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How much would you pay at auction for a new Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe? How about $2,000,000! That was the winning bid in 2007 and one of the highest bids ever for a single lot at a charity wine auction. This weekend, January 29-31, 2010, Naples once again will host one of the world’s greatest social events: The Naples Winter Wine Festival. This 3 day extravaganza has been named one of the top 10 arts and entertainment events by the Luxury Institute and is based on exclusivity, quality and prestige. The festival has also been recognized as the most successful charity wine auction by Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world’s finest vintners and famous chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists creating an exquisite event, with proceeds benefiting local charities that assist underprivileged and at risk children in Collier County. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this event, which is overseen by the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), which then allocates the proceeds to the various charitable institutions. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $74 million which has gone to improve the lives of 20,000 local children. The 500-600 guests will have the opportunity early Friday to meet several children’s charities and interact with the children whose dreams are being realized. That evening attendees will enjoy an intimate, exclusive private dining experience at one of 15 elegant homes in Naples. Each dinner is illuminated by the expertise of a renowned vintner and the culinary talents of one of the world’s greatest chefs. Saturday the stage is set on the Grand Lawn of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, where guests feast on...


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