If you love tasty wine, delicious food, and making a difference in the community, the Southwest Florida Food and Wine Fest is for you! This signature Lee County event benefits the SWFL Children’s Charities while treating you to some of the world’s most exquisite wines and cuisine from the area’s finest chefs. It is recognized as the largest fundraising event of the year and one of the most successful wine festivals in the U.S. This February, don’t miss your chance to take part in this life-saving charity event that benefits you just as much as the children you are helping.
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SWFL Children’s Charities
This highly respected non-profit organization makes it their goal to save the lives of children in the community. They do this by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. Over the past 8 years, the charity has raised $15.6 million towards local pediatric health initiatives, most of which comes directly from the Food and Wine Fest. The festival is used to ensure that the Southwest Florida community has the best resources for children. They do everything they can to ensure children of all ages have the health care they need.
What to Expect at the Southwest Florida Food and Wine Fest
Get ready to “Uncork the Power of Giving!” Hosted every February, the festival strives to save the lives of children through events everyone can enjoy. These festivities include wine tastings, a live auction, food created by Southwest Florida’s most talented chefs, and more! The best part is that 100% of the funds collected during the event go towards 3 great causes!
The SWFL Children’s Charities uses all the money collected to fund 3 beneficiaries:
- Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
- Florida Gulf Coast University Health Professions
- Florida Southwestern State College
Events and Dinners
Chef Vintner Dinner: The Southwest Florida Food and Wine Fest kicks off on a Friday evening with an intimate dining experience in a private venue. The Chef Vintner Dinners feature some of the region’s greatest chefs and include admission to the Grand Tasting and Live Auction.
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Grand Tasting and Live Auction: The festivities continue with the Grand Tasting and auction at the Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club. You will enjoy world-renowned wines, gourmet cuisine, and opportunities to bid on your favorite auction items. More than 40 auction lots are available and include prizes for luxurious vacations to all corners of the world!
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After Party: After the auction, stay a little longer for more wine, entertainment, and dancing at the After Party!
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