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Learn why SWFL Wine & Food Fest is so special!

The children and families we serve, our attendees, our sponsors, our Chefs, our vintners, the work of our beneficiaries and so many others make Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest SUPER special. As one part of our Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, during the spirited Live Auction, attendees can bid on one-of-a-kind travel experiences, unique dining and wine excursions and other extraordinary trips with celebrities or sports teams. Listen to just some of the feedback of our winning bidders over the past few years. You will see why they bid high and bid often for these SUPER special experiences!

“We are fortunate to travel a lot for work and pleasure and must say this was one of the most enjoyable experiences we’ve had touring the Collio wine region in Italy. We can’t wait to go again with Jeff and their team!”

Jason & KellyItaly Food and Wine experience purchased at 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

“Our trip to Monaco for the Monte Carlo race was spectacular! Our view of the race couldn’t have been better. Thank you SWFL Children’s Charities for an amazing opportunity!”

Dale and KarenGrand Prix Race in Monte Carlo purchased at 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

“This sailing excursion was literally a trip of a lifetime and we are so grateful to our good friends, David & Kim, for including us on it and for being involved with SWFL Children’s Charities,”

Tim & Lisa, David & Kim and Steve & KristiAlaskan Sailing Trip purchased at 2020 SWFL Wine & Fest Live Auction

“The charity auction we won at the SWFL wine fest was a Hawaiian Disney vacation at the amazing Aulani hotel!”

Ray & JessicaALOHA! Disney’s Delightful Aulani

We had a great time! We were moved around as VIPs including being backstage with the talent and walked the red carpet!”

George & RoseAn Evening with Al Pacino

“We have been to the California wine country many times. Once you go and find wineries you like and people you know, you tend to return to the same places. After this trip, we now have new, favorite places to go. Everyone was so welcoming and kind and went above and beyond to treat us like we were important!”

Don & Andie, Dave & Cheryl and Clay & KimNapa Trip purchased at 2022 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

“What a fantastic time we had in wine country with Verite Winery! Everything was beautiful and the helicopter tour over the vineyard was over the top!”

Gail & DianaVerite Winery Trip purchased at 2021 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

Having purchased seven luxury lots over the past five years at the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Live Live Auctions, I had a great opportunity to experience the professionalism and uniqueness of the offerings.

Sue M.Juleps & Jockeys, Boston vs. New York – The Ultimate Sports Rivalry, A Star is Born

“We have purchased numerous unique travel and dining experiences at the SWFL Wine & Food Fest over the years and have always had a great time!”

Patrick & Brooke and Peter & PaulaGet Texas-Sized R&R at JL Bar Ranch & Resort

“The trip was a totally amazing experience from start to finish!”

David & AliseEight days on a South African Safari purchased at 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

“We have purchased a lot of trips through different charity events and below are some of our favorite recent trips through SWFL Wine & Food Fest. You won’t be disappointed!”

Dave & CherylCruise along the Nile River

“Our trip to Nashville for the 2019 CMA awards was such a memorable weekend. We truly could not have had a better time. What a treat!!!! All aspects of the auction lot were wonderful.”

Jeff & SusanCountry Music Awards experience purchased at the 2019 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction

“My husband and I have been fortunate to participate in several live auction items the past few years and have really enjoyed all of the trips we’ve purchased through the SWFL Wine & Food Fest.”

Dale & KarenThrough the Rhine & Moselle Rivers