At the auction, guests are invited to bid on exceptional packages of wines (many of which will be featured during Wine Fest), wines donated from the cellars of local wine collectors and participating wineries, exclusive trips, marvelous food experiences, and more.
During the spirited live auction, our dinner hosts and their guests, and our sponsors will enjoy reserved seating complete with select wines on the tables in the beautifully-appointed Beach Clubhouse amid the backdrop along the Miromar Lakes beachside venue. All bidders will have ringside seats to catch the fun.
Auctioneer & Emcee
The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest welcomes back Scott Robertson, who has been the auctioneer for this event since its inception in 2006. For more than 20 years, Scott has conducted hundreds of benefit auctions, raising millions of dollars for a variety of not-for-profit organizations, schools and charities every year. Click here to learn more about Scott.
NBC2 Anchor Kellie Burns will serve as 2015 Celebrity Emcee. Kellie’s award-winning career includes two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple Florida Associated Press Awards. Her involvement in her community is evidenced by other honors; she was named a Gulfshore Life Magazine Woman of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year by Saks Fifth Avenue and a two-time media award winner by the American Cancer Society. She serves on the boards of the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Canterbury School, Hope for Haiti and Children’s Advocacy Center.