Wine Spectator has released its top 10 Charity Wine Auctions of 2015 and Scott Robertson Auctioneers conducted two of the top 10.
Online PR News – 10-May-2016 – Fort Myers, FL – Wine Spectator has released its top 10 Charity Wine Auctions of 2015 and Scott Robertson Auctioneers conducted two of the top 10. The Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction in Kenwood, California and The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest were named 3rd and 4th highest grossing in the nation. The ranking is based on total live auction-bid earnings excluding paddle-raise or fund-a-need lots. The Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction raised $ 2,441,500 and The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raised $2,200,000 in the live auctions. With the paddle raise special appeals factored into the totals these fundraising auctions generated an amazing $4.5 million and $3.3 million dollars respectfully. “The incredible leadership, the sponsors, the vintners and the guests stepped up to take both of these events over the top,” said Robertson, a full time professional Benefit Auctioneer. “I am amazed by the generosity of the wonderful people attending the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction and The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.” “Scott Robertson did an amazing job getting the crowd to give more deeply, “said Dorothy Fitzgerald, vice president of Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, organizers of The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. “Scott\'s charismatic charm set the stage and transformed the crowd, amazing even some of the most veteran and generous auction attendees. While it takes the generosity of the donors to make this happen, it is no coincidence that these successful charity auctions highlight Scott\'s ability to make a huge difference in the outcome of an event.”“Scott Robertson has taken our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend auction from raising a few dollars for local charities to making it the third highest fundraising charitable auction in the United States,” said Squire Fridell, President Emeritus of the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance. “I have had the opportunity to work with a number of auctioneers and I consider Scott to be the very best.”A full time professional Benefit Auctioneer, Robertson annually conducts 70-80 fundraising auctions, raising more than $29 million dollars this past year. He is one of an estimated 50 auctioneers in the country that make fundraising auctions their full time profession. Scott has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneers Association. Less than 1% of the auctioneers in the country have earned the BAS professional designation. To learn more about Scott Robertson Auctioneers visit thevoe.com or call (239) 246-2139.