2016 Wines in the Wild Auction Items

wines-in-the-wild-1These one-of-a-kind items will be up for bid on Saturday evening.  Pre-auction bids and Buy It Now purchases can be phoned in to Wendy at SCCF at 472-2329.  You do NOT need to be present to win.

Silent Auction:

Designer Donuts

Here’s your chance to unleash your creative side with a PRIVATE DONUT PARTY FOR TWELVE people.  Bennett’s Fresh Roast will provide each person with a dozen donuts, warm and fresh from the fryer, to decorate, create and festoon with  their choice of icing and assorted toppings.  Enjoy coffee while you are working plus take home a 1/2 pound of Bennett’s fresh roasted java to enjoy with your decorated dozen.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $450

Bird Quest

This package is for the birds, those that we find here on our beautiful islands.  4 people will join Ken Burgener of Carefree Birding on a HALF-DAY BIRDING TRIP.   Ken, who has led tours all over the world, will provide binoculars, a spotting scope and fascinating stories about the life and times of the species you find.  SCCF’s shore bird expert, Audrey Albrecht,  will join you for part of the tour to highlight those species.  Recount your adventures as you finish the trip with lunch at The Island Cow.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time.  Not available January 6 – February 22 or April 2 – May 20

Buy It Now: $600

Bailey Basket

The merchants at Bailey Center have put together a great array of goods and services for the winner of this item.  Enjoy tasty treats from Joey’s Custard and Beach Piez, take in a show at Island Cinema, look sharp thanks to Island Cleaners, find unique wearables, gifts or art at Whims and dig into a colorful beach bag chock full of beach necessities and a certificate good for $200 towards a 7 day rental from Select Vacation Properties.

Buy It Now: $550

Wine and Roses

img_4545If you love the beautiful arrangements that Floral Artistry crafts, you’re sure to love this item.  Jana Telecka will share some of her secrets during this FLORAL ARRANGING CLASS FOR SIX.  She’ll bring enough materials so that each participant will take home an arrangement.  To make the gathering even more special, Cip’s Place will deliver a delectable LUNCH for all to enjoy.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $900

Fish Fantasy

Join fisherman extraordinaire Billy Kirkland on the “Ally Cat” for an OFFSHORE FISHING EXCURSION FOR FIVE.  Billy will supply bait and tackle for your choice of a day or night time trip.  Use the gift certificate included in this package for George and Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille and have their chefs prepare your catch for you.
Fishing trip to be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $675

Meet You on Tarpon Bay

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille, author Randy Wayne White’s favorite island hang-out, will host DINNER FOR FOUR including 2 rum tasting flight boards.  While we can’t guarantee that you’ll spot Randy, you’ll take home 2 signed copies of his just-released Seduced, and a t-shirt or hat for each person.

Buy It Now: $450

Dinner and A Show

Pair TWO TICKETS TO THREE of this season’s HERB STRAUSS THEATER productions with DINNER gift certificates from Traders, Jacaranda, and Fish House and you have three evenings out on the town.
Tickets provided by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

Buy It Now: $675

Find Your Inner Artist

sissis-painting-partyWell known for her bright and lively tropical paintings, island artist Sissi Janku will help you create your very own masterpiece at this PAINTING PARTY FOR SIX.  Held at SCCF’s Nature Center, the class will include wine and appetizers to help fuel your artistic talent.  No experience necessary!
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time between February and May, 2017

Buy It Now: $450

All Aboard

Here’s a new perspective on our waterways.  Yolo Board Adventures is offering a STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD ECO-TOUR FOR FOUR.  The tour begins with a land tutorial on the fundamentals of paddling before heading on to the waters teeming with an abundance of sea and bird life.  Departs from Port Sanibel Marina.
Minimum age to participate is 9 years old.  Under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Buy It Now: $350

East End Fun

There’s lots to see and do on Sanibel’s East End.  Base yourself at the Colony Inn for a TWO NIGHT STAY.  Then head out for a CRUISE on the Sanibel Thriller and LUNCH at Gramma Dot’sThe Lighthouse Cafe will be the perfect spot for DINNER.   An AFTER SUN SKIN CARE package from Solar Recover will ensure an enjoyable get away.
Colony Inn valid until December 14, 2016 or from May 1, 2017 to December 14, 2017 except for holidays.  Thriller not valid February – April or holiday weeks.

Buy It Now: $900

Butterflies Fly

Butterflies are among everyone’s favorite creatures.  Share the wonder of a BUTTERFLY RELEASE FOR a group of EIGHT as newly hatched lepidoptera take flight for the first time at the Bailey Homestead.  SCCF Environmental Educator Dee Century will share fascinating butterfly facts.  Cap off the outing with refreshments on the porch.
Donated by Diane and Leroy Neitzel

Buy It Now: $200

The Artist at Work

bigsugar“Big Sugar” is one of critically acclaimed artist Myra Roberts’s most interesting conservation works.  Not only will the winner of this package take home a signed limited edition GICLEE of the painting, Myra will give them a PRIVATE TOUR FOR TWO of her island studio with tea.
Tour to be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $1,500


Wine and Dine

Stilwell Enterprises invites you to enjoy DINNER at one of their establishments, including the new Summerlin Jake’s.  Also for your enjoyment, a bottle of 2006 PINE RIDGE MERLOT and a bottle of ROSENBLUM ZINFANDEL VINTNER’S CUVEE XXXVI.  TWO TICKETS to a HERB STRAUSS THEATER production round out this package.
Tickets provided by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

Buy It Now: $300

Farm to Table: SOLD

Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm is situated on just over 100 picturesque acres in North Fort Myers.  Healthy, good quality delicious food awaits behind the farm’s white picket fence. Tonight’s winner will enjoy a FOUR COURSE DINNER FOR FOUR including a bottle of wine from Rosy’s Stash (their private collection) in the farm’s beautifully renovated pole barn.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable date


Out of the Kitchen I

Dine around the islands with DINNER GIFT CERTIFICATES from Timbers, Sandbar, and Il Cielo.

Buy It Now: $450

Out of the Kitchen II

More island dining awaits with GIFT CERTIFICATES from Sunset Grill, Sanibel Sprout, Sundial and Over Easy Cafe.
Some restrictions may apply

Buy It Now: $450


Rothschild and Mondavi.  Two of the great winemaking families in the world joined together in 1979 to make OPUS ONE, America’s first ultra-premium wine.  The collaboration continues today with the latest offering, the 2013 bottling, an extraordinary vintage.  Take home this elegantly balanced wine, courtesy of Bailey’s General Store.

Buy It Now: $550

Pamper Her

Gift your favorite lady – or yourself – with this lovely NECKLACE handmade from surf tumbled genuine sea glass by Sanibel artist Kathee Jones.  Wear it in a relaxed state after a 60 MINUTE MASSAGE from Walk This Way massage therapist Tamee Ferguson.  A GIFT CERTIFICATE from LaFrance Dry Cleaning will ensure that your clothes look perfect as you step out in your new jewelry.

Buy It Now: $300

Zen on the Beach

What better place to relax than beautiful South Seas Resorts.  Picture yourself there with this THREE DAY/TWO NIGHT STAY.  Picture yourself truly relaxed after attending unlimited Ambu Yoga YOGA CLASSES during your stay.  Picture the perfect island get-away.
Resort package excludes holidays and other periods of high occupancy

Buy It Now: $675

Live Auction:

Yacht into the Sunset

wines-7581A magical end to an island day awaits the winner of this item.  Hosts Melinda Roy and Chris Gourley will welcome you aboard Hatt’s Off, a beautiful 75-foot Hatteras yacht, for a COCKTAIL CRUISE FOR SIXTEEN.  Take in the beauty of the bay while enjoying libations and appetizers aboard this luxury motor vessel.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $4,000

Homestead BBQ

Join us down home, down at the Bailey Homestead that is, for a fun DINNER FOR TWELVE.  Start the evening with a signature cocktail, designed by the Native Landscapes and Garden Center.  Feast on world class smoked ribs and other delectables prepared just for you and served by SCCF staff and board.  A talented group of island blue grass musicians will add to the evening’s fun.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $3,000

Twilight Time

Our islands are known for their gorgeous sunsets and here’s a very special way to enjoy one of them.  Captiva Cruises’s Adventure sailboat will spirit your PRIVATE PARTY FOR EIGHTEEN away for a TWO HOUR SUNSET SAIL with HORS D’OEUVRES, BEER and WINE catered by ‘Tween Waters Inn.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $3,500

Pretty Preserves

witw-auction-9422Here’s your chance to get an up-close and personal look at some of SCCF’s 1,200 preserved acres.  Executive Director Erick Lindblad will be your guide for a PRIVATE JEEP TOUR for 2 or 3 at some of our islands’s hidden treasures.  Top off the tour with an AL FRESCO PICNIC at Frannie’s Preserve.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $3,000

Supper on the (Bailey Homestead) Porch

The Bailey Homestead will be the location for this one-of-a-kind dining experience.  You’ll be catered to with gracious Southern style at this DINNER FOR EIGHT served in the historic Bailey home.  Catering by Leslie Adams will prepare the menu for this truly magical evening.
To be redeemed at a mutually agreeable time

Buy It Now: $2,000

Shellabrate Good Times!

vcb-shellovebug-101-editIt’s been the talk of the town all summer.  You’ll be the talk of your family and friends if you are the highest bidder on this TWO HOUR PHOTO SHOOT with THE SHELL LOVE BUG.
Where do you picture this shell-dazzled masterpiece?  On your family Christmas card?  With a bride and groom?  On prom night?  To celebrate a new graduate?  Capturing memories of an island vacation?  Or maybe she’s the shellebrity for a party where your guests can pose with her.  Brainstorm with Pam Rambo, the creative mind behind this fun vehicle, for a one of a kind experience.
Date of redemption subject to the availability of the car

Buy It Now: $3,000

Pre-auction bids can be phoned to Wendy at SCCF at 472-2329.  You do NOT need to be present to win.