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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sunday, September 6 12:30pm TO 7:00pm
Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood
Sonoma Valley Appellation
Sponsored by Tricorbraun Winepak
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    Chateau St. Jean
    8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452

    Event parking is located just down the street from Chateau St. Jean at 7425 Los Guilicos Rd. Santa Rosa, CA.

    Shuttles will be avaialble to bring you to the event and shuttles will be available to transport you back to the parking lot at any time throughout the duration of the auction.



The flagship event of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is Sonoma County’s largest and most fun fundraising event, bringing together the wine community and caring donors to raise essential funds that make our world-class wine region a better place by supporting our kids and our community. Your ticket not only offers you passage into the Wine Spectator Auction Tent, but it also allows you to mingle with Sonoma’s finest winemakers, as each table will be presided over by a local Vintner or Grower who will share not only their finest wines, but great stories, too! This event offers the bidder a selection of rare world-class experiences and wines under the tent, and an opportunity to join their neighbors in the wine community in supporting charities that will build a better future throughout Sonoma County. Your donations support deserving Sonoma County charities aiding efforts to support youth and children to ensure their success, preserve our environment for future generations, and provide for basic unmet health needs and services which improve the welfare of our local communities.

Click here to see the complete list of 2014 Auction Lots.
Can’t attend and want to bid, click here to place an absentee bid!
Here’s a sample of TABLE HOSTS LISTINGS from the 2014 Auction
  • Amapola Creek Vineyards & Winery

    Amapola Creek Winery is a very small, ultra-premium facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Creating a new winery from the ground up gave Amapola’s owners, Alisa & Richard Arrowood, the opportunity to incorporate the latest in environmentally friendly construction materials and building techniques.Amapola Creek is dedicated to their commitment to winemaking the most natural way possible. Auction table: SOLD OUT.


  • Auteur Wines

    As a winemaker-driven brand, our focus and passion at AUTEUR is to create profound, pure and classic wines embodying each varietal’s masculine and feminine characteristics. To achieve this balance, we meticulously farm exceptional and unique vineyards in cool microclimates of coastal California and Oregon.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

    Lot 37. Pinot Noir SIngle Vineyard Dinner and Wine Collection
    This private event for five couples allows lucky guests up-close-and-personal time with five of Sonoma County’s renowned winemakers to taste iconic Pinot Noirs with their creators. Jeff Stewart of Hartford Family Winery, Jeff Mangahas of Williams Selyem, Michael McNeill of Hanzell Vineyards, Theresa Heredia of Gary Farrell Winery and Kenneth Juhasz of Auteur will share five very special Pinot Noirs from the region’s most thrilling Pinot vineyards. You’ll dine on perfectly paired dishes at the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn Restaurant and receive a five-case collection of single vineyard designate wines from Hartford Family Winery, Williams Selyem, Hanzell Vineyards, Gary Farrell Winery, and Auteur.

    For complete lot description, click here. 

  • Balletto Vineyards & Winery

    balletto-bottleBalance and elegance are the two qualities the winemakers aim for at Balletto Vineyards & Winery. They make it this way because the wines they love most are ones that compliment a meal, as well as, change and evolve in the glass throughout dinner.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

  • Barbed Oak Vineyards / BOV Cellars

    about3Barbed Oak Vineyard is perfectly situated on 18 acres in Sonoma County’s Bennett Valley appellation.They passionately craft wines that please the palate on first sip. And the wines’ complexities provide lingering aftertastes that reward the most critical connoisseur.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

  • Beltane Ranch

    Honeymoon 046Beltane Ranch owns and sustainably farms 29 acres of vineyards in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Originally part of pioneer viticulturalist John Drummond’s Ranch, the vineyards were first planted in the 1870’s with cuttings from Bordeaux. In 2010, Beltane Ranch released their first wine after years of supplying award winning grapes to top notch wineries.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

  • Bennett Valley Cellars

    Bennett Valley Cellars began its journey from dream to reality some 60 years ago in the vineyards of the Veneto region in Italy. Nestled in the pristine Bennett Valley AVA, Bennett Valley Cellars farms 40 acres of Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The proprietors of Bennett Valley Cellars believe that making wine requires profound respect for the entire process-from vineyard to bottle.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

  • Benovia Winery

    BenoviaBenovia Winery
    What makes Benovia different is not that they make wine — or even that they make really exceptional wine. What makes Benovia special is the family of people who eat, drink and breathe a passion for making something special.Benovia Winery harvests grapes from estate vineyards that span more than 71 planted acres in three distinctive locations across the Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma Coast AVA, and Sonoma County AVA.

    Lot 8. Fly the Classic California Coastline with Benovia

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • BRYTER Estates

    bryter-sonoma-plazaInspired by the beauty of old-world winemaking, the enjoyment of food and passion for art, BRYTER Estates is a boutique family winery specializing in small-lot, hand crafted wines. They are passionate about their craft, blending art and science to create perfectly balanced, elegant wines.
    Aution Table: SOLD OUT.

  • Buena Vista Winery/ DeLoach Vineyards

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    Buena Vista Winery

    Founded in 1857, Buena Vista Winery is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Today, the legend is being reborn under Jean-Charles Boisset. Buena Vista Wines are the finest expression of true varietal character, with great acidity, balance, and structure.


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    Lot 29. Holiday in Hong Kong and Macau with Jean-Charles Boisset.

    Escape to Asia where the continent’s most cosmopolitan destinations are your playground. Your adventure to Hong Kong and Macau features a private helicopter tour, luxury accommodations, deluxe dining experiences, a yacht trip to Macau and a private concierge to provide VIP access to some of the planet’s most exclusive shopping destinations. Let’s go!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

    Lot 19. DeLoach Vineyards 

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Chateau St. Jean

    CSJ 10 Chateau St. Jean, with its gracious style, elegant architecture and inviting gardens and tasting rooms, is the quintessential Sonoma winery. The winemaking estate is located at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines.

    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

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    Lot 28. Getaway to the Great White Way.

    There’s no bigger Broadway fan than Chateau St. Jean’s Margo Van Staaveren. She’s
    created a lot that delivers you to New York City to see the Broadway hit of your choice,
    along with season tickets to the Bay Area’s most thrilling theater companies. Share
    backstage stories with Margo at your private Winemaker dinner where the spotlight is
    on Sonoma County sophistication.

    For complete lot description, Click here. 

  • Deerfield Ranch Winery

    dsc_0003Deerfield Ranch Winery, in Kenwood, the heart of Sonoma Valley, is an award winning, certified organic producer, winery crafting 15,000 cases annually. Robert Rex and associate winemaker, Cecilia Valdivia, and their team, make small lots of handcrafted wine from more than 26 carefully selected vineyards in Sonoma County.

    D014_009The Rex and Chimsky families of Deerfield Ranch Winery invite you on a week-long adventure to the award-winning, brilliantly restored 14th-Century Borgo di Vagli for the ultimate Tuscan getaway.

    For a complete lot desription, click here. 


  • Duckhorn Vineyards/MIGRATION

    000498_Duckhorn_0061.NLWhite.PRCo-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. Duckhorn Wine Company’s Migration has earned acclaim for a refined and compelling style of winemaking that seamlessly balances vibrancy and finesse which can be seen in their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.



    Lot 16. Epicurean Dream in Sonoma County

    This experience offers a luxurious three-day wine and food lovers’ odyssey for four couples, along with the opportunity to mingle with Duckhorn Vineyards President Alex Ryan. Throughout a weekend filled with food and wine-related expeditions, you’ll spend three nights at the lavish Villa Terra Nova, a 5,550 square-foot Mediterranean villa located in the heart of Sonoma Valley.

    For complete auction lot description, click here.

  • Dutton-Goldfield Winery


    Dutton-Goldfield Winery

    Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. The Wines reflect this spectacular part of Northern California where the grapes are grown, the superb quality of fruit from perfectly placed and planted vineyards, and the work of an appreciative winemaker.


    Lot 17. Pinot and Powder

    Get ready to go off-trail on a private SnowCat experience at Snowbird! You won’t find
    more pristine powder anywhere else, and the views will take your breath away. Relax in
    your luxury accommodations and indulge in spa treatments, ski the slopes and dine with
    Vintners Dan Goldfield and Pete Seghesio. It’s a winter wonder-lot for the adventurous!

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Emeritus Vineyards

    img_0266Emeritus Vineyards was born of a dream to create a noble and authentic Pinot Noir-one that especially speaks of elegance and charm. An experienced team of uniquely qualified individuals-the Emeritus Team-combined their talents to work toward the realization of that dream. Emeritus produces only vineyard and site specific Estate Bottled Pinot Noir.



  • Enterprise Vineyards / Winery Sixteen 600

    Coturri-698x408Enterprise Vineyards grows premium wine grapes that show the vibrancy and individuality of terroir by using organic and biodynamic farming methods. Thirty five years ago, Phil Coturri set out to prove that organic grapes simply make better wines. Beyond the health and environmental benefits, organic farming allows the terroir of the vineyard to shine. Winery Sixteen 600 is Phil Coturri’s vision of wine from the vineyard to the wineglass.

  • Flanagan Vineyards


    Flanagan Winery

    Flanagan Winery was created from the ground up as a place to make great wines. They are committed to balanced, healthy vineyards, and to producing wines that reflect the integrity and distinctiveness of our site. At the end of the day, Flanagn Winery is making wines they love to drink from a place they love to be.They farm sustainably with year round cover crops, no tilling of the soils, and hand work on the vines.


    Lot 13. An Evening of Fine Wine and Dining with Flanagan

    Join Kit and Eric Flanagan for a sophisticated Sonoma County dinner prepared by Chef Douglas Keane in their elegant private home. You’ll indulge in Flanagan Wines, known for their pitch-perfect expression of Bennett Valley’s unique terroir. Plus, you’ll go home with a priceless collection of Flanagan’s most coveted bottlings! This event promises rare wines, world-class food and sparkling conversation.

    For the complete lot description, click here.

  • Foley Family Wines

    FoleyFoley Family Wines is committed to producing, marketing and distributing handmade, highly individualistic wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. Each of their wineries is a distinct, autonomous entity with its own identity, style, vineyard sites, techniques, personnel, varietal mix and category segment. Every wine in their portfolio is honest, unique and delicious.

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

    CoppolaIn keeping with the Coppola family promise to make every visit to the winery memorable and unique, they’ve created the Francis Coppola Reserve label—limited production wines that showcase distinctive vineyards from Sonoma’s renowned appellations. Their Director of Winemaking, Corey Beck, hand-selects exceptional lots of fruit from these prestigious vineyards for crafting small-batch wines exclusively for winery guests, Wine Family members and those who shop with us online. Each lot is crushed, fermented, and aged separately through the final blending stage to ensure the finished wine is worthy of the ‘Reserve’ title.

  • Gallo Family Winery

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    Gallo Family Winery

    The Gallo Family has been farming in Sonoma County forever….join Gina and Matt Gallo for a fun filled afternoon of wine, food and great friends






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    Lot 23. Amazing Africa

     Unforgettable scenery, up-close wildlife encounters, thrilling adventures and luxury accommodations are just a few of the reasons why you should bid on this escape to Africa. Designed by the Africa experts at Bushtracks, this journey features a helicopter tour of Victoria Falls, deluxe meals in luxury camps and wines personally selected by Matt Gallo. It’s a sensational safari for the traveller who appreciates opulence.

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery

    GlenLyonGlenLyon Vineyards & Winery is a mini-boutique, family-owned, Scottish-themed, Mom and Pop winery that specializes in high-end vineyard-designated small lots of wine. They do it all themselves: from the growing and farming of their 4,631 hand-planted grapevines to the making and marketing of their much-less-than-a-thousand cases of wine.

  • Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Honorary Co-Chair

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    Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

    The Gloria Ferrer winemaking team’s quest for perfection takes them to Champagne where they manage to acquire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones. Gloria Ferrer is not only the first sparkling wine house in Sonoma Carneros, but also the first to plant Champagne clones and the first to plant in Carneros. Almost thirty years later, with 335 acres under vine, the estate vineyards at Gloria Ferrer produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rival some of the world’s finest.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

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    Lot 18. Sparkling Barcelona with the Ferrer Family

    Your sojourn to Gloria and Jose Ferrer’s heritage home of Barcelona, Spain is a sensory experience to savor! You’ll be treated like one of the family during your tour the Freixenet winery, and then dine with Jose and Gloria Ferrer at La Freixeneda, their 12th Century homestead farmhouse! You’ll take a tapas class, visit the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and trek to the top of Monserrat—all with members of the Ferrer family!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Hamel Family Wines

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    Hamel Family Wines

    At Hamel Family Wines, they strive to make a limited quantity of consistently great wines, primarily from Bordeaux varietals, and, importantly, to have fun while doing so. Farming their vineyards sustainably with organic and biodynamic practices, they seek to always be mindful of their role as responsible stewards of the land, grateful for their customers, respectful neighbors and appreciative employers


    Lot 11. Six Cooks in The Kitchen

    If you were asked to create a culinary “dream team” you’d draft Gary Danko, Craig Stoll of Delfina, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, Tory Miller of L’Etoile, Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park and Belinda Leong of Manresa and b. patisserie. Your dream is about to come true! These six chefs will collaborate to create a five-course feast that you will never forget, all paired Hamel Family wines

    For a complete lot description click here.

  • Jackson Family Wines

    Jackson FamilyIn addition to handcrafting fine wines from some of the world’s most acclaimed regions, the family’s other passions include a commitment to sustainability, giving back to their communities, and thoroughbred horses. Whether their focus on responsible farming and vineyard management, engaging in philanthropy that has a positive impact where they live and do business, or world-class horse breeding and training, they believe that love and hard work can accomplish great things.

    Kendall-Jackson Lot 30. Jackson Family Wines
    Join two Jackson Family hosts at the CYRUS-inspired “pop-up” dinner on Thursday November 20, 2014 at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens. The next day enjoy a private wine tasting with Wine Master Randy Ullom followed by a VIP Winemaker dinner hosted by Executive Chef Justin Wangler and Wine Master Randy Ullom.

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Kamen Estate Wines

    KamenRobert Kamen believes everything happens for a reason, and yet nothing in his life was ever planned. His screenwriting career started quickly with the unexpected sale of his first screenplay. While visiting friends in Sonoma to celebrate this success, he happened upon the 280 acre property. After falling in love with the view, he purchased what is now his vineyard estate and the muse for his bottled screenplay – Kamen Estate Wines.

  • Keller Estate


    Keller Estate

    Discover their passion for making gorgeous wines from their family’s vineyards. Wine is a journey, and they hope that you’ll join them as they celebrate 25 years of caring for their property, growing exceptional grapes, and setting the foundation for the most iconic region of the Sonoma Coast: the Petaluma Gap.





    Lot 33. Just your Speed: Vintage Cars and Fine Wines

    Just Your Speed: Vintage Cars and Fine Wines with Keller Estate and Visa Signature Zoom to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s most thrilling classic car competition where you’ll enjoy VIP access to a viewing of rare classic cars on the fabled 18th Fairway. Plus, you’ll join the Keller Family on a tour of their private car collection followed by a luxury winemaker dinner celebrating your shared love of fine automobiles. To top if off, the Kellers are sending you to Sonoma Raceway for a chance to speed around the track!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Kosta Browne Winery

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    Kosta Browne Winery

    Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. They saved tip money for about eight months and eventually had enough to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir, a used barrel and an old hand-crank stemmer-crusher, a purchase that marks the beginning of Kosta Browne. Since then, they have nurtured relationships with the best growers and honed their winemaking skills, making sure to focus on the vision and values with which they began.In 2001, Dan and Michael partnered with Chris Costello and his family, who collectively helped Kosta Browne grow.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.

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    Lot 9. Big Night (and Day!) with Kosta Browne

    Dan Kosta and Michael Browne invite you for a day of fine wine, food and film! After touring the unique terrain of Kosta Browne winery, you’ll feast on every dish from the film Big Night prepared by Dustin Valette of Dry Creek Kitchen and paired with Kosta  Browne wines. Plus, the film will be projected onto a screen in the winery’s private courtyard, for an alfresco cinematic adventure!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Lasseter Family Winery

    LasseterLasseter Family wines are the result of Nancy and John’s travel-based love affair with French nomenclature, places, blends and grapes. They are created with great care and hands-on approach by three generations of the Lasseter family. The intent is only and always to make wines they like to drink themselves, in a fun and easy-going way.

  • Laurel Glen Vineyard

    Laurel GlenLaurel Glen Vineyard, a thousand feet up the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, has long been considered one of the iconic Cabernet vineyards of California. Originally planted in the 1880’s, the present-day vineyard was developed in the 1970’s by Sonoma wine pioneer Patrick Campbell. The vineyard’s combination of high altitude, eastern exposure, rocky soils, and small diurnal temperature swings combine to produce very distinctive wines. Despite its small production, the wine has received international acclaim for its exceptional balance, elegance and ability to age gracefully.

  • Madrone Vineyards at the Valley of the Moon

    MadroneAt Valley of the Moon Winery quality begins in the vineyard, with a thorough viticulture tradition that is as rich and deep as the soil in which their grapes are grown. Each block from every vineyard is handled separately with the attention to detail required for premium winemaking. The results are high quality grapes that create fantastic wines.

    Lot 4. Madrone Vineyards at Valley of the Moon

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Moon Mountain District AVA

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    Moon Mountain District AVA

    Moon Mountain District Sonoma Valley lies entirely within the Sonoma Valley AVA and Sonoma County appellation. It is a mountain oriented AVA comprised of 17,633 acres set above the Sonoma Valley in southern Sonoma County. At approval in 2013 there are 1,500 acres planted in the AVA which graces the western slopes of the Mayacamas Range separating Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Elevations of the mountainous AVA range from 400 feet to 2,200 feet.




    Lot 27. The Stars of Moon Mountain

    Escape with the stars of Moon Mountain! You’ll be treated to an insider’s tour of our newest AVA starting with a private dinner at the Battery Club in San Francisco and continuing with a helicopter tour of the Moon Mountain District, lunches and tours at Repris, B. Wise and Birch Family Wines followed by an ATV tour and a catered dinner at a private home. It’s an up-close-and-personal look at one of Sonoma County’s most exciting new wine regions and an adventure you’ll never forget!

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Muscardini Cellars

    MuscardiniThrough Muscardini Cellars, the Muscardini family shares their zest for life and profound appreciation for the fruit of the vine with the Muscardini Cellars artisan wines. The mission of Muscardini Cellars is to culminate the knowledge, tradition and respect of more than a century of family experience in the industry with wines that artfully capture flavor and spirit.

  • Patz & Hall

    Patz & HallPatz & Hall was founded in 1988 by four talented individuals – Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz. Together, they have turned Patz & Hall into one of California’s most highly regarded wineries, with a celebrated portfolio of single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.

    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.




    Lot 15. Camp Patz & Hall: Escape to the Opulent Outdoors

    You’ve never camped like this before! Escape to your “glamping” adventure where
    European canvas tents, full-size beds and a camping butler (yes, you read that right) will
    provide you with the ultimate in outdoor elegance. There will be plenty of Patz & Hall
    wines to pass the time, along with a paella feast prepared by Zazu.

    For complete lot description, click here. 

  • Pride Mountain Vineyards

    Pride MountainAs distinct from many wineries, Pride Mountain Vineyards ages all vineyard lots separately. Many of their individual vineyard blocks are picked in stages throughout harvest in order for each lot to be at optimal ripeness. Their forty vineyard blocks thus translate into more than fifty lots of wine separately aging in the cave. This labor-intensive strategy allows them to blend only complementary lots, possibly sell off de-classified lots if deemed necessary, and make viticultural adjustments to specific vineyard blocks.

    Two couples start their adventure in San Francisco for one night at the luxurious Kensington Park Hotel.The adventure continues high atop the Mayacamas Mountains when the two lucky couples arrive at Pride Mountain Vineyards for a two-night stay at this historic vineyard.This extraordinary package is topped off by one extremely limited collection of rare and large-format wines and many other great additions!

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Ram’s Gate Winery

    Rams GateIt’s a beautiful place, the Sonoma Valley. And Ram’s Gate Winery is located right at its entrance. A fusion of classic elegance with a youthful spirit, this stunning vineyard estate perfectly captures the essence of winemaking at its best. Our aim is simple: to create the finest possible wines that only our climate and our terroir can produce.The best things require passion, attention and above all time. One bottle at a time.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.




    Lot 20. Unparalleled Design, Woven by Wine

    This lot was designed with the pinnacle of Sonoma County beauty in mind. You’ll
    experience the zenith of design and architecture when you drive a 2014 Ferrari to your
    adventures at Sonoma’s iconic raceway and the sprawling Wing & Barrel shooting
    acreage and the vine-covered hillsides of Carneros. Plus, you’ll enjoy three fascinating
    meals with leaders in design, architecture and winemaking!

    For complete lot description, click here.

  • Ravenswood Winery


    Ravenswod Winery

    Ravenswood Winery strives to honor it’s venerable vineyards with soulful wines that are representative of place, person and period in time. Keeping every vineyard separate in the winery, they use Old World winemaking methods (but don’t turn a blind eye to new ideas that might make even better wines). Unlike some of the newcomer brands who’ve jumped on the Zin bandwagon, Ravenswood wines are never over-oaked or loaded with residual sugar. Their goal is to exalt the grape, not overwhelm it.




    Lot 34. Cast Your Line for and Exclusive Fly-Fishing Expedition

    Prepare to get waist-deep in wine and natural wonders when you travel to Teller Wildlife Refuge in Bitterroot Valley, Montana—a location so remote and protected, it’s only available to those with exclusive invitations. Joel Peterson of Ravenswood and Will Bucklin of Old Hill pulled some major strings so you could cast a line in on of the nation’s most awe-inspiring fishing destinations, and you’ll tell them all about your trip at a private winemaker dinner!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Repris Wines / Pangloss Cellars


  • Rodney Strong Vineyards Honorary Co-Chair

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    Rodney Strong Vineyards

    Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.

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    Lot 6. Rock Out with Rodney Strong

    Settle in to your spot under the starry Sonoma skies for a private dinner concert for just
    100 couples at Rodney Strong. This exclusive outdoor event celebrates 25 years of
    ownership by the Klein Family and features Rodney Strong wines, fresh cuisine
    masterfully prepared by James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson and music by
    alt-soul scene-stealers The Big Bang!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Sangiacomo Family Vineyards


    Sangiacomo Family Vineyards

    Sangiacomos have always connected to the land—especially through farming. Beginning in Genoa, Italy where a good day’s work started and ended in the field, Vittorio Sangiacomo voyaged to America on the advice of his father and got his first job at age 17 in the vegetable fields at Bay Farm Island in Alameda County, California. For many years, he found industrial work in the booming San Francisco region, but longed to return to working the land. In 1927, he was able to purchase a 52-acre fruit tree ranch in Sonoma.



    Lot 24. Indy 500 Thrills with the Three Steves

    You’ll have a blast at The 2015 Indianapolis 500 alongside your hosts the Three Steves: Steve Sangiacomo, Steve Dutton and Sonoma Raceway President Steve Page. Get close to all the action with VIP hospitality and other surprises along the way!

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Seghesio Family Vineyards

    SeghesioEstablished in 1895, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces award-winning wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. Collected over a century, our 300 acres in preeminent growing regions—the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys—represent some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones. True to Edoardo’s vision, we strive to produce exceptional Zinfandel and Italian varietals.

    Lot 35. Seghesio Family Vineyards 

    For complete lot description, click here. 

  • Silver Oak Cellars

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    Silver Oak Cellars

    Silver Oak believes that wine is a subjective, personal experience. Like fine art or music, each person can and will experience wine in a different way. While some find joy in a deep and complex evaluation of wine, most find the key question to evaluate a wine is: Do you like it? With this in mind, we enjoy greeting guests at our Tasting Room or on the road and sharing our unique experience that is Silver Oak.


    Lot 3. It’s a Vintner’s Life for Me

    For a complete lot description, click here.


  • Silverado Sonoma Vineyards

    Silverado SonomaSilverado Sonoma Vineyards believes that good wine is about people. From every hand that helps create our Cabernet to every current and future friend who lifts a glass of our wine around the dinner table. We would not be Silverado without a strong community, which is why we feel so strongly about being a good neighbor. “From vine to bottle, the making of exquisite wine depends on the experienced hands of a strong community.”

  • Sojourn Cellars

    Sojourn CellarsBased in the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of artisan Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Sojourn feels passionate about creating high-quality wines and always being accessible to the people who buy and enjoy our wines. Sojourn offers seated tastings in a casual, yet sophisticated environment and prides itself on always putting the customer first.

  • Stone Edge Farm & Idell Family Vineyards

    Stone Edge-IdellBoth Stone Edge Farm and Idell Family Vineyards craft world-class wines made from classic grape varieties. Their grapes are farmed in Sonoma Valley, in keeping with the highest environmental standards. Each brand has a unique winemaking approach that is greatly evident in every finished product.

  • The Donum Estate

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    The Donum Estate

    Donum Ranch is a 147-acre property with 45 acres devoted to vines located on gently rolling hills that rise up from San Pablo Bay in Carneros. To the northeast in the Russian River Valley lies the 16-acre Nugent Vineyard, and further north, our 11-acre Anderson Valley vineyard. Based on a Burgundian grand cru model, our program’s goal is to produce the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay possible.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.


    Lot 2. Dine with the Doyenne of Donum

    This private dinner event with Donum Estate President Anne Moller-Racke and Cafe La
    Haye Owner Saul Gropman showcases the ultimate in Sonoma’s wine and food
    lifestyle. You’ll experience rare, one-of-a-kind wines from Anne’s cellar paired with the
    phenomenal cuisine of Cafe La Haye—the epicenter of Sonoma’s culinary boom. Invite
    your friends. They’ll love you for it!.

    For complete lot description, click here.


  • Three Sticks Wines & Price Family Vineyards

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    Three Sticks Wines & Price Family Vineyards

    The pedigree of Three Sticks begins not in the glass, nor even in the cellar. Instead, it begins in the rocky, volcanic soils of Durell Vineyard. Planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this rolling 135-acre parcel spans the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast and Carneros AVAs, and is often named one of the top 5 vineyards in Sonoma County. (And that is saying something!)



    Lot 22. Grape to Glass Custom Crush Experience

    Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? What if we told you your first bottling would be a Chardonnay from the famous Durell Vineyard? It’s possible with this lot, where you’ll receive 25 cases of your own personal wine, as well as a day trip to visit your grapes and a tasting experience while the wine is vinified. You’ll celebrate with a big party featuring a lineup of Durell Vineyards wines only the most fortunate wine lovers ever get to taste.

    For a complete lot description, click here.

  • Trattore Estate Wines

    TrattoreTrattore Estate Wines and Dry Creek Olive Company are sending two people to a celebration of the ultimate in music, The 57th Annual GRAMMYS®. Tim Bucher, Owner of Trattore Estate Wines and Dry Creek Olive Company is Chairman of the GRAMMY® Foundation, and he has created an auction lot with unprecedented access to all of the GRAMMY® festivities. No one outside of the Recording Academy gets these perks! You’ll not only join Tim for a private winemaker dinner in Los Angeles, you’ll have coveted seats in the silver section so you won’t miss a single second of each GRAMMY® performance. Your VIP tickets will also provide you access to the official GRAMMYS® after party and a private guided tour of the GRAMMY® Museum.

    For complete lot description, click here.


  • Trione Vineyards & Winery

    Trione Winery Three generations, four decades, five ranches — our family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for forty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 700 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.


  • Tyge William Cellars

    Tyge William Cellars.pngTyge William Cellars was established in 2009, and named after the founder’s first born, Tyge William. Though their first foray into Sauvignon Blanc highlights a special little vineyard in Yountville, California, their forthcoming wines, including their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, will find their provenance in the soils of their hillside home vineyard, located just outside of the township of Sonoma.


  • Williams Selyem

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    Williams Selyem

    Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim.
    Auction Table: SOLD OUT.



    Lot 21. Escape to a Gourmet Hideaway 

    The wines of Williams Selyem are recognized as some of the finest in the world, and
    you’ll indulge in these coveted Pinot Noirs during your luxury adventure to Blackberry
    Farm in Tennessee. Recently named the “#1 Hotel for Food Lovers” by Bon Appetit
    magazine, Blackberry Farm offers deluxe accommodations in a stunning natural setting.
    It’s the perfect pairing of wine, food, luxury and fine living!

    For complete lot description, click here.

    Lot 37. Pinot Noir SIngle Vineyard Dinner and Wine Collection

    For complete lot description, click here. 



POST-AUCTION ADVENTURE As your afternoon of wilderness adventure and gracious giving winds down, retire in the Cigar Lounge for a refreshing respite from the auction’s hustle and bustle.

BID ONLINE! Starting on August 1, 2015, be sure to bid high and bid often at the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Online Auction benefitting Sonoma non-profits.  Even if you can’t make it to the events, it’s your chance to take home prized bottles from our winemakers’ cellars, one-of-a-kind etched bottles, and exclusive Sonoma trips and packages.

GIVING BACK Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation, and proceeds benefit local charities. Beneficiaries for the events are local charities that benefit students, children, farmworkers and people in need. In 2014, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend gave over $3.3 million to local charities in Sonoma County

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Many of you have heard reports of the earthquake that struck in south Napa early Sunday morning. While there are losses of wine and structural issues for several wineries in Sonoma County, overall damage seems to be relatively minor across the county.

We are grateful that the effects are not greater, and we are pleased to report that all Sonoma Wine Country Weekend activities will proceed as planned over Labor Day Weekend. 
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The Sebastopol Area Senior Center was one of 44 deserving nonprofits that Sonoma Wine Country Weekend supported in 2013. Join us Labor Day weekend as we raise even more money for Sonoma County charities, all while enjoying everything the county has to offer. #SWCWTHE WINEMAKERS POUR

Meet Eva Bertran, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 
She’s a dynamic business leader and wine industry innovator who has tirelessly worked on behalf of Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards since 1986. Eva believes her role as a wine educator is the touchstone of her remarkable success. She encourages us all break out the bubbles for any occasion—and her approachable teaching style has helped to break down the myths around this versatile wine. #SWCW @gloriaferrerwineryThe Proceeds Matter!
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is proud to support the Transcendence Theatre Company, producer of the Broadway Under The Stars concerts in Sonoma Valley's Jack London State Historic Park. Recently named the Theater Of The Year by Broadway World San Francisco, and one of USA Today's 10Best Talking #SWCW at Visa HQ this afternoon #great wine #winemakers pourThe Proceeds Matter!!
The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) provides young people with meaningful, paid work experience, environmental education, and the opportunity to explore careers while developing work-readiness skills. Youth contribute to their community while completing environmental and conservation-related projects or by working with local non-profit organizations. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is honored to partner with SCYEC for the second consecutive year. #SWCWSonoma Wine Country Weekend

Meet Jean-Charles Boisset, Boisset Wines

Innovator, entrepreneur and visionary, Jean-Charles is one of the most charismatic people you’ll ever meet. But here in Sonoma County, he’s also a member of our family. He grew up in his family’s winery in Burgundy, a venture that eventually led to the acquisition of wineries in the world’s most sought-after regions. His desire to work with California wineries with history and heritage has ensured that some of our most treasured wine estates have continued to set a pioneering example for the entire industry. ‪#SWCWThe Proceeds Matter!!
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is proud to support Sonoma Teen Services, which provides employment and career resources that empower teens to develop into happy, healthy, contributing members of their community. Visit for more information. #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!! Chop’s Teen Club proudly serves teens in grades 7-12 through enrichment and recreation programs.  Thanks to the support of organizations like Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Chop’s can maintain an annual membership fee of just $1, making it affordable for all teens to become members.  Chop’s Teen Club provides a safe, fun and productive place where teens engage, connect and discover their true potential. #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!!
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation pays tribute to the generosity of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend guests and local residents. Through these gifts, we are able to support the Hospital by providing for needed equipment and facilities for the health of those in the community and those who visit our town. Recently, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend provided a grant that allowed us to bring in a new portable x-ray machine. With this equipment, we are better able to treat patients at their bedside and make more immediate decisions for their care. #SWCWThe Proceeds Matter!! Ceres Community Project engages teens as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community service make, and building life, work-ready and leadership skills. The free or low-cost, nutrient-rich organic meals they prepare—88,000 in 2014—are delivered to individuals and families in Sonoma and Marin counties who are dealing with a serious illness such as cancer.  Thanks to the support of our generous bidders and guest, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend was able help Ceres Community Project provide 7,000 additional meals to people in need. #swcwTHE WINEMAKERS POUR

Meet Dean Vincent Borgioni, Annadel Estate Winery
Self-proclaimed “beach bum and traveling motorcycle guy” Dean Borgioni discovered Annadel Estate Winery and, quite unexpectedly, put down roots. He transformed this crumbling grand dame into a flourishing flower farm, event destination and world-class winery. Inspired by his Italian grandparents, who left their culture behind when they immigrated to the States, Dean’s life’s work is sharing the magic of Annadel—an expression of heritage, family and love. ‪#SWCW #SonomaValleyThe Proceeds Matter!
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is pleased to support the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center. Having provided Sonoma with Primary Care Health services out of a small clinic since 1992, the SVCHC is thrilled to be moving to brand new, 18,000sq/ft facility in July of this year!  We’ve partnered with SVCHC to provide a host of great programs at this new facility, including: Peer Support Groups, Parenting Classes, and Fitness Classes such as Yoga and Zumba. #SWCWTHE WINEMAKERS POUR
Meet Suzy and Squire Fridell, Glenlyon Winery 
Talented, funny and full of blithe spirits, Suzy and Squire Fridell have held court at Scottish-themed GlenLyon since 1986. Their boundless energy is evident in the quality of their wines, but also in their commitment to fundraising for the Sonoma County community. Have fun with the Fridells—they’re equally likely to be getting dirty at the winery or getting into costume for the next charity event. Sláinte! ‪#SWCWThe Proceeds Matter!
The Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF) empowers the Healdsburg area public schools to take on innovative curriculum and practices that they would otherwise not be able to offer to their students. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is proud to be a part of their latest innovation the—Accelerated English Program, which aims to increase student English proficiency. This initiative is already showing tremendous success with over 70% of students advancing in the program. ‪#‎SWCW‬THE WINEMAKERS POUR

Meet Phil Staehle, Enkidu Wines

Have you heard the story of Enkidu? He was King Gilgamesh’s sidekick, and the person who taught him to appreciate nature, beauty and balance. Enkidu’s story resonated with Phil Staehle so much that he named his winery AND his dog after him. 
Like Enkidu, Phil hopes to introduce you to the revelations of the natural world through his conscientiously crafted wines. See him at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend -- get your tickets today! ‪#‎SWCW‬