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“e Naples Winter Wine Festival is an iconic culinary and wine event and it’s a great honor to be chosen as the Chef de Cuisine this year,” said Richard Reddington of REDD and Redd Wood. “is event holds a very special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to be back for my eighth festival.” “As supporters of the Naples Winter Wine Fes- tival since 2002, we are thrilled to be returning with Accendo Cellars, our family wine, for the 2019 NWWF as Honored Vintners,” said Daphne and Bart Araujo. “It is a privilege to rep- resent Napa Valley alongside the many dedicated food and wine professionals that participate in this star-studded event and give back to Collier County each year, and to see the lovely friends we have made over the years.” “Both Richard Reddington and Daphne and Bart Araujo have been longstanding supporters of the Naples Winter Wine Festival and Naples Chil- dren & Education Foundation,” said 2019 Festival Co-Chair Brian Brady. “eir continued involve- ment has been crucial in our efforts to better the lives of the underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, by providing access to important resources and support they need to excel.” To kick off the weekend’s festivities, the Naples Children & Education Foundation will be hosting their annual Meet the Kids Day on Friday morn- Chef de Cuisine, Richard Reddington Honored Vintners, Daphne and Bart ing. Guests will have a chance to meet children of REDD and Redd Wood. Araujo of Accendo Cellars. who have received resources and support from NCEF funds and see how their involvement has Following Friday’s Vintner Dinners, the positively impacted the community. e morning Festival will welcome guests to its main event, culminates in a heartfelt presentation showcasing Saturday’s live auction. Ticket holders will remarkable success stories that NCEF has made have the chance to bid on limited-edition possible. Following the presentation, attendees items ranging from luxury cars, around-the- will enjoy a lunch and meet the four renowned world trips and private dinners at the most fa- vintners listed below: mous wineries around the world. All proceeds Meet the from the Festival will benefit charities that im- prove the physical, emotional and educational THE KIDS DAY VINTNERS lives of Collier County’s underprivileged and Ann & Dick Grace of Grace Family Vineyards at-risk children. in St. Helena, California Ticket packages to the Naples Winter Wine Festival start at $12,500 per couple. A $30,000 package that includes reserved Kevin Kinsella of Kinsella Estates seating for a party of four at a Vintner Dinner and under the auc- in Sonoma, California tion tent is also available. To inquire about tickets to the Festival, please contact Barrett Farmer at barrett@napleswinefestival.com Larry Stone of Lingua Franca or 239-514-2239. in Salem, Oregon Samantha & Patrice Breton of Vice Versa Wines in St. Helena, California For more information on the 2019 NWWF and related an- nouncements, please visit www.napleswinefestival.com PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 41