Testimonials

The New York International Wine Auction runs flawlessly every year, but only because of the extensive—and mostly unseen—preparation done in advance. Much of that work goes into choosing the courses of the gourmet dinner and the fine wines to match with the food. Having participated in the preliminary tastings and the rehearsal dinner, it’s clear that the pairings for this year’s auction dinner are as good as any we’ve experienced in our more than 10 years of attendance. If you like delicious food, expertly paired with the finest wines, served in the midst of an organized frenzy of auction excitement, you must attend the 2013 NYIWA!

— Bill Owens

The best event of the year: wonderful wines, great food and a terrific charity makes for a very special evening indeed. Be a part of this amazing event!

— Jim Brock

The New York International Wine Auction is unique because it encompasses two diametrically opposed virtues. First, it is operated with consummate professionalism and offers wines of the highest possible caliber. But second, at its heart, it celebrates the domestic virtues of love, family and compassion. NYIWA is a truly beautiful thing!

— Alan Bryce

I have been involved with the New York International Wine Auction for many, many years and in that time I have seen the event grow and mature. I am thrilled that in the event vaulted up to an entirely new level...with a fabulous auctioneer, Dave Reynolds, and a much larger venue. I look forward to seeing you at the new New York International Wine Auction!

— Dennis Foley

An evening we look forward to every year. As with wine, this event seems to get better with age... and never disappoints! Dress up, drink and donate for such a wonderful and worthwhile cause. A decadent night filled with mingling of friends, old and new. The finest of dining at one of central New York’s premier venues – elegance, and class... Come join us and experience this great event and see for yourself. You’ll feel great... Life really is Beautiful!

— Chip and Judy Hummel

In addition to providing critical services and support to those in need the Arc Herkimer brings the best a wine auction offers to those of us more fortunate. We always look forward to the day of NYIWA and the thrill of giving lasts the whole year. My wife, Dominica, and I have been attending and supporting NYIWA since 2001. We have to say the dinner has always been excellent and last year’s menu was the best we’ve tasted. We can’t wait for this year’s event. If you love food and wine and you love supporting a wonderful cause at a great event, then you must attend NYIWA.

— Frank J. Annese

Three years ago I attended my first NYIWA event at the Turning Stone Casino and not only did the auction benefit a great cause, it also featured World Class Wines! The event was so inspiring, my attendance as a guest resulted in NYCM sponsoring an entire table. I encourage anyone who enjoys fine dining, wonderful wines, the excitement of auctions and the camaraderie of philanthropy to join in the fun this October and our toasting to the Arc Herkimer.

— Albert Pylinski, Jr.

My wife and I were highest bidders of the dinner and cooking class at Yono's in Albany, NY. We consider this an afternoon with a friend, who may be the best chef in the Capital district. Yono and his beautiful wife, Donna, are perfect teachers and hosts. We learned from Yono in the afternoon and enjoy their companionship and his cuisine in the evening. This is a superlative cooking and dining experience with true friends of the Arc Herkimer.

— John Sherman

The NYIWA is one of the most unique, well-organized and – most of all – fun charity wine auctions I participate in around the country. Arc Herkimer is also one of the most well-run and impressive charity organizations I have been privileged to associate with. Arc Herkimer provides incredibly important services, and delivers them year-round. Every dollar raised at the NYIWA is going to a worthy organization to help those in need.The wine tasting and dinner during the live auction are both not to be missed. Some of the finest limited production wines from New York and California are open during the tasting and dinner. The live auction itself contains some of the hardest-to-find, one-of-a-kind wine lots I have witnessed in charity auctions large and small around the U.S.

— Daniel J. Donahoe

First Source Federal Credit Union is pleased to support Arc Herkimer in their mission of enriching lives of people with disabilities. The New York International Wine Auction is an outstanding community event that raises thousands of dollars to fund various programs at Arc Herkimer. Join us for an enjoyable event and assist with this worthy cause at the same time.

— Mike Parsons

“First Source Federal Credit Union is pleased to support Arc Herkimer in their mission of enriching lives of people with disabilities. The New York International Wine Auction is an outstanding community event that raises thousands of dollars to fund various programs at Arc Herkimer. Join us for an enjoyable event and assist with this worthy cause at the same time.”

—Mike Parsons

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