A collection of thirty-seven (37) bottles from each of the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival’s Participating Vintners:
2021 Naples Winter Wine Festival:
With this amazing collection of Magnums, all stored at the wineries under perfect conditions, the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival will live on in your cellar for years to come. While many will need another decade or more to reach their peak, some are drinkable now. As you open those bottles and savor them with family and friends, you’ll have occasions to think of the generosity of our participating vintners as well as their support of our mission and their belief in the power of community.
But don’t dwell in the past: It’s time to start planning for 2021, and this lot will allow you to lock in your plans for the 21st edition of America’s foremost charity wine event—as the lucky winning bidder will get to experience every aspect of the 2021 Festival from start to finish with four tickets to all of the weekend’s events:
Grand Crew Party: You’ll have access to this exclusive event on Thursday and have the opportunity to meet many of the Festival’s key players. Last year, a select group of VIP bidders gathered at Campiello on Third Street South to honor the 33 vintners, 20 celebrity chefs and 20 Master Sommeliers who flew in from around the world to lend their talents for the benefit of Collier County’s most vulnerable children.
Meet the Kids Day: Year in and year out, this is the event that has the greatest emotional impact on attendees. You’ll spend the morning witnessing first-hand the effect your generosity has on the area’s underprivileged children. You’ll become acquainted with the organizations that receive grants from the Naples Children & Education Foundation and learn exactly where the money goes. Best of all, you’ll meet some of the children who have benefited from those grants and hear their inspiring success stories. Following the program, you’ll meet some of the vintners and taste their wines at a luncheon.
Vintner Dinner: On Friday evening, the Festival Trustees will open their homes and private settings throughout Naples for an exploration of food and wine pairing at its peak. A collection of the country’s most prominent celebrity chefs will be paired with vintners from the world’s great wine estates to create an unforgettable evening. Wine service will be supervised by a Master Sommelier. You’ll have your choice of which dinner to attend and will receive transportation to and from the event.
Auction: You’ll have preferred seating (up front and center!) when the world’s leading charity wine auction begins under the tent, and you’ll have the chance to bid on a glittering array of lots that showcase the very best in wine, travel and lifestyle. This is the moment for you to open your heart and your wallet to help children in need.
Wine-Down Party: The auction is over, but the party continues: Spend Saturday evening indulging in spectacular food and wine while dancing to live music from Grammy® Award- winning performers. It’s a time to celebrate the success of the weekend and let your hair down.
Sunday Brunch: Indulge in one final meal with the chefs, vintners, sommeliers and bidders who made it all possible. Say goodbye to friends both old and new and start planning for 2021!
Long after all the glitter fades, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped disadvantaged children attain a level playing field: Since its inception, the Festival has helped 275,000 lead more meaningful and productive lives. As you think back on the high points of 2020 and begin looking ahead to next year, remember the words of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Bodega 202 has substituted two (2) 750ml bottles for their Magnum, as the winery does not produce Magnums. Airfare to Naples, Florida is not included. Resort View room accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples must be used during the 2021 Naples Winter Wine Festival being held from Thursday, January 28–Sunday, January 31, 2021. Ground transportation in Naples, other than to Thursday’s Grand Crew party, Friday’s Meet the Kids Tour and Luncheon and Friday evening’s Vintner Dinner, is not included.
2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival Participating Vintners, The Trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation and The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples