third celebrity winemaker dinner will be announced later in the summer.

On Friday, October 26, the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting held on WaterColor’s Butterfly Lawn will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible in the marketplace. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking star-filled sky will make for a memorable and elegant evening.

The Grand Tasting, held from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, October 27 in Cerulean Park is the main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque, and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs from throughout the southeast and complimented by the best restaurants along the Emerald Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

“We’ve created a new tradition for festival-goers along the Emerald Coast,” Russell said. “Guests should be prepared to taste their way through every staple of coastal cuisine ranging from freshly caught seafood to farm fresh vegetables and cheeses all the way to traditional smoked barbeque prepared by the south’s finest pit masters.” 



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