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Naples Winter Wine Festival 2011: By the Numbers




Wine house$94.5 million
Amount raised by the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2001-funds go to improving the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children


$12 million

Total raised at the 2011 festival under the auction tent, including $630,000 from Fund-a-Need donations to end childhood hunger


38
Charities that received grants from the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF)-the festival’s founding organization-since the first festival
  

125,000
Number of underprivileged and at-risk children benefiting from festival proceeds since 2001        


38 percent
Percentage of Collier County children served by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival
 

No. 1
Ranking as nation’s top charity wine auction since 2004 by Wine Spectator magazine
 

550
Guests to be under the auction tent at the Jan. 27-29 festival in 2012
 

Young Children9,331
Bottles of wine auctioned off at all 11 festivals, with 100 percent donated
 

67
Auction lots of one-of-a-kind treasures and experiences to be offered at 2012 festival
 

$2 Million
Winning bid at 2007 festival for a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and one of the highest bids ever for a single lot at a charity wine auction worldwide


$8,500
Cost of ticket for one couple to attend the festival
 

$20,000
Cost of tickets for two couples to attend the festival and the same Friday evening vintner dinner at one of 17 elegant private homes
 

100 X 148 feet
Dimensions of the tent set on grand lawn of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, for Saturday’s live auction and the Sunday celebration brunch
 

Wine glasses2,500
Wine glasses on hand for Saturday’s wine tasting and culinary showcase 
 

420
Number of volunteers who help prepare for the gala and are involved during the festivities, serving as wine stewards, greeters, auction spotters, etc. 

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