Domaine Della Wine Dinner 08/10/22
Join us August 10th as Cuvee 30A hosts an exclusive and exquisite five course wine dinner event featuring Domaine Della winemaker David Hejl, founder of Domaine Della Wines, and Chef Tim Creehan, owner of Cuvee 30A. Reservations are required, seating for this event is limited, early booking strongly recommended. This is event is prepaid only, event tickets will be purchased with your reservation.
- Event Tickets: $195 per person, tax + gratuity included
- Event Date: August 10, 2022
- Event Time: 5:30pm
- Event Location: Tim Creehan’s Cuvee 30A
This event is sold out.
Domaine Della Wine Dinner Menu August 10, 2022
About founder David Hejl
David’s passion for fine wine began while putting himself through school working as a waiter, sommelier, and chef, but he found his true inspiration while living in Paris working for Nabisco in his early twenties. It was there that he first experienced the art of wine, food and culture in a way that was truly spiritual, all in the beautiful City of Light. Having traveled around the world fifty times on international assignments and visiting every major wine region in the world, each of these adventures was never complete without discovering and enjoying the local food, wines, and culture. This project is a culmination of three decades of experience.
In 2015, Daivd left Kosta Browne Winery as their CEO and General Manager, as the value creation successfully led to a sale to pursue his own luxury label, Domaine Della, which was his project while CEO of Kosta Browne. Domaine Della’s mission is to craft intense and adventurous wines, partnering with the very best growers, a true expression in harmony and balance from the place where they were grown. These wines are extremely limited production and sourced from the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands.
David’s gratitude for his accomplishments extends across his lifetime, saying “I am grateful to my family, many mentors and life teachers over the years to get me to this place.” Prior to joining Kosta Browne in 2011, David accumulated over 30 years’ experience in growth-oriented strategy execution within the food and beverage/consumer products industry. David is also a noted speaker and on the Wine MBA faculty at Sonoma State University. He received his BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nebraska and MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
About Chef Tim Creehan
Over three decades of entrepreneurship fostered the creation of FRLA Restaurateur of the Year winner Tim Creehan’s many local businesses, including Beach Walk Cafe in 1998 Previously he served as Executive Chef and founding partner of Destin’s award-winning Marina Café for ten years. He also opened Creehan’s Market, Morgan’s, and an Event Center in Miramar Beach that is now home to Vicki McCain’s Kitchenique Cooking School. In 2007, Creehan reopened Copper Grill, as well as Bluz Grill & Bar. In 2010 Creehan reopened Cuvee Destin, followed in 2015 by Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue, and 30A Burger in 2018.
Commonly dubbed the Gulf Coast’s “celebrity chef”, Creehan has appeared on numerous television shows, including as host of the Emerald Coast Chefs series. He’s also personally cooked for a slew of high profile celebrities, including Bruce Willis, Jessica Simpson and Rachel Hunter. He served as special chef at the Entertainment Tonight/Getty Images/Gibson Guitar Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, where he dished up delicacies for the likes of Matthew Broderick, Danny Glover, and Alan Rickman. Recently Emeril Lagasse featured Creehan and Cuvee 30A in an episode of Emeril’s Florida on the Cooking Channel.
Tim Creehan grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and trained under Cordon Bleu French Chef Philippe Parola. He went on to transform John Folse’s Laffites Landing into a culinary landmark, traveling across the country cooking in Central Park, Malibu, Hong Kong and Beijing. Creehan invented and patented Grill Plus instant marinade in 1997, and he has published three cookbooks. He is involved in many local charities such as the Destin Charity Wine Auction. He enjoys sailing to wine and food destinations to further his ongoing education and explore the journey of simplifying his life and his career.
About Domaine Della
We sell 85% of our wines through the direct-to-consumer channel and have a waitlist, 10% for fine dining restaurants, resorts, and retail, and we hold back 5% as library wine for new customer acquisition or to participate in meaningful ways to give back. Our wines are released three times a year, in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, over a three-week period to active “list” members. In the Spring (March), we release our appellation wines, and, in the Summer and Fall, we release the Single Vineyard and Special Blend wines.
Domaine Della’s 3-5 year aggressive growth-oriented strategy and initiatives have resulted to-date in the perfect 3-tier partnerships in California with Domaine & Estates SGWS, Georgia and Washington State with Prime Wine & Spirits, Breakthru in Florida and Colorado, Bacchus in the mid-Atlantic states, Nevada with J&P|SGWS, New York with Empire Merchants, Tennessee with Empire Distributors, North Carolina with Tryon Distributing, Hawaii with Ohana Beverage Co., and in Mexico with Great Fine Wines, relationships for which we are very grateful.
You may have wondered, or not, about the Iris on the label, this was our mother Della’s favorite flower. Della was an extraordinary woman who believed in living the life you always imagined and in pursuing one’s dreams, no matter the obstacles. She also believed in family, and tradition. Domaine Della embodies these values.
Irises have rich meanings dating back to Ancient Greek times to include faith, hope and wisdom, passion, courage, and admiration. The Greek Goddess Iris was a messenger to the gods who was thought to use the rainbow as a bridge between heaven and earth. The red petal, was a moment I had while we were creating the label, later brilliantly painted by my sister Lela Hejl LeRoy, then made real and immortalized by the most gifted Mindy Kreck.
The single red petal represents whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is real, whatever is pure in the blueprint, discovery and execution of our lives is for us to consider that we were born to be loved and this petal reminds us of the Love, Beauty and Romance all around us. Whatever our pursuits, never relent. Our wines are made with passion, obsession, and love to celebrate what we live for. Our joy, is to play a part in making your life experiences and special moments memorable by taking your breath away—always, now, and forever.
Cuvee 30A Reservation Cancellation Policies:
*Please note that voicemails regarding guest relations, including reservations and cancellations, must include name and phone number, and will be returned during business hours Monday through Friday. We cannot guarantee guest relations availability by phone on weekends, and the cancellation notification timeframes are predicated on business days.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 5-8 guests:
You must call Cuvee 30A 24 hours in advance of your reservation to cancel your reservation or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $40 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 5-8 guests made during dining hours of 5-10 pm:
If you do not show up this evening to honor your reservation, or your party size decreases substantially, you will be charged $40 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 9 or more guests:
You must call Cuvee 30A 48 hours in advance of your reservation to cancel your reservation or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $50 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation. Note that parties of 16 or more may require a deposit.
Cancellation Policy for HOLIDAY reservations:
You must call Cuvee 30A 72 hours in advance of your holiday reservation to cancel or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $50 per person on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for ticketed or prepaid event reservations:
You must call Cuvee 30A 72 hours in advance of your ticketed or prepaid event reservation, such as a wine dinner, to cancel or decrease the size of your party in order to be eligible for the applicable refund.
About Cuvee 30A
Cuvee 30A brings everything the Emerald Coast loves about celebrity Chef Tim Creehan’s wildly popular cuisine to South Walton’s gorgeous new 30Avenue development. Savor Tim’s award winning signature dishes such as Amy Grant’s Seared Tuna Rare and Vince Gill’s Pecan Crusted Grouper in a stunning venue conveniently situated at the junction of Scenic 30A and Highway 98. As seen on “Emeril’s Florida”, the DiRoNA awarded Cuvee 30A also features their “Best of the Emerald Coast” voted Happy Hour, live music by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie, and a world class Wine List bestowed with 30A’s ONLY Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.
The 30Avenue Development is located directly North of Rosemary Beach at the junction of Highway 98 and County Road 30A. Cuvee 30A is less than 5 minutes from Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, 10 minutes from Panama City Beach and Seaside on Scenic 30A. Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue is a picture perfect destination and shopping location for the entire Gulf Coast including Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Destin, Inlet Beach, Alys Beach, Tops’l, Carillon Beach, WaterColor, Seacrest, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Dune Allen, Watersound, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulf Place, Point Washington, Bluewater Bay, Niceville and more.