Destin Crafted returns to The Henderson

Special to GateHouse Media Florida

Local company Wine World will once again team up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host an exclusive craft beer and bourbon tasting event raising funds for Children in Crisis. This year’s main event will take place from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 on the scenic pool deck and lawn at The Henderson.

Proceeds from the first Destin Crafted exceeded expectations last year. More than $13,000 was donated to Children in Crisis and The Children’s Neighborhood. This year, hosts and sponsors are setting their sights even higher.

“This isn’t our first rodeo,” said Chan Cox, Wine World founder/president. “Our team has years of experience with the Destin Beer Festival and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Partnering with The Henderson has given us a new setting, but more importantly it brought new friendships and fresh ideas to the table. The collaboration is strong and the event will get better every year, guaranteed.”

Destin Crafted will feature hundreds of samples from over 40 renowned small-production breweries and distilleries alongside food from Destin’s favorite eateries with live music entertainment and more. Guests will also have the option to enter a raffle for a grand prize, raising additional funds for the charity.

This year, an extra event has been added to the schedule. First, the weekend kicks-off with an exclusive cocktail party on the rooftop Sunset Vista at The Henderson on Friday Nov. 8. Then, on the Sunday morning after Saturday’s main event, VIP’s will also attend a special Beer ‘n Brunch at The Craft Bar in Destin.

Pre-sale tickets are available now at General Admission is $50 per person and includes the grand tasting on Saturday, with live music performance and raffle. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $145 each, and include access to all three events. All scheduled events are 21 and older, adults-only. For details and continued updates, visit and follow @ChansWineWorld 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

Children in Crisis is a 501©3 charity dedicated to providing care for abused, neglected, or abandoned children of Northwest Florida. Learn more at