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WELCOME TO WINESONG 2016! Whether you have been with us since the beginning, for a few years, or this is your first visit, we are grateful you are joining us along the beautiful Mendocino Coast for a day of fabulous food, outstanding wines, and lasting friendships. 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 year long. 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 32 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 a joyous celebration of excellent auction offerings, food and wine. 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

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

Steve Lund, President

775 River Drive, Fort Bragg . CA 95437

Patricia Jauregui-Darland, Vice President

phone: 707.961.4671

Heidi Kraut, Secretary

fax:

707.961.4975

John Allison

email:

MCHFinfo@mcn.org

Robert Cimmiyotti

web:

MCHFoundation.org

Susan Warner, Treasurer

James Katzel, MD Robert Scott

Staff Michelle Roberts, Executive Director Jamie Peters, Event Director Ellen Persa, Event Assistant Diane Eaton, Administrative Assistant

Winesong phone: 707.961.4688 email:

admin@winesong.org

web:

winesong.org

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

flp Auction Specialists Colleen Buckley-Reynolds, Advisor Michelle Greene, Procurement Wrangler

The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) not-forprofit 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.

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HOSPITAL WELCOME On behalf of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors, employees, medical staff and volunteers, we are honored to have you as our guest! We welcome back our longtime 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 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 provided funding for a beside medical verification system. We are pleased to share some positive news and accomplishments from this past year: •  MCDH

achieved Accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC). The TJC is an independent accreditation body that does unannounced surveys on many of the Hospitals in the Country. This process has the potential to examine how MCDH performed against 6100 Hospital Industry standards. MCDH had zero direct patient care deficiencies during the Survey. In addition, separate TJC surveys were performed in our Laboratory and Pharmacy Departments, with outstanding results in both areas.

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developed a Quality Scorecard through our Medical Staff and Board of Directors. This Scorecard is made visible via our Internet Web Page and posted in our hallways. Excellent results are being reported in Patient Safety, Never Events, Patient Experience, and Clinical Outcomes. In the 2nd Quarter we had ten of the thirteen metrics above goal, two metrics within 4 percent of goal, and 1 metric outside of our goal. Making this Scorecard available to our public demonstrates our willingness to be transparent.

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produced a dramatic turnaround in financial performance. Last year we had an Audited financial loss of $2.4 million. This fiscal year, ending in June 2016, MCDH had a positive income from all sources of $2.068 million. This $4.5 million dollar turnaround will set a financial standard for future performance, and move us toward sustainability in the future.

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

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MENDOCINO COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Birdsell, Chair Kitty Bruning, Vice Chair

Peter Glusker, MD, Secretary Sean Hogan, MD, Treasurer

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: Anderson Logging Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Birchware Compostables Braggadoon Caito Fisheries Canclini Television & Appliance Celebrity Cruises Harvest Market JetBlue Ledford House Restaurant Little River Inn Lyme Redwood Forest Company

MCDH Physicians Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc. Mendo Lake Credit Union North Coast Brewing Company Safeway Savings Bank of Mendocino County Seafood Suppliers Inc. Steppin’ Out Magazine Thanksgiving Coffee Company The Coast KOZT-FM Whispering Pines Water

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

Dr. John Rochat Rural Physicians Group EmCare

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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 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: Elizabeth Barclay Charlie Boise Allen Cherry (Pacini Wines) Olivia Hasty Kathy & Jerry Karabensh Marilyn LeRoy

Gene & Sue Ann Mattiuzzo Marilyn Romelli Christy Rose Stephanie Simonich Nancy Thornburn Nancy Walker

A heartfelt thank you to our very special Winesong friends who have been instrumental as advisors and super supporters! Dan Berger Meredythe & Clayt Daley Bill & Signa Dawson Vince & Renee DiPierro Ann & Dick Grace Janet Herrero DawnMarie Kotsonis

Narsai David Guy & Sarah Pacurar Norm Roby George & Denise Rose Janet & Michael Verlander Tom & Theresa Wajnert Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson

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 Winesong family: Cancer Care Oncology Beds $25,000 Chemotherapy Room $10,000 Funding for Uninsured/Underinsured Cancer Patient Care $300,000 Cardiac/Pulmonary Care Ventilators $90,000 Echocardiogram $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 Emergency Services Ultrasound Machine $75,000 Ambulances $400,000+ Ambulance Defibrillators $65,000 Helipad for Emergency Transport $40,000 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 Hospice Program costs for services to patients & families facing a terminal illness $52,000 Laboratory Clinical Analyzers $100,000

Obstetrics Fetal Heart Monitors $32,500 OB Refurbishing $34,500 Infant Warmer $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 Surgical Services Surgical Equipment $122,000 Orthopedic Surgical Table $84,300 Sterilizer $77,600 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.

AUCTIONEER: Richard Pio Roda After his first experience at Winesong, Richard is back for more! Richard has been a professional auctioneer for over 20 years 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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2016 ARTIST OF YEAR: Lowell Herrero Lowell Herrero was a loyal advocate of Winesong for over 20 years, supporting the Foundation and Hospital as a donor with incredible works of art, as a bidder, as a friend, and as a cherished family member. It is with deep respect that we offer a fond farewell to our “Lavender Man” and honor him as Winesong’s 2016 Artist of the Year in Memoriam. Throughout a dynamic life that has spanned the Great Depression, the Second World War, the rise of Silicon Valley, and the dawn of the twenty-first century, Lowell Herrero turned his passion for living into art. From his home in California, he traveled to Tuscany, Provence, and Spain, absorbing the lessons of their sensuous landscapes. The colors of horizons and rich earth, the sensations of sunlight, and the fragrance of flower-covered hillsides mingle in his imagination and flow through his paintbrush onto his canvases. Herrero felt a deep affinity with farmers working the land. He rendered them bursting with life, over-large, and as enduring extensions of the very soil they cultivate. In his paintings, vineyards stretch into the distance as grape pickers enjoy lunch under a cloudless blue sky. Lavender harvesters bend to their task, and a field of rolled bales tells us the hard work of haying is at an end. Each painting invites us to smile with pleasure and enjoy the inner vitality and plenitude of the landscape. But above all, the paintings project the irrepressible joie de vivre of an artist who knew how to live. We are thankful for having known Lowell, called him friend, and benefited from his support. And we are incredibly grateful for being allowed to honor such a wonderful man as our 2016 Artist of the Year.

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2016 HONORED WINERY: Grace Family Vineyards 2016 MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Dick Grace As humanitarians with a compassionate world-view and as vintners creating world-class wines, Dick and Ann Grace personify the very best of philanthropy and stewardship of the land. It is therefore our profound privilege to recognize Grace Family Vineyards as our 2016 Honored Winery. Always among the very first to respond to our participation requests, Grace Family Vineyards has been a cornerstone of Winesong every year since 1992. By donating annually and attending frequently, Dick and Ann Grace stood by their personal commitment; “Wine as a catalyst toward healing our planet.” For the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, that “healing” came in the form of healthcare for our famously beautiful but isolated coastal community. Through their constant support over 24 years, the Graces have helped make quality medical treatment available for countless Mendocino residents. Dick and Ann did not set out to create a one of the first “cult” Cabernet Sauvignons, but they certainly accomplished that with their 1978 inaugural vintage. That wine not only opened the doors to the international world of wine aficionados, it also enabled them to help communities around the globe. Most recently, their efforts have been directed toward relief work in Nepal, where the devastating earthquake of April 2015 altered the lives of millions of people. They brought both aide and comfort to the devastated Nepalese. In 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2014, the Graces hosted Unsung Heroes of Compassion which is presided over by His Holiness, the 14th Dali Lama. It honors individuals from around the world who practice compassionate kindness to, as Dick remarks, “meet the needs of our under served brothers and sisters.”Plans are currently underway for this gathering to take place again in 2017. They also volunteer at Mother Theresa’s hospitals in Kathmandu, at the homes of disabled persons, at children’s camps, and for a variety of other organizations alleviating the suffering of children and adults who are physically, emotionally, or financially disenfranchised. Dick and Ann financially and personally support a number of Buddhist causes including the Tibetan refugees in Katmandu, Nepal and Dharamsala, India, the monks at Shechen Monastery, and many Tibetans seeking both higher education and the opportunity to become productive world citizens. As if he didn’t have enough to keep him busy, Dick Grace has graciously stepped up to act as our Master of Ceremonies this year. We are so appreciative and thankful! It is with deep gratitude that Winesong and the Mendocinco Coast Hospital Foundation honor our longtime friends and supporters, Dick and Ann Grace.

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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 All wine offered or sold in the Catalog is subject to the following conditions: 1. Winesong (herein “seller”) reserves the right to refuse admission to or attendance at the Winesong Wine Auction and Tasting. 2 The auctioneer is the agent for the seller. 3 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. 4 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.” 5 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. 6 Seller may, at any time prior to the fall of the hammer, withdraw the lot from sale. 7. 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. 8 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. 9 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. 10 Purchaser warrants that he/she will pay the full purchase price and will sign a confirmation of purchase at point of winning bid, otherwise the lot is subject to be reopened. Seller’s sole responsibility for non-delivery shall be limited to refund of the purchase price.

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11 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. 12 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. 13 Should any dispute related to the Conditions of Purchase arise, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and cost. 14 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. 15 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. 16 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. 17 Pursuant to the Policy for Acceptance, Use, and Disbursement of Donations funds raised through Fund-A-Need donations at Winesong shall be considered direct donations of unrestricted funds that the Board has designated for use in toto for the purpose described in the Winesong catalog or similar document, which shall also describe the duration these funds will remain designated for the intended purpose, after which time unused funds shall revert to general unrestricted donations. For Winesong 2016 the duration of designation is twenty-four months.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS The Live Auction 1 Pop A Cork A Week! 2 Your Vegas Exotic Supercar Driving Experience 3 Mountain Majesties 4 Experience Opus One 5 Best of the Best— A Quartet of 100 Points 6 Stags Leap District Wine Getaway 7 Chateauneuf-du-WOW! 8 Anguilla From a New Perspective 9 Judgement of Paris— Celebrating the 40th Anniversary 10 “Garvey Grape Harvest” Joy in the Landscape 11 Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day Weekend—2017 12 An Abundance of Grace 13 Barra Canna Tuna 14 Staglin Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, Three Mags 15 Lynmar Estate Winery Experience Sonoma Bliss 16 A Flotilla of Joseph Phelps’ Flagship, Insignia, 1990-2013 17 Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary September 15-17, 2017 18 Tuscany Truffle Hunt 19 Epicurean Dream Trip 20 “Friends of H”—23 Magnums In Celebration of Lowell 21 Winesong Fund-A-Need 22 “Go Coastal” in San Luis Obispo Wine Country 23 Passion for Pinot—Kosta Browne 24 With Grace & Lowell 2016 Honored Winery & Honored Artist 25 Outstanding Vertical of a Super-Duper Second Growth 26 Castle in the Rockies 27 Grand Glen Ellen Getaway 28 Opus Maximus

29 Carnival du Vin! Emeril’s New Orleans November 2017 30 Goldeneyed at Newport Ranch 31 Oakville Beckons—Far Niente & Saddleback 32 “Corner Room”… Only at Winesong 33 Whet Your Palate in Dry Creek Valley! 34 A Collection of Consistently Classic Classified Claret 35 Le Vallon du Brec—Redux! 36 On Your Maker’s Mark— Kentucky Bourbon Trail 37 Marefino e Supremo! 38 Taste of Napa Valley 39 Bordeaux Royalty—Leoville Las Cases 40 The Royal Valleys of Sonoma… An Exploration of the Alexander and Russian River Valleys 41 Escape to New Mexico 42 Putting at the Pews of St. Andrews 43 Thoroughbred Pedigree 43 A Tale of Two Vineyards 43 Burgundy and Bordeaux Magnum Duo 43 Over the Moonstone 43 Celebrating Herrero Style 44 Lake County Revival 45 Goldeneye Delight 46 Philo Apple Dryer Barn 47 Oh Canada! 48 Big Time Napa 49 Anderson Valley Retreat 50 Napa Round-Up 51 St. Emilion At Its Best 52 The Complete Get-Out-of-theDoghouse Weekend! 53 A Pinot Noir Celebration Collection 54 Florida Fun in the Sun 55 Winesong VIP Weekend 2017


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POP A CORK A WEEK! A Donation From: the Boards of Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

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Roederer Estate Extra Dry sparkling wine Roederer Estate Brut Rose Excellence Roederer Estate Estate Brut (2) Roederer Estate 2007 L’ERMITAGE Brut Scharffenberger Brut Rose Excellence Scharffenberger Brut Excellence Scharffenberger Blanc de Blancs Scharffenberger Brut Excellence Extra Dry Scharffenberger Cremant 3L Scharffenberger Brut Elegance Sparkling Wine Elke Vineyards Brut sparkling wine (4) Graziano Family of Wines Saint Gregory Brut Cuvee #11 (4) Handley Cellars 1989 Anderson Valley Brut Handley Cellars 1990 Blanc de Blancs Lichen Estates 2013 Blanc de Gris (5) McFadden Farm Sparkling Cuvee Brut (4) Navarro Vineyards 2012 Brut Gewurztraminer Nelson Family Vineyards Brut sparkling wine (4) Parducci 2012 Brut Reserve Mendocino (4) Signal Ridge 2012 Just Because Brut Sparkling Wine (6) Terra Savia 2009 Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine (3) Terra Savia 2012 Brut Rouge Mendocino sparkling wine (3) Yorkville Cellars 2011 Cuvee Brut 20th Anniversary (4) Painted six-bottle handcrafted wine box by Suzi Long Presentation Book of Sparkling Producers In 2015, the Boards of Directors for both the Hospital Foundation and the District Hospital started a tradition of opening the Live Auction with their Mendocino sparkling lot as an ode to David Reynolds who helped grow the auction at Winesong. David’s philosophy was spot on for living a full life: “If you cannot think of a reason to open a great bottle of bubbly every week, you need to re-evaluate your life.” The respective Boards couldn’t agree more that life is to be celebrated, and so they are offering up not just 52 bottles of bubbly for each week of the year, but a couple extra for special occasions!

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This lot also includes a one-of-a-kind hand-painted artist box by local artist Suzi Long, entitled “Cheers!” This box fits six bottles of sparkling wine and is a lovely keepsake long after the bubbles have dissipated! Suzi is a wellknown, beloved Mendocino artist who painted the fresco in Room with a Soul—the hospice room at our Hospital. This lot comes with a Presentation book featuring all of the Sparkling producers, and a vintage Winesong shot by photographer Ron LeValley.

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This auction lot is perfect for special occasions, or to pop-a-cork-a-week and celebrate the good things in life! But wait—there’s only one way to celebrate this fabulous opening lot, and that’s with a 3L of Scharffenberger Brut Elegance Sparkling Wine at your table at Winesong! Cheers!

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YOUR VEGAS EXOTIC SUPERCAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, Naughty Boy Wines, The Whisky Attic Las Vegas

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Exotic Supercar Driving Experience for 2 drivers 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 3L 2010 Naughty Boy Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 Naughty Boy Vineyards Pinot Noir (3) 2014 Naughty Boy Vineyards Floyd & Eddie Chardonnay (3) 2015 Floyd & Eddie Dry Rose of Pinot Noir (3) Whiskey Tasting Seminar for two (2) guests Slip behind the wheel of the car of your dreams and experience the thrill of driving on a real racetrack. Ferrari 458 Italia. Lamborghini Huracan. Porsche 911 GT3. The choice is yours. Drive your dream car the way it was meant to be driven: free from the confines of speed limits and traffic. Experience the impressive 1.5 mile Formula-Oneinspired racetrack comparable to top circuits in the world with 12 sweeping turns, 15 degree banked turns, 60 feet of total elevation change and a half mile straightaway. Your experience consists of five laps, during which you will drive a total of nine miles at SPEEDVEGAS, the new, award-winning 100-acre motorsports complex in Las Vegas. With the new technology found in many new high performance cars, you don’t need to know how to drive a manual! Before you put pedal to the metal, you’ll be briefed on driving technique and safety in a classroom session with the track driving pro. Then the Pit Crew will fit you with a helmet and help you buckle in. Your driving coach will help you get familiar with vehicle operation and will ride along to help you get the most from your driving experience. Guests can enjoy the views from the observations decks and café. Renaissance® Las Vegas Hotel – Enjoy a 3-night stay at this AAA 4-Diamond Award winning hotel, located just two blocks from the legendary Las Vegas Strip. The Renaissance Las Vegas is a boutique hotel by Vegas standards and offers a relaxed non-gaming, smoke-free atmosphere. Take part in what’s touted as the “most highly advanced, sensory perception tasting seminar on earth!” At The Whiskey Attic in Las Vegas, guests will enter a room housing


one of the greatest collections of whisky in the world. The experience will begin with an educational seminar designed to answer any and all of your Whisky questions. Your instructor will then ask you a series of simple questions. Your answers will inform his selection from over 2,000 whiskies in the collection to create your customized tasting.

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Naughty Boy Vineyards rounds out this auction lot with a 3L and a sample collection. Located in a lush and isolated valley, Naughty Boy Vineyards produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It’s a great way to get ‘naughty’ in Vegas! Insider Information:

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Minimum driver age is 18 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 non-refundable Ground transportation is not included Blackout dates (2016): January 5-8, 19-21; February 2-5; April 15-20; May 2-4, 21-24; June 6-9, 17-19; September 24-28; October 30-November 3; December 30-31 Advanced reservations required for Whiskey Tasting Seminar at The Whiskey Attic Must be 21 years of age for Whiskey Tasting Seminar

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MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES A Donation From: Pride Mountain Vineyards This Lot Includes:

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Pride Mountain Vineyards tour and tasting for six (6) guests 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot, Napa Sonoma, Double Magnum 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Sonoma, Double Magnum The Pride family established Pride Mountain Vineyards on 235 acres of land at the summit of the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa and Sonoma counties (the property straddles the county line) in 1991. Now encompassing 85 acres of vineyards, a modern winemaking facility and spacious aging caves, Pride Mountain Vineyards crafts exciting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Chardonnay and Viognier, all of which display classic mountain intensity and depth. Pride Family Vineyards invites the high bidder and guests to tour and taste at its beautiful estate. Take in the vineyard views, see the winery and the aging caves and then sample Pride Mountain’s current releases in a relaxed, informal setting. The high bidder also will bring home two exceptionally rare Pride Mountain Vineyard Grand Formats: a double magnum each of 2013 Pride Mountain Vineyards Napa Sonoma Merlot and 2013 Pride Mountain Napa Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are presented in wood boxes and the Cabernet is personally signed by Co-owner Steve Pride. Insider Information:

Tour and tasting for six guests Mutually agreeable date Tour and tasting not available on weekends, holidays or Tuesdays Expires on September 30, 2017 O P ENING BID : $300


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Opus One tour and tasting for six (6) guests 1988 Opus One, Napa Valley

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Tour and tasting for six guests Mutually agreeable date Expires on September 30, 2017

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Now experience Opus One with this one-of-a-kind lot. The high bidder and five guests will be treated to a private tour at Opus One’s iconic winery, visiting the production areas and barrel cellar, and concluding in the Grand Chai, where they will taste the current vintage of Opus One. The high bidder also will go home with a bottle of 1988 Opus One Napa Valley Red Wine, one personally autographed by the winery’s late founders: Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, generously donated from prestigious wine writer Dan Berger.

Opus One continues to be one of Napa Valley’s benchmark wineries. Founded in 1979 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi of Robert Mondavi Winery, Opus One was created to produce a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine in the manner and style of a Bordeaux chateau. The success of Opus One can be seen in the spectacular estate winery near Oakville, the immaculately tended vineyards that surround it and in Opus One Napa Valley Red Wine, now among the most acclaimed and most successful wines in the world.

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BEST OF THE BEST— A QUARTET OF 100 POINTS A Donation From: Mark & Janet Klein

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2005 Chateau Bellevue Mondotte, St. Emilion Grand Cru 2005 Chateau Larcis Ducasse, St. Emilion Grand Cru 2005 Chateau L’Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol 2005 Chateau Pavie, St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Bordeaux has produced several fine vintages since 2000, but 2005 has become a favorite among wine pundits. A dry, warm, uneventful growing season, 2005 was especially successful in the Right Bank communes of St. Emilion and Pomerol, producing full-bodied wines of layered complexity. In The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr. awarded 10 wines from these two communes (and only 12 for the whole of Bordeaux) perfect scores of 100, four of which are offered here. Individual superlatives will quickly exhaust the descriptors available (and perhaps readers as well), but among those Parker used were “extraordinary perfume,” “staggering concentration,” “majestic mouthfeel,” “Beautifully… multidimensional,” and “astonishing richness and length.” These are blockbuster wines that are only now beginning to reach peak maturity. We wouldn’t have these perfect wines without the generosity of longtime Winesong supporters and friends, Mark & Janet Klein.

OPENING BID: $500


STAGS LEAP DISTRICT WINE GETAWAY

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A Donation From: Baldacci Family Vineyards

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Baldacci Family Vineyards Guesthouse stay for four (4) Baldacci Family Vineyards estate tour and tasting for four (4) Dinner for four (4) at a Napa Valley restaurant with Michael Baldacci 2014 Baldacci Sorelle Chardonnay, Los Carneros (3) 2013 Baldacci Elizabeth Pinot Noir, Los Carneros (3) 2013 Baldacci Fraternity Red Wine Blend, Napa Valley (3) 2013 Baldacci Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District (3)

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O P EN I N G BI D: $1, 500

For four (4) guests (two couples) Mutually agreeable dates; subject to availability Expires on September 30, 2017

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Insider Information:

The high bidder also goes home with a 12-bottle sampler of Baldacci Family Vineyards current releases.

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The Baldacci family invites the high bidder and guests to experience the best of Baldacci Family Vineyards. They will enjoy a two-night stay at its spacious guesthouse, situated atop a volcanic knoll just off the Silverado Trail. Convenient yet secluded, the guesthouse offers sweeping vistas of the Stags Leap District, Yountville and southern Napa Valley. During their stay, they will be treated to a tasting of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignons, followed by a walking tour of the Baldacci Family Vineyards winemaking facility and wine cave. 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 provisions will be provided during the stay, such as a selection of pastries from the Model Bakery, cheeses from Sunshine Market and a few bottles of wine perfect for sipping as the sun sets!

Baldacci Family Vineyards blends an abiding passion for winemaking with the timeless tradition of family. Beginning in 1998 as growers with 17 acres of vineyards in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, Baldacci Family Vineyards has grown to encompass an estate winery with a barrel aging cave, additional vineyards in Los Carneros and Calistoga, and an impressive portfolio of wines crafted by Winemakers Rolando and Ricardo Herrera. For Thomas and Brenda Baldacci, the aim is to create a legacy that will span generations.


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CHATEAUNEUF-DU-WOW! A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

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1978 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1983 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1985 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1988 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1989 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1990 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1993 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1994 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1995 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1996 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1997 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1999 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

This 24 bottle vertical collection, taken from the Daley’s private, temperaturecontrolled cellar, is arguably the greatest vertical ever offered at Winesong. Chateau de Beaucastel has long been considered as one of the greatest wines in France. In 1549, “Noble Pierre de Beaucastel” bought a barn with its land holdings, containing 25 saumées at Coudoulet”. More than four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as Château de Beaucastel, is producing what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This wine is famously known for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the northern limit of the appellation of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, exposed to the mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been grown organically since the sixties. The vineyards of Beaucastel are treated as a garden: no chemical fertilizer, no chemical week killers or sprays are permitted. Every serious wine collector in the world is well acquainted with the Perrin family’s Château de Beaucastel. Since Robert Parker first began dropping 100-point scores on


Beaucastel’s Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Beaucastel has set the bar by which all wines of the southern Rhône Valley are measured.

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All of the vintages prior to 2000 are ready to be enjoyed, noted Clayt Daley. The 1978 was a show-stopper and is drinking well today.

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This is how Parker describes the most recent vintage: “What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets.”

OPENING BID: $1,000

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And, yes, the other great vintages are in this collection as the lucky top bidder will discover.

He continues, “The 2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a MASTERPIECE, one of the three greatest bottlings ever to come off this biodynamically farmed oasis. Purple-black in hue, with explosive aromas of black raspberry, licorice, thyme, tobacco, and savory meats. Rich, dense, and voluptuous on the attack, boasting a powerhouse mix of black and red fruit preserves and dried cherry, doused with framboise liqueur and a splash of kirsch.”

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ANGUILLA FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE A Donation From: Albert & Bonnie Lake, Vintours, MCDH Physicians, Artist Kristin Otwell, Nelson Family Vineyards

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Seven nights at Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla $1,000 travel voucher provided by the MCDH Physicians Welcome cocktails on arrival with Albert Lake Bottle of Champagne on arrival in suite Two dinners, one lunch at select restaurants Three-day car rental Dinner with Albert and Bonnie Lake at their residence, Island Skys Wine tasting with Vintours sommelier 3L Painted bottle by Kristin Otwell 2015 Nelson Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for artist bottle With white sandy beaches and cool ocean breezes, Anguilla may be the perfect Caribbean island. Surrounded by turquoise waters, protected bays, brilliant sunshine, and a profusion of palm trees, then add the lure of the casual island tempo, abundant recreation, elegant hotels and fine beach side restaurants at every turn, and Anguilla becomes the vacation destination of your dreams. Generous and gracious longtime Winesong friends, Albert and Bonnie Lake of VINTOURS, have put together a truly first class British West Indies experience. The package begins with seven nights at the stunning Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla. This lush resort features an infinity pool stretching from the main building to the beach bar, and the brilliant sands of Rendezvous Bay—we’re sold! The Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodations, two miles of pristine powdery white beaches, five star service, and a myriad of activities—golf, tennis, sailing, windsurfing, and more; or relax and indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments. The winning bidder and guest will be greeted with cocktails by Albert Lake and then enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne in their suite. The package includes dinners at select restaurants and a three-day car rental, enabling the couple to experience all the beauty Anguilla has to offer. Also included in the package are dinner with Albert and Bonnie at their private residence, Island Skys, and a wine tasting with Albert, a world-renowned sommelier. Once more, artist Kristin Otwell offers a stunning geometric painted bottle entitled White Ferns to this amazing tropical experience. Artist Kristin’s professional career began in 1983 with a showing of botanical watercolors at The Nature Company in Berkeley and later her work was shown at the Oakland Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. After moving to the Mendocino coast in 1985 she helped found Partners Gallery and helped launch Art Explorers—a program that serves artists with disabilities—where she teaches and serves as a co-director.


Filling Kristin’s 3L art bottle is Nelson Family Vineyards. Known for growing excellent grapes since the 1970’s, the Nelson Family was inspired by the idea of what their grapes and a little imagination could do for them. It all started with Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel and has since expanded. Their newly release 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect cellar addition!

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The MCDH Physicians graciously underwrite transportation costs with a grant of $1,000. Insider Information:

For two (2) guests Valid May-August 2017 or October 25-November 2017 Rooms subject to availability Blackout dates may apply

O P EN I N G BI D: $1, 000

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JUDGEMENT OF PARIS— CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY A Donation From: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars This Lot Includes:

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2013 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 3L Judgement of Paris 40th Anniversary Etched Commemorative Bottling, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars estate tasting and cave tour for four (4) Founded in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars gained fame when its 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors among red wines at the famous 1976 Paris Tasting (often called the Judgement of Paris or Judgment of Paris). The story of the Judgement of Paris brought international recognition to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the Napa Valley and the American wine industry as a whole. Their triumph over two first-growth and other renowned wines of Bordeaux is legendary. Especially since the 1973 S.L.V was crafted from just three-year-old vines! In celebration of this milestone, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has created a very limited edition of the 2013 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon in an exquisitely etched commemorative 40th Anniversary bottle. They are honored to offer it in doublemagnum (3L) format to Winesong 2016. In addition, The Estate Wine Tasting and Cave Tour at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is an opportunity to explore this extraordinary wine estate while learning about its legacy, terroir and winemaking philosophy. The tour concludes at the beautiful tasting bar, with a sampling of wines from the Estate Collection. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars continues to produce wines of balance, complexity and harmony, both from its famed S.L.V. and Fay estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, and from select vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. The high bidder will receive a limited edition, etched double magnum of 2013 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon, specially created to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris tasting.

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Tour and tasting for four (4) guests Mutually agreeable date Expires on September 30, 2017 O P E NI NG BI D : $500


“GARVEY GRAPE HARVEST” JOY IN THE LANDSCAPE A Donation From: Janet Herrero in celebration of Lowell Herrero— 2016 Artist of the Year in memoriam.

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This Lot Includes:

Garvey Grape Harvest giclee’ on canvas by Lowell Herrero Framed artist’s proof, 48” x 60” Signed copy of Lowell Herrero, a retrospective of his life’s work From Lowell Herrero, by Kate Rothrock

And one that he captured for the world to never forget in the glorious Garvey Grape Harvest.

OPENING BID: $1,000

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Lowell struggled to keep up with this older group, who, even though slower than the younger team, they were still incredibly hardy and agile. It was an experience he would never forget.”

Lowell had never experienced the labor of harvest, so a friend, Pat Garvey, invited him to an early morning pick at Flora Springs Winery and Vineyard in St. Helena. Lowell photographed the work crew snipping the grape clusters from the vines, pushing their lug boxes along with them. Two crews were working, one young and serious and quick as lightening the other older, full of laughter, stories, and songs, making the difficult labor seem more like a social gathering.

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The annual harvest of grapes and olives, the rhythm of work and pleasure and friends that pulsates through the valley’s changing seasons all passed through his imagination and onto his canvases. The grape harvest itself became a special theme.

“Lowell Herrero created joyous images that reflect the character of the Napa Valley, where he and Janet lived and worked for 25 years.

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INDIANAPOLIS 500 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND—2017 A Donation From: The Indianapolis Zoo & The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Carol Shelton Wines

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This Lot Includes:

Two (2) reserved seating 500 Festival Parade tickets— Saturday, May 27, 2017, Noon-1:30 PM, Downtown Indianapolis Two (2) tickets to the Snakepit Ball—Saturday, May 27, 2017, 6 PM, Downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Roof Ballroom Two (2) Grandstand tickets to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500— Sunday, May 28, 2017, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana Two (2) passes to the Pit and Garage area day of Indianapolis 500— Sunday, May 28, 2017 Accomodations at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Indianapolis Tasting for 6 at Carol Shelton Winery Carol Shelton 3-Pack (750 ML’s) of Wild Thing signed by the winemaker: 2013 Wild Thing Zinfandel 2014 Wild Thing Chardonnay 2014 Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose “Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” You’re invited to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500—the greatest spectacle in racing—and to join the legendary celebration and the parties! Cruise into town on Friday, May 26, 2017 and check into the luxurious Conrad Hotel in downtown Indy. Superb dining and more await you at this “Top U.S. Hotel.” Best of all, it’s the epicenter for all things Indy 500. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, attend the IPL 500 Festival Parade in reserved seating just a short stroll from the Conrad. Witness the pageantry, celebrities, marching bands, floats, and giant helium balloons gathered for the world’s largest single-day sporting event. Highlighting the parade are the 33 starting drivers who serve as honorary grand marshals and ride in traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position at the rear. That night, attend the weekend’s exclusive black-tie bash: The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball. This one-of-a-kind party attracts VIPs for music, inspired cuisine, and cocktails from celebrity bartenders. And, it is just a block from the Conrad.


On Sunday, get your engines revved with full access to the pit and garage area, up to one hour prior to the race. See drivers and celebrities as the excitement builds up to the checkered flag. Finally, settle in to view the thrills of the Indy 500…a 101-year tradition!

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To celebrate your “wild thing” weekend in Indy, take home Carol Shelton’s Wild Thing wines and toast your inner racecar driver! Insider Information:

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O P EN I N G BI D: $800

For Two (2) People Good only for the 2017 running of the Indy 500 Conrad Hotel check-in is on Friday, May 26. Check out Monday, May 29, 2017 One standard room; two guests Airfare not included Enjoy 10% off all Carol Shelton Wines purchased during your tasting visit

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AN ABUNDANCE OF GRACE A Donation From: Tom & Theresa Wajnert

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3L 1995 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Etched and Hand-Painted The history of Grace Family Vineyards is full of serendipity; from Dick and Ann Grace impulsively buying their property while on vacation in the Napa Valley and planting grapes rather than the garden they had originally planned, to having their first harvest become a single-vineyard wine in part because it was delivered late to Caymus Vineyards and founding their namesake winery in 1983 when boutique California wineries were rare. Absolutely predictable were Grace Family Vineyards’ very limited production and dedication to excellence, elements that made Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon one of the world’s most coveted wines. The success of Grace Family Vineyards has inspired Dick and Ann Grace to donate rare Grand Format bottles to a range of charities, their way of using wine “as a catalyst for healing our planet.” The 1995 Grace Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ranks among the estate’s rarest wines. A portion of vineyard was being replanted that year and the vintage yielded the equivalent of only 71 cases. Tiny production or not, the 1995 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is extraordinary: powerful and youthful, it displays opulent black and red fruit alongside espresso and anise complexity. This exceptionally rare double magnum bears a beautifully etched and hand-painted rendition of the label, and is presented in its original wood box. This incredible bottle is donated by Tom and Theresa Wajnert, owners of TNT Vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District of Napa Valley and generous supporters of Winesong. Tom and Theresa started TNT Vineyards in 2002, having come to know and love wines through their experience as Founding Trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival in Florida, with Tom being Chairman of the third auction in 2003.

OPENING BID: $1,000


BARRA CANNA TUNA A Donation From: Barra of Mendocino/Girasole Vineyards, Martha & Charlie Barra, Testa Ranch & Maria Testa, artist Hilary Eddy, Crush Italian Steakhouse

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The second day is reserved for the Italian way of canning albacore…with Martha Barra guiding the way from roasting the fish, freshly caught by hook and line directly from the boat in Noyo Harbor and delivered from Fort Bragg. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported by Olivia Wu in her story “You, too, can can the Finest Albacore.” And take home 25 precious jars.

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Mutually agreeable date between August 12 and 31, 2017 due to tuna season Advanced reservations required with Maria Testa and Testa Vineyards Advanced reservations required for Crush Italian Steakhouse O P EN I N G BI D: $800

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During your visit to the Redwood Valley region enjoy dinner at Crush Italian Steakhouse in Ukiah, where you will be treated to an authentic Italian Family style dinner! Mangia!

While waiting for the pressure cooker to do its work, Martha will prepare a fresh albacore-inspired luncheon. The afternoon includes a day on the ranch, boating and sunning, taking a walk, or riding your bike along the quiet Redwood Valley lanes.

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Day one begins with arrival lunch at Testa Ranch, where five generations of wine makers are represented by the talented Maria Testa. Along with a tour of the old barn and the prohibition-era cellar, Maria and her aunts and mother “nonnas” will host lunch at the redwood tasting room overlooking their pond. Later in the afternoon enjoy a tour and tasting with light fare at Barra of Mendocino.

In August, 2017, Martha and Charlie Barra offer three nights for three couples at their beautifully appointed Barra Estate Lodge, nestled against the eastern hills overlooking vineyards, woods and a wildlife-attracting pond.

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Immerse yourself in Mendocino’s Italian heritage with family grape growers, lunch with the nonnas, Italian varietals, generations of stories and a lesson in canning albacore at its roots in Redwood Valley

Three nights for 3 couples (6 people) at the Barra Estate, Redwood Valley Italian cooking class with Martha Barra, canning experience and lunch Walk away with a bounty of 25 ‘cans’ of albacore Tour, Tasting and light fare at Barra of Mendocino Tour, Tasting and lunch at Testa Ranch Dinner for six (6) at Crush Italian Steakhouse in Ukiah 2014 Petite Sirah, Barra of Mendocino, 9L painted bottle by Hilary Eddy


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STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARDS, NAPA VALLEY, THREE MAGS A Donation From: Michael & Janet Verlander

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1987 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Three Magnums Located in the heart of the Rutherford bench, Staglin Family Vineyard is a small family-owned Napa Valley winery devoted to producing great wines for great causes. With ideal soils, microclimate and location, the Estate’s potential was recognized by some of the first Napa Valley settlers and was planted to vineyards in the mid 1860’s. Today, Staglin Family Vineyard is one of Napa Valley’s most revered estates. It has been producing wines for more than 25 years from its 51 acre vineyard on the Rutherford Bench. Its flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex, ripe and lush wine, which has earned consistently impressive scores, including a Parker barrel score of (95-98) points for its 2012 vintage. Farmed organically and solar powered, Staglin Family Vineyard makes wines that are consistently rated among the top wines in each vintage. The Staglins are known for their generosity which today is matched by the generosity of our long-time friends, Michael and Janet Verlander. They have dug deep into their cellar to offer this magnum trio of 1987 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon. No stranger to fine wine, Janet and Michael founded PRIMA in 1977—one of the first wine bars in the Bay Area. They have been restaurateurs and wine merchants for over 30 years. They were co-founders of DuMOL Winery in 1996. They currently grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Russian River Valley with their friends and partners in Winner’s Circle Vineyards, Clayt and Meredythe Daley.

OPENING BID: $500


LYNMAR ESTATE WINERY EXPERIENCE SONOMA BLISS A Donation From: Lynmar Estate

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Two (2) night stay for Two (2) couples Luncheon for Four (4) Tour and Tasting for Four (4) Two (2) magnums of Lynmar Pinot Noir to be presented at the winery

30-day advance reservations requested Subject to availability Stay, luncheon, and tour and tasting good through September 30, 2017 O P EN I N G BI D: $1, 000

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Finally, each couple will receive a special magnum of Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir to take home from their visit.

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During your stay, enjoy a tour and tasting of Lynmar’s premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In addition, Lynmar will host a luncheon prepared by Chef David Frakes featuring seasonal produce from Lynmar’s own organic gardens. He is a fabulous and highly experienced chef who perfectly showcases the natural abundance of the Lynmar grounds.

Lynmar Estate, located off the beaten path in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, is a true retreat where layers of nature unfold inviting guests to experience terroir-inspired wine and food in a world-class destination. You will stay at the Bliss House for your two-day retreat. With sweeping views of the vineyards, gardens and wildflowers, this comfortable three-bedroom, three-and-half-bath guesthouse will be truly relaxing with its spacious, top-quality kitchen, floor-toceiling windows, and plush linens.

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A FLOTILLA OF JOSEPH PHELPS’ FLAGSHIP, INSIGNIA, 1990-2013 A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayton Daley, Jr.

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24 bottle vertical collection of the legendary 1990 - 2013 Insignia That’s no typo...this is a 24 bottle vertical collection of the legendary Insignia. First produced in 1974, Insignia is the first proprietary Bordeaux-style blend produced in California. Each vintage is comprised of the best grapes from Joseph Phelps Vineyards, first from both grower and estate fruit, and beginning with the 2004 vintage, from entirely estate-grown fruit sources. Insignia is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine crafted since 2004 from six of the Joseph Phelps estate vineyards: Spring Valley Home Ranch Vineyard in St. Helena, Banca Dorada Vineyard on the Rutherford Bench, Las Rocas and Barboza Vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Yountville Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District and Suscol Vineyard in South Napa Valley. Well over 30 vintages have been rated ninety or more points by various wine publications. From 1990 to 20013, the average score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is 94.5 points, with the lowest score still a fabulous 91. The 2013 earned 96 points. The 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2005, and in November 2013, Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate awarded three perfect 100 point scores to the 1991, 1997 and 2002 vintages of Insignia. In short, Phelps Insignia is the most consistent, high scoring, Cabernet Sauvignonbased wine from the Napa Valley for the last 30 years. 2013 continues that trend with its deep color, smoky black fruits, licorice, jammy berries, truffle and earthy style. To highlight a few other vintages from this amazing collection: “The 1994 Insignia (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) is spectacular, “ writes Parker. He continues, “I have had the wine a half-dozen or more times, and it is unquestionably opulent, sexy, flamboyant, explosively rich, concentrated, and a thrill to drink. Already gorgeous, it promises to evolve gracefully for two decades or more.” The 1997 earned 97 points from The Wine Spectator which described it as “Dense, rich and focused, youthful and concentrated, with hints of maturity on the edge of the core currant, mineral and spicy berry flavors. Wonderful vibrancy and intensity for a wine this age, which only bodes well for the future. A classic. Drink now through 2020.” The 2002, The Spectator’s Wine of the Year in 2005, was described as “a seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity, sweet tannin, and alcohol, it is still an infant, but can be drunk with considerable pleasure. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.” Decanter Magazine awarded the 2011 Insignia 95 points, and this summer the release of the 2013 was billed as “one of the most anticipated releases of the vintage.” The 2013 Insignia looks to be another historic vintage for this incredible estate.

OPENING BID: $1,500


MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 60TH ANNIVERSARY SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017

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A Donation From: North Coast Brewing Company This Lot Includes:

An exclusive experience for two (2) people VIP access reserved for “Sponsors Only” for all 3 days VIP lodging for 3 nights (September 15, 16, and 17, 2017) Personal tour of the Festival by Artistic Director Tim Jackson

Their support of jazz has local roots too with their involvement with the Mendocino Music Festival, Mendocino Coast Jazz Society, and the Redwood Jazz Alliance. Based in Fort Bragg, the North Coast Brewing Company is proud to join wine-loving friends and colleagues at Winesong in support of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

O P EN I N G BI D: $700

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Offer good for the Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 only Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol Single room; double occupancy accommodations Airfare and ground transportation not included

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In addition to Monterey, North Coast Brewing Company is also a sponsor of these prestigious Jazz Festivals: Newport, San Francisco, Portland, Northampton, and Montclair. They are also sponsors of the American Jazz Museum’s “18th and Vine” Jazz and Blues Festival in Kansas City and Jazz House Kids in New Jersey.

North Coast Brewing Company has supported jazz education since the company began in 1988. Over the past 10 years, with the release of their gold-medal winning “Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale”, they have donated over $1million to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz drawn from proceeds of every case of that ale sold.

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As “Official Brewery Partner” of the Monterey Jazz Festival since 2006, North Coast Brewing Company is uniquely able to offer this one-of-a-kind package to Winesong bidders. And, it is all about access with VIP everything!

North Coast Brewing Company invites two jazz aficionados to the music experience of a lifetime: The 60th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival which includes the Centennial Celebration of the legendary musician, Thelonious Monk.


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TUSCANY TRUFFLE HUNT A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation,

Graziano Family of Wines, Artist John Fisher, MCDH Physicians,

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7-night stay in a private villa for Two (2) couples/Four (4) people in Tuscany Daily chef-prepared breakfast Truffle hunting, tasting and lunch Daily maid service A $1,000 travel stipend Hand Painted Artist Box by John Fisher Graziano Family of Wines 2013 Monte Volpe Italian Varietal Pack 2013 Monte Volpe Sangiovese 2013 Monte Volpe Montepuliciano 2013 Monte Volpe Peppolino 2013 Monte Volpe Negroamaro 2013 Monte Volpe Primitivo 2013 Monte Volpe Aglianico The sun-soaked hill towns of central Italy offer what to many is the quintessential Italian experience. Slow down and enjoy the pace of the countryside so you can savor the delights that this region offers. Made famous in the novel and movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona is rich with historic churches including the Duomo, Cortona’s Renaissance cathedral, 16th-century farmhouses and atmospheric enoteche serving famously tasty wines and homemade pasta. Stroll through town and you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views of the countryside along the medieval town walls. Enjoy a 7-night stay for up to four people in your own private 2-bedroom, 3-bath villa in the Cortona countryside. Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the peaceful valley of Valdichiana, you’ll experience the best of both worlds with an ideal location for a private getaway yet still within a short distance to the town of Cortona. The outdoor terrace offers beautiful views and a perfect spot for barbecues and dining al fresco. The garden and private swimming pool allow guests to relax under the Tuscan sun. This charming Tuscan villa has maintained many of its authentic original features without compromising modern comfort. Amenities include air conditioning, heating, WIFI access, satellite TV, daily maid service and a washing machine. Participate in a unique and desirable experience to learn about the seduction of truffles at this beautiful medieval hamlet set in the Tuscan Woods. Join expert hunters with their trained dogs who will show you how to find and dig up truffles. After, you will visit a small truffle museum at a local farm and learn how to use and preserve the precious produce. Savor a marvelous 4-course lunch with local truffle-based dishes and delicious wines all prepared and served by the farmhouse owner. Between the truffle hunt, museum visit and lunch, plan to spend a half-day enjoying this once-in-alifetime adventure for your party of up to four.


The peak truffle hunting season is March to November, but since this is a natural reserve, there is ample harvest year-round. If you prefer, an alternate experience or tour can be substituted, such as walking or biking tours, cheese making with tastings, or cooking classes.

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A six bottle hand crafted box and painted by artist John Fisher. John’s work is in public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. He has been featured on the National Geographic program “Zip Codes” and on the PBS’s “The Lonely Planet” segment on “Tuscany”. He has been written about in articles in “Sculpture Magazine”, and “Le Mausolée”. Besides sculpture, John also has extensive experience blacksmithing, throwing ceramics and glass-blowing. His work with children on a huge mural at his daughter’s elementary school in Italy, won a first place prize for school project in Italy, awarded by Italy’s President Ciampi at the Presidential Palace in Rome.

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O P EN I N G BI D: $2, 000

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance Reservations are subject to availability Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed All purchases are non-refundable Ground transportation is not included Expires August 31, 2017

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Graziano Family of Wines’ fills the 6-bottle artist box with their Italian Varietals collection. Owner and winemaker Greg Graziano is an aficionado of Italian wines being a third generation winemaker. The 2013 Monte Volpe Varietal Pack features a wonderful array of the ancient Italian varietals, and they reflect his passion for winemaking and his Italian heritage.

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EPICUREAN DREAM TRIP

A Donation From: Little River Inn, Ledford House, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Pennyroyal, Roederer Estate, Goldeneye Winery, American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Terra Savia Winery, Witching Stick Wines, Baxter Winery, Artist Russ Christoff

2016

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This Lot Includes:

Four nights for two (2) couples at Little River Inn Two dinners for two (2) couples at Little River Inn Four breakfasts for two (2) couples at Little River Inn Golf for four (4) guests, including rental clubs and cart at Little River Inn One hour massage for four (4) guests at Little River Salon & Spa Dinner for four (4) guests at Ledford House Dinner for four (4) guests at Witching Stick Wines Tour & Tasting for four (4) guests at Witching Stick Wines Baxter Winery Tasting for four (4) guests 2012 Baxter Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot Noir (3) 2013 Baxter Oppenlander Vineyard Chardonnay (3) Champagne Tour of Roederer Estate for four (4) guests Estate Tasting & Winery Tour at Goldeneye for four (4) guests Brewery tour for four (4) guests at Anderson Valley Brewing Company Pennyroyal Cheese Farm Tour for four (4) guests American Craft Whiskey Distillery Tour of Low Gap Whiskey and Germain Robin Brandy Olive Oil Tasting at Terra Savia Six bottle box with photograph on metal, “Kasten Street at Sunrise” by photographer Russ Christoff This lot takes you around Mendocino County for some fabulous tastings of food, wine, cheese, and olive oil! Your home base for four nights will be Little River Inn. Little River Inn is unofficially considered the headquarters for “Winesong South” as so many guests love to call LRI home during Winesong weekend. And what’s not to love…? They have Ole’s Whale Watch Bar, an incredible executive chef in Marc Dym, golfing, a newly opened spa…and of course the views! And Little River Inn provides top-notch hospitality with down home charm and warmth…and the inimitable Cally Dym as your gracious host! At Little River, you’ll have the opportunity to play golf, rejuvenate with a massage, and indulge in their incredible dinner and breakfast offerings—including Little River Inn’s famous Olallieberry Cobbler! Another local favorite, Ledford House, will be one of your dinner spots during your Epicurean Dream Trip! Owners Tony & Lisa Geer offer exquisite food in an artful and lively setting, including some of the most dramatically stunning ocean views! As you head inland, you’ll delight in offerings from several Anderson Valley wineries like Witching Stick where you will take a tour and tasting plus, enjoy a winemaker dinner with the Van Williamson and his wife Anne. The father & son team at Baxter Winery offer a tasting for four in their Philo tasting room located just across the road


from Witching Stick. Baxter is known for their handcrafted, single vineyard wines utilizing an old world technique. Two of the Grand Dames of Anderson Valley Wineries are Roederer Estate and Goldeneye Winery. The winning bidder of this lot will go behind the scenes with tours and tastings at each of these incredible vineyards. Roederer Estate sparkling wines are excellent, and spending quality time sipping bubbly on their patio overlooking the valley is time well spent! Goldeneye Winery, a sister vineyard of Duckhorn, boasts a glorious tasting room and garden, and oh yes, you will enjoy their array of very fine wines!

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All we have to say is, “if this is an Epicurean Dream, then don’t wake me!” Insider Information:

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O P EN I N G BI D: $500

Dates for stays, dinners, tour and tastings subject to availability Dates must be mutually agreed upon Blackout dates may apply Expires August 31, 2017

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Also included in this lot is a gorgeous 6-bottle wine box with photographer Russ Christoff’s image, “Kasten Street & Sunrise.” Russ is an award winning photographer and PBS videographer. His interpretations of the North Coast are meant to evoke dreamlike images.

For lovers of olive oil, Terra Savia is divine! Tour the abundance of olive tree groves, and watch the process of turning olive into oil. Terra Savia produces olive oils, wines, and other products, and their expansive tasting room in Hopland showcases a variety of artwork.

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Once you reach inland Mendocino, you’re in for a treat with a Distillery tour of American Craft Whiskey Distillery featuring Low Gap Whiskey and Germain Robin Brandy. Distilleries have become the new trend again, and Mendocino County is fortunate to have quality distilleries for the winning bidder to tour.

Continued tastings are to be had at Anderson Valley Brewing Company and Pennyroyal Cheese Farm—at the far end of Boonville. AVBC has won numerous awards for their beer, and you’ll enjoy the names of some—inspired from the old Boontling language of Boonville! Across the road sits Pennyroyal Cheese Farm. Opened less than a year, this cheese and wine tasting spot boasts a cool, contemporary rustic design…and the cheeses are pretty spectacular too!


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Among the many pleasures that our dear friend, Lowell Herrero, enjoyed during his magnificent life was raising a glass of wine with friends, family, and his beloved wife, Janet. To continue this tradition, vintners together with wineloving friends set out to gather 19 magnums (1.5L’s) in honor of Lowell and Janet’s 19-year dedicated support of Winesong. The goal was well met and surpassed! Each of the 23 bottles here represents a gesture of celebration of the life of a renowned artist and his appreciation of the art of creating and enjoying fine wine. Cheers to Lowell and Janet! This Lot Includes:

Roederer Estate Brut

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“FRIENDS OF H”—23 MAGNUMS IN CELEBRATION OF LOWELL

1996 Zaca Mesa Syrah, Santa Barbara 1999 Clark-Claudon Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 21st Century Mumm Cuvee Brut, Napa 2001 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Sebastiani, Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma 2006 Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger, Cabernet Sauvignon, 100th Anniversary, Limited Edition, Numbered Bottle in a Presentation Box 2008 DuMOL Pinot Noir (Finn) 2009 Five Sons Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Signed by owner Kerry Murphy & winemaker Andy Smith 2009 Drinkward Peschon ‘Entre Deux Meres’ 2010 Criscione Family Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Saddleback Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Signed by Nils Venge, Robert Parker 90 points 2010 Demuth Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2011 Mi Sueno El Llano Napa Valley + Tour & Tasting for 6 at Mi Sueno El Llano, Napa Valley 2011 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Signed by winemaker Danielle Cyrot

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Board Jo Frank & Larry Shupnick Colleen Buckley-Reynolds Nancy & Charles Nevil Theresa & Tom Wajnert Susan Leick & Joe McCrary Beth Nickel: Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, En Route, Dolce Barbara & Preston Gough Susan & Tom Curtin, Jim Perry Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson Ashley & Joe Criscione, Criscione Family Vineyards Laurie & Tom Poggi Sallie & Tom Costello DawnMarie Kotsonis Melinda & Bubba Helveston


Ann & Dick Grace, LOT Grace Family Vineyards Janet & Michael Verlander, Winner’s Circle Anne & Chuck McMinn, Vineyard 29

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Juelle & Fred Fisher, Fisher Vineyards Stephanie & Michael Honig, Honig Vineyard & Winery Robin & John Lail, Lail Vineyards

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OPE N I N G BI D: $1, 000

Advanced reservations required for Mi Sueno El Llano Tour & Tasting for Six (6) guests Based on mutually agreeable dates. May be subject to Blackout dates

2016

Mary Novak & Beth Milliken, Spottswoode Estate Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation & Winesong Staff

2012 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 DuMOL Syrah “Eddie’s Patch,” Russian River Valley 2012 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, Signed by the winemaker 2012 Honig Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 Lail Vineyards “Blueprint” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Signed by Mary and Beth 2014 Masút Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Eagle Peak, Mendocino County

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FUND-A-NEED

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WINESONG FUND-A-NEED Helping Nurses To Help Us

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FUND-A-NEED

With your support, we can help our nurses, hospital staff, and patients to give and receive the quality healthcare that the Mendocino Coast District Hospital is committed to providing to our community made up of residents and visitors. We ask you to help us with the purchase of a complete Bedside and Telemetry Monitoring System to ensure our patients receive accurate, timely healthcare services when they most need them.

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So what precisely does a Telemetry Monitoring System do? Telemetry Monitoring Systems enable nurses to track the electrical activity of your heart over an extended period of time. The recordings taken during telemetry monitoring tell nurses if there are problems with how your heart beats so that staff can provide early intervention for life challenging and life threatening situations.

Our Fund-A-Need this year is for a Telemetry Monitoring System for the Critical Care and Emergency Departments, which includes four ICU rooms, plus six telemetry ‘units’ for the medical surgery rooms and a Telemetry Monitoring System in our Emergency room to cover seven beds. In recognition of how technology has advanced over the years, these systems can now communicate with one another to facilitate seamless transition of care from the Emergency Department to the Critical Care Unit.

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For 20 years, our nurses at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital have been fortunate to rely on a bedside monitoring system to check specific vital statistics of patients. Twenty years is a long time to use the same technology. It’s time for a new system to provide higher quality monitoring with a greater degree of tracking heart activity.

It’s a special type of person who chooses the nursing field of healthcare. It’s often thought that those who are nurses have a ‘calling.’ With long, irregular hours; multiple cases, patients unnerved by the unknown…nurses are the constant in patient care. They diligently monitor vital signs, checking for perhaps the most imperceptible of signs to ensure the stability of a patient.

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“GO COASTAL” IN SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY A Donation From: San Luis Obispo Wine Country, Chamisal Vineyards, Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Justin Vineyards & Winery

2016

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This Lot Includes:

VIP package for 4 (2 couples) to San Luis Obispo Wine Country’s “Harvest on the Coast” Weekend, November 3-6, 2016 A private tour, tasting and lunch for four (4) at Chamisal Vineyards on November 3 Magnum of Chamisal Vineyards Califa Pinot Noir (2) Four (4) tickets to “Crafted on the Coast” Winemakers’ Dinner Four (4) tickets to the “Grand Tasting” with VIP seating at the Wine & Lifestyle Auction Three night stay for two (2) couples at Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Pismo Beach Complimentary wine tasting at all SLO Wine Country tasting rooms as part of “Harvest on the Coast” Tour and tasting for four (4) at Justin Vineyards & Winery—Paso Robles Two couples are invited to join the winemakers of San Luis Obispo on the beach for their largest wine and food event of the year, “Harvest in the Coast.” Your trip begins Thursday at Chamisal Vineyards. Relax in their all-terrain limo golf cart for a fun vineyard cruise followed by a private tasting on their Estate Patio. A casual luncheon is provided by De Palo & Sons and each couple will take home a magnum of Chamisal Califa Pinot Noir. On Friday, join SLO Wine Country winemakers for their “Crafted on the Coast” collaborative dinner. This feast showcases locally sourced cuisine perfectly paired with San Luis Obispo wines. Your VIP passes give you early entry to Saturday’s “Harvest on the Coast”. The oceanview Grand Tasting features rare and reserve wines along with local chefs, artisan food producers, and live music. Then take your VIP seat seats at the Wine & Lifestyle Auction featuring unique wines and unique destination experiences. End the weekend in SLO Wine Country on Sunday, for open houses, complimentary tastings and wine specials. While you are in the area, stop by Justin Vineyards & Winery to experience their stunning views and superb wines. To make your getaway complete, you will stay at one of the very best California hotels on the beach, Pismo Lighthouse Suites, a vibrant and relaxing destination on the shores of the Pacific. Insider Information:

This is a date specific package “Harvest on the Coast” package is for 2016 only; two couples (4 people) Pismo Beach Lighthouse accommodations are for the evenings of November 3, 4, and 5, 2016 only (two rooms; double occupancy) 45-day or more advance booking is requested for “Harvest on the Coast” Advance reservations recommended for the Justin tour and tasting O P E NI NG BI D : $500


PASSION FOR PINOT— KOSTA BROWNE A Donation From: Kosta Browne

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This Lot Includes:

Kosta Browne tour and tasting at the Barlow 2012 Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Double Magnum

O P EN I N G BI D: $300

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Tour and tasting for four guests Mutually agreeable date Expires on September 30, 2017

Insider Information:

2016

The high bidder and guests will be treated to a VIP tour and tasting at the Kosta Browne Winery. Situated in the Barlow, a handsome complex in Sebastopol also home to a collection of artisanal food and wine producers, Kosta Browne Winery is not open to the public. The high bidder also will go home with a rare double magnum of 2012 Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, a rich, harmonious wine with plenty of aging potential.

For nearly 20 years, Kosta Browne has crafted concentrated, balanced Pinot Noirs (plus a bit of Chardonnay) from California’s finest appellations, including Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands. The winery’s passion for Pinot, limited production and exceptional wines have made Kosta Browne Pinot Noirs true collectibles, with most of the wine going directly to mailing list customers. The 2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was named The Wine Spectator “Wine of the Year” in 2011.

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WITH GRACE & LOWELL 2016 HONORED WINERY & HONORED ARTIST A Donation From: Janet Herrero, Ann & Dick Grace

2016

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This Lot Includes:

“Graceful Harvest” giclee’ on canvas by Lowell Herrero Framed artist’s proof; 36 x 48” 2013 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon; 3L etched with Graceful Harvest Tour & Tasting for four (4) at Grace Family Vineyards Dinner for four (4) with Janet Herrero along with Dick and Ann Grace at Sol Bar at Solage, Calistoga One-night stay for two (2) couples at Solage, Calistoga Signed copy of Lowell Herrero, a retrospective of his life’s work This offering is a celebration of the enduring friendship of Lowell and Janet Herrero and Dick and Ann Grace. It is the embodiment of their collective artistic talents… Lowell with paint; Dick and Ann with grapes. It is also a reflection of their world vision, and lifelong dedication to charitable causes such as Winesong and the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. And, it is another gesture of celebration of the memory of a supremely talented artist. Lowell and Janet Herrero first discovered Winesong and the Mendocino Coast by way of a friend’s invitation to attend the event. Reminding them of the beloved New England coast where they were married, they decided to begin an annual sojourn to Mendocino which they affectionately referred to as their “local New England home.” With many charitable organizations approaching them each year, Lowell and Janet chose to focus on health and research based charities. Winesong became one of only three annual auction events they support. As Janet explains, “Winesong fit the bill on three levels: supporting the local hospital, supporting our need to see Mendocino, and supporting our need to have a great time!” Grace Family Vineyards is one of the legendary wineries of the Napa Valley and one of Winesong’s most longtime supporters and advocates. Not only does the winery produce one of the most spectacular Cabernet Sauvignons, it also sets a great example of how a small winery can produce wines that act as “a catalyst for healing our planet.” The Grace Family Vineyards Foundation supports numerous programs in various countries including India, Nepal, China, and Tibet—all of which address the needs of the under served. For Winesong 2016, Ann and Dick generously donate a magnificent 3L of their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, etched with Lowell’s exquisite Graceful Grape


Harvest. In addition, the winning bidder is invited to join them at their gracious 140 year-old Victorian home and winery in St. Helena for a tour and tasting which will be followed by dinner with Janet, Dick & Ann at Sol Bar in the Solage Hotel in Calistoga. To make your visit complete, your party of four will enjoy the luxury of Solage for an overnight stay in Calistoga.

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Insider Information:

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $1, 200

Grace Family Vineyards must be booked in advance and based on mutually agreeable dates Hotel subject to availability Mutually agreed dates; some blackout dates may apply Stay at Solage is for two couples. One room per couple for one night; double occupancy. Standard rooms Hotel and dinner offer good through September 30, 2017

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OUTSTANDING VERTICAL OF A SUPER-DUPER SECOND GROWTH A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

2016

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This Lot Includes:

1975 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1978 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1981 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1982 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1983 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1985 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1986 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1988 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1989 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1990 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1991 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1994 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1995 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1996 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1998 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 1999 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac 2000 Chateau Pichon Longueville - Baron - Grand Cru - Pauillac

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 1975 and 1978, 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. The 1982 was a personal favorite of Robert Parker as was the 2000 vintage. Described as “A spectacular effort,” the 2000 Pichon Baron was rated 96 points.

OPENING BID: $800


CASTLE IN THE ROCKIES A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, Photographer John Birchard, Artist Bob Rhoades, Masút Vineyard and Winery

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This Lot Includes:

Four (4) nights in a Junior Suite for One (1) Couple/2 people at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel $500 Credit towards Activities, Dining, and Spa Daily Breakfast for two (2) including gratuities 24” x 36” archival print on canvas, “Lost Lake” Artist Bottle painted by Bob Rhoades, “Jumping Lake Trout” 6L 2014 Masút Pinot Noir for artist bottle

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O P EN I N G BI D: 1,0 00

All reservations are subject to space availability at time of booking and must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance All room-related taxes included

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Insider Information:

The winning bidder also takes home a formidable six liter artist bottle created by Bob Rhoades. Featuring a jumping lake trout, this bottle is filled with Nelson Family Vineyards’ 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon—which we’re told, will age quite nicely. Bob Rhoades has long been inspired by travel and His work can currently be seen at the Matsumoto Museum in Matsumoto, Japan and locally at the Stanford Inn and Odd Fellows Hall, both in Mendocino. Brothers Jake & Bobby Fetzer, third generation winemakers, established the Masút winery in 2009. Their father, Bobby Fetzer, one of Mendocino County’s most experienced grape growers, bought the Masút Ranch in 1994. Intrigued with a hillside site of fast draining soil, desirable sun exposure and marine influenced winds, he chose Pinot Noir for this special location. It’s evident when you taste Masút Pinot that the ranch location was a success, and clearly the brothers have inherited a talent for winemaking.

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Mendocino photographer John Birchard adds a striking archival print entitled, “Lost Lake” - a perfect complement to this lot as it was taken in Banff. John is known for capturing striking landscape and seascape art photos. He currently resides along the Mendocino Coast and finds the beauty and remoteness of the Coast both challenging and inspirational.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, has been providing legendary hospitality to their guests for more than 125 years. Fairmont Banff Springs is a yearround luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences. Enjoy a short stroll from the hotel and explore the charming town of Banff, Alberta. Discover local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants, year-round Banff Lake Louise events, and popular local attractions including the Banff Gondola and the mineral rich Banff Upper Hot Springs.


GRAND GLEN ELLEN GETAWAY

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A Donation From: The Glen Ellen Block of Wineries: Laurel Glen

Vineyard, Talisman Wine, Korbin Kameron, Kivelstadt Cellars, The Fig Café and Wine Bar, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, The David H. Diesslin Trust

2016

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This Lot Includes:

Accommodations at Maison du Jardin in Glen Ellen Two Couples; 3 nights, 4 days Laurel Glen Vineyard:
 VIP Library Tasting and Chocolate Pairing for 4 guests
 2006 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Mountain 2009 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Mountain 2012 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Mountain Korbin Kameron:
 VIP Tasting for 4 guests
 2004 Korbin Kameron Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 
 2006 Korbin Kameron Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown, Sonoma Mountain 2012 Korbin Kameron Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown, Moon Mountain District Laurel Glen & Korbin Kameron Winemaker Dinner:
 For four (4) guests at Glen Ellen Star restaurant with winery principals Talisman Winery:
 Club Member Tasting for 4 guests
 Talisman Cuvee No 4 Pinot Noir, North Coast 
 2012 Talisman Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2013 Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain Kivelstadt Cellars:
 Tasting for 4 guests at the Kivelstadt Estate Tap Room Walking tour for 4 guests in the Kivelstadt Estate vineyards 2012 Kivelstadt Cellars Syrah
 2014 Kivelstadt Cellars, “Father’s Watch” Red Blend 2015 Kivelstadt Cellar, “Twice Removed Rose” Gift certificate for The Fig Café & Wine Bar
 Docent led tour for 4 guests at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma County’s hidden wine and culinary gem is the tiny hamlet of Glen Ellen, located just north of the town of Sonoma. It is here that the Glen Ellen Block of Wineries have their tasting rooms and where you can discover their superb wines, outstanding local cuisine, botanical wonders, and relax with everything just minutes from your exquisite garden home.

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Your stay will be at the Maison du Jardin, a villa that offers 3,550 square feet of beautifully decorated and airy living space, with three spacious bedrooms. The great room opens to the swimming pool and features a gourmet kitchen, living and dining areas, soaring ceilings and a fireplace. The Provençal style grounds include lush plantings, an outdoor fireplace and kitchen, hot-tub, fountains, koi pond, several outdoor terraces and stone pathways.

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From this sublime home, your Grand Glen Ellen Getaway will include tasting room visits at these family-run wineries:

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The Fig Café & Wine Bar is the Glen Ellen branch of Sonoma’s legendary, The Girl and the Fig Restaurant. A casual, “no reservations” dinner establishment has been the neighborhood go-to place for years featuring seasonal fare with a comfortable twist. It will be the perfect place for a relaxed dinner after tasting.

The highlight of your Glen Ellen visit will surely be a special dinner at the acclaimed Glen Ellen Star Restaurant with the winemaker or principal from Laurel Glen Vineyard and Korbin Kameron. Look forward to a memorable evening of selected vintages, world class flavors, and relaxed hospitality.

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Kivelstadt Cellars was established in 2007 by Jordan Kivelstadt. Their tasting room is the newest in Glen Ellen and exemplifies their youthful and innovative approach. Wines reflect both family ties and whimsy. For example: “Sibling Rivalry” Pinot Noir, “The Inheritance” Estate Syrah. Yet their focus is on showcasing the product of their Glen Ellen vineyards. Following your tasting experience in Glen Ellen, you are invited on a guided walk through their lush estate vineyards.

Talisman is all about Pinot Noir. Scott and Marta Rich focus on tiny production, lovingly crafted wines of tremendous richness, depth, structure, texture and soul. Twenty years since their founding, they have grown from 200 cases to just 1,500 cases. Talisman’s goal is very simple: the creation of exquisite Pinot Noirs that are true to their roots and accurately reflect their places of origin. Each individual vineyard dictates wine style. Each bottling is typically a diminutive 200 to 300 cases.

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Korbin Kameron’s small production wines are crafted from the fundamentals: high quality stemming from low yielding vines on their estate vineyard; farming with holistic organic practices to nurture unparalleled fruit that truly expresses and celebrates the land; and achieving vibrant wines with elegant personalities both in and out of the bottle. The 19-acre estate vineyard sits majestically on the ridge of Mt. Veeder, in the Moon Mountain District AVA.

Laurel Glen Vineyard, a thousand feet up the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, has long been considered one of the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards of California. Bettina Sichel, whose family has been in the wine business since the 1850’s, purchased the estate from founder Patrick Campbell and has ushered in a new era for Laurel Glen Vineyard, in partnership with organic viticulture guru Phil Coturri and talented winemaker Randall Watkins. The results are evident in the estate’s current releases: Cabernet Sauvignon that preserves the nuanced layers of flavors of the past, while adding intensity and texture.


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Finally, Quarryhill Botanical Garden invites you to their woodland garden cradled in the nearby foothills of the Mayacamas mountains. Winding gravel paths pass among flowering shrubs and exotic trees, by tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls, and over gently rolling hills planted with rare and endangered species grown from seed, wild-collected in East Asia.

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Advance reservations are suggested for all tastings 30-day minimum advance reservations requested for the winemaker dinner Gift Certificate at The Fig Café and Wine Bar is for $200 Maison du Jardin: Accommodations for two couples; 4 days, 3 nights Some blackout dates may apply; subject to availability Pool use available seasonally and with notification upon booking Hot tub available upon notification at booking 30-day advance reservations requested. Credit card required to secure booking Sorry, no pets O P E NI NG BI D : $800


OPUS MAXIMUS A Donation From: Michael & Janet Verlander, Artist Janis Porter

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1987 Opus One, Napa Valley (6) 31.5” x 39.5” Janis Porter watercolor, “Vineyard Valley” framed with glass

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Winesong’s 2015 Artist of the Year, Janis Porter, has created a stunning watercolor entitled “Vineyard Valley” which we think is a perfect match with this Opus One collection. Janis is an award winning watercolor artist originally from Berkeley, California. Her paintings are widely collected in many countries. Currently, 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.

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The 1987 Opus One Napa Valley ranks among the estate’s very finest vintages. Vibrant, deeply fruited, extraordinarily complex and impeccably balanced, it continues to impress after nearly 30 years. Michael and Janet Verlander have generously offered these six bottles in their original wood case.

Since 1979, Opus One has epitomized the marriage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon character, and Bordeaux elegance and complexity. Under the guidance of founders Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Robert Mondavi of Robert Mondavi Winery and their successors, Opus One has consistently delivered flavorful, sophisticated, deftly balanced wines. The estate’s unique history, uncompromising standards and captivating wine style have made Opus One the success it is today.

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CARNIVAL DU VIN! EMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS NOVEMBER 2017 A Donation From: Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Artist Serafina Andrews, Milano Family Winery Three nights at the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans VIP passes to all Carnivale du Vin events: Beneficiaries Luncheon Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Carnivale du Vin Gala Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico Airport Transfers 6L Artist Bottle 2013 Malbec to fill Artist Bottle, Milano Family Winery by Serafina Andrews

POSSIBLE 2017 DATES: NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4 OR NOVEMBER 9, 10, 11 Carnivale du Vin brings together top names in food, wine and entertainment to benefit children’s causes. Hosted by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the good times will roll as only New Orleans and their favorite son, Emeril, can! And you are invited to be front and center for the fun! Accommodations for three nights—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—will be at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Located in the Central Business District just a mile from the French Quarter, this AAA “Four Diamond” hotel features spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, superb amenities and a location convenient to New Orleans’ many attractions. Transfers to and from the airport are also provided.

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On Thursday evening, the couple will dine at Emeril’s Delmonico. Situated on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, the Delmonico has been a cornerstone of traditional Creole dining since 1895. Reopened by Emeril Lagasse in 1998 after extensive restoration, Delmonico today serves a modern style of Louisiana Creole cuisine with Emeril’s friendly service in a grand setting. The next two days will be devoted to Carnivale du Vin events. On Friday, festivities begin with the Beneficiaries Luncheon, hosted by Alden Lagasse. This heartfelt and fun luncheon will be held at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, whose Culinary Arts program was developed and supported in collaboration with Emeril and Alden Lagasse, and Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Then head to Boudin, Bourbon
& Beer at Champion’s Square, hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Donald Link, which has grown from a small block party to one of the most popular outdoor food and music festivals in Louisiana. More than 50 top chefs will cook their versions of Cajun artisanal sausage, boudin. Louisiana’s Abita Beer


Brewery will showcase its vast beer selection and award-winning mixologists will make their Buffalo Trace bourbon cocktail creations. Add celebrity bartenders, great live music, a silent auction and a cigar tasting hosted by Nat Sherman, and this is one party not to be missed!

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The Carnivale du Vin Gala takes place on Saturday, at the
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, where 700 black tie guests will celebrate
friends, great food and superb wine. The night begins with a Sparkling Wine Reception, followed by the Bacchus Reception featuring a premiere winery (In 2016 this will be Far Niente.) Emeril Lagasse’s Krewe du Vin of famous chefs will be on hand
to prepare both appetizers and his signature five-course dinner, with dazzling wine pairings. (In 2016, these include Kistler Vineyards, David Arthur Vineyards, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards, Arista Winery, and Crocker & Starr Winery!) Last but not least, the Gala culminates with the Live Auction, featuring one-of-a-kind wine, food and lifestyle experiences.

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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

To begin your celebration and to take home today, renowned Mendocino artist Serefina Andrews created a stunning hand-painted 6L bottle titled “California Tango”. It was generously filled by Milano Family Wines with their 2013 Malbec.

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Good for Carnivale du Vin 2017 only Two (2) guests; double occupancy For November 2017 (first or second weekend) Exact dates available in January 2017 Some venue details subject to change Airfare not included

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GOLDENEYED AT NEWPORT RANCH A Donation From: The Inn at Newport Ranch, Michael & Janet Verlander, Goldeneye Winery, George & Denise Rose

Two nights at the Inn at Newport Ranch for four (4) couples Complimentary breakfasts daily Evening libations and hors d’oeuvres ATV safari tours Goldeneye Winemaker Dinner for four (4) couples 3L Duckhorn Vineyards, 1987 Merlot, signed 31” x 40” framed photograph, “North of Fort Bragg” signed by photographer George Rose Experience the spectacular Inn at Newport Ranch. Opened in 2015 and located 20 miles north of Mendocino Village, this breathtaking property encompasses 2,000 acres on the site of the former lumber town of Newport, CA. With a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops, panoramic coastal views, and 20+ miles of trails though redwoods and along the coast, The Inn at Newport Ranch is a unique private domain for the discerning traveler. Hosting weddings and events year round, it has garnered many accolades in 2016, and been included on lists such as the Best Places to Get Married, the Best Coastal Getaways, and the Inn at Newport Ranch has been featured in Vogue magazine. The high bidder and guests (4 couples total) will be treated to a two-night midweek stay at the Inn’s stunning Redwood House, an architectural tour de force. Magnificently crafted from native materials, the Redwood House has three ocean-view suites and each has its own living room, dining area, small kitchen, fireplace, outdoor terrace or deck, private hot tub or soaking tub, and outdoor grill. In addition, each suite has a flat screen television, DVD player and wireless internet access. During your stay, you will be served complimentary made-to-order breakfasts each morning at the Main Inn, as well as evening libations and hors d’oeuvres at the bar/fire pit. One of the evenings, the Inn at Newport Ranch’s own chef will prepare a dinner for your group of eight to be served in the Inn’s Great Room and paired with selected local wines and beers.

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Each day guests are invited on guided ATV safari tours to explore the Ranch, from the dramatic coast to the hills and through the redwood forest. Or, you can hike the Inn’s trails, watch whales swim by, picnic, or just simply unplug and succumb to the Inn’s peace and tranquility, and take advantage of their spa. The winning bidder also takes home a rare 3L bottle of 1987 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot donated by longtime fabulous Winesong friends, Michael & Janet Verlander. The Verlanders are gracious supporters who know a thing or two (thousand) about fine


wine, and have generously dipped into their wine cellar to offer an incredible large format bottle. No stranger to creating fine wines (DuMOL), Michael and Janet always wow us with their gifts of splendid wines!

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Adding to this incredible lot is a winemaker dinner from Goldeneye—part of the Duckhorn Wine Company. Established in 1996, Goldeneye was born of the Duckhorn’s developed appreciation for Pinot Noir, and the knowledge that great Pinot required a much different climate and soil than Merlot. A year later, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes, a modest 7 tons of estate fruit, yielding 375 cases of wine, which were released in March of 2000.

O P EN I N G BI D: $1, 200

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For a maximum of four (4) couples (instead of eight guests) Mid-Week Stay only, Monday through Thursday Subject to seasonal availability Advanced reservations required Blackout dates may apply Winemaker dinner subject to availability of winemaker Expiration Date is August 31, 2017 (not September)

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Adding icing to this lot is a delightful framed photograph entitled “North of Fort Bragg”, and is of the Orca Inn by renowned photographer George Rose. What makes it so serendipitous is that the old Orca Inn is now the site of The Inn at Newport Ranch— just check out the tree standing the test of time!

Goldeneye’s early efforts quickly began to establish new standards of viticultural excellence and winemaking quality for the Anderson Valley. And while these early wines met with acclaim, they were nonetheless thoughtful works in progress. Today, Goldeneye features the appellation’s preeminent Pinot Noir estate program, which spans the valley and includes four estate vineyards and more than 200 vine acres. With winemaker Michael Accurso overseeing the process, Goldeneye continues to produce award winning wines!

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OAKVILLE BECKONS— FAR NIENTE & SADDLEBACK A Donation From: Far Niente, Saddleback Cellars

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Far Niente Tour and Lunch 2014 Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Magnum 2013 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Magnum 2013 EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Magnum 2008 Dolce Late Harvest Wine, Napa Valley, 750ml Saddleback Cellars Tour and Tasting 2011 Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Double Magnum, Magnum and 750ml Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Oakville is prime Cabernet Sauvignon country. Now Oakville beckons with winery invites, big bottles and more from two of the appellation’s most intriguing producers: Far Niente and Saddleback Cellars. Far Niente produces sumptuous Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon at its historic (built in 1885) stone winery in Oakville, but over the years has added Dolce, a Sauternes-inspired Napa Valley late harvest wine and EnRoute, a Russian River Valley estate winery dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to its portfolio. The high bidder and guests will experience Far Niente “close up and personal” during a private tour of its spectacular gardens and winery, to be followed by a lunch in the cellar. The high bidder also will go home with a magnum each of 2014 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2013 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 EnRoute Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, plus a 750ml of 2008 Dolce Napa Valley Late Harvest Wine. Famed Winemaker Nils Venge, who produced California’s first 100-point Cabernet Sauvignon, founded Saddleback Cellars in Oakville in 1981. While Cabernet remains Saddleback Cellar’s signature offering, the winery also produces a range of delicious varietal wines from both estate grapes and from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley. Several of these wines are sure to be savored when the high bidder and guests visit Saddleback Cellars for a tour and tasting. In addition, the high bidder will take home a mini-piano — double magnum, magnum and 750ml — of 2011 Saddleback Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Insider Information:

Winery events for four guests Mutually agreeable dates O P E NI NG BI D : $500


“CORNER ROOM”… ONLY AT WINESONG A Donation From: Dana Carroll

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30.5” x 35” Limited edition giclee by Edward Gordon with custom framing

This Edward Gordon work entitled “Corner Room” is a rare and highly sought limited edition giclee (#28/350) that is completely SOLD OUT. There is no other place to get your hands on this artwork other than at Winesong thanks to the generosity of Dana Carroll. The piece is custom framed using only museum quality materials by Prentice Gallery in Mendocino.

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He is a consummate draftsman with a keen eye depicting his subject matters. His solitude evokes all of one’s senses: the smell and sounds of the ocean, the touch of objects, with doors and windows opening to never-ending opportunities.

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As Edward himself states, “my goal is to make painting so realistic that viewers are drawn into the imaginary space and share in the peaceful feeling that I try and incorporate into each work. I relish the subtleties of light reflection combined with architectural details that falls somewhere between realism and surrealism. There is something mystical yet serene in the quiet light found in interior spaces presented in harmony with the luminescent effect in the sky.”

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In 1997 Mr. Gordon began publishing his own giclée prints. At present he has published 60 giclée editions of his paintings, 21 of which are sold out! His paintings and prints are included in private and public collections across North America and Europe.

International renowned artist Edward Gordon is able to capture the detail of his subject with an astonishing degree of detail. Focusing mainly on interior scenes, Gordon’s artwork conveys a certain degree of elegance in the bold simplicity with which he paints. The lighting in his work also brings warmth to the composition. Because of the precision and incredible detail contained in each of Edward’s paintings, he is able to produce only 4 to 6 images per year.


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WHET YOUR PALATE IN DRY CREEK VALLEY! A Donation From: Hotel Healdsburg, Comstock Wines, Lambert Bridge

Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Truett Hurst Winery, A. Rafanelli Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard, Estate 1856 Wines, Peterson Winery, Michael Greene Photography

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Hotel Healdsburg 2 night stay for three (3) couples with complimentary breakfast Comstock Wines Tour and Private Blending Seminar Lambert Bridge Winery Bordeaux Tasting Flight in the candle-lit Redwood Barrel Room Papapietro Perry Winery Wine Pairing Luncheon; Papapietro Perry Winery logo wine wear and accessories Pedroncelli Winery Al Fresco Dinner, Tour and Barrel Room Tasting Ridge Vineyards Tour & Library Tasting Truett Hurst Winery Creekside Picnic Lunch Lunch includes 2014 Truett Hurst Bluebird Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml 2014 A. Rafanelli Winery Zinfandel, 750 ml (6) 2012 Comstock Wines Zinfandel, 750 ml (6) 2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Magnum 2012 Estate 1856 Duvall’s Prospect (Bordeaux Blend), 750 ml (2) 2013 Estate 1856 Malbec, 750 ml (2) 2013 Estate 1856 Petit Verdot, 750 ml (2) 2012 Lambert Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, Magnum 2012 Papapietro Perry Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir in an etched bottle signed by owner/winemaker, Double Magnum 2013 Pedroncelli Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Magnum 2012 Peterson Winery Zinfandel, Bradford Mountain Estate, 750 ml (2) 2012 Peterson Winery Zinfandel, Tradizionale Old Vine, West Vineyard, 750 ml (2) 2012 Peterson Winery Zinfandel, Bernier Zinyard, 750 ml (2) Wooden Artist Wine Box with original work “Dry Creek Vines” by photographer Michael Greene With a rich grape growing history dating back 140 years, the compact Dry Creek Valley is famous for its Zinfandel and almost entirely family-owned vineyards and wineries. In fact, Dry Creek Valley is not only one of the oldest grape growing regions in California, it takes pride in having one of the densest concentrations of Old Vine Zinfandel in the world! Three couples will enjoy an incredible culinary and wine tasting affair that will take you behind the scenes of Dry Creek Valley for an in-depth experience with the oldest winery and some of the most transformative wineries in the valley. Day 1 of your journey will start you off with a proper introduction to Dry Creek Valley as owners and winemaker Ben and his wife Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce and Renae Perry invite you to an intimate winemaker’s luncheon. Specializing in handcrafted small lots of single-vineyard designate wines, Papapietro Perry’s passion for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel will be evident as you enjoy the pleasures of good food, good wine and good friends.


Now that you’ve whet your palate, your journey continues south through the valley as you make your way to Comstock Wines. Inspired by the fundamental passion to grow and source only the best Sonoma County grapes, and transform them into wines that are as delicious as they are memorable, Comstock Wines strives to highlight the unique characteristics of each varietal they offer. Here, you will embark on a tour of their state-ofthe-art facility and take a shot at becoming a winemaker for a day as you assemble your own blend of wine in your one-of-a-kind private blending seminar.

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Your evening culminates at Pedroncelli Winery, the oldest winery still operating in the Dry Creek Valley. For four generations and nearly 90 years, tending the land and making wine has been much more than a business, it has been their lifestyle. Today, the vineyards are planted with premium grape varieties; the winery is filled with modern equipment, and the quality wines bearing the Pedroncelli name grace tables from coast to coast. Join Julie Pedroncelli St. John for a delicious dinner featuring recipes from first, second and third generation family members. Start with a vineyard tour of the Home Ranch, followed by a special tasting in the Barrel Room. Dinner will be served al fresco if the weather is suitable, or in the Heritage Room in the fall or winter and paired with award-winning Pedroncelli wines.

Head across the valley to Truett Hurst Winery where fruit is sourced from the best hillside, old vine vineyards in Dry Creek. The style of wine, be it spicy and bold, or fruit driven and elegant, is dictated by the vineyard, allowing for the authentic translation of its terroir and provides for unforgettable wines. Situated along Dry Creek, you’ll relax along the creek side for a quaint picnic lunch which you’ll enjoy along with a bottle of 2014 Truett Hurst Bluebird Sauvignon Blanc.

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Day 2 of your passport takes you to Ridge Vineyards for a Century Tour and Library Tasting. Beginning with a colorful captain in the 1870’s and evolving into a straw bale winery and historic vineyard, Lytton Springs tells a story of land development, boom and bust, chance encounters, and rebirth of the wine industry, all reflected in the old vines still standing today. This unique private experience allows you the rare opportunity to explore this century-old estate and learn first-hand about one of the most historic vineyards in all of California, followed by a seated tasting that will focus on comparing older library vintages to current releases.

Your day comes to a relaxing close as you check into the superlative Hotel Healdsburg for a two-night stay. Set on the western edge of Healdsburg’s historic town square with beautifully appointed guest rooms, country gardens, pool, and the luxurious spa, Hotel Healdsburg provides a uniquely tranquil setting for guests to relax. Take advantage of their privately situated sixty-foot pool and Jacuzzi, flanked by sun-shaded chaise lounges, set in a garden of olive and fig trees, with a pool bar that offers drinks and dining service during the summer months. Each morning during your stay, you’ll enjoy a complimentary Harvest Breakfast, served in the fireplace lounge.

Day 3, and the final day of your tour, takes you to Lambert Bridge Winery nestled among redwood forested hills and rolling vineyards, just west of Dry Creek and its namesake trestle bridge. Their approach to winemaking is straightforward and relentless: chase excellence in every detail. By keeping production small and standards incredibly high, they make no compromise and spare no expense. The

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result is a portfolio of small lot world-class wines that captures the essence of the vineyard and vintage, year after year. Enlightening and entertaining for aficionados and novices alike, enjoy a seated Bordeaux Tasting Flight in the candle-lit Barrel Room. Explore five Bordeaux varietals as their wine educator deftly guides you through your flight. The relaxed 90-minute tasting includes a complement of artisanal cheeses, fruit and nuts.

Wine Box Artist Michael Greene grew up on the Lost Coast of Mendocino County and is a graduate of the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. After many years away from the coast and his photography career, Michael returned with renewed inspiration and creativity sparked by the rugged shores and breathtaking vistas of Northern California. Michael and his wife Gayle spend much of their time navigating the magnificent scenery of our neighboring counties, where Michael elegantly composed this original photograph titled “Dry Creek Vines.” Insider Information:

For six (6) people (3) couples with the exception of: Comstock Wines Tour and Blending Seminar for up to eight (8) guests; expires November 10, 2017 All stays, tours, tastings, lunches & dinners must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability; Lambert Bridge Tasting Expires September 1, 2017 Truett Hurst Winery Lunch Expires October 30, 2017 Ridge Vineyards Tour & Tasting requires a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice Hotel stay is for three (3) for two (2) nights and is valid Sunday - Thursday and excludes holidays; Expires September 30, 2017 O P E NI NG BI D : $1, 000


A COLLECTION OF CONSISTENTLY CLASSIC CLASSIFIED CLARET A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

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The vineyard, which has gravel soils over clay, is planted 74 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 percent to Merlot and 3 percent to Cabernet Franc. The wines in this fabulous collection are sturdy and long-lived. The 1982 has long been admired for its complexity and longevity. Parker estimated the 82 should peak around 2035. He gave the 1986 until 2030 before reaching full development. The Daleys have given you the great opportunity to enjoy the best from this Chateau, including the 1994, arguably the finest and richest St. Julien from the vintage. The 2002 is often cited as that vintage’s best. And the 03, 05, 08, 09, and the superb 2010 are stellar wines with great aging potential.

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Chateau Leoville-Barton is a Grand Cru Classe in St. Julien that bears the name of one of the most prominent families in Bordeaux. It is in the eyes of the Daleys, “one of the most consistent Bordeaux over a long span of decades.” The owners have Irish roots, but the Bartons know wine, and have stamped their name all over the Medoc, from Chateau Langoa-Barton to Leoville-Barton to Barton & Guestier, their merchant business. In fact, Chateau Leoville-Barton has the Bordeaux record for continuous ownership by a single family–180 years! The family secret, however, is that there is no Chateau at Leoville-Barton at all. Grapes from the 47 hectare vineyard are vinified in the cuvee of neighboring Chateau Langoa-Barton. Both are managed by Anthony Barton, the most recent in a long line of Irishmen who have directed the family business. Quality has soared since the 1980s, and it is now considered as one of the most exciting wines in Bordeaux, gaining regular praise for its reasonable pricing. Leoville-Barton is Cabernet Sauvignon—predominant, tannic and austere when young but develops intense blackcurrant and cassis notes, as well as classic Saint-Julien cedar characteristics.

1982 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1985 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1988 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1994 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton - Grand Cru - St. Julien

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LE VALLON DU BREC— REDUX! A Donation From: Le Vallon du Brec 6-nights, 7-days for two (2) couples, or (four) 4 guests in two private apartments $1,000 travel voucher for car, dinners, etc. provided by the MCDH Physicians Welcome Basket including local wine, local cheese, gourmet snacks, & homemade treats Stocked refrigerator for the week with quality French goods A luxurious candlelit 3-course dinner including cocktails, four (4) bottles of wine Fresh flowers in guest rooms upon arrival Guided tour of medieval city of Coursegoules, or guided mountain hike to visit old Roman Chapel of Saint Michael Guided tour of the Botanical Gardens with refreshments

Back by popular demand is the enchanting Le Vallon du Brec, the world famous botanical garden awarded the prestigious “Remarkable Garden” label by the French Ministry of Culture. Le Vallon du Brec is a stunning, one-of-a-kind garden, privately held, with two delightful guest apartments—The Colonial and The Design.

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. 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.

The gardens are located in the isolated hinterlands 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 surrounded by old Provence charm and majestic Alpes.

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Your Hosts will provide a stocked refrigerator of local, quality foods & wines for your enjoyment, plus provide a lovely 3-course candlelit dinner, customized to your request, during your stay.

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You’ll also have the opportunity to take in a guided tour of the medieval city of Coursegoules—the site of a 13th century village church, or you may opt to go on a guided mountain hike to visit the old Roman Chapel of Saint Michael. And this trip is not complete without a guided tour of the stunning Botanical Gardens—“Garden Remarkable”—that features botanicals from China, Japan, North America, and old varieties of roses, as well as common species of the Cote d’ Azur.

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Whether you choose to explore the area or simply unwind, unplug and relax during your stay, you will undoubtedly experience the magic of Le Vallon du Brec! Insider Information:

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O P EN I N G BI D: $800

6-nights, 7-days for two (2) couples in two private apartments Candlelit dinner may be custom tailored to guests tastes $1,000 travel voucher for car rental, dinners, etc. Subject to availability. The hosts recommend booking at least 3 months in advance Select your date carefully as there can be no changes (including postponing) once a reservation has been made This distinctive and exquisite 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, 2017

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ON YOUR MAKER’S MARK— KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

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Stitzel-Weller Distillery Private Tour and Tasting of Bulleit Bourbon for 4 Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour and Tasting for 4 Lunch for 4 in Bardstown Jim Beam Distillery Tour and Tasting for 4 8-hour chauffeured Escalade private service for 4 3-night stay in 2 standard guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Louisville 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 four 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 4 – 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.

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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.

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Driver gratuity included Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance Reservations are subject to availability Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed All purchases are non-refundable Ground transportation is not included unless where specified Blackouts: Derby Week and Bourbon Festival

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Hyatt Regency Louisville – Enjoy a 3-night stay in two standard guest rooms and the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour gym, indoor pool, hydro-spa and outdoor tennis court on the fourth floor. Louisville’s rich Bourbon culture is pervasive not only in its deep Bourbon history and recent influx of downtown distilleries, but also in its restaurants, bars, attraction, and even its music. Louisville is the perfect place to start or end your Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, making it an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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MAREFINO E SUPREMO! A Donation From: Barra of Mendocino/Girasole Vineyards,

Panache Gallery/Susan Cimmiyotti, Artist Donna Jensen Burke, The Restaurant, Graziano Family of Wines

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Three-night stay at Marefino and Marebello Bellarri Necklace & Earring set from Panache Gallery 25.5” x 21” Framed original oil painting, “North Coast Wildflowers” by artist Donna Jensen Burke Graziano Family of Wines Saint Gregory Brut Cuvee Saint Gregory Brut Rose Cuvee Saint Gregory Blanc de Blanc Brut Cuvee Gift Certificate at The Restaurant Signed Olaf Palm book Signed, numbered Olaf Palm print, “Now Your See It, Now You Don’t” Indulge yourself in a leisurely get-away to the Mendocino coast and enjoy true oceanfront living in the comfort of this gorgeous home. Martha and Charlie Barra, owners of Barra of Mendocino & Girasole Vineyards, are offering three nights at Marefino and Marebello, their seaside retreat and adjacent guesthouse. Hear the sounds of waves, watch spectacular sunsets, and see ocean wildlife from this exquisite spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Centrally located, it is just north of the Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens. The property accommodates up to six, with three bedrooms, four baths, a gourmet kitchen, and an oh-so-inviting hot tub. Susan Cimmiyotti of Panache Gallery offers up a brilliant Bellarri necklace & earring set with Blue Topaz, Peridot, and 18k Rose Gold—to ensure the sparkle in this auction lot isn’t just the stars in the night sky! In 1984, Susan started Panache Gallery, selling mostly estate jewelry. Over the years Panache has expanded to include art glass, museum quality paintings, sculpture, handcrafted furniture, and noted jewelry designers, including the clean, simple 18k designs that showcase the stone—as you see with the jewelry included in this lot. This lot also includes a gift certificate at The Restaurant on Main Street in Fort Bragg. When first built in 1895, the building now home to The Restaurant was Fort Bragg’s first hospital and doctors office. Throughout is 120 years of history, it has served as many things, from a maternity hospital to a florist shop, and finally, The Restaurant, which opened in 1973 when the building was purchased by the Larson Family. Today, you’ll find locals, and in-the-know visitors frequenting The Restaurant, where owner Susan Larson continues the small, family owned tradition of fresh and locally sourced, new American Fare. Famed artist Olaf Palm’s paintings still adorn the walls and this lot includes a signed Olaf Palm Book, and a signed, limited edition Olaf Palm print. Included in this package is “North Coast Wildflowers,” a framed oil painting by local artist Donna Jensen Burke. Donna is presently represented by the Prentice Gallery in


Mendocino and the Mendocino Art Center. Additionally her work is shown annually with the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino, Mendocino Rotary Auction and Winesong. She holds membership in the Portrait Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino, the Mendocino Art Center and the Mendocino Portrait Guild.

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Renowned winemaker Gregory Graziano, owner of Graziano Family of Wines adds the crowning bit of sparkle to this lot with three Sparkling Cuvees from his Saint Gregory label. Greg Graziano is a third generation winemaker, and produces wines not only for his own labels but for others as well, which just shows the passion he has for winemaking. Enjoy a comparative tasting of the Cuvees in this lot, or just open the bottle and enjoy a glass of bubbly! Insider Information:

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Dates must be mutually agreeable for stay Reservations recommended for The Restaurant

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TASTE OF NAPA VALLEY A Donation From: Heitz Wine Cellars, Tom & Theresa Wajnet, Dunn Vineyards, ZD Wines

2014 Heitz Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley (12) 1998 Far Niente Chardonnay, Oakville (3) 1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville (3) 2000 Swanson Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley (6) 2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2011 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 ZD Wines 45th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (3) 2014 ZD Wines Pinot Noir, Carneros (3) The Napa Valley makes superb wine in an impressive array of grape varieties and styles. This collection—9 different wines, 33 bottles in all—is a taste of Napa Valley as captured by five prominent producers. One of Napa Valley’s modern pioneers, the Heitz family has made wine at Heitz Wine Cellars for 55 years. The 2014 Heitz Wine Cellars Nap Valley Chardonnay displays fresh lean style and subtle oak notes.

A quiet innovator, Swanson Vineyards was among the first to make Merlot its hallmark wine and the first to create a luxury tasting salon in the Napa Valley. The 2000 Swanson Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot shows the grape’s polished texture.

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Home to Far Niente is a historic 1885 stone winery, now beautifully restored. The building may be old, but Far Niente’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are thoroughly modern, with intense fruit and generous oak complexity.

Dunn Vineyards ushered in the modern era of Cabernet Sauvignon on Howell Mountain. Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blends Howell Mountain estate and purchased grapes to achieve an approachable yet age-worthy style. A minivertical collection is included here.

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Founded in Sonoma in 1969, ZD Wines moved to the Napa Valley in 1987. From Rutherford and Carneros estate vineyards, it produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both the ZD 45th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon and ZD Carneros Pinot Noir exhibit rich fruit and sophisticated style.

OPENING BID: $500


BORDEAUX ROYALTY LEOVILLE LAS CASES A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

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1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, St. Julien, Grand Cru Classe, Imperial 1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, St. Julien, Grand Cru Classe (2)

OPENING BID: $700

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This lot is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a great Bordeaux in a rare large bottle format. Not only that, but the lucky bidder can also decide when to pull the cork on the big boy by monitoring the aging progress of the 1995 vintage through the two bottles included here. Awesome!

Today Leoville Las Cases comprises over 209 acres and has been run since 1950 by the Delon Family. Currently, the estate is run by the well-known Michel Delon. The estate stretches from Chateau Beychevelle down to Chateau Latour, and the main estate is a picturesque, enclosed 100 acre vineyard depicted on the label.

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A more recent note comes from The Wine Journal: “It has a spellbinding nose of blackberry, cassis with so much vibrancy and vivacity. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, rounded tannins, enormous depth and power. The finish is beautifully poised and minerally, much more feminine than the 1996. This is a Las-Cases with guile and grace, but it deserves at least 2 hours decanting to open up. Tasted February 2011.”

Robert Parker comments on the 1995: “If it were not for the prodigious 1996, everyone would be concentrating on getting their hands on a few bottles of the fabulous 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases, which is one of the vintage’s great success stories. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the attack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.” Only a handful of imperials were ever bottled.

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And particularly germane to this fabulous 1995 featured in this lot, the critics also agree that “Along with the Medoc first growths and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring.”

Leoville Las Cases is arguably one of world’s finest red wines produced. A second growth Bordeaux in St. Julien, it is considered an equal to its First Growth neighbors in Pauillac (Lafite Latour & Mouton). The critics agree that Leoville Las Cases produces the most perfumed wine in the Medoc. On the palate it is powerful and concentrated with a beautifully elegant and well balanced finish.


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THE ROYAL VALLEYS OF SONOMA… AN EXPLORATION OF THE ALEXANDER AND RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEYS

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A Donation From: Camellia Inn, Moshin Vineyards, Randy Arnold, J. Rickards Winery, Kokomo Winery, Hook & Ladder Winery, Zialena Winery, Russian River Vineyards, Davis Bynum Winery, Stephen & Walker, artist Cynthia Myers This Lot Includes:

Camellia Inn 2-night stay for two (2) guests, one couple with complimentary breakfast Moshin Vineyards 2-night stay for two (2) guests, one couple at the Russian River Winery Guest Room Alexander Valley Wine Region Insider’s Tour for two (2) guests J. Rickards Winery Old Vine Vineyard and Cave Tour and Tasting Kokomo Winery Wine and Cheese paring Hook & Ladder Private Tour and Tasting Zialena Tour, Wine and Food Tasting with owners Moshin Vineyards Four-tier Gravity Flow Winery Tour and Extended Tasting Russian River Vineyards $100 Restaurant Gift Card 2012 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Magnum 2013 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Magnum 2013 Hook & Ladder Pinot Noir, Magnum 2013 Hook & Ladder Chardonnay, Magnum 2013 J. Rickards Winery Old Vine Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, 1908 Brignole Vineyard, Estate Produced, 750 ml (12) 2013 Kokomo Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth’s Vineyard, Alexander Valley, Magnum 2012 Zialena Chardonnay, 750 ml (3) 2012 Zialena Zinfandel, 750 ml (3) 2012 Zialena Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml (3) 2014 Zialena Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml (3) 2014 Stephen & Walker Pinot Noir Russian River Valley wine presented in the Etched, Sandblasted 6L artist bottle “Redwood Forest” by Cynthia Myers Beautifully settled on adjacent sides of the famed river that skillfully carved the fertile valley floor, the Alexander and Russian River Valleys are the pride of Sonoma County. With a perfect blend of charm and sophistication, Alexander Valley is renowned for its Cabernet and Merlot while the Russian River Valley is celebrated for its exemplary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It has been said that if Mother Nature were a winemaker, this is where she would live! Your valley experience begins in the quiet charming town of Healdsburg, with a two-night stay at the Camellia Inn. This wine country bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming.


A delicious full breakfast awaits you each morning, and in the evening you’ll delight in sampling local wines and cheeses. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool or simply stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name.

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Situated inside the winery’s production facility surrounded by some of the Russian River Valley’s oldest vineyards dating back to the early 1900’s, you’ll enjoy a private tour

Your Russian River Valley experience commences as you check-in for a two night stay at Moshin Vineyards. Situated in the heart of the valley, you’ll feel relaxed and reinvigorated in this beautifully appointed Guest Suite where fresh flowers and a welcome basket of treats await your arrival. Once you’re settled, head over to the tasting room for a private tour of their unique state-of-the-art gravity flow winemaking system! With four tiers built into the slope of the land and utilizing the power of gravity for moving the wine through each stage of production, you’ll witness how great Pinot Noir is created by Pinot Purists.

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Your Alexander Valley adventures rounds out with a visit to Kokomo Winery where small production techniques and relationships with growers allow for wines that are as individual and unique as the vineyards from which they were born. You’ll enjoy an intimate Reserve Wine and Cheese pairing nestled in Kokomo’s Wine Cellar as you’re guided through a tasting of their most exclusive wines paired with artisan cheeses from a variety of favorite local creameries. Today you’ll part with a Magnum of 2013 Kokomo Winery Ruth’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Continue down the valley and on to Zialena Winery, where fourth generation sibling team Mark and Lisa Mazzoni will guide you on a food and wine tasting experience with a vineyard tour and hosted gathering. You’ll get an early look at the new winery while enjoying a selection of Zialena wines paired with local Sonoma County fine cheeses and artisanal meats. You’ll also take home a case of Zialena’s exceptional wines, including three (3) bottles 2012 Chardonnay, three (3) bottles of 2012 Zinfandel, three (3) bottles of 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, and three (3) bottles of 2014 Sauvignon Blanc.

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Your exploration continues at the north end of the valley and J. Rickards Winery where you’ll tour their old vine block vineyards which have been planted over the past four decades, augmenting the original 1908 Zinfandel vines. Afterwards, cool off with a visit to their innovative Wine Cave. The winning bidder will also take home twelve (12) bottles of 2013 J. Rickards Winery Estate Produced 1908 Brignole Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel.

Once settled in, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to experience the alluring charm of the Alexander Valley as Randy Arnold, Barefoot Winery Ambassador, and husband, Greg Knight, host you for an afternoon exploring this incredible region. Your tour begins with lunch at a fabulous restaurant in Healdsburg. Next, you’ll visit wineries throughout the region for an insider’s look at what is considered to be one of the best regions for Bordeaux varietals in California. Together, you’ll take a vineyard walk to see what is happening where wine begins, finishing your day tasting wine with some of Alexander Valley’s grape growers to get the inside story. Randy’s family has owned vineyards in Alexander Valley since the 1880s and he’s ready to impart his knowledge and history of the region with you. Your private wine tour can be personalized based on your interests.


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and tasting at Hook & Ladder Winery where San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine have continued their winemaking skills at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy—craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink. The winning bidder will also take home a Magnum of 2013 Hook & Ladder Pinot Noir and a Magnum of 2013 Hook & Ladder Chardonnay.

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Your day will feel complete as you 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 1890s farmhouse. Wine bottle artist Cynthia Myers taught herself the art of glass etching in Sonoma County 20 years ago on her family farm. Having an affinity for a specialized technique in Sand Carved Glass, Cynthia has created a stunning etched 6L bottle titled “Redwood Forest” which has been filled with Stephen & Walker’s elegant 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (only 587 cases produced). A small boutique winery in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Stephen & Walker holds a classic philosophy suited to limited production craft wines that showcase the true flavor of the terroir. The winning bidder will also take home a Magnum of 2012 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, and a Magnum of 2013 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir. Insider Information:

For two (2) people, (1) couple with the exception of: Hook & Ladder Private Tour & Tasting for up to eight (8) people J. Rickards Winery Old Vine Vineyard & Cave Tour & Tasting for up to six (6) people Kokomo Winery Wine & Cheese paring for up to eight (8) people Zialena Tour, Wine and Food Tasting with owners for up to six (6) people All stays, tours and tastings must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability Camellia Inn Stay Valid Sunday-Thursday, November 1, 2017 to April, 30 2017 Moshin Vineyards Stay Valid October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017 J. Rickards Tour Expires May 10, 2017 Russian River Vineyards $100 Gift Card Expires March 10, 2017 Zialena Tour & Tasting Expires December 31, 2018 O P E NI NG BI D : $800


ESCAPE TO NEW MEXICO A Donation From: Vintage Albuquerque, George & Denise Rose

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Tickets for two (2) to New Mexico’s Premier Wine, Art, and Culinary Celebration and Auction, June 22-25, 2017 Three nights (3) for two (2) at a boutique AAA Four-Star hotel in historic downtown Albuquerque Two (2) tickets to an exclusive “Trade” wine tasting on Thursday Two (2) tickets to the winemaker dinner of your choice on Thursday Two (2) tickets to Grand Tasting on Friday at the world famous Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Two (2) places at a special wine seminar to be hosted by the featured vintner (time and vintner TBD) Two (2) tickets to the dazzling Vintage Albuquerque Gala and Auction on Saturday Two (2) tickets to the Champagne Brunch on Sunday “Agave & Ice Plant” Photo printed on aluminum 25” x 40”

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For two (2) guests
VA Event dates: June 25-27, 2017 Accommodations will be at the Hotel Andaluz or the like. Single room; double occupancy Good for VA 2017 only. Sixty-day or more advance booking required O P EN I N G BI D: $500

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To enhance this lot, longtime Winesong supporter and professional photographer, George Rose, includes his evocative desert image, “Agave & Ice Plant”.

As part of your wine experience, you are also invited to an intimate seminar hosted by the 2017 Honorary Vintner Chair. The highlight of VA is Saturday’s Gala and Auction. It features dinner matched with wines provided by the featured winery… all in an elegant outdoor evening setting. Auction offerings include rare and unique wine, trips, and spectacular art from renowned New Mexico artists. On Sunday, what better way could you end your Vintage Albuquerque experience than with a Champagne brunch? Be prepared to be delighted.

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Immerse yourself in the charms and cuisine of New Mexico with three enchanted nights and four days at Vintage Albuquerque (VA) — New Mexico’s premier wine, art and culinary auction. Start the weekend by raising a glass with vintners, distributors and restaurateurs at Thursday afternoon’s exclusive “Trade Tasting” open only to industry professionals…and you! In the evening, attend the winemaker dinner of your choice at one of Albuquerque’s superb local restaurants. Specialized menus are paired with wines provided by participating winemakers. Friday night’s Grand Tasting Fiesta is an outdoor party at the world famous Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Have full VIP Fiesta access as you sample from more than 30 wineries paired with local restaurants.


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PUTTING AT THE PEWS OF ST. ANDREWS A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation 7-night stay in a Junior Suite for one (1) couple/two (2) guests Daily Breakfast, including taxes and gratuities $500 Resort Credit to be used for any spa, dining, or golf activities

The 520-acre, five-star Fairmont St. Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in St. Andrews, the Birthplace of Golf. Its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting, and stunning cliff-top views of St. Andrews and the North Sea will keep you dreaming of the Scottish Moors long after you’ve returned home.

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The Fairmont St. Andrews prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities- two championship Golf Courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palette, 209 spacious luxury guest rooms, and the sumptuous Signature Spa- all provide a range of delights for every traveler. The spa itself offers 12 individual treatment rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room for you to unwind after a day of golf or exploring the countryside. Whatever your occasion, the Fairmont St. Andrews really is the perfect location to turn your getaway into a treasured memory. The Fairmont St. Andrews was designated the European Golf Resort of the Year in 2012 by the IAGTO and Best Large Hotel of the Year in 2014 by the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. Junior Suites consist of a spacious sleeping area with a king bed and cozy living area with additional wall mounted plasma TV. An inviting fireplace offers enhanced luxury. Rooms are open-concept and have a modern bathroom with spacious walk-in shower. The junior suites have a range of views including stunning sea and resort views. Insider Information:

All reservations are subject to space availability at time of booking Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance All room-related fees and taxes are included We hear the Anstruther Fish Bar in Fife is home to the “best fish and chips in Britain” O P E NI NG BI D : $1, 000


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LIGHTNING ROUND


This year, Winesong is incorporating a “lightning round!� For the first time ever, our live auction will include a selection of lots sold in a rapidfire fashion. The auctioneer will start the bidding high and drop down incrementally. The first bidder to raise their paddle wins the lot! If two or more paddles are raised simultaneously, the bidding will go back up but only between those two or more bidders. The key to winning in the lightning round is to be the first to get your paddle in the air. Have fun! There are five lots in the lightning round this year, and we hope you enjoy this new twist in our live auction!


THOROUGHBRED PEDIGREE A Donation From: Maggy Hawk This Lot Includes:

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2009 Maggy Hawk Afleet Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Double Magnum

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Situated at the western “deep-end” of Anderson Valley, Maggy Hawk is a Pinot Noir estate named after a favorite thoroughbred of Proprietor Barbara Banke. The 57acre estate encompasses four separate vineyard blocks. At 1.2 acres, Afleet is the smallest block, typically producing less than 200 cases annually. The 2009 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir displays bold cherry and raspberry character, accented by savory herb and spice notes. This double magnum is one of only a handful produced.

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A TALE OF TWO VINEYARDS A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr. This Lot Includes:

2004 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2004 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2005 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2005 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2006 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2006 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2007 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2007 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Adrian Fog handcrafts miniscule quantities of exceptional Pinot Noir. In the 2000s, Adrian Fog’s top Pinot Noirs came from two top North Coast vineyards. Savoy Vineyard, in Anderson Valley near Philo, produced deeply fruited, structured wines. Two Sisters Vineyard, in Russian River Valley near Windsor, produced bright, forward, elegant wines. In addition to being exciting wines in their own right (most received scores in the 90s from The Wine Advocate), the Pinot Noirs in these two Adrian Fog vertical collections offer illuminating lessons in vineyard character and vintage variation.


BURGUNDY AND BORDEAUX MAGNUM DUO A Donation From: Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson

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1998 Domaine Robert Arnoux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots, Magnum 1995 Chateau Branaire Duluc-Ducru, St. Julien, Magnum

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Chateau Branaire Duluc-Ducru is one of St. Julien’s oldest estates, with a vineyard history going back to 1680. Today it produces generous, polished Bordeaux. The 1995 Chateau Branaire (Duluc-Ducru), a vintage standout, combines classic St. Julien personality and impressive finesse. Though nearing its peak, it should continue to evolve in this magnum.

Five generations of Arnouxs have made wine in Burgundy. Today the family farms approximately 35 acres primarily in the Côte de Nuits and produces a range of Grand Cru and Premier Cru reds. One of the domaine’s flagship wines is its VosneRomanée 1er Cru Les Suchots. The 1998 Domaine Robert Arnoux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots is a beguiling wine that showcases intense fruit, lovely depth and a silky palate. Red Burgundy is rarely available in a Grand Format, which makes this magnum truly special.

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OVER THE MOONSTONE A Donation From: Holland James Goldsmith This Lot Includes:

Rainbow Moonstone pendant with 18k yellow gold accents and diamonds, including a 16 inch 14k yellow gold cable chain This gorgeous moonstone pendant beams brighter than a harvest moon! Surrounded with 18k yellow gold with alternating fleurettes and diamonds, this is another stunning handcrafted piece from jeweler Elliott Dennett, of Holland James Goldsmith. This pendant comes with a 16 inch 14k yellow gold cable chain. The moonstone itself is a cabochon rainbow moonstone, meaning that it is a smooth cut, highly polished with no faceting. The rainbow moonstone acts as a prism and is characterized by adularescence, which appears as an internal source of light or sheen, adding a blue tint as well as other iridescent colors. Perhaps most interested is that according to legend, the moonstone is especially protective of those who travel! Holland James Goldsmith is a new family endeavor for Elliott & Katherine Dennett in North Carolina. Elliott spent his childhood surrounded by fine jewelry in his parents’ store (Old Gold of Mendocino) while Katherine spent her childhood dragging her dad to gem mines in western NC. Together as Holland James they are blending Elliott’s goldsmithing skills with Katherine’s love of anything that sparkles. They utilize nature’s bounty of gemstones and precious metals, creating beautiful pieces of jewelry to embellish life’s stories.


CELEBRATING HERRERO STYLE A Donation From: Grace Family Vineyards

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In honor of the late Lowell Herrero and his immense talent, Winesong 2016 Honored Winery Grace Family Vineyards have generously donated a rare Double Magnum of 2013 Grace Family Vineyards Blank Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This Grand Format now bears a beautifully etched and hand-painted rendition of “Spago Grape Harvest,” a classic Lowell Herrero image that perfectly captures his inimitable painting style. It is a fitting tribute to both Lowell Herrero’s unique talent and his generous spirit.

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LAKE COUNTY REVIVAL

A Donation From: Tallman Hotel, Gregory Graham Wines, Brassfield Estate Winery, Langtry/Guenoc, Fults Family Vineyards, Cache Creek Vineyards, Steele Wines, Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course, Michael Greene Photography

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1-night stay at Tallman Hotel with complimentary breakfast, plus $100 Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant gift card 2-night stay at Gregory Graham Winery’s Crimson Hill Guest House Tour and tasting at Gregory Graham Winery with owner Gregory Graham Vineyard and Wine Cave tour with Picnic lunch at Brassfield Estate Winery Private Tour and Reserve Tasting with hand-selected library wines and artisanal meats and cheeses at Langtry Estate Tour and tasting at Fults Family Vineyards One round of golf with cart at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course 2012 Gregory Graham Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml) 2013 Brassfield Estate Winery Proprietary Red Wine “Eruption” High Valley Appellation (750 ml) 2012 Langtry Estate Tephra Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml) 2012 Langtry Estate Tephra Ridge Petit Verdot, Lake County (750 ml) 2012 Fults Family Vineyards Petite Sirah (750 ml) 2013 Fults Family Vineyards “Wild Fire” Red Blend (750 ml) 2014 Fults Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (750 ml) 2015 Fults Family Vineyards Chardonnay (750 ml) 2010 Cache Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml) 2011 Cache Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml) 2012 Cache Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ml) 2012 Steele Wines Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard, Mendocino County, Magnum 2013 Steele Wines Zinfandel Pacini Vineyard, Mendocino County, Magnum 2014 Steele Wines Shooting Star Chardonnay, Mendocino County, Double Magnum Wooden Artist Wine Box with original work “Clear Lake Takes Flight” by photographer Michael Greene Known as “The Mountains of the North Coast,” with its warm summer days and cool summer nights, Lake County is gaining a reputation for high-scoring, award-winning wines. The lucky recipients of this lot will have the opportunity to experience all the region has to offer. You’ll begin your journey through Lake County with two-nights at Gregory Graham Winery’s Crimson Hill Guest House. Situated in the vineyards on the rolling slopes near Mount Konocti with panoramic views of the mountains and Clear Lake, you can stroll down to the tasting room after getting settled in to sample award-winning wines and enjoy your private tour of the vineyards with owner Gregory Graham. Next, head to the banks of nearby Clayton Creek for your tour and tasting at boutique winery Fults Family Vineyards, where you’ll sample the full spectrum of portfolio hand crafted wines. Founded on 150 years of mid-west work ethics, family values, and the love of


fun, Dustin Fults has grown a hobby into a passion for producing great wine.

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On day two, you’ll hit the links for a round of golf at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. Nestled against spectacular coastal mountains, Hidden Valley Lake is a golfing oasis designed by Billy Bell, (Torrey Pines architect) with headturning vistas. Follow up your round of golf with a relaxing jaunt over to the Guenoc Valley and escape to the ridge that famed actress Lillie Langtry claimed was paradise, with an in depth look at one of the most beloved vineyards at Langtry Estate. Enjoy the gorgeous views as you embrace remote and rugged Lake County in a private tour highlighting the 23,000 acre estate, followed by a private reserve tasting hosted at the Lillie Langtry mansion, accompanied with artisanal meats and cheeses and a hand-selected library wines.

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For (2) couples/four (4) guests with the exception of: Fults Family Tour & Tasting for up to (8) guests All tours and tastings must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability Golf round valid Monday-Thursday after 10 am, advance reservations required, expires July 31, 2017 Hotel and Guest House stay by reservation and subject to availability Tallman Hotel certificate is for two (2) rooms for one (1) night and expires September 10, 2017

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Wine Box Artist Michael Greene grew up on the Lost Coast of Mendocino County and is a graduate of the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. After many years away from the coast and his photography career, Michael returned with renewed inspiration and creativity sparked by the rugged shores and breathtaking vistas of Northern California. Michael and his wife Gayle spend much of their time navigating the magnificent scenery of our neighboring counties, where Michael patiently captured the beautiful Heron as it took flight in this original photograph titled “Clear Lake Takes Flight.”

Day three of your journey will take you to the north side of Clear Lake to the High Serenity Ranch area and to the picturesque Brassfield Estate Winery. Estategrown, produced and bottled, you’ll learn about Brassfield Estate Winery’s unique microclimates and rare diversity of soils in your behind-the-scenes drive through the Estate Vineyards, followed by a walking tour of the extensive wine caves. You’ll then enjoy an afternoon picnic lunch after you savor exemplary wines produced with grapes of uncommon quality with a selection of five current release wines. With an unrelenting commitment to improvement and sustainable farming practices, these estate wines will provide a memorable experience. After the wealth of knowledge from your impressive vineyard tours, you’ll end your day in the heart of Upper Lake at the uncompromising Tallman Hotel. A rustic combination of charm and bed and breakfast hospitality, this fully restored historic boutique hotel is dedicated to providing guests with concierge-level services and is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Use your $100 gift card to enjoy an al fresco dinner on the tree shaded garden patio or heated veranda adjacent the hotel. A full-service restaurant and bar, the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant serves delicious gourmet pub fare for lunch and dinner seven days a week.


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GOLDENEYE DELIGHT A Donation From: Duckhorn Wine Company, Rita Crane

2016

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3L 2011 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 1.5L 2011 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Gowan Creek (2) Duckhorn Portfolio Enhanced Tasting Pass for two (2) guests 24” x 16” photograph on metal by Rita Crane, “Twilight & Blossoms, Anderson Valley”, framed Goldeneye champions detail and diversity. This approach has resulted in a Goldeneye style that embodies both the elegance of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and its deep, rustic power. This style has become the benchmark for the region, and has catapulted Goldeneye to the ranks of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs. Sought after by collectors and served for U.S. presidents, Goldeneye wines have brought the Anderson Valley to the world, while earning acclaim as some of the finest Pinot Noirs anywhere. The Duckhorn portfolio of wineries has set the standard for American fine wine for over 30 years. Included in this lot, you will be able to visit their wineries in Napa and Anderson Valley for a quintessential wine tasting experience for two guests at three family wineries. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at Duckhorn Vineyards on their Estate Tasting, become a winemaker at Paraduxx during their Blend Experience, and view the stunning beauty of Anderson Valley at Goldeneye during their Estate Tasting. As you note the stunning beauty of Anderson Valley, this lot includes an equally stunning photograph, “Twilight & Blossoms, Anderson Valley,” captured by photographer Rita Crane. Rita was a photo journalist for The New York Times and a notable Life Magazine staff photographer for over 30 years—clearly she was inspired by him and inherited his talent for photography as well. Rita’s representatives on the North Coast of Mendocino are Prentice Gallery, Gallery of the Senses, Mendocino Art Center, and Northcoast Artist Gallery. Insider Information:

Tasting reservations required two (2) weeks prior to visit on mutually agreeable date Expires September 9, 2017 O P ENING BID : $400


PHILO APPLE DRYER BARN A Donation From: Rebecca Johnson, Phillips Hill Winery

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This Lot Includes:

24” x 24” original mixed media painting, “Philo Apple Dryer Barn” by Rebecca Johnson Winemaker Dinner for four (4) at Phillips Hill Winery

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Winemaker dinner is only available between November 1, 2016 and May 1, 2017 Three week advance reservations required for Winemaker dinner

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Today, the old Philo Apple Dryer Barn sitting along Highway 128, and part of the inspiration for Rebecca’s work, is where you’ll find Phillips Hill Winery & Tasting Room. Join owners Toby Hill and Natacha Durandet for a winemaker dinner and authentic French country-inspired cuisine. This exclusive and unique dining experience takes place at their picturesque Tasting room, with Natacha, drawing from her French roots, preparing festive amuse bouche followed by an authentic Burgundy Fondue dinner. Toby will carefully select archived Pinot Noir wines for a perfect pairing. Phillips Hill Pinots have consistently garnered high scores from Wine Enthusiast magazine. An artist in his own right, Toby Hill has turned his creativity towards winemaking and it’s well reflected in the quality of his wines.

Famed artist Rebecca Johnson delights with her work—especially her Barn Series, with barns so prevalent in Mendocino County! “Philo Apple Dryer Barn” is a mixed media piece created from salvaged barn wood, hydro-cal plaster, and painted with acrylic on wood. This work is an amalgamation of barns and shows the raw beauty of historic structures that date back to the 1880’s, with a rich history of farmers and wine producers. Rebecca’s paintings aim not to re-create nature, but to capture her interpretation through sights, sounds, and feelings.

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OH CANADA! A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Seven nights for two (2) guests in a Junior Suite of your choice at the Fairmont Empress, Victoria and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Daily breakfast for 2 guests

Enjoy a total of seven nights in a Junior Suite providing an oversized room with a welldefined seating area at your choice of these two properties, subject to availability. Stay at both or pick your favorite one. Your stay includes daily breakfast for two in the dining room. The Fairmont Empress (Victoria, BC) – A prestigious member of Conde Nast’s Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. Located approximately 45 miles from Vancouver, rising regally on the banks of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and representing the center of British Columbia’s Capitol City, The Fairmont Empress has been completely restored to her turn-of-the-century beauty. Whether you are looking to experience a British tradition with their famous Afternoon Tea, go on an ocean bound whale watching adventure, or spend an afternoon browsing Victoria’s quaint shops, The Fairmont Empress is an excellent choice. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Considered one of Canada’s great railway hotels. Opened in 1939, the hotel has been host to Queen Elizabeth and her father King George VI. Restored in the 1990s, the hotel features a décor and an ambiance that is both elegant, yet relaxed. Located in the heart of the city, Vancouver’s eclectic shopping area, Robson Street, is just a block away. The on-site recreation center has a glass-enclosed lap pool, kiddie pool, saunas, whirlpool and sun terraces, and guests may also use a complimentary membership to a nearby athletic club for squash courts and aerobics.

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This trip is for two (2) guests; one room, double occupancy Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance Reservations are subject to availability Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed All purchases are non-refundable Ground transportation is not included Expires August 31, 2017 O P E NI NG BI D : $800


BIG TIME NAPA A Donation From: Frank Family Vineyards, Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson,

Vineyard 29

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2011 Frank Family Vineyards Winston Hill Red Wine, Rutherford, Etched and Hand-painted, Imperial 2005 Grace Family Vineyards Blank Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Imperial 2012 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Imperial Vineyard 29 library wine and food pairing

O P EN I N G BI D: $800

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Library wine and food pairing for four guests Mutually agreeable date

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Vineyard 29’s passion for the Napa Valley is reflected in its portfolio of artisan wines produced from estate vineyards. Succulent yet structured, the 2012 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, showcases vibrant red fruit and earth and cocoa nuances. In addition to this imperial, Vineyard 29 will treat the high bidder and guests to an exclusive Library Tasting Wine and Food Pairing at its magnificent winery near St. Helena.

Tiny Grace Family Vineyards may be the Napa Valley’s first producer of a “cult” Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2005 Grace Family Vineyards Blank Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon draws grapes from a small vineyard near Rutherford established with budwood from the original Grace Family estate vineyard. It is a splendid Cabernet Sauvignon by any measure; bold, complex and graceful.

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Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Frank Family Vineyards has been making award-winning wines since 1992. The 2011 Frank Family Vineyards Winston Hill Rutherford Red Wine comes from a hillside estate vineyard at the base of the Vaca Range, east of Rutherford. An enticing marriage of black fruit, espresso, herbs and spice, this Bordeaux-inspired red blend is as impressive as the beautifully etched bottle in which it is presented.

Typically the largest available Grand Format bottle, a 6-liter imperial is big time. The most renowned wine region in the United States, Napa Valley is big time. The most famous of all red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is big time. So imperials of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are most definitely big time!


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ANDERSON VALLEY RETREAT A Donation From: Handley Cellars, Wild Iris Retreat/Wentzel Vineyards,

Domaine Anderson, Kim Badenhop, Artist Sev Ickes, Artist Sandy Oppenheimer, Murder Ridge Winery

2016

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Two-night stay for two (2) couples at Handley Cellars Guesthouse Two-night stay for two (2) couples at Wild Iris Retreat Winemaker Dinner for eight (8) guests at Domaine Anderson with Chef Kim Badenhop Domaine Anderson 2013 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley (3) 2014 Domaine Anderson Chardonnay, Anderson Valley (3) Handley Cellars 2012 Handley Cellars Pinot Noir, Estate Reserve, magnum Hand-painted lazy Susan by Sev Ickes, “The Four Seasons” 6L mixed media artist bottle by Sandy Oppenheimer, “Raven” Murder Ridge Winery 2014 Murder Ridge Winery Zinfandel for 6L artist bottle This charming Anderson Valley escape will whet your appetite for all that Anderson Valley has to offer! Four couples will enjoy spending some quality time along Highway 128—the heart of wine country in Mendocino County. Flip a coin to decide who stays in the charming cottages at Wild Iris Retreat, and who relaxes mere steps from Handley Cellars inviting tasting room! Handley Cellars is a small family-owned winery that produces around 12,000 cases of wine a year. Located at the northwest end of the Anderson Valley on 59 acres of the original Holmes Ranch, the refurbished ranch house, barn, and the original water tower are still standing on the property. Wild Iris Retreat in Philo is becoming quite popular for weddings and it’s no doubt due to their stunning location in the redwoods, above Anderson Valley. Two couples will delight in these rustic designer rustic cottages that sit amid glorious landscaped gardens and fruit trees…and just steps to the pool! Owned by the Wentzel family whose vineyards supply grapes to numerous wineries in the county. Share wines from some long-standing vintners in the Valley and compare notes over newer offerings! The winning bidder will have their hands full with a plethora of Domaine Anderson offerings—the latest addition to the Maison Marque and Domaine family of wines. With a newly built and designed Tasting Room, Domaine Anderson offers an elegant environment to match their wines. Join them and Chef Kim Badenhop of KBistro, and former owner of the extraordinaire Rendezvous Café in Fort Bragg. Kim will be preparing a 5-course dinner to pair with Domaine Anderson wines. Take home a magnum of Handley Cellars Estate Reserve Pinot Noir to enjoy now, or later. This lot also includes a 6L artist bottle filled by one of the newest Anderson Valley offerings - Murder Ridge Winery’s Zinfandel! Farming in the Wilderness and dark humor begets great wine! Artist Sandy Oppenheimer has once again created an incredible mixed media art piece, “Raven” which we think blends nicely with Murder


Ridge Winery—it’s a who-dunnit of delight! Sandy creates paper collages that reflect a story told, a person met, an image dreamt. She moves freely between portraits, still life and landscapes and finds inspiration in her daily life. Creating, for Sandy, is an exercise in gratitude.

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Rounding out this lot—and we mean literally rounding out—is a fun, whimsical Lazy Susan by beloved artist Sev Ickes. Her piece, “The Four Season” captures all the seasonal enchantment of Anderson Valley! Sev is a selftaught artist whose work is literally filled with imagination and straight-from-the-heart reflections of her view of the world. Her paintings are distinguished by her attention to details as well as her use of pure, bright colors. She is a “storyteller” through paintings. Her work can currently be seen at Panache Gallery. Insider Information:

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O P EN I N G BI D: $800

Overnight stays at both Handley Guest House and Wild Iris Retreat are Mid-Week; Monday-Thursday only Winemaker Dinner is Mid-Week; Monday-Thursday only 60-Day Advanced Reservations recommended Accommodations based upon availability Winemaker Dinner based upon mutually agreeable dates All lodging and winemaker dinner expires August 31, 2017

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NAPA ROUND-UP A Donation From: Michael & Janet Verlander, Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson, Miner Family Winery

2016

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3L 2007 Harbison Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Etched 3L 2012 Miner Family Winery, The Oracle, Red Wine, Napa Valley 1.5L 2003 Amuse Bouche Red Wine, Napa Valley, Etched Art Bottle 1.5L 2004 Amuse Bouche Red Wine, Napa Valley, Etched Art Bottle This round-up corralled four Grand Format bottles of Napa Valley’s finest and now one lucky high bidder will take the herd home. After several years of donating wines from their personal cellar to charities, Joe and Pat Harbison took the next step. In 1998 they created their own Harbison label to produce great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, much of which is donated to various charities. In 2005 the Harbisons purchased a small parcel of land near Oakville and today, with the help of Viticulturist Jim Barbour and Winemaker Russell Bevan, they make 75 cases of extraordinary wine each year. The 2007 Harbison Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of lavish fruit and singular nuance. Named one of the top 15 Cabernets of 2014 by Wine Spectrum, it is presented here in an etched and painted double magnum, a very generous donation from long time Winesong supporter, Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson. Miner Family Winery is a dynamic family-owned winery tucked along the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation in Napa Valley. Founded in 1998 by Dave and Emily Miner along with his parents, Miner makes reserve style wines using fruit from Napa Valley and other carefully selected California vineyards. The Oracle is Miner Family Winery’s flagship; an exceptionally balanced, full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend from the famed Stagecoach Vineyard. The 2012 Miner Family Winery, The Oracle, displayed intense black fruit, generous spice and fine structure. It promises a long, rewarding evolution, especially in this double magnum. Collectible wine and collectible art come together in Amuse Bouche Red Wine. A Pomerol-inspired blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, each vintage of Amuse Bouche is bottled with a unique artist label. The 2004 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Wine features a work by renowned Napa Valley artist Ira Yeager. The two magnums offered here – individually numbered bottles from an edition of 200 – showcase labels beautifully etched and hand-painted into the glass: magnum number 150 features an etched artist’s signature, while magnum number 94 is personally signed by the artist.

OPENING BID: $1,200

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ST. EMILION AT ITS BEST A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

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Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2) Chateau Monbousquet - Grand Cru - St. Emilion (2)

Robert Parker is another big fan of Monbousquet. He writes:

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OPENING BID: $300

“Gerard Perse has accomplished miraculous things at Monbousquet. Prior to his acquisition of this property in the mid-nineties, this wine tasted like watered-down Beaujolais, but Perse has turned it into one of the more stunning, modern-styled wines of Bordeaux. A blend of approximately two-thirds Merlot, one-third Cabernet Franc and 8-10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 exhibits plenty of toasty oak, roasted herb, meat juice, blackberry, cherry, and spice.”

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Chateau Monbousquet, notes Clayt Daley, “is a lovely St. Emilion that I’ve enjoyed over the years … these wines have been consistently rated in the low to mid-90’s.”

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THE COMPLETE GET-OUT-OF-THE-DOGHOUSE WEEKEND! A Donation From: Lisa & Danny Christgau/Seaview Gardens,

Susan Cimmiyotti/Panache Gallery, 5200 Restaurant/Heritage House, Circa ’62/Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, artist Joe DuVivier, Pacific Star Winery, artist Julie Higgins, Lula Cellars

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Two night stay for two (2) couples at The Apartment at Seaview Gardens A Lika Behar necklace & earring set A Gift Certificate for Dinner for four (4) at 5200 Restaurant/Heritage House A Gift Certificate for Breakfast for four (4) at Circa ’62/Inn at Schoolhouse Creek Six bottle box painted by artist Joe DuVivier Pacific Star Winery 2013 Dolcetto (2) 2013 Barbera (2) 2014 Brunello (2) 6L Painted bottle by artist Julie Higgins Lula Cellars 2014 Zinfandel for 6L artist bottle Whether you have some “ ‘splaining to do” or just want to take in a romantic weekend; this quintessential Mendocino trip delivers! Your stay at one of the newest, hippest apartments in the village of Mendocino provides the perfect getaway for fun with its central location to village life, and blissful relaxation with stunning oceanfront views! This space is where all the cool cats want to hang out, and it’s yours for two nights! Enjoy the wrap-around deck and a garden that was featured on the 2016 Mendocino Coast Garden Tour! Owners Lisa and Danny Christgau have created a warm, welcoming space to enjoy village life! During your stay, make it a double date night at 5200 Restaurant, part of the Heritage House Resort, just down the road. 5200 is Northern California dining at its best, served with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino coastline in a casual yet sophisticated ambiance. Choose restaurant seating or get cozy in the lounge where you can hang out by the fireplace. Not to be missed—breakfast at Circa ’62 located at Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. It’s been rated one of the best breakfast spots on the coast—and you gotta love a place that serves dishes in cast iron skillets! We know you’ll love the food as much as the surroundings! Artist Joe DuVivier was caught creating this plein air piece which includes a glimpse of your guesthouse—Seaview Gardens! His piece “Mendocino Main Streets” captures the main drag of Mendocino Village, and the headlands stretching before it. Joe has been working in oils since 1985, and enjoys the range, immediacy and flexibility of the medium. His work is representational with a focus on the emotional effects of visual perception. He works directly from his subjects, without using photographs. Joe wants to stretch the process of perception as reality does in those moments when we are suddenly stunned by what we see, and is interested in that flickering drama that underlies objective forms. Including in the six bottle box are three varietals of Pacific Star Winery. The only winery that sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean in Mendocino County.


Beloved artist Julie Higgins has created a whimsical piece entitled “Heart L Wine” that graces a 6L bottle. Julie 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 pastel for its tactile quality, and sometimes acrylic, her travels from the ocean to the inland valleys and beyond are a constant source of inspiration. Artist and art are both rooted in the Heartland. She’s also a resident artist at “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma. The perfect complement to Julie Higgins’ Heart Wine bottle…? Lula Cellars delicious Zinfandel handcrafted by an owner with a big heart—Jeff Hanson. And Jeff knows about wine with over 30 years of winemaking experience! But what we love most is Jeff’s passion for winemaking—what he believes you must have to create great wines!

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Insider Information:

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O P EN I N G BI D: $700

Advanced Reservations Required for Seaview Gardens Apartment Dates subject to availability Blackout dates may apply Expires August 31, 2017

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Now we’re pretty sure this jewelry alone will get you out of the doghouse…but you might as well make a weekend of it and create new memories in Mendocino Village!

And perhaps saving the best for last—the winning bidder gets to take (or wear) home a stunning contemporary necklace and jewelry set from Susan Cimmiyotti and Panache Gallery in Mendocino. This Lika Behar set features oxidized sterling silver with 24k accent and diamonds. Susan’s style and sense of design are evident at her Gallery, just a few feet from where you’ll be staying. Make sure you pop on over to see the other artwork and jewelry she has featured at Panache.

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A PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION COLLECTION

A Donation From: Balo Vineyards, Bink, Blue Oasis Wines Dutton Goldfield, Domaine Anderson, Elke Vineyards, Fathers & Daughters Cellars, Foursight Wines, Handley Cellars, Harmonique, Husch Vineyards, Knez Winery, Lazy Creek Vineyards, Lichen Estate, Lula Cellars, Masút Vineyard & Winery, Miner Family Winery, Navarro Vineyards, Panthea Winery & Vineyard, Papapietro Perry Winery, Phillips Hill Winery, Philo Ridge Winery, Shandel’s Oppenlander Vineyards, Signal Ridge, Toulouse Vineyards, WALT Wines, WaitsMast Family Cellars, Witching Stick Wines This Lot Includes:

Includes 30 signed bottles of pinot noir In 2006, Winesong added a Barrel Tasting of wines from all over the county, where guests could try new wines not yet bottled. Over the years, the first Barrel Tasting has become known as A Pinot Noir Celebration. Until this year, this Celebration of fabulous Pinot Noir featured wines strictly from Anderson Valley—which is certainly a treat! This year, A Pinot Noir Celebration has expanded to include Pinot Noir producers from other areas in the county as well as Pinot regions beyond! For this auction lot, each of the participants in this year’s A Pinot Noir Celebration have donated one bottle of their finest Pinot Noir—that’s a total of 30 signed bottles! This is THE LOT for Pinot-lovers!

OPENING BID: $500


FLORIDA FUN IN THE SUN A Donation From: Ralphine Ippoliti, Captain Andy Fish, Jet Blue Airways, Tommy Bahama

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This Lot Includes:

Central Florida stay certificate Private fishing charter Dinner with Ralphine & Friends Tommy Bahamas Restaurant & Bar dinner gift card Handmade necklace and earring set (1) in box Round trip airfare on Jet Blue Airways for two (2)

O P EN I N G BI D: $800

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Stay, activities and dinners for up to two (2) couples/four (4) people Mutually agreeable dates Reservations required and some restrictions apply Condominium availability is based on mutually agreeable dates Jet Blue Airways certificate expiration 9-12-2017 (black-out dates apply) Fishing Charter Trip Good through August 2017

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Florida is definitely more fun with Ralphine as your host!

This Florida Fun in the Sun lot also includes a Tommy Bahama Gift package for him and her, even the home! This gift package includes: a Tommy Bahama Pineapple Paradise Diffuser, Pineapple Paradise Candle, a bottle of Tommy Bahama Men’s cologne, a handsome Tommy Bahama Travel Bag, and a gift card for dinner at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, home to inspired island cuisine. Plus the successful bidder will take home a striking, handcrafted antique crystal necklace made of Italian Tolli beads in sterling silver, with a handmade gift box, all created by Ralphine from materials she has gathered in her many travels.

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Begin with a certificate for a six-night stay at a centrally located and convenient Cocoa Beach condominium—well, convenient to the Beach! With 16 miles of surf and sand, Cocoa Beach is an ideal place to relax and unwind. And according to Ralphine, Cocoa Beach will be where the action is and there will be plenty of opportunities to play. Join Ralphine and Capt’n Andy Fish aboard his 38-foot charter boat Point Blank for a full day of deep-sea fishing off the Florida coast. Then meet up for dinner with your local hostess, Ralphine and Friends, for a pool side barbecue featuring—assuming the fishing gods are smiling—your catch of the day.

There’s nothing quite as fun as hanging out with a real local to discover all the hidden gems while on vacation! And this local knows it all—some might say she has a nose for fun!! Our good friend Ralphine Ippoliti calls central Florida home and she is sharing her love for this wondrous place in a Florida Fun in the Sun auction lot for four! Winesong sponsor JetBlue will get you there with two round trip tickets for your 6-night sojourn!


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WINESONG VIP WEEKEND 2017 A Donation From: Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

2016

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The Head Table for Winesong 2017 Dr. John Rochat as your exclusive server Special selection of wines Winesong VIP experience for ten (10) people Complimentary VIP Lodging for two (2) Grab the best table in the house for Winesong 2017 for you and your closest friends! Next year marks the 33rd year of Winesong, where you will be treated to a VIP weekend, starting with complimentary tickets to A Pinot Noir Celebration, Auction Reserve Tickets to Winesong, plus access to invitation only VIP parties on both Friday and Saturday nights of Winesong Weekend. Head Oncologist, Dr. John Rochat, will be your exclusive server during the Winesong Auction Luncheon at your premier table under the big tent! 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 2017! Insider Information:

Winesong 2017 is on September 8 & 9, 2017 The Head Table on September 9th seats ten (10) guests Expires September 10, 2017 O P E NI NG BI D : $600


CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE: Silent Auction The Silent Auction will open at 10:30 am and will begin closing at 2:30 pm. 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. The closing times will be as follows: Section One: Section Two: Section Three: Section Four:

2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Winesong Bidding Forms require minimum bid increase of $20 for each lot. 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. Each lot is offered “As Is.� What you see before you, not what is written in the catalog, is what you are bidding on. The successful bidder is responsible for removing all lots purchased at the end of the Live Auction.


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LOT 501 Daley Grace—A Vertical of Seven A Donation From: Meredythe & Clayt Daley, Jr.

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This Lot Includes:

1986 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1987 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1988 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1989 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1991 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1992 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1993 Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Opportunities to acquire a collection of Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon are very rare. Those fortunate few - approximately 400—on the Grace Family Vineyards mailing list who purchase a few bottles of its extraordinary and rare wine directly from the winery each year are loathe to part with a single one. So this collection of Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon vintages, generously donated by Clayt and Meredythe Daley, is a big deal! Seven vintages in 750ml bottles comprise this collection: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993. While one year is missing from this vertical collection, the vintages of Grace Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon included are stellar. Only four of the wines were rated by The Wine Advocate, with all but one receiving scores of 91 or higher. The wines themselves are remarkably consistent; impressively concentrated yet balanced, with black currant fruit accented by truffle, spice, cedar and graphite nuances. All seven vintages are near or at peak maturity— ready to be savored.

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LOT 502 Italian Connection A Donation From: Dan Berger This Lot Includes:

2010 Costello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Vito Bialla 15% Merlot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Estate Grown 2011 Masi Campofiorin, Rosso del Veronese, Necter Angelorum Hominibus 50th Anniversary

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Two wines from Italy and one from the Napa Valley made by a vintner of Italian descent comprise the Italian connection. The 2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino offers classic Sangiovese power and grace. The 2008 Vito Bialla Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, from a tiny hillside vineyard on Atlas Peak, displays deep black fruit and generous oak complexity. The 2011 Masi Rosso del Veronese IGT, Nectar Angelorum Hobinibus is a special 50th Anniversary bottling that shows the full-bodied elegance of Amarone at its best.


LOT 503 Lounge by the Lake A Donation From: Thorn Hill Vineyards

2016

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This Lot Includes:

Gift Certificate - VIP Wine Pairing for eight (8) guests at Thorn Hill Vineyards’ “Red Hills” Tasting room Thorn Hill Vineyards specializes in hand-crafted artisan wines of exceptional quality. Their wines are big and bold, with complex fruity flavors and balanced acidity and tannin. The traces of minerals apparent in the volcanic soils lend earthy and flinty notes that add to the complexity of Thorn Hill wines. This Exclusive VIP Wine Pairing includes a luxurious food and small bite appetizer tasting. Located north of the Napa Valley, on Highway 29 near Mt. Konocti, Thorn Hill’s tasting room is a Mediterranean-inspired haven of fountains, travertine patios, stained glass windows, stone fireplaces, ponds and gardens. Guests may relax and soak up the beautiful Lake County surroundings as they enjoy tasting Thorn Hill’s world class wines. At Thorn Hill Vineyards the focus is on small production, single vineyard wines from properties that are the most distinctive in their appellation. Thorn Hill’s grapes come from vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Lake Counties, and are of the highest quality, resulting in premium wines of consistent excellence. Owner and winemaker, Amy Thorn strives to create full bodied, intensely flavored, richly textured wines of structure, depth and balance that reflect the specific qualities of each vineyard site. Insider Information:

Advanced reservations required Gift Certificate must be presented at time of tasting Expires December 31, 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $100


LOT 504 Big Bubbles A Donation From: Roederer Estate, Michael Tyers This Lot Includes:

3L Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine, Anderson Valley (2) 1.5L Roederer Estate Brut Rose

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Fans of Roederer may not know that esteemed winemaker Arnaud Weyrich is also the VP of Production. This enables him to keep a close eye on all aspects of the operation to ensure the highest quality in keeping with the House of Roederer…and it shows! Roederer Estate continues to produce incredible sparkling wines at their facility in the heart of Anderson Valley.

If you love champagne, this effervescent lot is for you! Roederer is a renowned name not only in Anderson Valley, but in France! Their Estate Brut was the first California sparkling wine to be produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, further building upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking from this family owned company. Roederer’s unique winemaking style is based on two elements: complete ownership of its vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvee. Roederer Estate winery only uses Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in its own top choice vineyards, which is key in producing quality wines.


LOT 505 Steuben—Polar Bear on Iceberg

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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. In 1933, Steuben created a prismatic crystal formula that could capture, reflect and refract light unlike anything else in the world. Since that moment, Steuben crystal has illuminated everything it touches, casting light on the joys of everyday life. At Steuben, luxury is in the details. Flawless by design, Steuben is the epitome of the expression “crystal clear”. Exquisitely sculpted, delicately balanced; even the ping of Steuben stem ware meeting for a toast is like no other. Refinements such as these, both great and small, bring a level of personal pleasure to life that can only be met when you are surrounded by the best. The Graham Estate has generously donated this impeccable sculpture from their collection.

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LOT 506 Crafty Spirits A Donation From: Craft Distillers, American Craft Whiskey Distillery This Lot Includes:

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American Craft Whiskey Distillery is a project of Crispin Cain, a distiller at craft brandy producer Germain-Robin who uses Germain-Robin’s stills to make Low Gap whiskeys, including unaged wheat, corn, bourbon and rye as well as an aged wheat whiskey and a blended whiskey. Along with his wife Tamar Kaye, they offer other fine spirits such as the Russell Henry line of Gin and Low Gap Whiskey. Enjoy some truly crafty spirits with this lot!

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Thirty-five years ago, Germain-Robin pioneered traditional brandy making in the United States, double-distilling wines made from premium grape varieties grown in Mendocino County by hand in a classic copper pot still and aging the eau-du-vies in air-dried Limousin oak barrels. Today Germain-Robin Mendocino County brandies are considered among the world’s best. The Germain-Robin GR/30 Craft-Method Brandy, Aged Thirty Years features 1984 brandy produced from Colombard grapes grown at Hildreth Ranch, in the heart of the Ukiah Valley. Generous and polished, it showcases depth and flavor that can only come from deep alluvial soils. This exceptional brandy was bottled unfiltered: only 300 bottles were produced.

Germain-Robin GR/30 Craft-Method Brandy, Aged Thirty Years 2012 American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Low Gap Rye Whiskey 2012 American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Corn / Barley Whiskey 2015 American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Dark Gin NV American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Russell Henry Lime Gin


LOT 507 Keeper of the Light A Donation From: Artist Lynne Prentice, Artist Walt Rush, Lula Cellars

3L mixed media wine box by artist Lynne Prentice, “Keeper of the Light” Sterling Silver wine bottle stopper by artist Walt Rush 3L of wine specially selected from Lula Cellars Once again, the artist duo of Lynne Prentice and Walt Rush have teamed up to create art that blends together like a fine wine! Lynne has taken a 6L wine box and turned it into a lighthouse sculpture using a myriad of media—including a partial wine bottle! Artist Walt Rush adds the topper, or should we say ‘stopper’, literally. A fine jeweler, Walt hand fabricated a delightful sterling silver bottle top sculpture that really can be used as a bottle stopper…though you may just want to keep it on display, it’s so pretty! Lynn Prentice was our 2007 Winesong Artist of the Year. She explains, “The inspiration for my painting comes to me in bits and pieces as I move throughout my day and flows onto the canvas in the same manner. I am always surprised that the culminations of all my hectic and scattered painting sessions leave me with images that appear quiet and serene.” In addition, Lynne owns and operates the Prentice Gallery, Fine Art & Custom Picture Framing, which represents many local artists. Represented at Prentice Gallery is Walt Rush. Walt is a gold and silversmith, inspired by nature, whether he’s carving a mold, pouring metal into water for one-of-a-kind pieces, hand fabricating creations, or straw casting. In addition to his work being on display at Prentice Gallery, Walt’s work is also on display at the Elk Artist’s Collective Gallery, and the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Owner Jeff Hanson from Lula Cellars has generously donated a special large format selection of wine.

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LOT 508 Hwy 128 MAGnificence A Donation From: Philo Ridge Winery, Seebass Vineyards, Lichen Estate, Husch Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Panthea Winery & Vineyard This Lot Includes:

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2009 Philo Ridge Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2010 Philo Ridge Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2012 Philo Ridge Vineyards Firebrick Vineyard Zinfandel, Mendocino, Magnum 2014 Seebass Vineyards Family Chardonnay, Mendocino, Magnum 2012 Lichen Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2013 Husch Vineyards Old Vine Heritage Red Wine, Mendocino, Magnum 2012 Handley Cellars Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2013 Handley Cellars Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2010 Panthea Winery & Vineyard Londer Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum

Philo Ridge Vineyards draws on Anderson Valley estate vines and other local vineyards to produce limited edition, award-winning wines. The 2009 and 2010 Philo Ridge Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs and the 2012 Philo Ridge Firebrick Vineyard Mendocino Zinfandel show deft winemaking in their generous fruit and subtle complexity. Philo Ridge’s tasting room is one of the hidden gems of downtown Boonville. Family-owned and operated, Seebass Vineyards also welcomes visitors to its beautiful tasting room in downtown Boonville. The 2014 Seebass Vineyards Family Mendocino County Chardonnay is crisp, fresh and charming. The 203-acre Lichen Estate is located between Boonville and Philo, with estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and sparkling wines as its production focuses. The 2013 Lichen Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir showcases dense layers of red and black fruit, accented by spice, mushroom and toasty oak. The oldest winery in Anderson Valley, Husch Vineyards has been welcoming guests to its quaint tasting room just north of Philo since the 1970s. The 2013 Husch Old Vine Heritage Mendocino Red Wine is a classic “field blend” of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane; vibrant, robust and mouth filling. Located a couple of few miles north of Husch, Handley Cellars is about to celebrate 35 years of winemaking in Anderson Valley. The 2012 Handley Cellars Estate Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, from vines surrounding the winery, is both rare and exceptional. The 2013 Handley Cellars Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Chardonnay offers appealing apple and lemon character alongside delicate oak nuances.

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Highway 128 is Anderson Valley’s main street. The wineries that contributed to this Highway 128 Magnum Tour know the road well, as they all have vineyards, wineries and/or tasting rooms located nearby. It is widely considered one of California’s most picturesque drives, and some of that beauty is captured in these hard-to-find magnums.


Panthea Winery & Vineyard is a relatively new kid on the block, but one already gaining a following. Located in the “Deep End” of Anderson Valley between Philo and Navarro, Panthea primarily produces estate and single-vineyard Pinot Noir. The 2010 Panthea Winery & Vineyard Londer Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir balances cherry fruit with earth and smoke notes.

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LOT 509 A Special Cuvee A Donation From: Jeanne Francis, Michael Tyers This Lot Includes:

“Grapes” by Gail Salituri, original painting, signed by the artist, 30 by 35”, framed 2005 Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Double Magnum and Magnum With an eye for both the obvious and hidden beauty of her chosen subjects, artist Gail Salituri has established herself as one of California’s rising artists. Working exclusively in oils, she brilliantly depicts a tapestry of the Golden State’s natural, cultural and architectural treasures. Missions, courtyards, vineyards, gardens and wineries are among her specialties. Showing a talent for art at an early age, Salituri received an Associate of Arts degree in 1971. She also studied and painted with such noted artists as E. John Robinson, Edgardo Garcia and Rom Villa. More recently, she has taught painting and been a Fine Arts Judge for the California State Fair system. She currently produces new works for gallery presentation and accepts a limited number of commissions. “Grapes” is an oil on canvas that captures Salituri’s fascination with the subtle play of color and light in the vineyard. This framed 30 by 35” original work is signed by the artist. Also included in this lot are two Grand Formats: a double magnum and magnum of 2005 Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of choice wine lots from throughout the Napa Valley, this 2005 Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvée exhibits dark fruit in a forward, easy-drinking style.

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LOT 510 Two Tantalizing A Donation From: The Boonville Hotel, Roma’s Vineyard, Harmonique This Lot Includes:

On your mini-vacay, enjoy a vineyard tour and tasting, and a late afternoon barbecue for two at Roma’s Vineyard with the winemaker. Roma’s Vineyard is located 1800 feet above sea level and overlooks the heart of Anderson Valley and the small town of Boonville. This incredible property has been farmed and managed by the legendary vintner Josh Chandler of Lazy Creek Vineyards. Roma’s Vineyard’s phenomenal intense flavors have garnered great reviews. Insider Information:

Overnight stay is mid-week only, Monday-Thursday Dates subject to availability Advanced reservations required Overnight Stay expires August 31, 2017 Barbecue with winemaker based on mutually agreeable dates Barbecue expires October 15, 2017 O P EN I NG BI D : $15 0

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Harmonique makes three different styles of gracefully aged Anderson Valley Pinot Noir wines and an Un-Oaked Chardonnay. A partnership between Bruce and Moira Conzelman and Winemaker Robert Klindt, the name Harmonique recognizes a desire to create wines that harmonize with many foods and evoke a sense of their Burgundian heritage.

Just across Highway 128—Main Street Boonville—sits the Harmonique Tasting room inside of the John Hanes Art Gallery. Enjoy a tasting of some award winning wines!

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This mini-getaway for two includes an overnight at the delightful Boonville Hotel. Selfdescribed as a modern roadhouse in Boonville, these charming rooms and bungalows are smartly appointed with fresh colors, and a relaxing vibe.

One-night stay at The Boonville Hotel for one (1) couple (2 guests) Harmonique Tasting for up to four (4) guests Roma’s Vineyard Tour, Tasting & BBQ for two (2) guests 2012 Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (6) 2013 Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (6)


LOT 511 Foursight Vertical of Fine Wine—10 Years in the Making! A Donation From: Foursight Wines, Miriam Davis

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Ten-year vertical tasting for six (6) guests at Foursight (gift certificate) 3L Artist bottle by Miriam Davis, untitled 2012 Foursight Pinot Noir Foursight Wines, a multigenerational family of winemakers, is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the lucky winning bidder of this lot. This incredible vertical tasting for six includes their inaugural 2006 vintage through 2015 of incredible Pinot Noirs. Located in Anderson Valley, Foursight is family owned and operated, with each and every family member making a contribution to the success of Foursight. Garnering many accolades for their Pinots, you will relish this fantastic vertical tasting! Artist Miriam Davis has created a collage of pen and ink, with a post-modern deconstruction. Miriam is a studio artist on the coast near Mendocino. She has been showing her work nationally since 1987 and has taught workshops and classes in ceramic sculpture, oil and acrylic painting, and mixed media for more than 15 years. In painting, she is especially interested in transparency, asymmetrical balance, and the sense of mystery. Filling Miriam’s art bottle is a 2012 Foursight Pinot Noir. Insider Information:

Gift Certificate expires September 1, 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $200


LOT 512 Pick A Pinot A Donation From: Dan Berger This Lot Includes:

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Banish Pinot envy with these four superb limited edition bottlings. Deeply fruited, classically complex and beguilingly polished, these are Pinot Noirs to savor.

2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Yorkville Highlands, Weir Vineyard 2011 Walker Station Pinot Noir, Leslie, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 2012 Walker Station Pinot Noir, Bertha J, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 2012 Black Kite Pinot Noir, Andersen Valley, Angle Hawk

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LOT 513 Porthos Picks A Donation From: Porthos

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2009 Dark Matter Zinfandel, Howell Mountain 2011 Fontodi Sangiovese Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo 2011 Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2012 Martinelli Chardonnay, Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River 2013 Julien Pilon Viognier, Vernon 2013 Pharaoh Moans, Red Wine, Paso Robles Westside Porthos is a novel fine wine concierge situated between Napa and Sonoma. They specialize in insider connections to the finest hard-to-find and small production, ‘boutique’ wines not normally available in regular retail stores. Porthos takes its name from the Alexandre Dumas novel, The Three Musketeers, and you may recall that Porthos is the fun loving, wine drinking musketeer from the group! Porthos samples over 5,000 wines annually and recommends the highest scoring 1% to their thirsty audience of avid wine collectors. In their collection today at Winesong, the lucky bidder wins a sampling of the fine, as-of-yet widely undiscovered wines graciously offered by Porthos. The 2009 Dark Matter Zinfandel is a product of Peter Mondavi’s four daughters—it’s sure to be an intriguing surprise from this acclaimed family of winemakers! All of the wines in this collection are top rated!

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LOT 514 Take A Seat A Donation From: Mendocino Heritage Furniture Company This Lot Includes:

16” x 38” Reclaimed old growth redwood bench

Take home a piece of history to last a lifetime—or several!

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Because of the limited availability and exquisite qualities of this wood, each piece is unique, custom handcrafted and hallmarked in Mendocino by the Crowningshield Brothers. Most of our products are made with rough milled lumber, hand sanded smooth to the touch, oiled and assembled. Leaving the original saw marks and industrial scaring serves as a reminder of the history embedded in each piece.

Inspired by their father’s appreciation for the historical beauty of old growth Redwood, the Crowningshield brothers began their search for these lost giants. Their passion for this incredible wood grew as they worked for over two decades to reclaim massive logs from the river bottoms and forests of Mendocino.

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During the logging boom of the 1850’s-1930’s, many ancient Redwood logs sank to the river bottom on the way to the sawmill.

“Generations in the Making. Built for Generations.” This motto of the Mendocino Heritage Furniture Company truly stands the test of time with their exquisitely made, handsome old growth redwood furniture. This bench features the fine woodworking of the Crowningshield brothers.


LOT 515 So, So Sonoma! A Donation From: WALT Wines, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Demuth Winery,

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Ledson Winery, Cline Cellars, George & Denise Rose This Lot Includes:

WALT Wines Root 101 In-Depth Single Vineyard Experience for up to Six (6) guests, includes food pairing from The Girl & The Fig restaurant Korbel VIP Tour, Tasting & Gourmet Boxed Lunch with Champagne for Four (4) guests Korbel Mixed Case of Champagnes—Your Choice! 2010 Demuth Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, Magnum (2) Ledson Winery Private Tasting for Four (4) guests Cline Cellars VIP Tour & Tasting for three (3) guests 2012 Fort Ross Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2012 Martinelli Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2012 Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2013 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir, Hallberg Vineyard, Russian River Valley 2013 Flowers Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014 Black Pine Pinot Noir, Roger Roessler, Sonoma Coast This remarkable collection of wines, tours, and tastings is sure to give you a complete and complex experience with Sonoma County wines and wineries! Insider Information:

All tours and tastings require advanced reservations All tours and tastings based upon mutually agreeable dates Korbel Mixed Case Provided after tour and lunch on day of visit Korbel offers a special discount on day of visit to winning bidder Two-week advance scheduling required for Korbel Dates subject to availability Black Out dates may apply Must be 21 years of age for tours & tastings Ledson requires a 48-hour advance reservation Two-week advanced reservations required for Cline Cellars Cline Cellars offers a bottle of Syrah on day of visit to winning bidder Tours & Tastings expire September 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $400


LOT 516 Westport Wonder A Donation From: Westport Hotel & Old Abalone Pub, Artist Angela Speck, Harmonique

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Spend a delightful evening at the Westport Hotel & Abalone Pub, where they gleefully announce what you won’t find: traffic, crowds, shops, galleries, restaurants, celebrities, room telephones, televisions! But the good news is…you just found “nowhere”… except perhaps one of the most stunning views of the pacific! We’ve paired this with a beautifully painted 3L artist bottle from Angela Speck, entitled ‘Water Tower with Flowers’…and filled with a most ‘Elegance’ wine—Harmonique’s 2009 Pinot Noir.

One night stay for one (1) couple, balcony/ocean view room Breakfast for two (2) guests Complementary in-room bottle of Husch Vineyards and Mendocino Chocolates 3L Painted Artist bottle by Angela Speck, “Water Tower with Flowers” 2009 Harmonique Elegance Pinot Noir


LOT 517 Blue Oasis A Donation From: Blue Oasis Wines, Artist Mariko Irie

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3L 2014 Blue Oasis Pinot Noir, Costa Vineyard 3L 2014 Blue Oasis Pinot Noir, Docker Hill Vineyard 24” x 20” Oil Painting, “LaJolla Coast at Sunset” by artist Mariko Irie New to Winesong is Blue Oasis Wines, with their offerings of Pinot Noir made from Mendocino County grown grapes! We’re delighted to introduce these wines to you as they hold much promise! To go with these fine wines is popular artist Mariko Irie and her original oil painting, “LaJolla Coast at Sunset”. Both wine and art reflect a love of the ocean—you could say this lot is an oasis of passion!

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LOT 518 Chateau Lassegue - Right Bank Bordeaux A Donation From: George & Denise Rose This Lot Includes:

2004 Chateau Lassègue, St. Emilion Grand Cru (6) Situated in the heart of St. Emilion, Chateau Lassègue produces sophisticated Bordeaux from old vines - Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon - planted on limestone hillsides. The 2004 Chateau Lassègue combines polished plum and cherry fruit with cocoa and tobacco accents. An impressive wine, drinking really well right now. These six bottles are presented in their original wood box.

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LOT 519 Generations A Donation From: Michael Tyers, Artist Toby Lurie This Lot Includes:

1997 Raymond Vineyards Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Double Magnum, 4’ x4’ mixed media on canvas from Artists Toby Lurie, “There is Time”

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The perfect pairing for Generations is Toby Lurie’s work, “There is Time.” Toby is an acclaimed artist, poet, and musician. The piece is a mixed media of his musical musings about, well…time. With an initial desire to become an opera singer, Toby has expanded his creativity over the years to include poetry and painting. His artwork encompasses all of his creative passions, and as he gleefully says, “my paintings are a pigment of my imagination!”

Since 1974, Raymond Vineyards has made Napa Valley wines that balance power, complexity and finesse. The Raymond wine portfolio has expanded in recent years to include single-vineyard and single-district Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot, and even Pinot Noir Rosé and Petite Sirah. At the top of the Raymond Vineyards hierarchy is Generations; Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of remarkable quality and character. The 1997 Raymond Vineyards Generations Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon seamlessly integrates cherry, berry, herb, pepper and espresso character. It could probably be aged for another decade in this rare double magnum, but this Generations already is so rich, balanced and harmonious, waiting seems pointless.


LOT 520 Wilson Wines—Mendocino Family

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A Donation From: Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery, Greenwood Ridge Winery, Wilson Artisan Wineries This Lot Includes:

Two-night stay at the Jaxon Keys Guesthouse for up to six (6) guests Three signed bottles of wine upon check in at Jaxon Keys Guesthouse Private VIP tour with lunch at Jaxon Keys, tour includes winery and distillery for up to six (6) guests Tasting at Greenwood Ridge Winery for up to six (6) guests Complimentary tasting at all nine (9) of the Wilson Artisan Wineries Gift Voucher at Thatcher Bar & Grill in Hopland—$50 value With newly acquired Greenwood Ridge Winery, the Wilson Family of Wineries adds to their Mendocino properties. Your home away from home for two nights is the Jaxon Keys Guesthouse. Enjoy gorgeous views from the wrap-around deck of Jax House perched high on a hill above the winery. 1250 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. Upon arrival, the winning bidder receives three signed bottles of wine! Take a trip to Anderson Valley for a Tasting at Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, formerly owned by renowned winemaker Allan Green. Enjoy the lovely surroundings in an architectural gem of a building, and of course the wine itself! This lot includes a terrific opportunity to taste wines from all of the Wilson Artisan Wineries! Insider Information:

Dates for accommodations must be arranged in advanced Must be mutually agreeable dates for stays, tours & tastings Holidays and event dates are excluded; other blackout dates may apply Expiration of stay is July 31, 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $300


LOT 521 Yorkville Thrill A Donation From: Yorkville Cellars, Maple Creek Winery, Artist Paul Reiber, Judson Hale Winery, Artist Erin Dertner This Lot Includes:

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Prominent woodworker, Paul Reiber has sculpted a most captivating bear with grapes and a goblet entitled “Oh So Vino”—that’s oh so fabulous! His sculpture is of walnut wood. Paul usually carves glorious wine box covers, but this year has created

As a special bonus, Yorkville Cellars is filling the 6L artist bottle with their 2014 Malbec. Renowned artist Erin Dertner has created a spectacular oil painting of vineyards—looks a bit like the Yorkville Highlands—entitled “Dreamy California”. 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, though her locations speak volumes about God’s wondrous world of color, drama and mystery, which is definitely captured in her piece for Yorkville Thrills!

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This incredible offering Highlights Yorkville—which boasts several fine wineries on the east end of Highway 128. Yorkville also has its own appellation, Yorkville Highlands. Yorkville Cellars’ organic vineyards have been certified since 1986, so synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not used. Every day is Earth Day in Yorkville. Here you will find the only known winery to grow and produce all eight of the main Bordeaux grapes each as a varietal wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. Their wines are rugged, hearty and delicious! Take home their Noble Reds—sure to thrill in a handsome wooden box. Included is a year-long membership to Yorkville Cellars’ Hi-Rollr Wine Club that includes four shipments of three bottles; and you and 9 of your closest friends will enjoy a private tour of the estate vineyards, as Yorkville Cellars celebrates 30 harvests of certified organic grapes!

2010 Yorkville Cellars Unique 6-pack of “Noble Reds”: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot One Year Membership in Yorkville Cellars’ Hi-Rollrs Wine Club Private Tour & Tasting at Yorkville Cellars for up to ten (10) guests 2014 Yorkville Cellars Malbec for Artist bottle, 6L 6L Painted artist bottle by Erin Dertner 2012 Judson Hale Winery, Pinot Noir, Walsh Ranch (3) 2012 Judson Hale Winery, Pinot Noir, Yorkville Highlands (3) Carved wooden sculpture by artist Paul Reiber 2014 Maple Creek Estate Reserve Chardonnay, signed by Tom Rodrigues, Magnum 2012 Maple Creek Estate Reserve Chardonnay, signed by Tom Rodrigues 2013 Maple Creek Estate Reserve Chardonnay, signed by Tom Rodrigues 2014 Maple Creek Estate Reserve Chardonnay, signed by Tom Rodrigues


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an incredible piece sure to delight! Paul is a wood carver, sculptor and furniture maker based in Caspar, CA. Paul studied with Jim Krenov at the College of the Redwoods Fine woodworking Program and has always focused on carving, making carved chairs and other furniture as well as architectural details such as carved doors and mantels. He shows regularly at The Mendocino Art Center and at exhibitions organized by the Baulines Craft Guild in the Bay area and locally at exhibitions organized by the Mendocino Coast Furniture Makers, a Mendocino based group he helped found in the late 90’s. Judson Hale Winery is a collection of contradictions: the winery is brand new; the vineyard behind it is not. Its namesake is a young man striking out on his own, pursuing a crazy dream in a troubled economy—yet behind him is a family of talented characters who put their collective shoulder to the wheel to get that dream off the ground. And although his training and inspiration come from France, the wine is undoubtedly Californian, true to the land and climate that created and shaped it. Rounding out this lot is Maple Creek Winery/Artevino. Maple Creek Vineyards features 12 acres of Chardonnay, Merlot and Symphony. These grapes thrive in the hot days and cool nights and grow in hillside clay, loam, and rocky soils. This unique combination creates the wonderfully rich and complex Maple Creek Wines. This Yorkville Thrill offering promises to thrill for a long time! Insider Information:

Yorkville Cellars Private Tour based upon mutually agreeable dates Expires July 31, 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $800


LOT 522 Illuminating Wine A Donation From: Keith Middlesworth This Lot Includes:

18” x 14” Wine Bottle & Box in neon


A Donation From: Dan Berger This Lot Includes:

2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2006 Sbragia Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Wall Vineyard, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder 2006 Sbragia Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2005 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Salvestrin Estate Vineyard 1980 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, Artist Series Label (Brenda Morrison) …Or maybe five with this tasty quintet of Cabernet Sauvignons. The Justin is a brash youngster. The two Sbragias and the Salvestrin have reached glorious maturity. The Kenwood Artist Series, with a label by Carmel artist Brenda Morrison, is an oldster with delicate charms.

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Just Cabernet

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Keith once again creates what will most likely be a much sought after piece of neon art of “Wine Bottle & Box.” Keith started his sculpting career in New Mexico in the early eighties working in both wood and glass. In 2008 he discovered the lost art of neon glass bending. After attending Neon School in Seattle, WA he started sculpting his neon into art forms and has never looked back. His neon work can be seen in store fronts and art galleries around Mendocino County.


LOT 524 Heaven Sent from Saint Helena A Donation From: Markham Vineyards, Long Meadow Ranch, Jonathan Klein

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Markham Vineyards Wine Tasting 2013 Markham Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley (2) 2015 Long Meadow Ranch Rosé of Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Magnum 2011 Kuleto Estate The Point Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (4) 2011 Kuleto Estate El Coyote Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (4) 2011 Kuleto Estate Lone Acre Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (2) 2011 Kuleto Estate Danielli Red Wine, Napa Valley (2) Situated in the center of the Napa Valley, St. Helena is California’s quintessential wine country town. Great restaurants, fine shopping and deluxe accommodations compete for attention, but St. Helena’s real attraction is the scores of local wineries and tasting rooms. Founded in 1978, Markham Vineyards is a thoroughly modern winery that includes one of Napa Valley’s oldest stone cellars—built in 1879. Discover the pleasures of Markham Vineyards, first with a tasting for four at the winery and then with two bottles of 2013 Markham Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot. Long Meadow Ranch set out to produce world-class wines using sustainable farming practices, but has since expanded to offer homegrown fruit, vegetables, honey and olive oil as well as wine at its Farmstead near St. Helena. The 2015 Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, the wine’s inaugural release, is a classic expression of dry rosé. It is offered here in a rare magnum. Kuleto Estate is situated in the Vaca Mountains east of St. Helena, where 90 acres of vineyards take advantage of the property’s wide range of soils, elevations and exposures. The 2011 Kuleto Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/Red Wine mixed case offered here encompasses four specialty bottlings produced using grapes from throughout the estate that share common flavors and structural attributes. Less than 400 cases of each were produced. The wines for a fabulous wine dinner are all right here: all the high bidder need do is add dinner! Now at peak maturity, these four bottles will accompany four courses in impressive style. Insider Information:

Tasting for four guests Mutually agreeable date O P E N I N G BI D: $400


LOT 525 Wines Ready for Your 4-Course Dinner A Donation From: Dan Berger This Lot Includes:

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2012 Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Streamside, Santa Rita Hills 2011 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot, Napa Valley, Estate Grown 2004 Paradigm Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, Oakville Estate Bottled 2014 Williams Selyem Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, San Benito County, Vista Verde Vineyard The wines for a fabulous wine dinner are all right here: all the high bidder need do is add dinner! Now at peak maturity, these four bottles will accompany four courses in impressive style.

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $150

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LOT 201 Signal Ridge A Donation From: Signal Ridge Vineyards This Lot Includes:

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2014 Signal Ridge Zinfandel 2014 Signal Ridge Pinot Noir Signal Ridge specializes in sparkling wines and mountaintop reds, and may be one of the highest grape growing regions in Mendocino County. What Altitude Tastes Like is their motto, and you’ll get to find out for yourself with their offering.

O P E NI NG BI D : $10

LOT 202 Pacific Star alla Italiano! A Donation From: Pacific Star Winery This Lot Includes:
2013 Pacific Star Winery Dolcetto, Fox Hill Vineyards, Mendocino (2)
2014 Pacific Star Winery Brunello, Fox Hill Vineyards, Mendocino (2)
2014 Pacific Star Winery Barbera, Fox Hill Vineyards, Mendocino (2)

Pacific Star’s cellar is filled with French, Hungarian and American Oak barrels and specialty equipment suited to handcrafted wine production. The winery’s unique bluff top location lets magical forces come into play—waves crashing into sea caves below the cellar, naturally filtering wine from its sediment. Salt from sea air deposits on barrels, accelerates osmosis while creating viscous and dense wines.

O P E NI NG BI D : $20


LOT 203 Linholme Olive Oil A Donation From: Linholme Vineyards This Lot Includes:
2016 Linholme Vineyard Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 250ml (12) Linholme Vineyards sits in Redwood Valley—a perfect Mediterranean climate for olive trees! Take home 12 bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Perfect for gift giving or keep them all for yourself! We won’t tell!

O P EN I N G BI D: $25

Sol Rouge A Donation From: The San Francisco Wine Group

2016

LOT 204

Gift Certificate for Sol Rouge Winery for a wine tasting for eight (8) guests with two hours of Bocce Ball Gather a group of your friends for a fun afternoon of Bocce Ball! Sol Rouge Winery believes great wine is not made in the winery, but in the field, and can only be as good as the grapes that go into it. Sol Rouge spares no expense to produce truly distinctive world class wine from its unique terroir—and you can taste it in every glass! Insider Information:
Must be redeemed on one visit
No cash value
No substitutions
Not valid with any other offers or promotions
Wine tasting subject to availability
Not valid the last Saturday or Sunday of the month
Reservation required


O P EN I N G BI D: $25

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LOT 205 True Grit Trio A Donation From: Parducci Wine Cellars This Lot Includes:


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2012 Parducci Wine Cellars True Grit Reserve Red
 2013 Parducci Wine Cellars True Grit Reserve Petit Sirah
 2014 Parducci Wine Cellars True Grit Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Family owned and operated, Parducci is known for good value, good tasting wines, and deep roots! Known for Petit Sirah, a visiting winemaker remarked upon tasting their wine that Petit Sirah is the John Wayne of wines—it has ‘true grit.’ Tim Thornhill remembered that and then dubbed his Petit Sirah True Grit. Over the years, Parducci has expanded the wines selection under the True Grit label.

O P E NI NG BI D : $30

LOT 206 All in for AVWA Alsace A Donation From: Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) This Lot Includes:


Two (2) tickets to the 12th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival in Anderson Valley Educational Series and Grand Tasting, Saturday, February 25, 2017 2015 Bink Pinot Gris Filligreen Farms, Anderson Valley (2)
2013 Husch Estate Bottled Late Harvest Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association celebrates Alsacian varietals made in Anderson Valley. This event includes an educational component as well as the Grand Tasting that takes place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in February. Insider Information:


Tickets are date specific O P E N I N G BI D: $60


LOT 207 A Few of Our Favorite Things A Donation From: Violet-Green Winery This Lot Includes:


2006 Violet Green Winery Cabernet Franc
 2006 Violet Green Winery Syrah, Alder Springs, Mendocino
 2006 Violet Green Winery Syrah “The Bowl,” Alder Springs, Mendocino
 2012 Violet Green Winery Syrah Castelero, Lake County
 2012 Violet Green Winery Cabernet Franc Quarcas Ranch, Lake County

Lazy Creek Quartet A Donation From: Lazy Creek Vineyards This Lot Includes:


2013 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir (2)
 2015 Lazy Creek Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir (2) Known as the second oldest vineyard in Anderson Valley, Lazy Creek was established in the early 1900s by the Pinolis’, an Italian family who began their American odyssey by farming plum orchards and vineyards. Owners Don and Rhonda Carano, who also own Ferrai Carano Vineyards, are dedicated to the philosophy and tradition of producing European/Alsatian Style wines.

O P EN I N G BI D: $20

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LOT 208

O P EN I N G BI D: $25

2016

Inspired and encouraged by friends/mentors Les Behrens (Behrens & Hitchcock) and Lisa Drinkward (Drinkward Peschon Entre-Deux-Meres), Don & Lina produced their 2002 debut vintage at Violet-Green Winery. The winery’s first seven vintages feature grapes grown exclusively in Northern Mendocino’s world-class Alder Springs Vineyard.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, enjoy some bottles ‘cause Violet Green smittens…us with delight as their wines are so bright…yes! These are a few of their favorite things! You might just find yourself singing a tune with these wines out of Humboldt County!


LOT 209 “J”—Just J A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

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2007 J Vineyards & Winery “J” Pinotage, Russian River Valley
 2008 J Vineyards & Winery “J” Pinotage, Russian River Valley, Back Door Vineyards
 Framed photograph of J Vineyards & Winery “Nicole’s Vineyards” signed by George Rose, 21” x 27” As a gutsy 25-year old woman, Judy Jordan set out on a quest to create her vision of the perfect sparkling wine. Her journey took her to Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley where she and her team masterfully crafted an elegant sparkling wine collection that was met with a passionately loyal following. Judy was inspired by Mother Nature’s bounty of microclimates laced throughout J’s 9 Russian River vineyards, and recognized the ability to also craft remarkable still wines. When people told her it was “impossible” for a sparkling wine house to make great still wine, it further fueled her competitive nature to bring the ultimate wine experience to life. With a commitment to innovation and a passion for wine, today we are proud to produce award-winning sparkling wines as well as highly lauded varietal still wines. 
 Pinotage is a natural grape variety grown primarily in South Africa. The grape is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault and there are only about 30 acres of this grape variety planted in all of California. Of that total, 2.8 acres are J Estate Vineyards located on the south side of the winery along Eastside Road. Pinotage is muscular and sturdy, showcasing varietal aromas and textures Take home these wines and savor the experience long after with a signed photograph of “Nicole’s Vineyards” from George Rose, which is part of J Vineyards & Winery.

O P E NI NG BI D : $40


LOT 210 Gowan’s Hard Cider A Donation From: Gowan’s Heirloom Cider This Lot Includes:


2015 Gowan’s Heirloom Cider, 1876 Heirloom, 500ml (12) 2015 Gowan’s Heirloom Cider, Gravestein Heirloom, 500ml (12) 2015 Gowan’s Heirloom Cider, Sierra Beauty Heirloom, 750ml (12)

A Donation From: McNab Ridge Winery This Lot Includes:


2013 McNab Ridge Cononiah Zinfandel, Mendocino
 2013 McNab Ridge Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino
 2013 McNab Ridge Largo Cabernet, Mendocino 2013 McNab Ridge Primativo, Sonoma McNab Ridge Winery offers four wines from their Family Reserve collection and each bottle is signed by fabled winemaker Rich Parducci. Parducci leads a team dedicated to excellence, building on his family’s four generations of experience and expertise. McNab sources only the finest grapes from dedicated growers and strives to produce wines of distinction.

O P EN I N G BI D: $25

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McNab Ridge Reserve Collection

LOT 211

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $30

Gowan’s is celebrating their 140th harvest this year! 100% estate grown farm to table, Gowan’s is a ‘Grand Cru’ Orchard, one of the oldest heritage orchards in California. For six generations, the family has been curating their unique collection of heirloom apples—that’s 80 plus heirloom varieties. Choosing apples from this abundance is a family affair, and as Sharon Gowan says, “You probably wouldn’t believe the endless debates around kitchen tables about how one variety is better than another; better earlier, mid, or late season; better this year vs last year.” These are special ciders that you don’t want to pass up!


LOT 212 Winery Collective Tasting A Donation From: San Francisco Wine Group This Lot Includes:

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Gift Certificate for wine tasting for four (4) guests at Winery Collective Winery Collective is San Francisco’s multi-winery tasting room in San Francisco focused on boutique wineries. Winery Collective provides a unique experience allowing you to taste wines from dozens of small wineries across California right in San Francisco without having to travel to each of the wine regions. Meet wine makers, explore wine samplers, and experience wine country across California from Napa Valley to Santa Barbara while wine tasting in San Francisco. Insider Information:


Must be redeemed on one visit
 No cash value No substitutions Not valid with any other offers or promotions
 O P E N I N G BI D: $25


LOT 213 McFadden Farm Selection A Donation From: McFadden Farm & Vineyard This Lot Includes:

2013 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Estate Grown Pinot Noir, Potter Valley, Organic 2015 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Chardonnay, Potter Valley, Organic 2015 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Blue Quail Dry Riesling, Potter Valley, Organic
 2015 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Fontaine Dry Rose, Mendocino, Organic
 2011 McFadden Farm & Vineyard Estate Grown Late Harvest Riesling, Potter Valley, Organic
NV McFadden Farm & Vineyard Sparkling Cuvee Brut, Potter Valley, Organic Gift Certificate for $25 redeemable at McFadden Farm & Vineyard Tasting Room in Hopland McFadden Farm & Vineyard is a boutique winery producing fewer than 3,000 cases a year, and has been family owned and operated since 1970 in Potter Valley—where owner Guinness McFadden has been farming organically for over 40 years. The hot days and cool nights of Potter Valley give their wines exceptional character and flavor.

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $25

Avenging Angel Pinot Duo A Donation From: Avenging Angel This lot includes:

2013 Avenging Angel Pinot Noir (3) 2015 Avenging Angel Pinot Noir Blanc (3) Wines made entirely from estate grown grapes with a commitment to quality that includes organic farming practices, harvested only when true physiological ripeness is reached with a strong belief that minimal handling and intervention during and after harvest makes the best wines. Avenging Angel is a memorial project and sourced 50% from Angel Camp Vineyards and 50% from Balo Vineyards.

O P EN I N G BI D:$60

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LOT 215 Let Them Drink Cake! A Donation From: Cakebread Cellars

2016

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2013 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir, Apple Barn, Anderson Valley (4) 2013 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir, Two Creeks Vineyard, Anderson Valley, signed 2013 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir, Apple Barn, Anderson Valley 2013 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir, Annahala Vineyard, Anderson Valley, signed In 2013, a warm, dry winter and early spring resulted in early budbreak, consistent flowering of the vines, and an excellent fruit set. Summer growing conditions were ideal, with moderately warm days and cool nights fostering steady, even ripening. These conditions allowed Cakebread to craft a range of superior varietal wines boasting enviable intensity, structure and balance. You might say it’s one delicious Cakebread!

O P E NI NG BI D : $30

LOT 216 “Chat du Vin” A Donation From: Artist Carol Rae Watanabe This Lot Includes:

40” x 30” acrylic and fabric collage on canvas “Art and wine and France are such an inspirational combination,” so says artist Carole Rae Watanabe. Carol is a painter and business woman whose motto and life practice is to dissolve parameters and trade the voice of fear for the voice of passion.

O P E NI NG BI D : $100


LOT 217 Simply Simaine A Donation From: Simaine Cellars This lot includes:

2010 Simaine Cellars Sangiovese, Magnum, signed by Victor Simon, Mendocino, Larry Venturi Vineyards, 2010 Simaine Cellars Merlot, Magnum, signed by Victor Simon, Mendocino, Larry Venturi Vineyards 2010 Simaine Cellars Syrah, Magnum, signed by Victor Simon, Mendocino, Larry Venturi Vineyards

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O P EN I N G BI D: $125

2016

Simaine Cellars produces wines from the highest quality vineyards, limits it production and produces wine that is outstanding. Each varietal is made one hundred percent from one vineyard. All three bottles are signed by winemaker, Victor Simon.

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Chill with Chilean Wines A Donation From: Global Vineyard Importers This Lot Includes:

3L 2009 Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Central Chile 3L 2010 Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon, Cochagua Valley, Central Chile Cabs from Chile have an elegance and earn great respect due to the complexity and diversity of characteristics, stemming from nuances of what the Chilean landscape gives to the grape. The really fun thing about Chilean Cabs is that you can get a wide variety of flavors on the palate depending on where in the country they originate. One should spend time getting to know the differences that Chilean Cabs have to offer.

O P EN I N G BI D: $75

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LOT 219 Historical Jackson Collection A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

2016

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This Lot Includes:

2003 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon, Highland Estate, Hawkeye Mountain 2002 Verite LeDesir Red Wine, Sonoma County 2005 Verite LeDesir Red Wine, Sonoma County 2002 LaJota Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 2002 Legacy Red Wine, Alexander Valley 2004 Stature Red Wine Blend, Kendall Jackson Vineyard Estates, Napa Valley O P E N I N G BI D: $75

LOT 220 Sippin’ About Town A Donation From: San Francisco Wine Group This Lot Includes:

Gift Certificate for The Winery SF for ten (10) with a barrel sampling The Winery SF brings the “California wine experience to San Francisco. The Winery’s 20,000 square feet winemaking facility allows visitors to see the winemaking process first-hand and experience highly rated boutique wines from their top winemaking team from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond! Insider Information:

Must be redeemed on one visit No cash value No substitutions Not valid with any other promotions Wine tasting subject to availability Not offered the last Saturday or Sunday of the month Reservations required O P E N I N G BI D: $60


LOT 221 Jeriko Estate Collection A Donation From: Jeriko Estates This lot includes:

2013 Jeriko Estate Bottled Upper Russian River Pinot Noir, Mendocino (4) 2013 Jeriko Estate Anima Mundi Pinot Noir, Mendocino (4) 2012 Jeriko Estate, Bio-dynamic Anima Mundi Pinot Noir (4)

A Donation From: Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association This Lot Includes:

Four (4) tickets to the Fifth Annual Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend, Saturday July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017 2012 Foursight Pinot Noir Clone 05 Charles Vineyard, Anderson Valley 2013 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 2012 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley NV Roederer Estate Brut, Estate Bottled, Sparkling Wine, Anderson Valley Enjoy unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price! Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino’s Pinot country! More than 20 participating wineries will feature previews of new wines, from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, along with current releases. Attendees will receive a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.

O P EN I N G BI D: $125

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AVWA Barrel of Fun!

LOT 222

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $75

Winegrower Daniel Fetzer produces organic wines using Biodynamic farming practices at Jeriko Estates in Mendocino County. Jeriko Estates believes a quality wine that has personality and terroir is a product of the vineyard in which is grows.


LOT 223 The Best of Napa 223 A Donation From: George & Denise Rose

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2003 Blair Estate Merlot, Napa Valley (2) 2003 Blair Estate Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 2004 Von Strasser Winery Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District 2008 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1999 Cardinale Red Wine, Napa/Sonoma A collection of six superb Napa Valley—mostly—reds that combine intense fruit and complexity with the elegance that age imparts. Perhaps the biggest prizes here are the 2008 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the 1999 Cardinale Napa/ Sonoma Red Wine, which received scores of 96 and 93 respectively from The Wine Advocate. However, the other four wines may be equally impressive. The 2004 Van Strasser Rainin Vineyard Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon garnered scores in the low 90s from the wine pundits. The 2003 Blair Estate Merlot and Cabernet Franc come from a small vineyard on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail adjacent to the famed Three Palms Vineyard. All six are vin extraordinaire for current enjoyment.

O P E NI NG BI D : $50


LOT 224 The Best of Santa Barbara County A Donation From: George & Denise Rose This Lot Includes:

2013 Foxen Canyon Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley (3) 2012 SAMsARA Wine Company Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2010 Ampelos Vineyard and Cellars Lambda: The Magnitude Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 2014 Beckman Vineyards Clone #1 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah, Ballard Canyon

The Beckman family founded its namesake Santa Barbara County winery in 1994 and today produces wine from estate vineyards in Ballard Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley. Its flagship single-clone bottling, the 2014 Beckman Vineyards Clone #1 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Ballard Canyon Syrah presents classic aromas and flavors of tobacco, blackberry, tar and black pepper. Beautifully balanced, it promises to evolve gracefully for a decade.

O P EN I N G BI D: $40

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Located in the Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard and Cellars was the first in the United States to be certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable. The 2010 Ampelos Vineyard and Cellars Lambda: The Magnitude Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir marries red fruit, minerals and earth with uncommon finesse.

SAMsARA Wine Company produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache from carefully selected micro-sites in Sta. Rita Hills’ most distinctive vineyards. Gently handled throughout the winemaking process and aged in neutral oak, the 2012 SAMsARA Santa Barbara County Syrah offers expansive berry, herb and olive character.

2016

Foxen Canyon Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1985 on land that has been in coowner Dick Doré’s family since 1837. Today Foxen Canyon produces a range of estate and single-vineyard Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Syrahs, plus Rhone-style red blends and rosés. The 2013 Foxen Canyon Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir showcases forward red cherry and strawberry fruit with layered notes of cinnamon and clove. It received a 94 from The Wine Enthusiast.

In one generation, Santa Barbara County has gone from undiscovered country to one of California’s most exciting wine regions. Even though Santa Barbara County is a relatively new wine country, it has already emerged as a producer of serious reds, particularly Pinot Noir and Syrah.


LOT 225 Seabiscuit Trifecta A Donation From: Seabiscuit Ranch This lot includes:

The tradition of Seabiscuit lives! Like their namesake, Seabiscuit Ranch wines are sleek, spirited and styled to win legions of admirers. These distinguished varietal wines are harvested from award-wining hillside vineyards, then master crafted and cellared to perfection.

O P E NI NG BI D : $20

LOT 226 Knez Knowz

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2010 Seabiscuit Ranch Superfecta Meritage, Mendocino County 1.5L 2013 Seabiscuit Ranch Merlot, Mendocino County 2014 Seabiscuit Ranch Chardonnay, Mendocino County

A Donation From: Knez Winery This lot includes:

Knez Winery Chardonnay Vertical 2012 Knez Demuth Chardonnay, Magnum 2012 Knez Demuth Chardonnay 2013 Knez Demuth Chardonnay 2014 Knez Demuth Chardonnay Demuth vineyards is a stunning patch of land was planted 30 years ago by the Demuth family. Deeper topsoil leads to sturdy, healthy vines that produce complex flavor profiles. The Chardonnay, totaling eight acres at 2000’ elevation, is entirely comprised of old Wente clone. The age of the vines enable the vineyards to be dry farmed to improve sustainability. Annual production is limited to 375 cases.

O P E NI NG BI D : $40


LOT 227 A Trio of Mags A Donation From: Halcon Vineyards This lot includes:

2014 Halcon Syrah, Magnum 2014 Halcon Pinot Noir, Wentzel Vineyard Magnum 2014 Halcon Pinot Noir, Oppenlander Vineyard Magnum

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $20

Halcon is dedicated to the purest expression of Rhone varietals from an extremely cool and rocky mountaintop vineyard. Located in the Yorkville Highlands, Halcon Vineyards overlooks the Anderson Valley and the Pacific beyond. At 2,500 feet it is one of the highest vineyards in California.

Mendocino Fence A Donation From: George & Denise Rose This Lot Includes: 32” x 42.5” Signed & Framed Photograph “Mendocino Fence” Esteemed photographer George Rose captures the coastal fog bank sitting off the coast of Mendocino with the sun illuminating an old picket fence.

O P EN I N G BI D: $150

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LOT 229 Where the River Meets the Vino A Donation From: Rivino Winery This Lot Includes:

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2013 Rivino Estate Viognier (12) Vineyard & Winery Tour for Four (4) with Winemaker & Owner Jason McConnell Located along the Russian River in Mendocino County, Rivino is a boutique family winery. All wines are handcrafted from select grapes grown on the family’s Schrader Ranch Vineyard. Insider Information:


Advance reservations required for Vineyard Tour & Tasting Dates must be mutually agreeable
Expires September 10, 2017 O P E N I N G BI D: $75

LOT 230 Blend Your Own A Donation From: Brutocao This Lot Includes:


Tickets for Four (4) to “Blend Your Own” winemaking and blending party
 Catered lunch at “Blend Your Own” event
 3L Bottle of Your Blend from the “Blend Your Own” event Ever wanted to try your hand at winemaking? Well now’s your chance with this fun and novel opportunity at Brutocao Cellars. Not only will this be entertaining, but also informative as you learn the finer points of winemaking and blending from Brutocao’s winemaking team! Choose from three different dates in either Philo or Hopland in Spring 2017. Insider Information:

Event is date specific Dates TBD Expires Spring 2018 O P E N I N G BI D: $150


LOT 231 La Dolce Vita A Donation From: Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson This Lot Includes:


3L 2007 Barturot Ca Viola Dolcetto d’Alba This offering from longtime Winesong supporter and friend, Muriel Wilson, is READY TO DRINK! According to Wine Searcher and Italian wine critic Vinous Antonio Galloni, this 2007 Dolcetto garnered a 90 point score and was said to be ready to drink in the year 2013 and beyond. It’s beyond!

2016

O P EN I N G BI D: $30

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LOT 232 A Balik 2010 Cabernet Collection A Donation From: Allen & Barbara Balik

2016

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This Lot Includes:

2010 Sciandri Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville 2010 Charnu Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena 2010 Von Strasser Winery Agira Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District Small Cabernet Sauvignon estates abound in the Napa Valley, many producing outstanding wines with little fanfare or appreciation. This trio shows how fine these wines can be. Sciandri Family Vineyards is a small—four acres—vineyard estate situated in the Coombsville appellation, just east of the town of Napa. The award-winning 2010 Sciandri Family Vineyards Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon shows dense black fruit, smoke notes and firm structure. Charnu Winery was established in 2004 by Bob and Louise Dye to produce Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in the St. Helena appellation. Made by noted Winemaker Mark Porembski (Anomaly, Zeitgeist), the 2010 Charnu Winery St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon displays currant fruit together with earth and cocoa complexity. After 25 years in the Diamond Mountain District of Napa Valley, Von Strasser Winery recently moved to a new home near Calistoga. The 2010 Von Strasser Winery Agira Vineyard Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon features intense red fruit and vanilla character.

O P E NI NG BI D : $75


LOT 233 High Score—Napanook A Donation From: Dan Berger This Lot includes:


2010 Napanook Red Wine, Christian Moueix Dominus Estate, Yountville

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O P EN I N G BI D: $100

This wine comes from the cellars of established wine writer, Dan Berger; and it has garnered amazing scores, including 100 points from Robert Parker! This is another ready to drink between now and 2030 (or 2040—depending on the critic). Within the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.


LOT 234 Mendocino Gold Medal Winners A Donation From: Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc., George & Denise Rose

2016

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One (1) Case of Gold Medal Winning Wines from 2016 Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition 24” x 30” Framed, Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered (8/25) Photograph, “Free-Run Juice” by George Rose
 Two (2) tickets to Mendocino Winegrowers Harvest Party at Brutocao Cellars’ Contento Vineyard Barn on November 4, 2016 Take home a case of the latest medal winning wines from the 38th Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition that took place in early August 2016. Savor these fabulous local wines! The winning bidder will also receive two tickets to the MWI’s Harvest Party in November. Kick up your heels and enjoy a good old fashioned barn dance! In addition to being a very long-time and generous supporter of Winesong, George Rose is a photographer and writer whose career has included work for the National Football League, Rolling Stone, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times. He spent 20 years in the California wine industry, holding prominent public relations positions while amassing a significant body of awardwinning food and wine photography. Insider Information:


Harvest Party is date specific O P E N I N G BI D: $100


LOT 235 AVWA Perfect Pinot Pairing A Donation From: Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association This Lot Includes:

This event is date specific
Certificate cannot be transferred year to year
Expires May 31, 2017 O P EN I NG BI D :

$200


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Kick off the weekend festivities at the casual BBQ in the vineyard and enjoy an evening filled with great food and wine. Mingle with the winemakers, Pinot fans and guests. Taste Pinot Noirs from both near and far - plus sample a few surprises. Saturday morning taste the world-class Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs of more than 50 producers from around California and savor perfectly paired foods designed to complement the exceptional Anderson Valley Pinot wines at this truly unique event.

2016

Start your immersion in Pinot Noir while attending a full day of educational seminars about winegrowing and winemaking in Anderson Valley on Friday. Interact with grape growers and winemakers, plus members of the media, while exploring the intricacies of Pinot Noir produced in Anderson Valley.

Gift Certificate for Two (2) Weekend Event Tickets for 20th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 19-21, 2017, includes: Two (2) tickets to 20th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference
-Two (2) tickets to Pinot Fest Barbecue
-Two (2) tickets to Grand Tasting Four Bottle of Wine: 2013 Elke Pinot Noir, Donnelly Creek, Anderson Valley 2013 Littorai Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley 2013 Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Ridge Top, Anderson Valley 2013 Pangloss Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley



LOT 236 Ahoy Matey—It’s Quady Port! A Donation From: Quady Winery

2016

SILENT AUCTION

This Lot Includes:


1987 Quady Winery Starboard Port
 1989 Quady Winery Starboard Port
 1992 Quady Winery Starboard Port
 1996 Quady Winery Starboard Port
 2006 Quady Winery Starboard Port
 N/V Quady Winery Starboard Port, Batch 88 Quady’s Starboard Port is made using traditional Portuguese grape varieties grown in the foothills of Amador County. Starboard has the bright fruit of ruby style port and the round nutty character of tawny port. This is due to their distinctive climate and soils, which resemble those of Portugal. Out of deference for the fine tradition that all port must come from the Douro in Portugal, Quady’s ports are named Starboard, nautically on the right of the boat from port. So sit back and savor a nautical vertical of Quady port!

O P E NI NG BI D :
$80


LOT 237 Roll Out the Barrel Top A Donation From: Anonymous This Lot Includes:

Francois Freres Wine Barrel Top
 This rustic aged Barrel top was carved in French Oak and painted and hails from the famed cooperage (barrel making) of Francois Freres Tonnellerie in St. Romain, Cote d’Or France. With a painted bottle and celtic inspired design, this is a distinctive work of art.

O P E NI NG BI D :
$80



LOT 238 Witching Stick Mix
 A Donation From: Witching Stick Wines This Lot Includes:

SILENT AUCTION

O P EN I N G BI D: $125

2016

Witching Stick’s specialty in our estate-grown Zinfandel, which we make in two styles - a rich berry-licious wine for those who like a bigger wine and a leaner style for those who prefer a more Continental-esque wine. We also have a full stable of Pinot Noir, from both Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge. Our Chardonnay, from Durrell Vineyards, is one for the record books (we sell more of our Chard to non-Chard fans than you can believe). Finally, we offer a Syrah and, soon, a Port-style wine and a late harvest Zin.



2011 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Cerise Vineyards
 2012 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Cerise Vineyards
 2013 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Cerise Vineyards
 2011 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Gianoli Vineyards
 2012 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Gianoli Vineyards
 2013 Witching Stick Pinot Noir, Gianoli Vineyards
 2011 Witching Stick Chardonnay, Duell Vineyards
 2013 Witching Stick Chardonnay, Duell Vineyards
 2014 Witching Stick Chardonnay, Duell Vineyards
 2010 Witching Stick Zinfandel, Fashauer Vineyard
 2012 Witching Stick Zinfandel, Fashauer Vineyard
 2013 Witching Stick Zinfandel, Fashauer Vineyard




LOT 239 Bink Fast!
 A Donation From: Bink Wines This Lot Includes:


2016

SILENT AUCTION

2011 Bink Wines Estate Merlot, Magnum
 2011 Bink Wines Estate Syrah, Magnum

 Bink Wines is a small handcrafted, artisan winery, located in the town of Philo in Anderson Valley. Their wines are grown organically and sustainably; and their philosophy is that wine is to be enjoyed sitting around with friends and family, relaxing and making the most of every day.

O P E NI NG BI D : $50

LOT 240 Waits-Mast Vertical A Donation From: Waits-Mast Family Cellars This Lot Includes:

2012 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Deer Meadows, Anderson Valley 2013 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Deer Meadows, Anderson Valley 2014 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Deer Meadows, Anderson Valley This lot features an exclusive vertical of Waits-Mast Pinot Noir from Rich Savoy’s Deer Meadows Vineyard. The 2012 Deer Meadows was in the San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wines and Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections. The 2014 has not been released yet, so this is a vertical unavailable anywhere else!

O P E NI NG BI D : $50


LOT 241 Expressions of Sonoma A Donation From: Expression Wines, George & Denise Rose This Lot Includes:

2011 Expression 38° Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast (2) 2012 Expression 38° Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast (2) 2013 Expression 38° Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast (2) 22” x 37” Framed, Signed & Numbered Photo (7/25) by Photographer George Rose, “Trace Ridge, Knight’s Valley—Sonoma County”

Linholme Lusciousness A Donation From: Linholme Vineyards This Lot Includes:

2016 Linholme Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (12) Linholme Vineyards is situated in the Eagle Peak AVA of Mendocino County, on the Old Howard Ranch—resting place of the great racehorse Seabiscuit. Well known winemaker Greg Graziano is Linholme’s winemaker. The Eagle Peak AVA is in a rugged part of Northern California with little flat terrain and numerous small canyons and valleys. The region’s vineyards are located on hillside vineyards mostly facing east and south and at higher elevations then the nearby Redwood and Potter Valley AVAs.

O P EN I N G BI D: $125

SILENT AUCTION

LOT 242

O P EN I N G BI D: $40

2016

George Rose adds another amazing, framed photograph depicting Trace Ridge, Knight’s Valley in Sonoma County.

Wine Spectator just awarded 93 points to the 2013 Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crossing! This is a rare offering from Expression Wines as only nine barrels were produced of the 2012, and 11 barrels were produced of the 2013. Expression Wines represents a commitment to producing the finest Pinot Noir from the best sub-appellations on the West Coast.


LOT 243 “Floating Pyramid” A Donation From: Artist Rachel Lahn This Lot Includes:

2016

SILENT AUCTION

16”x 20” Mixed media with sea glass (oval shape), entitled, “Floating Pyramid” Rachel Lahn’s paintings and relief constructions are about movement flowing into shapes of color and light. They are influenced by the beauty of the land and sea in Mendocino County and by the dramatic colors of the South Pacific. Rachel builds abstract dimensional constructions using canvas, mixed media and acrylic on canvas; once started they take on a life of their own. She draws her inspiration for shape and color from the natural outdoor beauty. Rachel did her first oil painting in NJ, when she was 11 years old and was hooked; she has been painting and drawing ever since. Rachel holds a BFA and an MAT from the Rhode Island School of Design. Rachel’s work can be seen locally at the Mendocino Art Center, The Prentice Gallery, and her studio in Anderson Valley.

O P E NI NG BI D : $125


Index: WINESONG 2016 AUCTION DONORS Symbols 5200 Restaurant

52

A

22

Christgau, Lisa & Danny

52

Christoff, Russ

19

Cimmiyotti, Susan

American Craft Whiskey Distillery

19, 506

Circa ’62

37, 52 52

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

19

Cline Cellars

Andrews, Serafina

29

Comstock Wines

33

A. Rafanelli Winery

33

Costello, Sallie & Tom

20

Arnold, Randy

40

Craft Distillers

B Badenhop, Kim

49

Baldacci Family Vineyards

6

Balo Vineyards

53

Barra, Martha & Charlie

13 13, 37

Barra of Mendocino Baxter Winery

515

506

Crane, Rita

45

Criscione, Ashley & Joe

20

Criscione Family Vineyards

20

Crush Italian Steakhouse

13

Curtin, Susan & Tom

20

D

19

Daley, Jr., Meredythe & Clayt 7, 16, 25, 34, 39, 43B, 51, 501

4, 502, 512, 523, 525

Berger, Dan

Bink 53

The David H. Diesslin Trust

27

Birchard, John

Davis Bynum Winery

40

26 53, 517

Blue Oasis Wines The Boonville Hotel

510

Davis, Miriam

511

Demuth Winery

515 521

Brassfield Estate Winery

44

Dertner, Erin

Buckley-Reynolds, Colleen

20

Domaine Anderson

49, 53

Burke, Donna Jensen

37

Dry Creek Vineyard

33

Duckhorn Wine Company,

45

C

A

Chamisal Vineyards

Dunn Vineyards

38

Cache Creek Vineyards

44

Dutton Goldfield

53

Camellia Inn

40

DuVivier, Joe

52

Carol Shelton Wines

11

Carroll, Dana

32

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E

H 49, 53, 508

Eddy, Hilary

13

Handley Cellars

Elke Vineyards

53

Harmonique 53, 510, 516

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

29

Heitz Wine Cellars

38

Estate 1856 Wines

33

Helveston, Melinda & Bubba

20

F Far Niente Winery

20, 31

10, 24

Herrero, Janet Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course

44

Higgins, Julie

52

Holland James Goldsmith

43D

Fathers & Daughters Cellars

53

Honig, Stephanie & Michael

20

The Fig Café and Wine Bar

27

Honig Vineyard & Winery

20

Fish, Captain Andy

54

Hook & Ladder Winery

40

Fisher, John

18

Hotel Healdsburg

33

Fisher, Juelle & Fred

20

Husch Vineyards

53, 508

Fisher Vineyards

20

Foursight Wines

53, 511

Francis, Jeanne

509

I Ickes, Sev

49

Frank Family Vineyards

48

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

11

Fults Family Vineyards

44

Indianapolis Zoo

11

Inn at Newport Ranch

30

Ippoliti, Ralphine

54

G Girasole Vineyards

13, 37

Goldeneye Winery

19, 30

Gough, Barbara & Preston Grace, Ann & Dick Grace Family Vineyards The Graham Estate

20 20, 24 20, 43E 505

Graziano Family of Wines

18, 37

Greenwood Ridge Winery

520

Gregory Graham Wines

44

Irie, Mariko

517

J Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

520

Jet Blue Airways

54

Johnson, Rebecca

46

J. Rickards Winery

40

Judson Hale Winery

521

Justin Vineyards & Winery

2016

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B


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K

M

Kivelstadt Cellars

Maggy Hawk

43A

5

Maple Creek Winery

521

524

Markham Vineyards

524

27

Klein, Mark & Janet Klein, Jonathan Knez Winery

53

Kokomo Winery

40

Korbel Champagne Cellars

Masút Vineyard & Winery McCrary, Susan Leick & Joe MCDH Physicians

515

Korbin Kameron

27

Kosta Browne

23

Kotsonis, DawnMarie

20

McMinn, Anne & Chuck Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board

26, 53 20 8, 18 20 1

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation 2, 18, 20, 26, 36, 42, 47, 55 Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Board 1, 20 Mendocino Heritage Furniture Company

L Lail, Robin & John

Michael Greene Photography

20

Lake, Albert & Bonnie

8

Lail Vineyards

20

Lambert Bridge Winery

33

522

Milano Family Winery

29

Milliken, Beth

20 50, 53

Moshin Vineyards

40

Laurel Glen Vineyard

27

Murder Ridge Winery

49

Lazy Creek Vineyards

53

Myers, Cynthia

40

Ledford House

19

Ledson Winery

515

Le Vallon du Brec

N

35

Naughty Boy Wines

2

Navarro Vineyards

53

Lichen Estate

53, 508

Little River Inn

19

Nelson Family Vineyards

8

Long Meadow Ranch

524

Nevil, Nancy & Charles

20

Long, Suzi Marquess

1

Nickel, Beth

20

Nickel & Nickel

20

North Coast Brewing Company

17

Novak, Mary

20

52, 53, 507

Lula Cellars Lurie, Toby

519

Lynmar Estate

C

33, 44

Middlesworth, Keith

Miner Family Winery

Langtry/Guenoc 44

514

15

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O Oppenheimer, Sandy

R 49

Reiber, Paul

521

Opus One

4

The Restaurant

37

Otwell, Kristin

8

Rhoades, Robert

26

Ridge Vineyards

33

Roederer Estate

19, 504

Roma’s Vineyard

510

P Pacific Star Winery Panache Gallery Panthea Winery & Vineyard Papapietro Perry Winery Pedroncelli Winery

52 37, 52 53, 508 33, 53

Rose, George & Denise

30, 41, 515, 518

Rush, Walt

507

Russian River Vineyards

40

33

Pennyroyal 19

S

Perry, Jim

20

Saddleback Cellars

31

Peterson Winery

33

San Luis Obispo Wine Country

22

Phillips Hill Winery

46, 53

Philo Ridge Winery

53, 508

Scharffenberger Cellars

1

Seaview Gardens

52 508

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

22

Seebass Vineyards

Poggi, Laurie & Tom

20

Shandel’s Oppenlander Vineyards

53

Porter, Janis

28

Shupnick, Jo Frank & Larry

20

Porthos 513

Signal Ridge

53

Prentice, Lynne

Speck, Angela

516

Pride Mountain Vineyards

507 3

Spottswoode Estate

20

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Q Quarryhill Botanical Garden

27

9

Steele Wines

44

Stephen & Walker

40

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Index: WINESONG 2016 AUCTION DONORS T

W

Talisman Wine

27

Waits-Mast Family Cellars

Tallman Hotel

44

Wajnert, Tom & Theresa

Terra Savia Winery

19

WALT Wines

Testa, Maria

13

Westport Hotel & Old Abalone Pub

Testa Ranch

13

The Whisky Attic Las Vegas

Thorn Hill Vineyards

503

Wild Iris Retreat

Tommy Bahama

54

Wilson Artisan Wineries

Toulouse Vineyards

53

Wilson, Muriel Fitzgerald

Truett Hurst Winery

33

Winesong Staff

504, 509, 519

Tyers, Michael

Witching Stick Wines

V

Y

Verlander, Janet & Michael 14, 20, 28, 30, 50

Yorkville Cellars

12, 20, 38 53, 515 516 2 49 520 20, 43C, 48, 50 20 19, 53

521

20, 48

Vineyard 29 Vintage Albuquerque

Z

41

Vintours 8

E

53

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ZD Wines

38

Zialena Winery

40

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S AT U R D AY . S E P T E M B E R 1 0 T H WELCOME TO WINESONG 2016 “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is honored and indebted to the thousands of people who are part of the Winesong community! Our community is made up of YOU generous donors and bidders who come from all across the country; of businesses who kindly offer support through sponsorships and other means; of lodging partners who graciously donate rooms; of restaurants, caterers, and executive chefs who lovingly prepare food for all; of wineries, breweries and coffee roasters who liberally pour samples of their offerings; and of our hardworking volunteers who tirelessly see to the needs of all our guests on Winesong Weekend. This is our community of caring, and we are profoundly grateful! We thank you deeply and sincerely for helping make a difference in our community! May you enjoy an exhilirating day of bidding! SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S WINESONG WEEKEND

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