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Florida Winefest

& Auction

Empowering Lives, One Sip at a Time


Grand Tasting Brunch, Winefest & Charity Auction

 It is with deep regret that the Brunch & Auction scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024,

has been CANCELED due to scheduling conflicts.


We have some fantastic wine, trips, and food experiences to share and will contact everyone when our online auction is scheduled. We sincerely apologize and thank you for your continued support.

-Sandy Loevner

Executive Director, Florida WInefest & Auction

Wine & Winemaker Dinners

March 14, 15, & 16, 2024.  

Participating Wineries to Date:
Bon Pari • Domaine de la Riviere • Carneros della Notte

Castello Banfi • Daou Vineyards • Shadowbox Cellars • Silver Oak Winery

St. Supery Estate Vineyards • Vokel Cellars • Williamson Wines

Who Are We?

We are Florida Winefest & Auction, where giving back is at the heart of everything we do. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, our mission is clear: to provide crucial funding to qualified charitable organizations supporting disadvantaged children, youth, and families in the beautiful Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

What We Do:

We are incredibly grateful for the support of our community. It is through this collective generosity that we have been able to proudly award over $9.3 million to 98 local disadvantaged children's charities.

These funds have been instrumental in providing vital resources, opportunities, and a glimmer of hope to these young individuals who deserve a chance to thrive.

Get Involved

Your participation, creates a ripple effect of change in the lives of disadvantaged children. With every sip and bid, you directly contribute to our mission of supporting and uplifting these children. Your involvement and generosity are the key ingredients that unlock a world of possibilities for those who need it most.


Be a part of something meaningful. Be the change that transforms lives.


"Abby lacked confidence in reading and math which affected her emotionally as well. We enrolled her in the Laurel Civic after–school program. Though the commitment and dedication of the staff, she had all A’s on her last report card and has blossomed! Laurel Civic has helped with laying the groundwork for Abby to achieve lifelong success."

- Abby's Mom & Dad Laurel Civic Association

“We support Florida Winefest & Auction (the fund-raising arm for Caring for Children Charities) because of their ability to make our dollar buy even more in the community. Their 100% pass through is attractive to Suzanne and me. Now Caring for Children Charities is our Donor Advised Fund charity of choice because we want to see real local impact.”

- Adam Armbruster

Armbruster Family Foundation

I’m honored and humbled to be on the Board of Directors of Florida Winefest & Auction. Supporting this organization is a passion of mine as I know the hard work this group of dedicated people does to benefit local disadvantaged children and 99% of the proceeds raised stays local to support these charities.

- Chef Christopher Covelli, Sarasota, FL

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