Feb. 272020

Naples Winter Wine Festival: A Weekend for the Oenophile’s Bucket List

Travel Sqaure

I was surprised when I learned that Naples, Florida was home to a prestigious international wine festival. Traditional grape varietals, such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, don’t grow well in the warm, humid climate, so…

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Feb. 202020


Grape Nation

I was recently in Florida at the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefitting the Naples Children and Education Foundation. I had the opportunity to sit with the best wine people from around the world. This episode…

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Feb. 182020

Laura Catena Works On Two Continents – As Physician And Winemaker


Laura Catena is an energized, intelligent, modern-day polymath: a fourth-generation winemaker at the renowned Bodega Catena Zapata winery in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as a physician in San Francisco; she is a graduate of Harvard…

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Feb. 142020

Naples Winter Wine Festival online auction tops $500,000

Florida Weekly

In addition to raising more than $20 million during its live auction, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has broken another record as its sixth annual online auction came to a close last week, bringing in…

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Feb. 112020

Naples Winter Wine Festival Raises Over $20 Million Overnight

Haute Living

The Naples Winter Wine Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary by raising a little over $20 million, the highest amount ever raised at a charity wine auction, for underprivileged children living in Collier County.

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Feb. 072020

NFL weekend, ‘Saturday Night Live’ taping bids help raise $500,000 for Naples wine fest online auction

Naples Daily News

Enjoying an extravagant NFL weekend, watching the taping of a long-running television show and sitting down at a private dinner for 10 on Keewaydin Island. Those were among the auction lots that helped raise more…

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Feb. 042020

2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Florida Weekly
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Feb. 032020

How This Record Breaking Wine Auction Reshapes Lives


In just five hours last weekend, two auctioneers at the Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Florida, raised over $20 million for the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) to aid disadvantaged children and youth. In…

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