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Experience It All to Support The Center’s Arts and Education Programs

If you’ve never experienced The Center’s Wine Auction before, this is the year. There is no better way to show your support for The Center . . . while also partaking in one of the Valley’s most acclaimed summertime events. And if you have been a regular over the years, we have some great additions to the events to amp up the fun factor! The best part of the Wine Auction? Knowing you help the entire community have access to a wide range of arts and cultural experiences. The proceeds from this weekend enable The Center to . . . • Offer lectures, in-school concerts, exhibitions and classes for free, or at a very low cost, so all can participate. • Fund the growing collaboration The Center has with the area’s schools. • Provide 30+ students and teachers with scholarships to pursue further arts education. • Serve over 27,000+ people per year. So don’t miss the experience—there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

July 19–21, 2012 Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction


Schedule of Events Thursday, July 19 Registration and Auction Lot Viewing 10:00am – 5:00pm Dollar Mountain Lodge, Sun Valley Dinner with the Vintners 7:00pm Private homes in the Valley Cocktail attire, jacket recommended

Junior Patrons Circle Wine & Tapas Tasting 7:00pm boca, Ketchum


Friday, July 20 Registration and Auction Lot Viewing 10:00am – 3:00pm Dollar Mountain Lodge, Sun Valley Wine & Chocolate Tasting Chief Chocolatier David Owens, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolates 11:30am – 1:00pm Ketchum Grill, Ketchum Wine Auction Gala 5:00pm Dinner, Live and Silent Auction Surprise Live Entertainment Under the Big Tent at Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley Cocktail attire, jacket recommended

Saturday, July 21 Winners’ Brunch 9:30am – 11:30am Cristina’s Restaurant, Ketchum Collect Auction Lot Purchases 10:00am – 2:00pm Dollar Mountain Lodge, Sun Valley Wine Tasting Extravaganza 12:30pm – 3:00pm Under the Big Tent at Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley Wine Picnic & Concert 6:00pm – 9:00pm Warm Springs Ranch, Ketchum Music by MarchFourth Marching Band


Dinner with the Vintners

Junior Patrons Circle Wine & Tapas Tasting

Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Wine Auction Gala 2012 WINE TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA

Wine Picnic & Concert


Dinner with the Vintners Thursday, July 19 For those who appreciate the very best, it’s hard to top a Vintner Dinner. Held in magnificent private homes, these intimate gatherings feature some of the country’s best chefs rising to the challenge of creating a multicourse meal worthy of the exceptional wines that our generous vintners have chosen to share with a select handful of guests. But don’t feel guilty about indulging yourself— because of your support at the Wine Auction, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is able to offer world-class arts and humanities programming to our entire community!

Junior Patrons Circle Wine & Tapas Tasting Thursday, July 19 The Sun Valley Center Junior Patrons Circle invites you to be part of an inaugural twist on the traditional Vintner Dinner. This event will keep you mingling and mixing with other young Center supporters as you sample fabulous wines paired with delectable tapas at Ketchum’s hottest new restaurant, boca. Gather on the deck with hosts Tim & Robin Wolff, Katherine & Buffalo Rixon and Laura & Hunter Vogel and enjoy wines from Oregon based Sokol Blosser Winery and Trefethen Family Vineyards out of Napa. Lee Medina from Sokol Blosser and third-generation vintners Loren & Hailey Trefethen love to share their wines with aficionados, and this is your opportunity to taste some of their best bottlings. After dessert—and more wine pairings—expect the music and revelry to continue late into the night!


Wine Auction Gala Friday, July 20 World-class wines, lively entertainment, great food and the heart-pounding excitement of a live auction—yes, it’s time once again for the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction! Cocktail hour kicks off what promises to be a great evening with surprise elements you won’t want to miss. Then take your seats at the main event where you will enjoy a sumptuous dinner and more superb wines as you compete with other enthusiastic guests for one-of-a-kind auction lots featuring unique travel, adventure and exclusive food and wine experiences with our vintner friends. Finish the evening celebrating on the dance floor, with not-to-be-believed entertainment you’ll find impossible to resist. Reserve your place now and be a part of the magic.


Wine & Chocolate Tasting Friday, July 20 Few more exquisite combinations exist than wine and chocolate— a truth we belatedly acknowledge with our very first Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Featuring Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolates and wine from the seven Washington wineries that traditionally participate in the annual Atkinsons’ Market auction lot, it’s a match made in heaven. David Owens, Chief Chocolatier at Bissinger’s, will select the chocolate and wine pairings and explain what makes the combinations work, while Scott and Anne Mason, chefs and owners of Ketchum Grill, will prepare small savory tasting plates to complement each chocolate and wine pairing. You’ll never want to skip class again! Thank you to Sharon Pyle of Atkinsons’ Market, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolates, Scott & Anne Mason of Ketchum Grill and the participating wineries for their support of this event.


Wine Tasting Extravaganza Saturday, July 21 Increase your knowledge of wine and discover new favorites as you mix and mingle with fellow wine lovers. Our wonderful guest vintners and winemakers will be pouring some of their finest releases—both classic vintages and recent bottlings— and they’re happy to answer any questions you have. Whether you’re a novice or expert, whether you prefer Pinots or Cabs or you’re not sure yet, you’re guaranteed to have fun and learn something new. Plus, you’ll take home a complimentary Riedel glass. Friendly reminder: For this year’s Tasting you will need to ride a bike or take the free shuttle. No parking will be allowed at the Tasting site.

Wine Picnic & Concert Saturday, July 21 Strike up the band, uncork the wine and let the good times continue at the Valley's favorite summer event, the Wine Picnic & Concert. The spirited and colorfully costumed MarchFourth Marching Band will set a lively mood for this outdoor gourmet buffet with food from favorite local restaurants and wines from top producers. Held at beautiful Warm Springs Ranch, this event is the perfect way to cap off the Wine Auction weekend and support the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Friendly reminder: For this year’s Picnic you will need to ride a bike or take the free Champagne Shuttle. No parking will be allowed at the Picnic site unless you have purchased a Picnic Parking Pass.


Patron Ticket Packages Grand Cru Patron $2,500 per person ($1,400 is tax deductible) • Dinner with the Vintners Guaranteed first choice on a first come, first served basis • Special Invitation to the Vintner Adventure • Wine Auction Gala • Early Admission to the Wine Tasting Extravaganza • Wine Picnic & Concert • Personal Concierge Service • Chauffeur Shuttle Service to All Events Does not include Wine & Chocolate Tasting or Picnic Parking Pass

Premier Cru Patron $1,500 per person ($1,000 is tax deductible) • Dinner with the Vintners • Wine Auction Gala • Wine Tasting Extravaganza • Wine Picnic & Concert Does not include Wine & Chocolate Tasting or Picnic Parking Pass


Individual Event Tickets Wine Auction Gala $750 per person ($450 is tax deductible)

Junior Patrons Circle Wine & Tapas Tasting $150 per person ($50 is tax deductible)

Wine & Chocolate Tasting $125 per person ($50 is tax deductible)

Wine Picnic & Concert $70 per person

Wine Picnic Parking Pass $50 per vehicle Limited number of passes to park at Warm Springs Ranch, sold on a first come, first served basis.

Wine Tasting Extravaganza $40 per person

* New this year, Vintner Dinners are only available with the purchase of a Grand Cru or Premier Cru package.


Thank You to Our Wine Auction Underwriter

Thank You to Our Wine Auction Sponsors


Thank You to Our Wine Picnic & Concert Sponsors


Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2012 Wine Auction Committee Trina & Jake Peters, Wine Auction Chairs Bonni Curran Sandra Fisher Sonya Johnston Kathleen M. Jones Barbara Lehman Rob McGowan

Jill Vogel Laura Vogel David Wilson Trish Wilson Tim Wolff Sarah Woodward

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Board of Directors Tod R. Hamachek, Board President Mark Caraluzzi Bonni Curran John Gaeddert Sonya Johnston Kathleen M. Jones Barbara Lehman Rob McGowan

Jeanne Meyers Wendy Pesky Trina Peters Ann Puchner Robin Reiners Kirk Riedinger Katherine Rixon

Jennifer Roberts Jack Thornton Jill Vogel Ryan Waterfield Shelley Williams Tim Wolff Sarah Woodward

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Staff Sally Boettger, Co-Executive Director & Director of Development Kristin Poole, Co-Executive Director & Artistic Director Kristine Bretall, Director of Marketing & Performing Arts Sarah Crowley, Summer Wine Auction Assistant Emilee Farber, Special Events Coordinator Courtney Gilbert, Curator Christl Holzl, Wine Auction & Special Events Albert King, Events Manager Sarah Kolash, Program Coordinator Sara Loree, Data & Information Specialist Kathryn McNeal, Development Manager Angela Tsai, Administrative Coordinator Britt Udesen, Director of Education and Humanities


Please read the fine print . . . Payment and Refund Policy Registration may be paid for by check or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover). Due to the limited availability of tickets and the fundraising nature of the event, no refunds will be issued. 21 or Older By law, ALL registrants and guests attending Wine Auction sponsored events, including the Saturday Wine Tasting Extravaganza and the Wine Picnic & Concert, must be at least 21 years of age. No one under the age of 21, including infants and toddlers, will be admitted to any Wine Auction function. We recommend making childcare arrangements in advance. Parking Requirements Valet parking will be provided for the Wine Auction Gala evening at Dollar Mountain Lodge. Due to limited parking capacity, there will be no patron parking at Dollar Mountain Lodge for the Wine Tasting Extravaganza or at Warm Springs Ranch for the Wine Picnic & Concert (except for those who have purchased Picnic Parking Passes). A free shuttle service will be provided for the Wine Tasting Extravaganza and a Champagne Shuttle for the Wine Picnic & Concert. Lodging Information For information regarding lodging options, please visit our website at www.wineauction.sunvalleycenter.org.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Ketchum, 191 Fifth Street East Hailey, 314 Second Avenue South Mailing Address: Post Office Box 656, Sun Valley, Idaho 83353 208-726-9491

www.wineauction.sunvalleycenter.org



2012 Wine Auction Invitation