From November 9-12, the beautiful shores of Seaside, Florida, will host the 27th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, which over the years has garnered a devoted following of wine enthusiasts from all around the country, and ranks as one of the top things to do on the Emerald Coast in the fall.
The acclaimed event has earned a spot on Fodor Travel’s “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals,” and has become known as a place where wine connoisseurs can test their palate or beginners can make their first foray into the world of wine. Located along Florida’s famed 30A, attendees will be treated to a spectacular beach setting. 30A vacation rentals, hotels, and businesses are now preparing for the influx of oenophiles.
Debbie Mossburg, who owns the beautiful Love Monkey condo that overlooks the entire festival, said the event has grown tremendously over the years.
“What started as a way to bring a few folks together in the heart of Seaside 27 years ago has now become one of the nation’s top wine festivals, and a 30A tradition!” Debbie noted.
“We usually sit on blankets in the amphitheater, then stroll along the beach before retiring to Love Monkey to watch the sunset from the balcony. It’s the perfect festival.”
Debbie’s Seaside beach vacation rental is available to rent through InvitedHome.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the schedule and list of events to help you plan the ultimate beachside wine-filled weekend.
Thursday, November 19, 2017
Bud and Alley’s Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This exclusive dinner will kick off the weekend, and include food from executive chef David Bishop, who will work with vintners Tony Leonardini and Gary Carr of BNA Wine Group for a meal of perfect wine pairings.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Gulf Coast to Table Dinner, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Chef Ryan Smith will be cooking local seafood favorites using ingredients fresh from the sea. Smith was a James Beard Finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast, while his restaurant, Staplehouse, was Best New Restaurant 2016 by Bon Appétit Magazine.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Grand Tasting, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located in Seaside’s Central Square, the grand tasting is one of the event highlights, and will feature hundreds of wineries and eateries to choose from amid a backdrop of beautiful beach and live music. The wines were selected by Seaside restaurateurs, to ensure pairings that will delight any palate.
November 12, 2017
Celebration of Bubbles Brunch, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To close out the 2017 Seeing Red Wine Festival, head to the Great Southern Cafe, where you can sip on the sparkling wine of your choice, whether that’s Cava from Spain, Italy’s Prosecco, or classic Champagne. Brunch and live music round out this final event to bring the unforgettable weekend to an end.
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