Naples Winter Wine Festival

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The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a multi-day charity wine festival featuring celebrity chef-hosted dinners and an auction. The event has been held yearly in Naples, Florida since 2001. Since its inception, the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised over $176 million for underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.

Past Festivals[edit]

  • 2001 - The festival's first year saw $2.7 million ($3.73 million in 2017 dollars[1]) raised for charity. Jeff Garguilo, of Garguilo Vineyards, was the chairman.[2]
  • 2002 - $3.4 million ($4.63 million in 2017 dollars[1]) raised for charity, with $2.5 million coming from the auction. Brian Cobb was the chairman.[3]
  • 2003 - $3.96 million ($5.27 million in 2017 dollars[1]) was raised. Tom Wajnert was the chairman.[4]
  • 2004 - The Festival's auction set a world record for a charity wine auction; $6.67 million ($8.64 million in 2017 dollars[1]). Shirlene Elkins was the chairwoman, and Robert Mondavi was the honored vintner.[5]
  • 2005 - The auction set another world record, with $11.1 million ($13.9 million in 2017 dollars[1]).[6]
  • 2006 - The auction raised $12.19 million ($14.8 million in 2017 dollars[1]). Grace Evanstad, of Domaine Serene, was the festival's chairwoman.[7]
  • 2007 - Another record year -- $16.5 million ($19.5 million in 2017 dollars[1]). A single lot went for a record $2 million ($2.36 million in 2017 dollars[1]); a 2008 Rolls Royce drophead coupe.[8]
  • 2008 - The auction raised $14 million ($15.9 million in 2017 dollars[1]).[9]
  • 2009 - Due to the economy, the auction only raised $5.06 million ($5.77 million in 2017 dollars[1]), the lowest auction total since 2003.[10]
  • 2010 - The festival bounced back with $8.06 million in auction lots ($9.05 million in 2017 dollars[1]). Festival Chairs were Kathleen & Francis Rooney.[11]
  • 2011 - The auction brought in $11.9 million, but the chairs added another $100,000 to make it an even $12 million ($13.5 million in 2017 dollars[1])[12]
  • 2012 - The auction raised $12.2 million; HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg was the featured vintner. He donated several vintages of his wine, Château Haut-Brion, which had 2 bidders involved in a bidding war. He donated a second lot to the losing bidder; the combined price for both was $1.1 million.[13]
  • 2013 - Theme “When Stars Align,” Chairs Terry & Bob Edwards, the auction raised $8.6 million. Chef de Cuisine was Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Honored Vintner was Barbara Banke of Vérité; top auction lot $750,000 for a 2013 F12berlinetta Ferrari, top wine lot $180,000 for a 65 bottle complete vertical of Château Mouton Rothschild artist label series housed in a custom-made display table. (auction totals reached over $110 million to date)
  • 2014 - Theme “Celebrate the Journey,” Chairs Anne Welsh McNulty, Linda Richards Malone, Adria Starkey, the auction raised $12.5 million. Chef de Cuisine was Bill Telepan of Telepan and Honored Vintner was Olivier Krug, Krug Champagne; top auction lot $1.4 million for “Beautiful Minds” Fund a Need helping NCEF’s Children’s Mental Health Initiative; top wine lot was $400,000 “Stunning Staglin” four double magnums of wine from Staglin and Domaine Michel Lafarge and a six-day Parisian and Burgundian wine adventure. Following spirited bidding, a second identical lot was donated. Each captured a bid of $200,000. (auction total reached over $123 million raised to date)
  • 2015 – Theme “Imagine the Possibilities” Chairs Sharon & Chuck Hallberg and Sandi & Tom Moran, the auction raised $12.32 million (including $231,000 from online auction). Chef de Cuisine was Barbara Lynch of Menton and Honored Vintner was Marchese Piero Antinori of Marchesi Antinori; top auction lot $1 million for “Now You See It” Fund a Need helping NCEF’s Children’s Vision Initiative; top wine lot was $500,000 “You’ve Been Krug’d!” complete with a collection of Krug’s most notable bottles and a private, multi-day visit to the champagne house’s French estate.
  • 2016 – Theme “Great Expectations” Chairs Laura & Jim Dixon and Sandi & Tom Moran; the auction raised $11.2 million (including $171,500 from online auction). Chef de Cuisine was Rick Tramonto of Restaurant R'evolution and Honored Vintner Emily & Paul Michael of Peter Michael Winery; top auction lot was $750,000 for "The Ultimate First Dawn" the first global customer to receive a Rolls Royce Dawn and visit to Goodwood, UK to watch the car being built; top wine lot was $720,000 for "Rocking at BottleRock" a BottleRock experience for 2 couples with Gargiulo Vineyards.
  • 2017 - Theme "Bright Sunshiny Day" Chairs Debbi & Bill Cary, Denise & Brian Cobb, Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo, Simone & Scott Lutgert, the auction raised over $15.2 million (including $1,646,889 for the NCEF Children's Healthcare Initiative Fund a Need and $183,396 from the online auction.) The Chef de Cuisine was Wolfgang Puck of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide and the Honored Vintner was Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d'Yquem; top auction lot was "A Bright Sunshiny Future" at $1.6 million for the NCEF Children's Healthcare Initiative Fund a Need; top wine lot was $460,000 for "A Journey to Italy" a 6-day voyage to the Amalfi Coast with wines from Lokoya.
  • 2018 - Theme "All We Need is Love" Chairs Becky & Lewie Card, Susie & David McCurry, Kathy & Dan Mezzalingua, the auction raised over $15.26 million (including $2.43 million for the NCEF Children's Hunger and Oral Health Initiative Fund a Need). The Chef de Cuisine was Gary Danko of Restaurant Gary Danko and the Honored Vintner was Kary & David Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars; top auction lot was "Give, Laugh Love" at $2.43 million for the NCEF Children's Hunger and Oral Health Initiative; top wine lot was $520,00 for "From Veldt to Vineyard" for an insider's trip to South Africa with Shari & Garen Staglin.
  • 2019 - Festival dates: January 25-27, 2019; Chairs Jeannelle & Brian Brady and Linda & Tom Koehn

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ Staff (25 April 2001). "Foundation gives $2.2M to children's organizations". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Posner, Marc (3 February 2002). "Winter Wine Festival raises record $3.4 million for education foundation". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff (2 April 2003). "Winter Wine Festival proceeds totaling $3.75M distributed to several Collier County charities". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Wendt, Elizabeth (8 February 2004). "Wine festival raises record $6.6 million". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Stahl, Theresa (6 February 2005). "Festival Raises Record 12 Million". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Gina Edwards; Denise Zoldan (29 January 2006). "$12.19 million for the kids". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Layden, Laura (28 January 2007). "Naples developer's bid for Rolls is one for record books". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Katherine Albers; Laura Layden (28 January 2008). "Wine Festival 2008: $14 million for the kids". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Layden, Laura (7 February 2009). "No disappointment: Wine Festival auction total down, but still $5 million for kids". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Laura Layden; Leslie Williams Hale (30 January 2010). "PHOTOS/VIDEO A fine wine auction: $8 million raised for Collier kids' charities at Naples festival". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Laura Layden; Leslie Williams Hale (29 January 2011). "PHOTOS/VIDEO Winter Wine festival auction raises $12 million for kids' charities". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Katherine Albers; Laura Layden (28 January 2012). "Dozens are wild: 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival raises $12.2 million - PHOTOS". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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