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#1 RED HILLS CABERNET

One Double Magnum of Steele Wines 2014 Red Hills Cabernet from the Beckstoffer Vineyards.

OPENING BID $150

DONOR: Beckstoffer Vineyards

 

#2 READY FOR YOUR CULINARY CREATIVITY

The winning bidder will receive ten pounds of Shannon Ranch Natural Grass fed leg of 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 Shannon Ranch extra virgin olive oil, a recipe book and a 6 quart lodge enameled cast iron Dutch Oven.

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

 

#3 WHERE HIGH ELEVATION REDS GROW

Brassfield Estate Winery is a hidden treasure located in the beautiful High Valley AVA. This valley runs east-west with 40-50 degree temperature swings daily, volcanic soils and high elevations make High Valley unique.  The winning bidder of this auction item will take three friends (a party of 4) for a private tour of the vineyards personally guided by Jonathan Walters, Director of Vineyard Operations. You will discover Jonathan’s knowledge and passion for the diverse terroir.  Upon returning you will enjoy a charcuterie board while Matt Hughes, Director of Winemaking, rounds out the experience with a tasting of Brassfield Estate Wines. You will also receive a 4-pack vertical of Brassfield’s 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Eruption that you will take home with you tonight.

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Brassfield Estate Winery

 

#4 PAELLA DINNER

The winning bidder and seven friends (party of 8) will be transported by limousine to the Finca Castelero located at 4050 Loasa Rd. in Kelseyville. You will tour the property and gardens tucked between a vineyard and pear orchard and will learn its’ unique place in Lake County history.  You will then head to the kitchen to be instructed in the preparation of traditional Spanish Paella by hosts Luis Castelero and Christie White. You will dine on tapas, paella, salad and dessert enjoying Lake County wines throughout the entire experience.

OPENING BID: $300

DONOR: Finca Castelero, Dock Factory Limos & the Saw Shop Gallery Bistro

 

#5 LUXURY CRUISE ON CLEAR LAKE

You and three friends (party of 4) will enjoy an unparalleled cruising experience on a 23’ patio boat called the “Wacky Woody”. You will enjoy a lovely afternoon with Allen & Donna Thomas on beautiful Clear Lake.  Included are gourmet hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails and wine. Bring your camera!

OPENING BID: $200

DONOR: Allen and Donna Thomas

 

#6 TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS

Three nights at the MGM Grand Hotel and round trip airfare for two (2) to fabulous Las Vegas!! Enjoy. 

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: The Travel Center, April Knoll & Richard Knoll Consulting

 

#7 OVERNIGHT FOR STAYCATIONS OR ROOMS FOR GUESTS

A one night stay at the beautifully restored Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake.  You will enjoy an Upper Garden Room and Continental breakfast.  As the winning bidder you also receive a $100 gift certificate for the Blue Wing Restaurant & Saloon, a Blue Wing logo apron and a pictorial history book of the Hotel and the Upper Lake area. On another weekend when you need stress relief spend two nights at the Twin Pine Casino & Hotel receive $50 in free play and a $50 dining certificate for the Manzanita Restaurant.  Two great spots in Lake County

OPENING BID: $200

DONOR:  Tallman Hotel & Blue Wine Restaurant & Saloon & Twin Pine Casino & Hotel

 

#8 A TRIP TO BIG SKY COUNTRY

The winning bidder will receive four nights at Jed Steele’s house in Pray, Montana.  The house is located five minutes from the Yellowstone River, 30 minutes from Yellowstone National Park and 3 minutes from Chico Hot Springs. You will have a $200 gift certificate for your use at Chico Hot Springs, an historic Inn with a colorful saloon as well as a fine dining restaurant with a Wine Spectator award wine list.  Saddle up and take advantage of two free hours of horseback riding and a raft float on the Yellowstone River.  There will be six bottles of Steele wines waiting at the house for you to enjoy during your stay. This item also includes round-trip airfare for two (2) to Bozeman, Montana. To be used on mutually agreeable dates September – May.  If used during winter months, you are one hour from the Bridger Bowl ski area.

OPENING BID $300

DONOR:  Jed Steele

 

#9 PICNIC AT THE WINERY

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 SPORTS PACKAGE

This has something for every sports enthusiast. Two tickets to the Giants v the LA Dodgers September 29 lower box, row 10 seats 15 & 16. Four tickets to the November 17 game SF 49ers v the Arizona Cardinals on the 49er side of the field on 10 yard line row 12. Two tickets to two Shark games during the 2019-2020 season your choice. Eighteen holes of golf for four at Adams Springs Golf Course on Cobb Mountain.  Nine holes of golf for four plus cart at Black Rock Golf Course and green fees for two at Buckingham Golf & Country Club.

OPENING BID: $200

  DONOR: Rob Roumiguiere, BiCoastal Media, Adams Springs Golf Course, Black Rock Golf Course, Buckingham Golf and Marie Beery 

 

#11 A TASTING IN YOUR HOME

The Fults Family Winery would like to bring their tasting room to your home for up to 20 guests.  They will bring the wines and take you through a history of their family, winery and vineyard. The Saw Shop Gallery Bistro will provide appetizers for the guests.  You will receive 30% discount on all purchases that night or 40% off all purchases if you join the Fults Family Wine Club.  

SET BID: $200

DONOR: Fults Family Winery, Dustin & Kendall Fults

 

#12 ANTIQUE WOODEN BOAT RIDE

You and three friends (party of 4) will have an enjoyable afternoon cruising Clear Lake in one of Robert & Madi Mount’s antique boats.  You will return to the winery for a wine tasting of Boatique wines paired with different cheese.

OPENING BID $300

DONOR: Boatique Wines and Robert & Madi Mount

 

#13 INSTANT WINE CELLAR

This five star rated Phiestina 33 bottle dual temperature zoned wine cooler comes with 36 bottles of award winning Cache Creek wines.

OPENING BID: $400

DONOR: Cache Creek Winery & Lake County Wine Auction

 

#14 CHACEWATER WINERY & OLIVE MILL

Two people will enjoy a two-night stay in the Chacewater farm house. There will be complimentary Chacewater wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in the kitchen for your use and other kitchen goodies in the cabinets feel free to use.  You will also receive complimentary Wine & Olive Oil tasting in the tasting room and a $100 gift certificate to the Saw Shop Gallery Bistro for dinner or lunch.

OPENING BID: $300

DONOR:  Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

 

#15 BUBBLES!

This will get any party started.  A six (6) liter of Pol Roger Brut NV champagne.  This is from one of the most prestigious champagne houses in France  

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Frederick Wildman & Sons

 

#16 WINE & ART

A bottle of Cache Creek Celebration Cuvée Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine and an original silk painting by artist Diane Stawicki titled “Exotic Peacock” is yours from the Lake County Wine Studio, if you are the winning bidder. The wine and art presented in this evening’s auction offering are an example of the wines and fine arts offered at the Lake County Wine Studio all year long.

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Lake County Wine Studio

 

#17 OVERNIGHT STAY & CHAMPAGNE

Find peace and serenity along the sea shore at the Heritage House Resort & Spa.  The one night stay in an ocean view room will calm the soul.  Enjoy dinner in the ocean view dining room or have dinner delivered to your room is included.  Before retiring to our room or the next day enjoy a tour and tasting at the Roederer Estate Winery in Anderson Valley. Tonight you will take home a bottle of Louis Roederer 2005 Cristal Rosé, a bottle of Roederer Estate L’Ermitage, one bottle Roederer Estate Brut Rosé and two Riedel champagne flutes.

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Pacini Wines and Heritage House Resort & Spa

 

#18 BOATING ON THE NAPA RIVER

Four people will join Congressman Mike & Jan Thompson along with Captain John & Dorothy Salmon for a “backroads” cruise of the Napa River on the Salmon’s 40’ Sea Ray Boat.  You will board the boat at 3:00 pm at the downtown Napa Dock and travel down the Napa River to the Edgerly Island wetlands, seeing all the amazing natural sights of the Napa River while enjoying great wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Returning to Napa, your day will be made complete enjoying dinner with the Thompson’s and the Salmon’s at Angele, an award-winning French Restaurant adjacent to the Napa River in downtown Napa. This lot also includes a case of Sauvignon Blanc from Mike & Jan’s grapes, a case of organic olive oil from the Thompson’s olive grove and a case of Lloyd Cellars Pinot Noir by Dorothy’s son, winemaker Rob Lloyd.  This will be on a mutually acceptable date prior to June 30, 2020.

OPENING BID: $1000

DONOR: Congressman Mike Thompson & Jan Thompson and John & Dorothy Salmon

 

#19 RANCH TO TABLE DINNER FOR EIGHT

A vineyard tour in the all-terrain Pinzgauer begins at 5pm and precedes dinner.  Dinner follows in front of our historic Stage Coach Tasting Room featuring meat and wine from the 4,300 acres at Six Sigma Ranch. The chef will pair the food with Six Sigma wines including an off menu cellar selection.

OPENING BID: $300

DONOR: Six Sigma Ranch and Winery

 

#20 BECKSTOFFER VINEYARDS

The Red Hills managers of Beckstoffer Vineyards will take you and five friends (party of 6) on a tour of Amber Knolls and Crimson Ridge Vineyards, bring your cameras for many photo opportunities. You will then return to the Red Hills Station for lunch and wine.

OPENING BID: $300

DONOR: Beckstoffer Vineyards-Red Hills

 

#21 HOME RANCH TOUR

Shannon Ridge invites eight people to join them for 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 sit down for lunch.

OPENING BID: $400

DONOR: Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

 

#22 CHRISTMAS LUAU

The students of Woodland Community College are excited to offer four (4) tickets to the annual Christmas Luau on December 6, 2019.  This is the students scholarship fundraiser A night filled with Hawaiian music, dance and food prepared by our award winning students. This VIP package includes hosted local beer & wine appetizer party, luau buffet, front row seat for the Hula Halua Kehaulani dancers and at the end of the night take home a basket of fresh malasadas.

 OPENING BID $100

DONOR: Lake County Campus Culinary Arts Club

 

#23 PAIRINGS POOLSIDE AT OLOF CELLARS WINERY

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, Olof Cellars.  The winning bidder will also receive a one year’s free wine club membership.

OPENING BID $200

DONOR: Olof Cellars

 

#24 ON THE BANKS OF THE TRINITY RIVER

Two people will enjoy a two night stay at the River Rock 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 on the deck upon your arrival (and perhaps more).

OPENING BID $200

DONOR:  Lake County Winery Association

 

#25 SEVEN DAY MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE FOR TWO

Princess Cruise Lines, see Mexico with the experts! 7 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise for 2 from Los Angeles, airfare included, with stops in ports south of the boarder like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán.  The fiesta spirit comes aboard with Mariachi music as you celebrate the Festivals of the World Mexican Fiesta with Princess. Relax and rejuvenate onboard at Lotus Spa, or the adults only, the Sanctuary, movies under the stars, pools and hot tubs at your leisure. Come back renewed from Princess Cruises!

OPENING BID: $400

DONOR: The Travel Center

 

#26 GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE FOR 8

You and your guests (party of 8) will meet your guide at the historic Stage Coach Tasting Room at Six Sigma Ranch for a mountain biking adventure on the trails of the ranch.  The trails were originally built for the Nor-Cal High School Championship race. An artisan lunch and wine tasting follows the ride.  Ride can be tailored to match any level of experience, it is BYOB, bring your own bike! 

OPENING BID: $200

DONOR: River Rock Gardens & Cottages

 

#27 TWO INCREDIBLE LAKE COUNTY EXPERIENCES

You could have both these experiences in one weekend or divide it into two Lake County weekends. A group of six (6) will be picked up in Napa or Lake County in the “Obsidian” Mercedes Sprinter and whisked up the Mayacamas Mountains to the top of Obsidian Ridge vineyard one of the highest in California at 2,640’ above sea level. You will have a relaxing vineyard lunch and pairing of small production, hand-crafted volcanic wines. You will be guided through a viniferous journey.  Perhaps on another weekend a party of two will enjoy an overnight stay in the suite or in the century old “Stonehouse” at the Stonehouse Cellars winery and bed & breakfast. Breakfast is included as well as a private wine tasting and property tour. You will take home tonight a bottle of Stonehouse Cellars’ award winning wine.

OPENING BID: $200

DONOR:  Obsidian Vineyards and Stonehouse Cellars

 

#28 A JOHN R. CLARKE ORIGINAL PAINTING

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 “Clearlake’s Mermaid.” OPENING BID: $1000

DONOR: John R. Clarke