$220 Grand for a case of 1961 Bordeaux may sound insane, but the price of luxury is what makes it in fact, luxury. And even if poppin’ bottles ain’t your thing, this year’s Naples Wine Festival had more than enough reason for high-rollers to justify the $7,500 admission. This year, a Mr and Mrs Monte Ahuja bid $450,000 for the rights to own the first U.S.-delivered Bentley Brooklands coupe. Sorry fellas, best you can do now is come in second!
The auction also featured walk-on parts in television shows, front-row seats at fashion shows and a trip to the Oscars. Though extravagant in its nature, the Naples Wine Festival is a charity event, founded to give back to communities of Florida. Over its eight year history, the auction has raised nearly $70-million for underprivileged children and families.