Gulfshore Business has live coverage of Naples Winter Wine Festival auction

Gulfshore Business is providing live coverage Saturday afternoon of the 22nd annual Naples Winter Wine Festival auction, where millions of dollars will be raised to benefit local nonprofit agencies that work with area children. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, founded by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, has raised nearly $220 million for underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. The weekend event has […]

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Naples Winter Wine Festival donors get to meet the kids they’re helping

Naples Winter Wine Festival donors are getting the chance to meet the children their money directly impacts. The event benefits charities within the Naples Children and Education Foundation. And 100% of those donations stay within Collier County. There are adorable children under the big white tent amongst the sea of adults. Each of them benefits […]

Naples Winter Wine Festival returns, set to raise millions

The Naples Winter Wine Festival returns to an in-person format this weekend with a live auction Saturday, including fine food and wine, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. In its 22nd year, this year’s theme is “Rise Up – Twenty Twenty Twogether” for the event that benefits the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which […]

Naples Winter Wine Festival: A Taste for Help, a WINK News special

Southwest Florida’s largest fundraiser, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is back this season returning to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, January 28-30, 2022. Watch the WINK News special above as we show you the children, families, and organizations in Collier County who benefit from the proceeds of the event. We also show you what to […]

Immokalee Foundation helps students learn skills for after high school

The Immokalee Foundation has found a creative way to bring internships to students, providing hands-on experience and helping teens identify what they want to do after high school. Jesus Mancilla is a junior in high school, but he already has an idea of what he wants to do: he’s thinking about becoming some sort of […]

Master sommeliers give tips before 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festivals

On Saturday, master sommeliers will descend on Southwest Florida for the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The wine experts are from all over the country, from the Napa Valley to New York and everywhere in between. Being a master sommelier isn’t just tasting wine, though; it can take a decade of work. “You have to […]

Behind the scenes of the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival

Take a look at the details of what it takes to host one of the country’s largest fundraisers. The elaborate invitations for the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival are entire boxes that go to attendees, looking like children’s books with tabs to pull. The woman behind all the decor and invitations, Shirley Welsh, says that’s […]

Able Academy in Naples helps diagnose boy with autism at 4 years old

Helping nearly 300,000 children since it started, the Naples Winter Wine Festival begins on Friday. The foundation behind it is refocusing on education, not just in the classroom, but from birth. One little boy has this early learning to thank for a critical diagnosis. Claudia Hernandez started noticing some unusual behavior from her 4-year-old son […]

2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival “Rise Up – Twenty Twenty Twogether” lots preview

Southwest Florida’s largest fundraiser, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is back this season and just announced some of its exclusive auction lots. Imagine traveling between exotic destinations in Croatia on your very own motoryacht, fly fishing and golfing at amazing locations in New Zealand or enjoying rare fine wines from some of the world’s most […]