Wine, Water, & Wonderful Memories at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay!  

On Saturday, September 28th, the crowds flooded in at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay for Wine Around The Water. The Snip Collier team, the event’s beneficiary, greeted guests with smiling faces at the registration tent and educated on their worthy mission to provide spay and neuter services to the most impoverished communities in Collier County with a goal to end the euthanizing of otherwise adoptable dogs due to the pet overpopulation crisis.

For only $20, attendees received a pink Village Shops wine glass, passport, exclusive discounts to the restaurants, and 20+ wine samples from the participating merchants including Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Casanova Boutique, Casanova Venetian Glass & Art, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Fabec-Young & Co., H.T. Chittum & Co., J&K Collections, Lux Boutique, M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare Ristorante, Mondo Uomo, Patchington, Pratt’s Shoe Salon, Robert of Philadelphia, Sperry/Natural Comfort Footwear, Sukie’s Wine Shop, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House, The b. store, The Village Pub, Time 4 U Med Spa, Whispers of Naples, and Wildflower Boutique.

From 5-7pm, The Village Shops restaurants and retailers poured glass after glass for hundreds of people enjoying a night on the Venetian Bay. Guests followed the path of their passports stopping several times to shop the beautiful fall merchandise that has now filled the racks of each store.

As they made their rounds, attendees also stopped at the photo booth to capture a high quality photo with their high quality company. Unforgettable memories were captured each time the camera flashed. In addition to the pink-stemmed wine glass keepsake, guests also received a print and email copy of their photo to remember the 2019 Wine Around The Water.

The fun didn’t stop there! The adorable, adoptable dogs from Gulf Coast Humane Society of Fort Myers also came to play on the Bay! The three dogs – John Boy, Molly, and Lucy – were the stars of the show! They playfully visited with crowds of people in search of a furever home.

As the event came to a close, The Village Shops’ six sparkling waterfront restaurant filled. Guests took advantage of exclusive discounts on the passports and enjoyed more wine, delicious dinner, and breathtaking views.

Thank you to all who joined in the fun at Wine Around The Water and supported Snip Collier! For a full listing of upcoming events at The Village Shops, visit