Once again, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest proved itself a rising force with highlights galore at Miromar Lakes in February. The grand intake (mainly) for the Golisano Children's Hospital: $3.3 million. The Fund-a-Lifesaving Cause to support the pediatric intensive care unit brought in $600,000. The artwork by child artist Sophia Black, who is [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|

COASTE: Inspired and Inspirational

For Jolene Barb, a classically trained Sanibel painter famous for her playful, whimsical caricature-type works, the words artistry and creativity should never be considered exclusive to a select group of predominantly right-brained types. Rather, Barb is a passionate proponent that everyone is an artist, everyone has a beautiful express whether it's writing, music, painting or [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:03+00:00 Press Releases|

GRANDEUR: Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest took place Feb. 27-28. Guests enjoyed memorable chef vintner dinners in private homes in Lee and Collier counties on Feb. 27 and the Grand Tasting and Auction at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club on Feb. 28. The live auction raised $3.53 million for children's charities. Click here [...]

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Wine Spectator: Wine Scores Big for Charity in 2014

Revenues at charity wine auctions across the United States continued to grow in 2014. Collectively, the top 10 such events raised $37,248,815 in live sales, an 8.1 percent increase over the previous year's live-sale total. The take is the largest in history, surpassing the record set in 2007. Growth was across the board; for the [...]

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One of the nation's top charity wine auctions, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest offers aged wines and exquisitely crafted foods from a beautiful beach club setting. The festival kicked off Feb. 27 with privately hosted chef/vintner dinners and culminated with the Grand Tasting and Auction Feb .28 at Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse. The [...]

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