WINE TASTERS OF NAPLES
FEATURING FRIDAY HAPPY HOURS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
We are best known for our Friday Friday Happy Hours held at different locations around Naples nearly every Friday.
At a Happy Hour, the usual entry price is $7 for members and $9 when attending as a guest invited by a member. (Small upcharge when we have live entertainment.) The same guest may attend up to two times per year. The venue provides appetizers for the bulk of that fee, and the remainder goes to our charitable giving budget and other costs such as occasional entertainment, insurance and administrative expenses. Please note that our happy hours are NOT wine tastings, per se. Each venue provides happy hour pricing, and you are free to order whatever you care to drink.
While we have several events each year focused on wine, we’re really more about being social and doing good deeds for our community.
If after reading and hearing about us, you would like to attend, use the MORE INFORMATION button (at the top right of this page) to be placed on our e-mail list for a limited time and receive notifications of our dates, times, and locations of our Happy Hours.
During 2017*, we celebrated our 500th Happy Hour, and we have enjoyed incredible wine tasting events, parties, dance classes, and a holiday lights trolley tour. We contributed over $96,000* value of volunteer hours to our community through such projects as Habitat for Humanity home builds and buying, wrapping, and presenting holiday gifts for children and families who could really use a little help. *We are compiling our report for 2018.
Eleven years ago, our founder, Dan Leaman invited 17 people to a wine/food party at a Naples residence. We’ve grown to become a 400 member club that has raised over $400,000 for local charities while having some good times and meeting some awesome new friends! Our Volunteer Team provides an ongoing network of volunteers to serve in the Naples community.
Our membership fee is $55 for the calendar year 2019. Once you become a member you will begin receiving twice weekly emails inviting you to all of our weekly Happy Hours and other events.
* Independent Sector values an average volunteer hour at $24.69.
Board of Directors of Wine Tasters of Naples
- Albert Beatrice, Vice President
- Joseph Badway, Secretary/Treasurer
- Lynn Lewis, Volunteer Service Chair
- Suzanne McAlpine, Social Chair
From left: Lynn, Sherri, Al, and Suzanne at 10th Anniversary Napes Princess Sunset Cruise