DESTIN, FL. – Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is pleased to announce Chuck Hutton Toyota as the presenting sponsor of the 2019 auction. The Memphis-based dealership is the Foundation’s first presenting sponsor in the organization’s 14-year history. Currently ranked number three for the second consecutive year, DCWAF has been listed among the “Top Ten Wine Auctions in the U.S.” by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last six years. The annual Destin Charity Wine Auction connects wine enthusiasts with preeminent winemakers to help children in need in Northwest Florida.
“Chuck Hutton Toyota is honored to be the first Presenting Sponsor of the Destin Charity Wine Auction,” said Chuck Hutton Toyota Operating Partner and General Manager, Chuck Palmore. “Helping the Foundation achieve its mission of serving children in need is important to our company and critical to the success of the charities DCWAF supports.”
“We are honored to be the beneficiary of the generous support of Chuck Hutton Toyota,” said DCWAF President, John Russell. “Our sponsors are so critical to our mission of helping children in our community and we are truly grateful for this wonderful gift. The leaders of Chuck Hutton Toyota understand the urgency of providing resources to the organizations we support as every day a child goes hungry, homeless or abused is a day that can never be recovered.”
Patrons attending the 14th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by Chuck Hutton Toyota can expect a weekend filled with exclusive wines and excellent food from a variety of celebrity chefs beginning Friday night, April 26 with the patron dinner experience. Each year, patron dinners are hosted in the most exquisite homes and restaurants on the Emerald Coast. Each dinner features a nationally recognized chef paired with world-class vintners. This evening provides a unique opportunity for patrons to interact with fellow wine enthusiasts while enjoying innovative cuisine and the world’s best wines. Each dinner benefits one of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s 16 partner charities.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction is the main event of the weekend, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The Reserve Tasting and Live Auction are held under an air- conditioned tent at Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center. The event will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners, poured and paired with cuisine created by a selection of the area’s top local restaurants. The Reserve Tasting is accompanied by a silent auction with some super silent offerings featuring wine, autographed large format bottles, art, and more. The event culminates with a high-energy live auction, which includes rare and distinctive wines, spectacular trips and other incredible one-of-a-kind items.
The Destin Charity Auction is hosted each year in conjunction with the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, which also takes place in Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center the same weekend. Guests attending the auction will also have the opportunity to attend the festival on Sunday afternoon. In its fifth year, the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival boasts over 800 wines available to taste along with a diverse selection of bites located in the Culinary Village that deliver a world-class wine experience to each guest throughout the weekend.
To learn more about the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and the ultimate wine weekend in South Walton, visit www.dcwaf.org.