Destin Charity Wine Auction returns April 23-24

Special to Gannett
It's time to raise your glasses and your paddles.

Patron packages are now available for the 16th annual Destin Charity Wine Auction April 23-24. 

This year, there are three tiers of patron packages for you to choose from based on your preference with gatherings:

Full In-Person Experience: Patron Package

Join DCWAF for an intimate patron dinner on Friday evening followed by a catered watch party complete with your favorite wines on Saturday. Please note that watch parties may have up to 250 guests in attendance.

Dinner Package & Auction at Home

Join us for Friday's patron dinner experience and enjoy Saturday's live auction broadcast and virtual bidding experience from the comfort of your home. These intimate wine dinners range in capacity from 30 to 50 guests.

Auction At Home

For those that would prefer not to gather in any capacity, a fully virtual auction at home experience is available.

Please note that due to COVID safety protocol, patron packages including in-person events are extremely limited. We recommend reserving your seats as soon as possible to ensure a space at the dinner of your choice.

Packages can be purchased at

Special Advance Virtual Auction

Dust off your virtual paddle and prepare for the main event by bidding to win one of these special auction lots. Bidding in the Special Advance Virtual Auction will open 3 p.m. April 8 and will close at 3 p.m. April 9. Registration for this event is available now. Please note that these are the only two virtual lots that you can bid on this year without purchasing one of the tiered patron package options.

Romantic Escape to Little Palm Island

4 Nights for 1 Couple In an Ocean View Romance Suite

One couple is invited to escape to Little Palm Island for four nights where champagne is poured by mid-morning, the sea sparkles in the sun, and the only decision is whether to wake up for an early morning snorkel or to lounge in a hammock on the beach.

Costa Rican Retreat

7 Nights for 5 Couples in a Private Villa

Residing on a private five-acre estate, this Costa Rican villa is a tropical Balinese masterpiece. Nestled at 1,000 feet into the mountainside, this 6,700 square-foot home offers unparalleled views of Costa Rica's dramatic South Pacific coastline dotted with islands as far as the eye can see. Guarded by the island's rainforest, this private estate is just a five-minute walk to the beach and embodies the definition of island luxury.

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