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The Naples Winter Wine Festival Extravaganza

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a gala event and major fundraiser, for the NCEF, and is held annually in Naples Florida at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

This is THE wine festival of all wine festivals!

This charitable event tops the charts of the 'top 10 arts & entertainment events' for wealthy Americans!

Naples Florida is host to this fine event, held annually near the end of January. The next festival is scheduled for January 2015.
Since it’s founding in 2000, this Florida wine festival, has raised $ 94.5 million, for local children’s charities.
The event was originally created to raise funds to benefit local Naples charities that specifically help underprivileged and at-risk children.

The Naples Winter Wine Festival draws together several of the world’s best vintners, chefs, wine collectors and philanthropists for a world-class gala event, done up in typical ‘Naples style’: glamorous, exquisite and extraordinary!

Volunteers play a big role in the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Over 400 volunteers give their time and energy to this wonderful fundraiser and are to be commended for their efforts! The community of Naples gives their strong support to this event, with the hope of changing the lives of under privileged Collier County children.

How the Festival Raises Money

The main event and focus of this most distinctive of the Florida festivals in Naples FL, is the auction. The festival raises money by auctioning off ‘auction lots’. An auction lot is an item or collection of items. The items consist of rare, vintage, large bottles of luscious wines and unique travel experiences. Often the travel experiences include the use of donor’s private yachts, homes and planes.



Naples Wine Festival Facts

  • Voted the most successful charity wine auction,
    for 2 consecutive years by Wine Spectator
  • Guests attend the event from all over the world!
  • 67 auction lots for magical treasures to be auctioned off for the 2012 festival!
  • $8 million raised at the 2010 Naples Winter Wine Festival
  • $7500 for a couple to attend the festival
  • $20,000 for 2 couple to attend the festival + attend the same Friday evening vintner dinner at one of the elegant private homes!

What is NCEF, Naples Children & Education Foundation?

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, NCEF, is focused on‘making a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives’.They are sincerely committed to hosting such charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational aspects of the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.

At the time of publication, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised $94.5 million dollars for children in need: a highly significant contribution to a most worthy and local cause.

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