Regarded by Wine Spectator as one of the top wine auctions in the country, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest returns on Feb. 24, 2019. The grand tasting and live auction will take place at noon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, featuring exceptional wines and cuisine, followed by paddle-raising excitement for the chance to win exquisite wines, luxurious travel packages, exclusive event access and more.
With a theme of “Making Waves: Building Healthy Minds,” the event will create awareness and funding for SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s primary initiative to support children's mental and behavioral health. In addition, 2019 funds raised will also be granted to Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University and nine additional beneficiaries providing vital children’s health care services and education throughout the region. The event, which has raised more than $25 million for children’s health care over the past 10 years, is one of the most successful fundraising events in the region and one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country. For more information, visit www.swflwinefest.org.