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Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation goes virtual for the 15th Anniversary

Aug 11, 2020

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation goes virtual for the 15th Anniversary


Destin Charity Wine Auction August 21-22

Miramar Beach, Fla. (August 11, 2020) – Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, has announced that they are moving the 15th Anniversary Auction to a fully virtual format in an effort to ensure the safety of all participants while continuing to raise money for children in need in Northwest Florida. All bidding will be conducted through DCWAF’s online bidding partner, Greater Giving. The 15th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family was originally scheduled for April 24-26 and was rescheduled due to COVID-19.

Silent, Super Silent, and Almost Live auction lot categories will open Friday, August 21 at 9am CST and remain available for bidding until noon on Sunday, August 23. The live auction, boasting 29 impressive lots reformatted to focus on domestic and private air experiences during the pandemic, will open at 9am CST on Saturday, August 22 and will close in waves in conjunction with a special live broadcast presentation.

DCWAF will broadcast the auction live via a YouTube live stream from a studio location at the Hilton Sandestin, where a fully staffed team will be managing online bids simultaneously with the live broadcast. The live auction will begin at 4pm CST on Saturday, August 22. To view the live stream, viewers are asked to visit the auction event page on to access the live stream link.

“2020 has challenged all of us to continue to remember what matters most in life. What matters to all of us in the DCWAF family is being there for the children of our community that need us now more than ever,” Russell said. “We know our supporters believe in our mission, and if we give them a safe means to bid, they will show their commitment by bidding high and often.”

Registration to the virtual auction is open to all those wishing to bid for a good cause. For more information on bidding procedures, lot offerings, and to register for the virtual auction, visit

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About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation connects wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated $21 million to Northwest Florida charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 100,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Currently ranked number five, DCWAF has been recognized as one of the nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last eight years. Learn more at