Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, Inc. Hosts Inaugural Wine & Women Event

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently launched a new summer wine series geared at bringing like-minded women together around a great cause and supporting restaurant & winery partners during the slower summer months. The co-chairs of Wine & Women are Katy Ciccarello & Renee Ciccarello and the group will host monthly socials through September. The June wine event was held at Mastello’s Ristorante & Steakhouse in Fort Myers where the sold-out crowd sipped on wines from The Boisset Collection and AXR Napa Valley and learned about SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. and their annual signature fundraiser, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.  

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s annual signature fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has donated over $29 million over the past 15 years in support of children’s health initiatives including pediatric oncology, behavioral & mental health, pediatric neurosurgery and so much more.

Celebrating its 16th year, the 2025 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 17 & 18 and will feature Chef Vintner Dinners creatively hosted in private luxury venues across the region and the Grand Tasting and Live Auction the following day at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Guests will experience artful cuisine created by celebrated chefs and expertly paired with vintners from some of the finest and most exclusive wineries. 

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