SAT, OCT 27, 2018 | 1:00PM: The Grand Tasting is the festival's main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, BBQ and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP activation will also be available. 

It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences will open Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28 at noon. The silent auction will be hosted on the Give Smart mobile bidding platform. Give Smart attendants will be on site throughout the festival for registration.


Accommodations: Need a place to stay during the festival? Our friends at WaterColor Inn and 360 Blue have you covered!

WaterColor Inn: 

Click HERE for details and book using code HWFPKG. Package includes bundle options for ticket to the Grand Tasting or two-day festival passes, beachfront accommodations, and access to a multitude of amenities. 

360 Blue: 
Call the 360 Blue reservation team for information on available rentals inclusive of festival tickets to the event(s) of your choice: 866-582-9937.