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 over $212 million for children in need.

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Tickets for the Virtual Auction are by invitation.

 

2021 Schedule of Events

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Wine Down, Bid Up! Online Auction

Friday, January 22 - Tuesday, February 2

Over the past six years, our online auction has expanded to include many of the same treasures as our traditional live auction: rare, one-of-a-kind wine lots, virtual and in-person winery packages, and exclusive travel experiences and packages. In addition, we feature special offerings from local Collier County businesses and restaurants.

Bidding opens on Friday, January 22 at 8:00am and closes on Tuesday, February 2 at 5:00pm (EST).

Televised Fundraising Event

Saturday, January 30, 2021 |7pm

Courtesy of WINK-TV, this unique one-hour broadcast will share our mission with the community and explain the programs and initiatives we’ve established over the past 21 years to support the at-risk and underprivileged children of Collier County. Through a combination of live and pre-recorded segments, we’ll focus on NCEF’s life-changing impact on the Collier County children. You’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from beneficiaries about the effects our programs have on their lives and families, as well as reflections from our Founders and Trustees about the importance of the work we do. The broadcast will offer the community an opportunity to make a pledge of support online, so that our work may continue.

Virtual Auction

Saturday, January 30, 2021 |8pm

Immediately following the televised event, you’ll have an unique opportunity to bid on five exclusive auction lots. As in years past, the lots will represent the very finest experiences in food, wine and travel. After the auction, you’ll have the chance to participate in the paddle raise and open your hearts and your wallets for the kids.

During this time, close your eyes and try to envision growing up in a world with no horizon or future. Imagine sleeping on the floor with eight or ten of your brothers and sisters and waking up in the middle of the night with hunger pains. Consider a childhood without health, vision or dental care. Think about having to quit school in the eighth or ninth grade to help support your family and working at a minimum-wage job for the rest of your life.

When you open your eyes, it will be time to make the world a better place for the children of Collier County.

The Festival by the Numbers

Over $212

MILLION raised since 2001

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

45

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

Over to $20.5M

Raised at the 2020 Festival under the auction tent, including over $5M from Fund the Future donations to all 7 of NCEF's Initiatives

$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

20,570

Bottles of wine auctioned during 20 Festivals, with 100% of the proceeds donated to NCEF

2,500

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

Over 275,000

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

61

Auction lots of one-of-a-kind treasures and experiences at the 2020 Festival

350

Volunteers who help make the Festival a smashing success

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