Wealthy donors pour money into two nationally successful wine festivals

In this 2013 file photo, Jay Baker, middle, gets the winning bid on Lot 42, a 2014 Maserati, for $340,000 during the Naples Winter Wine Festival at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013.

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In this 2013 file photo, Jay Baker, middle, gets the winning bid on Lot 42, a 2014 Maserati, for $340,000 during the Naples Winter Wine Festival at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013.

Two Southwest Florida wine festival auctions are now rated among the top three such charity events in the nation. Sponsors say there is more than enough philanthropy to go around.

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