Celebrate a Legacy of Wine, Culinary Excellence, and Community: Nov 9-12 - 30A

Celebrate a Legacy of Wine, Culinary Excellence, and Community: Nov 9-12

Old friends return, and new friends are welcome as SEASIDE® celebrates the 31st anniversary of Seeing Red Wine Festival. Slated for November 9th-12th, 2023, the weekend’s signature itinerary features tastings, curated dinner, winemakers, chefs, and live music. Sunday’s festivities will introduce a new spin on this year’s send-off event by showcasing a lively tiki-themed brunch. For the first time, this year’s festival will welcome a sommelier to guide guests through the weekend’s events with the picture-perfect New Urbanist town as its backdrop.

The Seeing Red Wine Festival® has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, and since its inception in 1991, Seeing Red established a reputation for bringing premier wine and culinary offerings to the area, hosting world-class vintners and acclaimed chefs, all in the simple, elegant style that is Seaside’s signature.

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“We are thrilled to present this year’s Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside and to share such an incredible experience with those who have been longtime attendees and first-timers,” said Micah Davis, President of Seaside Community Development Corporation. “This year’s event is poised to be our best yet with the addition of a festival sommelier and a fresh take on the weekend’s events.”

As the name suggests, Seeing Red Wine Festival highlights a thoughtfully curated selection of red wines from around the world and an extensive array of white wines, rosés, and blends paired with bites from Seaside’s Merchants and local restaurants.

The 2023 itinerary for the four-day festival includes a Vintner’s Dinner on Thursday at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant, Al Fresco Reserve Wine Tasting on Friday at the Lyceum Lawn, The Grand Tasting on Saturday in Central Square, and the Sunday Tiki Social at The Daytrader Tiki Bar & Restaurant.

“The caliber of Seeing Red combined with the ambiance and history of Seaside is simply unparalleled,” said Director of Arts & Entertainment, Tate Forbes. “This event not only showcases a remarkable selection of wines and cuisines but also offers an immersive experience with live music presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Roman Street throughout the weekend. This year’s festival will leave a lasting impression on our residents and visitors alike.”

Thursday, November 9th: Festival kick-off from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM with an intimate Vintner’s Dinner hosted by Bud & Alley’s featuring Jeff Flood of Silver Oak Vineyards. This limited-ticket experience includes delicious wines expertly paired with a curated menu to mark the start of the 31st Seeing Red Wine Festival®. Tickets are $350 per person.

Seating is limited, and reservations may be made by emailing michael@budandalleys.com using the subject line “Seeing Red Dinner Reservation.”

Friday, November 10th – The Al Fresco Reserve Wine Tasting takes place on the Lyceum

Lawn from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, with select wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Tickets to this tasting are available via the Friday/Saturday General Pass and the Friday/Saturday VIP Package.

Saturday, November 11th – The Grand Tasting in Central Square occurs from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with VIP attendees gaining early access at 12:30 PM. Guests will immerse themselves in the world of wine as they sample over 100 exquisite wines alongside fellow wine enthusiasts, all while enjoying live music performances. Tickets to this tasting are available in the Saturday

General Admission Pass, the Saturday VIP Pass, the Friday/Saturday General Admission Pass, and the Friday/Saturday VIP package. Click here to buy passes.

Sunday, November 12th – The Sunday Tiki Social will conclude the Seeing Red Wine Festival® at The Daytrader Tiki Bar & Restaurant from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, in partnership with Cabana by The Seaside Style. Guests will enjoy tiki-themed cocktails, champagne, and more alongside a perfectly curated brunch menu. Tickets are limited, sold separately, and not included in General Admission or VIP packages.

Ticket Pricing and Packages 

  • Thursday Vintners Dinner at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant – $350.00
  • Friday Al Fresco Reserve Wine Tasting in Lyceum Lawn – $375.00
  • Saturday General Admission Grand Tasting – $285.00
  • Saturday VIP Grand Tasting – $375.00
  • Friday/Saturday General Pass – $575.00
  • Friday/Saturday VIP Pass $665.00
  • Sunday Tiki Social at The Daytrader Tiki Bar & Restaurant – $100.00

For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit seasideseeingred.com