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SoWal Wine & Food Festival a Success to the Tune of $20K

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On October 3, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival donated $20,000 to Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) to support 16 children’s charities in Northwest Florida. The charity wine festival, founded by Chan Cox of Wine World, designates DCWAF as the sole recipient of the net proceeds of the event. More than 4,500 people attended the 2018 festival.


“Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation was honored to be the benefiting charity of South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. Our partnership with South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival is extremely beneficial to the DCWAF mission to help children in need in Northwest Florida. It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side to make a difference for kids who need so much,” said DCWAF president John Russell.


The Destin Charity Wine Auction was held during the wine and food festival and raised $2.7 million dollars for the charitable organizations to address hunger, homelessness, abuse, and physical and mental disorders for thousands of children in Northwest Florida communities.


South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival took place April 26-29 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. More than 800 wines, poured by dozens of noted national and international wine celebrities, highlighted the festival. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village showcased local chefs and presented sold out tasting seminars.


The 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is set for April 25-28.

– Stacey Brady
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