Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Cheers to generosity

Luxury wine and spirit producers and award-winning chefs from across the Southeast will join a roster of iconic Gulf Coast restaurants to provide world-class cuisine for the 7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival this month. Event producers, the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) welcome residents and guests October 19-22, 2023. This year’s festival will feature an expanded schedule of events including a cocktail seminar and elevated culinary and wine pairing event on Friday evening.

Headlining talent includes Atlanta chefs, Terry Koval, 2023 James Beard Best Chef Southeast (The Deer and the Dove); Craig Richards (Lyla Lila); Nolan Wynn (Banshee) and dozens of other regional superstars. 

Currently ranked number five “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, raising money for 16 Northwest Florida children’s charities that assist at-risk youth in the local community by tackling a variety of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, education, medical care, and much more. In April, DCWAF raised a stunning $3.5 million for its benefiting charities.

2023 Harvest Wine & Food Festival Sponsors: Visit South Walton, Setco Services LLC, 360 Blue, Brad Dahler of Scenic Sotheby’s, Emerald Coast Magazine, Good Grit, Stephen & Joan Carter, The Powell Family, Mom Water, Dermatology Solutions Group, Cory & Hillary Fosdyck, RJH and Associates, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Centennial Bank, Driftwood Wine & Spirits, and The Henry Haus.

Founded in 2005, the foundation's mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. DCWAF has donated more than $28 million to 16 Northwest Florida children’s charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 100,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at or

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