Jul. 312017


The Naples Winter Wine Festival is pleased to announce that Chef de Cuisine Gary Danko, of Michelin-starred Restaurant Gary Danko, and Honored Vintners David R. Duncan and Karynne Duncan MD, of Silver Oak and Twomey,…

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Apr. 252017

New Co-Chairs Bring Contagious Enthusiasm to the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival

The wheels are in motion for the next Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF), set for January 26-28, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fl. Co-Chairing this year’s event are NCEF Trustees Becky &…

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Apr. 112017

Request for Proposal – Public and Media Relations

The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF), seeks professional public relations services. Background: The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a premier event, bringing together renowned vintners and…

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Mar. 212017

Naples Winter Wine Festival Ranks #1 Again on Wine Spectator’s List of Top Charity Wine Auctions

The Naples Winter Wine Festival has once again topped Wine Spectator Magazine’s list of the highest-earning charity wine auctions in the country, marking the 11th time the Festival has earned this illustrious title since its…

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Mar. 142017

Following a Thrilling Live Auction, Naples Children & Education Foundation Awards $12.25 Million to Support Collier County

Thirty-four of the most effective organizations in Collier County, as well as five long-term Strategic Initiatives that fill fundamental gaps in children’s services, received grants totaling more than $12.25 million today thanks to the generous…

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Feb. 012017

After Raising More than $15 Million at Saturday’s Live Auction, Naples Winter Wine Festival Raises an Additional $183,396 through its Online Auction

The Naples Winter Wine Festival’s third annual Online Auction, which invited the entire Naples community and beyond to experience the thrill of the Festival, brought even more good news to Collier County by raising an…

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Jan. 302017

Collier County Gets a Boost from over $15 Million Raised at 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival

At the close of an exciting afternoon, the tally for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival’s live auction hit $15,066,000, bringing the total amount raised since the Festival’s inception in 2001 to $161 million. Funds…

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Dec. 132016

Finishing Touches Ensure that the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival is Poised for Greatness

With just six weeks until the gavel comes down to begin the auction, plans are now complete for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival, the most successful international charity wine auction in the world. Teams…

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