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Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019

What could make a delicious meal and a great glass of wine even better? Knowing that you’re helping underprivileged children at the same time. At the Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019, you do all of these things at the same time.

Enjoy fine wine, fabulous food, and a great atmosphere during the multi-day, multi-venue event known as Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019. Proceeds benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

What: Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019
Where: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort (2600 Tiburon)
When: January 24th-27th, 2019
Contact: Barrett Farmer, Naples Winter Wine Festival (239) 514-2239 or via email

Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019

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The multi-day, multi-venue event known as Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019 features amazing food created by world-class chefs and some of the most tantalizing wines you’ll find anywhere. The event kicks off with a casual wine tasting and luncheon at The Vintage Cellar from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on January 24th.

On Friday, January 25th, meet some of the kids whose lives have been enriched by donations provided by generous people such as yourself who support the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Later that evening, enjoy a special Vintner Dinner. Chefs and vintners from all over the country pair up with various Festival Trustees in both private homes and other esteemed locations around the city.

Get ready to bid on some outrageous prizes at the live auction on Saturday, January 26th at the Ritz-Carlton. These include luxury travel packages, rare wines, and more. In fact, one of the wines to be auctioned off will be eight extremely rare Screaming Eagle verticals dating between 1992 and 1999 which are expected to fetch a record-setting price. After bidding is complete, join the Wine Down serving delicious food and wine with a healthy dollop of live music and dancing. The finale for the festivities comes at the Ritz-Carlton’s Celebration Brunch on Sunday, the 27th.

Online Auction Open Now!

In addition to the live auction on Saturday evening, bidding for the online auction is currently underway. You have until January 30th to bid on great prizes such as a private dinner party on Keewaydin Island, Collier County Sheriff-for-a-Day, private cruises, an all-inclusive four-night stay at Riviera Cancun, and a VIP stay at the Ritz-Carlton. Register for the Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019 online auction here. Then, view all of the things up for auction this year. Finally, make your bid. Good luck!

Naples Children & Education Foundation

Proceeds from the Naples Winter Wine Festival 2019 directly benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. This foundation supports charities that work with underprivileged Collier County children in an effort to improve their education, physical development, and emotional well-being. For the past 18 years, the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival has managed to raise over $160 million for local children in need.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos