Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside ushers in fall with a festive kick off for the four-day 27th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival by hosting the vintner dinner.

This year’s Seeing Red Vintner Dinner will be held throughout Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant Nov. 9. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

Executive Chef David Bishop, who celebrates 10 years at Bud & Alley’s this year, will create a special four-course sea- and farm-to-table harvest dinner paired with wines selected by Gary Carr and Tony Leonardini, owners of BNA Wine Group and winemakers of Butternut, Whitehall Lanes and Volunteer wineries.

“Hosting special dinners like this personifies our mission of celebrating good food, good people and good times,” said Bud & Alley’s founder/owner Dave Rauschkolb. “This annual event is particularly special to us, because it was one of those organic events that took hold and the wine festival grew from there. For all of us here at Bud & Alley’s it’s all about gathering together and eating wonderful food and drink with great family and friends.”

The dinner is $175 per person and includes tax, fees and gratuities. Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your place, call Bud & Alley’s Restaurant at 850-231-5900.

After the vintner dinner, the event continues through the weekend. The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 10 on Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn. On Nov. 11, the Grand Tasting is from 1-4 p.m. throughout Central Square in Seaside. Nov. 12 wraps up the weekend with a Celebration of Bubbles from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Southern Café in Central Square. A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit the Seaside Neighborhood School and the Seaside Institute. Purchase tickets to each individual event at seeingredwinefestival.com.