2024 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2024
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2024

6 – 750ml assorted bottles of red and white wine

Four (4) night Lowcountry Thanksgiving to remember at Montage Palmetto Bluff for four (4) couples or up to eight (8) people on Wednesday, November 20-Sunday, November 24, 2024

Roundtrip, Private Air from Naples, Florida to Savannah, Georgia on a Global 6000
Roundtrip, private airport transportation

Four (4) nights’ accommodations in a four (4) bedroom Montage Signature Residence at Montage Palmetto Bluff during Thanksgiving 2024

Expansive Thanksgiving brunch in the ballroom
Private wine tasting on Friday afternoon hosted by Aperture Cellars winemaker Jesse Katz, featuring his favorite wines
Multi-course dinner on Saturday evening in the private dining room at River House restaurant hosted by Jesse Katz, paired with a collection of his favorite wines
One (1) round of golf at May River Golf Course per person
One (1) spa treatment at Spa Montage per person
Two (2) golf carts for use during the holiday weekend


Nestled along the May River in South Carolina’s Lowcountry between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Montage Palmetto Bluff is one of America’s finest luxury resorts. This lot gives the winning bidder an opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends and enjoy spectacular wine, food and leisure activities.

Your party of eight will board a Global 6000 private jet and fly into Savannah with luxury car service to Palmetto Bluff, just 30 minutes away. You’ll have a four-night stay in a 5,000 square foot luxurious Montage Signature Residence with four bedrooms offered in a variety of Kings beds and Double beds to fit the size of the party plus 4.5 bathrooms. The residence is situated along the lagoon waterway with an intimate outdoor gathering space around a fire pit. Of course, you’ll celebrate the holiday with an expansive Thanksgiving brunch.

The highlight of this exclusive package is a private wine dinner for your entire party overseen in person by none other than Jesse Katz, founder of Aperture Cellars and one of the most recognized, respected and awarded winemakers in America.

Jesse’s diverse experience spanning 23 harvests at wineries fed his aspiration to learn from the best in the industry, spending time studying at Pétrus in Bordeaux, Screaming Eagle Winery in Napa Valley, Viña Cobos in Argentina and Bodega Noemia in Patagonia. Since then, he has launched labels such as Aperture Cellars, Devil Proof Vineyards and The Setting Wines which has garnered superlative recognition over the years from the top wine critics in the industry.

Jesse will be bringing a curated collection of his favorite wines to feature during an exclusive tasting on Friday as well as the bespoke private dinner experience at Montage Palmetto Bluff’s signature restaurant, the River House. He’ll have some special surprises to take home for the winners as well.

When you’re not being wined and dined, play a round at the May River Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design creation. The challenging par-72, 7131-yard course is spread over 18 holes that blend in seamlessly with the surrounding May River Forest.

Each member of your party will relax with one treatment at Spa Montage, which draws inspiration from nature to provide an indigenous wellness experience. The Movement Studio offers yoga, Pilates, spin and cardio classes and personal training sessions.

You’ll be truly grateful for this “Thanksgiving to Remember,” surrounded by the beauty of nature and the people you love.

Insider's Info

This trip is date specific and must be taken Wednesday, November 20-Sunday, November 24, 2024. Roundtrip, Private Air from Naples, Florida to Savannah, Georgia or Hilton Head, South Carolina is included on a Global 6000. Golf at May River Golf Course offers two (2) foursomes or one (1) round per person and includes a golf cart and rental clubs. Thanksgiving brunch includes non-alcoholic beverages. Meals, wine and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are only included as stated above. Gratuities are not included.

UPDATE: The 6 – 750ml assorted bottles of wine will include 100-point wines and record setting whites.


Montage Palmetto Bluff, Aperture Cellars and Julia & Rob Heidt, Jr.
Private Air donated by Shelly & Ralph Stayer

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