Naples Winter Wine Festival,The 8th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and other bidders for a three-day festival in Naples, Florida.
Proceeds of the auction benefit the Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF), whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. NCEF supports charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, Florida. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised $55.5 million for children in need, with a record $15.6 million raised through the auction in 2007. The 2008 event raised and additional $14,579,500!
The trustees’ vision of the Naples Children and Education Foundation was based on creating an top-notch event, with proceeds benefiting local charities that assist underprivileged and at-risk children.