Naples Winter Wine Festival
Online Auction
Make a Donation
× Bidding has ended on this item.


Listing Image
Current Bid $750.00   ( ) Preview
Bid History 0 Bids  

A private virtual wine tasting with NCEF Trustees Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo for up to four (4) guests

Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo wear many hats. They were Founding Trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation and are also active in Auction Napa Valley. Their other charity involvements include The V Foundation (dedicated to battling cancer) and Water, a non-profit bringing safe and clean drinking water to people in developing nations.

First and foremost, though, they are farmers and vintners. They fell in love with Napa Valley in the early 1980s while visiting Valerie’s cousins, Barney and Belle Rhodes. With coaching from those Napa pioneers, they purchased their first vineyard in 1992. Today, they produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends from estate parcels, as well as Aprile, a California version of a Super Tuscan.

The winning bidder’s party of four will be joined via Zoom by Valerie and Jeff for a private virtual wine tasting.  Your evening begins with the 2018 Aprile, Super Oakville Blend of 97% Sangiovese and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by two unique Oakville estate cabernets, the OVX G Major 7 Study, and Money Road Ranch.  Valerie and Jeff will discuss with you the unique differences of these two Cabernets that are grown just one mile apart yet are truly distinct. Prior to the tasting, the winner will receive three bottles of each wine - one to enjoy the evening of the tasting and one for each couple to enjoy at a later date.

INSIDER’S INFO: Wines will be shipped directly to the winning bidder. Virtual wine tasting to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. 

DONORS: Valerie Boyd & Jeff Gargiulo