Live Auction Items
INSTANT PAPPY VAN WINKLE and BACON SAMPLER
Every evening should begin with Kentucky’s finest bourbon! The top three (3) bidders will receive one (1) bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year Family Reserve paired with a bacon sampler to enjoy during the auction, guaranteed to be the envy of every neighbor.
Three (3) Top Bidders receive Table-Side Service of:
One (1) Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year Family Reserve
One (1) Bacon Sampler Curated by Chef Steven Barber of Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
Mervyn Webster inspired tennis players for decades coaching every level of player with the same enthusiasm— from beginners all the way to professionals on the Grand Slam stage. Every Labor Day, his family would join him in New York for the U.S. Open while he coached or attended USTA meetings. This lot celebrates his legacy, on and off the court with a trip to the 50th Anniversary of the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The winning bidder will receive two (2) invitations to the exclusive USTA President’s Box coveted night session including dinner, two (2) box seats Ashe Stadium day session and two (2) box seats to the grandstand with a 3-night stay at The Pierre New York, a Taj Hotel and luxury five-star experience on the doorstep to Central Park. Also included is dinner for two (2) at Corkbuzz, featuring a gourmet seasonal menu and wine pairings curated by owner and Master Sommelier Laura Maniec. The winning bidder will also receive two (2) Wilson tennis racquets and a Father-Daughter magnum set in a custom wood box from Rudd Oakville Estate.
FOOD & WINE CLASSIC 2019 IN ASPEN
Each year, the world's most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary experts come together in one breathtaking setting, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the nation’s premier culinary event. One couple will have an all access pass to experience the pinnacle of good taste, mingle with stars, and enjoy a pleasure-packed weekend at the base of spectacular Aspen Mountain.
Three-Day Experience in Aspen, CO
Two (2) all-access tickets to F&W Classic in Aspen
Private Dinner at Little Nell hosted by F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle
3-Night Stay at Hotel Jerome
Fixed Dates of June 14 – 16, 2019
CUSTOM BARREL OF VINE HILL RANCH WITH FRANCOISE PESCHON
The art of the blend is the secret to all great bottles of wine, and this is your chance to influence the magic of Vine Hill Ranch alongside esteemed winemaker, Francoise Peschon. Twelve (12) guests will explore the terroir of the historic Oakville estate that has been farmed by the Phillips family since 1959, and then taste through various barrels from the 2017 vintage to create a rare, personal blend of Vine Hill Ranch guided by Francoise. Once the blend is complete, the guests will celebrate their cuvee over lunch at ________.
One-Day Experience in Oakville, CA
Each couple receives two (2) cases (12x750ml) of the custom Vine Hill Ranch blend
Lunch for Six (6) couples at _______.
Blending session & lunch to take place in Spring 2019
INSIDER AUCTION NAPA VALLEY 2018 (or 2019) WITH K.LAZ
Auction Napa Valley takes place amid vineyard vistas, art-filled wineries and private homes, and relaxed al fresco tables throughout the premier wine region. The combination of distinct winemaking and culinary expressions of Napa Valley’s renowned winemakers and chefs have helped Auction Napa Valley achieve acclaim as the world’s most celebrated must-attend charity wine event of the year. One couple will enjoy the complete Auction Napa Valley Experience, hosted by Kerrin Laz.
Three-Day Experience in Napa Valley, CA
Two (2) tickets to all Auction Napa Valley Events: Thursday Welcome Party, Friday Barrel Auction and Vintner Dinner, and Saturday Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood Napa Valley
First choice of vintner hosted Thursday Welcome Party
Host Kerrin Laz will join you for drinks at TK
Napa Valley Vintners to provide concierge service for 3-night accommodations
Fixed Dates of May 31 – June 3, 2018 (or 2019)
TAKE FLIGHT WITH SCREAMING EAGLE
Inspire Napa Valley is thrilled to be the first to debut the inaugural release of 2015 Screaming Eagle ‘The Flight’, a new proprietary blend of estate varietals. Set to be released to the mailing list in October, secure your destiny by becoming the first to collect a rare 3.0L bottle of this incredible wine, and indulge in the private estate tour to be led by the inimitable, Armand de Maigret. Spread your wings and soar!
Immediate Placement on the Screaming Eagle Allocation List
Private Estate Visit for Two (2)
1 x 3.0L of 2015 Screaming Eagle ‘The Flight’
ULTIMATE KENTUCKY BOURBON & HORSERACING WEEKEND
Spend time in the Kentucky bluegrass this fall, home to the world’s greatest bourbons and finest racing thoroughbreds. This bucket-list worthy trip opens the doors to legendary bourbon distilleries and proud traditions of Kentucky’s signature spirit. Julian van Winkle, will lead you on a rarely-offered, private tour and tasting of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbons, one of the most sought-after brands in the world. You’ll also get an inside look at an exclusive horse farm and stable, before taking in the racing action for the Keeneland Fall Meet, featuring key prep races for the Breeder’s Cup World Championships.
Two-Day Experience in Louisville, KY
Four (4) Tickets to October’s Fall Race Meet at the legendary Keeneland Racetrack
Private Tour and Barrel Tasting at Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery with Julian Van Winkle
Private Tour and Barrel Tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery
Special Tour of One of Lexington’s Most Exclusive Horse Farms and Stable
Dinner for four (4) at Proof On Main in the Chic 21C Museum Hotel
2-Night Stay at the new, luxury Omni Hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville
Travel to occur October 2018