Imagine traveling between exotic destinations in Croatia on your very own motor yacht, fly fishing and golfing at amazing locations in New Zealand or enjoying rare fine wines from some of the world’s most renowned vintners. These incredible experiences and more will be among the many spectacular offerings auctioned off at the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival, which returns to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples on January 28-30, 2022.
“Our team has worked extremely hard over the past year assembling some of the most amazing experiences and wine lots that we have ever seen to be auctioned off at the 22nd annual Naples Winter Wine Festival,” said Rick Germain, 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival Auction Lot Committee Member. “We are confident these unique lots will attract a great deal of interest, which is important as all of the money raised under the tent goes toward improving the educational, emotional and health out comesof underprivileged and at-risk children in our community.”
Auction lot highlights include:
Green Bay Packers Football / Kohler Whistling Straits: Tundra and Turf
Up to four couples will fly privately from Naples to Kohler, Wisconsin to “Football Mecca” Lambeau Field in Green Bay with lodging at Riverbend mansion. Guests will golf at the world famous Whistling Straits. They will also enjoy Green Bay Packers pregame field passes, then watch an NFL game in luxury boxes with hosts Shelley and Ralph Stayer.
Knights Bridge Winery: From the Villa to the Valley
Two lucky couples will enjoy private airfare from Naples, Florida, to Turks and Caicos; private airfare from Turks and Caicos or Naples to Page, Arizona; and private airfare from Page, Arizona, to Santa Rosa, California. In Turks and Caicos, they will enjoy three nights’ accommodations in a private Villa at Amanyara, including two dinners at The Restaurant, paired with Knights Bridge wines, and one private massage for each person. This package also includes one night’s accommodation for two couples in a suite at Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah, including one dinner at the Amangiri Restaurant, paired with Knights Bridge wines. In California, guests will enjoy three nights’ accommodations at the Knights Bridge residence in Knights Valley, including dinner in the Knights Bridge wine cellar, dinner at Three-Star Michelin restaurant Single Thread Farm, and a tour and tasting.
Korta Katarina & Croatia: Miracle on the Adriatic
An eight-night adventure by air, land and sea for five couples to Croatia. Guests will fly roundtrip, private airfare from New York to Split, Croatia and spend two nights aboard the 201-foot CRN, 16-crew motor yacht Katharine, cruising the cities of Trogir and Hvar and transfer to the Villa Korta Katarina and Winery in Orebic. Guests will enjoy a four-night adventure at the Five-star Relais & Châteaux with a tour, lunch and tasting at the KK Winery and estate vineyards and opportunities to explore local areas. Guests will depart Korta Katarina Villa and Winery for their final two nights in Croatia. They will visit the towns of Polace and Trogir. Guests will be transferred to Split where they will depart for the United States via private jet.
Krug Champagne: A Hymn to Krugand the Glories of France
Two lucky couples will enjoy five nights in France and a separate private Krug music dinner experience for a total of ten people in a private residence of their choosing in the United States with a selection of Krug Champagnes. In Champagne, France, guests will spend two nights at Les Crayéres in Reims and visit Maison Krug for a “Soloist to Orchestra” experience, followed by a Krug dinner. They will also visit Krug’s Clos du Mesnil vineyard for lunch and enjoy dinner at Michelin Three-starred L’Assiette Champenoise, prepared by Chef Arnaud Lallement. Also included are three nights’ accommodations at Cheval Blanc Hotel. Guests will travel to the Louis Vuitton Foundation and enjoy a caviar and Krug lunch at a former French caviar workshop, RIVA private cruise on the Seine River, dinner experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant, private backstage tour at the Palais Garnier, and dinner experience at the Moët Hennessy private apartment complemented by some of their iconic Maisons.
Lakani Jet Excursion: Explore the Ancient Cities of Europe by Private Jet
A 15-day exploration aboard Lakani World Tours’ private15-passenger jet for one couple with roundtrip, Business Class airfare from the United States to Munich, Germany, and return from Budapest, Hungary. Accommodations include a deluxe junior suite at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich; three nights’ accommodations in a deluxe suite at Palais Faraj Suites & Spa in Fes, Morocco; three nights’ accommodations in a beach villa with private pool at Grecotel Mandola Rosa in Peloponnese, Greece; three nights’ accommodations in a Grand Deluxe Suite at the Biltmore Tbilisi Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia; and three nights in a River-View Park Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palacein Budapest, Hungary. This all-inclusive luxury tour includes a daytrip to Palma De Mallorca in Spain; a day trip to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; and a cruise along the Danube with comprehensive sightseeing and leisure time in each destination.
Three lucky couples will enjoy a six-night Royal Ascot experience with limited edition collection wines from Lokoya Estate. This special package includes a two-night stay in the suites at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, fittings for bespoke tail suits for the gentleman and hats for the ladies, a private tour of the Household Cavalry Barracks, private perfumery experience at Floris and evening entertainment at a West End Show or the Royal Opera House. Guests will then transfer to Heckfield Place for four nights and a private tour of Highclere Castle; behind the scenes tour of the Ascot racecourse; meeting with the Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels; and walking on the hallowed turf. Also included is lunch at 5 Hertford Street, a personal shopping experience at Harrods (purchase not included), invitation to the Goff ’s sale at Kensington Palace and dinner at Annabel’s private members club. On the first day of the race, guests will enjoy a chauffeur departure for Royal Ascot and private box in the Royal Enclosure. The second day of the race includes helicopter departure for Royal Ascot, ownership experience of the Stonestreet runner, access into the pre-parade and paddock with the owner’s tactic discussion with the jockey, viewing of the race from the Owners and Trainers enclosure, afternoon tea in the Banke’s private box and dinner at Farleigh Wallop.
New Zealand: From the Links to the Lakefront
Two lucky couples will spend 13 nights in New Zealand with roundtrip, Business Class airfare. Premier accommodations include a two-bedroom members cottage at Tara Iti Golf Club, The Suites at Te Arai Links, Hilltop Suites at Cape Kidnappers, Lake View suites at Eichardts, Queenstown and Harbour View Rooms at Park Hyatt Auckland. Golf highlights include rounds at Tara Iti Golf Club, Te Arai Links and Cape Kidnappers. Also included are fly fishing in Cape Kidnappers and Queenstown, a private wine tour and lunch in Hawkes Bay, a helicopter tour of Milford Sound, jet boating in spectacular Glenorchy, private tour and lunch at Amisfield Vineyard and private wine tour and lunch on Waiheke Island.
Mercedes Benz G63 AMG Wagon
One winning bidder will own a brand new 2021 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG Wagon. This fully customized vehicle comes in a fashionable Diamond White Metallic exterior and Macchiato Beige and Espresso Brown interior. Offering a 577-horsepower, twin turbo V-8 under the hood, with 626lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 186 mph in a nine-speed automatic transmission, it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds! The exclusive interior package provides Nappa leather seats with diamond stitching and multi-contour front seats with massage function. The G63 comes with dual USB audio ports, Bluetooth audio streaming and a 15 speaker Burmester surround sound system, and two 12.3-inch high-resolution displays. The unique COMAND system gives you intuitive, one-touch access to entertainment and navigation.
Ticket packages for the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival start at $15,000 per couple for a Double Magnum package and $35,000 for two couples for a Jeroboam package. For more information on the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival and related news, visit www.NaplesWineFestival.com.