Uncover New Tastes at Emerald Coast Wine Festivals
Are you a commanding cabernet sauvignon, a sophisticated sauvignon blanc or a lively shiraz? Wine preference can say a lot about your personality, and fortunately, today’s wine labels are as varied as the people indulging in their flavors.
Fall is a great time to get reacquainted with your favorite vintners and discover some new tastes at the Emerald Coast’s foremost wine festivals. From crisp and fruity to bold and buttery, everyone from the novice wine drinker to the most discriminating palate is sure to find their poison. And there is nothing quite like the pairing of a nice glass of vino with a gulf-front sunset on one of the beaches that The Premier Property Group’s (PPG’s) communities call home.
October 13, Rosemary Beach
Celebrating its 18th year, Rosemary Beach Uncorked features nine of the gulf-front community’s celebrated restaurants and countless wine labels ready for pour. The 2018 event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Walton County.
October 25-27, WaterColor Inn and Resort
The three-day event kicks off Thursday night with three wine dinners held throughout South Walton, each featuring a celebrity wine maker. Friday features the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting on Watercolor’s Butterfly Lawn, and the Grand Tasting is held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday in the community’s Cerulean Park. Provisional food stations manned by celebrity chefs and some of best restaurants along the Emerald Coast are combined with tasting stations that offer more than 250 wines from around the world.
November 2-3, 2018, Panama City
One Harrison Food + Wine Festival is held in downtown Panama City on the Marina overlooking the bay. The two-day affair offers a chance to take in a variety of flavors and experiences unique to Panama City. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Northwest Florida.
November 8-11, Seaside
Recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals,” the Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival attracts visitors from across the nation. Formerly a stand-alone event, the Grand Tasting is now the main attraction at the multi-day event that features hundreds of wineries, Gulf-Coast-to-table fare and Seaside’s famed restaurants. This year, the festival will also feature a VIP experience in Ruskin Place.