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GAY WINE WEEKEND AUCTION LOTS
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PREVIEW AUCTION LOTS BELOW AND GET READY TO BID

ON SUNDAY, JULY 17th at 10:00am

at our Drag Queen Brunch & Wine Auction 

THE LODGE AT SONOMA, GRAND BALLROOM

 

To date Gay Wine Weekend has helped raise over $400,000 for Face to Face to ensure they can continue their mission of ending HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR

GAY WINE WEEKEND AUCTIONEER

THE RENOWN MICHAEL TATE

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Auctioneer Michael Tate

AUCTION LOTS

Auction Lot #1

IT’S RAINING BUBBLES

 

A rare etched, 3-liter bottle of Rainbow Cuvee. One of three that are produced each year. This  2018 vintage is special as it might be the last for awhile due to the glass shortage. 
 

Iron Horse Vineyards celebrates diversity with this vintage Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine. 
 

Enjoy 100% estate-grown chardonnay, aged three-plus years on triage, balancing crisp, bright flavors with rich maturity.
 

Enjoy these bubbles with friends and family when you get to meet up again for some long overdue hugs!  Pop that cork! 

Value: $750

Opening Bid: $300

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Auction Lot #2

IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

 

This auction lot will show you just how much size matters, when it comes to wine. Bid BIG on this amazing selection of large format bottles for you to share with family and friends over many dinner parties. 

Impress your friends with these babies:

 

Hanzell

2019 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

Aperture Cellars

2016 Alexander Valley

Red Blend

Aperture Cellars

2019 Sonoma Coast

Sauvignon Blanc

Walt

2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Walt

2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Williams-Selyem

2019

Russian River Chardonnay

Silver Oak 

2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet

Twomey

2020 Russian River Pinot Noir

Marine Layer 

2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Blue Farm

2018 Carneros Pinot Noir 

Donum

2019 Carneros Pinot Noir

Ram's Gate

Value: $1500
Opening Bid: $600

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Auction Lot #3

WINE & DINE with 
ECO TERRENO WINES

Enjoy a 5 course-Wine & Food pairing for six in Eco Terreno's newest endeavor. Meet up in SF in the historically rich urban tasting room at 140 Columbus, Jackson Square. The evening will begin with bubbles followed by a 5-course wine & food pairing featuring Eco Terreno Wines and specially curated food pairing created by executive chef, Joe Ball. 

 

Just when you think it can't get any better, the winner will go home with a magnum of Eco Terreno's Old Vine Cabernet.

Value: $1,200
Opening Bid: $500

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Auction Lot #4

MAGICAL MADRONA

Get lost in the magic of the Madrona surroundings with a two-night stay in a studio suite. 

The gates are back open after a multi-million dollar face lift by famed San Francisco designer, Jay Jeffers. 


Whether waking up to misty mornings wandering the leafy pathways and storied hallways, the Manor welcomes travelers from all over for an experience filled with beauty, style and delight. 

Adding to the delight of this package is dinner for 2 at the Madrona Restaurant . 

As long as you are up in Healdsburg enjoy a tasting at the renowned Macrostie Estate House and the award winning Marine Layer tasting room in the town of Healdsburg.

Value: $1,800
Opening Bid: $650

Auction Lot #5

TOURS, TOURS, TOURS

When in wine country why not experience some of the best that wine country has to offer. 


The winner of this lot will have a variety of some of the most sought after wineries to experience.  Not only for you but to bring guests when they come into town. 

You will get to enjoy

Williams-Selyem Estate

Coursey-Graves

Aperture Cellars

Hanzell Winery

Donum Estate

Blue Farm

Ram's Gate

Value: $2,000
Opening Bid: $800

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Auction Lot #6

EXPERIENCE DINING AT 
SINGLETHREAD FARMS FOR FOUR GUESTS 
A very special offer from our friends at Singlethread Farm Restaurant in Healdsburg. If you love dining experiences this one’s for you. 
 
In the heart of downtown Healdsburg, one of the country’s most accomplished chefs Kyle Connaughton, along with wife/farmer Katina Connaughton, bring you SingleThread Farm-Restaurant a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant.
 
Guests of the restaurant are treated to an 11 course tasting menu, showcasing the seasonal bounty from the couple’s farm. SingleThread provides guests a bespoke hospitality experience in the center of Sonoma Wine Country.
 
Are you ready to bid on this……
Note: The dinner is exclusive of wines! 

Value: $1,180
Opening Bid: $500

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Auction Lot # 7

WONDERFULLY WILLAMETTE

Enjoy a two night stay at the celebrated Hotel Atticus in the heart of downtown McMinnville Oregon.
Take the time to discover the "other wine country."

While in Willamette enjoy a wine tasting experience at Gran Moraine Winery and immerse yourself in their beautifully crafted wines in a spectacular location. 

 

Value: $750
Opening Bid: $250

Auction Lot # 8

LYON & SWAN SUPPER CLUB W/ ECO TERRENO

Enjoy dinner for four at Lyon & Swan Supper Club in the historically rich neighborhood of Jackson Square. Dinner, cocktails, paired wines and live entertainment await you on this night out in SF. This venue is steeped in history and inclusivity. in 1918 Jelly Roll Morton's Jupiter Room, a black and tan club, offered interracial couples a space to intermingle safely. In 1936 it became Mona's the first lesbian bar on the west coast and in 1952 it was home to the famed Purple Onion.

Value: $ 700
Opening Bid $ 250 

Auction Lot #9

ULTIMATE NAPA 

Enjoy a 2 night-stay at the River Terrace Inn, a peaceful downtown Napa riverfront retreat. 

Being so close to the Napa Valley Wine Train you will get to enjoy the "Legacy Tour" which is a full day excursion on the famed wine train. 

 

The next day head up-valley to the elegant, Knights Bridge Winery. Here you will get to enjoy a VIP cave tour, wine tasting and alfresco lunch from the wineries executive chef for up to 6 guests. After a $70 million dollar renovation this winery will astound your senses from beginning to end. You will also go home with a 1.5L of the 2016 Knight's Bridge Cabernet.

From there head on over to Faust Winery a new endeavor in Napa that is a tribute to the noblest grape, the full-bodied, decadently rich Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Experience some of the best that Napa has to offer! 

Value: $3,800
Opening Bid: $800

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Auction Lot #10

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF JEAN CHARLES BOISSET

A true gentleman and over-the-top Vintner Jean Charles Boisset welcomes you to experience the best of his world 
Your journey begins at the gateway to the Napa Valley at Chateau Buena Vista. Here you’ll savor Cabernet Sauvignon from four distinguished Napa Valley appellations. Each wine is paired to perfection with a handcrafted chocolate by Earth and Sky Chocolates, custom-made for this tasting. 

You’ll then head over to the JCB Tasting Salon nestled in the charming village of Yountville. Immerse yourself in a world of wine, style, and the art de table, where you’ll have an opportunity to peek into the mind of proprietor and creative force, Jean-Charles Boisset. Prepare to be pampered as you toast one another with your Champagne-filled Baccarat flutes.

Your visit will conclude at Raymond Vineyards, where you you’ll enjoy a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon from the acclaimed vineyards of Napa Valley in the Crystal Cellar.
 
Today you get to go home with a Magnum of 2015 Buena Vista Reserve Cab, a magnum of 2014 Raymond Vineyards Generations Cabernet and a magnum of JCB #21 Sparkling Wine. 

*Available April through October/Non-Holiday Weekends

Value: $1,500
Opening Bid: $750

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Auction Lot # 11

PALM SPRINGS WANDERLUST 

 

All you need is love and a vacation in Palm Springs! 

Our Gay Wine Weekend friend, Ryan Newcomb has graciously donated a $750 gift certificate to a rental home of your choice in Palm Springs. 

 

Our friends at Gay Desert Guide have donated gift certificates to enjoy Palm Springs when you decide to leave the house. The certificates include:

$40 Gift Card to Coachella Valley Coffe

$50 from Haus of Poke

$100 from Just Fabulous and 

$60 from Desrt Mischief 

 

Remember paradise isn’t a place it’s a feeling when in Palm Springs! 

Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $350

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Auction Lot # 12 

GAY WINE WEEKEND WINE SPONSORS AUCTION LOT 

Thank You to our Presenting Wine Sponsors, Chateau St. Jean & La Crema for all their support throughout this weekend.They both have come up with amazing experiences that you will remember for years to come.
Enjoy La Crema's Tour & Tasting experience for four guests that will start a the Estate of Saralee's Vineyard in a custom vehicle. You will wine sample during the estate tour, with cheese & charcuterie from the estate chef. This special tour will be led by La Crema's wine educator, Ben Fine. You will be going home with a six pack of La Crema's estate-exclusive wines.
Enjoy a private VIP Multi-Property Experience for Two from Foley Family Wines that will start at Chateau St. Jean with a Private Belle Terre Experience, Enjoy Fried Chicken and Caviar at Chalk Hill Estate paired with wine and a Terroir Vineyard excursion at the stunning Lancaster Estate.
Value: $1,200
Opening Bid: $500