Ave Maria


NAPLES, FL., May 4, 2023 – Daneé and Matt Williams of Ave Maria, Florida received multiple “Best of the Gulfshore” awards by Gulfshore Life (GSL) for their two businesses, Oil Well Craft Beer and The Secret Ingredient women’s boutique, located in Ave Maria, Florida. The “Best of the Gulfshore” is an online write-in ballot open for two months every year, where GSL readers select their favorite thing about living in paradise.

Matt & Danee Williams, owners of Oil Well Craft Beer Oil Well Craft Beer (OWCB) received three awards; they are named as the #1 Brewery in Collier County, the Establishment with the Best Bartenders, and also won the Best Sandwiches award. In addition, OWCB was also listed as a finalist for Best Beer List. OWCB is located in the Park of Commerce, one mile south of the Town Center, and offers a wide selection of beer, cider and wine with 20 taps featuring guest taps and national favorites. “We started the brewery in 2017 and since then have expanded to double the size and added sub sandwiches to the menu, as an outcome of the pandemic,” said Matt Williams, co-owner of OWCB. On a regular basis, OWCB hosts fun, public events at the brewery, including BINGO and Trivia nights, Brew and Paint, themed parties with live music and food trucks and so much more.

The Secret Ingredient inside of storeThe Secret Ingredient is also owned by Ms. Williams and was named the Gulfshore Life’s first-place winner in the Women’s Apparel category. The Secret Ingredient is located in the Ave Maria Town Center and is a women’s boutique that offers contemporary women’s fashions, jewelry, shoes, handbags and gifts. Ms. Williams prides herself on working hard to keep pace with the ever-changing fashion industry. “I travel to different markets throughout the year, like Atlanta, Dallas, Vegas, West Palm Beach, and most recently Rome, Italy to hand-select the new and trendy items to bring to the boutique,” said Daneé Williams, owner of The Secret Ingredient.

To learn more follow @OilWellCraftBeer on Facebook and Instagram and follow @ShoptheSecretIngredient on Facebook and @TheSecretIngredientofAveMaria on Instagram.


Ave Maria has been named a Top 20 Master Planned Community in the United States, 2015-2022 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.8 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please visit  https://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.


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