HERKIMER — The 18th Annual New York International Wine Auction continued to set records by reaching the highest auction gross and attracting the most attendees at the October event.
Proceeds from NYIWA help the Herkimer ARC to support people with disabilities and others living in Central New York to achieve full potential and to live enriched lives.
“Year after year our community continues to astound us with their generosity. Our sponsors and bidders help us to maintain NYIWA as one of the top premier wine charity events. Thanks to all of our sponsors, wineries and distributors, wine and fine lifestyles items donors and the bighearted bidders at our October event, we broke two records by grossing over $300,000 and attracting the most attendees. The event was electric this year and many people have told me they cannot wait to return next year,” HARC President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crosley said in a news release.
NYIWA 2014 is slated for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. NYIWA staff is working in concert with the Turning Stone to plan a weekend of events, from a ponor reception to overnight accommodations to international wine tastings — culminating in silent and live auctions and a five-course gourmet dinner on Oct. 25. The California solicitation team will head to California in January 2014 and the Finger Lakes in April 2014 to bring back wine donations.
For more information about becoming involved with NYIWA 2014 as a sponsor, wine or fine lifestyle items donor, guest or volunteer, contact Tony Vennera at 574-7355 or email@example.com. For updates regarding the 2014 event, visit www.nyiwa.com. For more information regarding the Herkimer ARC, visit www.herkimerarc.org.