Children Receive Much Needed Support from Naples Winter Wine FestivalNovember 6, 2012
For more than 10 years, The Naples Winter Wine Festival has been going on, dedicated to helping underprivileged children in Collier County and this year is no exception. In the past, this well-known festival has raised $107 million for kids and they plan to continue there efforts yet again during this fun and exciting 3 day event.
This year, 26 world-renowned vinters will gather in Naples, Florida to participate in the festivities. They represent fine wine making from three continents and five different countries and will include the well-respected French winemakers of Domaine Ponsot and Château de Beaucastel. Also participating are distinguished Australian vinter David Powell and Piero Antinori of Italy’s Marchesi Antinori.
Bob Dickinson, honorary NCEF trustee and vinter co-chairman feels that the G20 is responsible for bringing top leaders in the world together and that’s what the festival offers to the culinary world. He remarks that when the best vintners from around the world come to the festival, they are aware that their peers from around the world will also be present.
A new and exciting addition to this year’s festival will be the 16 “Olympics of Wine” dinners which will take place in private homes and have unique “themes” such as the “Fly Me to the Moon” dinner hosted by Kolasa or “Midnight in Paris” theme which will highlight the fine wines of French winemaker Chateau de Beaucastel.
Other exciting activities this year will include Meet the Kids Day where participants will actually get the opportunity to meet some of the children that will benefit from the festival’s proceeds. Ticket prices are $8,500 per couple and $20,000 for two couple packages. The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a tremendous opportunity to enjoy 3 days of the world’s finest wines and to show your support for these children.