In November, reds and whites both will be uncorked during Seeing Red Wine Festival, four days of wine and culinary events being held in Seaside Nov. 9 - 12, 2017. Now in its 27th year, the festival draws attendees from around the world who have made sipping on delectable wines, and tasting unique food pairings in our iconic beach town a yearly tradition.
Seeing Red is shaking things up a little this year with some new offerings while maintaining the best of what festival attendees crave each year in Seaside, reminiscent of the festival’s earlier years. Wine aficionados and foodies will savor carefully selected farm-to-fork and gulf-to-table dishes and sip beautifully-paired, high-quality-curated wines from Seaside’s famous restaurants.
Tickets are available in July online at seeingredwinefestival.com for the highly anticipated event featuring some of the world’s premier vintners and beloved local chefs. This year’s festivities include wine tastings, dinners and a brunch, all in coveted Seaside style. This is a sell-out event; you’ll want to get your tickets early.
Seeing Red Wine Festival festivities kick off Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., with the Vintner’s Dinner at Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant featuring a highlighted vintner to be announced.
Friday brings an exciting, new to Seaside event — a farm-to-table, sit down dinner featuring an elegant evening of locally sourced offerings paired perfectly by a revered guest chef and complimented by live music under twinkling stars in Seaside — an exclusive event you won’t want to miss.
Saturday’s Grand Tasting, from 1 to 4 p.m., will offer a culinary and wine event that combines the best of Seeing Red with a delectable culinary component. Central Square in Seaside will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs as well as live music and the opportunity to purchase wines on site.
Sunday wraps up the weekend with a Celebration of Bubbles, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Great Southern Café, as sparkling wine enthusiasts explore Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and more.
And not to be left out, the award-winning Seaside Wine Project, Seaside’s private-label collection of hand-selected wines, will again make its way from Sonoma County, Calif. Exclusive to Seaside, wine enthusiasts can choose from among their favorite varieties including cabernet, chardonnay, pinot noir, cuvée and red zinfandel.
This family of wines was handpicked by Seaside founders Robert and Daryl Davis to appeal to the continual interest and demand from patrons and visitors for the best-tasting and highest-quality wines. Kokomo Winery owner and winemaker Erik will again be on hand during the festival to talk about winemaking and wine growing.
Park and Ride
Guests can take shuttles to and from Seaside for the event. The Seeing Red Wine Festival is offering free parking to all guests at the new County Parking Lot on CR 283 in Grayton Beach. Shuttles will run continuously from 11a.m. to 7 p.m., allowing guests the opportunity to arrive early and stroll through Seaside and stay late for dinner following the event.