The ninth annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Wednesday, February 19 through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Showcasing renowned vintners and beloved culinary personalities, the five-day celebration will benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The festival kicks off with an intimate wine dinner featuring a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak. On Thursday night renowned publication, Garden & Gun, comes to life as they host “Oysters & Champagne” in Central Park; Friday night features “Bourbon, Beer & Butts”, a down-to-earth & lively barbecue, bourbon & beer tasting featuring some of the country’s best pitmasters, distillers & craft brewers accompanied by live music that’ll have you tapping your toes. Saturday offers an opportunity for wine-lovers to wine & dine themselves as they indulge in wine tasting seminars followed by the evening’s grand tasting along the town’s picturesque streetscape. “Rosé & Croquet” on Sunday features rosé tastings, a delicious brunch, and the beloved croquet tournament where croquet whites are not only encouraged but, have become an iconic part of our final day of celebration. Limited ticket quantity available. Click here for photos from previous events.
The Alys Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established with the intention of providing funding to sustain the long-term community values of Alys Beach. The funds from The Alys Foundation are used to enhance the experiences of local & transient families as well as preserve and enhance the quality of life of our/the community members. While the Alys Foundation primarily focuses on the town of Alys Beach, The Foundation also focuses its initiatives on the Walton County community at large. The Alys Foundation provides funding for local non-profits benefiting the community in a multitude of ways. Funds have been used to finance facility, community, environmental, cultural, and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as within the local non-profits that partner with the Alys Foundation.The Foundation continues to give back to the community each year by underwriting Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, the 30A Wine Festival, and the Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. The Alys Foundation is proud to represent Alys Beach and serve Walton County.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in direct response to Walton and Okaloosa County’s large population of low income families who are unable to access high quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. The mission of CVHN is to improve the health and well-being of children in need. CVHN strives towards this mission by utilizing a network of more than 95 local volunteer physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the Just for Grins Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and other non-profits, and the CVHN Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. All services are free to kids enrolled in school in Walton and Okaloosa Counties who are on the free or reduced lunch programs. CVHN has facilitated more than 75,000 free procedures for over 18,000 local children since inception. Over $5.8 million in free health services has been provided to our community. CVHN spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs. The vision of CVHN is for all God’s children to be healthy, happy and see their futures as limitless. Until that day there is more work to be done. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visit cvhnkids.org.