Be a part of a very exciting and worthwhile charity auction...Our best marketing tool is our guests sharing event details with others. People not only love this event, they usually bring new friends the next year! In 2012, we not only achieved a record gross, we attracted record sponsorship support!
The New York International Wine Auction is acknowledged as a premier wine and culinary event, and more importantly is regionally recognized as a major charitable wine auction. NYIWA attracts wine enthusiasts and supporters from all over the United States.
The auction features wines from every major growing region of the world. Bidders at NYIWA are consistently given the opportunity to obtain the best names in wine. Large format bottles, verticals, and rare acquisitions have become the standard for the event. In addition to the great wine auction items, NYIWA also offers for bid — trips, jewelry, and other fine lifestyle items. Trips offered in 2012 included: Tuscany, Bali, Dominican Republic, Napa and Sonoma, CA.
Each year, an international wine tasting occurs during the silent auction. Following the tasting, a five-course gourmet dinner paired with outstanding wines by Sommelier Johannes Neckermann. A live auction occurs during dinner, which is conducted by David Reynolds of Reynolds & Buckley, LLC, of San Francisco, CA.
The New York International Wine Auction benefits the Herkimer ARC, located in Herkimer, NY. The Herkimer ARC is a not-for-profit organization that serves and advocates for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Daily, over 700 people and their families receive medical, residential, counseling, vocational, clinical, therapeutic, family, and transportation services. The Herkimer ARC’s voluntary board of directors is comprised of members of the local community and includes people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. The nonprofit's mission is to enabled people with disabilities and others in the community to achieve full potential and to live enriched lives.
NYIWA Auction Director Tony Vennera says he is inspired each year by the continuing generosity of the top wineries and individuals in the United States to support the work the human service agency does on behalf of people with disabilities. "We created a unique fundraising event; it attracts donors from an area that at times seems overwhelmed with groups soliciting funds for very worthwhile organizations. It is a humbling experience to accept these wonderful donations to support the work we do here in Central New York”.
From its modest beginnings in 1996, NYIWA has enjoyed great and growing success. In 2012, the event grossed overl $255,000. Proceeds are used to cover the cost of vital programs, which are not reimbursed at either state or federal levels.
Please join us on Saturday, October 26, 2013 to make NYIWA's 18th Annual New York International Wine Auction a true Cause for Celebration!