SEASIDE Announces the 27th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival
Tickets on Sale NOW
SEASIDE, Fla. – This fall, reds, whites, and rosés will be uncorked during Seeing Red Wine Festival, four days of wine and culinary events being held in Seaside Nov. 9 – 12, 2017. Now in its 27th year and recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, the festival draws attendees from around the world who make the trip to the iconic beach town a yearly tradition.
Seeing Red is shaking things up this year with some new offerings while maintaining the best of what festival attendees crave. Guests will enjoy sipping on delicious wines, and tasting unique and delectable food pairings as the festival combines the best of General Admission and VIP tickets into one exclusive and unforgettable experience reminiscent of the festival’s earlier years. Wine aficionados and foodies will savor carefully selected Gulf Coast-to-table dishes from Seaside’s famous restaurants while sipping beautifully-paired, quality-curated wines from around the globe.
Tickets are available NOW online at www.SeeingRedWineFestival.com. This year’s festivities include Bud & Alley’s Wine Dinner on Thursday evening, the Gulf Coast to Table Dinner on Friday, the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, and a Celebration Of Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, all in coveted Seaside style. Each year has been a sell-out event, and this year will be no exception. Tickets are limited. Attendees will want to purchase their tickets early. Proceeds will benefit the Seaside School and the Seaside Institute.
“Since its inception, the Seeing Red Wine Festival has had a proven track record for providing the utmost in quality wines within the beautiful landscape of Seaside’s intimacy and charm,” says Kevin Boyle, Seaside Events Director. “With each passing year, we continually pursue our goal of staying true to the original spirit of the festival – featuring a one-of-a-kind offering for wine aficionados, or novices, or those who simply want to sip, socialize and stroll.”
2017 Festival Sponsors include the Merchants of Seaside, and the Seaside Visitors Bureau.
Bud & Alley’s Wine Dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Seeing Red Wine Festival festivities kick off Thursday, Nov. 9 with the Vintner’s Dinner at Bud & Alley’s restaurant featuring a highlighted vintner to be announced.
Gulf Coast to Table Dinner Friday, Nov. 10, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday brings an exciting, new-to-Seaside event—a farm-to-table, sit down dinner featuring an elegant evening of locally sourced offerings paired perfectly by a renowned guest chef and complimented by live music under twinkling stars in Seaside—an exclusive event not to be missed.
Grand Tasting Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 to 4 p.m. Seaside’s Central Square will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs, as well as live music, and the opportunity to purchase wines on site.
Celebration of Bubbles Brunch Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday wraps up the weekend with a Celebration of Bubbles, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Great Southern Café. Sparkling wine enthusiasts will explore Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and more, alongside a perfectly paired menu from Chef Jim Shirley.
Accommodations Special lodging packages are available through the Seaside Visitors Bureau partners Cottage Rental Agency, Homeowner’s Collection and Sunburst Beach Vacations. Attendees can visit www.SeeingRedWineFestival.com and click on Accommodations.
Park and Ride Guests can take shuttles to and from Seaside for the event. The Seeing Red Wine Festival is offering complimentary shuttles to all guests from the County Public Lot on CR 283 in Grayton Beach. Shuttles will run continuously allowing guests the opportunity to arrive early, stroll through Seaside and stay late for dinner following the event.
Seaside, built on 80 acres on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Acclaimed world-wide as one of the iconic examples of New Urbanism, Seaside offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. Consisting of more than 400 homes, many of them vacation rentals, the community offers more than 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries.
Seaside is featured in the following: Cooking Channel’s Emeril’s Florida, PBS “10 Towns that Changed America,” Frommer’s “Top 12 Destinations in the World,” Trip Advisor’s “15 Rising Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016,” Travel Channel’s “2015 Best Family Beach,” Travel + Leisure’s “Best Beach on Earth” for families (2014) and USA Today’s “Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida (2013) by “Dr. Beach” to name a few. The holiday town was also the primary filming location of the classic movie “The Truman Show.”
A prominent topic in architectural schools and in housing-industry magazines, Seaside is visited by design professionals from throughout the United States, and is included in the American Institute of Architects (Florida chapter) list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places.
About Seaside School
The Seaside School, one of Florida’s first charter schools founded in 1996 is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. Its original goal was to create a school to address the need for better middle school education in Walton County. Now with more than 330 students across two campuses, Seaside School encompasses two locations: Seaside Neighborhood School serves grades 5 through 8 and is located in the iconic beach town of Seaside, Florida; Seacoast Collegiate High School serves grades 9 through 12 offering students the ability to graduate high school with an associate college degree and is located on the campus of nearby Northwest Florida State College. Soon, Seaside School will expand to serve kindergarten through 4th grades.
About Seaside Institute
The Seaside Institute is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting the communities of 30A through civic engagement, the arts, education and innovation. Founded by the co-founders of Seaside, Robert and Daryl Davis, the Seaside Institute aims to make towns better through the principles of New Urbanism. The Seaside Institute believes that people should lead interesting, rewarding lives. Its mission, unchanged since 1982, is to create great communities. For more information, contact Janie Henderson, director of operations, at JHenderson@seasideinstitute.org.