Laugh Lounge 45 Auction Preview
With over 15 amazing live auction lots, Laugh Lounge 45 will not be an event to miss! See something you like but can't make it to the event? No problem! To find out how to proxy bid (CLICK HERE).
Get your chance to walk with champions inside the ropes during a round of golf at the Safe PGA Tour this fall (October 2-8,2017)! This ultimate VIP experience includes 2 tickets for all 5 days of the tournament in the Club 17 skybox suite including food and open bar. Winner will receive a gift package of tournament hats, jackets and other branded items. These Honorary Observer spots are not available to purchase, you can only get by winning this lot!
Valued at $12,000
Staglin Family Vineyard invites you to be their guests for a memorable experience on their historic 64-acre vineyard estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Three couples will be treated to a luxurious two-night stay, in three beautifully renovated guests suites, in the restored historic homestead The Steckter House. The six guests will rendezvous in the Steckter House salon for a buffet lunch, following a Private VIP tour of the beautiful vineyard and its 24,000-square-foot underground cave. The experience will culminate with a tasting of their award-winning Stalgin Family Vineyard Chardonnays and Cabernets. The winning bidder will also receive a 3 liter bottle of 2013 Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Valued at $12,000
Be part of V Foundation's lavish weekend-long Wine Experience. This exciting event package includes tickets for two to: the "Rock the V" party with renowned resturanteurs, chefs and vintners; the Cancer Research Symposium; the Super Silent Auction & Marketplace; and the Gala Auction with Private Concert Performance with Michael Franti & Spearhead AND an After-Hours Party by Corona. The V Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, was inspired by Jimmy Valvano's famous directive, "Don’t Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up", and this is a great way to join the party... and the fight.
Valued at $8,500
The famously finicky Robert Parker has awarded four of Harlan Estate's vintages a perfect score of 100. He writes: "Harlan Estate might be the single most profound red wine made not just in California, but in the world." WOW! Your exclusive behind-the-scenes tour gives includes a VIP tasting for 8; you and your guests will have the pleasure of seeing not only the inner workings of a super-premium winery, but also the stunning scenery that surrounds it. As an extra-special bonus, the winner of this lot ALSO gets a limited edition MAGNUM of the 2012 Harlan Estate. Double WOW!
Valued at $5,000
Bring your OWN party to the party--10 friends get the royal treatment with a Wine & Wishes 2018 Premiere Reservation. Make-a-Wish's Wine and Food Fest will be extra fun with reserved VIP seating at a table for ten, from which you'll revel in wine and food tastings from renowned wineries and top area restaurants, plus a silent auction AND live entertainment! Ten hours of luxury Limousine service will get the gang safely in and out of the city, so all YOU have to worry about is enjoying yourself in style.
Six of you will enjoy an entertaining evening in the city with Joe & Pat Harbison and Peter Paul and his beautiful wines at Perbacco in SF. A perfect combination for serious fun, both the elegant California wines and the food, inspired by Piemonte and Liguria, are the product of a deep knowledge of what's really delicious. Bacchus, the Roman god both of wine AND of having a good time, would surely approve.
Russel Bevan & Victoria Decrescenzo host a dinner for six at Brasswood Bar + Kitchen, featuring Bevan Cellars' wines. Brasswood's farm-to-table approach to food, incorporating the best of local produce, pairs perfectly with Bevan's perfectionist approach to the grapes that make their wine. With Russel and Victoria on hand, you'll be able to ask them all about how they examine EACH GRAPE BY HAND before sending them on to crush. They've done all the hard work, and you get to sit back and enjoy the glorious, critically acclaimed results.
Valued at $4,000
This is NOT your standard wine tasting. Get eight friends together and head over to Chappellet’s Estate Vineyards on Pritchard Hill for an afternoon that includes a lunch hosted by Blakely Chappellet at the winery’s famous Camp overlooking Lake Hennessy. Chappellet grows the Bordeaux varietals for their glorious wines in vineyards so beautiful they’ve been on the cover of the California State Visitor’s Guide, and you get to see them on four-wheelers. All that, and you know you’ll be drinking some fantastic wine…now THAT’S a good time.
Valued at $4,000
You can't get an appointment at Futo, but you CAN get an invitation. With this lot, four visitors get a firsthand look at Futo's meticulous approach to winemaking, plus a chance to taste their spectacular wines…AND the winner of the lot gets a magnum of the 2012 Futo Oakville Estate Red, described by Robert Parker as "drop-dead beautiful." This is a GOOD time to be status conscious!
Enjoy a full weekend on the Mendocino Coast made famous as the inspiration of Cabot Cove Maine, where Jessica Fletcher solved many a mystery. Solve the mystery of who has the best Pinot Noir at Winesong! This long standing celebration boasts a full weekend of tastings galore, starting with a Pinot Noir Celebration featuring pinots from Anderson Valley and other renowned pinot noir regions. Glimpse a sneak peek of the auction lots at the invitation only VIP Auction Preview Reception, and meet some Winesong insiders while enjoying champagne and oysters! During your time along the coast you will spend two nights at a lovely coastal inn, mixing and mingling with other Winesong weekend guests.
Valued at $3,500
Nestled in the hills of the Coombsville appellation is the Frogtree House. This exclusive wine country escape for six guests begins with Me Sueno wines by the pool, wood fired pizza in the outdoor oven and golf in the vineyard with hosts Mike Purvis and Linda Rieschel. Dinner will be lovingly prepared by your hosts - menu to include artisanal breads, assorted charcuterie and cheeses, Beef Wellington, Salade de Jour, fresh local vegetables, dessert wines and more. Retire to your overnight accommodations in with vineyard views, and awake to a breakfast before you depart. Bonus: Free dog petting of resident Basset Hound and Black Lab.
Valued at $3,000
The best land makes the best grapes; the best grapes make the best wine. The Gargiulos aren’t messing around with anything substandard, so why should you? Get a magnum of their rich, complex 2012 Money Road Cabernet, and hoard it all for yourself (we won’t blame you) or share it at a luxe picnic lunch for six at the Oakville Crossroads vineyard.
Valued at $2,500
Harbison Estate Vineyard only makes 12 magnums a year of their beautiful cabernet that always sells out. You just can't get this award winnning wine…except here! Paired with Harbison's famed Vineyard Manager Jim Barbour's magnum created by celebrated wine maker Celia Welch (who also makes Scarecrow).
Valued at $2,400
Chef Ken Frank layers California cool over his contemporary French food at La Toque. The result is a Michelin-starred restaurant with an award-winning wine list and a famously welcoming staff. Experience one of Wine Spectator's "Best Restaurants in America" at a dinner for four, complete with wine pairings. Don't blame us if you never want to leave...
Valued at $2,000
He's the only player in the big leagues to get more than 500 hits with four different teams - Rusty Staub is the swingin'-est. Get a signed bat honoring his achievement, and then, while you admire it, toast Le Grand Orange with a glass of French Burgundy from a pair of magnums.
Valued at $1,050
You'll be greeted by B Cellars' estate concierge, escorted from the culinary gardens to the production facilities and, finally, the wine caves--and through it all, you NEVER PUT YOUR GLASS DOWN. When you make it back, there will be a tasting ready of a combination of Flagship and Limited Production wines, paired with B-Bites that use produce from the winery garden. And because there's never enough wine, you get a magnum of the 2014 Super-Tuscan-style Blend 24...and THEN you can put your glass down.
Valued at $1,000
Joseph F. Harbison, III
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