Destin Charity Wine Auction Ranked Third Among Nation’s Top Charity Wine Auctions

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) recently announced that the 12th Annual Auction in 2017 ranked third among the nation’s top charity wine auctions by Wine Spectator Magazine.

The Foundation has earned a spot in the top 10 for the last six consecutive years, and since its inception, has donated more than $15 million to support children in need in Northwest Florida.

In 2017, the Foundation donated $2.7 million to 15 local charities serving children in need in Northwest Florida.

“We are ecstatic about our ranking as the number three Top Charity Wine Auction in the U.S. by Wine Spectator Magazine,” said Destin Charity Wine Auction President, John Russell. “This incredible recognition is a true testament to the impact we hope to continue to have on the children in our community. We are beyond grateful for the support we have received from our local community and our friends in the wine industry.”

Check out this video of last year’s event:

The weekend also draws celebrity chefs from across the country who are paired with premier vintners for 12 patron dinners, each supporting a different charity.

The 13th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The 2018 Honorary Vintner is Betz Family Winery and owner Steve Griessel who will be attending the auction in April. This year’s Destin Charity Wine Auction will feature more than 300 silent and live offerings, including a rare 2008 Tesla Roadster donated by the St. Joe Community Foundation.

For more information on Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and Auction, visit

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