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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sunday, September 4, 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.

Here’s a link to the THE 2015 AUCTION LOTS

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, farm workers and people in need. In 2015, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend gave over $3.4 million to local charities in Sonoma County.

Parties unable to attend, may bid on the Auction Lots by utilizing the absentee bidder form.

FUND THE FUTURE:  Make a donation TODAY!

BID ONLINE! Starting on August 1, 2016, be sure to bid high and bid often at the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Online Auction benefiting 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.

  • 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.

  • Balletto Vineyards


    Balance and elegance are the two qualities the winemakers aim for at Balletto Vineyards. 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.

  • Barbed Oak Vineyards / BOV Cellars

    Barbed 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.

  • Beltane Ranch

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    Beltane 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.

  • 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.

  • Benovia 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.

  • Chateau St. Jean

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    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.

  • Enterprise Vineyards/Idell Family Vineyards/Keller Estate


    Enterprise 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.

    Stone Edge-Idell

    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. Their brand has a unique winemaking approach that is greatly evident in every finished product.


    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.


  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

    In 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.

  • GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery


    GlenLyon 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

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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.

  • Inman Family Wines

    Inman Family Wines places their focus on small lots of wine made from impeccably grown grapes in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Their passion is two-fold: elegant Pinot Noir and the beautiful Russian River Valley. The estate vineyard is organically farmed and they encourage sustainable practices in the vineyards of those who supply grapes.

  • Jordan Vineyard & Winery

    Jordan Estate is nestled in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan Winery Chateau overlooks nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards dedicated to agriculture, hospitality and conservation. Second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to preserve the great ecological richness of this property and share its breathtaking vistas through hospitality. He has returned cattle ranching to the estate, invited conservationists to study resident and migratory birds, and appointed arborists to care for mature trees that have towered over the estate for hundreds of years. Numerous sustainability certifications have also been achieved.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Laurel Glen Vineyard

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    Laurel 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.

  • Muscardini Cellars


    Through 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 & 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.

  • Ramey Wine Cellars


  • Sangiacomo Family Vineyards


    Sangiacomo Family Vineyards has 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.

  • Silver Oak Cellars

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    Silver Oak Cellars 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.

  • Silverado Sonoma Vineyards

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    Silverado 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.”

  • SIMI Winery


    SIMI made their first wine from Sonoma County grapes in 1876 and have been continuously making wine in the same stone cellar in Healdsburg, California since 1890. As we have from the beginning, our wines reflect Sonoma County – a small, scenic and stunningly diverse region along the Pacific Coast.

  • Sojourn Cellars

    Sojourn Cellars

    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.

  • Sonoma-Loeb


  • St. Francis Winery


    For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. Today,we farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils.

  • The Calling Wine


  • The Donum Estate

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    The Donum Estate 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.

  • Three Sticks Wines

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    Three Sticks Wines

    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!)

  • 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.



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


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