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 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is Sonoma Wine Country Weekend’s finale event, but it’s really just the beginning. Recognized by wine aficionados as an elegant evening with luxurious lots and mingling with the superstars of Sonoma County, the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction makes an impact on our community all year long by raising much-needed funding for local charities.
This year’s theme, From Sonoma to Marrakesh, promises an unforgettable event where you’ll discover, and have the chance to bid on, an unbelievable array of lavish, luxurious and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It’s all up for grabs as you dine on dishes expertly crafted from Sonoma County’s freshest ingredients, sip spectacular wines and immerse yourself in the sophistication of a prestigious wine country celebration.
Named the Number Three Charitable Wine Auction by Wine Spectator, Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is as much fun as you can have while contributing to local causes. We look forward to hosting you at this extraordinary charitable event, and continuing the tradition of giving back to our community.
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TABLE HOST LISTINGS
Over the past three decades, MacRostie Winery and Vineyards has established itself as one of the Sonoma Coast’s defining wineries, and a leader in a bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Today, MacRostie is guided by Sonoma County visionary and winery founder Steve MacRostie, and talented winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, who together are making the finest wines in the winery’s storied history.
At Martin Ray, we’ve handpicked growers from diverse California wine regions and cultivated relationships with them alongside their grapes. Our winemaker begins shaping each wine while it’s still in the vineyard and vinifies each in small lots at our winery in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. The result is a collection of award-winning wines with an impressive breadth of terroir.
Merry Edwards is one of California’s first woman winemakers, She began her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1974. She went on to become the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek in 1977 and remained there until 1984. For the next decade, Merry consulted for numerous wineries, large and small, in Oregon and many diverse appellations of California.
Lot Preview: Lot 35
A James Beard Culinary Experience with Merry Edwards Winery and Chef John Ash
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.
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.
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Parties unable to attend the Auction may participate by utilizing the absentee bidder form.
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.