NEWS PRESS: Southwest Florida events on list of top wine auctions

With its two wine auctions again making Wine Spectator magazine's list of top U.S. charity wine auctions in 2014, Southwest Florida philanthropists have reason to cheer. And the Southwest Florida connections to the top 10 list from 2014 don't end there. The Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, which made the top five, is called by Southwest [...]

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FLORIDA WEEKLY: Bonita Springs vintner dinners contribute to record-setting festival

Two of the nine chef vintner dinners that were part of the donation record-setting 2015 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest auction were held in Bonita Springs. One was at Barefoot Beach in the home of Debbie and Bill Toler. The theme was "Old Hollywood," Charles Mereday of Mereday's Fine Dining prepared the dinner and [...]

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GULFSHORE LIFE: HOT DISH: Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

There was plenty to cheer about Saturday at the seventh annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest's live auction. After the intimate Friday night vintner dinners featuring multicourse meals prepared by the area's most talented chefs' and paired with some of the country's best wines patrons hardly needed the help of the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders (a [...]

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NAPLES DAILY NEWS: Kudos & Kicks

One of the many worthwhile charitable pushes underway in Southwest Florida is raising money for the new, expanded Golisano Children's Hospital. So the resounding success of the 2015 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, one of the primary fundraisers to benefit the hospital, is an outcome worth cheering. A weekend ago, the annual event at [...]

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NAPLES HERALD: SWFL Wine and Food Fest donates millions to hospital; child’s artwork breaks world record

Local wine enthusiasts gathered at the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Grand Tasting and Auction at Miromar Lakes on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28. Wineries from all over the country poured into the Beach Clubhouse in Estero to share samples of their finest bottles. All proceeds from the grand auction were run through the SWFL [...]

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NAPLES DAILY NEWS: Young artist’s drawing sells for $500,000

To all those suffering from illness, Sophia Black, 11, has a message: "Just keep your head held high no matter how much it hurts," she said. Sophia, who has cancer, was the child artist featured Saturday at the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest held at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club. It's a tradition [...]

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THE NEWS-PRESS: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE & FOOD FEST

Guests cheered as the tally of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest hit $3.353 million - a record - but Dorothy Fitzgerald wasn't satisfied. "Sit down. I mean, sit down!" the event co-chair shouted Saturday from the podium at Miromar Lakes Beach Club. "It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and the fat lady ain't [...]

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