titleProceeds from the Festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. NCEF is committed to supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $146 million for children in need.

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Attend The Event

Guests plan their social calendars around attending this extraordinary event, flying in from all over the world. In fact, tickets often sell out before the RSVP deadline. Ticket packages to this exclusive three-day affair for approximately 580 guests are:

Double Magnum

$10,000 per couple

  • 2 Invitations to the Meet the Kids Day Tour & Luncheon
  • 2 Reserved Seats at a Vintner Dinner with Private Car and Driver
  • 2 Reserved Seats at the Auction
  • 2 Invitations to the Wine Down
  • 2 Invitations to the Celebration Brunch
  • 2 Invitations to the Check Presentation Ceremony

Jeroboam

$25,000 for two couples

  • 4 Invitations to the Meet the Kids Day Tour & Luncheon
  • 4 Reserved Seats at a Vintner Dinner with Private Car and Driver
    (all four guaranteed at the same dinner)
  • 4 Reserved Seats at the Auction
  • 4 Invitations to the Wine Down
  • 4 Invitations to the Celebration Brunch
  • 4 Invitations to the Check Presentation Ceremony

To Inquire About Tickets

Tickets are sold for the entire Festival only. It is not possible to buy tickets to individual events. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the Festival; please contact

Barrett Farmer 239-514-2239

2017 Schedule of Events

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Wine Down, Bid Up! Online Auction

Monday, January 16 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Didn’t get the auction lot you wanted while bidding under the tent? Now is your chance. In addition to the live auction, guests and others are invited to bid on exceptional wines and other exclusive items in our online auction.
Bidding opens on Monday, January 16 at 12:01am and closes on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00pm (EST).

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The Vintage Cellar

Thursday, January 26, 2017 |9:30am Tasting Opens |10:00am to 12:00pm – Tasting |12:30pm to 2:00pm – Luncheon

Special Pre-Festival Wine Tasting & Luncheon at Bleu Provence

Harlan Estate, the ultimate cult winery behind some of the world’s most sought-after California Cabernet, will headline the 2017 Vintage Cellar with a vertical tasting of ten celebrated vintages, including extraordinary 100-point vintages from 2001 and 2007. This very special pre-Festival tasting and luncheon will give a select few guests the chance to learn from the team behind one of the United States’ most iconic wineries, while tasting a rare combination of their highly-regarded wines. Renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni of Vinous will lend his knowledge and experience to the event as the moderator. He will be joined by a panel from Harlan Estate that includes proprietor Bill Harlan, his son Will Harlan, estate director Don Weaver, and winemaker Cory Empting.

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Meet the Kids Day

Friday, January 27, 2017 |9am to 2pm

Departs from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Begin your extraordinary weekend by witnessing first-hand the life-changing impact of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Get to know the organizations benefiting from NCEF’s grants and meet the children who have received the resources and services they need to excel. The morning culminates in heartfelt presentations showcasing remarkable success stories that NCEF’s grants have made possible. Following the presentations, you’ll meet acclaimed vintners and taste their fabulous wines at a luncheon. Attire: Casual

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Vintner Dinners

Friday, January 27, 2017 |Evening – Times Vary

Locations vary throughout Naples

Enjoy intimate dinners with award-winning chefs and celebrated vintners hosted by Festival Trustees in elegant, private homes throughout Naples.

Forge lifelong friendships with fellow wine and food enthusiasts. Your hosts have planned an evening of unparalleled experiences and will send you an invitation announcing the time and attire for the evening.
Vintner Dinners at a Glance

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Live Auction

Saturday, January 28, 2017 |11am to 5pm

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Today you will embark on a journey beyond your wildest expectations. You will be dazzled by a team of Ritz-Carlton chefs offering a masterpiece menu of savory creations. Each stop on your culinary tour will feature a wide selection of the world’s finest and rarest wines as you get ready for the main event.

Be cheered and celebrated as you enter the electrifying atmosphere under the tent to bid on extraordinary wines, travel packages and one-of-a-kind experiences found nowhere else in the world. Attire: Resort Casual

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Wine Down

Saturday, January 28, 2017 |Following the auction

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Celebrate the enormous generosity of the winning bidders as we “wine down” and relax to more great food and exceptional wines.

We will toast the winning bidders and dance the night away to live music performed by Grammy winning musicians. A fitting end to a spectacular “Bright Sunshiny Day!” Attire: Come as you are.

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Celebration Brunch

Sunday, January 29, 2017 |10:30am to 1pm

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

This is the perfect ending to a perfect weekend. And what better way to recognize this unforgettable weekend than over a sumptuous Champagne Brunch with our chefs, vintners, and sponsors? Bid farewell to friends, old and new, until next year’s Festival. Attire: Resort Casual.

The Festival by the Numbers

Over$146

MILLION raised since 2001

Funds raised by the Naples Winter Wine Festival help transform the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children

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Organizations received grants from the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) – the Festival’s founding organization – since its inaugural year

55%

Of Collier County children are served by the Naples Children & Education Foundation

$11.1M

Raised at the 2016 Festival under the auction tent, including $625,000 from Fund a Need donations to NCEF’s Early Learning Initiative

$2M

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

15,323

Bottles of wine auctioned during 16 Festivals, with 100% of the proceeds donated to NCEF

2,500

Wine glasses on hand for Saturday’s wine tasting and culinary showcase

OVER 200,000

Children’s lives have been impacted through Festival proceeds since 2001

64

Auction lots of one-of-a-kind treasures and experiences at the 2016 Festival

420

Volunteers who help make the Festival a smashing success

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