Naples Winter Wine Festival Charity Auction Features Audi R8

. January 31, 2009

One of the grandest prizes up for auction this year at the Naples Winter Wine Festival, Naples, Florida charity event is the chance to own an Audi R8 sports car finished in Ibis White and a black Fine Nappa leather interior.

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is one of the nation’s leading arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans, as ranked by the Luxury Institute. The event brings together some of the world’s premiere vintners, chefs, wine collectors and philanthropists over three days. Proceeds from the festival’s 2009 Dreams DO Come True Auction will benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which assists underprivileged and at-risk children in that region of Florida. This year’s auction will take place on Saturday, Feb. 7, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples with 65 lots to be auctioned off this year.

Last year’s auction raised $14 million for children’s charities, with the average winning bid hitting $197,183 in 2008. Wine Spectator hailed the festival as the nation’s most successful charity wine auction since 2004. The event has raised $69.5 million since 2001.

Audi of America and Audi Naples are providing the R8 that will be auctioned off. For more information on the Naples Winter Wine Festival and the 2009 auction, please go to .


Audi of America Inc. and its 270 dealers offer a full line of German- engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi line up is one of the freshest in the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful brands globally. In selling one million vehicles worldwide in 2008, AUDI AG recorded its 13th consecutive record year for sales growth. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

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