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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 21st at 10:00am

at our Drag Queen Brunch & Wine Auction 

VINTNERS RESORT, EVENT CENTER

 

To date Gay Wine Weekend has helped raise over $600,000 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

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Auction Lot #1

SPARKLE-A-PLENTY

We are so fortunate that Iron Horse Vineyards was able to source the glass to create another vintage of the Jeroboam of Rainbow Cuvee. This etched bottle has raised over $35,000 for Face to Face over the years as they only produce 3 per year and save one for Out In The Vineyard! A sparkling wine to share with friends while celebrating who you are any day of the year. This years bottle is a 2019 Vintage. 

Value: $750
Opening Bid: $350

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Auction Lot #2

CALLING ALL BORDEAUX LOVERS

Experience the epitome of elegance with this special Jereboam from Aperture Cellars, a prestigious wine estate in Sonoma County. Known for their exceptional Bordeaux-style wines sourced from premier cool-climate vineyards, Aperture Cellars has quickly gained a reputation for excellence.This Jereboam, exclusively crafted for Gay Wine Weekend, is a captivating red blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc. With its velvety texture, luscious fruit flavors, and aromatic complexity, this wine is the perfect choice to impress at your next dinner party.Elevate your soirées with Aperture Cellars and indulge in the finest wines that embody refinement and sophistication.
 

Value: $750
Opening Bid: $350

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Auction Lot #3

BIG BOTTLE BONANZA

This exceptional auction lot features a collection of exquisite large format wine bottles, perfect for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each of these bottles boasts a rich history and exceptional quality, offering a unique opportunity to own a valuable and prestigious selection of fine wines. 
A true connoisseur's dream. 

Three Sticks, 2020 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Dunstan, 2018 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard
Texture, 2018 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Pangloss, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Hanzell, 2020 Chardonnay, Moon Mountain District
Ram's Gate, 2019 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Moshin, 2022, Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
Hartford Court,2019 Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley
Merry Edwards,2020 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (3-Liter) 
Donum, 2021Chardonnay, Carneros (750L)
Donum, 2021 Pinot Noir, Carneros (750L) & Wine Tasting for 4 
Macrostie, 2017 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Martin Ray, 2021 PRIDE Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Value: $2,500
Opening Bid: $1,000

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Auction Lot #4

EXPERIENCE SONOMA VALLEY
 

Discover the ultimate Sonoma Valley experience with this luxurious auction lot! Indulge in a two-night stay at the luxe Macarthur Place Hotel, where you'll be treated to top-notch amenities and unparalleled comfort. Relax and unwind with a massage at their newly updated spa.

 

Then, embark on a memorable wine tour courtesy of Bohemian Hwy Tours. Bohemian Highway Travel Company crafts experiences that invite guests to take a peek behind the curtain of wine country. Thei excursions guide you to off-beat places, hosted by the very people behind them. 

While in Sonoma enjoy a Barrel Tour & Tasting at Sonoma Valley's iconic Buena Vista Winery. Step into the caves of the historic Champagne Cellar to experience this beautiful winery.

Bid now for an unforgettable Sonoma Valley adventure! 
 

Value: $2,500
Opening Bid: $1,000

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Auction Lot #5

ANDERSON VALLEY AWAITS 

Indulge in the rustic beauty of Anderson Valley Wine Country with this exclusive auction lot. 

Nestled between sun-drenched vineyards and redwood forests, The Madrones is a Mediterranean enclave and the ideal getaway in the heart of Anderson Valley Wine Country where you will enjoy a 2-Night Stay with dinner at Wickson, the restaurant on the grounds of the hotel.

Delight your senses with wine tastings that showcase the finest vintages of the region at Goldeneye Winery, Long Meadow Ranch, Penny Royal Farms, Domaine Anderson and the Disco Ranch! 

An unparalleled  escape for wine aficionados and nature enthusiasts alike. 

Value: $1,500
Opening Bid: $750

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Auction Lot #6

AN ELEGANT EVENING AT RODNEY STRONG WINERY

One of Rodney Strong Wineries most luxurious and elegant events of the year and you and a guest are invited! 

Enjoy dining al fresco under the Sonoma sky as you taste the new release wines and revisit some stellar vintages of the past, paired with a locally sourced, farm to table menu, while listening to music from a mainstay of the Bay Area music scene, singer-songwriter, Steve Pile. 

This lot represents the best of Rodney Strong and they are excited to celebrate with this evening dedicated to their outstanding estate vineyards from Alexander's Crown, to the Rockaway and Brothers Vineyards. In fact you get to take home a magnum of each of these amazing wines today! 

This dinner takes place on Saturday, August 24th at 5:30pm. 

Value: $850
Opening Bid: $400

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Auction Lot #7

EXPLORE TIMBER COVE 

Perched on a dramatic bluff high above the Pacific Ocean lies Timber Cove: iconic, reimagined. A one-of-a-kind hotel situated within California's ruggedly breathtaking Sonoma coastline, Timber Cove is a magical place where stately redwoods pay homage before the vastness of the sea. Guests experience a deep connection with nature, both land and sea, while relaxing in a casual, sophisticated space.

Enjoy a 2-Night Stay and Dinner for 2 in their restaurant in the region where one part modern hippie and two parts rustic modern make Timber Cove stand apart from the rest. It is the ultimate in relaxation getaway. 

Value: $900
Opening Bid: $450

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Auction Lot #8

WONDERFUL WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Discover Willamette Valley in one of the most beautiful "settings" at the Setting Inn for a 2-night stay for 2 persons.

The property is more than just a place to stay. It’s a place to escape and indulge in one of the nation’s fastest growing wine regions; and for good reason. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the team at The Setting will do their best to make you feel at home.

With this auction lot you will have the opportunity to explore the region. Starting with a tasting of The Setting Wines on the property. You will also enjoy an exclusive tasting at Privè Vineyards with an exclusive tasting luncheon one-on-one with the winemaker/owner, Piper Underbrink.

 

Value: $1,500
Opening Bid: $750

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Auction Lot #9

A DINING EXPERIENCE AT 3-STAR MICHELIN, SINGLETHREAD
 

In the heart of downtown Healdsburg, one of the country’s most accomplished Chefs Kyle Connaughton, along with Head Farmer Katina Connaughton, bring you SingleThread; a 3 Michelin-Star Restaurant.

SingleThread’s focus is to provide its guests with an unparalleled hospitality experience in the center of Sonoma Wine Country. You get to experience a 10-course menu that will become a favorite of yours for years to come. 

Value: $1,050
Opening Bid: $500

Auction Lot #10

BRICOLEUR VINEYARD RESIDENCE for up to 6 guests, for a 2 Night Getaway

Watch hot-air balloons floating overhead from this four-bedroom country getaway surrounded by the Bricoleur estate vineyards. The comfortable Vineyard Residence is made for a family of friends with its open kitchen and indoor-outdoor living spaces that include an expansive deck. There's even time for a screening in the media room, shoot a round of pool in the game room, or explore the property and surrounding countryside.

Experience the best of Bricoleur with their "Rooted" tasting; a 6-course, wine paired culinary journey, with food & wine from the estate. 


You also get to experience a VIP Private Tasting for 6 at Innumero Vineyards. You will join the owners Brian & Sheree Thornsberry for this exclusive tour and tasting along with a catered lunch. This is an opportunity not to be missed as Innumero is a boutique producer with an annual case product of less than 1000! 

Value: $10,000
Opening Bid: $5,000

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Auction Lot #11

ULTIMATE PALM SPRINGS OASIS
THE ULTIMATE PALM SPRINGS OASIS breathe in the fresh Palm Springs air in your private backyard oasis while you and 3 friends enjoy a 3 night-stay in this luxurious home donated by friends of Out In The Vineyard. Take in stunning mountain views from the pool and spa or from multiple seating areas in sun or shade. Grab a drink from the tiki bar and lounge by the outdoor fireplace, then dine al fresco in the covered outdoor dining area.
Enjoy an upscale casual dining experience, fantastic wine list, impeccable service and hip décor at Johanne's Restaurant with a gift certificate for 2 up to $250. Word is they've got the best martini in town! 

Value: $1,750.00
Opening Bid: $800

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Auction Lot #12

LET'S GO CRUISING
June 17 - June 25, 2025
 

From our friends at Brand G Vacations come this  LGBT+, all-inclusive, 7-night ship charter of Burgundy and Provence. 


Your adventure begins in Lyon, where you’ll enjoy one deluxe night’s stay in Lyon. The next day you will board the gorgeous Amadeus Provence where you’ll enjoy a wonderful blend of modern fittings, luxurious finishes, and comfortable cabins. The Amadeus Provence offers a wonderful cruising experience. Sailing along France’s beautiful rivers, you can soak up divine views. Brand G has created an itinerary that includes the best sights and experiences in the Burgundy and Provence region of France.

Value: $12,398
Opening Bid: $5,000

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Auction Lot #13

LIVE PAINTING BY SONOMA ARTIST JON LEAFSTEDT!


Sonoma artist Jon Leafstedt creates a vibrant live painting at Gay Wine Weekend right in front of your eyes throughout the Drag Queen Brunch & Wine Auction.

This unique artwork captures the spirit of the event and Sonoma's beauty. Bidders have the opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind piece that represents love, community and creativity. 

Don't miss out on this special auction lot! You can check out all of Jon's work at www.jonleafstedt.com

Value: $1000
Opening Bid: $500
Winning bidder pays for shipping

 

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