2022 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2022
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2022

Seven (7) night luxury getaway in Sea Island, Georgia and Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina for three (3) couples

Roundtrip, Private Air via Jet It on a Gulfstream G150 from Naples, Florida to Sea Island, Georgia, returning from South Carolina, for three (3) couples

Sea Island, Georgia:
Five (5) nights at Exclusive Resort’s Four-Bedroom Cottage at Forbes Five-star The Cloister for three (3) couples
Cottage features a two-story great room, dual master suites, screened in outdoor dining porches, charming, enclosed patio, private plunge pool and is ideally situated between the beach and the resort
Access to club amenities, including Sea Island Golf Club, Five-star spa facilities and the Forbes Five-star Georgian Room
One (1) half day of golfing instruction at the Golf Performance Center per person
One (1) round of golf at River Club per person
One (1) massage at the Spa at Sea Island per person
One (1) Lowcountry boil in your cottage
One (1) dinner at the Colt & Alison steakhouse
Access to horseback riding, kayaking, boating and world-class golf

Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina:
Two (2) nights’ accommodations in a Residence at Montage Palmetto Bluff for three (3) couples
One (1) round of golf per person
One (1) dinner at either the Octagon or River Room, including appetizer, entrée and dessert, along with two bottles of wine selected by the sommelier or one round of craft cocktails
Choice to go boating, kayaking, fishing, have a shooting lesson at the Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club or spend a day at the beach
 

The coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina and the Sea Islands is a region known for its historic communities, scenic vistas, cultural heritage and distinctive cuisine. The winning bidder on this lot will experience the best of Lowcountry tourism, staying in luxurious accommodations and indulging in unforgettable cooking and world-class golf.

Sea Island is a legend in American luxury resorts and the only venue to receive a Forbes Five-star rating 13 years running for four of its facilities: The Cloister, The Lodge, The Spa at Sea Island and The Georgian Room restaurant. Since 1928, it has been known as the epitome of casual elegance, gracious service and heartfelt hospitality.

Your party will arrive courtesy of Jet It on a Gulfstream G150. Jet It’s newest transcontinental addition will ensure the six passengers travel in the utmost luxury. Passengers will enjoy a full galley, lavatory and Wi-Fi in the nearly six-foot-tall cabin.

Once your group arrives, you will spend five nights in a four-bedroom Cloister Cottage, the newest residences on Sea Island. The cottages feature 4,000 square feet of space, a private concierge, maid service and room service, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a private plunge pool and is located just steps away from The Cloister hotel and all its amenities.

A great deal of Sea Island’s culture revolves around golf: no fewer than 15 PGA Tour pros live and train here, and the property’s three courses have played host to the Walker Cup, Jones Cup Invitational and the RSM Classic. Each member of your party will play a round at the River Club and have a half-day of instruction at the Golf Performance Center, where fundamentals are balanced with industry-leading technology.

The Golf Performance Center boasts more top teachers than any other golf instructional center in the country, including two of Golf Digest’s “50 Best Teachers in America,” one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Instructors in America,” two of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America,” three of Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Fitters in America” and one of Golf Digest’s “Best International Teachers.” Together, they will work on every aspect of your game from your swing to putting and making sure that your performance on the links is as good as it can possibly be.

When you’re not golfing, take advantage of a host of other activities. Participate in water sports such as sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Go deep sea fishing or learn falconry. Take a bike tour, learn about nesting sea turtles or go on a wildlife walk through the marsh habitat. Play tennis on one of the 16 Har-Tru clay courts or go on a horseback ride through maritime forests and beach dunes. When you’re finished, relax with a massage at the Spa at Sea Island. Your personal Exclusive Resorts concierge will make certain that you have each day planned to your exact specifications.

You’ll enjoy dinner in the classic Colt & Alison steakhouse, specializing in the finest cuts of USDA wet and dry-aged beef, along with the freshest local seafood; the interactive experience includes tableside versions of bananas Foster and Wagyu short ribs. You’ll also have access to Sea Island’s other dining venues including the Forbes Five-star Georgian Room, where familiar dishes have been reinvented with traditional French techniques and presented in fun venues such as the Chef’s Table and Kitchen Table.

The culinary high point of your Sea Island visit may turn out to be the famous Lowcountry Boil, prepared for you in your residence by a team of chefs. They will arrive at your cottage and set the table to start the first course with mixed greens, a variety of dressings, fresh baked sweet potato biscuits and southern corn bread. Meanwhile, the 25-gallon pot filled with smoked local sausage, corn on the cob, hard boiled eggs, peppers, live local blue crabs and sweet, freshly caught Atlantic shrimp, along with a variety of vegetables, are boiled in a hint of spicy fourth-generation flavors. Complete the evening with Southern banana pudding, blueberry delight or chocolate brownie a la mode.

While you may not want to leave Sea Island, the good news is that you’re heading for the Palmetto Bluff Resort on the banks of the May River in Bluffton. Owned and operated by Montage Hotels since 2014, Palmetto Bluff comprises 20,000 acres in the heart of the Lowcountry and is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of one of America’s most stunning landscapes.

Your party will spend two nights in an expansive three-bedroom residence with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area and separate dining area, highlighted by beautifully designed interiors in a classic Southern style.

You’ll play a round of golf at the May River Golf Club on a Jack Nicklaus-designed course that spans 7,171 yards with a par of 72. This challenging and scenic course winds along the banks of the river, surrounded by white sand bunkers and water hazards. The championship layout blends in perfectly with the natural surroundings provided by the May River Forest, which is filled with century-old live oak trees.

The Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club features 13 sporting clays stations winding through a 40-acre hardwood bottom. Explore the diversity of sea life on the inland water trail system or venture out to the open water in search of largemouth bass. Hop on a bike, ride a horse or go on foot on trails that crisscross the property’s 20,000 acres. If you’re a fan of the water, go boating or kayaking or spend a peaceful day at the beach.

Enjoy dinner at either the River Room or the Octagon, sampling tapas-style bites, classic cocktails with a creative twist and the signature barrel-aged Artillery Punch. Begin your meal with fried green tomatoes or Manchester Farm quail pops, move on to Niman Ranch pork tenderloin or Ōra king salmon and finish with turtle cheesecake or warm strawberry-rhubarb tart. On another evening, visit another destination in the restaurant collection such as Buffalo’s, Cole’s, the Canoe Club or the May River Grill.

Living it up in the Lowcountry is as easy as raising your paddle!

Insider's Info

Roundtrip, Private Air is included from Naples, Florida to Sea Island, Georgia and returning from South Carolina for three (3) couples via Jet It on a Gulfstream G150. Private ground transportation to and from the airport and between Sea Island and Palmetto Bluff is included. The ground transfer between Sea Island and Palmetto Bluff is approximately two hours. Private car service is included for stated activities on Sea Island. Trips are to be planned based on mutually agreeable dates and availability. The dinner at the River Room or Octagon at Montage Palmetto Bluff must occur as one party, is subject to availability and must be used by January 30, 2023. Original gift certificate must be presented to the server; copies will not be accepted. Gratuity for dinner at the Montage Palmetto Bluff is included. All other gratuities throughout the trip are not included and are the responsibility of the winning bidder.

Donor

Exclusive Resorts and Montage Palmetto Bluff
With special thanks to Christin McKay at SmartFlyer
Private Air donated by Jet It

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