Originating as the Destin Beer Festival hosted by Wine World in the parking lot at Paradise Key, this fundraising event has become a staple in the Destin community. Now, having outgrown their parking lot setting, Wine World has teamed up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host this elevated tasting event to raise funds for Children in Crisis.
“Wine World is honored that the team at Henderson Beach Resort joins us in giving back to our community,” said Chan Cox, Wine World owner/founder. “We are so pleased to welcome them into this community and host an event on their beautiful property. The setting will elevate the whole experience.”
The event dons a new name (and hashtag): Destin Crafted, but all the favorite elements of Wine World’s past fests will still be intact. The event, held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 3, will feature more than 50 premium craft beers and small-batch bourbon for guests to sample alongside hand-crafted foods prepared by some of Destin’s top dining establishments. Guests will enjoy all of this on the spacious and luxurious pool deck and green area at Henderson Beach Resort & Spa.
“The name change illustrates many things, but above all — it’s not just about the beer,” said Fontella Hardman, Wine World marketing and event coordinator. “This fest is immersive in the ‘craft’ culture, and that includes small-batch bourbon and from-scratch food just as much as craft beer.”
Tickets are on sale now at destincrafted.com. General Admission tickets are $50 per person and include the grand tasting on Saturday and live music performances. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $100, and include both General Admission and a reserve tasting on the Sunset Terrace on Friday evening, catered by The Henderson. Both events are for people 21 and older. Ticket holders may also buy raffle tickets on the day-of for a chance to win exclusive prizes. The raffle will raise additional dollars for Children in Crisis. For more information, visit destincrafted.com or @DestinCrafted on Facebook.
Wine World is a locally owned full-service retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer in Northwest Florida, hosting numerous events throughout the Panhandle every year. Learn more at www.chanswineworld.com.
Children in Crisis is a 501©3 charity dedicated to providing care for abused, neglected, or abandoned children of Northwest Florida. Learn more at childrenincrisisfl.org.