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Sip. Savor. Celebrate.

World-class wines, celebrity chefs and stars from the Orlando Magic create a trifecta of fun for the second annual Orlando Wine Festival & Auction on March 13- 15, all to benefit at-risk children through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF)

The weekend starts on Friday, March 13, with vintner dinners featuring notable winemakers and award-winning chefs in private homes all across Central Florida. On March 14, the party moves to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, where chefs pair their creations with extraordinary wines for an outdoor feast, where guests can taste, sip and mingle with chefs, winemakers and Orlando Magic players and coaches. 

Orlando Wine Festival and Auction

That evening, a fabulous auction and dinner with unique bidding opportunities including trips, dinners, wine and more wrap up the day. The three-day extravaganza ends Sunday afternoon, March 15, with an Orlando Magic home game. 

Chefs include: 

Headlining Chef – Chef Michael Symon, Food Network, Lola flagship restaurant, Cleveland 

Chef Akshay Bhardwaj, Junoon, New York 

Chef Kathleen Blake, formerly of The Rusty Spoon, Orlando 

Chef Melissa Kelly, Primo, Maine and Orlando 

Chef Jamie McFadden, Cuisiniers, Winter Park 

Chefs James and Julie Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park 

Chef Art Smith, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs 

Orlando Magic player Mo Bamba

Wineries include: 

Featured Vintner – Dr. Madaiah Revana of Revana Family Vineyard, Napa 

Casa Piena Vineyards, Napa 

Dakota Shy Wines, Napa 

Gracianna Winery, Sonoma 

Hourglass Winery, Napa 

O’Brien Estate Winery, Napa 

Penfolds Wine, Australia 

Peter Michael Winery, Napa 

Relic Wine Cellars, Napa 

Roy Estate, Napa 

Rudd Winery, Napa 

Orlando Wine Festival and Auction Vintner Dinner

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation- The not-for-profit Orlando Magic Youth Foundation is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at risk, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives. OMYF fundraising events and programs like the Orlando Wine Festival & Auction have raised more than $24 million since its inception in 1990. Other fundraisers include the OMYF Open Golf Tournament, State of Florida License Plate Program, employee giving campaigns and on-line and in-game silent auctions. The foundation was created with no administrative costs, so 100 percent of gifting goes directly to benefit children and families in need throughout Central Florida. 

For tickets and further information, visit wineauctionorlando.com

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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