Along the Emerald Coast of Florida each spring, wine lovers with a lot of heart gather together during the last weekend in April for the Destin Charity Wine Auction. Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations located in the Florida panhandle, has a mission of connecting wine enthusiasts to raise money benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida. Since its inception in 2005, DCWAF has donated an impressive $21 million dollars impacting the lives of almost 100,000 children including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. A beautiful three-day event held the last weekend in April each year, the auction provides attendees with exclusive wines and excellent food from a variety of celebrity chefs all in the name of charity. The weekend kicks off with 12 patron dinners hosted in exquisite homes and restaurants.
The day next begins with a Reserve Tasting showcasing 29 internationally acclaimed vintners pouring luxury wines while attendees bid on a dynamic silent auction. The event culminates with a high-energy live auction, which includes rare wines, spectacular trips, and other incredible one-of-a-kind items.
At the Foundation’s annual check presentation this year, a whirlwind of emotions filled a room of about 350 people at the Henderson Beach Resort as a record-breaking $3 million was donated to DCWAF’s 16 benefiting charities. Find out more at DCWAF.org