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Wine Festival 2009: Auction Begins

12:52:27 The Barron Collier High School band performs before the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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12:52:27 The Barron Collier High School band performs before the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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  • 1:51:29 Trustee Bob Clifford gives a thumbs up after winning a lot during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 1:46:55 Lee Anderson, center, is greeted by friends after winning the bid on lot 5, five bottles of DRC La Tache, Montrachet and Romanee-Conti for $150,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:04:47 Denise Cobb, center celebrates with friends after she and five other friends won lot 27, a ten-day Caribbean cruise, for $350,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:27:35 Ryan Hamilton serves Bill Macartney a glass of wine during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:34:09 Cal Ripken Jr., right, talks with other guests during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:36:53 Gina Quiroc looks at the 22009 Audi R8 sports car during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:52:27 The Barron Collier High School band performs before the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:58:13 Saniya Lawson, 4, from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center, waves homemade American flags during the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:40:24 Wine glasses line a counter during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:58:27 Saniya Lawson, 4, from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center, waves homemade American flags during the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:48:41 Sue Lettridge and other Wine Patrol members cheer guests arriving during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:59:21 Jordan Williams, 7, from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center, waves homemade American flags during the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:51:04 The Barron Collier Band performs during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 1:00:07 One of the children from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center watches guests arrive and sing at the beginning of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 1:02:55 Three-year-old Joshua Nassberg, 3, waves a flag as he is held by Gigi Ricciardi, left, and Ann Bain, a trustee, during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:59:55 Children from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center, waves homemade American flags during the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:26:38 Sugar sculptures designed by Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Executive Pastry Chef Brenda Ryan are on display during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 12:41:04 A man tries a taste of wine at one of the several wine booths during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 1:05:31 Children give high fives to Michael Altman as they exit  during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:34:09 Cal Ripken Jr., right, talks with other guests during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 12:42:15 A man tries a taste of wine at one of the several wine booths during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 1:02:31 Pierce Le, from the YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center, waves homemade American flags during the song God Bless America at the start of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 2:08:35 Patron Patricia Egan receives a medal after winning Lot No. 12 for 180,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lot No. 12 includes 10 days in Tuscany for two couples at Il Borro's Estate and a selection of Tuscan wines. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 1:43:47 Doug Schumann, left, and Lizbet Engelsted dance after Schumann was the highest bidder on lot 4, wine bottles of Silver Oak, Stag's Leap, Shafer, Duckhorn and others for $55,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 1:55:25 Trustee Shirlene Elkins cele brates after winning Lot No. 7 for $80,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lot No. 7 includes 10 Double Magnum Burgandies and four tickets to the New York Mets opening day game at the new stadium Citi-Field. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 2:12:35 Emeril Lagasse watches the bidding during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 2:24:54  Tricia Kassling cheers after winning the bid on lot 19, a selection of 36 bottles of wine, during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 2:02:27 John Shafer, owner of Shafer Vineyards in Napa, Calif., hugs Bob Clifford after he won a bid during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 3:28:32 Patrons Sue Vasquez, left, and Jon Sheindlin look over the auction catalog during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 2:53:37 Dave Gibbons, right, bids on Lot No. 25 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Gibbons won the lot for $220,000 which included a trip to to Tuscany for wild boar hunting. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 2:54:54 Dave Gibbons, center left, kisses his wife, Pat, after winning Lot No. 25 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Gibbons won the lot for $220,000 which included a trip to to Tuscany for wild boar hunting.
  • 3:17:09 Doug Schumann, right, and Lizbet Engelsted dance after Schumann was the highest bidder on lot 31, a trip to Argentina for $40,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:11:16 Scott Kapnickm right, celebrates after winning a lot during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 3:21:40 Sheila Davis celebrates with those around her after winning a lot during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 3:17:09 Doug Schumann, left, and Lizbet Engelsted dance after Schumann was the highest bidder on lot 31, a trip to Argentina for $40,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:20:40 Brynne McNulty discusses bidding with Anne Welsh-McNulty during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:42:53 Karol Holden, far right, is greeted by Barbara Jordan after Holden won lot 39, a Boston and Nantucket trip, for $80,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:09:48 Auctioneer Ann Colgin encourages bidding during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 3:31:15 Doug Schumann signs the paperwork for his winning bid, his third of the day during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 5:05:57 Dave Copham cheers after winning lot 62, of a vertical of Screaming Eagle in double magnum format and a private dinner for $110,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 5:17:18 Kirsten Ferrara dances after putting a bid on lot 65, including a return trip to next year's festival, during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Ferrara won the lot at $65,000. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 5:17:18 Kirsten Ferrara dances after putting a bid on lot 65, including a return trip to next year's festival, during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Ferrara won the lot at $65,000. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 4:31:14 Harry Silverglide, center, is congratulated after he won the bid for Lot No. 51 for $85,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lot No. 51 included tickets to the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards and appearance as an animated character on The Simpsons. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 5:19:42 Balloons drop at the conclusion of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. The fundraiser raised more than $5 million. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 5:24:25 Doug Schumann, second from left, and Lizbet Ingelsted, left, dance at the end of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 5:14:34 Chris and Sandi Sullivan share a laugh after they got the winning bid on lot 64, a 2009 Smart Passion Cabriolet Convertable, for $50,000 during the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples on Feb. 7, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • 6:13:41 Employees clean up after the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • 6:14:10 Employees clean up after the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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