Naples Winter Wine Festival Announces 2009 Auction Lots
Other lots include one that offers two tickets to the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards and entitles the winner to be drawn in as a character on The Simpsons TV show, one that includes a wild boar hunt in Tuscany another entitles the winner to the "ultimate house party" at Blackberry Farm with special guest and Grammy-award winning artist, Martina McBride. There are also jewelry lots from Cartier, Chopard and Bulgari, and one lot offers a shopping spree at Tiffany & Co. The car to be raffled off has not been announced yet but the website appears to indicate it might be a Lexus GS 450 Hybrid.
On the night before the auction, vintner dinners are hosted in the homes of 17 trustees and vintners and celebrity chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Jonathan Benno, Linton Hopkins, Bob Kinkead and Mary Ann Esposito. Festival ticket packages are $7,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples and tickets are limited to 550 guests.