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2023 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2023
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2023

Eleven (11) day, ten (10) night golf and culture adventure through Britain and Ireland for two (2) couples, including The British Open, from Tuesday, July 18th – Friday, July 28th, 2023

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Shannon International Airport in Ireland and returning from London Heathrow Airport for (2) couples
Highest Class Airfare from Dublin, Ireland to Manchester, England for two (2) couples
VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance
Roundtrip airport transfers and ground transportation to all stated activities

Limerick, Ireland:
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in Staterooms at Adare Manor for two (2) couples from Tuesday, July 18-Friday, July 21, 2023
Horse & Hounds Welcome at Adare Manor
One (1) round of golf at Adare Manor with a caddy for the gentleman with option for the ladies to either golf or have spa appointments
One (1) round of golf at Ballybunion followed by lunch at Club House for the gentlemen while the ladies enjoy an excursion to Wild Atlantic Way with guide and driver
Dinner at The Carriage House at Adare Manor
Full day private cruise on Lough Derg on a luxury motor yacht with stops to eat a seafood lunch and view a private contemporary art collection
Dinner at Michelin-starred The Oak Room at Adare Manor

Liverpool, England:
Three (3) nights’ accommodations and exclusive buyout of 2 Blackburne Terrace for two (2) couples from Friday, July 21-Monday, July 24, 2023
Four (4) Engraver’s Hospitality tickets to The British Open on Saturday, July 22, 2023 and Sunday, July 23, 2023, overlooking the 16th hole with full complimentary bar, breakfast, canapés, four-course à la carte lunch and afternoon tea
Dinner at Panoramic 34

Cliveden, England:
Four (4) nights’ accommodations in Junior Suites at Cliveden for two (2) couples from Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 2023
Lunch with wine expert and gallery visit arranged by NWWF auctioneer Humphrey Butler
Four (4) theater tickets to a West End theater district show, backstage tour and pre-theater late afternoon tea
Private Changing of the Guard experience at Wellington Barracks
Private Behind the Glass tour of the Churchill War Rooms hosted by the museum director
Guided tour of Windsor Castle and St. George’s Chapel hosted by a Military Knight
Lunch at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
Dinner at Aster Grill at Cliveden
Dinner at Michelin-starred Cliveden Dining Room

 

Whether you’re a devotee of golf, a fan of the British Royal Family or an admirer of the timeless beauty of the Irish countryside, this lot is for you. From the excitement of the British Open to the grandeur of Windsor Castle and the rugged beauty of Western Ireland, every day of this journey will provide thrilling memories.

Your adventure begins at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, the former seat of the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. This 19th century manor house has been transformed into a sumptuous modern hotel. You’ll relax in spacious Staterooms with views of the French Gardens and the golf course, furnished with Georgian-period furniture and original oil paintings.

You’ll play the Adare Manor championship golf course, designed by Tom Fazio and the future home of the 2027 Ryder Cup. Ladies may join their companions on the course or participate in spa treatments at Adare Manor. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the Ballybunion Golf Club, with a course named the seventh best course in the world outside the U.S.)  while the ladies enjoy sightseeing at the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Indulge in the Michelin-starred The Oak Room, featuring the best produce from the four corners of the island. At The Carriage House, you’ll be treated to a grill room specializing in fresh seafood and prime dry-aged Irish beef. You’ll explore the local community during a private, luxury motor yacht cruise on Lough Derg near the border with Northern Ireland.

From Western Ireland, you’ll travel to the Mersey Estuary in England to experience the city of Liverpool. Your home base will be 2 Blackburne Terrace, an elegant Georgian townhouse set on a secluded cobblestone drive in the Cultural Quarter. Your party will have exclusive use of the premises during your stay, providing the utmost in privacy.

You’ll have an unforgettable dinner at Panoramic 34, set 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of the West Tower, with breathtaking 360-degree views of the river, city and landscape beyond.

The highlight of your time in Liverpool will be your visit to The British Open for two successive days at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club Hoylake. Your Engravers Hospitality tickets will place you in a stunning location overlooking the difficult par-five 16th hole. Throughout the day, you’ll receive expertly served breakfast, canapés, four-course à la carte lunch and afternoon tea; before or after your meal, you are ideally placed to get out among the crowd and walk the course.

Your experience in Britain will culminate in Buckinghamshire in Southeast England, with a four-night stay at Cliveden House. Built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress, it has been converted to a luxury Five-star hotel that encompasses the very best of English country life.

During your stay, you’ll have dinner at the Michelin-starred Cliveden Dining Room, overlooking the National Trust Gardens and the River Thames. During a more relaxed evening, dine at The Astor Grill, located near the stables that once housed Lord Astor’s finest fillies.

You’ll be surrounded by history at every turn, beginning with your guided tour of Windsor Castle in nearby Berkshire, the main residence of the late Queen Elizabeth II from 2011 to 2022. You’ll travel to London for a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, the underground complex that housed the British high command during World War II. During your time in the capital, you’ll visit Wellington Barracks, home of the Foot Guards who protect nearby Buckingham Palace, and witness a private Changing of the Guard.

Rounding out your visit to London will be an evening at the theater, preceded by a backstage tour and pre-theater afternoon tea, plus a gallery visit and lunch with a wine expert specially arranged by Naples Winter Wine Festival auctioneer Humphrey Butler.

Fine dining, championship golf, an intimate view of history and ringside seats to The British Open: for an Anglophile and golf aficionado, this lot truly has it all. Make it yours with one blockbuster bid!

Insider's Info

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Shannon International Airport and returning from Heathrow International Airport is included. Highest Class Airfare from Ireland is included and is either out of Shannon International Airport or Dublin to either Manchester or Liverpool, dependent on availability. VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance is included upon arrival at Shannon International Airport and upon departure from Heathrow International Airport. VIP airport services are not available on the flight from Dublin to Manchester. All ground transportation to stated activities is included. Option for all four guests to play golf at Adare Manor or for two (2) guests to alternatively participate in spa treatments (not to exceed €250 per person) is available. Two (2) guests are guaranteed a tee time at Ballybunion, but option for all four (4) guests to play at Ballybunion is not guaranteed and subject to availability at time of booking. The cost of lunch at the Ballybunion Club House and lunch in Galway is not included and paid locally. Other meals with non-alcoholic beverages and select alcoholic beverages are included as stated. Meals not specified above are not included. Greens fees for golf are included as listed above. Golf cart and golf club rental are not included and the responsibility of the winning bidders. A golf caddy is included at Adare Manor but not at Ballybunion. Caddy gratuity is not included. Car transfer from Liverpool is included and is approximately 4-4.5 hours. Private cruise in an Edwardian cruiser from Windsor to Cliveden is approximately 2.5 hours. West End theater district show schedule will be released closer to the time of travel and some exclusions may apply. Backstage theater tour is subject to availability based on local COVID-19 procedures and is not guaranteed. Gratuities are not included for any portion of the trip and are the responsibility of the winning bidders. All experiences of this trip are subject to availability. In the event that there is an unforeseen, uncontrollable change to the itinerary, an item of equal value and equatable experience will be substituted.

Donor

with special thanks to Humphrey Butler and Camilla Davidson

Airfare donated by Linda & Tom Koehn

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