The WaterColor beach community has long been beloved for its resort amenities, unrivaled hospitality, luxury and service standards, and its fresh, sophisticated and modern lifestyle. Of course, there are also delectable dining experiences to be enjoyed at WaterColor’s Fish Out of Water, Gather Kitchen + Bar and Scratch Biscuit Kitchen, just to name a few, and plentiful ways to toast to an unforgettable beach experience.

This summer, there are even more reasons to raise your glasses and celebrate in true WaterColor style, thanks to the resort’s own private label wines! That’s right – while South Walton’s sugar-white beaches may not be conducive to viniculture, the team searched the world over for more than two years to find wines that reflect WaterColor’s essence. The result? A selection of WaterColor wines exclusively crafted by Rutherford Wine Company, a family-owned Napa Valley winery that meticulously sources its grapes from California’s most diverse growing regions. Sophisticated yet easy sips, all WaterColor® private label wines represent WaterColor in a bottle and are meant to pair exquisitely with the diverse flavors of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Each wine was carefully and thoughtfully considered by WaterColor’s award-winning culinary team to capture the balance among taste, quality and affordability.


WaterColor® Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Deep ruby color with fruit and spice characteristics; aromas of blackberry, black cherry and caramel
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Tenderloin Medallions

WaterColor® Chardonnay

  • Bright golden color with aromas of fresh citrus peel and apple, with vanilla and cinnamon
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Gulf Grouper (Blackened or Grilled); Gather Kitchen + Bar’s Smoked Gulf Coast Fish Dip

WaterColor® Merlot

  • Ruby color with aromas of ripe strawberry, cranberry, vanilla and dark chocolate; luscious flavors of Bing cherry, blueberry, cranberry and gingerbread
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Cajun Shrimp & Andouille Kebab; Gather Kitchen + Bar’s B.L.T. with Truffle Fries

WaterColor® Pinot Grigio

  • Vibrant aromas of green apples and citrus; bright acidity and flavors of green apple, tutti-frutti and lime zest
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Catch of the Day or Low-Country Seafood Boil; Gather Kitchen + Bar’s Gulf Fish Sandwich

WaterColor® Red Blend

  • Aromas of blackberry, cherry, anise, French vanilla and dried herbs with berry flavors and a light, rich spiciness
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Spaghettini Puttanesca; Gather Kitchen + Bar’s Wagyu Burger

WaterColor® Sauvignon Blanc

  • Aromas of grapefruit, lime zest and lemongrass with flavors of pink grapefruit, green apple and line
  • Pairs With: Fish Out of Water’s Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell or Grilled Sweet Tea Chicken Breast; Gather Kitchen + Bar’s Gulf Fish Ceviche


WaterColor® private label wines are available for purchase by the bottle ($35) or by the glass ($10) at all of WaterColor Inn’s restaurants, including Fish Out of Water, Gather Kitchen + Bar*, Scratch Biscuit Kitchen, The Canteen Restaurant & Bar at Camp WaterColor, and WaterColor Grill, Costa Chica and Beach Cow at the WaterColor Beach Club*. And be sure to stop by The Package Store to stock up on several bottles for gifting or for enjoying yourself (we won’t tell). Tastings are also available at any time; all you have to do is ask!Additionally, take advantage of half-priced bottles and/or $5 glasses during Happy Hour at Fish Out of Water (2-4 p.m. daily) and Gather Kitchen + Bar* (3-6 p.m.).

Sipping WaterColor® private label wine this season? Raise your glass high; take a photo and tag us (#watercolorinn) so that we can toast with you. Cheers!


*Gather Kitchen + Bar and WaterColor Beach Club are private amenities available only to WaterColor Inn guests and Watersound Club Lifestyle members.

Details included in this story were accurate at time of publication but are subject to change based on seasonal schedules, amenity and/or operational updates. For the most current information, please visit the respective property’s website.