Beginning in 2008, this exciting weekend of events in April will be collectively known as “Wine and Dine in Paradise” to differentiate it from events the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will hold at other times in the year.
Platinum and gold sponsors are invited to put on their jeans and join our celebrity vintners and chefs in an old-fashioned southern barbeque complete with live country music and, of course, wine.
Some of the Emerald Coast’s most exquisite homes set the stage for the 2008 Patron Dinners. Each Patron Dinner will feature a nationally-recognized chef paired with a top-notch celebrity vintner. The dinners provide a unique opportunity to interact with fellow wine enthusiasts while enjoying innovative cuisine and the world’s finest wines.
» View all patron dinners
» Complete Patron Package information (pdf)
» Download a reservation form (pdf)
» Reserve your space online
Rental Car Discounts by Enterprise We have worked to secure special discounts on rental cars for those flying in from out of town. To receive your special rates, you can do one of three things:
1. Book on the Internet - CLICK HERE
2. Call 1 800 RENT-A-CAR
3. Contact your local Enterprise branch directly
Use Business Rental Account number and the pin is .
This year’s exciting Walkabout and Auction will be held in the beautiful Grand Sandestin at the world-renowned Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners, poured and paired with fine cuisine created by a selection of the area’s top chefs. While wining and dining, attendees will enjoy live music and the excitement of a silent auction. The night will culminate with a high-energy and entertaining live auction that will include rare and distinctive wines, themed get-a-ways and other spectacular, one-of-a-kind items.
» Reserve your space online
» 2008 Auction Catalog (pdf, 7.2Mb)
Date / Time:
Saturday, April 12, 5pm
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, Florida 32550
5:00 – 7pm
Champagne reception, Walk-about and Silent Auction
Guests will be treated to Moet Whitestar champagne and wines from over 15 other participating wine celebrities including PlumpJack, Duckhorn, Beaucastel, Pride, Martinelli, Williams Selyem, Domaine Serene and JUSTIN, to name a few. These wines will be paired with cuisine from top local chefs. While wining and dining, attendees will enjoy live music and the excitement of a silent auction.
7:00 – 9:30pm
Guests will be treated to a multiple course dinner and wines while experiencing the thrill of a high-energy live auction. The live auction includes incredible items such as a week in the French Alps for 4, an 11 year vertical (’85-’95) of Mouton Rothchild, a week in Costa Rica for 10, four 9 liters of custom-labeled Williams Selyem Pinot Noir and an entire barrel (approx 300 bottles) of Leal Vineyards Godsend. Download our auction catalog and see for yourself!
9:30 – Midnight
Celebrate the success of the Live Auction with champagne and live music from Dread Clampit and a special musical appearance by Grammy Award winner Bryan White.