This Year’s Live Auction Items
Screaming Eagle is the original California Cult wine that started the trend. Founded by realtor Jean Phillips its first vintage in 1992 sent shock waves through the wine community. Bold, luscious, and softer than velvet but with a steel backbone, Screaming Eagle is arguably California’s Greatest wine. This package includes a bottle of the 100 Point Robert Parker 2012 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the greatest Screaming Eagles ever made, and an OWC with 6 bottles of the recently released 2013 Second Flight.
- 2012 Screaming Eagle 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2013 Screaming Eagle Second Flight 750 ml (6)
“Live well, Drink well, and the devil can’t get ya”….you’re Devil Proof
16 lucky guests will join winemaker Jesse Katz to live the good life above the Mayacamas in the heart of famed Alexander Valley at a private Estate surrounded by the vineyards that supply his breathtaking wines.
Just how good is the wine? Jesse’s Devil Proof is the highest rated 100% California Malbec in history by both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker, Justin Timberlake called Jesse to craft the wine served at his wedding to Jessica Biel, and Forbes magazine featured Jesse as a 30 under 30 in their annual Food & Drink review. That good.
You and your friends will tour the vineyards, relax, and be treated to Jesse’s Sav Blanc, Cabernet and Malbec as you “Live well, Drink Well” surrounded by lush landscape, choice cabernet and over a dozen of your closest friends. Lunch of your choosing will be catered and be sure to pick a sunny day as the venue boasts a 1,500sqft pool house and resort-style swimming pool with 360 views of some of the finest scenery and vineyards in the AV for everyone to enjoy.
Restrictions mutually agreed upon date with estate proprietor and winemaker, excludes holidays.
Kenefick Ranch Getaway
Experience a fabulous long weekend for 4 people at Kenefick Ranch in Calistoga. For nearly 25 years, Kenefick Ranch has sold its grapes to such prestigious labels as Caymus, Joseph Phelps, Shafer and Pride Mountain. In 2002, Tom retired from neurosurgery and Kenefick Ranch began producing and selling its own portfolio of award-winning wines. Enjoy a 3-Night stay at the 2 bedroom Kenefick Ranch Vineyard Guest House and indulge in a fabulous wine tasting paired lunch on the property. During your wine country retreat you will be treated to a mudslide at the Solage Spa and a wine tasting and food pairing at the SolBar at Solage. Your package also includes a 6pack OWC with 2 2015 Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc and 4 bottles of 2015 Founder’s Reserve.
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date.
First Growths and French Laundry
First Growth French Wine and The French Laundry epitomize the best of the best. You and 3 Guests will be invited to dine at French Laundry, including a tour of the property and newly remodeled kitchen. To be paired with your culinary experience you can enjoy and compare First Growths of the 1970’s.
Dinner for 4 at The French Laundry
- $1,500 Gift Certificate (Winner responsible for making reservation)
First Growths from the 1970’s
- 1974 Chateau Haut Brion 750 ml (1)
- 1976 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 750 ml (1)
- 1979 Chateau Margaux 750 ml (1)
- 1970 Chateau Latour 750 ml (1)
- 1978 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 750 ml (1)
The Sonoma Sporting Life
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life for the wide-open spaces of Sonoma’s sporting life. At the gateway to the Carneros wine growing region, join Wing & Barrel Ranch, Ram’s Gate Winery and Simraceway for the ultimate triple play combining the skill of sport shooting, the thrill of car racing and the fine art of winemaking all in one unforgettable day for the discerning, adventurous group. Only 30 minutes from San Francisco, Carneros, located at the southern tip of Sonoma, is worlds away from the city lights; expansive vineyards, gently rolling hillsides and the bay’s wetlands naturally draw visitors to the outdoors – it invigorates the senses and inspires wine country lifestyle dreams. This is the inspiration at the heart of the Good Sport experience: an invitation to fully immerse in challenging outdoor sports, field to table cuisine and fine wines.
Round One: CLAY SHOOTING
Combining raw beauty and timeless tradition, guests take in the early morning countryside from Carneros’ world-class Wing & Barrel Ranch. This luxury private outdoor lifestyle club, set on the edge of the beautiful bay coastline, features the only West Coast Sporting Clays Course designed by globally renowned shooting instructor Chris Batha. The course covers 50 acres and features 15 fully automated shooting stations with three shooting positions to challenge all levels. Wing & Barrel’s expert team, trained to the highest standards of the sport in skill as well as safety, will guide and instruct guests through a unique combination of French Parcours, Traditional British and Modern American Sporting Clays, and with Beretta shotguns you are sure to master the sport of shooting. Wing & Barrel Ranch aims high with sights set on the natural surroundings that will also include a gourmet lunch prepared by their private chef from Ramekins Culinary School, featuring wild game and local ingredients.
Round Two: RACE CARS
One sport leads seamlessly to another onto the racetrack with Simraceway Performance Driving Center where guests take to the track behind the wheel of exceptional performance cars. Choose your most desired experience from the Formula 3 open wheel race car, the most popular class of single -seater racing in the world. Offering the most advanced, state-of- the-art facility and road course and the lowest instructor to student ratio in the industry, you are sure to become a budding race car driver. Or take advantage of the McClaren Driving experience which will take you on a drive through the hills, the coastal shoreline and wooded roads of Wine Country in McLaren 570s, 570GT or 650s. Stops along the way offer photo ops and lead you to your final round of food and wine at Ram’s Gate Winery.
Round Three: WINE TASTING
With an afternoon of driving behind them, the group will transition to the art of winemaking at neighboring Ram’s Gate Winery for a private behind-the- scenes tour and tasting. Proprietor and fellow sportsman Jeff O’Neill and his winemaking team are dedicated to producing small lot, single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from some of the most sought-after vineyards in Sonoma and Napa, including Durell, Hyde, Hudson, Gap’s Crown and Ulises Valdez Vineyards. The vineyard tour and barrel tasting culminate with an intimate dinner at the winery where the evening’s menu will be designed to complement Ram’s Gate’s wines with seasonal items harvested from the estate’s organic gardens. Relax in the refined setting.
Auction prize is to be schedule on a mutually agreeable date. No experience is necessary, only guests over 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license are allowed.
Next Generation Winery Dinner
Jaime Araujo (Araujo, Accendo, Trois Noix) and Cleo Pahlmeyer (Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer) join forces with Chef David Nayfeld (11 Madison Park, The Nomad, Nobu, Che Fico) for an unforgettable evening of food and wine in the Napa Valley at the newly built and design award winning Wheeler Farms Winery.
After Champagne and Canapés, Chef David Nayfeld, whose former restaurant Eleven Madison Park was just awarded top honors in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will take your group through a multi-course culinary journey paired with Cleo and Jaime’s family wines including the newly released Trois Noix, Wayfarer, and Pahlmeyer.
This is the first time that Araujo and Pahlmeyer have co-hosted a wine dinner bringing together two of Napa’s most esteemed wineries with one of America’s hottest young chefs. This will be an unforgettable experience of food and wine that you will never forget.
Restrictions: Dinner will Occur Saturday July 15th, 2017.
Catch a Cubs baseball game at the iconic Wrigley Field against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, September 2nd in Chicago. You and a guest will sit in section 126, row 11 on the lower level. Look up the third base line and sit to the right of home plate. Doesn’t get much better than this for fall baseball in Chicago seeing the defending champs!
You will also enjoy a two night stay booked ahead of time for the weekend of September 1st and 2nd in Evanston Illinois. Evanston is a 30 minute drive north of Chicago located along Lake Michigan. Stone Porch by the Lake offers you a unique B&B experience. You will enjoy the luxury of a meticulously restored Tudor house updated with impressive modern amenities. Just a stone’s throw away from vibrant Downtown Evanston, Stone Porch provides you with a magnificent stay.
Catch a Cubs baseball game at the iconic Wrigley Field against the Washington Nationals Saturday, August 5th. You and a guest will sit in section 126, row 11 on the lower level. Look up the third base line and sit to the right of home plate. Doesn’t get much better than this than seeing two of the best teams in the National League battle each other.
You will also enjoy a three night at a celebrity themed bed and breakfast in the Gold Coast of Chicago. Your stay is for three nights from August 4-6. You stay will be in the the Elizabeth Taylor Studio and add some Hollywood extravagance to your stay in Chicago. Perfect for travelers who are visiting Chicago but want to stay somewhere a bit sexier than your standard hotel room, the Liz Taylor studio captures mystery of Liz’s violet eyes, the strength of the characters she played on screen, the allure of her scandalous love life.
Colgin Estate IX Complete Vertical
While taking a decorative arts course in London, Ann Colgin fell in love with wine after taking a sip of a 1961 Chateau Latour. Colgin Cellars was created in 1992 when she and Helen Turley secured a parcel of grapes from Herb Lamb vineyard on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain. By 1998, Colgin owned three vineyards which produced small yields, resulting in exquisite red wines: Tychson Hill, Cariad, and IX Estate. The IX Estate Vineyard is a 20-acre vineyard carved out of a magnificent 125-acre parcel that varies in slope from gentle to steep, with elevations ranging from 1150-1350 feet above sea level. Located high above Lake Hennesey on a secluded mountaintop in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, it is nestled in hillsides of rocky volcanic soils, and embraced by a most agreeable climate. Wine connoisseur and critic Robert Parker considers IX ESTATE “as close to a viticultural nirvana as I’ve ever seen.” As Colgin is a collector of fine art, there is no surprise that her bottlings express the true art of fine winemaking.
This 12 bottle vertical includes every Colgin Estate IX ever produced. 5 of the 12 vintages have received the perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker the vertical averages a mind blowing 97.9 Pts.
- 2002 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2003 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 96)
- 2004 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 97)
- 2005 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 98)
- 2006 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2007 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2008 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 96)
- 2009 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 97)
- 2010 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2011 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 92)
- 2012 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 99)
- 2013 Colgin Estate IX 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
Williams Selyem Weekend
Williams Selyem Winery invites you and your guests to stay in its private, invitation-only, estate guest house for two nights. Become immersed in the world of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of Russian River Valley’s most iconic vineyards: Rochioli, Allen, and Bacigalupi for example. Williams Selyem is credited as the very first Pinot Noir producer to receive a 100- point score from a major publication- and thus has become one of California’s most revered cult-wineries. You and two other couples will join Williams Selyem for a private tour and tasting to delight in Library vintages otherwise unavailable outside of the estate. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards, Winemaker Jeff Mangahas and Team, continue to deliver distinctive, award winning wines and personalized hospitality. In the event you’re still thirsty after your visit, each couple will also take home a signed magnum of Williams Selyem Pinot Noir!
Restrictions: Must occur on a mutually agreed upon dates and occur before April 8th, 2018.
Complete Scarecrow Vertical
Scarecrow as a producer of Cabernet Sauvignon does not have a long, fabled history, like many of the other famous California Cults, but, the vineyards that produce the world renowned wine is some of Napa’s oldest. Scarecrow made their debut California wine in 2003, but the vineyard has a long history dating all the way back to the end of World War 2. That was the year that John Daniel, Jr, (the original owner of the vineyards now used by Dominus ,) convinced his friend J. J. Cohn, to plant 80 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Those vines became the backbone of all the legendary vintages for Inglenook that JJ Cohn helped produce. The birth of Scarecrow wine began in 1996 following the death of JJ Cohn the land was purchased by Francois Ford Coppola and JJ Cohn’s grandson, Bret Lopez. The sale set a record price for land in Napa Valley at the time and 25 acres went to Bret Lopez with the rest of the land going to Francis Ford Coppola. Bret Lopez hired the esteemed wine maker Celia Masyczek to create Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon and as the say the rest is history. This is your chance to acquire the entire library vertical of Scarecrow which include two 100 point Robert Parker wines and average a RP score of 96.6.
- 2003 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 98)
- 2004 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 99)
- 2005 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 98)
- 2006 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 94)
- 2007 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
- 2008 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 93)
- 2009 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 92)
- 2010 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 98)
- 2011 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 93)
- 2012 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 98)
- 2013 Scarecrow 750 ml (1) (RP 100)
Be Your Own Winemaker Package
An incredible opportunity to make your own wine start to finish. The lot starts in September 2017 when, if you would like to, you can join the harvest team on the northern slope of Sonoma Mountain to pick grapes at a private vineyard who only sells their grapes to some of Sonoma and Napa’s most coveted wineries (grapes are used in bottles that retail for more than $100/pop). From there you will deliver a half ton of your own grapes to the winery processing center in Healdsburg. After a morning behind the scenes watching the sorting and crush process your hosts will take you out for a well earned lunch to wrap up the day. You will work with winemaker Steve McCall over the next two years as the wine matures, perfecting your own wine and learning about the fermentation and wine making process. You will receive 5 hours of work from a local designer to help create your own custom wine label for your very own wine. In early 2020 24 cases (288 bottles) of your own created and labeled wine will be yours to share with family and friends
- 24 Cases (288 bottles) of your very own cult cab
- Logoed Original Cask Oak Barrel in which your wine has aged
- Your very own winemaking experience of a lifetime.
The Perfect Wine Country Retreat: Three Sticks and The Carneros Inn
Wine Country like you’ve never experienced it before! Enjoy two nights at the world class five-star Carneros Resort & Spa in Napa, one of the most celebrated resorts in all of California Wine Country. You will stay in your own two-bedroom luxury suite complete with chef’s kitchen, private courtyard, and in-ground hot tub. Enjoy the pool, take advantage of the spa or make a reservation at one of Carneros’ signature restaurants. Or you can do nothing and unwind with a glass of wine next to your private outdoor fireplace under the stars. As you pack your bag make sure you include your boots for an off-road exploration of Durell Vineyard, Three Sticks’ home ranch and source of some of California’s top Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Next, brush off the dust and step back in time at the Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe. Built in 1842 by Captain Vallejo, the Adobe is home to Three Sticks and a vibrant piece of Sonoma history. Enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Armando Navarro of El Dorado Kitchen and with wines perfectly paired by Three Sticks. These two lucky couples will each receive a six-bottle sampling of Three Sticks wines to add to their collection!
Restrictions: Three Sticks experience valid May 1st 2017 – July 31st 2017 on a mutually agreed upon date. The two nights at Carneros may not be combined with any other offer from the resort and is subject to availability and mutual date agreement. It excludes holidays and black-out dates, as determined by resort management.
Robert Parker’s CA 100s
Anyone who drinks wine knows who Robert Parker is. Considered the leading U.S. wine critic his wine ratings on a 100-point scale and his newsletter The Wine Advocate, have become influential in American wine buying and are therefore a major factor in setting the prices worldwide. He is widely acknowledged to be the most widely known and influential wine critic in the world today and an elusive 100 pt Robert Parker score is the goal of every winemaker. We have compiled 100 pt Robert Parker wines from some of California’s most famous cult winemakers. These bottles epitomize the best of the best and will be jewels in any collector’s collection.
- 2003 Shafer Hillside Select (RP 100) 750ml (1)
- 2010 Peter Michael Ma Danseuse Pinot Noir (RP 100) 750ml (1)
- 2010 Colgin Estate IX (RP 100) 750ml (1)
- 2013 Loyoka Howell Mtn. (RP 100) 750ml (1)
- 2014 Shrader Old Sparky (RP 100) 1.5L (1) OWC
Wine Country BBQ
A private Wine Country BBQ for 40 at a Sonoma Estate. You and 39 friends will spend the day enjoying the best of Wine Country living at the gorgeous Rolling Oak Estate in Glen Ellen, CA. A large playing field with cornhole games, bocce ball and picnic tables will be yours to enjoy for the day as you are treated to a smoked BBQ of pulled pork, brisket and ribs without you raising a finger. To wash down all that great food you can count on 3 cases of wine and all the beers you and your guests need.
Restrictions: To occur on a mutually agreed upon date between April 2017 and May 2018. No access to the main residence on the property, just the Vineyards, Rec Barn, Pond and Playing Field.
Best of the Best California Cult Wines
An amazing collection featuring some of California’s most cultivated wines in their original wood crates. All of these wines are nearly impossible to get with waiting lists long enough that you should put your kid’s name on it, not your own. Featuring the power and richness of exceptional California Cabs these will be the pride of even the most established collector’s cellar. 10 bottles in total.
- 2003 Harlan Estate (RP XX) 1.5L (1) OWC
- 2004 Hundred Acre (RP XX) 750 ml (3) OWC
- 2013 Schrader 4-pack
- 2013 Schrader RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon (RP XX) 750ml (3)
- 2013 Schrader LPV Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (RP XX) 750ml (1)
- 2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Box OWC
- Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah (RP 98) 750ml (3)
- Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah (RP 97) 750ml (3)
Vineyard 29 – 100pt wines with 100pt views
Join Culinary Director Austin Gallion in experiencing the rare opportunity to taste through five of Vineyards 29’s Estate wines paired with Chef Austin’s perfect pairings.
After an in-depth tour of one of Napa’s most technologically innovative wineries, we’ll task you to explore your inner sommelier to select the wines that will accompany your four course al fresco lunch, overlooking Vineyard 29’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard, prepared by renowned Chef Sarah Heller, formerly the Sous Chef of three Michelin Star The Restaurant at Meadowood, Bouchon and Redd in Napa Valley.
For your finale, enjoy a glass of the winery’s 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, to which The Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker awarded a perfect 100 points. The winner will take home a pair of Vineyard 29’s Estate Cabernets: 2014 Vineyard 29 Aida Cabernet Sauvignon & 2014 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon both 98 points from Parker.
In Home “Michelin Star & Technology” Dinner Party for 10
For one special evening you, and 9 guests, will be treated to a unique culinary experience like no-other right in your own home! Accomplished chef Justin Linkner, will treat your group to a private dinner party sharing his secrets of how to assemble some of the best dishes he has learned over the years cooking with the newest in precision cooking technology. Justin has worked at some of the greatest culinary and wine institutions in the Bay Area. His career includes stops as the Estate Chef at Harlan Estate and BOND, Producing Private Dining and Special Events for The French Laundry and as the Development Chef for Cinder. Enjoy a world class meal and be the first in to have a “Michelin Star” caliber culinary experience created on the latest in precision cooking technology.
Restrictions: Must be a mutually agreed upon date before April 8th 2018.
Night at Saison
Enjoy an evening to remember at perhaps the finest restaurant in the world paired with some of the finest wines available. Saison has been the recipient of three Michelin stars for several years now and you can experience their amazing cuisine. You and a guest will dine at Saison restaurant while enjoying a three pack of Sine Qua Non wine.
Chef Josh Skenes and Sommelier/Burgundy Expert Mark Bright will take you on an amazing culinary experience never to be forgotten.
O’Connell Vineyard Retreat
A rare opportunity for you and 5 guests (3 couples) to stay in the charming 3 bedroom family guesthouse located on the historic estate, nestled right in the vineyard. Enjoy a walk through the vineyards, with morning hot air balloons floating above.
You will go back in time as you enter this privately owned Napa Valley estate built by Du Pont heiress and silent movie actress Lenore Sterns. The historic property has remained true to Ms. Stern’s vision and the grounds continue to be accented by 400-year-old Valley Oak trees.
Enjoy simple pleasures from the land with organic farmstead culinary products stocked in the kitchen and luxurious lavender products for personal use during your stay.
During your stay, indulge in a unique “Vineyard to Dish” food pairing experience of exclusive estate wines accented by on-property garden artisan bites, estate gourmet sea salts, an olive oil education, and take home gifts from GC Napa Valley Culinary!
Lambert Bridge Lot
Enjoy a two night stay at Lambert Bridge in the luxury guest home at the winery. This beautiful two bedroom, two bath home features amazing amenities and sweeping views of the Dry Creek Valley. This is the perfect stay for two couples (There is a max accommodation of 4 people in the guest home). In addition to a two night stay, enjoy a seated Chef’s Tasting Menu for up to eight (8) people in Lambert Bridge’s Private Cellar Room. This pairing menu will dive deep into some of Lambert Bridge’s most highly sought after wines. A private chef and epicurean coordinator will be onsite to walk guests through the magic of a food and wine pairing experience at Lambert Bridge.
The winning bidder will also receive 3.0L of 2012 Crane Creek Cuvee – Lambert Bridge’s flagship Bordeaux blend signed by the winemaker.
Restrictions: Stay and dinner must occur on a mutual agreed upon date prior to April 8th 2018.
Cabo San Lucas Golf Trip
Spend 3 nights at the La Marina Inn, a boutique hotel brimming with authentic Mexican charm, located at the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Guests can spend their day lounging poolside followed by dinner enjoying the freshest seafood in Cabo at the on-premise restaurant and bar. For those guests who seek adventure, the La Marina Inn staff will gladly arrange a day of sport fishing, sightseeing, scuba diving, and more! This is where memories are made.
Enjoy 4 individual rounds of golf at Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, at the last outpost of development before the comforts of modern civilization give way to rugged, unspoiled coastline, the Puerto Los Cabos golf course will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. With spectacular ocean views from every hole and dramatic elevation changes this composite course, bearing the proud signatures of Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, two of the great masters of the game, will challenge and thrill you. Golf at Puerto Los Cabos presents a unique opportunity in that our opening 18 holes are a composite design consisting of 9 holes from Jack Nicklaus and 9 holes from Greg Norman.
Chile and Uruguay with VIK
Join Vik Retreats in South America for a 5 night stay in some of the most luxurious settings in Chile, and Uruguay.
Viña Vik is an art filled 22-suite avant-garde retreat and wine spa located in Millahue, Chile on the VIK vineyard. The vineyard retreat is perched on a hilltop above a lake at the center of this spectacular 11,000-acre (4325 hectare) vineyard with panoramic 360-degree views of the vines, multiple valleys, hills, forests, lake and mountains up to 1000 meters with the majestic Andes Mountains in the distance.
Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio and Bahia Vik José Ignacio, three of South America’s most exclusive private retreats, are situated in Uruguay’s idyllic, vibrant coastal area of José Ignacio, just 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este. Estancia Vik sits on 4000 acres of ocean front grasslands while Playa Vik, 5 miles away, is directly on the beach in the peninsula village of Faro José Ignacio. Bahia Vik José Ignacio is situated nearby in the dunes on Playa Mansa José Ignacio.
All Vik Retreats’ properties, offer a merging of exceptional design, unrivaled locations, majestic settings, friendly personalized service, environmentally minded practices and a truly remarkable experience for thier guests.
This package includes the following:
One Suite for a total of 2 Nights at:
Viña Vik located in Millahue, Chile (Includes a Wine Tour and Tasting)
One Suite for a total of 3 Nights at:
Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio or Bahia Vik José Ignacio located in José Ignacio, Uruguay.
Travel must be completed before April 30, 2018 at a mutually convenient time with blackout dates of December 10, 2017 – January 31, 2018. (Subject to availability/non-transferable).
New Zealand Excursion: One week Adventure in the land of Lord of the Rings
Take a trip south to amazing New Zealand. One of the top holiday destinations, the land of the Lord of the Rings enjoys amazing scenery, adventure, culture, a clean green natural image, and friendly people.
Start your trip off with a 3 night stay at the Pen-y-bryn Lodge, a Category One historic mansion in the beautiful seaside town of Oamaru on New Zealand’s South Island. Run as a New Zealand Luxury Lodge by transplanted Americans James Glucksman and James Boussy (“the Jameses”), Pen-y-bryn is known for its distinctive heritage architecture, gourmet cuisine and location in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing tourist destinations. The township of Oamaru is New Zealand’s best-preserved historic town, reputed for its unique Victorian limestone architecture, vibrant arts community and abundant wildlife, with two species of penguins calling the area home. Wine and food-lovers will appreciate a visit to this part of New Zealand, as the wines from the Waitaki Valley are considered some of the country’s most distinctive, grown in limestone soils that yield vintages comparable to those of Burgundy, while the cheeses, beers, and produce of Oamaru itself are sought out throughout New Zealand and around the world. James and James are consummate hosts, who will ensure that your time in Oamaru will be one that you will treasure for many years to come.
Follow this adventure by hopping to the North Island for a 4 night stay at Wharekauhau Lodge in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the warmth and atmosphere of life at the lodge, whether that be relaxing with a crackling fire and watching the sea, sharing laughter and wine in the kitchen. Regardless, your stay will be a memorable one.
While at the Wharekauhau Lodge, enjoy a Round of Golf for Four People at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club in New Zealand. Regarded by many as one of the greatest links courses in the southern hemisphere, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club has a world renowned layout on the undulating dune land of the Kapiti Coast. The course has hosted the New Zealand Open a record 12 times. Test your skills at a course that has been described by the great Australian golfer, Peter Thomson as “…a monument to the game and gift to the future.”
Pen-y-Bryn Restrictions: Valid only April 1 to September 30, 2017. Subject to availability. Includes one dinner for two.
Wharekauhau Lodge Restrictions: Valid through January 27, 2018. Blackout dates between July 31 – September 14, 2017 and December 15 – January 20, 2018. Subject to availability.
Russian River Valley Winegrowers experience hosted by Farmhouse Inn & Kosta Browne
Get unprecedented access to the Russian River Valley Winegrowers with this incredible food & wine weekend for 6 in the heart of Sonoma Valley’s Pinot Country.
You and 5 guests will enjoy a two-night stay at the luxurious Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, CA, one of the premier luxury accommodation venues in Northern California.
For your first night in wine country, head over to Kosta Browne for a hosted dinner at the winery. You’ll tear through unique vintages and hard-to-find bottles as our friends at Kosta Browne take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of the Russian River Valley.
On your second night, stay close to home and be treated to a multi-course tasting menu at the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn. Experience first hand what happens when two fifth generation sonoma farmers, a Michelin starred chef, a world-class maitre’d and a team of sommeliers conspire…some call it magic…we call it Farmhouse Inn.
To help keep your fond memories of the Russian River Valley front of mind for an extended period of time, the community of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers has arranged an incredible take home gift for the winners; more than 50 wineries have contributed their best Single Vineyard designated for a take-home gift comprised of XX bottles of wine!
Lobster Bake at Opal Moon
Retreat to beautiful Sonoma for a truly sensational experience at Opal Moon Winery, where you and five of your best friends will receive a lobster bake lunch and a private tasting experience. This lot also includes a Double Magnum of Opal Moon’s acclaimed 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
Restriction: Date will be mutually agreed upon.
- 2012 Opal Moon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 3L (1)
Knight’s Bridge Winemaker Dinner
Join Knights Bridge Winery on an engaging journey of culinary treats accompanied by wines from our cellar featuring our Estate vineyard in Knights Valley and the storied vineyards of To Kalon and Dr. Crane in Napa Valley.
Six couples will delight in an evening at the visually stunning Calistoga National Bank building. Originally built in 1909, the alluring space was recently redesigned by renowned architect Howard Backen. The evening’s festivities will begin in the upstairs Vault with an intimate reception of sparkling wines and passed canapés of seasonal delights. Guests will then adjourn to a delectable three-course sit-down dinner artfully prepared by the culinary team of the Michelin star property Solage Calistoga. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with a library vintage of Knights Bridge wines.
Hosted by Douglas Danielak, Director of Winemaking for Knights Bridge Winery, and recently featured in Wine Spectator Magazine as a Winemaker to Watch, this wine-paired affair will be an evening to remember. Each couple will depart the dinner with a trio of our 2010 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignons.
*To occur on a mutually agreed upon date between May 2017 and April 2018
The current and former chairmen of The Guardsmen wine auction have raided their personal cellars to put together an amazing collection of wines…