2019 Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 24
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners: 6pm - 9pm
Celebrity wine representatives will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area. Each dinner will showcase highly rated, luxury wines from each respective portfolio, complimented by a perfectly paired, multi-course menu provided by each restaurant.
- Bodega Catena Zapata with Chef David Bancroft presented by Good Grit Magazine & 360 Blue at 301 Western Lake Drive
- Gamble Family Vineyards at Vin'tij Food & Wine
- PRIME Cellars at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits presented by Stephen & Joan Carter
- ROY Estate at Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood presented by RJH and Associates
Friday, October 25
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting: 6pm - 8pm
Marina Park, WaterColor, Fla.
The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. An array of perfectly paired hors d'oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking Gulf coast sunset will make for a memorable and elegant evening.
Saturday, October 26
Seminar: Mad About Malbec presented by Catena Zapata | 12pm - 1pm
301 Western Lake Drive, WaterColor, Fla.
Join Sommelier and Brand Ambassador Marika Vida-Arnold as you taste through the most fascinating features that define the various Malbec wines produced by the world-famous Argentinian Bodega, Catena Zapata. In this seminar you will be treated to six different Malbec from the Bodega Catena Zapata range of wines. They are all 100% Malbec, but from various vineyards, and there is a wide variety in price. Those prices range from the $20 range up to the $100 range, and points in between.
Grand Tasting | 1pm - 4pm
Cerulean Park, WaterColor, Fla.
Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP
The Grand Tasting is the festival's main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf 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.
VIP tickets include a private entrance to the festival and access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring elevated wines, additional food, and access to Saturday college football.