The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a 1-day or sometimes a 2-day occasion that grandstands items like makers and cultivators of different sorts of wines, the wine aficionados and devotees can receive the most recent trends, tools and methods which will help in the present advancement of wine in the wine and spirits industry. It is mainly a fund-raising activity meant to help the children in Naples, Florida in terms of education. And so far this annual event has time and again always listed as one of the top earning charity wine auctions in the US.
This charitable event has been going on since 2005 and has raised millions of dollars to help kids in the betterment of their education. In 2016, the event raised 10.5 million USD and in 2017, it increased by a few million making a total of $13.4 million USD in total money raised. This will surely go a long way in helping many more children receive quality education and scholarships thanks to this very generous event. The organizers hope that the events for will be more fruitful in the years to come.
One thing that’s noteworthy during this event is not only what goes on inside the hotel or venue the wine-tasting is taking place but it’s actually what’s going on outside, specifically, in the Naples Airport. That’s because whenever the Naples Winter Wine Festival is taking place, all commercial flights in Naples Airport ceases and it’s only the private planes that are taking off and landing. This is a phenomenon that happens only in the airport of Naples, Florida and nowhere else in the US.
This is just one of the perks in having a private plane of your own. Being somebody who has achieved a certain status gets to have one of these comforts. Having a private plane lets you get from one place to another much faster without having to deal with the traffic. You can get a quite time for yourself too since you don’t have to get stuck with other people unlike a commercial flight where you may sometimes find yourself unfortunate enough to sit next to a greasy man who loves to snore or a shrieking baby. More and more people in the US are able to afford flying private and that’s either a good or a bad thing. It’s good in the sense that more people are able to get to where they ought to go much faster and bad because more planes in the air can cause more air traffic (yes, that’s actually a thing). But that’s a topic for another day.
The consistent achievements of the Naples Winter Wine Festival is, more than anything else, a collaboration — a great gathering of trustees, vintners, culinary specialists, sommeliers, staff and volunteers all cooperating to make the occasion as one of a kind and energizing as one could reasonably expect. All this while working to further emphasize the importance of all the accumulated help in the development of the community, especially of the children.