Naples Winter Wine Festival 2015


It is that time of year again, a highlight of Naples' season, when many of the world's finest winemakers and chefs along with wine collectors and philanthropists flock to Naples for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. This charity wine auction is one of the most successful in the nation, according to the Wine Spectator. The Luxury Institute also ranks the event among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. Proceeds from this exquisite three-day celebration benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival was a vision of the trustees' of the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) to create an exclusive and prestigious event with proceeds benefiting local charities that help underprivileged and at-risk children. Since its establishment in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $123 million for needy children in Collier County.

Naples Winter Wine Festival 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ritz Carlton Golf Resort

Please visit for ticket inquiries and a schedule of events.

An online auction is available from January 12-24.  Bidding opens on January 12 and closes during the Wine Down event on January 24 at 8 pm.

Interesting Naples Winter Wine Festival Facts

Over $123 million                    Funds raised by the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2001 which go directly to improving the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County

$7.7 million                              Total money distributed in 2014 for annual grants to local children's charities

$6.1 million                              Total money designated in 2014 to support long-term strategic initiatives

$8,500                                     Cost for one couple to attend the festival

$20,000                                   Cost for two couples to attend the festival and the same Friday evening vintner dinner at one of 17 elegant private homes

60-65 auction lots                   One-of-a-kind treasures and experiences to be auctioned at the 2015 festival

$2 million                                 Winning bid at the 2007 festival for a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and one of the highest bids ever for a single lot at a charity wine auction

100 x 148-foot tent                  Set on the Grand Lawn of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples for the auction and Sunday brunch

2,500 wine glasses                   Filled at Saturday’s culinary showcase

420 volunteers                         Help prepare for the auction and are involved during the festivities as wine stewards, greeters, auction spotters, cheerleaders, etc.



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