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NWWF Again Tops 'Wine Spectator' List

BY March 21, 2017


Cheers! The Naples Winter Wine Festival has again earned the top spot on Wine Spectator magazine’s list of highest-earning charity wine auctions in the United States.

The 2016 festival generated $10.5 million under the auction tent, plus another $625,000 in live donations for the Naples Children & Education Foundation’s Early Learning Initiative. This is the 11th time since 2001 that the festival has earned the honor.

“It is particularly rewarding to earn the top spot because it signifies another year of great impact for kids in Collier County,” said 2016 Festival Co-chair Sandi Moran. “The continued success of the Naples Winter Wine Festival has really been a team effort—our wonderful group of trustees, vintners, chefs, sommeliers, staff and volunteers all work together to make the event as unique and exciting as possible, and to drive home how important the auction is to our community.”

 The festival has generated more than $161 million since it inception to help Collier County children. Go behind the scenes in Gulfshore Life’s special coverage of the 2017 affair, Anatomy of a Miracle.  


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