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It’s an exciting year of fun experiences and fine wines in 2017 Get ready for what is to come in 2018.

#1
A SAW SHOP TUB OF GOODIES

A stainless steel wash tub that, could be used to water the horses or chill your wine and beer, is filled with; Saw Shop t-shirts, a couple of Brad’s hand painted martini glasses, a bottle of Kettle One, two margarita glasses, a bottle of Patron, salt, limes, beer glasses and a six pack of Stella, and a three course dinner for four at the Saw Shop with two bottles of wine from the Saw Shop’s wine list included.
OPENING BID $300
DONOR: Saw Shop Gallery Bistro

#2
YOUR CULINARY CREATIVITY

The winning bidder will receive ten pounds of Shannon Ranch Natural Grass Fed lamb. The Shannon Ranch lambs are raised in harmony with the seasonal grasses and sustainably farmed vineyards with healthy hearts in mind. The lamb will be accompanied by two bottles of Shannon Ranch olive oil, a recipe book and a 5 quart covered deep cast iron skillet.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

#3
GET CARRIED AWAY

Four people will rise above the morning mist over Napa Valley Vineyards. You will dance with the wind in a colorful hot air balloon. Afterwards you will enjoy a festive champagne brunch while reliving your flight in a wine country setting. Tonight you will take home a six pack of Napa Valley Wines.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Balloons Above the Valley & Scott Rankin, Wine Warehouse

#4
LUNCH AMONG THE VINES

Six people will enjoy lunch and spectacular views on the Beckstoffer Vineyards Redhills office veranda. Wine and beer will be served with lunch and a vineyard tour up to the Crimson Vineyard and Pride Rock Lookout is included.
OPENING BID: $300
DONOR: Beckstoffer Vineyards, Red Hills

#5
SAIL ON THE BAY FOR EIGHT

You and seven friends will spend a day on the San Francisco Bay with a skipper and crew on a 40 foot sailing yacht. Depart the Club Nautique in Sausalito about 10:00 am. Depending on the weather conditions these are some of the sights in store for you. The Golden Gate bridge from the base of the towers, a light lunch in Aquatic Park, Pier 43 and stop at Embarcadero Pier 1 ½ for Starbucks coffee, McCovey Cove, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. You will return to Sausalito in time for dinner and heading home. Bon Voyage!
OPENING BID: $500
DONOR: John Teague

#6
GET AROUND ON  SOME NEW TIRES

The winning bidder will have their choice of ANY four Michelin or BF Goodrich brand tires, any size for any vehicle. That’s right! Whether you have a 4×4. a sports car, a commuter or anything in between you’ll not only get four brand new Michelin or BF Goodrich tires, you’ll also get mounting, balancing and they’ll throw in free rotations for the life of the tires.
OPENING BID $400
DONOR: Davis Tire & Auto Repair

#7
A BIG BASKET OF BEAUTY

A beautiful reusable basket filled with a unique line of fine haircare products and styling aides including a flat iron set, a professional Chi blow dryer and over eight hundred dollars-worth of other products. Also included is a one hundred and fifty dollar gift certificate for services at David Engle Hair Design.
OPENING BID: $200
DONOR: David Engle Hair Design

#8
TRI-TIP BBQ FOR SIX

The winning bidder and five friends will enjoy a tri-tip BBQ prepared by BBQ master Don Van Pelt at Cache Creek Vineyards Tasting Room. From the appetizer to dessert you meal will be accompanied by award-winning Cache Creek Wines. The winner will receive one case of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon to take home tonight.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Cache Creek Vineyards

#9
LUNCH FOR SIX

Six people will enjoy a private vineyard and winery tour with Gregory Graham, owner-winemaker of Gregory Graham Winery. After the tour you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the winery during which you will have a chance to taste current releases as well as some specially selected library wines. The winning bidder will select six bottles of the current releases to take home and everyone will receive the wine club discount on any purchases.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Gregory Graham Wines

#10
CALISTOGA GETAWAY

Two people will enjoy a three-night stay at the Mount View Hotel & Spa Napa Valley voted Best Boutique Hotel in Napa Valley three years in a row in the heart of Calistoga. Includes a continental breakfast each morning and a six hour chauffeured tour and tastings at four of the most prestigious wineries in the region. It will start with a tram tour of Sterling Vineyards, the stately Castello di Amarosa, Frank Family Vineyards and finish up the day at the world-famous Chateau Montelena Winery. The other days you can explore Napa Valley, walk around Calistoga or just lay around and enjoy!
OPENING BID: $1900
DONOR: Lake County Wine Alliance

#11
THREE NOT TO MISS EVENTS

The winning bidder will receive two tickets to each of the following Lake County Winery Association events in 2018; Barrels & Verticals 2018, Wine Adventure 2018 and the Red White and Blues 2018. Tonight, take home a case of wine chosen to compete in the people’s choice segment of Red, White & Blues 2017.
SET BID: $300
DONOR: Lake County Winery Association

#12
FIRST COMMEMORATIVE HAND PAINTED AND ETCHED SALMMANAZAR

This is the first of two 9 liter bottles created exclusively for the auction tonight. It is a cuvee blend of 2016 Sauvignon Blanc created from six of Lake County’s wineries: Brassfield Estate Winery, Chacewater Wine Co. & Olive Mill, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Shed Horn Cellars, Six Sigma Ranch & Winery, and Steele Wines. The Salmanazar is hand-etched and painted with an image from this year’s John R. Clarke watercolor on silk painting. The cuvee blend was crafted by Mark Burch of Chacewater Wine Co. & Olive Mill.
OPENING BID $500
DONOR: Lake County Wine Alliance & Lake County Winery Association

#13
A BOTTLE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION

One Salmanazar (9 liter) of Steele Wines 2012 Stymie Merlot
OPENING BID: $200
DONOR: Steele Wines

#14
LUNCH AT A HILLTOP WINERY

Six people will be the guests of Bill and Patty Brunetti at their hill top home for an Italian inspired lunch and a tour of their winery Quattro Fratelli at noon on Oct. 8, 2017. The afternoon will begin with a barrel tasting in the wine cave and will continue to taste wines through lunch. Each couple will take home two bottles of wine and a bottle of their estate olive oil.
OPENING BID: $300
DONOR: Bill & Patty Brunetti

#15
LAKE COUNTY QUILT TRAIL

A 4’ X 4’ quilt block entitled “Vineyard Star” will be part of the Lake County Quilt Trail. The Quilt Trail is the first in California and has expanded from barns and buildings to the Waterside Trail made up of docks and lakeside structures. This block was custom designed for the 2017 Wine Auction, hand drawn and painted by Gerri Groody and members of the LC Quilt Team. Custom mounting frame is included for easy installation.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Lake County Quilt Trai

#16
A YEAR OF WINE, FOOD, ART AND MORE

The Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake hosts one of our Lake County wineries and a featured artist monthly accompanied by appetizers the first Friday and Saturday of each month February through December. The winning bidder will gain entry for two people to either the Friday or Saturday of each month. You will enjoy sampling the wines, meeting the winemakers and the artist while enjoying local cuisine. It is one of the most enjoyable date nights in the county whether you bring your sweetie or a friend! You will also take home tonight a bottle of 2009 Tejada Reserve Tempranillo.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Lake County Wine Studio

#17
AN OAKLAND RAIDERS EXPERIENCE

A Jerry Rice autographed Oakland Raider jersey and a Raider helmet autographed by Derek Carr and Khalil Mack.
OPENING BID $500
DONOR: Oakland Raiders & Marie Beery

#18
A FUN TIME WITH THE GROWERS AND VINTNERS

Eight friends will meet for coffee and pastries with Mike and Jan Thompson, the Growers, at their Adobe Creek Ranch in Finley. Afterwards you will be driven to the Napa Valley for a casual lunch with Michael and Stephanie Honig, the Vintners, at their home at Honig Vineyard & Winery in Rutherford. After a relaxing lunch you will visit Castello di Amorosa for a private tour. Castello di Amorosa is an authentic 13th century inspired castle in the heart of Napa Valley After the tour and tasting you eill head back to Mike and Jan’s ranch for a fantastic paella dinner paired with great wines from the Honig and Thompson cellars.
OPENING BID: $1000
DONOR: Congressman Mike Thompson & Jan Thompson and Michael & Stephanie Honig

#19
A RANCH TO TABLE DINNER FOR EIGHT

A private ranch to table dinner for eight at Six Sigma Ranch and Winery featuring Six Sigma Ranch pasteurized meats and awarding winning wines. Before dinner you will take a Pinzgauer tour to the Diamond Mine Vineyard and enjoy wine tasting at the vineyard.
OPENING BID: $300
DONOR: Six Sigma Ranch and Winery

#20
SECOND COMMEMORATIVE HAND-ETCHED AND PAINTED SALMANAZAR

This is the second of the 9 liter bottles created exclusively for the auction tonight. It is a cuvee blend of 2014 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon from four Lake County wineries: Chacewater Wine Co. & Olive Mill, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Shed Horn Cellars and Steele Wines. The cuvee blend was crafted by Mark Burch of Chacewater Wine Co. & Olive Mill
OPENING BID: $500
DONOR: Lake County Wine Alliance & Lake County Winery Association

#21
LUNCH AND TOUR

Eight people are invited to a private lunch and tour of Shannon Ridge Home Ranch. You will visit the historical winery site, take in the breath taking views of Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti and maybe even sneak into “Buck Shack” Bar for a shot of whiskey. Along the way you will enjoy appetizers and block tastings of their award winning wines while learning a bit of the Shannon Ridge history and farming practices and then have lunch.
OPENING BID: $400
DONOR: Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

#22
SCOTTSDALE DESERT OASIS

Two people will enjoy three days/two nights at the AAA Five-Diamond desert retreat the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort is set against the backdrop of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains. A three hundred dollar gift card for golf or spa services is included and daily breakfast. Two round trip tickets to Phoenix are also included.
OPENING BID $1400
DONOR: Travel Centers & Lake Co Wine Alliance

#23
PAIRINGS POOLSIDE

You and three friends will enjoy a four course food and wine pairing by the pool at Cindi & Eric Olof’s winery on Highland Springs Road. The winning bidder will receive a one year’s free wine club membership.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Olof Cellars

#24
ENOUGH FOR A PARTY

TFour magnums of Steele Wines one each of Writer’s Block Roussanne, Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc, Steele Wines Cabernet Franc and Stymie Merlot plus a three liter of Pol Roger champagne.
OPENING BID: $200
DONOR: Steele Wines & Frederick Wildman & Sons

#25
WOODEN BOATS AND WINE

private tour for 6 people at the beautiful Boatique Winery on Redhills Road. You will tour Boatique’s unique wooden boat room. Wine tasting and a cheese pairing is included. Tonight you will take home a magnum of Boatique’s 2013 Malbec.
OPENING BID $200
DONOR: Boatique Winery, Madi & Bob Mount

#26
FIVE CASES OF AWARD WINNING WINES

This special lot of Shed Horn’s finest Gold and Silver award-winning wines. It includes one case each of Shed Horn Cellars gold medal Best of Class Cabernet Sauvignon, gold medal Non Typical Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and 2016 Grenache Rosé. This silver wine chilling tub is perfect for a backyard party.
OPENING BID: $200
DONOR: Shed Horn Cellars

#27
A CRUISIN’ BOARD

If you never owned wooden Maherajah skis, then here is a second chance. This is a Maherajah 39” exotic wood, drop bracket long board skate board. Relive your teenage years on this board and create some new ones along with a few bruises!
OPENING BID $100
DONOR: Maherajah Long Boards and Wine Bars

#28
ON THE BANKS OF THE TRINITY

Two people will enjoy a two night stay at the Rive Tock Gardens & Cottages on the banks of the Trinity River in Lewiston, California. You can relax by the pool, stroll through the gardens, fish from the river bank or explore historic downtown Lewiston. You will enjoy a Happy Hour Welcome upon our arrival. Tonight you will take home a six pack of wine that includes two bottles of Trinity Wine.
OPENING BID: $200
DONOR: River Rock Gardens & Cottages

#29
AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY JOHN CLARKE

Each year John R. Clarke creates an original water color on silk painting for the Lake County Wine Alliance. It becomes the trade mark each year appearing on all printed materials and on the website. This year’s painting is “The Fish and the Grapes”.
OPENING BID: $1000
DONOR: John R. Clarke

Silent Auction Items

ONE MAGNUM

A magnum of Beaver Creek Vineyards 2007 Horne Ranch Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: Beaver Creek Vineyards

TASTE OF LAKE COUNTY RHONE WINES

From grapes all grown from the Fore Family vineyards located on Cobb Mountain
in the Red Hill appellation, 3000 feet elevation.
One bottle each of 2016 Grenache Blanc, 2013 GSM and 2015 Mourvedre.
Also a complimentary tasting for four guests.
OPENING BID $100

BURGUNDY BONANZA

Four bottles of burgundy from four of the most prestigious wineries in France’s Burgundy region.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: M.S. Walker

KELSEYVILLE STAGE STOP

A 16” x 20” sepia photo of a stage coach leaving downtown Kelseyville.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Jim & Linda’s Custom Framing

A MORNING WALK

Four to six people can take a morning walk at Rodman Preserve led by a Lake County Land Trust board member.
You will then have lunch with Lake County wines on the back porch of the visitor center.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Lake County Land Trust

A BIG ITALIAN

One magnum of 2010 Pio Cesare
OPENING BID $25

A MIXED CASE

One mixed case of Cache Creek Vineyards wines
including Sunset on the Vine, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon,Petite Sirah
and Elk in Velvet.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: Cache Creek Vineyards

BARBARESCO

One magnum of 2012 Paitin Barbaresco
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: A. Bommarito Wines, Denny Campo

THANKSGIVING BASKET

This basket holds items that will make your Thanksgiving dinner perfect.
A large platter, turkey placemats, towels, turkey candles, corkscrew, stopper and a large three wick candle.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Northlake Medical Pharmacy

OLIVE OIL & SOAP

A basket with three bottles of Villa Barone organic olive oil,
Arbequina, Kalamata and Tuscan blends and two bars of Villa Barone olive oil soap.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: The Villa Barone

BEADED BEAUTY

An original handcrafted piece of beaded artwork to wear.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Beadworks by Naomi.

A GIFT BASKET FROM RIVIERA COMMON GROUNDS

A basket for coffee lovers only!
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Riviera Common Grounds

R VINEYARDS

A mixed case of R Vineyards Lake County Wines.
Four bottles each of 2016 Signature Viognier, 2015 award-winning People’s Choice
100% Cabernet Franc and a newly release 2015 Bordeaux style “Red Wine.”
All three wines are grown and produced in Middletown by Rosenthal Family Vineyards.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Rosenthal Family Vineyards

A SIX PACK OF REDS

Six 750 ml bottles of Napa Valley red wines.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Scott Rankin, Wine Warehouse

“STAYCATION”

Enjoy a one night stay at the beautiful Twin Pine Casino & Hotel.
Enjoy dinner in the Manzanita Restaurant with this dining certificate and fifty dollars in free play in the casino.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Twin Pine Casino & Hotels

A KATE SPADE “HOT PINK” CLUTCH

OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Sharon Zoller

BRASSFIELD 3 LITER

A THREE LITER OF Brassfield Estate Winery’s 2006 Petite Sirah from their Volcano Ridge Vineyard.
Although this wine is inky-dark and brooding with incredible aromas and flavors the tannins are quite soft in this full-bodied wine
with hints of plums, lavender and a kiss of toasty oak.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: Brassfield Estate Winery

SPARKLE & SHINE

A hand crafted one of a kind necklace.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Annette Higday

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP

One year membership in the Steele Wines Wine Club. This includes four shipments of three bottles of wine each year,
20% discount on all wines purchased on line or in the tasting room and much more.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Steele Wines

BEST OF CLASS

Gregory Graham’s Best of Class wines from the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
and the Lake County Red, White & Blues tasting.
One bottle each of: 2014 Lake County Chardonnay, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2012 Syrah and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Gregory Graham Winner

CARNEROS CHARDONNAY

GOne magnum of Cakebread Cellars 2011 Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Cakebread Cellars

OLIVE OIL

One mixed case of Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill’s extra virgin olive oils.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

BORDEAUX OR BUST

One 750 ml each of 2011 Chateau Haut Bailly, 2013 Touvelles de Longueville,
2011 Chateau Fonreaud and 2014 Chateau Carbonniex Blanc.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: M.S. Walker

ONE MAGNUM

One magnum of Chappellet Vineyard & Winery 2014 Signature Chenin Blanc.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Chappellet Vineyard & Winery

ONE MAGNUM

One magnum of Chappellet Vineyard & Winery 2014 Signature Chenin Blanc.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Chappellet Vineyard & Winery

A VERTICAL OF ZINFANDEL

A six vintage vertical of Steele Wines Catfish Zinfandel
one each of: 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.
OPENING BID $75
DONOR: Steele Wines

THE OLD TRUCK

An 11” x 14” photo of an old truck being used as a storage bin.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Jim & Linda’s Custom Framing

A SIX PACK

Six 750 ml bottles of Beaver Creek Vineyards 2013 Lake County Horne Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Beaver Creek Vineyards

TWO MAGNUMS

One magnum each of Six Sigma 2011 Else’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Marianne’s Reserve Syrah.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: Six Sigma Ranch and Winery

ITALIAN RED

One magnum of 2011 Varga Borolo.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: A. Bommorito Wines, Denny Campo

AN AGED SIX PACK

A six pack of “risky reserves” from Marie’s private cellar.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Marie Beery

MARGARITA TREE

Take home your own Margarita tree with everything you need.
Glasses, margarita mix, top shelf Tequila and an endless supply of limes. Your life will be a party!
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Skinfitness, Janice Hornby

WINE AUCTION 2018

A sample bag of logo items from past wine auctions
including three bottles of wine and two tickets to next year’s wine auction September 15, 2018.
OPENING BID $50
DONOR: Lake County Wine Alliance

STEELE MERLOT

A six vintage vertical of Steele Wines Merlot one bottle each of the ; 1997, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012.
OPENING BID $75
DONOR: Steele Wines

BUCK SHACK COLLECTION

Shannon Ridge’s Buck Shack wines are inspired by an old skinning shed found on our property
that now serves as a special place to gather and use bad judgement.
This lot includes one bottle each of; 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon,
2014 Buck Shack Red Wine, 2014 Bourbo Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Bourbon Barrel Petite Sirah.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

PASSION FOR THE PIEDMONT

One bottle each of these great Italian wines; 2012 Elvio Cogno Barbera d’Alba, 2012 Marchesi di Barolo,
2012 Sattimano Barbaresco Fausoni and 2012 Vietti Barolo Lazzanito.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: M.S. Walker

A FLY IN AND GIFT CERTIFICATE

A 20” x 24” photO of “Pelicans and Friends” plus a $100 gift certificate to Jim and Linda’s Custom Framing.
OPENING BID: $50
DONOR: Jim & Linda’s Custom Framing

A FUN BASKET

Buy for yourself or give as a gift.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Zoller Vineyards

WINE & CHOCOLATE

This basket hos two bottles of wine, two glasses, chocolate and two tickets to the 2018 Wine and Chocolate event.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Lake Family Resource Center

DOUBLE DIAMOND

One magnum of Double Diamond 2010 Amber Knolls Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Beckstoffer Vineyards

ONE OF A KIND BLEND

Three 750 ml bottles of a unique blend of Rhone Varietals made especially for the Central Coast Wine Classic
by Bob Lindquist of Qupé Wine Cellars and Doug Margerum of Margerum Wines.
There are no other bottles of this available anywhere.
OPENING BID $25
DONOR: Marie Beery

WINE & CHOCOLATE

This basket hos two bottles of wine, two glasses, chocolate and two tickets to the 2018 Wine and Chocolate event.
OPENING BID: $25
DONOR: Lake Family Resource Center