2019 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2019
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

  • Roundtrip, Premium Class Airfare from anywhere in the continental United States to Washington, D.C. for two (2) couples
  • Four (4) nights’ accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. for two (2) couples
  • Four (4) VIP tickets to the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors in December 2019
  • Access to the invitation-only cocktail party prior to the awards show
  • Access to the private gala dinner in the Foyer of the Kennedy Center following the awards show
  • Private cocktail reception with Kathleen & Francis Rooney at their home in Georgetown
  • Dinner with Fox News’ Bret Baier, anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” and an additional surprise D.C. personality at one of Bret’s favorite restaurants
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the United States Supreme Court
  • Exclusive visit to the chambers of one (1) of the Supreme Court Justices, followed by a special meet-and-greet with her
  • Special dinner with paired wines prepared by chef Eric Ziebold at his Michelin-starred restaurant, Métier for two (2) couples


Exercise your right to enjoy the cosmopolitan city that belongs to all of us. Two couples can get away to the center of world power and experience the best Washington, D.C. has to offer. Not a K Street lobbyist? No problem. We’ll get you the inside track to a VIP tour of the Supreme Court, seats at the table in the best restaurants… and invites to the hottest ticketed events in town.

Enjoy four nights at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. Located in the hip and historic Georgetown neighborhood, it’s the perfect home base for your journey through our nation’s capital.

The 2018 recipients of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award included Phillip Glass, Reba McIntire and Cher… and the co-creators of “Hamilton”—writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire all received a unique Kennedy Center Honors award for being the trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defied category. What American creative icons will receive the nod in 2019? Find out in-person with four VIP tickets to the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors in December. You’ll enjoy drinks and people-watching at the special “invitation-only” cocktail party prior to the awards show, as well as the gala dinner in the Foyer of the Kennedy Center afterward. And it’s just one highlight of this exclusive trip inside the beltway.

You’re also invited to a private cocktail reception with Representative Francis Rooney and Mrs. Kathleen Rooney at their home in the heart of Georgetown. Having recently undergone a three-year renovation and restoration under the guidance of Outerbridge Horsey Associates, the Rooney’s 200-year-old home has a lively and historical past. You may become privy to a few fascinating stories from that rich history when you join their friends and neighbors for an elegant time with wine vintages of note, and what is certain to be captivating conversation.

You will spend one of your mornings at the Supreme Court for a behind-the-scenes tour and visit in the Chambers of a special Supreme Court Justice. It’s a surprise; but rest assured, she’s a rock star.

Of course, a Washington, D.C. trip wouldn’t be complete without a media insider interlude. You’ll join Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and an additional surprise D.C. personality for dinner at one of Bret’s favorite dining spots. Get your questions ready, it’s sure to be a fabulous dinner seasoned with thought-provoking conversation.

On another sparkling evening, you’ll be treated to a special dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Eric Ziebold with paired wines, at one of Washington’s most intimate spots, his Michelin-starred restaurant, Métier.

What a way to see D.C.! Explore one of America’s most beautiful cities in style, it’s a monumental opportunity.

Capitalize on your good fortune…elect to win this bid!

Insider's Info

Ground transportation in Washington, D.C. is included for the Kennedy Center Honors, visit to the United States Supreme Court, cocktail reception at the home of Kathleen & Francis Rooney and dinner with Bret Baier. Ground transportation for all other activities in Washington, D.C. is not included. All visits and dinners are based on availability and are to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates in December 2019. Exact dates for the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors will be determined after the auction, but it is usually held on Sunday during the first weekend of December. Dinner with Bret Baier must be scheduled for the Monday evening following the Kennedy Center Honors awards. Reservations at Métier must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance and excludes all holidays.


Kathleen & Francis Rooney, Bret Baier of Fox News Channel, Bronwen Adams, Eric Ziebold of Métier and with thanks to Whip Fundraising
Airfare donated by Debbi & Bill Cary and Linda & Victor Grijalva

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