2019 Auction Lots

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

Raffle
  • Five (5) nights’ accommodations at Cuvée’s Tuscan Farmhouse Estate in the Chianti region of Italy for up to four (4) couples
  • Farmhouse features:
    • Five (5) bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
    • An infinity pool surrounded by olive groves and Chianti vineyards
    • A bocce court
    • An expansive organic garden
    • A courtyard with a wood-burning pizza oven
  • Welcome apéritif of Italian antipasto and homemade pizza prepared by the estate chef, and paired with a selection of Chianti Classico wines
  • A safari wine tour of Chianti in vintage SUV Land Rovers
  • Special dinner with paired wines prepared by chef Graziella at the Farmhouse
  • A personal Cuvée experience curator, Francesco, to assist with all planning

 

La Dolce Vita is translated as “the good life” or “the sweet life,” and that’s certainly what you’ll find here, in the most sought-after villa in Tuscany.

With one little paddle raise, you’re off to La Veduta di Vertine, an award-winning, restored 16th-century Farmhouse Estate surrounded by olive groves and rolling vineyards, and complete with a postcard panorama of the medieval Vertine Castle. Cypress trees surround a shimmering infinity swimming pool and lounge area and offer sweeping vineyard views to you and your travel companions – eight guests in all.

Upon your arrival, you’ll encounter none other than Cuvée’s own experience curator, Francesco, with a selection of Chianti Classico wines, Italian antipasto and homemade pizza fresh from the outdoor, wood-burning oven. In the morning, awaken to the sunrise over Tuscany, and an Italian breakfast with farm fresh eggs and other delicacies direct from the property’s organic garden. After, explore the Farmhouse’s covered terrace – accented by a 16th-century fireplace – or play a bit of Bocce. Or, if you feel like going farther afield, Florence is less than an hour away and Siena is a a mere thirty minutes. For the history-minded adventurer, take a short stroll to the village at Vertine Castle and indulge in an espresso, cheese or wine at the local restaurant.

However, no visit to Tuscany could be complete without a vineyard visit, which is why this lot includes a safari wine tour where you’ll discover the legendary beauty of Chianti in two vintage four-wheel drive vehicles. The villa’s own wine label, Cuvée Lorenzo, stored in a stone wine cave, is just icing on the cake. Finally, savor an unforgettable dinner with wine pairings created by chef Graziella, back at the Farmhouse.

This is the good life, Cuvée-style!

Insider's Info

Airfare to Italy is not included. Visit to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates between February 1 and December 15, 2019 or for January or February of 2020. The villa is subject to availability at the time of booking and 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 in the villa and pets are not permitted. Additional nights are available at the winning bidder’s expense.

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Cuvée

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