Online Auction to Support Florida Winefest

The Giving Coast

The Florida Winefest & Auction is back this fall. Sandy Loevner, Florida Winefest Board of Directors Chairman is excited that, although the in-person events are not able to take place, an online auction will still be possible to help raise funds for multiple local children’s charities the event benefits. The online auction will take place October 10 - October 24 and will feature an array of items including exclusive, one-of-a-kind items such as vacations, unique collector’s items, wine packages, dinners with celebrity chefs, trips and resort experiences, exotic treasures, art, jewelry, and a few surprises including a chance to ride on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

Register for the auction by October 7 to be automatically entered to win an exquisite and exclusive bottle of wine valued at $200. Since 1991, the Florida Winefest has awarded more than $8.9 million in grants to 87 charitable organizations serving disadvantage youth in Sarasota and Manatee County. This year will celebrate 30 years of giving. The Florida Winefest is hopeful that they will be able to host in-person events planned for April 22, 23, and 24, 2022. These events may include Pique Nique, Charity Luncheon and Auction, Banquet on the Bay, Wine on the Water. Save the date for those events and keep appraised at floridawinefest.org.

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