2023 Auction Lots

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

Flexjet Raffle 2023

Five (5) nights in Cuvée’s Tuscan Farmhouse estate tucked among the vineyards in the Chianti region of Italy for up to four (4) couples

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Italy for four (4) couples
VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance
Roundtrip, airport transfers and private ground transportation to all stated activities

Tuscan Farmhouse features:
Five (5) King Suites with ensuite spa-like bathrooms
Infinity pool surrounded by olive groves and Chianti vineyards
Bocce court, expansive organic garden, courtyard with a wood-burning pizza oven and wine cave, enviable views of the Medieval castle, estate chickens and hens

Welcome aperitivo and hors d’oeuvres prepared by a Cuvée chef, paired with Cuvée Lorenzo wines
Farm-to-table pizza making with Cuvée’s experience curators at the farmhouse with fresh-picked ingredients from the farmhouse’s organic garden, served with Cuvée Lorenzo wines
Traditional Tuscan dinner at the estate paired with Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano and Chianti with musical entertainment
Private lunch and wine tasting at Tenuta Casanova winery and organic farm
One (1) private truffle hunt followed by a Tuscan lunch with truffle dishes, wine and olive oil tasting for up to eight (8) guests


Inspirational wine, organically grown produce and a view of a Medieval castle: If you’ve ever wanted your own private Tuscan farmhouse, this lot is for you—courtesy of Cuvée, the collection of world-class private luxury villas that elevate the most desirable destinations around the world.

Founded in 2006 by CEO Larry Mueller and COO Susan Farrugia as a private equity real estate fund, Cuvée has evolved into the world’s best curated selection of stunning private estates and villas. With properties spread across three continents and the Caribbean, a stay with Cuvée is more than a vacation: It is the fulfillment of a dream.

The winning couple, along with up to three more couples, will spend five nights in Cuvée’s Tuscan Farmhouse, tucked into the vineyards of Chianti Classico. You’ll sleep in Suites with King-sized beds and ensuite, spa-style bathrooms. Each morning, you’ll awake to designer elegance, restored 16th-century architecture and sweeping views of the vineyards and countryside.

Your Tuscan retreat is located outside the town of Gaiole in Chianti, filled with weekend farmers markets and hidden wineries and named “The Most Idyllic Place to Live in Europe” by Forbes magazine. From there, you can walk to the hamlet of Vertine and visit the 13th-century castle, one of the best preserved in Italy.

You’ll be pampered from the moment you arrive when your party is greeted with an aperitivo and hors d’oeuvres prepared by a Cuvée chef. Your stay will be enhanced by your personal Experience Curator, Francesco Barone, and his wife Laura and son Nico.

Under your curator’s guidance, you’ll spend an evening in the serene courtyard learning farm-to-table pizza making in the wood-fired oven, using fresh ingredients from the farmhouse’s organic garden and served with the estate’s Cuvée Lorenzo wines. On another evening, you’ll be treated to a traditional Tuscan dinner with musical entertainment and a sampling of the area’s Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano and Chianti.

The delights of your private Tuscan residence are almost endless. Begin your day with freshly laid eggs from the estate’s hens and chickens. Take a swim in the infinity pool, surrounded by cypress trees or relax with a game on the bocce court. View a movie in the media room or hone your skills in the billiard room. Experiment in the fully equipped, chef-style kitchen, outfitted with a working fireplace for grilling meats and vegetables and a large, antique butcher block imported from France.

You’ll spend a special afternoon at the Tenuta Casanova winery and organic farm, located inside the park of Cipresseta Sant’Agnese, where you’ll tour the winery followed by a private lunch and tasting of the property’s Chianti Classicos and Super Tuscans.

Indulge in one of the ultimate bucket-list culinary experiences: a hunt for the famous white truffles of Northern Italy. You’ll be joined by an expert truffle hunter and his specially trained dogs, as you comb the countryside searching for the aromatic gems. Best of all: Whether you find anything or not, the hunt will be followed by lunch with a variety of truffle dishes, along with a wine and olive oil tasting.

Long after the scent of truffles and the aroma of Chianti have disappeared, memories of your time in the Tuscan countryside will linger in your mind. The right bid can secure this amazing experience for you and help our underserved children at the same time.

Insider's Info

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Italy, VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance, roundtrip airport transfers and ground transportation to Tenuta Casanova and the truffle hunt are included. Ground transportation for any additional activities is at the winning bidders’ expense. Visit to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates between February 1, 2023 and February 28, 2024, with the exception of December 15-31, 2023. The Farmhouse Estate is subject to availability at the time of booking and is unavailable during holidays. All pre-arrival planning and daily housekeeping is included, as well as the chef-prepared appetizers and refreshments upon arrival. No smoking is allowed inside the Farmhouse and pets are not permitted. Meals and beverages are included as stated. All additional meals are at the winning bidders’ expense. Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the winning bidders. Additional nights are available at the winning bidders’ expense.


Cuvée Luxury Villas

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