Pourings and pairings while cruising: Hook & Ladder Winery brings their finest wines to Solaris


SunQuest Cruises has been providing premier dining and entertainment events to the Emerald Coast since 2004. SunQuest Cruises’ award-winning SOLARIS offers public dinner dance cruises year round, is available by reservation to host special events, weddings, private parties, receptions and corporate events. The SOLARIS is a magnificent 125 foot, 3-deck, 5,200 square foot yacht docked at the picturesque Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

Guests will enjoy an Autumn Harvest Wine Dinner Cruise with a 5-course lavish gourmet dinner freshly prepared onboard the SOLARIS luxury cruise yacht. Celebrated Hook & Ladder Winery vintner Michael DeLoach will be on hand to host, meet guests and review the pourings and pairings to wine enthusiasts. Growing up in the wine business, Michael DeLoach is the son of San Francisco retired fireman and founder of DeLoach Vineyards and the Hook & Ladder Winery, Cecil DeLoach.

Dinner will showcase a varied selection of six prestigious wines from the Hook & Ladder Winery situated in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley in California. The evening cruise will begin with a reception on the top two decks with wine and hors d’oeuvres and the introduction of Michael DeLoach. The culinary delights continue throughout the night in the main dining room with four additional courses paired with exquisite wines.  A “Toast to Friends” finale will conclude the evening.

SOLARIS owner, James Murray, added, “We will also be supporting the South Walton Fire Department with a portion of the proceeds benefitting them. As well, we are looking forward to an evening that promises to be an exceptional food and fine wine experience for our guests.”  

Cost of $95 per person includes dinner, wine and cruise, with boarding beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the picturesque Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations are limited to 75 guests; call 850-650-2519, or visit www.SunQuestCruises.com.

Want to go? 

WHAT: Hook & Ladder Winery Autumn Harvest Five-Course Wine Dinner

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:15-10 p.m.

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