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AUCTION CATALOG BENEFITING THE MENDOCINO COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL


Foundation Welcome We are excited and honored to welcome you to Winesong 2017. Whether it’s your first visit or you have been with us for many years, we are grateful you are joining us on this special day where fun and philanthropy come together. Produced by the Hospital Foundation for the benefit of Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Winesong is the largest fundraising event in the county and the largest single source of funds for our donations to the hospital. Proceeds from Winesong and gifts to the Foundation are used for capital improvements and equipment purchases. Planning for this day happens throughout the year. Our Foundation Board and staff are aided by a loyal corps of volunteers, most of whom you will see in the Gardens today. These volunteers, many of them Hospital employees and physicians, are part of the strong commitment this community has to our Hospital. Your generosity over the past 33 years has provided lifesaving and life enhancing equipment that is absolutely essential to the health of this community and its many visitors. Thanks to your support we have cutting edge diagnostic imaging capability in our Hospital and stellar laboratory, cardiology, and oncology services, among others. Along with our entire community, we thank you for your support and invite you to enjoy the beautiful Mendocino Coast on this day of good food, outstanding wines and lasting friendships. Enjoy the Day! Sincerely, The Board & Staff of the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

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Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Mission: To engage in fundraising and community involvement that supports Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s ability to deliver quality healthcare services.

Board of Directors Charlene McAllister President Heidi Kraut Vice President James Katzel, MD Secretary John Allison Treasurer Tom Allman Robert Cimmiyotti Patricia Jauregui-Darland Robert Scott

Staff Michelle Roberts Executive Director Jamie Peters Event Director Ellen Persa Administrative Manager

Event Team Michelle Greene Auction Procurement Maven Janis MacDonald Tasting Coordinator / Field General Michael Fix The Fixer / Field General

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation 775 River Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 phone: 707-961-4671 fax: 707-961-4975 email: info@mchfoundation.org web: MCHFoundation.org

Winesong phone: 707-961-4688 email: admin@winesong.org web: winesong.org

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The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for essential equipment, capital projects and core services that help our Hospital meet the needs of the community and the many visitors our area attracts. A gift to the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is an investment in the health of our community. iii


Hospital Welcome On behalf of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors, Employees, Medical Staff Providers, and Volunteers, we are honored to have you as our guests! We welcome back our long-time supporters, and greet those of you visiting for the first time. While you enjoy this special day, please know that the generous support you are providing ensures that our local hospital and medical services will continue to be available to everyone who lives, works, or vacations on the Mendocino Coast. These medical services are vital to our community. Winesong proceeds fund equipment that is absolutely essential to the health and well-being of this community. Your support last year, during the Fund-A-Need, purchased 100% of the equipment costs to provide replacement of our aged Telemetry/Monitoring system. We are pleased to share some positive news and accomplishments from this past year: • MCDH achieved another year of excellent results in Patient Safety, Never Events, and Clinical Outcomes. We were surveyed by the California Department of Public Health (Hospital License), surveyed by The Joint Commission (Laboratory Department) and did an outstanding job meeting the numerous licensure/accreditation requirements during these surveys. • MCDH established a Community Health Needs Assessment Plan by initiating a population health program to reduce the incidence of three cancers in our District. By implementing processes to improve screening frequency and developing a team approach to the patient clinic visit, our plan will significantly reduce negative cancer outcomes. • MCDH achieved record patient volumes at the North Coast Family Health Center (NCFHC) and in our Surgery Department. The growth of the Immediate Care Department at the NCFHC and the growth in Pain Management procedures in the Operating Room procedures.

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• MCDH produced another year of positive income. In light of an economic climate in our District, where 80% of patient revenues do not cover the patient cost of care, we worked hard to generate a Total Profit Margin of $401,027. We hope you enjoy the day’s activities knowing your generosity truly makes an enormous difference and is valued by those of us in the community. Thank you for being with us today, Bob Edwards, Chief Executive Officer Mendocino Coast District Hospital

Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors Steve Lund, Chair Kitty Bruning, Vice Chair Peter Glusker, MD, Secretary Lucas Campos, MD, PhD, Treasurer Kevin Miller, MD

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Special Thanks WINESONG SPONSORS Our very special thanks to our sponsors! Not only does their presence add a fun element and flavor to Winesong, but more importantly, their support enables us to offset production costs making it possible for more fundraising dollars to directly support our hospital: American AgCredit Anderson Logging Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Braggadoon Caito Fisheries Canclini Television & Appliance Community First Credit Union D. Scott Farmer & Mia Ballentine Garton Tractor Grape Expectations Radio Harvest Market Kubota Tractor Ledford House Restaurant

Little River Inn Lyme Redwood Forest Company MCDH Physicians Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc. Mission Linen Supply North Coast Brewing Company Pamela Hudson Real Estate Rossi Building Materials Savings Bank of Mendocino County Steppin’ Out Magazine Thanksgiving Coffee Company The Coast KOZT-FM Whispering Pines Water

Special Thanks to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Physicians for their generous sponsorship and commitment to the health of our community. Dr. Linda James Dr. Jason Kirkman Dr. Kevin Miller

Dr. John Rochat Dr. Richard Sacks-Wilner Rural Physicians Group

Our Sincere Gratitude To: The artists who donated their creative energies and personal time to create such fine pieces of art for today’s auction, including large painted bottles and wooden display boxes The wonderful volunteers without whom we could not produce such an unforgettable event

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The Wineries & Culinary Purveyors for donating to the tasting The generous donors to the Live & Silent Auctions The gracious hospitality with which the Mendocino coast inns and restaurants welcome and treat the Winesong patrons while they are visiting And to the following individuals who graciously gave their time and energy to help us in the months leading up to Winesong: Charlie Boise Allen Cherry (Pacini Wines) Marilyn LeRoy Gene & Sue Ann Mattiuzzo

Marilyn Romelli Christy Rose John & Stephanie Simonich Roger & Nancy Thornburn

If we have overlooked anyone, please forgive us, and know that your assistance was both valued and essential.

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Special Thanks YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK The following was made possible through the generosity of our supporters and Winesong family: Cancer Care Oncology Beds $25,000 Chemotherapy Room $10,000 Funding for Uninsured/ Under insured Cancer Patient Care $300,000 Cardiac/Pulmonary Care Ventilators $90,000 Digital Echocardiography $260,000 Electrocardiogram / Holter Monitor System $65,000 Diagnostic Imaging 4-D Ultra Sound $70,000 Digital Imaging Communications System $170,000 Computed Radiography / Digitizer $130,000 Diagnostic Imaging Center $1,400,000 Nuclear Medicine Camera $345,000 Portable X-Ray $45,000

Facilities/Infrastructure/ Communications Clinical/Laboratory Information Systems $850,000 Founders Medical Office Building $315,000 AJ Grey Building Refurbishing $75,000 North Coast Health Center, start up grant $300,000 Laboratory Clinical Analyzers $100,000 Obstetrics Fetal Heart Monitors $32,500 OB Refurbishing $34,500 Incubator $9,900 Pharmacy / Patient Care Patient Control Analgesic Machines $37,300 Pharmacy Remodel $68,000 Med-Dispense Cabinets $100,000 Bedside Medication Verification System $122,000 Telemetry Patient Monitoring System $250,000 Nurse Call System $250,000

Emergency Services Ultrasound Machine $75,000 Ambulances $500,000+ Ambulance Defibrillators $65,000 Surgical Services Helipad for Emergency Transport Surgical Equipment $122,000 $40,000 Orthopedic Surgical Table $84,300 Sterilizer $77,600 viii


Mini Grants are awarded to Hospital departments for improvements in patient care/comfort, employee efficiency/morale and aesthetic improvements to our Hospital. A few recent mini grant awards: Ambulance Services - Infant Crisis Manikin, Binder Lifts Emergency Room Stryker Gurney, Transport Cardiac Monitor Infection Control/Housekeeping Luminometer provides information on levels of cleaning & disinfection on surfaces after cleaning North Coast Family Health Ctr Reception Area & Exam Room Chairs, Privacy Window, Wheel Chairs Patient Rooms Magnetic Dry Erase Boards Public Restrooms Baby Diaper Changing Stations Physical Therapy Stationary Bike, Pilates Reformer, Manual Muscle Tester

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Auctioneer: DawnMarie Kotsonis DawnMarie Kotsonis ignites the auction stage with her passion and heartfelt commitment to the organizations she serves. As the Development Officer of a large Southern California hospital, she experienced first-hand the challenges of fundraising and, unknowingly, began the building blocks of her true calling. Her introduction to the world of charity auctions began in the 1980’s while running a successful commercial auction firm. She was asked to help raise funds on behalf of cystic fibrosis research and it was a very personal request. The disease claimed the lives of both her nephew and her best friend. It did not take long for her to realize that working on behalf of nonprofits was far more fulfilling than any commercial auction career would ever be. She also recognized that her background in Development gave her unique experience and insight into the world of fundraising. So she abandoned the commercial side and never looked back. Since then, DawnMarie has presided over countless record-breaking charity auctions nationwide including a number on the Wine Spectator’s Top 10. The dollars she has raised are in the tens of millions and the number grows every week. DawnMarie is based in Los Angeles and welcomes all inquiries. She is at www.gavelgirl.com.

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Auctioneer: Richard Pio Roda This is Rich’s third Winesong and we couldn’t be happier! Richard has been a professional auctioneer for over 20 providing his auctioneering skills and expertise to fundraise for numerous educational, charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. A brief list of the organizations Richard has assisted include the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Reed Schools Foundation, the Napa Valley Education Foundation, the Philippine International Aid Foundation, Japan TELL Foundation, Asia Pacific Fund, ParentsCAN, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Nueva School, and Nimbus Arts. Richard has appeared on national TV as one of the lead auctioneers for Home & Garden TV’s (HGTV) hit show “Flip it to Win It”. Richard’s philanthropic and civic involvement includes service on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, and on the City and County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission, where he was appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee to serve as a Commissioner in 2012.

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2017 Artist of the Year: Rebecca Johnson Rebecca Johnson grew up in an art centric family in rural Hopewell, New Jersey. Her parents were designers, artists and art educators. Life is art was the family credo. This philosophy enriched and continues to inform Rebecca’s art and career. As a young artist Rebecca embraced the path of the successful professional. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She studied bronze casting at the Johnson Atelier in New Jersey and stone carving in quarries in Vermont. Grants, fellowships, shows in galleries and museums, commissions, critical acclaim and teaching positions at Dartmouth and Kenyon Colleges distinguished her career. A fulcrum of change occurred when The British American Arts Council awarded her a three-month fellowship to work in Northwest Wales. In this land of stonewalls, craggy mountains, wild coast and rich folkloric history Rebecca’s ideas gestated. Time and solitude created space for her to thoroughly see and imbibe the light, color and form of the land. Her exterior and interior visions integrated and enhanced each other. Rebecca discovered a new degree of courage and conviction to follow her work to its true ultimate power, rural nature and a poetic vision. Rebecca returned home to Philadelphia where her next project was the transformation of a cavernous train depot into a showroom for Material Culture, in Philadelphia. The completion of rich earth tone and midnight blue murals, one hundred feet long and thirty feet high, reassured her a personal metamorphosis was also possible. She packed her tools, cats and dog and headed west. Rebecca now lives and works in Northern California, Mendocino County, a place of raw elemental forces. Her studio is in the Anderson Valley. Inside a large renovated barn she creates paintings. The doors of the studio open to a hillside meadow filled with her stone sculpture. The calm beauty of this rural place resonates from her work. xii


Our Honorees! Dan Berger has been a wine

columnist since 1976 and has resided in Sonoma County since 1986. Today, in addition to his privately published weekly wine commentary, Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, Dan writes a nationally syndicated wine column as well as articles for many publications. Mr. Berger was the full-time wine columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to 1996. His Los Angeles Times column was carried nationally by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. During that time, he commuted from Sonoma County to Los Angeles, so he could maintain his residence and affiliations in wine country. He is a judge at many wine competitions, including numerous shows in Australia, as well as competitions in Slovenia, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and across the United States, judging in at least a dozen competitions each year. He also has coordinated international wine competitions for the past 35 years. Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition began in 2016 became one the nation’s largest competitions to judge ciders, with more than 240 submissions. Dan is a speaker at wine symposiums and universities on topics such as wine marketing, trends in the industry, regional character of wines, and the healthful benefits of moderate consumption. He also speaks to assorted groups interested in learning about wine, many of them unrelated to the wine business. And he also is an adjunct professor teaching professional wine courses at Santa Rosa Junior College. Among the honors presented to him are the Wines and Vines Magazine award of excellence as Wine Writer of the Year, the Father Junipero Serra award for contributions to the wine industry, presented by the California Wine Patrons of Los Angeles, the Wine Literary Award by the Wine Appreciation Guild. He is also a member of the Hall of Fame of the New York Wine Writers’ Circle. xiii


Additional organizations that have honored him include the UC Davis. Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Academy of Wine Communications. His books include “Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Napa Valley” and “Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Sonoma County,” and he has contributed to other wine books including the University of California/ Sotheby Book of California Wine and the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. He was also the author and project director for the Reader’s Digest’s book, North American Wine Routes. 40 years ago, George Rose began his long career as a Over

photographer. Throughout the years, he has traveled a long and winding road through the elite world of popular music, film, news, politics, and sports, eventually leading him to California’s Wine Country. During his prolific years as a Los Angeles-based photojournalist, Rose developed a remarkable and historic body of photographic work focused on popular culture. In the 1970s and 80s, Rose served six years as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. His independent assignments, focused primarily on the entertainment industry, have been published in USA Today, Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Images from this era are collected in the 2008 book entitled Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities published by Ten Speed Press. Over 40 vintage prints of his are in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. From 1982 to 1996, Rose prowled the sidelines of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders games as a photographer for the National Football League. Thousands of these images have been published in officially sanctioned NFL books, calendars, trading cards and game programs.

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Rose co-owned and co-published the Mendocino Grapevine, an award-winning Northern California weekly newspaper based in Ukiah. It was during this period that he became friendly with the Fetzer family (owners of Fetzer Vineyards), planting the seeds of a future career in wine. Despite the rigors of publishing a newspaper, Rose maintained his close relationship with USA Today and a handful of other national publications throughout the 1980s. For the past 25 years, Rose was a wine industry executive communications director at four successful wine companies: Fetzer Vineyards, Allied Domecq Wines USA, Kendall-Jackson, and J Vineyards & Winery. During this time, he continued to pursue his passion of photography. His vineyard photos have been used in numerous publications and calendars throughout the world of wine, and in 2007, Chronicle Books published a collection of those images in a book entitled “The Art of Terroir.” In 2014, his book, Down To Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Wine Sustainability in California, with author Janet Fletcher, was published by the Wine Institute. “VINEYARD Sonoma County,” his latest book project, is scheduled for a fall 2017 release. In 2015, Rose moved to Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. Much of his time is devoted to documenting the natural environment of the county as well as top vineyard estates up and down the coast of California. He is also a contributing photographer with Getty Images.

Nils Venge is universally regarded

as one of the foremost pioneers of the Napa Valley wine industry. Born to Danish immigrants, Venge’s exposure to wine came at an early age: his parents operated a wine and liquor import and distribution company in Southern California. Venge continued his pursuit of wine at the University of California in Davis where he earned a BS in Viticulture in 1967.

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Following a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Navy Reservist, Venge moved to the Napa Valley to pursue his interest in winemaking. In the subsequent years, Venge worked for the notable wineries Charles Krug, Sterling, Villa Mount Eden and Groth. During his tenure at Groth, Venge became the first American winemaker to receive a perfect 100 point rating from Wine Critic Robert Parker Jr. The 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon catapulted Venge to a venerated position in the California wine industry. Nils Venge continues to produce outstanding wines at his Oakville facility, Saddleback Cellars. Rustic and modest, Saddleback Cellars takes its name from Saddleback Mountain located in Orange County, California where Nils was born and raised. Established in 1976, the first vintage was released in 1982 and we became a bonded winery one year later. The winery is owned and operated by Nils Venge and his family. There are 17 acres of prime Oakville fruit on property. Saddleback Cellars is proud of its diminutive stature and being one of the ’boutique’ wineries in the Napa Valley. Nils Venge has earned a place in the halls of lore and tradition in the Napa Valley, where he is considered to have the biggest hands and one of the best winemaking instincts. He continues to receive awards and high scores from reputable wine journals at his family winery, Saddleback Cellars, located in Oakville, California.

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BOTTLE TERMINOLOGY How Big is a Bottle? Half-bottle Holds 375 millilitres, or one-half of the standard bottle size. Also known as a ‘tenth’. Bottle 750 millilitres of wine. This is the standard size, sometimes referred to as a ‘fifth’. Bottle shapes vary depending on the winery’s preference or the type of wine. Sparkling wine bottles appear larger due to thicker glass. Magnum Holds the equivalent of two bottles or 1.5 litres of wine. Double Magnum Twice the size of a magnum, holding 3 litres of wine or the equivalent of 4 bottles. Jeroboam There are two sizes of Jeroboams; the sparkling wine Jeroboam equals 4 regular bottles – or 3 litres. The still wine Jeroboam equals 6.67 bottles – or 5 litres of wine. Imperial Holds 6 litres of wine or the equivalent of 8 regular bottles. Methuselah Same size as the Imperial but is usually used for sparkling wines. Salmanazar Holds 12 regular bottles of wine (one case) or 9 litres. Balthazar Holds the equivalent of 16 bottles of wine, or 12 litres. Nebuchadnezzar Holds the equivalent of 20 bottles of wine, or 15 litres. Case A group of 12 regular bottles. The wines within the case may all be the same or may be a mixture of different varietals and/or vintages. A case of tenths can contain 12 or 24 half bottles, depending on the winery. Case of Magnums Contain 6 magnums, the equivalent of 12 regular bottles.

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Conditions of Purchase: The Live Auction 1. All wine offered or sold in the Catalog is subject to the following conditions: 2. Winesong (herein “seller”) reserves the right to refuse admission to or attendance at the Winesong Wine Auction and Tasting. 3. The auctioneer is the agent for the seller. 4. These Conditions of Purchase, as amended by addendum or by oral announcements during the Auction, constitute the entire terms and conditions of seller with respect to the sale and purchase of wines and other items listed herein. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Purchase. 5. Seller does not warrant or represent, expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for, the accuracy of the description of the wines offered, or the correctness of the catalog, including but not limited to the origin, rarity, genuineness, quantity, aging potential, and present or future quality or condition. All statements by seller are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon by prospective purchasers as warranties or representations of fact. Prospective bidders, by so bidding, acknowledge that they have inspected the wines and non-wine lots to their satisfaction and bid only as a result of their own inspection and opinion. All wine is sold “As Is.” 6. All bids are per lot as set forth in the catalog, unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer. Seller may divide or combine any lot or lots at its sole discretion. 7. Seller may, at any time prior to the fall of the hammer, withdraw the lot from sale. 8. A suggested minimum price for each lot has been established and is listed in the catalog. Seller expressly reserves the right to bid on its own behalf up to and including the listed minimum bid. 9. Seller shall have the right to reject any bid, at any time prior to the fall of the hammer. Should a dispute arise between bidders, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute, re-offer, re-sell, or withdraw the lot in question. 10. No bid shall be valid unless it is acknowledged by the auctioneer. At the ‘fall of the hammer’, the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the lot and thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility thereof. xviii


11. Purchaser warrants that he/she will pay the full purchase price and will sign a confirmation of purchase immediately upon winning bid; otherwise lot may be may be re-entered into the auction. Seller’s sole responsibility for non-delivery shall be limited to refund of the purchase price. 12. Bids which are submitted to the seller in writing or otherwise left with the seller prior to the sale for execution by the seller are tendered for the convenience of the bidders, but the seller shall not be responsible for failing to execute such bids or for errors relating to the execution of such bids. 13. Unless a valid resale permit is presented to the seller prior to the sale, purchaser will be required to pay all state and local retail sales tax applicable on the date of sale. Seller’s permits will be accepted only by those businesses which are reasonably expected to buy and sell wine. 14. Payment: Bidders shall arrange financing prior to sale with cash, check, or credit card. Proof of identity will be required. Full payment, in U.S. dollars, must be made at the conclusion of the auction and prior to removal of the auction lots. Any sums not paid within seven days after the sale shall bear interest at the highest rate allowed by California law. 15. Should any dispute related to the Conditions of Purchase arise, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and cost. 16. All lots shall be removed from the premises following the close of the Auction. Due to variable state regulations, we will only ship to reciprocal states. All costs for shipping will be charged to bidder. A shipping company is onsite for your convenience. 17. No representative or employee of seller shall have the right to waive or modify any of these terms/conditions set forth herein, except that the seller’s authorized representative may do so by general announcement during the Auction. 18. All lots involving lodging and airline transportation may involve time restrictions. The purchaser agrees to abide by these restrictions. Any changes made by the purchaser are at the purchaser’s risk. 19. Expiration dates are final, and any amendments to them are expressly between the donor and the purchaser. Extension of expiration date could involve an additional fee or cost at the sole responsibility of the purchaser. xix


TABLE OF CONTENTS The Live Auction 1 A Tradition of Celebration! 2 Shafer - Flirting with Perfection 3 Sizzling Sun Valley 4 Napa Spectacular 5 Old Vines & Great Wines 6 Are You Ready for Some Football? 7 The Girl…The Fig… and Dan Berger 8 Where the Wild Things Are 9 A Dynamic Duo 10 Over the Top & Under the Radar 11 Lynch-Bages at Its Best 12 Barn Song 13 Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! 14 Escape to Dry Creek Valley 15 Grape Encounters in Paso Robles 16 Kosta Browne Throw Down with Pride 17 Anderson Valley Awaits 18 Pied a Terre-ific! 19 The Making of a Napa Icon: Make Way Chateau Mouton 20 Barra Seaside Retreat 21 The Golden Standard 22 Sweethearts in Paradise 23 The Comtesse & The Baron 24 Herrero’s ‘Grape Harvest’ 25 FUND-A-NEED

26 Go SLO! 27 Into the Woods 28 Benvenuti in Chianti 29 It’s Good to Be the King 30 Graziano Gourmet 31 Valley Girls…of Sonoma! 32 An Intimate Jazz Encounter 33 A Legendary Wine Over Four Decades 34 Absolutely Abalone 35 Le Vallon du Brec - C’est Magnifique! 36 A Rare, Thought-Provoking Tour de Force 37 A Chorus of Magnums 38 Kentucky Bourbon Trail for Two 39 A Grand Cru at Its Grandest 40 Island Hospitality in Anguilla 41 That’s One Spicy Sausage! 42 Heart of Healdsburg 43 A True Daley Double 44 Whiskey A Go Go 45 Spotlight on Spottswoode 46 A Magical Evening in the Gardens 47 Hot in Albuquerque 48 Instant Pinot Cellar… Anyone? 49 The Height of Heitz 50 Lake County Calling 51 Dr. John at Your Service - Winesong 2018!


LIVE AUCTION


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A TRADITION OF CELEBRATION A Donation From: The Boards of Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation and Mendocino Coast District Hospital, MCDH CEO Bob Edwards, MCHF Executive Director Michelle Roberts

This Lot Includes: 52 Bottles of Sparkling Wines from Mendocino County Vintners Fathers & Daughters Handley Cellars Lichen Mary Elke McFadden Nelson Family Vineyards Parducci Rack & Riddle Roederer Sharffenberger Signal Ridge Terra Savia Yorkville

Life is meant to be celebrated! Make a point to raise a glass each and every week – be it to celebrate birthdays…anniversaries…Fridays… or just because! The Hospital and Foundation Boards, and respective CEO & ED, have taken to heart the advice given by a dear friend – find a reason to celebrate every week with a bottle of bubbly. And so we offer you the opportunity to start your own tradition of celebration! Opening Bid: $700


SHAFER - FLIRTING WITH PERFECTION A Donation From: Shafer Vineyards, Norm Roby

This Lot Includes: 2005 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select, 3L “From the Ground Up – Shafer Vineyards’ First 25 Years” – John Shafer “A Vineyard in Napa” – Doug Shafer

Robert Parker, Jr. rated Shafer’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select, 99 points, and it’s no wonder given that Parker had already dubbed Shafer “one of the world’s greatest wineries” in 2003. With numerous awards and accolades – honors for decades of excellence – we are delighted to offer this renowned wine to our auction guests. As Parker noted, the 2005 is a “wine of great intensity…and has stunning richness and purity.” It should also be noted, this wine is ready to drink now, but will cellar through 2045. Take home this lush large format along with respective insider views of Shafer Vineyards as told in the books written by the father & son duo behind Shafer Vineyards.

Opening Bid: $800

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SIZZLING SUN VALLEY A Donation From: Sun Valley Resort, The River Company, MCDH Physicians, Artist Bob Rhoades, Barra of Mendocino

This Lot Includes: Limelight Hotel three-night stay for one (1) couple, including complimentary breakfast Sun Valley Resort round of golf for four (4) guests The River Company rafting trip with lunch on the Salmon River for two (2) guests Mixed Media wine bottle, “Fibers of Life’ by artist Bob Rhoades, 3L 2014 Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah, fill for 3L artist bottle

North America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley, Idaho may have its roots in winter, but visit during the warmer months and you’ll understand the cliché that resides at the heart of every mountain town: People may come for the snow, but they stay for the summers. Your Sun Valley summer exploration begins at The Limelight Hotel, an elegant yet approachable modern hotel right in the middle of downtown Ketchum. With contemporary décor and plush bedding, you’ll be perfectly perched to explore all of the charms Ketchum has to offer. Tap in to your adventurous spirit as you head north to The River Company and the famed Salmon River to embark on a scenic river rafting adventure. You’ll be intoxicated by the fresh air and pristine canyon water with a stop in foodie heaven for a chef’s lunch prepared riverside. During your stay, you’ll continue to soak in the mountain air and majestic views as you hit the links at Trail Creek, Sun Valley’s signature course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.


Artist Statement: Bob Rhoades’ piece included in the 2017 Winesong auction is a collage of handmade papers on a double magnum size bottle of wine from Barra of Mendocino. The collage is in the style of recent work of the artist. Examples of this work are touring in Japan at the Matsumoto Museum and in Omachi. After receiving a Master’s Degree from University of New Mexico, Bob became the chair of the Art Department at College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast. His work in watercolor, pastel, collage and handmade paper is influenced by nature’s bounty and European travel. Filled in this 3L bottle is Barra of Mendocino’s 2014 Petite Sirah – just awarded a Double Gold at the Mendocino County Wine Competition. Petite Sirah is the signature varietal that launched BARRA of Mendocino. It’s a big, robust wine with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, mocha and leather.

Insider Information: For two (2) people/(1) couple with the exception of: Sun Valley Resort Golf for four (4) guests All stays, golf and river rafting must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability Sun Valley golf certificate must be used by the conclusion of the 2018 season Limelight Hotel stay valid April 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018 Black-out dates: July 1 – 4, 2018

Opening Bid: $1000


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NAPA SPECTACULAR A Donation From: Monty & Sara Preiser, Beaulieu Vineyard, Boisset Collection, Brix, Celadon, Cole’s Chop House, McClelland-Priest House, Mumm Napa, Napa Terroir Wine Tours, Raymond Vineyards, Shadowbox Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Treasury Wine Estates, Napa Terroir Wine Tours, MCDH Physicians

This Lot Includes: A case of select wines from the cellar of Monty & Sara Preiser Shadowbox Cellars VIP Tasting Stags’ Leap Winery 1-night stay at exclusive Grange House for 2 guests VIP Estate Tour and Tasting 2007 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Petite Sirah, 1.5L Raymond Vineyards Create Your Own Wine Lunch for two (2) at Gott’s Roadside Dinner for two (2) at Cole’s Chop House Includes bottle of Shadowbox Cellars Syrah Beaulieu Vineyard Special Reserve Tasting 2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon gift Lunch at Brix for two (2) Includes bottle of Shadowbox Cellars Chardonnay Mumm Napa, bubbles tasting and art gallery McClelland-Priest House 1-night stay Dinner for two (2) at Celadon Includes bottle of Shadowbox Cellars Pinot Noir Hosted Daytime Activities by Monty, Sara and/or Justin Preiser Limousine Service


Join Napa Super Hosts and Winesong Super Stars Monty & Sara Preiser for a whirlwind Super Trip through Napa! This two-day jaunt is the ultimate insider’s trip to taste and savor the best of Napa! From famed Gott’s Roadside for burgers to a stay at Stags’ Leap Winery’s Grange House to creating your own wine at Raymond Vineyards, plus a couple of fabulous dinners and much more…this lot has it all!! And it should as Monty & Sara are the publishers of The Preiser Key – let’s just say, there isn’t anything happening in Napa that they don’t know about! Imagine having access to places you never thought possible! To top it off, Sara & Monty have included wines from their personal cellar and as they say, “if we didn’t like ‘em, we wouldn’t own ‘em.” Feast! Savor! Delight! In Napa.

Insider Information: Arrangements must be made at least 60 days in advance through Monty Preiser; Subject to availability of all Donors; Lodging stays are valid for first night check in of Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday only; Meals do not include tax and tip; Limousine service set for specific days and times (tip not included)

Opening Bid: $3000


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OLD VINES (Vieilles Vignes) and GREAT (Magnifique) WINES A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 2007

Janasse - Vieilles Vignes (VV) - Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1.5L

1998

Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvée de mon Aieul - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

2001

Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvée de mon Aieul - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

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Cuvee de mon Aieul - Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Pierre Usseglio

1995

Les Cailloux – Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Lucien & Andre Brunel

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Les Cailloux – Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Lucien & Andre Brunel 2000 Les Cailloux – Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Lucien & Andre Brunel

2001

Les Cailloux – Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Lucien & Andre Brunel

2005

Les Cailloux – Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Lucien & Andre Brunel


Domaine Pierre Usseglio Cuvee Mon Aieul made its debut in 1998 which makes this collection truly exceptional. Most of the fruit comes from old vine, low yielding, Grenache that was planted in 1926. The vines come from 3 separate vineyards that are located in three different parts of the appellation. The wine is usually produced from a blend of 95% old vine Grenache with 5% Syrah, although there are some vintages made with 100% Grenache. The fruit is 100% destemmed. The wine is aged for 14-16 months in concrete tanks before bottling. However, the Syrah can be aged in used, French oak barrels. Critical ratings for these wines are way at the high end. The vintages in this lot have the following rating from Robert Parker: 95, 97, 99, 98, 94, 94, 99 and 95. And, yes, this fabulous lot includes a 100 point wine. Domaine de la Janasse is a Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer owned and operated by the Sabon family. The 2007 is made from old vines, some of which are over 100 years old. A favorite of Robert Parker’s … this wine is rated 100 points in a magnum format. 100 points: c’est très bon, n’est pas?’ Les Cailloux owns 21 hectares of vines. 70% of their vines are planted to Grenache followed by 17% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 3% Cinsault. Some of their vines are among the oldest in Chateauneuf du Pape and the Grenache vines are close to 120 years old! The terroir is filled with loam, limestone, rock, stone and sandy soils. All vineyard practices include sustainable farming techniques. Many of their best parcels are located not far from Mont Redon. Opening Bid: $900


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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?! A Donation From: George & Denise Rose, MCDH Physicians, Ralphine Ippoliti

This Lot Includes: VIP NFL Pro Bowl Package for two (2) guests Two (2) Lower Level Seats

One (1) Parking Pass

4-Star Hotel Accommodations – One (1) room for three (3) nights NFL Memorabilia and Artwork Photograph Triptych of Steve Young, circa 1995,

framed, signed by George Rose, #2 of 5 Photograph of Joe Montana, circa 1989, framed Set of NFL Pro Set Trading Cards, framed (all trading card photos by George Rose) Pro Bowl Wristwatch Collection of Super Bowl hats “Pro Set” NFL Special Collector’s Trading Cards Series with Bubble Gum (8) Official Wilson NFL Football “Sweetness” book by Walter Payton “75 Seasons” Coffee Table book SuperBowl XXIX Duffel Bag SuperBowl XXIX Attache Bag

Tommy Bahama of Point Orlando Gift Bag o’ Goodies


This is the ultimate Football Lover’s auction lot! In addition to a 2018 VIP Pro Bowl Experience in Orlando, Florida with 4-star accommodations, you’re also getting framed photographs of San Francisco greats Joe Montana and Steve Young, taken by Honored Winesong Auction Chair and noted photographer George Rose, plus numerous NFL collector’s items, amassed from George’s many years as a professional NFL photographer. While in Florida, you’ll be dressed for the scene with a snazzy gift basket of goodies – his/hers bracelets, men’s silk shirts, men’s polo shirt, ladies designer tee, plus candles, Tommy’s beach bag and sunscreen, and a cool set of crystal rocks glasses from Tommy Bahama’s Point Orlando store, and courtesy of Winesong friend Ralphine! From 1982 to 1996, George stalked the sidelines of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders games as a photographer for the NFL. Thousands of his images have been published in officially sanctioned NFL books, calendars, trading cards, and game programs. This is a perfect lot to own a bit of NFL history and make a bit of history yourself as the ultimate Football memorabilia collection!

Insider Information: 2018 Pro Bowl is Sunday, January 28th Event information documents will be sent two weeks prior to Pro Bowl Tickets will be at Event

Opening Bid: $1500


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THE GIRL…THE FIG… AND DAN BERGER A Donation From: Dan Berger & Juliann Savage, the girl & the fig, Artist Julie Higgins, Husch Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Multi-course dinner for eight (8) Selection of fine wines paired with dinner Painted 6L Artist Bottle by artist Julie Higgins 2013 Husch Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 6L fill for artist bottle

Join Honored Winesong Auction Chair and renowned wine writer Dan Berger and his lovely accomplice Juliann Savage for an exquisite, multi-course feast at the beloved the girl & the fig restaurant in Sonoma. With his incredible knowledge of wine, you can be sure that Dan will select the most amazing wines to pair with the dinner – from his personal cellar! Led by the incredible talents of owner Sondra Bernstein, the girl & the fig offers sumptuous eats in the most loving and creative of fashions! Your senses will be delighted, your palette overjoyed, and your mind expanded! As a bonus, Mendocino artist Julie Higgins, whose art adorns the walls of the girl & the fig has donated a painted 6L wine bottle, “Grapeful Figgy Heart” filled with a Husch Vineyards Reserve Cabernet. Eat, drink, be merry…and cherish the memories!


Dan began his wine writing career in 1976 for The Associated Press and has received numerous honors and awards of excellence as Wine Writer of the Year, as well as being a member of the Hall of Fame of the New York Wine Writers’ Circle. Having written several books, Dan and his wife Juliann, currently publish a ‘weekly wine commentary’ – “Vintage Experiences”. Mendocino Coast Artist Julie Higgins is internationally known for her vibrant, sensual, colorful compositions of voluptuous figures and fertile landscapes that have delighted art lovers for many years. Working primarily in soft pastel for its tactile quality and sometimes in acrylic, her travels from the ocean to the inland valleys and beyond are a constant source of inspiration. Julie was the Winesong Artist in 2011, and her work can be found locally in Mendocino. She is a member of the Mendocino Eco Artists and the Mendocino Art Center.

Insider Information: Date based on availability and must be mutually agreeable Expiration date is September 9, 2018 Not redeemable for cash value Gratuity not included Dietary restrictions required at time of reservation

Opening Bid: $800


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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE A Donation From: Southern Destinations

This Lot Includes: Three (3) nights at Four Rosmead Guesthouse for one couple Two (2) nights at Majeka House for one couple Two (2) nights at Angala Boutique Hotel for one couple Three (3) nights Simbavati Hilltop Safari Lodge for one couple Private Guide for six (6) full days Arrival and Departure Transfers Domestic Flights To and From Safari Lodge

See where the wild things roam in a trip and experience of a lifetime – South Africa! This 10-day excursion takes you from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands to a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park region. You will see the most exotic and spectacular sights during the day, and then lounge in luxury in the evening. Upon landing in Cape Town, you’ll be greeted by your Southern Destinations Guide. Spend a few days relaxing and acclimating to your new environment and time zone. Dine and discover at your own pace as your accommodations are centrally located in Cape Town. That said, the Four Rosmead is so contemporary and stylish, you might just decide to stay in!


After Cape Town, it’s onto Cape Winelands…as in Wine Lands! Yes, you will be in South Africa’s wine country for four nights at two distinctive properties – Majeka House which includes a fabulous spa and Himalayan Crystal Salt Bed – so rejuvenating; and Angala Boutique Hotel, a veritable oasis in the midst of two magnificent mountains. Lastly, your safari awaits in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Lodging at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge affords luxurious safari tents, a game-viewing deck overlooking the river, and a covered lounge deck by the pool. This takes ‘glamping’ to a whole new level! The Timbavati is a “Big Five” game reserve – that’s lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo…oh my! These glorious animals roam freely along with hundreds of other species on this private reserve that shares an unfenced border with Kruger Park. There’s only one thing standing between you and this adventure of a lifetime…other bidders!

Insider Information: Trip is for two (2) guests, single occupancy Expiration date is December 31, 2018 Black-out dates around Christmas & New Year apply

Opening Bid: $3500


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A DYNAMIC DUO A Donation From: Patricia & Joseph Harbison, III, Tom & Theresa Wajnert

This Lot Includes: 2006 Harbison Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, etched, 3L 2005 Louis Jadot Montrachet Grand Cru, 3000ml

Only a magnanimous friendship shared between great people could produce a dynamic duo of this degree. The 2006 Harbison Estate Cab has a 97 point rating. Chocked full of violets and floral notes, it’s smooth and elegant with a fine balance of well-integrated black fruits and cocoa flavors. A round-mouth feel, deep color, excellent concentration and endlessly long finish make it a must have. This wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Per wine reviewer Anthony Dias Blue, “Harbison Napa Cabernet is the stuff of which cult wines are made – a great vintage, a few acres, a few barrels, and Oakville fruit near Dalla Valle and next to Screaming Eagle.” Adding to the awe of this bottle…it’s 1 of only 6! The other half of this incredible duo is the 2005 Louis Jadot Montrachet, rating 95 points from Allen Meadows of Burghound. Per Meadows, “this wine is not to be missed! Moderate oak frames a reserved white flower and acacia blossom aroma. With spiced apple, honey and hazelnut that introduce the rich, round, and sumptuous full-bodied flavors, this wine possesses a suave mouth-feel due to the dry


extract which confers an almost thick, but not heavy palate impression on the impossible persistent finish. This wine is intense and ready to drink now!” About the Harbisons & Wajnerts: In 1998, Joe and Pat Harbison released their first eponymous wine which was bottled in large format bottles and then donated to children’s charities to grant wishes, provide shelter, education, medical care, art experiences, athletics, and other worthwhile causes. After attending Winesong in its second or third year, Pat and Joe became staunch supporters and were highly productive and generous Winesong Auction Chairs for the 30th Anniversary of Winesong in 2014. Founding Trustees of the illustrious Naples (FL) Winter Wine Festival, Tom and Theresa Wajnert were introduced to Winesong by their good friends Pat and Joe. Tom and Theresa own TNT Vineyards, which they started in 2002. TNT Vineyards, carrying the Kiss Ridge label, is where they grow old vine Cabernet Sauvignon (planted in 1971) and contemporary Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Adding to the serendipity of TNT Vineyards with their Kiss Ridge label…it sits on Diamond Mountain!

Opening Bid: $800


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OVER THE TOP and UNDER THE RADAR A Donation From: Baldacci Family Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2-night stay at Baldacci Family Vineyards private hilltop estate for up to four (4) guests Private estate tour and tasting at Baldacci Family Vineyards for up to four (4) guests Dinner at a Napa Valley Restaurant for up to four (4) guests Complimentary, one year membership, to Reunion Wine Club ~ Traditions

Baldacci Family Vineyards blends a deep passion for winemaking with the timeless tradition of family. Beginning in 1998, as grape growers with 17 acres of vineyards in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, Baldacci Family Vineyards has grown to include an estate winery with a barrel aging cave, two additional vineyards in Los Carneros and Calistoga, and an impressive portfolio of wines produced by Winemakers Rolando and Ricardo Herrera. For Thomas and Brenda Baldacci, the goal is to create a legacy that will span generations. Escape and enjoy a two-night stay at Baldacci Family Vineyards private hilltop estate. The home offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Stags Leap District. During your stay, you and your guests will be treated to a private tasting and tour at Baldacci Family Vineyards where you will learn about their vineyards, property and farming practices while tasting some estate


wines. One evening, the high bidder and guests will join Michael Baldacci, president of Baldacci Family Vineyards, for dinner at a premium Napa Valley restaurant. Other comfort provisions will be provided such as a selection of pastries from the Bouchon Bakery, cheeses from local producers such as Cowgirl Creamery, and a few bottles of wine perfect for sipping while the sun sets! The high bidder also receives a one year, complimentary membership to Baldacci’s Reunion Wine Club~Traditions. Three shipments are delivered throughout the year comprising a total of 15 bottles of wine from their three estate vineyards.

Insider Information: Maximum four (4) guests No pets Mutually agreeable dates to be determined Expiration date is September 30, 2018

Opening Bid: $1200


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LYNCH-BAGES AT ITS BEST A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 1982 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1985 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1989 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1990 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2000 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2003 Château Lynch-Bages - Grand Cru - St. Julien

This Chateau’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. These six highly rated vintages of Lynch-Bages practically went off the charts. Parker rated both the 1989 and 1990 in the mid-90s and the 2000 was rated 97. The 2003, a massive wine, earned 95 points. Clayt adds, “I believe the 1985 was The Wine Spectator’s wine of the year.” Chateau Lynch-Bages’ distinctive character combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age. The wine’s deep color and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Director JeanMichel Cazes has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Opening Bid: $700


BARN SONG A Donation From: Winesong 2017 Artist of the Year Rebecca Johnson

This Lot Includes: “Barn Song” an original 30” x 30” x 2” Bas Relief by Artist Rebecca Johnson, signed by the artist

Fine artist Rebecca Johnson has put her incredible talents to work creating a one-of-a-kind piece for Winesong. This piece is a first for Winesong in that it’s a Bas Relief (versus a painting). A Bas Relief combines sculpture and painting, with the distinction that the sculpture adheres to the painting. Rebecca created Barn Song using acrylic paint, salvaged barn wood, and plaster on a birch plywood panel. Stunning in its simplicity, the more you look at Barn Song, the more mesmerized you become! Rebecca Johnson grew up in an art centric family in rural Hopewell, New Jersey. Her parents were designers, artists and art educators. “Life is art” was the family credo. This philosophy enriched and continues to inform Rebecca’s art and career. Rebecca now lives and works in Northern California, Mendocino County, a place of raw elemental forces. Her studio is in the Anderson Valley. Inside a large renovated barn she creates paintings. The doors of the studio open to a hillside meadow filled with her stone sculpture. The calm beauty of this rural place resonates from her work.

Opening Bid: $1000

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LAIZZEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! A Donation From: Emeril Lagasse Foundation

This Lot Includes: 3-night Accommodations at Hyatt Regency, New Orleans for two (2) guests Two (2) Sponsor Area Tickets to Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Two (2) Seat at Carnivale du Vin Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico for two (2) guests Airport Transfers The fundraising weekend set for November 2018 kicks off with the annual Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, which has grown from a small block party to one of the most popular outdoor food and music festivals in the south. Under the stars in Champions Square 5,000 guests will gather to taste the delicious creations from sixty of the nation’s best chefs – 60! Guests will enjoy live entertainment, a wide variety of Buffalo Trace bourbon based cocktails, and NOLA’s very own local brew, Abita Beer. Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Carnivale du Vin will take place at the Hyatt Regency for 700 guests in black tie. The evening begins with a reception featuring an honorary Bacchus winemaker (Merry Edwards for 2017) and dishes prepared by acclaimed chefs. A five course dinner will follow prepared by Chef Emeril Lagasse and his culinary team. He’ll pair this meal with fine wines from five wineries. The evening progresses with the premiere wine and lifestyle auction, recently named “a Top Ten U.S. Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator. Finally, a headlining musical act rounds off the festivities and will keep everyone dancing until midnight.


Thursday (date TBD) Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico

Located on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, Delmonico, the legendary, century-old institution, is an icon in the restaurant industry and has been a cornerstone of traditional Creole dining since 1895. Reopened by Emeril Lagasse in 1998 after an extensive historic renovation, Delmonico continues today serving a modern style of Louisiana’s Creole cuisine with Emeril’s warm style of service in a grand setting

Friday (date TBD) Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Saturday (date TBD) Carnivale du Vin

Insider Information: Valid for Carnivale du Vin 2018 only Two (2) guests; double occupancy For November 2018 (first or second weekend) Exact dates available January 2018 Venue details may change Airfare not included

Opening Bid: $1000


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ESCAPE TO DRY CREEK VALLEY A Donation From: Comstock Wines, A. Rafanelli, Dry Creek Vineyard, Estate 1856, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Peterson Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Truett Hurst Winery

This Lot Includes: Comstock Wines 2-night stay for eight (8) guests, four couples in the Winery Residence

Private Terrace Tasting for eight (8) guests

Papapietro Perry Winery Winemaker’s Luncheon for eight (8) guests

2014 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir etched and signed, 3L Logo wine wear and accessories

Pedroncelli Winery Al Fresco Lunch, Ranch & Home Tour and VIP Barrel Room Tasting for eight (8) guests

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L 2015 Zinfandel, 1.5L

Peterson Winery Bradford Mountain Estate Property Tour for eight (8) guests

2010 Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard Gravity Flow Block, Syrah 2011 Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, - Agraria, Big Barn Red - Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, - Zinfandel - Carignane - Cabernet Sauvignon Port, 375ml 2013 Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, - GSM Blend - Petit Verdot - Merlot 2015 Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, 3V White Blend

Ridge Vineyards Private Tour & Tasting for eight (8) guests 2015 Geyserville 50th Vintage -Zinfandel Blend - Zinfandel Blend, 1.5L


2015 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (3) 2016 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 375ml (3) 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L 2013 Estate 1856 - Duvall’s Prospect (2) - Cabernet Sauvignon (2) - Petit Verdot (2) 2015 Truett Hurst Winery Three Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (12) A relaxing and enriching retreat awaits you in one of California’s first wine regions to be recognized as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA)…Dry Creek Valley! Your two-night luxury getaway begins at Comstock Wines’ residence, situated in the 17-acre Estate Vineyards, which boasts a chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings and four beautifully appointed master suites, each complete with a private entrance, fireplace, and spa bath. Your Dry Creek experience continues with an intimate winemaker’s luncheon for each day of your stay at Papapietro Perry Winery, winner of Sonoma Magazine’s Top 100 wines of 2016 with their 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, and at Dry Creek Valley’s oldest winery Pedroncelli Winery, where you’ll also take a tour of the Home Ranch and sip wines with a VIP tasting in the Barrel Room. Your enrichment continues with an in-depth private tour and tasting at Peterson Winery’s Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, and Ridge Vineyards’ Lytton Springs Estate. To complete your experience, you’ll take home a beautiful representation of the best wines the Dry Creek Valley has to offer! Insider Information: For eight (8) people/(4) couples All stays, tours, tastings and lunches must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability; Comstock Wines stay is based on availability, expires September 1, 2018 Pedroncelli Lunch & Tour available in the spring, summer or fall Ridge Vineyards Tour & Tasting require a minimum of two (2) week advance notice Peterson Winery Tour & Tasting expires September 1, 2018 Opening Bid: $1000


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GRAPE ENCOUNTERS IN PASO ROBLES A Donation From: David Wilson, Grape Encounters Radio, William & Katherine Bloxom Carter, Canyon Villa, Adam LaZarre

This Lot Includes: 2-night stay at Canyon Villa for two (2) guests Multi-course dinner for two (2) guests Dinner hosted by William & Katherine Carter Private Tasting with Adam LaZarre for two (2) guests Guided wine tours and tastings with David Wilson Three (3) cases of selected wines from Paso Robles/Central Coast California’s World Class Central Coast Wine Country takes central stage as the red carpet is rolled out for you and your guest. For three days and two nights, you’ll spend lots of quality time with some of the region’s industry stars. Your guide on this journey will be David Wilson, host of America’s #1 Wine Radio Show, Grape Encounters. Every week, David’s fun-loving and totally unpretentious show is heard on broadcast radio stations coast to coast and around the world online. David will personally escort you to some of the finest wineries in the region. Many of the wineries you will visit are either not open to the public or are by special arrangement only. You’ll be staying at the exquisite Canyon Villa, operated by William and Katherine Bloxom Carter. William was the world-renowned head chef at the Playboy Mansion for 28 years and he’ll be preparing some amazing dishes just for you; including one of his signature dinners, breakfasts and happy hour treats. As the personal chef for


Hugh Hefner, he’s certainly got some stories to tell! William and Katherine are the consummate hosts, which is why the Canyon Villa has topped some of the most prestigious lists of places to stay in Wine Country. But there’s much more, including very special one-on-one time with some of the country’s most revered winemakers! Imagine a private tasting with Adam LaZarre, who has been responsible for creating some of the most imaginative and well-known wines in America. Adam not only produces some of the very finest wines in the Paso Robles AVA under his own label, LaZarre Wines, he’s also the head winemaker for the Wine Hooligans, which is responsible for producing numerous brands that are available nationwide. Adam is not the only legendary winemaker you’ll be sitting down with, we have another very special surprise guest host lined up that we won’t be announcing until the first day of Winesong! You’ll not only take home unforgettable memories, you’ll also be taking home a collection of three dozen wines from the Paso Region, courtesy of wineries in the area that want to make sure you come back again, with a busload of friends!

Insider Information: Expiration date is August 31, 2018 Subject to availability and mutually agreeable dates Black out dates may apply Advanced reservations required

Opening Bid: $800


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KOSTA BROWNE THROW- DOWN WITH PRIDE A Donation From: Pride Mountain Vineyards, Kosta Browne Winery, Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot, George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Pride Mountain Vineyards Cave Tour and Tasting for four (4) guests 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, signed, with wooden display box, 1.5L 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Merlot, signed, with wooden display box, 1.5L 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, signed, with wooden display box, 5L Kosta Browne VIP Tour & Tasting for six (6) guests 2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, Gary’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands Four (4) tickets to Charlie Palmer’s 14th Annual Taste of Pigs & Pinot

Without question, Pride Mountain and Kosta Browne are heavy hitters in the fabulous wine department – and they have the accolades to prove it. Where they differ is that Pride Mountain focuses on Bordeaux varietals in Napa, whereas Kosta Browne focuses on Burgundy varietals in Sonoma. Pride Mountain Vineyards sits atop the Mayacamus mountains overlooking Napa Valley, and is situated on historic Summit Ranch where wine grapes have been grown since 1869. Led by Suzanne Pride Bryan and Steve Pride, the tradition of producing highly lauded wines continues! And it’s all the more enjoyable at their


place of rustic grace! The winning bidder of this lot not only gets to take Pride Mountain wines home, but they’ll enjoy a fun and fabulous cave tour and tasting! Over in Sonoma County, Kosta Browne has been producing exquisite Pinot Noir, taking advantage of coastal influences and temperatures, and showcasing their vineyards and terroir to maximum effect – incredible Pinots! What makes Kosta Browne even more alluring…they are not open to the public, making access for a VIP Tour and Tasting for six guests a hot ticket item! Another feather in the proverbial hat for Kosta Browne – they took home bragging rights earlier this year as the Smackdown Winner of the Ultimate Pinot Smackdown – part of Chef Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot event in Healdsburg. Discover for yourself who next year’s champ will be with tickets to the 2018 Pigs & Pinot event.

Insider Information: Reservations for tours & tastings must be booked in advance Based upon availability Expiration date is September 9, 2018 Pigs & Pinot tickets date is March 16, 2018 only Tickets for Pigs & Pinot cannot be redeemed for cash value or exchanged

Opening Bid: $500


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ANDERSON VALLEY AWAITS... A Donation From: Handley Cellars, The Bewildered Pig, Pennyroyal Farms, Boont Berry Farms, Artist Erin Dertner, Panthea Wines, Gowans Cider

This Lot Includes: 2-Night Stay for two (2) couples at Handley Cellars Guest House Dinner & Select Wines at The Bewildered Pig for four (4) guests Tour & Tasting at Pennyroyal Farms for four (4) guests Breakfast Baskets for four (4) guests for two (2) days Painted 5L Art Bottle by Artist Erin Dertner Panthea Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, fill for artist bottle, 5L 2013 Handley Cellars Pinot Noir, 1.5L (2) Case of Gowan’s Hard Cider (2)

Wine and dine in Anderson Valley with a collection of fabulous vintners and gourmands! Handley Cellars is your home base for two lovely evenings at their Guest House on their vineyard property. Handley is one of the most gracious and friendly wineries around – and that’s saying a lot considering the caliber of community in Anderson Valley. Dinner for four at The Bewildered Pig is a gastronomical delight! It is the newest restaurant in the Valley and Chef Janelle Weaver is a superstar! Your senses will be overjoyed – as will your palate! To go with this lot, Handley has offered up two magnums of their stellar Pinot Noir, and Panthea, who makes an exquisite Pinot, has filled a 5L art bottle by renowned local Erin Dertner, entitled ‘Color Burst’ and it’s a beauty that depicts the vineyards!


Your trip also includes a wonderful tour & tasting at Pennyroyal Farms – known for artisan cheese making. Small but delicious Boont Berry Farms has breakfast baskets full of goodies during your stay! About the Artist Painting, studying and teaching the ‘subject of light’ is Erin’s driving force. The cool shadows of the early morning and those that fall long and warm in the evening enliven her creative soul as nothing else. Subject matter is secondary to the sunlight itself. Travel has played a formidable role in her development as she relishes each opportunity to explore the warm European environs of Greece, France and Italy as well the Hawaiian and British Isles and choice locations within America. She has also studied with many well-known artists over the past twenty-five years in a myriad of inspirational places. Most of her works are in oil applied with a palette knife, since the texture creates a truly lifelike dimension, but she is also an experienced watercolorist and has worked in both pastel and acrylic as well.

Insider Information: Lodging, tours, and dinners subject to availability Must be mutually agreeable dates Expires August 31, 2018 Advanced reservations required for The Bewildered Pig

Opening Bid: $1000


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PIED A TERRE – IFIC! A Donation From: Pied a Terre Properties, Tom & Theresa Wajnert, Amsterdam Jewel Cruises, Rural Physicians Group

This Lot Includes: 7-Nights at Pied a Terre Properties for two (2) guests Two (2) Roundtrip Business Class Airline Tickets Deluxe Dinner Cruise on Canal for two (2) guests Dinner at Restaurant Moon for two (2) guests Walking Food Tour of Amsterdam for two (2) guests

Forget about tea for two – it’s Amsterdam for two! And it starts with business class airline accommodations courtesy of Tom and Theresa Wajnert. Think champagne greeting, linen napkins, a lovely meal selection, and reclining seats. Then it’s off to Amsterdam and Pied a Terre Properties where you get a choice of apartments – each one overlooking one of the many canals. Prinsengracht is a cozy and contemporary two bedroom/one bath apartment with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes all in the neighborhood. Your other apartment choice is the Herengracht, a spacious one bedroom/ one bath a floor above street level and close to the Dam Square, major shopping and dining in the city center. Host extraordinaire, Kathryn Wentzel will graciously share her tips on things to do and places to go! Already lined up is a fabulous deluxe dinner cruise for two with Amsterdam Jewel Cruises, where you’ll be given a champagne welcome and seated at a private table next to the window for a glorious view of Amsterdam at night.


During your two and half hour cruise, you’ll be served a three course gourmet meal, with chocolates served after dinner. Another incredible dinner to experience is Restaurant Moon, and we’re told getting there is half the fun! Moon is a 360-degree revolving restaurant, allowing for an unparalleled panoramic view of Amsterdam. With extraordinary chefs at the helm, Moon is known as “the rotating restaurant that revolves around the food and the overall dining experience.” We’re sold! During one of your days, enjoy one of the finest and most popular walking food tours of Amsterdam with the Jordaan Food Tour, where food and history are combined on this 4-hour walkabout. It’s one of the highlights and will make you feel like a local.

Insider Information: Property subject to availability and must be mutually agreeable Black-out dates apply for both lodging and airlines Business Class Airline Tickets are not redeemable for cash, points or mileage Reservations for all activities and stays must be made in advance Expiration date is August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $3000


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THE MAKING OF A NAPA ICON: MAKE WAY CHATEAU MOUTON A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Wine, Napa Valley 24 Bottle Vertical Collection (1990-2013)

Pahlmeyer’s Proprietary Red is the winery’s raison d’etre. “All I wanted to do was to create my own ‘California Mouton’ – a rich, powerful Napa Valley Bordeaux blend, a wine that would drop wine lovers to their knees,” says Jayson Pahlmeyer. 1986 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red was the realization of Jayson’s dream. Anointed 94 points by Robert Parker, it was the first of an extraordinary legacy of critically acclaimed wines. Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red is a classic Napa Valley Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Each variety is harvested and held separately throughout fermentation and barrel aging. The lots are aged an average of 18 months in French oak Bordeaux barrels, blended through a meticulous, time-honored artisanal process, and bottled without filtering or fining. Produced in limited quantities, the Proprietary Red is a wine of superb power and finesse. Properly cellared, Proprietary Red will evolve magnificently for at least 24 years. Opening Bid: $1000


BARRA SEASIDE RETREAT A Donation From: Martha & Charlie Barra, Pacific Star Winery, Artist Karen Bowers

This lot includes: 3-Night Stay at Marefino and Marebello for up to six (6) guests 2012 Pacific Star Winery Charbono (6) Painted six-bottle box by Artist Karen Bowers Dinner credit at Silver’s at the Wharf Sometimes the best thing to do is simply ‘be’… unwind, unplug, and appreciate your surroundings. At Martha & Charlie’s seaside retreat, Marefino and Marebello – home and guesthouse – you have the ideal place to just ‘be’ – be happy, be content, be enraptured with nature. Marefino/Marebello sits quietly on the land’s end, overlooking the pacific – a prime location to spend a few days of leisure. Of course, leisure can include wine, and Pacific Star Winery has seen to that with a half case of their 2012 Charbono. Because who doesn’t love gazing at the incoming waves with a scrumptious glass of wine?! The wines come in a beautifully painted wine box by local artist Karen Bowers. Aptly titled, “Land’s End”, Karen’s piece is a mixed media offering – acrylic paint on wood with UV satin varnish and resin wax. Her paintings are expressive of the diversity of her interests and the places she loves. She works on paper, canvas and wood in water color, acrylic, and mixed media. Insider Information: Dates must be mutually agreeable for stay Subject to availability Gratuities not included Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $800

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THE GOLDEN STANDARD A Donation From: The Inn at Newport Ranch, Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr., Goldeneye Winery

This Lot Includes: 2-Night Stay at The Inn at Newport Ranch for three (3) couples Complimentary Breakfasts Daily Evening Libations and Hors d’oeuvres ATV Ranch ‘Safari’ Tour for three (3) couples Goldeneye Winemaker Dinner for three (3) couples (one evening) Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 22 bottle vertical collection (2004-2014, 2 bottles per vintage) Majestic redwoods meet rustic luxury at The Inn at Newport Ranch! This gorgeous property situated on 2,000 acres will take your breath away with its captivating views, delightfully unexpected design features, and gracious hospitality. Three couples will stay in their incredible Redwood House which features three distinctive suites – all with massive redwood trunks running through them! Each suite has its own hot tub, incredible view, and fireplace, plus…there is a sauna, fireside spa and activity area. During your stay, Goldeneye’s winemaker, Michael Accurso, will pair their fine wines with a multi-course gourmet dinner, courtesy of innkeeper and Chef Creighton Smith. Adding to this enchanting lot is a 22-bottle vertical spanning ten years (that’s 2 bottles per vintage!) of Goldeneye Pinot Noir, courtesy of Meredythe and Clayt Daley. The Daleys began collecting Goldeneye in 2004 in recognition of the winery’s achievements.


About Goldeneye In 1996, building on the tradition of excellence they established at Duckhorn Vineyards, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn embraced their growing love of Pinot Noir and came to Anderson Valley to found Goldeneye. “Goldeneye began making premium quality, cool-climate Pinot Noir from our estate winery in the Anderson Valley in 1997. Blending grapes from four estate vineyards, we are dedicated to crafting wines of refinement and elegance from a rich palette of terroir-inspired fruit. Reflecting the Anderson Valley’s unique sites and soils, these grapes create sublime and sophisticated Pinot Noir. To further enhance natural depth and complexity, former winemaker Michael Fay selected only a small percentage of the finest fruit for each vintage before applying small-lot, artisanal winemaking techniques.”

Insider Information: Mid-Week stay only, no exceptions Dinner other than winemaker dinner not included Maximum three (3) couples Black-out dates apply Reservations based on mutually agreeable dates Expiration date is August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $1500


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SWEETHEARTS IN PARADISE A Donation From: Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson, Artist Hilary Eddy, Rivino Winery

This Lot Includes: 7-Night Stay at The Crane for four (4) guests Painted artist bottle, “Rose Romance” by Artist Hilary Eddy, 6L 2009 Rivino Cabernet Franc, fill for 6L artist bottle

Nothing says I Love You quite like being whisked away to an island paradise for the week of Valentine’s Day. Beautiful weather, friendly ambiance, strolling hand in hand with your sweetheart on the turquoise waters’ edge of pristine beaches…why it’s an opportunity to make your own Deborah Kerr/Burt Lancaster moment! At The Crane in Barbados, romance is around every corner! With powdery fine sand beaches, the Crane Beach has been dubbed one of the “sexiest beaches in the world” by the Travel Channel. But that’s not all…The Crane has gorgeous pools (five in total!), a tranquility spa that offers couples massages, and a plethora of dining experiences, not to mention the spectacular scenery – and the winning bidder gets to spend an entire week luxuriating in this island paradise. Your accommodations are fully loaded and include two master bedrooms and three bathrooms along with an incredible ocean view and your own private 28-foot pool with a view over the cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean. Your room also includes daily maid service, wi-fi, and a fully equipped kitchen.


Winesong super friend Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson generously donated this fabulous trip to her treasured getaway, and you can be sure she has some amazing insider tips to share! Adding to the romance of this lot is Winesong artist and local fave, Hilary Eddy’s sweeping, gorgeous florals on a large format bottle. Believe it or not, the 6L is small in relation to her normal canvases! Originally from England, Hilary now lives along the Mendocino Coast. Her oil paintings have been exhibited and recognized in the US and internationally; she has won numerous awards and distinctions, and her work is in a large number of museum, corporate, and private collections. This stunning oil painting of roses, “Rose Romance” is the perfect ‘vase’ for Rivino’s hearty 2009 Cabernet Franc. Rivino is a boutique family winery where all of their wines are handcrafted from select grapes grown on the family’s Schrader Ranch Vineyard. Say goodbye to stress and hello to romance and relaxation!

Insider Information: One full week at The Crane, February 10, 2018 – February 17, 2018 only Winning Bidder must confirm and coordinate with Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson All on-site incidental expenses are the responsibility of the purchaser Trip is for four (4) guests

Opening Bid: $2000


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A Donation From: Meredythe and Clayt Daley, Jr.

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Perfect companions – as they are truly companion vineyards – this lot pairs verticals of a truly royal coupling. Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is one of the jewels of Bordeaux. Often referred to as Chateau Pichon Lalande, this Grand Cru Pauillac is regarded by many as the top “Super Second”; a Second Growth with quality equaling that of the First Growths. While not as structured or tannic as comparable Pauillac, it often is among the most voluptuous and complex of any given vintage. This spectacular 17-bottle Chateau Pichon Lalande collection encompasses vintages from 1975 through 2000 and includes all of the estate’s best wines from this era. The classic 1982 – which received a perfect 100 points from The Wine Advocate – is included, as are the 1985, 1986, 1996 and 2000, which received 96 points. All of the wines in this Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande collection are mature and ready to drink. Pichon Baron, as collectors like to call this famous chateau, produces rich, full bodied, spicy, concentrated, tannic and elegant Bordeaux wine. The vineyard is situated at the southern end of Pauillac, bordering Saint-Julien and across the road from Château Latour. In the top vintages the wines from this Chateau are known to age and improve for decades. Included in this extraordinary lot are all of the outstanding vintages over the last 25 years. This chateau has clearly earned its “super second” pedigree as many critics rank it with the very best such as Chateau Latour and Lafite. With so many great vintages starting with the 1982 - a personal favorite of Robert Parker, as was the 2000, the winning bidder will be challenged to pick a favorite in this lot. Both the 1989 and 1990 went off the charts, and the most recent vintages included here all rated in the high 90s. Described as “A spectacular effort,” the 2000 Pichon Baron was rated 96 points. Opening Bid: $1500


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HERRERO’S ‘GRAPE HARVEST’ A Donation From: Janet Herrero

This Lot Includes: Grape Harvest giclee on canvas (stretched & framed) by Lowell Herrero, 60” x 45”

Lowell Herrero’s Grape Harvest is an ode to the passion of hard work of grape harvesting. Grape Harvest depicts three figures taking the literal fruits of their labor across the field under a setting (or rising) sun. Lowell’s delightful, colorful take brings to life the joy and bounty of harvesting grapes. This limited edition giclee with its rich tones brings warmth and whimsy to the forefront. We are pleased to offer another wondrous work of art from the late Lowell Herrero, courtesy of his wife Janet. About Lowell Lowell Herrero moved into painting in 1966 after a successful career in graphic design…although the truth is, he first began creating art at the age of six! A move to Napa Valley in 2001 inspired paintings that celebrated nature’s beauty and abundance, and those who worked the land. While many of his works are reminiscent of particular places, what Lowell created was a kaleidoscope of all he saw in his own imagination.

Opening Bid: $1500


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WINESONG FUND-A-NEED Promoting Healing Through Comfort and Care

An essential piece of the healing process is comfort to the patient as well as love and support provided by family and friends. To provide a higher level of comfort and care benefiting patients and their loved ones, the 2017 FundA-Need goal is to upgrade patient rooms by providing major enhancements to the comfort and care of patients, patients’ families, and staff. The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation has provided a portion of funding towards this project. At present, the MCDH Medical-Surgical unit now has 6 new Hill-Rom VersaCare beds that are improving both patient safety and patient comfort. We still have several more patient rooms that are in critical need of new beds plus rooms in ICU. Important new comfort and safety features of the VersaCare beds include: • The beds can be easily moved from the normal flat position to an upright, seated positon, allowing the patient to exit the bed as if getting out of a chair. • The beds have built-in scales for obtaining patient weights with minimal disruption to the patient. This is a critical factor in medication dosing and monitoring fluid retention. • The new mattress improves patient comfort and helps in the process of preventing pressure ulcers. • The beds can be lowered to a height of 1½ feet off the ground. This eliminates the need for a step-stool for patients of short stature. This also reduces the risks of employee injuries.


• The beds have built-in alarms, which can be set for different areas of the bed. The alarm will immediately notify nursing staff if a patient is attempting to get out of bed without assistance, and is therefore at risk for falling. • The beds include “Brake Off” alarms. This is a safety measure to notify nursing staff if the bed’s braking system has not been set. Therefore greatly reducing the potential fall risk when the patient is entering or exiting the bed.

In addition to improving patient safety and comfort, the beds are easy for staff to move and operate, greatly reducing the possibilities of strains and other work-related injuries for medical staff. Other items needed to provide and promote comfort and healing are more comfortable seating for family members. We have learned that if comfortable seating is available, family members want to be close to their loved one. And we know patients recover more quickly when they are surrounded by loved ones, versus having them sit in a waiting area. For us to promote healing, this is also a critical need in our patient room improvement plan. Further, there are additional upgrades to patient rooms that directly benefit our patients, families and staff that are an essential piece of the healing process. The Hospital Foundation is committed to raising funds and we respectfully ask for your help in this important aspect of patient care.


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GO SLO A Donation From: San Luis Obispo Wine Country, Claiborne & Churchill Vintners, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

This Lot Includes: VIP package to San Luis Obispo Wine Country’s Harvest on the Coast Weekend, November 3rd-5th, 2017 for one (1) couple Two (2) tickets to Friday nights “Crafted on the Coast” Winemakers Dinner Two (2) tickets to Saturday Grand Tasting and VIP Table seats to Wine & Lifestyle Auction Access to Sunday free wine tasting at all SLO Wine Country tasting rooms Select bottle of wine from Claiborne & Churchill, 1.5L Private tour and tasting at Claiborne & Churchill on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 2-Night stay for one (1) couple at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach, Friday November 3rd through Saturday, November 4th, 2017

This package for one couple includes your “Go Coastal” getaway to join the winemakers of San Luis Obispo on the beach for the largest wine and food event of the year! Your trip begins Friday, November 3rd at Claiborne & Churchill Vintners a small, premium family-owned winery in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo. After your afternoon at Claiborne & Churchill, join the SLO Wine Country winemakers Friday evening for their “Crafted on the Coast” collaborative winemaker dinner at the Lido at Dolphin Bay in beautiful Pismo Beach. The dinner


will feature locally sourced cuisine paired perfectly with several San Luis Obispo wineries, each presented by their winemaker during the dinner. The party continues Saturday, with your VIP early entry pass to Harvest on the Coast. One couple will enjoy the ocean-view Grand Tasting at the Avila Beach Resort, featuring rare and reserve wines along with over two dozen local chefs and artisan food producers and live music. You’ll also receive front row seats to the Wine & Lifestyle Auction, the winemaker-hosted auction featuring rare wines, culinary treats and SLO Wine Country over-thetop destination experiences. End the weekend in SLO Wine Country all day Sunday for open houses, complimentary tastings and wine specials. Your adventure wouldn’t be complete without a two-night stay for one couple at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach. Nestled within the Central Coast of California’s pristine Avila Valley, the legendary Sycamore Springs Resort & Spa—located on over 100 wooded acres—is a destination like no other. Since the late 19th century, the Resort has been a popular retreat and committed to providing a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Relax in the comforts of a onebedroom King Spa Suite, which includes an individual hot mineral spring tub on a private patio

Insider Information: This is a date specific package and cannot be altered 45-day or more advanced booking requested for “Go Coastal” package Must be 21 years of age to participate

Opening Bid: $1000


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INTO THE WOODS A Donation From: Paul Reiber, Toulouse Vineyards, The Mendocino Grove, Foursight Winery

This Lot Includes: Hand-Carved, Wooden Wine Box by artist Paul Reiber 2012 Toulouse Vineyards Pinot Noir, 5L 2-Night Stay at The Mendocino Grove for two (2) guests Private Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Foursight Wines for up to four (4) guests Foursight Wines – Pinot Noir and Semillon selection (12)

Head into the woods Mendocino style…glamping! Enjoy a relaxing two nights at Mendocino’s newest offering – The Mendocino Grove. Where you can sleep under the stars and redwoods…in a nice cozy platform bed with down comforter and cotton linens under a safari tent! With a couple of sling back deck chairs and makings for s’mores – this is the coastal glamping experience! The prized possession of this lot is the incredible carved wood large format wine box by longtime Winesong artist Paul Reiber. Hand-carved from Jelutong wood, Paul has crafted a half wine bottle with a grape and leaf design – exquisite. And of course, you can’t just have an intricately carved large format box without having something to put inside. Enter Toulouse Vineyards – another masterful Pinot Noir producer, and a 5-litre bottle of their Estate Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. And that’s not all – add to your glamping experience with a tour, tasting and private lunch at Foursight Wines with winemaker Joe Webb.


Known for their lush pinots, you will undoubtedly enjoy a smashing afternoon in Anderson Valley. Now this is what we call Glamping Mendocino Style! About the Artist Paul Reiber moved to the Mendocino coast in 1981 to study with Jim Krenov at the College of the Redwoods Fine Wood Working program. Since that time he has maintained a studio on the coast focused on woodcarving and sculpture. A wide range of artists and styles, most notably the German artists Ernst Barlach and Kathe Kollwitz, have influenced his work, as well African tribal art and the art of Mesoamerica. His work is shown locally at Highlight Gallery in Mendocino. Insider Information: Advanced reservations required for the Mendocino Grove & Foursight Dates must be mutually agreeable All activities expire on August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $700


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BENVENUTI IN CHIANTI A Donation From: Villa Monte Bernardi, Artist Suzy Long, Antica Napa Valley

This Lot Includes: 7-Night Stay at Villa Monte Bernardi for six (6) guests Two (2) Authentic Homemade Italian Dinners for six (6) guests Half-Day Guided Tour of Siena Guided Tour of Volterra Mixed Half-Case of Estate Wines from Villa Monte Bernardi Six Bottle Box Painted by Artist Suzy Long 2014 Antica Napa Valley Sangiovese (2) 2014 Antica Napa Valley Pinot Noir (2) 2016 Antica Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2)

Villa Monte Bernardi is a jewel among trips offered at Winesong. With amiable hosts and guides, a trip to Villa Monte Bernardi assures the winning bidder of gracious hospitality befitting a beloved long lost cousin. Located in Chianti – the original winemaking region of Tuscany - the grounds of the Villa are spectacular and feature a gorgeous swimming pool, manicured lawn and gardens, gourmet kitchen and grand bedrooms and living areas – a comfortable space for up to 10 guests – which means you’ll have ample space for six! While a couple of activities and meals are planned, we leave it to you to decide how you’d like to spend your time under the Tuscan sun!


Antica Napa Valley is part of a family of 26 generations of wine making history! The name Antica is a combination of the Antinori family name and California – where they literally laid down roots in Napa Valley. Wines from this multigenerational, historic winery fill one of the most unique artist 6-bottle boxes we’ve ever offered! Suzy Marquess Long has painted an ingenious, Romanesque design – complete with the Roman numerals for the 33rd year of Winesong, and dedicated to Bacchus! Take home a piece of history and create a bit of your own – with a fabulous trip to Villa Monte Bernardi! About the Artist Suzy’s styles range from trompe l’oeil to cartoon, thanks to all the mural painting experience, and her inspiration comes from a very active imagination and the genes passed down from my maternal grandfather Marius Nissen. She loves painting trompe l’oeil stone and use many tools to perfect the technique. And Suzy says, “Aging a wood box to resemble ancient limestone is a great way to release stress!” My pastel paintings are found at the Watertower Gallery and Artists’ Co-Op of Mendocino, John Hanes Gallery in Boonville, Kokomo Studio in Calistoga and Edward Montgomery Gallery in Carmel.

Insider Information: Travel dates for Villa Monte Bernardi are from June – September 2018 only. Make reservations at earliest convenience to ensure securing preferred dates. Minimum 60-day advanced notification prior to preferred dates. Dates subject to availability and must be mutually agreeable Opening Bid: $3500


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IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING A Donation From: 2017 Winesong Honored Vintner Nils Venge, Saddleback Cellars, Far Niente/EnRoute Winery

This Lot Includes: Private Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests with Nils Venge 2010 Saddleback Cellars, Oakville Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L 2011 Saddleback Cellars, Oakville Estate, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L 2012 Saddleback Cellars, Oakville Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon Far Niente/EnRoute Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests. Includes current and library vintages, wine cave & garden tour 2015 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Les Pommiers 3L

Known as the ‘King of Cabernet,’ legendary winemaker Nils had been making impressive cabs prior to establishing his own domain – Saddleback Cellars! 1982 was the first vintage of Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and the winery was bonded in 1983. Operating Saddleback on weekends, after work and during vacations from his more formal winemaking duties at Groth, Nils was kept very busy! Nils made a name for himself and Groth during his tenure between 1982 – 1993…and that would be 1985 when he scored a perfect rating for their Cabernet Sauvignon! It’s easy to see how he earned the title, King of Cab! After parting company with Groth Vineyards in January of 1993, Nils branched out and became a consulting winemaker in addition to running Saddleback Cellars. We’re pretty certain he hasn’t looked back!


This lot finds a vertical, in varying formats – starting with the 2010 Cabernet in a double mag. Both Stephen Tanzer and Cellar Tracker rated this vintage 91 points. With the 2011 magnum of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll find elegant aromas of lavender, violet and sweet vanilla fill the nose leading to a palate of rich black currant and anise…and another 91 rating by Cellar Tracker. Of the 2012 Cab, Wine Spectator says, “Fresh and zesty, with a lively, spicy mix of blueberry and blackberry flavors. Presented in an elegant style, this is supported by ripe, fine-grained tannins, ending with a long, clean, juicy aftertaste. Drink now. ” Long time compadres of Nils Venge and Saddleback is Far Niente – and it’s not uncommon to develop great friendships with like-minded people, and in this case vintners! Far Niente also claims sister wineries, such as EnRoute, the only winery based out of Sonoma in the Far Niente family, but no less fabulous in her ability to produce quality wines. And since Saddleback and Far Niente have developed a partnership, at least in the Winesong auction, we couldn’t break these two up! So we present a stellar 2015 EnRoute Pinot Noir. EnRoute’s passion for Pinot is only matched by Nils Venge’s passion for Cabernet!

Insider Information: Private Tour & Tasting based on mutually agreeable dates Advanced booking required Reservations are for four (4) guests

Opening Bid: $500


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GRAZIANO GOURMET A Donation From: Greg & Trudy Graziano, Graziano Family of Wines, Chef Kim Badenhop

This Lot Includes: Multi-Course Gourmet Dinner for ten (10) guests Selection of Wines from Graziano Family of Wines

Greg Graziano and his wife Trudy graciously open their home to you and nine of your closest friends for a sumptuous multi-course Chef’s Dinner, courtesy of the inimitable Chef Kim Badenhop. Kim owned the former Rendezvous Restaurant in Fort Bragg, earning highest Zagat honors in Mendocino County several years running. Along with his amazing culinary talents, Kim offers up witty banter – so expect to not only enjoy the food but the camaraderie between Kim and Greg! Adding to this amazing dinner will be two wines per course, carefully selected by Greg, with one being from his Library collection and the other a current release. This is a treat for wine and food enthusiasts and a behind the scenes look into one of the most interesting winemakers in Mendocino County. About Graziano The Graziano Family has a colorful and rich history that has carried over to their winemaking and grape growing, which dates back to the early 1900’s. The first vineyards were planted in 1918, and by the late 1920’s, Greg Graziano’s grandfather was selling grapes to home winemakers on the East Coast and bootlegging wine to support the family. And so the family tradition of bold winemaking was born.


Today, owner and winemaker Greg Graziano puts his heritage and talents to work every day making wines for all four of his labels: Graziano, Enotria, Monte Volpe, and Saint Gregory; as well as consults and makes wines for other wineries. Everything Greg does is done with passion for the land, the grapes, the wines, and above all, family!

Insider Information: Minimum 60-day advanced notification required Subject to mutually agreeable dates for winemaker & chef Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $1000


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VALLEY GIRLS…OF SONOMA! A Donation From: Davis Bynum Winery, Hook & Ladder Winery, J. Rickards Winery, Moshin Vineyards, Russian River Vineyards, WindRacer Wines, Zialena Winery

This Lot Includes: Moshin Vineyards two-night stay for two (2) people, one (1) couple at the Winery Guest Suite

In-depth tour of the 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and Tasting

J. Rickards Winery Old Vine Vineyard and Cave Tour and Tasting for six (6) guests 2011 Alexander Valley Reserve Old Vine

Zinfandel (12) 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L

Zialena Winery Private Tour and Tasting for eight (8) guests 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (4)

2013 Cappella Red Wine Blend (2) 2013 Zinfandel (4) 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (2)

Russian River Vineyards $100 Restaurant Gift Card Davis Bynum Magnum Vertical 2012 Jane’s Vineyard Russian River Valley,

Pinot Noir, 1.5L 2013 Jane’s Vineyard Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, 1.5L 2014 Jane’s Vineyard Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, 1.5L 2014 Davis Bynum Clone 114, Pinot Noir (3) 2014 Davis Bynum Clone 23, Pinot Noir (3)

Hook & Ladder Vertical 2012 Reserve Third Alarm, Pinot Noir (1)

2013 Reserve Third Alarm, Pinot Noir (1) 2014 Reserve Third Alarm, Pinot Noir (1) 2015 Reserve Third Alarm Pinot Noir (1) 2013 WindRacer Wines, Pinot Noir, 1.5L


A glorious stay in the Russian River Valley with explorations that take you to the scenic Alexander Valley await in this beautiful representation of what these two exemplary wine regions have to offer. Your journey begins with a two-night stay at “Pinot Purists” Moshin Vineyards, where you’ll have the pleasure of staying in their beautifully appointed private guest suite as well as experience a tasting and in-depth tour of their unique gravity flow winemaking system, where four tiers built into the slope of the land utilize the power of gravity for moving wine through each stage of production. Dine at Russian River Vineyards Restaurant & Farm, the only winery-based restaurant in the Russian River Valley, offering an unparalleled wine country dining experience in an historic 1890’s farmhouse. A short jaunt north, and you’re in the Alexander Valley! Here, you’ll taste the magnificent wines of J. Rickards Winery, Gold Medal winner of Sunset’s 2017 International Wine Competition. Tour their old vine block vineyards and cool off with a visit to their unique wine cave. Continue down to the heart of the valley to Zialena Winery, where you’ll enjoy a private tasting experience and local food pairing and tour of the newly constructed winery nestled in the vineyards where their Estate Zinfandel and Cabernet grapes are grown. The winning bidder will also take home a beautiful representation of Russian River and Alexander Valley wines! Insider Information: For two (2) people/(1) couple with the exception of: J. Rickards Tour and Tasting for six (6) guests Zialena Private Tour and Tasting for eight (8) guests All stays, tours and tastings must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability; Moshin Vineyards stay expires October 31, 2018, must be 21 years of age or older Russian River Vineyards Gift Card not valid for tax or gratuity Opening Bid: $700


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AN INTIMATE JAZZ ENCOUNTER A Donation From: North Coast Brewing Company

This Lot Includes: An Exclusive Experience for two (2) guests Oregon Coast Jazz Party VIP Access reserved for “Sponsors Only” for all three days VIP Lodging for 3-Nights at Elizabeth Street Inn Access to exclusive Brewmaster Dinner for two (2) guests Dinner at Show of Your Choice at Jazz at the Sequoia Room for two (2) guests Collection of NCBC Belgian Trio with Glasses

Be part of the 15th Annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party in 2018! This incredibly intimate event gets you up close and personal with some of the best and brightest jazz notables like renowned flutist Holly Hofmann (also musical director for the Oregon Coast Jazz Party) and jazz pianist Mike Wofford (co-producer of the event). Unlike other Jazz Festivals, what makes the “Jazz Party” unique and interesting is the format as musicians appear in multiple combinations called “sets” during this three-day event. You can expect an amazing line up of performers, some who have made such an impression on North Coast Brewing Executive Vice President, Doug Moody, that he has invited them down to the Sequoia Room in Fort Bragg. Lodging as this event based in Newport, Oregon is at the Elizabeth Street Inn that sets atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. Each room offers views, plush robes, and a cozy fireplace…and it’s where those-who-know go!


This lot from North Coast Brewing wouldn’t be complete without including a dinner for two guests at Jazz at the Sequoia Room for a show of your choice. With the caliber of artists who perform at the Sequoia Room, we’re sure it’ll be a difficult choice to make! We suggest making your decision over a trio of North Coast Brewing’s fine Belgian trio collection, in proper drinkware!

Insider Information: Offer good for Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 only Dates tentatively scheduled for the first weekend of October 2018 Must be 21 years of age or older Single room, double occupancy Transportation not included Alcohol and tip not included for dinner at Jazz at Sequoia Room

Opening Bid: $1000


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A LEGENDARY WINE OVER FOUR DECADES A Donation From: Meredythe and Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 1975 1978 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1995 1996 2000 2001 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010

Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien Gruaud Larose - Grand Cru - St. Julien

This is an unbelievable 20-bottle vertical of classic Bordeaux spanning 4 decades. The 1975 remains gorgeous and each included here has received rave reviews. To cite a few, the 1982 earned 98 points and Robert Parker called it “A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted). This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status.”


And as for the most recent vintage: “The 2010 is a very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose.” This is one 2010 where patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040”. 93+ points. But the best summary comes from Clayt himself who knows them all and so graciously shares them today: “Many of these are classics, particularly the 1982 and the 1986 which I have had on numerous occasions … never a bad bottle! The 2000, 2009 and 2010 are also great wines, although I have thoroughly enjoyed drinking the vintages from the 80’s like 1983, 1985, and 1988.” For the fine wine connoisseur, this is a must-have 20-bottle vertical.

Opening Bid: $1400


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ABSOLUTELY ABALONE A Donation From: Little River Inn, Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse, Mendocino Area Parks Association, The Land LLC

This Lot Includes: Little River Inn’s 4th Annual Abalone Camp Experience for two (2) guests 2-Night Stay at Little River Inn, Ocean View Room Brunch & Orientation Welcome Reception Breakfast Dive Gear & Equipment 2-Days of Diving with Guides (Day 1 – Getting Acquainted; Day 2 –Actual Dive) Lunch for Day 2 Dive Cooking Demo & Communal Dinner with Fellow Divers & Guides 2018 World Championship Abalone Cook-Off & Festival Judging Tickets for two (2) guests 2-Night Stay at Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse including breakfast for two (2) guests 2000 Arrowood White Riesling, 375ml 2001 Arrowood White Riesling, 375ml 2004 Zina Hyde Cunningham Carignane 2007 Londer Sweet Gewurztraminer, 375ml (2) 2007 Londer Dry Gewurztraminer

This is the ultimate experience for abalone lovers and adventurers, and it includes not one, but two coastal abalone experiences! The adventurous part of this lot finds you at Little River Inn for their 4th Annual Abalone Camp in June 2018. Here you will get the chance to dive for abalone. Whether you’re an avid diver or a novice, this is a rare opportunity to dive with some of the most


renowned free dive guides in the region for this prized local delicacy. You’ll have a welcome reception and orientation and then attend a demonstration to learn how to clean and prepare abalone. The spoils of the Day 2 Dive culminate in a gourmand feast prepared by Little River Inn’s fabulous Chef Marc Dym. The second part of this Abalone experience introduces you to the local World Championship Abalone Cook-Off during the first weekend of October 2018. Arrive on Friday for a two night stay at the charming Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse in Little River. The Abalone Cook-Off takes place in South Noyo Harbor and is a quintessential Fort Bragg experience. A grassroots outdoor event, the Abalone Festival features a collection of abalone teams serving their best recipes from creatively decorated tents, each vying for the bragging rights of “Champion!” Local wineries, breweries, and musicians take part in this carefree afternoon of fun. After the event, head back to Dennen’s for a relaxing romantic evening for two at this adults only inn. Enjoy your abalone with specially selected library wines from The Land LLC.

Insider Information: Events and Lodging are date specific and cannot be altered. Must be 21 years of age. No monetary exchange. Lodging for one couple only, non-transferrable. Gratuity not included. Dive Package does not include a CA Fishing License or Abalone Report Card Guest must purchase a license prior to the dive. One abalone per diver must be donated for communal dinner.

Opening Bid: $600


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LE VALLON DU BREC – C’EST MAGNIFIQUE! A Donation From: Fred & Patricia Darland

This Lot Includes: 6-Nights, 7-Days for two (2) couples or four (4) guest in two private apartments Stocked refrigerator for the week with quality French goods French Basket of Goodies

Voilà. For a truly authentic countryside experience, Le Vallon du Brec is the place to be. A world famous botanical garden awarded the prestigious “Remarkable Garden” label, by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Le Vallon du Brec is five acres of uniquely manicured gardens. The garden follows no code and is unique in style, in all of Europe-perhaps because it is privately owned. The gardens are located in secluded surroundings near the medieval village of Coursegoules, Alpes-Maritime, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, surrounded by majestic mountains. The private main stone building, once a sheepcote, is a restored farmhouse dating from the 1680’s perched on an 11th century nature-formed terrace with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking a small natural valley. This is a hidden dream location enveloped by old Provence charm and majestic Alpes. Two splendid private guest apartments,The Colonial and The Design await you. Accommodations are for two couples, 6 nights and 7 days of French country bliss! The two owners, an artist and a garden enthusiast, in residence, completely remodeled the apartments in 2012.


The Colonial Guest Apartment features an eclectic mix of French, Moroccan and Asian antique furniture which include a Chinese arch dating from the 17th century and an original art mural, designed and painted by the Artist in residence. Let yourself be carried far and away. The Design Guest Apartment features the unique signature furniture and art pieces designed and built by the Artist in residence. This exotic suite, recently completed, was hand carved from the side of the ancient mountain. This labor of love translates into an amazing space to be savored-with each apartment showcasing the work of the Artist in residence. Mornings at Le Vallon du Brec are enchanting as the distant clang of the bellwether low in the valley gently invites you to enjoy a new day. With multiple terraces to choose from, coffee can be savored from the tranquility of your apartment terrace, the perch of the cliff cabana, or the swimming pool terrace – each having a splendid view of the lush gardens. In the afternoon, while indulging in a regional wine, take a leisurely stroll through the gardens where you can create a memorable picnic Bon AppÊtite! At nightfall, embrace the gentle night air and peaceful silence as you dreamily drift away. Find your place in this magical transcendent world. The village is a short walk away, where you will find an ancient wood fired stone oven in use today by the local baker producing delicious daily breads and tantalizing pastries. Discover ancient passages and doorways throughout the village. In the countryside enjoy mountain trail walking and biking; hike to beautiful waterfalls and canyons, visit the Cagnes River with its source in the valley flowing down to the Mediterranean.


Venture farther afield, there is more to explore. Visit nearby medieval villages in the French Alpes, such as the feudal village of Gourdon or visit Greolieres, a popular winter ski area and discover the prehistoric sites that await you. Enjoy a 45 minute drive to the French Riviera on the Côte d’Azur; St. Tropez, Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco. Venture into the stunning playground of rich and famous, Monaco, it is spectacular at night! Indulge in a day trip to the eastern slopes of Italy, “just next door” and sup on the Italian food of the region. For the collector, famous flea markets, “Brocantes” abound along the Cote D’Azur. Á votre santé! Enjoy the rich legacy of wine throughout Provence. Bon Voyage

Insider Information: 6-Night, 7-Days for two (2) couples in two private apartments. Subject to availability; host recommends a minimum of 3 months advance reservation. Please select dates carefully as there can be no changes (including postponing) once a reservation has been made. This distinctive property follows the French Country tradition so daily maid service is not provided. However, the in-residence owners are available to assure your comfort. Expires September 30, 2018. No exceptions. Opening Bid: $1500


A RARE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING TOUR DE FORCE A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 2005 Château Pontet Canet Pauillac, Grand Cru, 6L This extremely rare imperial is presented in the original wood case. Pontet Canet has now become one of the benchmark properties in Pauillac under winemaker Alfred Tesseron. As for accolades, the 2005 ranked 7th in The Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2008. The Wine Advocate gave it 97 points and said: “Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years.” Wine Spectator scored it 96 points with this description: “Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon.” Please feel free to express your thoughts with your paddles for this exceptional Imperial! Opening Bid: $1200

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A CHORUS OF MAGNUMS A Donation From: Consortium Mendocino

This Lot Includes: 2012 Coro Mendocino, Barra of Mendocino, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Brutocao Cellars, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Clos du Bois Winery, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Golden Vineyards, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, McFadden, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Parducci Wine Cellars, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Ray’s Station, 1.5L 2012 Coro Mendocino, Testa Vineyards, 1.5L Coro Mendocino 2015 Vintage Release Dinner for two (2) guests

Coro Mendocino is a unique program unto Mendocino and speaks to the creativity and diversity of the winemakers. Established over 13 years ago, the idea behind Coro – derived from the Latin word for “chorus” – was that participating wineries create a Zinfandelbased, blended wine that had to follow specific parameters. In essence, any winery could participate, but only those that passed a review by blind tasting could then carry the Coro label. The parameters set forth through the subgroup of Mendocino wineries, Consortium Mendocino, were that each producer had to use Zinfandel as their main varietal and it had to account for anywhere between 40 and 70 percent of the blend. A secondary varietal could be added but the percentage of it used could not exceed the percentage of Zinfandel used. Other parameters included using Mendocino grown


fruit only, minimum barrel time of one year, minimum of one year in bottle pre-release, and a myriad of other caveats. The result‌incredibly interesting wines that showcase the diversity and creativity of the local wine producers. With this lot, you have the opportunity to compare the eight producers from the 2012 vintage. These wines are meant to age so if you have patience, you can cellar these for a few years. You also have the chance to sit at the table with these winemakers for the Coro Mendocino 2015 Vintage Release Party on June 23, 2018. This exceptional evening includes a focused tasting on each of the new releases.

Insider Information: Coro Mendocino Vintage Release Dinner is date specific – June 23, 2018 only Dinner may not be redeemed for monetary value

Opening Bid: $700


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KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL FOR TWO A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

This Lot Includes: Stitzel-Weller Distillery Private Tour and Tasting of Bulleit Bourbon for two (2) guests Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour and Tasting for two (2) guests Lunch in Bardstown for two (2) guests Jim Beam Distillery Tour and Tasting for two (2) guests 8-hour chauffeured Escalade private service for two (2) guests 3-night stay in standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable property

Welcome to the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Here’s your passport to the world’s greatest Bourbon -– legendary distilleries just waiting to share their historic craft, timeless secrets and proud traditions of Kentucky’s signature spirit. Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience During your 8-hour excursion you will enjoy a sampling of iconic distillery tours and tastings on what’s known as the “South Route” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Your personal driver will share interesting history as you sit back and enjoy the ride…soaking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Stitzel-Weller Private Tour & Tasting - Your tour starts when your private driver arrives at the hotel with an Escalade to take your party of two in style to your first stop. Originally


opened on Derby Day in 1935, Stitzel-Weller’s fame comes from being the birthplace of Pappy Van Winkle, the most sought after bourbon in the world. The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is now home to Bulleit Bourbon, a Diageo brand of KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey that is characterized by its high rye content and aged for at least six years. This historic distiller sits just a few miles from Louisville’s thriving downtown scene. Maker’s Mark Tour & Tasting - Maker’s Mark has arguably the most beautiful distillery grounds in Kentucky, nestled along Whisky Creek. The tour explores the distillery and warehouses and ends in a well-appointed tasting room. Sample Maker’s Mark, Maker’s Mark 46 (a Super-Premium Bourbon), and a sample of the new-make white whiskey before it enters the barrel. Each of you will receive a bottle of Maker’s Mark to hand-dip in their iconic red wax. Maker’s Mark has one of the most recognizable package designs in the liquor industry. If you place two bottles side by side, you will notice that the wax seal is never the same. That’s because each bottle is hand dipped by distillery staff to create the trademark tendrils of wax that drip down the sides. Bring your bottle home to show your friends! Lunch for 2 - Enjoy lunch in historic Bardstown, listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America and known for its southern charm. Choose from Kurtz Restaurant (specializing in Southern cuisine, including skillet fried chicken and homemade cobblers and biscuit pudding), Old Talbott Tavern (featured on both Food Network and Travel Channel) and Mammy’s Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown.


Jim Beam Tour & Tasting - Jim Beam is one of the largest distilleries in the world and the #1 bourbon in the world. They claim if they stopped production today they have enough bourbon aging in their warehouses to meet demand for the next twenty years. Brands include Jim Beam Straight Bourbon, Booker’s, Baker’s, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Devil’s Cut, Old Tub, Red Stag, Jim Beam Honey and Knob Creek Smoked Maple. Enjoy a tour of the distillery, warehouse, bottling line, and a small museum of commemorative decanters. The tasting room is the envy of other distilleries and features pneumatic tasting machines with over 18 products to choose from. Enjoy your ride back to the hotel after a full day on The Bourbon Trail. Should you prefer to customize your day’s itinerary, the driver and vehicle are at your disposal for eight consecutive hours. Driver’s gratuity included.

Insider Information: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable Packages cannot be re-sold Must be 21 years of age or older to participate Ground transportation is not included except where specified Black-out Dates: Derby Week and Bourbon Festival

Opening Bid: $1000


A GRAND CRU AT ITS GRANDEST A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This lot includes: 1982 Château Cos d’Estournel Grand Cru - St. Estephe, 3L

Chateau Cos d’Estournel has a long and distinguished history as a Bordeaux wine property in the St. Estephe appellation that is as interesting as the estate’s unique architecture. The wines are rich, sensuous, age worthy, concentrated, refined, powerful, elegant and tannic. They are meant to age. Critics agree. The Wine Spectator awarded it 95 points and remarked: “Built for aging. Very dark ruby in color, with a garnet rim. Dried flower and berry aromas. Full-bodied and very solid, with masses of fruit and tannins. Still has plenty of time to go.” The Wine Advocate gave it the very same high rating and noted: “This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box.” And to conclude with a telling, personal, and allimportant impression, we add Clayt Daley’s remarks: “This is another wine I have had the pleasure to drink on several occasions with nothing less than a great experience. This wine has cellared remarkably well, as some of the other 82’s have faded.”

Opening Bid: $1000

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ISLAND HOSPITALITY IN ANGUILLA A Donation fFrom: VINTOURS, Albert & Bonnie Lake, Artist Sev Ickes, Balo Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 7-Night Stay at Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa for one (1) couple Welcome Cocktails with Albert & Bonnie Lake for one (1) couple Complimentary Champagne in Room Upon Arrival Dining at Select Restaurants for one (1) couple Dinner with Albert & Bonnie Lake at their residence, Islandskys for one (1) couple Wine Tasting with Vintours Sommelier for one (1) couple Painted artist bottle by artist Sev Ickes, 3L 2014 Balo Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir for artist bottle, fill for 3L 3-Day Car Rental

Long time Winesong supporters Albert & Bonnie Lake invite you to experience their fabulous homeland – Anguilla – this time at Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa. Voted the best resort in the Caribbean in 2017 by Travel & Leisure, there is no doubt you will be surrounded in luxury! Forbes Magazine calls Zemi, “the resort you need to visit!” Receiving numerous accolades, Zemi Beach House clearly has earned a stellar reputation in a very short period of time! Tucked away on six pristine acres adjacent to Anguilla’s Fountain Cavern National Park, Zemi blends contemporary style with unique experiences that reflect the island’s rich heritage.


Zemi exudes luxury and hospitality, with contemporary island style rooms that include wireless Bluetooth sound system, 24-hour room service, motion sensor climate control, luxe Malin & Goetz bath amenities, Frette Premium linens, and more. The property itself features both casual and fine dining restaurants, multiple lounges including the Rhum Room with…a Rummelier…yes – that would be a sommelier for Rum – say no more! Anywhere you travel around Anguilla, you will find the most gracious hospitality – even from strangers! In fact, there are no strangers, just people you haven’t been formerly introduced to! And with Albert & Bonnie as your hosts, you’re guaranteed a grand time as Albert is an “unofficial” Ambassador of Anguilla and knows everyone! Allow him to guide you can be assured you’re in good hands during your stay! Adding to this fabulous Island trip is a colorful, tactile art bottle, “Glow Worm” by artist Sev Ickes. This delightful double magnum is filled with a divine 2014 Balo Vineyards Pinot Noir. Called, “very seductive with a bombastic fruit finish of extraordinary length that is off the charts”…this pinot scored 93 from the Prince of Pinot himself! About the Artist - A previous Winesong Artist of the Year in 1992, Sev’s style captures her optimistic view of life, focusing on the playful and colorful. Sev’s work is created with acrylic paint and number one brushes on smooth canvas. The viewer is drawn into her paintings, searching the myriad details not wanting to miss a single detail! Insider Information: Winning Bidder must make reservation requests exclusively through VINTOURS Minimum 60 day advanced notification Dates must be mutual agreeable Dates subject to availability Black-out dates may apply Expires December 31, 2018 Opening Bid: $2000


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THAT’S ONE SPICY SAUSAGE! A Donation From: Vince & Renee DiPierro, Cowlicks Ice Cream

This Lot Includes: Family style Italian Dinner featuring Vince DiPierro’s Homemade Sausages for 10 guests Selection of Mendocino County Wines Cowlicks Ice Cream Great Company

~BUY IN DINNER…FOR TONIGHT~ For those that have been guests at the postWinesong Beach Party, you know all about the famous Vince DiPierro sausages – homemade, spicy, delicious! This year the Foundation made the decision to end the Beach Party – a difficult one given the long standing tradition, but super stars Vince & Renee DiPierro have stepped in to offer a new twist on the Beach Party. Ten guests have the opportunity to bid and win a spot at the table for a Buy-In Dinner at Vince & Renee’s stunning vacation home on the ocean side of Highway 1 in Little River – tonight! Vince & Renee will whip up a classic Italian Dinner complete with pasta, his famous homemade sausages, bread, wine, and a special wine-infused ice cream, made exclusively for this dinner, by Cowlicks Ice Cream. This dinner starts at 7:30 after Winesong tonight. For a chance to attend, all you need to do is raise your paddle! Only ten seats are available for this fun-filled and relaxing postevent evening, so if you haven’t made dinner plans, consider dining with the DiPierro’s!


About the DiPierro’s Vince & Renee have been attending Winesong since nearly the beginning – and they have been exceptional supporters over the years! Vince has always been a fixture at the VIP Beach Party as the guy making those spicy sausages. With a gourmet’s heart and the graciousness of the perfect hosts, Vince & Renee love cooking for friends and family – and tonight, that means the Winesong family…or at least those lucky few who can get their paddles up fast enough! Mangia!

Insider Information: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM Italian Family Style Dinner Dietary Requests not available due to the timing of this event At the Vacation Rental of Vince & Renee DiPierro Directions and Map will be given to winning bidders at time of check-out

$250 Per Person/$500 Per Couple


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HEART OF HEALDSBURG A Donation From: Banshee Wines, Barndiva Restaurant, Flight Deck Tasting Lounge & Bottle Shop, Hotel Healdsburg, Stephen & Walker, Thumbprint Cellars, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, Michael Greene

This Lot Includes: Hotel Healdsburg two-night stay for one (1) couple with complimentary breakfast Stephen & Walker Tour and Private Barrel Tasting with Winemaker and Owner Nancy Walker for up to ten (10) guests 2009 Howell Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L 2015 Dry Creek Valley, Petite Sirah (6) Banshee Wines VIP Tasting Experience for four (4) guests 2013 Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay, 1.5L Thumbprint Cellars Wine Tasting and Food Flight for four (4) guests 2011 Three Some Red Blend, 3L Flight Deck Tasting Lounge & Bottle Shop Italian inspired lunch for up to six (6) guests $300 Gift Certificate towards wine and merchandise Barndiva Restaurant 3-Course Dinner Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar $100 Restaurant Gift Card Wooden Artist Wine Box with original artwork “Gilded Reflection” by photographer Michael Greene

The charm and sophistication of Healdsburg’s historic town square beckons you for a luxurious stay and an unforgettable food and wine adventure! Spend two magnificent nights at the illustrious Hotel Healdsburg where you can relax poolside, drink in hand, under the shade of the fig and olive trees, or take a stroll through the country gardens. Each morning of your


stay, you’ll enjoy a complimentary Harvest Breakfast served in the fireplace lounge. When you’re ready, adventure out to explore the square with your private wine walk that will take you to four fantastic boutique wineries situated near and around the square. From the savory Italian lunch at Flight Deck Tasting Lounge & Bottle shop to the tour and private barrel tasting with owner and winemaker Nancy Walker of Stephen & Walker winery, the VIP tasting in the sophisticated tasting room at Banshee Wines, to the delicious wine and food flight pairing at Thumbprint Cellars, you’re sure to be elated by the artisan crafted wines that have made this region so beloved. End each evening with a culinary delight as you feast on the sumptuous creations at Barndiva Restaurant and the tantalizing tapas at Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar. At the culmination of your stay, you’re sure to depart under the enchanted spell of Healdsburg. Wine Box Artist Michael Greene grew up north of Healdsburg and is inspired by the breathtaking views and vistas of northern California where he captured the beautiful golden rocks glistening in Lower Salmon Lake, CA in “Gilded Reflection.”

Insider Information: For two (2) people/(1) couple with the exception of: Banshee Wines VIP Tasting Experience for up to four (4) guests Flight Deck Tasting Lounge & Bottle Shop Italian Lunch for up to six (6) guests Stephen & Walker Tour and Private Barrel Tasting for up to ten (10) guests Thumbprint Cellars Tasting and Food Flight for up to four (4) guests All stays, tours and tastings must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability; Hotel Healdsburg stay for Sunday through Thursday and is not valid September/October/Holidays

Opening Bid: $800


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A TRUE DALEY DOUBLE A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 2013 Bon Pari Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (12) 2014 Bon Pari Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (12) Place on Exclusive Mailing List for Bon Pari

Super supporters and Winesong friends Meredythe & Clayt Daley have generously donated incredible wine lots throughout the years – including this year’s Winesong. We are delighted to include the first two vintages of Clayt’s own label, Bon Pari, in our auction offerings this year. Bon Pari is French for “good bet”. Per Clayt, “We chose this name because we believe in a Burgundian style of wine that still reflects its California origins. In the future, fruit for Bon Pari will come from our estate vineyard – a former thoroughbred horse racing ranch. We hope the vineyard and the wine are both ‘good bets.’ “ Every effort was made to make Bon Pari a top quality wine, including using fruit sourced from select vineyards of Dijon clones in the cool-climate section of the Sonoma Coast appellation near Annapolis. Clayt recalls they were allowed to “cherry pick” the vineyard for its best rows, paying a premium price for the fruit. The Daleys were thrilled when winemaker Fred Scherrer agreed to make a relatively small volume of wine for them. Fred had since


received great write-ups from Robert Parker and The Wine Spectator. What Fred has done is craft an exceptionally rich and concentrated Pinot Noir with a philosophy of minimal intervention – in other words, if you’ve got great fruit, the wine doesn’t need to be ‘tampered with.’ Clearly a noted wine enthusiast and collector, Clayt had very specific ideas about his wines. For his 2013, he shares: “The wine is being released three years after the vintage while most wineries released their 2013 Pinot Noirs a year ago. I wanted to ensure that the wine had sufficient time in the bottle to be drunk with pleasure on release. However, I believe that this wine will cellar beautifully for at least 3 to 5 years. Therefore, you can pull the cork now or wait for the wine to develop additional complexity and refinement.” Former writer for The Wine Spectator and Decanter UK, Norm Roby says of the 2013 Bon Pari: “This cool-coastal 2013 Pinot captures the bright, often illusive pure Pinot fruit and was crafted to showcase Pinot’s harmonious and refined personality...combining concentration and finesse, purity and complexity, it typifies the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. Vibrant, deep garnet color. Exhibits bright, youthful red fruit aromas that gradually open to reveal a mix of black cherry, ripe plum, and hints of raspberry. Round and silky on the palate, the multi-layered flavors combine cherry and plum flavors with nuances of black tea, cloves and earthiness. Subtle, fine-grained tannins contribute.” Bon Pari is sure to be a good bet! Purchase of this lot also secures a place on Clayt’s Winner’s Circle Winery mailing list for the winning bidder.

Opening Bid: $800


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WHISKEY A GO GO! A Donation From: Albion River Inn, Mark Bowery, Artist Rita Crane, Witching Stick

This Lot Includes: 2-Night Stay at Albion River Inn for two (2) couples Dinner at Albion River Inn Restaurant for four (4) guests Scotch Whiskey Tasting with Mark Bowery for four (4) guests “Evening Glow Over Albion Bay” photograph on wine box by artist Rita Crane Selection of Witching Stick Wines (6)

Albion River Inn has made a name for themselves on several fronts – the beautifully romantic space, the fabulous restaurant, and an award winning beverage program (thanks to the virtuoso palate of Mark Bowery). For whiskey lovers, this is a fabulous chance to sit, savor, and learn more about spirits with Mark. It’s also a chance to enjoy a beautiful inn with glorious ocean views, and dine at one of the best restaurants in Mendocino County! We’ve added an ideal keepsake to this lot, a stunning photograph entitled, “Evening Glow Over Albion Bay” by photographer Rita Crane. The photograph is affixed to a six bottle wine box containing a lovely selection of wines from Witching Stick Winery in Anderson Valley. We dare say you’ll have your own glow over Albion from this incredibly delicious and intoxicating auction lot!


About Albion River Inn Albion River Inn covers 10 acres of headland bluffs and gardens above the sea. Their architectural style reflects the New England roots of the settlers who first arrived in the area in the early 1850s. About the Artist Seeing through the eye of a camera was Rita’s main passion in high school - not surprisingly - since Rita’s father Ralph Crane was a notable LIFE magazine photographer for over thirty years. Those teen years shooting film from behind a single lens reflex and the hours spent in the darkroom experimenting with wet printing techniques for black and white photography taught Rita skills that now translate naturally into today’s digital technology.

Insider Information: Sunday through Thursday only Based on mutually agreeable dates Black-out dates may apply Stay is for up to four (4) guests total in two (2) rooms Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $800


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SPOTLIGHT ON SPOTTSWOODE A Donation from: Michael Tyers, Norm Roby

This Lot Includes: Spottswoode Family Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, 2001, 2005 – 2014 Book “Spottswoode, 125 Years - A Family Wine Estate” by Spottswoode Estate Winery

Noted wine critic Robert Parker had a lot to say about Spottswoode, and for good reason…they are simply divine and a true Napa classic! The wine industry owes gratitude to Spottswoode for maintaining such a consistently high level of quality and representing the quintessence of Napa wines. In August 2016, Parker tasted Spottswoode’s Cabernet vertical from 1982 – 2014. As we ourselves couldn’t do nearly the justice that he does, we have provided his insights below for some of the more spectacular vintages of this noteworthy 11-bottle vertical from 2005 – 2014, plus 2001. 2007 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 99 Points An absolutely staggering nose of blueberries, white flowers, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite is followed by a full-bodied, opulent, multidimensional wine that is seamless. Incredible fruit intensity, purity and depth of character make this one of the great, great classics in the Spottswoode lineup. This wine can be approached now, but it is nowhere near full maturity, and should evolve for at least another 30–40+ years. Owners of this vintage have liquid gold in their cellars. Drink 2016–2056. 2010 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 100 Points Consistently perfect from barrel and bottle multiple times, the 2010 is one of the recent blockbuster efforts from Spottswoode. Superb aromatics of spring flowers, blue and black


fruits, forest floor and a touch of toast, are followed by a wine of exceptional intensity, texture, purity and a full-bodied finish with velvety, but noticeable tannins. Still extremely young, but also remarkably impressive even though it is only six years of age. Expect this to hit its prime in about 10 years and last for at least 40. Drink 2016–2056. 2012 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 99 Points This is a dramatic, flamboyant, modern-day version of the 2002. Dramatic blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, along with camphor, charcoal, white flowers and foresty notes all emerge from the impressive aromatics that soar from the glass. The intense, explosively rich, full-bodied palate is layered with beautiful purity, stunningly sweet, silky tannins and terrific presence and complexity. This is a gorgeous wine on a relatively fast evolutionary track, but certainly it has 30 years of upside left. Drink 2016–2046. 2013 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 99+ Points This is another killer effort from Spottswoode. It has hints of violets intermixed with sweet foresty notes, blackcurrants, chocolate and a touch of subtle smoke and earth. It is dense, with higher acidity and more noticeable structure than the 2012, but is as concentrated, dense and promising. Some patience is warranted in 2013, and I would suggest waiting another 5–6 years before pulling the cork on one. It is a 50-year wine at the very minimum and a great classic. Drink 2021–2071.”

Opening Bid: $1000


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A MAGICAL EVENING IN THE GARDENS A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Julia Conway, Assaggiare Mendocino, Phil Baxter, Baxter Winery

This Lot Benefits the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and Includes: Sunset Winemaker Dinner at Cliff House for six (6) guests Baxter Wines with Dinner Two (2) 2017 Festival of Lights Gala Tickets Two (2) 2018 Art in the Gardens Tickets Photograph keepsake of Winemaker Dinner The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens has been our Winesong home for nearly as long as Winesong has been around, and it has afforded us the most stunning of settings for our fundraising event. In honor of this long standing partnership and to herald our collaborative efforts, 100% of the proceeds of this particular auction lot, created by the team at the Gardens, will be given back to the Gardens. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a unique natural treasure.Their mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems. This magnificent 47-acre site is one of the few public gardens located directly on the ocean’s shore. The unique environment on the Mendocino Coast makes the Gardens a wonder year-round; each changing season brings new flora and fauna. They welcome visitors and our local community to experience the rugged beauty of the Mendocino Coast mixed with the peaceful tranquility of this garden by the sea.


Enjoy a dazzling winemaker dinner at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ Cliff House overlooking the alluring Pacific Ocean with winemaker extraordinaire Phillip Baxter of Baxter Winery. You and your guests will be enchanted by an unforgettable gourmet dinner for six in this idyllic ocean front venue. Chef Julia Kendrick Conway of Assaggiare Mendocino will prepare a feast with wines paired from Anderson Valley’s Baxter Winery presented by Winemaker Phil Baxter himself alongside his wife Claire Baxter. This lot also includes tickets to signature MCBG events – the Festival of Lights Gala 2017, and Art in the Gardens 2018. About Phil Baxter Studying abroad in France gave Phil an appreciation for fine wines, as did his internships at a couple of noteworthy wineries in Napa Valley. A return trip to France saw Phil hone his winemaking skills by working side by side with a few master winemakers. Fast forward to 2002, and Phil became head winemaker for the label he established with his father, Phil senior. Phil the younger has been crafting delectable pinots right here in Mendocino County ever since.

Insider Information: A minimum 60-Day Advanced Notification for Reservations Dates Subject to Availability with Gardens, Caterer, and Winemaker Black-Out Dates May Apply Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $800


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HOT IN ALBUQUERQUE! A Donation From: Vintage Albuquerque

This Lot Includes: VIP Passes to Vintage Albuquerque 2018 for two (2) guests 3-Night Stay at Hotel Andaluz for two (2) guests (one room) Two (2) Tickets for Opening Night Gala, Thursday May 17, 2018 Two (2) Tickets for Grand Tasting, Friday May 18, 2018 Two (2) Tickets for Live Auction Dinner, Saturday May 19, 2018 Two (2) Tickets for Champagne Brunch, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Vintage Albuquerque is an organization and event that does much to support Children’s Arts Education; they also produce an exceptional event that we support through cross-promotion at our particular auctions. So what is Vintage Albuquerque…? It’s a 4-day extravaganza of wine, food, auctions, and luxury lodging at the swanky Andaluz Hotel – a 4-diamond resort! They have guest chefs, guest vintners, an artist of the year – all in the sizzling hot southwest city of Albuquerque! Insider Information: 60-day or more advanced booking required. For two (2) guests, VA dates are May 17 – 20 (may be subject to change). Accommodations are single room, double occupancy. Good for VA 2018 only. Opening Bid: $1000


INSTANT PINOT CELLAR… ANYONE?? A Donation From: Artevino/Maple Creek Winery, Baldacci Family Vineyards, Blue Oasis Wines, Brutocao Cellars, Champs de Reves, Copain Wines, Domain Anderson, EnRoute, Expression Wines, Fathers & Daughters, Foursight Wines, Goldeneye Winery, Graziano Family of Wines, Handley Cellars, Harmonique, Husch Vineyards, Lazy Creek Vineyards, Lichen Estate, Lula Cellars, Masut Vineyard and Winery, Miner Family Winery, Murder Ridge Winery, Navarro Vineyards, Oppenlander Vineyard, Panthea Winery & Vineyard, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pennyroyal Farm, Philo Ridge Winery, Seabass Vineyards, Toulouse Vineyards,Valiance,Waits-Mast Family Cellar,WALTWines, Witching Stick, and Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

This lot includes: A Selection Pinot of Noir from 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration Participants Two (2) tickets to A Pinot Noir Celebration 2018 It’s an instant cellar of fabulous Pinot Noirs from this year’s line-up of Pinot Noir Celebration participants! Now including pinot producers outside of Anderson Valley, this lot allows for a wider assortment of styles of pinots from around Mendocino County and beyond! This is a fabulous lot to either cellar, or to serve at a major event – anyone getting married? Having a milestone birthday? Family gathering? Or do you have a group of friends who share your love of Pinot and you want to throw one helluva Pinot party?! This is a rare lot consisting of a wide array of Pinot producers and you won’t find this selection anywhere else! Insider Information: Pinot Noir Celebration tickets for 2018 event only Opening Bid: $1000

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THE HEIGHT OF HEITZ A Donation From: Heitz Cellar

This Lot Includes: 2009 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (2) 2010 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (2) 2012 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard (2)

“Heitz’s Martha’s Vineyard bottlings rank among the greatest California wines in the 20th century” – Wine Spectator The magnificent story of Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon began in 1965 and continues unfolding today. The historic handshake deal between the Heitz family and the May family, who own Martha’s Vineyard, made Cabernet Sauvignon history! The cherished relationship between the families now spans three generations. The three vintages offered in this lot have all received high ratings. The 2009 scored 93 points from Vinous, and per Wine Spectator, “Shows notable herb, mint and bay leaf overtones, with a tight, dense core of dried currant and berry that is slow to open. This is very shut down for now, and should age for a long time. The flavors build on the finish. Drink now through 2027.”


Earning a higher rating were the 2010 and 2012 – both with Cellar Selection designation from Wine Enthusiast. Of the 2010, Wine Enthusiast score them 94 points and said, “The mighty Martha’s spends three-and-a-half years aging in French Limousin oak barrels. It has years to go, its structure so expertly captured in the bottle, yet still willing to impart a lightness of sage and sarsaparilla, the tannins firm and integrated, with slight hints of cigar, coconut and that ever-famous mint. Drink now through 2025. ***Cellar Selection***” Vinous scored the 2010 96 points while Wine & Spirits score it 95 points. Clearly, this wine is consistent in its reputation and appeal. The 2010 also scored 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, who reveled, “This tremendous 100% varietal wine hails from Oakville and was aged over three years in oak. Juicy red-cherry fruit and a compelling hint of caramel greet the palate, framed by elegant, fine tannins and a subtle minty tone in the background. Balanced and rewarding from start to finish, it has years ahead of it to develop further nuance. Enjoy 2022–2030.” ***Cellar Selection ***

Opening Bid: $700


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LAKE COUNTY CALLING A Donation From: Artist Lynne Prentice, Barra of Mendocino, Tallman Hotel, Gregory Graham Wines, Out of This World, Thorn Hill Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Gregory Graham Wines 2-night stay in the Crimson Hill Guest House for up to four (4) guests Private Tour and Tasting with ownerwinemaker Gregory Graham Tallman Hotel 1-night stay for two (2) guests in upper garden room Painted large format wine bottle, “Under the Old Oak Tree” by artist Lynne Prentice, 6L 2014 Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah, 6L fill for artist bottle Boatique Winery “All Aboard” Private Tour with wine and cheese paring for four (4) guests Thorn Hill Vineyards Wine Tasting for four (4) guests Out of This World $150 Gift Certificate

Start your Lake County getaway with a stay at Gregory Graham Wines where you’ll not only have stunning views of the lake from the Crimson Hill Guest House, but you’ll get an in depth look at how their wines are made from owner and winemaker Gregory Graham, winner of San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s Best of Class and Double Gold for his 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and 2012 Estate Syrah. With Lake County’s diverse landscape, you’re afforded an ideal and stunning habitat to a variety of bird species throughout the years, making it one of the premier bird watching destinations in North America…so make sure


you pick up a pair of binoculars at Out of This World before your journey begins! This lot also includes experiences at two of Lake County’s premier wineries. Start with a unique tour at Boatique Winery, where you’ll sip wine in a beautiful tasting room among magnificent antique wooden boats, and then on to Thorn Hill Vineyards, where winemaker Amy Thorn focuses on small production, single vineyard full-bodies wines from properties that are the most distinctive in their appellation. The Tallman Hotel sits on the north end, or Upper Lake, and is a perfect overnight getaway to either begin or end your Lake County experience. Artist Lynne Prentice’s painting on a 6L bottle is the perfect keepsake entitled, “Under the Old Oak Tree” and you can just picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine and a cool breeze under that tree! Filling the bottle is a 2014 Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah! About the Artist Artist and framer extraordinaire, Lynne has created another classic piece for Winesong. In addition to creating her own beautiful works, Lynne also assists other artists with framing, and even those adhering photographs to wine boxes – she is the ultimate over achiever and utility player – not usual descriptions, but she has mad skills.

Insider Information: All stays, tours and tastings must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability; Tallman Hotel stay expires September 9, 2018; blackout dates may apply Boatique Winery Tour and Tasting expires October 1, 2018 Thorn Hill Vineyards Wine Tasting expires December 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $1000


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DR. JOHN AT YOUR SERVICE – WINESONG 2018! A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association

This Lot Includes: The Head Table for Winesong 2018 Dr. John Rochat as your exclusive server With special selection of wines from AVWA Winesong VIP experience for up to ten (10) guests, includes… A Pinot Noir Celebration Winesong Grand Tasting & Charity Auction VIP Auction Preview Welcome Reception VIP Sparkling Sunday Brunch 2-Night Stay for one (1) couple at a premier property Grab the best seats under the tent for Winesong 2018 for you and your closest friends! Next year marks the 34th year of Winesong Weekend! Join the festivities as our VSG – Very Special Guest for a VIP weekend, starting with complimentary tickets to A Pinot Noir Celebration. Your weekend includes Auction Reserve Tickets to Winesong, plus access to our exclusive VIP Auction Preview Welcome Reception on Friday and our VIP Sparkling Sunday Brunch on…Sunday after Winesong. And of course, the road back home is through enchanting Anderson Valley where participating wineries have their doors open for special pairings, tastings, and music!


Server extraordinaire and wisecracker Dr. John Rochat, our head of Oncology, will be your exclusive server during the Winesong Auction Luncheon at your premier table front and center of the Auction! In addition to your lunch and fine wines, Dr. John will be serving a heaping of humor, good natured banter, and a passion for the community! Wines for your table will be specially selected from our wine aficionados and friends! So sit back, relax, and enjoy being the center of attention as you’re recognized from the stage! We look forward to welcoming you back to Winesong 2018!

Insider Information: Winesong 2018 is on September 7 & 8, 2018 The Head Table on September 9th seats up to ten (10) guests Expires September 10, 2018

Opening Bid: $1000


CONDITIONS OF PUCHASE: SILENT AUCTION 1. The Silent Auction will open at 11:00 AM and ALL lots will close at 2:00 PM 2. Winning Bidders may pick up items after 3:30 PM 3. Super Silent Auction: These are items that would normally be offered in the Live Auction, but due to time limitations and our need to limit the number of lots, were moved into the Super Silent. 4. Winesong Bidding Forms require minimum bid increase of $25 for each lot, unless otherwise specified on the Bidder Form. 5. In the event of a tie or a dispute, a Winesong representative will resolve the tie or dispute by a random system. However, it is a well-established scientific fact that all random systems available favor the calm, polite, non-aggressive personality. 6. Each lot is offered “As Is.� What you see before you, not what is written in the catalog, is what you are bidding on. 7. All Event Related Auction Lots are DATE SPECIFIC and cannot be altered, redeemed for cash or traded. All lots that include overnights, dinners, etc., expire on August 31, 2018 unless otherwise specified on the certificates; and are based on mutually agreeable dates. 8. The successful bidder is responsible for removing all lots purchased at the end of the Live Auction.


LOT 501 Minxy Minx! A Donation From: Ralphine Ippoliti, Land LLC

This Lot Includes: Full-length Mink Coat Fur-coat protective cover 1997 Pine Ridge Black Diamond Port, 375ml

Gorgeous, sumptuous full length genuine mink coat, from farm raised minks. Perfect for cold weather and hot events! Keep cozy warm in style! And if that’s not warm enough, enjoy a bottle of Black Diamond Port from Napa Valley.

Opening Bid: $1500.00


LOT 502 Marilyn Merlot – The Red Bombshell A Donation From: Robert Blanc

This Lot Includes: Marilyn Merlot vertical – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 (2), 1996, 1997 Marilyn Merlot Maneater – NV Take Marilyn home with a lot you won’t find anywhere else! Sanctioned by the Family Estate, and made by Nova Wines! Per their website, “the story behind the brand’s success includes a bit of Hollywood serendipity as well. Bob and Donna Holder, principal owners of Marilyn Merlot, moved to Napa in 1978 from Berkeley, CA. He was a CPA, and she worked at St. Helena High School, but they quickly gravitated to wine. Using some purchased grapes and some grapes on the Holder property, they produced their first homemade Merlot in 1983. One evening two years later, when the wine had been bottled, dinner conversation turned to a name for the Merlot. We wanted something cute that fit with their other ‘Maneater’ brand. Donna Cazet said, “Why not call it Marilyn Merlot?” The idea just hung there, and it really seemed like a clever name recalls Bob Holder. The Holders credit the idea to take Marilyn Merlot commercial to a friend in the wine business, “We gave a case to an auction in 1987, and Tony said, ‘You ought to be selling this stuff,’” says Holder. So they did! Another friend connected them with the attorney representing the estate of Marilyn Monroe. They eventually hammered out a licensing contract, which allowed them to use the photo reproductions on the labels and gave exclusive rights to the brand name. Sales of the first commercial vintage, the 1985, which was made with purchased bulk wine, were good. They sold out the initial 2,500 cases they’d made, and then received an order, from Japan, for 2,000 more cases of the vintage. They bought more bulk Merlot and did a second bottling from the 1985 harvest.”

Opening Bid: $1500.00


LOT 503 Pinot & Go! A Donation From: Williams Selyem Winery, The Land LLC

This Lot Includes: 2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Russian River (6) 2014 Williams Selyem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Burt Williams Morning Dew Ranch, 1.5L Williams Selyem Estate Private Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch sits in an ideal cool climate location for Pinot Noir – the “deep end” of Anderson Valley on 13 acres reserved for Pinot Noir. The vineyard has Franciscan soils, clay underlain with sandstone. This is a highly expressive wine, rich in aromatics with notes of pomegranate, orange, allspice and vanilla. Additional layers of ginger, pencil lead and minerals complete the intense profile. Round and supple in the mouth, the seamless acidity carries the flavors and the fine grained tannins effortlessly into the long finish. This is another impressive vintage from Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch, which will improve with an additional 7-10 years of aging. A vintage like this, where everything comes together perfectly, is rare and will certainly be a vintage to enjoy for many years to come! Adding to this bounty of Williams Selyem are six bottles of the 2008 Pinot from Russian River. This wine scored a 94 from The Wine Spectator. The six 750’s were donated through The Land LLC – an organization that purchased property in Anderson Valley previously owned by Jeff Skoll (the first president of eBay), who donated wines from his private cellar and now we have the good fortune of offering them to you. Not too shabby!

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 504 A Dreamy Pacific Cove A Donation From: Artist Janis Porter

This Lot Includes: Framed watercolor, Pacific Cove, 30� x 31� by artist Janis Porter Former Winesong Artist of the Year (2015), Janis Porter has once again created a superb watercolor entitled Pacific Cove, beautifully framed and ready to brighten your home! This piece shows off the muted pastels that Janis so expertly commands to create an ethereal depiction of the Pacific. Janis Porter is an award winning Mendocino watercolor artist originally from Berkeley, California. Her paintings are widely collected in many countries. Her work may be seen at Prentice Gallery in Mendocino, at the Mendocino Art Center, and at Mendocino Eco Artists exhibits in the North Coast Area. Janis also serves on the board of the Mendocino Art Center and is in charge of the Exhibit Committee.

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 505 A Viader Vertical A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

This Lot Includes: 1994 1995 1996 1997

Viader - Proprietary Red - Napa Valley Viader - Proprietary Red - Napa Valley Viader - Proprietary Red - Napa Valley Viader - Proprietary Red - Napa Valley

VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery and vineyard estate located just northeast of St. Helena on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain at an elevation of 1300 feet. VIADER is recognized around the world for consistently producing award winning, very limited production red wines and Bordeaux-style blends. Founding winemaker Delia Viader, PhD. applies a unique approach to grape growing and winemaking, challenging new world conventions while honoring old world traditions; resulting in a highly sought after and coveted cult wine.

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 506 Steuben – Frolicking Dolphins A Donation From: The Graham Estate Steuben was founded in 1903 by renowned English glass master Frederick Carder, who named it for the New York State county where the town of Corning is located. In 1918, Steuben became part of Corning Glass Works, now Corning Incorporated. Steuben is the epitome of the expression, “Crystal Clear”. Exquisitely sculpted, we are pleased to share another treasure of this unparalleled crystal with you. The Graham Estate has generously donated this impeccable sculpture from their collection.

Opening Bid: $300.00

LOT 507 AVWA Pinot Fest 2018! A Donation From: Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, Toulouse Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2012 Toulouse Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, 5L AVWA Tickets to Pinot Fest Weekend Barbecue Tickets for two (2) guests Technical Conference Tickets for two (2) guests Grand Tasting Tickets for two (2) guests

Opening Bid: $350.00


LOT 508 We’re Going to Jaxon! A Donation From: Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery, Greenwood Ridge

This Lot Includes: Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery 2-night stay for 6, 2 cases of wine, private tour & tasting: 2-Night stay at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery Guest house for up to six (6) guests Private tasting and tour at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery for up to six (6) guests plus complimentary tasting at all nine of the Wilson Artisan Wineries Mixed case of Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery Mixed case of Greenwood Ridge Winery Get away for a couple of days in Hopland, the southern-most community in inland Mendocino with a stay at Jax House. Enjoy gorgeous views from the wrap-around deck of Jax House perched high on a hill above the winery. Over a thousand acres of vineyard and oak trees stand between you and the outside world. A secluded and private sanctuary, it’s the perfect spot to get away from it all. Jax House boasts 3 bedrooms (2 Kings and 1 queen), 2 bathrooms, a stone fireplace and a full kitchen. Explore Hopland while you’re there and enjoy a private tasting and tour of Jaxon Keys wines and spirits plus sample wines from their sister wineries – nine in all, under the Wilson Artisan Wineries umbrella. Additionally, you’ll take home two cases of a selection of wines from both Jaxon Keys and Greenwood Ridge – the two Wilson wineries in Mendocino County. Insider Information: Advanced Reservations required Based on mutually agreed upon dates Must be 21 years of age to participate Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $800.00


LOT 509 Foiled at Trefethen A Donation From: Norm Roby, Trefethen Family Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Gerard Purvis Foil Art for Trefethen’s HaLo Wine Label Trefethen Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests Trefethen’s flagship wine, HaLo was named for their children, Hailey and Loren, who grew up in the midst of Hillspring Vineyard in the Mayacamas foothills of western Napa Valley – the source of this incredible red wine. It’s the perfect spot to grow exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Consistently earning high marks, this lot offers the chance to taste Trefethen at their newly renovated Tasting Room which had been rocked and rolled from the 2014 Napa earthquake. Originally built in 1886, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Napa, Trefethen is ready to invite you to its incredible estate for a tour & tasting. As part of this lot, you have a signed copy of the original foil art of Gerard Purvis – more recognized as the iconic logo from Trefethen’s signature wine, HaLo. Insider Information: Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests Must be 21 years of age Reservations recommended but not required for parties of less than 6 Currently the winery cannot accommodate any guests under age 21 Expires August 31, 2018

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 510 Aged to Perfection A Donation From: Craft Distillers

This Lot Includes: Germain-Robin GR/30 Craft-Method Brandy, Aged 30 Years “Subtle and finely wrought… concentrated finish”– Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media on GR/30. There are only 300 bottles of GR/30...brandies distilled 30 years ago, which is why it’s part of Craft Distillers’ Germain Robin Old & Rare collection. All you need is a congenial companion with discerning tastes to enjoy this fine…and rare…brandy.

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 511 A Natural Wonder A Donation From: Mendocino Heritage Furniture Company Hand-crafted redwood side table made of curly redwood, with a partial live edge. Base is made of old-growth ‘sinker’ redwood, and side table measures 16” d x 36” w x 26” h. It’s a gorgeous addition to a hallway or room with a beautiful smooth sheen.

Opening Bid: $500.00


LOT 512 Magnificent Maggy Hawk A Donation From: Barbara Banke, Jackson Family Wines

This Lot Includes: 2013 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 3L This double magnum of the 2013 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley hails from the renowned ‘Deep End’ – a complex patchwork of differing slopes, facings, and clones that provide never-ending possibilities for Pinot! In recent news, Barbara Banke was honored with Wine Spectator’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Co-owner and builder of the Jackson Family Wines empire, building the reputation of Kendall Jackson wines with her late husband Jess Jackson. Barbara is currently Chairman of the Board for Jackson Family Wines, which includes 47 brands across the globe!

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 513 Santa Barbara Collection A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Demetria “Cuvee Constantine” 2012 Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2013 Grenache Whole Cluster, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2014 “TLB” Red Wine Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2014 Barrel Select Cuvee Red Wine Blend, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2014 “Bock Six” Syrah, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley Beckmen Vineyards 2015 Syrah “Clone #1,” Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley Beckman wines have been served in the White House – at a 2009 State Dinner for the Prime Minister of the Republic of India and his wife. In this collection, both the 2013 Grenache and the 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon earned 93 points from Wine Spectator, the 2014 TLB received a 92-94 rating also from Wine Spectator. The Santa Ynez Valley, one of the official AVAs of Santa Barbara County, is a long, east-west corridor with very cool temperatures on the coast that become progressively warmer inland. Consequently, several varietals do well, from Pinot Noir in the west to Cabernet and Merlot in the east. Several Rhône and Italian grape varietals have also gained acclaim in this versatile Santa Barbara County AVA.The largest concentration of wineries is in the Santa Ynez Valley appellation. From one-person labors of love to multi-thousand case operations, each has a dedication to producing wine that truly reflects the high quality and broad diversity of local grapes.

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 514 Instant NFL Collection A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: NFL Calendars – multi years NFL Sports Bags – 2 duffel, 2 attache Numerous collectible decals and pins Framed 49er Photo & Stat Card of Jerry Rice Official NFL Clothing Official NFL Baseball Caps Packages of Trading Cards Numerous Official NFL Guides, Magazines, Books, & Passes This is the ultimate Football Fans’ instant NFL collection donated by Winesong Auction Chair and professional photographer George Rose. For years, George stalked the sidelines of 49ers and Raiders games – taking amazing actions shots. The framed photo & stat card collection are all his own photos. George also contributes NFL gear and paraphernalia from SuperBowls – too many to mention, but ideal for a man cave or dedicated sports room in your home.

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 515 Prime Solution A Donation From: Expression Wines

This Lot Includes: 2013 Prime Solum Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, Bill Hill, Brokenrock Vineyard, (4) Prime Solum Wine barrel tasting for eight (8) guests Bill Hill has a long time appreciation of farming and a connection to the land that has inspired his commitment to growing fine wine. He has been recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the “50 wine produc-ers in the world who innovated, perfected and led the internation-al campaign for higher quality wine”. In his career, he has devel-oped over 40 American “Grand-Cru” quality vineyards, stretching from Santa Barbara to Washington State, perhaps the most of any developer in the U.S. Bill believes the vineyard is the primary determinant of wine quality. Prime Solum showcases his Grand-Cru Napa vineyards, the best place for growing worldclass Cabernet Sauvignon! And clearly, Robert Parker agrees – giving a score of 94 points for the 2013 Prime Solum Cabernet

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 516 Spirits Abound A Donation From: American Craft Whiskey Distillers

This Lot Includes: American Craft Whiskey Distillery Trio: Low Gap Bourbon (1) Russell Henry London Dry Gin (1) DSP-162 Citron Vodka (1) American Craft Whiskey Distillery Tour, Tasting & Gift for eight (8) guests: Tour & Tasting at Redwood Valley distillery including exclusive barrel tastings of Low Gap Whiskies, tastings of Russell Henry Gins, Crispin’s Rose Liqueur, and Greenway Distillers Absinthe Superiure Snack on fine cheeses, cold cuts, and fresh organic fruits Gift of one (1) 200ml bottle of Fluid Dynamics Dry Martini to each guest American Craft Whiskey Distillers overlap quite a bit with Craft Distillers, and in fact have a hand in creating some of the most incredible spirits. They are marketers of what they call “pure, beautifully made spirits”. Craft Distillers deals in small-batch craftmethod spirits. These spirits result from the intervention of an individual in the otherwise fairly mechanical process of distillation. Each reflects the creative individuality of a single human being, working with small, hand-operated equipment: his experience and insight, his special talent, his creative innovations. They are about authenticity, special ingredients, personal attention, love of one’s work. In essence, they are finely, acutely, hand-crafted, and you get an up close and personal look into the process…with the added value of sampling!

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 517 Let There Be Light A Donation From: Mariko Irie

This Lot Includes: “Light on Earth” oil painting on panel by Winesong artist Mariko Irie, 18” x 24” Mariko Irie, a lifelong painter, was born and raised in Tokyo. She received her BFA at Musashino Art University in 1973 and moved to Mendocino in 1982 to pursue her painting. Mariko has been seeking eternal peace and beauty. Her paintings are rich in the traditional style and have wonderful, contemporary feel. Mariko Irie is represented at the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino and the Northeast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg for almost 30 years.

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 518 Ziveli! (That’s zhee-vah-lee) A Donation From: Grgich Hills Estate

This Lot Includes: 2011 Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L Miljenko (that’s Mike) Grgich is the force behind Grgich Hills, and the man behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay heralded at the famed Judgement of Paris as the finest white wine in the world! Not only did it put Napa and California wines on the International map, but it sealed Mike’s reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world. But if you know anything about Croatia, Mike’s homeland, you know there are centuries of winemakers and grape growers – so you could say that superior winemaking was in Mike’s DNA! To celebrate Miljenko and Grgich Hills, we say, “Ziveli!” – that’s Croatian for Cheers!

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 519 Yorkville Highlife A Donation From: Tom Rodrigues, Artevino/Maple Creek Winery, The Land LLC

This Lot Includes: 2002 Maple Creek Merlot, Linda’s Vineyard 2004 Maple Creek Merlot, Estate Reserve 2003 Artevino Cowboy Red 2004 Artevino Zinfandel Framed giclee, “Symphony” by Tom Rodrigues, 29” x 25” 2013 Artevino/Maple Creek Pinot Noir, Weir Vineyard 2014 Artevino/Maple Creek Pinot Noir 2015 Maple Creek Chardonnay, 1.5L The earlier vintages were donated by The Land LLC – an organization that purchased property in Anderson Valley previously owned by Jeff Skoll (the first president of eBay), who donated wines from his private cellar and now we have the good fortune of offering them to you – some with personalized messages from winemaker Tom Rodrigues to Jeff! Noted artist in both fine arts and wine,Tom’s gregarious personality enlivens all his endeavors! Taste the joy in his creativity with two distinct bottles of his Pinot Noir and a magnum of his Chardonnay. His love of the labors of vineyard workers is depicted in his framed giclee, “Symphony”. Tom’s artwork is also seen on every label of Artevino & Maple Creek wines.

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 520 Blue Oasis Duo A Donation From: Blue Oasis Wines

This Lot Includes: 2014 Blue Oasis Pinot Noir, Costa Vineyard, 3L 2017 Blue Oasis Pinot Noir, Docker Hill Vineyard, 3L While one of the new participants to Winesong and in the industry, Blue Oasis Wines is making their mark on the wine world, having received a 92 point score from Jim Gordon of Wine Enthusiast for their 2014 Pinot Noir, Costa Vineyards in April 2017, while the Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot received 94 points also from Wine Enthusiast, as well as the Editor’s Choice honors. We have high expectations for this boutique winery, and we invite you to “find an oasis in every sip.” These double magnums have been signed by proprietor/winemaker Kate Jones.

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 521 The Vines Have It! A Donation From: Jeanne Francis, Steppin’ Out Magazine

This Lot Includes: Original Oil Painting, “A Vineyard in Clos du Lac, Northern CA” by artist Victoria Brooks, 12” x 16” Super Winesong friend, Jeanne Francis and sponsor Steppin’ Out Magazine have donated this original plein air oil painting by Victoria Brooks. Victoria is a Signature Member of the the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She is also an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 522 The Art of Zin A Donation From: Artezin Wines/Hess Collection

This Lot Includes: Artezin Hess Collection Food & Wine Pairing for six (6) guests Enjoy an incredible experience at this Napa Valley institution. The hill-y environment makes for amazing grape growing and wine making. This Artezin Hess Collection Food & Wine Pairing affords an opportunity to learn about the incredible team behind Hess. The property itself is stunning and even boasts the Hess Contemporary Art Museum. Get cultured!

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 523 Witching Stick Connection A Donation From: Artist Linda Shearin, Witching Stick Wines

This Lot Includes: Mixed case of Witching Stick Wines 6-bottle box with acrylic painting on paper entitled, ‘Connected’ by artist Linda Shearin Van Williamson is the laid-back winemaker of Anderson Valley! His wines are unfettered, delicious and food friendly, they are wines with minerality and crispness. While foregoing the usual route of awards competitions, Witching Stick has garnered accolades for being one of the top wineries in Mendocino County. A boutique winery, Van and his wife Anne choose to keep it that way. To hold your bottles Witching Stick, long time Winesong artist Linda Shearin has painted a beautiful geometric pattern with acrylic on paper adhered to a hand-crafted 6-bottle wine box. Born in San Francisco, Linda studied with many fine artists in the S.F. Bay Area before moving to the Mendocino Coast where she continued her studies at the College of the Redwoods and the Mendocino Art Center. Her new work is more abstract in nature using acrylic paint and inks, mixed media and collage on canvas and paper. The piece created for Winesong this year reflects this new direction. Her work can be seen at the Prentice Fine Art Gallery on Main Street in Mendocino and at the Mendocino Art Center.

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 524 Demuth Delivers! A Donation From: Demuth Winery

This Lot Includes: 2003 Demuth Winery Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 1.5L (6) Demuth Winery in Anderson Valley makes some lovely pinot and now you can take home six magnums for very own pinot party! Snacks not included.

Opening Bid: $150.00

LOT 525 Delicace Dancer A Donation From: Artist Serafina Andrews, Harmonique Winery

This Lot Includes: Artist mixed media wine bottle by Serafina Andrews, 5L 2010 Harmonique Pinot Noir Delicace, fill for 5L artist bottle Serafina Andrews, always a welcome artist at Winesong, paints the most beautiful images of dancers – a departure from her typical styles, but we love it! This year’s piece is entitled, ‘Alegria’ which means joy and happiness in Portuguese. We’re sure you’ll find much joy and happiness with this bottle, especially as it’s filled with the perfect match, Harmonique’s Pinot Noir Delicace! The Delicace rated 90 points from Cellar Tracker and is made by Robert Klindt, formerly of Claudia Springs.

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 526 Boats Against the Current A Donation From: Artist Russ Christoff

This Lot Includes: Photograph on metal, ‘Noyo Harbor’ by photographer Russ Christoff Russ is an award winning photographer and PBS videographer. His interpretations of the North Coast are meant to evoke dreamlike images. To him, the art of photography is more than merely capturing a moment in time. Instead he aims to share how he sees the world through his mind’s eye, not just the cameras. For this year’s Winesong, he has donated a photograph printed on metal that enhances the image vibrancy and brilliance on a tough, weatherproof surface which is easily cleaned with a moist soft cloth while providing superior archival value.

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 527 Frankly Frank! A Donation From: Frank Family Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2010 Frank Family Vineyards Rutherford Reserve Cabernet, 1.5L Frank Family Vineyards is one of the most sought after tasting rooms in Napa Valley, and was selected “Winery of the Year” in 2012 by the Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine. Per Wine Enthusiast, “This is clearly an outstanding Cabernet, as Frank Family’s Reserve nearly always is. It defines the modern style of balanced opulence, displaying rich, fantastic layers of blackberries, black currants, cassis, dark chocolate and oak, with a deliciously earthy note of green olives and a savory touch of bacon. The tannins are as softly complex as Napa is capable of producing. Whether or not there’s a Rutherford character is questionable, but the quality is beyond dispute. Drink now and over the next 12 years or so. This was awarded 94 points and given “Cellar Selection” designation.

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 528 Quail A Donation From: Joe & Kay Fox

This Lot Includes: Original Painting, “Quail” by artist Kay Fox, 32” x 20”

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 529 A Step Above A Donation From: Roederer Estate

This Lot Includes: NV Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut Split Standard Magnum Double Magnum Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer champagne among the most sought-after in the world. Always one of the most consistent producers! From the Winery: “The Roederer Estate Brut is complex, layered pear, creme brulee and baked apple flavors that linger. A great finesse and depth of flavor.�

Opening Bid: $125.00


LOT 530 Mondavi Made A Donation From: Michael Tyers, Norm Roby

This Lot Includes: 2001 Robert Mondavi Winery, Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L “Harvest of Joy, My Passion for Excellence” by Robert Mondavi, signed “Annie and Margrit, Recipes and Stories from the Robert Mondavi Kitchen” by Annie Roberts, Margrit Biever Mondavi, and Victoria Wise

Get your fill of Robert Mondavi, one of the most iconic winemakers in California history. Mondavi was a leading California vineyard operator whose technical improvements and marketing strategies brought worldwide recognition for the wines of the Napa Valley in California. From an early period, Mondavi aggressively promoted labeling wines varietally rather than generically. This is now the standard for New World wines. The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at the University of California, Davis opened October 2008 in his honor. This wine consistently scored 92 points – from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Per Robert Parker, “The Chateau Margaux look-alike, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District, exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of acacia flowers, white chocolate, and asphalt presented in a medium to full-bodied, well-delineated, lush style that manages to conceal serious tannin in the finish.”

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 531 Ancient Friends A Donation From: Artist Eleanor Harvey

This Lot Includes: Framed Oil & Pastel Painting, “Ancient Friends” by artist Eleanor Harvey, 19” x 29” Artist Statement: My major interest artistically continues to be the landscape, and while I enjoy oil painting, I’m presently working mainly in oil pastels, a drawing medium, with an oil pigment base. For many years, I “painted” with colored pencil, a medium that offers different drawing opportunities (considerably less messy than most other mediums). I have lately been experimenting with polymer clay, which opened up a fun new world of working with color. A quote from Artist Elizabeth Mowry, author of “Landscape Meditations” also reflects how I think - “My subject matter of choice remains landscape. Nature was so much a part of my ... childhood that the bond was a passionate one. I am comfortable with my motifs because for me they are what I truly know the most about. Even within a traditional venue, creative thinking can work its magic”. I, too, am most comfortable with the landscape as my artistic subject matter, and I love the eternally changing, yet familiar scenes, colors, and shapes all around me.

Opening Bid: $250.00


LOT 532 Patz & Hall A Donation From: Patz & Hall, Alder Springs Vineyard

This Lot Includes: Patz & Hall Salon Tasting at Sonoma House for four (4) guests Alder Springs Vineyard Collection Located in the heart of Sonoma wine country, amid a majestic backdrop of vineyards and mountains, their new Sonoma House at Patz & Hall is an idyllic setting for enjoying our acclaimed single-vineyard designate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs served along with seasonal food “complements” designed to enhance your tasting experience. The winning bidder will take home tonight – 1 magnum each: Patz & Hall 2006 Alder Springs Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Mendocino Coast. Insider Information: To schedule your reservation, please call Patz & Hall 707.931.2440 Advance reservations required. Valid through September 9, 2018

Opening Bid: $100.00


SILENT AUCTION


LOT 201 Port o’ Quady A Donation From: Quady Winery

This Lot Includes: A Vertical of Quady’s Starboards (6): 1987 Quady Winery Starboard Vintage 1989 Quady Winery Starboard Vintage 1990 Quady Winery Starboard Vintage 1996 Quady Winery Starboard Vintage 2006 Quady Winery Starboard Vintage N/C Quady Winery Starboard Batch 88

Opening Bid: $150.00

LOT 202 Tow-May-Toe…Tow-Mah-Toe A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: The Heirloom Tomato Cookbook Framed 2005 poster, “Sleeping with Giants” by Redwood Valley artist Claudia Flood, framed and numbered #11 of 20, 22” x 25” Framed 1998 poster, “Hot Tomatoes” by artist Barbara Azad, signed and numbered #1 of 2

Opening Bid: $50.00


LOT 203 King Ridge Reserve A Donation From: Carol Shelton Wines

This Lot Includes: Carol Shelton Wines King Ridge Reserve Cab Vertical: 2011 King Ridge Cab 7.5ml 2012 King Ridge Cab 7.5ml 2013 King Ridge Cab 7.5ml Complimentary tasting for 6 + 10% off purchase at visit

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 204 Linholme’s Extra Virgin A Donation From: Linholm Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Linholme Vineyard Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 250ml (1 case)

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 205 Dusk to Dawn A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Dusk To Dawn 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma County (4)

Opening Bid: $50.00

LOT 206 Shhhh A Donation From: Rachel Lahn

This Lot Includes: Original mixed media wall hanging, “Surprise” by artist Rachel Lahn, includes blue sea glass, 20” x 30” Artist Statement: “I started painting and drawing when I was nine years old. I’ve never stopped. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA and MAT. My inspiration comes from the elemental rhythms , colors, and shapes in the world around and inside of me. My paintings are abstractions of nature and life. I use mixed media with acrylic. I also do sculptural encaustics and watercolors. My work can be seen at the Prentice Gallery in Mendocino, the Mendocino Art Center, the Elk Artists Collective in Elk, and at my studio in Comptche.”

Opening Bid: $500.00


LOT 207 A Napa Trio A Donation From: George & Denise Rose, V. Sattui Winery

This Lot Includes: 2011 Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3) V. Sattui Winery, Napa Valley Tasting in Main Tasting Room for two (2) guests

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 208 A Real Neil Biter A Donation From: The Coast – KOZT FM

This Lot Includes: Three (3) 180—gram vinyl Neil Young Albums, including one double disc, rare

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 209 “Husch, Husch” A Donation From: Husch Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2013 Husch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, signed by winemaker, 1.5L (2)

Opening Bid: $75.00

LOT 210 Oli, Oli-Oh! A Donation From: Olio di Mendo

This Lot Includes: Olio di Mendo Olive Oil, 500 ml (3)

Opening Bid: $30.00

LOT 211 Sipping Oceanside A Donation From: Artist Arlene Reiss, Pacific Star Winery

This Lot Includes: Acrylic painting on 6-bottle box by artist Arlene Reiss 2012 Pacific Star Winery Charbono (6)

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 212 Long Strange Trip A Donation From: The Coast – KOZT FM

This Lot Includes: The Grateful Dead Goodie Bag with two multi-disc sets (3 cds each): Cornell 5-8-77 and Long Strange Trip Soundtrack plus two books

Opening Bid: $50.00

LOT 213 The Mother Lodi A Donation From: LoCA (Wines from Lodi, CA); Randy Arnold

This Lot Includes: 2013 Harney Lane Zinfandel 2014 McCay Cellars Tempranillo, Lot 13 Vineyard 2014 Klinker Brick 1850 Red Wine Blend Randy Arnold Personalized Tour & Tasting in Lodi Wine Region for two (2) guests Lunch at the Townhouse Restaurant at Wine & Roses Resort for two (2) guests Insider Information: Based on mutually agreed upon dates

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 214 The McNab Library A Donation From: McNab Ridge Wines

This Lot Includes: McNab Ridge Library Petite Sirah Selection, signed by Winemaker Rich Parducci in a McNab Ridge 4-Park Logo Box 2003 McNab Ridge Petite Sirah, Mendocino 2005 McNab Ridge Petite Sirah, Mendocino 2006 McNab Ridge Petite Sirah, Mendocino 2007 McNab Ridge Petite Sirah, Mendocino

Opening Bid: $75.00

LOT 215 Vintage Napa A Donation From: Pat Tilley, Anonymous Donor

This Lot Includes: 1986 Joseph Phelps Insignia 1986 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate bottled Vintage Grape cluster designed necklace and bracelet set made of hammered silver This lot is vintage Napa with two 1986 bottles of big, bold Napa reds. The Insignia received 94 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, while the ’86 Beringer received a 90 point rating from Parker. Taking this vintage lot over the top is an heirloom jewelry set from Napa Jeweler Paul T Watson. While Watson sold the store in 1970, this bracelet and necklace of hammered silver comes in an original box from the store, and we’ve included a bit of history for your reading pleasure!

Opening Bid: $300.00


LOT 216 Harmonious Wines A Donation From: Harmonique Wines

This Lot Includes: 2010 Harmonique Pinot Noir Delicace (4) Harmonique Tasting at Boonville Tasting room for four (4) guests

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 217 Look Londer! A Donation From: The Land LLC

This Lot Includes: 2005 2007 2009 2010

Londer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Londer Vineyards Londer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Ferrington Vineyards Londer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Ferrington Vineyards Londer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Ferrington Vineyards

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 218 Wild Thing – You Make My Heart Sing A Donation From: Carol Shelton Wines

This Lot Includes: 2011 Wild Thing Zin Magnum, signed by winemaker Wine tasting for six (6) guests (includes 10% off purchase at visit)

Opening Bid: $50.00

LOT 219 Sonoma’s Own B.R. Cohn A Donation From: B.R. Cohn Winery

This Lot Includes: B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting for six (6) guests 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 220 Tiny Bubbles A Donation From: Signal Ridge Vineyard

This Lot Includes: NV Signal Ridge Tiny Pink Bubbles Brut Sparkling Wine (2)

Opening Bid: $30.00


LOT 221 Alsatian Delight A Donation From: Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association

This Lot Includes: 2004 Greenwood Ridge Riesling, Late Harvest, 375ml 2007 Londer Sweet Gewurztraminer, 375ml NV Navarro Muscat Blanc, Late Harvest, 375ml 2014 Navarro Dry Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley, 1.5L 2015 Navarro Dry Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley, 1.5L Tickets to the AVWA Alsace Festival 2018 (date specific)

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 222 Gift of the Mags A Donation From: Demuth Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2004 Demuth/Skewis/Anthill Pinot Noir Trio: Demuth Pinot Noir Demuth Vineyards Skewis Pinot Noir Demuth Vineyards Anthill Farms Winery Pinot Noir Demuth Vineyards

Opening Bid: $125.00


LOT 223 Giving at Etude A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: 2011 Etude “Grace Benoist Ranch” Estate Grown, Carneros Pinot Noir, Sonoma County (2)

Opening Bid: $40.00

LOT 224 ZIN City! A Donation From: ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers)

This Lot Includes: 2018 ZinEx Experience in San Francisco for two (2) guests – January 20, 2018 Lodging at Le Meridien for two (2) guests 2-All-day Access Tickets to Grand Tasting (11am-5pm) ZAP Heritage Club membership for one year, incudes access to Grand Tasting Heritage Club Lounge Meet the Makers Roundtables Sessions Special Add-On Feature to ZAP events ZAP Heritage Wine bottles (3)

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 225 Picture of Paradise A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Framed poster of Trace Ridge Vineyards, by George Rose, signed and numbered #4

Opening Bid: $75.00

LOT 226 Le Mistral A Donation From: Michael Tyers

This Lot Includes: 1995 Joseph Phelps Le Mistral, 3L

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 227 Steele Magnum A Donation From: Steele Wines

This Lot Includes: Steele Wines 1.5L Favorites: 2014 Zinfandel 2015 Stymie Merlot

Opening Bid: $75.00


LOT 228 Simply Frey-Full! A Donation From: Frey Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Frey Vineyards Tasting for four (4) guests 2015 Frey Vineyards Biodynamic Petite Sirah (6) 2016 Frey Vineyards Organic Pinot Noir (6) Commemorative Corkscrew

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 229 Imminent Domaine A Donation From: Domaine Anderson

This Lot Includes: Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir Selection 2012 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir, 3L 2012 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir, 1.5L 2013 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 230 Alabaster Flower A Donation From: Joe & Kay Fox

This Lot Includes: Original Painting, “Alabaster Flower” by artist Kay Fox, 40” x 26”

Opening Bid: $300.00

LOT 231 Projekt Grenache A Donation From: The Larsen Projekt

This Lot Includes: 2016 The Larsen Projekt Grenache (6) 2016 The Larsen Projekt Grenache Rose (6)

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 232 Rock Gems A Donation From: The Coast – KOZT FM

This Lot Includes: 50th Anniversary Remaster Deluxe Edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2-cds) The Eagles Greatest Hits 1 and 2 (2-disc set) The Doors Singles set David Bowie Legacy (2-cds) Bob Marley and the Wailers Exodus (2-cds)

Opening Bid: $50.00

LOT 233 Navarro – MAGnetized A Donation From: Navarro Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2012 Navarro Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County, 1.5L 2013 Navarro Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 1.5L 2013 Navarro Premiere Reserve Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, 1.5L 2014 Navarro Premiere Reserve Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, 1.5L 2014 Navarro Pinot Noir, Deep End Blend, Anderson Valley, 1.5L

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 234 A Year of Yorkville A Donation From: Yorkville Cellars

This Lot Includes: Yorkville Cellars One Year Membership for Winning Bidder Yorkville Cellars Private Tour & Tasting for up to ten (10) guests Tour & Tasting includes appetizers paired with wine Hi-Rollrs Wine Club entitles the winning bidder to all membership benefits including 4 shipments of 3 bottles each

Opening Bid: $250.00

LOT 235 Now You’re Cooking! A Donation From: Linholme Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Linholme Vineyards 2016 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 500ml (1 case)

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 236 A Slice of Cake A Donation From: Cakebread Cellars, Norm Roby

This Lot Includes: Cakebread Cellars, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Trio: 2014 Pinot Noir, Two Creeks Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Apple Barn Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, Annahala Ranch “The Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cookbook” by Dolores & Jack Cakebread, with resident chef Brian Streeter

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 237 My Inner World A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Framed lithograph, “My Inner World #1” signed and numbered, #2 of 50, 28” x 28”

Opening Bid: $50.00


LOT 238 Korbel Sparkles A Donation From: Korbel Champagne Cellars

This Lot Includes: Korbel Champagne Cellars Tour, Tasting, Lunch & Champagne for four (4) guests A behind-the-scenes, 2.5 hour VIP Tour Tasting & Gourmet Deli Lunch with champagne Mixed case of choice of champagnes to take home after tour and lunch

Opening Bid: $150.00

LOT 239 Feeling Lazy? A Donation From: Lazy Creek Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2014 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (2) 2014 Lazy Creek Vineyards Middle Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir (2) 2014 Lazy Creek Vineyards Lazy Day Pinot Noir (2) 2016 Lazy Creek Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir (2)

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 240 Hail to Halcon A Donation From: Halcon Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2014 Halcon Vineyards Syrah, Alturas, 1.5L 2014 Halcon Vineyards Pinot Noir, Wentzel Vineyards, 1.5L 2014 Halcon Vineyards Pinot Noir, Oppenlander Vineyards, 1.5L

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 241 Experiencing Sonoma Coast A Donation From: Sonoma Coast Vineyards

This Lot Includes: Sonoma Coast Vineyards Wine & Food Experience for ten (10) guests

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 242 Cab & Bubbles A Donation From: Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2013 Davies jd Cabernet Sauvginon 2014 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Sparkling

Opening Bid: $50.00


LOT 243 McNab Ridge Reserve A Donation From: McNab Ridge Vineyards

This Lot Includes: McNab Ridge Family Reserve Selection signed by Winemaker Rich Parducci in McNab Ridge 4-Park Logo Box 2006 McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Trio 2012 McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Largo 2014 McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Largo

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 244 Feeling Lazy? A Donation From: Frey Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2015 Frey Vineyards Biodynamic Petite Sirah (6) 2016 Frey Vineyards Organic Pinot Noir (6)

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 245 Jump into Jacuzzi A Donation From: Jacuzzi Family Vineyard

This Lot Includes: Jacuzzi Family Vineyard VIP Tour & Tasting & Wine for four (4) guests plus bottle of Rosso di Sette Fratelli

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 246 Scharffenberger Sparkling Selection A Donation From: Scharffenberger Cellars

This Lot Includes: NV Scharffenberger Cellars Sparkling Brut NV Scharffenberger Cellars Sparkling Brut, 1.5L NV Scharffenberger Cellars Sparkling Brut, 3L

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 247 Tangled Up in Trees A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Framed Lithograph “Tentacle Trees” by Jack Stuppin, 2005, #23 of 100, signed by the artist, 25” x 36”

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 248 Napa Roots A Donation From: Christiane Eisele

This Lot Includes: 2006 Volker Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvingon, 1.5L Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests This wine was scored 95 by Wine Enthusiast.

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 249 ‘J’ Oh! A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: J2010 J Vineyards, Robert Thomas Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (3)

Opening Bid: $50.00

LOT 250 Kaleidescope of Sonoma Wines A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: 2012 Lasseter Family Winery “Paysage” Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Blend 2013 Lombardi Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Martinelli Winery “Bella Vigna” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Flanagan Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Bucher Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Gary Farrell “Hallberg Vineyard” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015 Domaine Della Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 251 Fill Up with Philo Ridge A Donation From: Philo Ridge Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2009 Philo Ridge Pinot Noir, 1.5L 2010 Philo Ridge Pinot Noir, 1.5L

Opening Bid: $150.00

LOT 252 Organic McFadden A Donation From: McFadden Farm & Vineyard

This Lot Includes: McFadden Farm & Vineyard Sampling: NV McFadden Farm & Vineyard Sparkling Cuvee Brut (5) 2013 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Pinot Noir (4) 2016 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Rose of Zinfandel (4) 2016 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Chardonnay

Opening Bid: $150.00


LOT 253 A Barrel of Fun A Donation From: Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association

This Lot Includes: AVWA Barrel Tasting for two (2) guests – date specific Unlabeled, barrel wines (2) AVWA Barrel Tasting Wine Glasses (2)

Opening Bid: $100.00

LOT 254 Zin of Wild Thing A Donation From: Carol Shelton Wines

This Lot Includes: 2011 Wild Thing Zinfandel, signed by winemaker, 1.5L Carol Shelton wine tasting for six (6) plus 10% off purchase at visit

Opening Bid: $50.00


LOT 255 Benovia Benevolence A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: 2014 Benovia Winery Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County (3)

Opening Bid: $75.00

LOT 256 Blending with Brutocao A Donation From: Brutocao Cellars

This Lot Includes: Blending Your Own Wine for four (4) guests (date specific) Each guest receives lunch and a 3L Blending event in March 2018

Opening Bid: $200.00

LOT 257 Cabernet a la Linholm A Donation From: Linholm Vineyards

This Lot Includes: 2006 Linholm Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker Greg Graziano (4)

Opening Bid: $100.00


LOT 258 Napa Valley Collection A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: 1999 Kendall Jackson STATURE Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1999 Cardinale Red Wine Blend 2002 La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Howell Mountain

Opening Bid: $75.00

LOT 259 Simaine Says A Donation From: Simaine Cellars

This Lot Includes: Simaine Cellars High Octane 1.5L (6) Organically grown, 100% Varietal, Single Vineyard & Dry Farmed Limited Production 2012 Simaine Zinfandel 1.5L (2) 2013 Simaine Syrah, Larry Venturi Vineyards 1.5L (2) 2012 Simaine Sangiovese Larry Venturi Vineyards 1.5L (2)

Opening Bid: $250.00


LOT 260 More Football! A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Framed Roger Craig, 5-Photo Action Shots by George Rose, 17” x 36” 1998 Clos Pegase Merlot – Stanford Alum Super Bowl Duffle Bag Super Bowl Attache Bag Pro Set Trading Cards Assorted NFL Collectibles Take more of the NFL action home with memorabilia of Super Bowls, including a contemporary framed five-photo action shot by former NFL photographer George Rose. This lot is a great addition to an existing collection or could be the starter collection of your Sports Memorabilia Room! If renowned Stanford University was your Alma Mater, you definitely want to stiff arm any bidder that gets between you and this specially labeled bottle of 1998 Clos Pegase Merlot!

Opening Bid: $200.00


LOT 261 Still Life A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

This Lot Includes: Original oil painting on canvas, “Still Life” by Redwood Valley artist Claudia Flood, 22” x 28”

Opening Bid: $100.00


Index: WINESONG 2017 AUCTION DONORS A

Celadon 4

A. Rafanelli Winery

14

Champs de Reves

48

Albion River Inn

44

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot

16

Amsterdam Jewel Cruises 18 Antica Napa Valley

28

Artevino/Maple Creek Winery 48

Claiborne & Churchill Vintners 26 Cole’s Chop House

4

Comstock Wines

14

Consortium Mendocino 37

B Badenhop, Kim

30

Baldacci Family Vineyards 10 Balo Vineyards

40

Banshee Wines

42

BarnDiva Restaurant

42

Barra of Mendocino

3, 20, 50

Barra, Martha & Charlie 20 Beaulieu Vineyard

4

Berger, Dan & Savage, Juliann 7 Bewildered Pig, The

17

Blue Oasis Wines

48

Boisset Collection

4

Brix 4 Boont Berry Farms

17

Bowers, Karen

20

Bowery, Mark

44

C Canyon Villa, The

15

Carter, William & Katherine

15

Copain Wines

48

Cowlick’s Ice Cream

41

Crane, Rita

44

D Daley Jr, Meredythe & Clayt 5. 11. 19. 21, 23, 33, 36, 39, 43 Darland, Patricia & Fred 35 Davis Bynum

31

Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse 34 Dertner, Erin

17

DiPierro, Vince & Renee 41 Domain Anderson

48

Dry Creek Vineyard

14

E Eddy, Hilary

22

Edwards, Bob

1

Emeril Lagasse Foundation 13


Index: WINESONG 2017 AUCTION DONORS EnRoute

29, 48

Estate 1856

14

Expression Wines

48

F Far Niente

29

Fathers & Daughters

48

Husch Vineyards

7, 48

I Ickes, Sev

40

Ippoliti, Ralphine

6

Inn at Newport Ranch 21

Fitzgerald Wilson, Muriel 22

J

Flight Deck Tasting Lounge 42

J. Rickards Winery

31

Johnson, Rebecca

12

Foursight Wines

27

K

G Girl & The Fig, The

7

Goldeneye Winery

21, 48

Gowan’s Cider

17

Grape Encounters Radio 15 Graziano Family of Wines 30, 48 Graziano, Trudi & Greg 30 Greene, Michael

42

Gregory Graham Winery 50

H Handley Cellars

17, 48

Harmonique

48

Harbison III, Joseph A. & Patricia

9

Heitz Wine Cellars

49

Herrero, Janet

24

Higgins, Julie

7

Hook & Ladder Winery 31 Hotel Healdsburg

42

Kosta Browne Winery

16

L Lake, Bonnie & Albert

40

LaZarre, Adam

15

Lazy Creek Vineyard

48

Lichen Estate

48

Little River Inn

34

Long, Suzy

28

Lula Cellars

48

M Masut Vineyard and Winery

48

McClelland-Priest House 4 MCDH Physicians

3, 4, 6

MCHF

38, 48, 51

Mendocino Area Parks Association 34


Index: WINESONG 2017 AUCTION DONORS Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 46 Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors 1 Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Board of Directors 1

Pennyroyal Farm

17, 48

Peterson Winery

14

Philo Ridge Winery

48

Pied a Terre Properties 18 Preiser, Monty & Sara

4

Prentice, Lynne

50

Pride Mountain Vineyards 16

R

Mendocino Grove, The

27

Raymond Vineyards

4

Miner Family Winery

48

Reiber, Paul

27

Moshin Vineyards

31

Rhoades, Bob

3

Mumm Napa

4

Ridge Vineyards

14

Murder Ridge Winery

48

River Company, The

3

Rivino Winery

22

N

Roberts, Michelle

1

Napa Terroir Wine Tours 4

Roby, Norm

2, 45

Navarro Vineyards

Rose, George & Denise 6, 16

48

North Coast Brewing Company 32

Rural Physicians Group 18

O

S

Oppenlander Vineyard

48

Out of this World

50

P Pacific Star Winery

20

Panthea Winery & Vineyard

17, 48

Papapietro Perry Winery 14, 48 Pedroncelli Winery

14

Russian River Vineyards 31

Saddleback Cellars

29

San Luis Obispo Wine Country 26 Seabass Vineyards

48

Shadowbox Cellars

4

Shafer Vineyards

2

Southern Destinations

8

Stags’ Leap Winery

4


Index: WINESONG 2017 AUCTION DONORS Stephen & Walker Trust Winery

42

Sun Valley Resort

3

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort 26

Tallman Hotel

50

The Land, LLC

34

Thorn Hill Vineyards

50

Thumbprint Cellars

42

Toulouse Vineyards

27, 48

Truett Hurst Vineyards

14

Treasury Wine Estates

4

Tyers, Michael

45

V Valiance 48 Venge, Nils

29

Villa Monte Bernardi

28

Vintage Albuquerque

47

Vintage Wine Estates

42

Vintours 40

W Waits-Mast Family Cellar 48 48

Wajnert, Tom & Theresa 9, 18 Wentzel, Kathryn

15

WindRacer Wines

31

Witching Stick

44, 48

Z Zialena Winery

T

WALT Wines

Wilson, David

18

Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar 42

31


Fun Vine Facts! Did you know‌

One Ton of Grapes = 2,000 pounds = 60 cases of wine, at 2.4 gallons = 720 750ml bottles = Approximately 112 vines (per ton) = 6.7 bottles per vine = 1.2 gallons per vine OR One vine, per person, per week! One Cluster = 75 Grapes One Bottle = 4 Clusters One Vine = 40 Clusters OR 10 Bottles of Wine One Barrel = 30 Vines OR 300 Bottles of Wine One Acre = 400 Vines OR 3,984 Bottles OR 13.5 Barrels OR 16,000 Clusters


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