2019 Live Auction Items
We are currently working to provide complete wine and experience packages for the 2019 Auction, but see below for a sampling of what is on offer this year.
2018 Live Auction Items
Screaming Eagle is the original California Cult wine that started the trend. Founded by realtor Jean Phillips its Screaming Eagle is the original California Cult wine. Founded by realtor Jean Phillips, its first vintage in 1992 sent shock waves through the wine community. Bold, luscious, and softer than velvet, but with a steel backbone, Screaming Eagle is arguably California’s greatest wine. This package includes a bottle of the 97-point 2014 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon and an OWC with 6 bottles of the recently released 2014 Second Flight.eased 2013 Second Flight.
- 2014 Screaming Eagle 750 ml (1) (RP 97)
- 2014 Screaming Eagle Second Flight 750 ml (6)
Kosta Browne: Raid the Cellar
At this exclusive dinner, you’ll meet the winemaker of Kosta Browne. Niko Cueva worked under Michael Browne for six years prior to becoming the winemaker and has recently released his third vintage. Included in this experience is a pinot lover’s dream: the chance to raid the cellar of Kosta Browne and taste any of their single-vineyard estate releases. The opportunity for 8 comes along with a Magnum for each couple.
Luxury vacation in Cabo with Golf
Come to a place where sun, sea, sky, and earth join as one to form a tropical oasis like no other: Esperanza, an Auberge Resort. Esperanza surrounds you in luxury while giving you the most authentic Baja experience imaginable.
The resort is designed for guests seeking a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home and access to world-class dining in 5 on-property restaurants and an award-winning Cabo Spa and Fitness program. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Esperanza offers an incomparable natural setting on 17 lush acres. Stay for five nights in a three-bedroom villa, offering approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living space, a fully appointed chef’s kitchen and dining area plus a spacious outdoor terrace. Each bedroom has a king bed and private bath.
While you’re there, enjoy two complementary rounds of golf at both Cabo Real and Palmilla. With its numerous sand traps and arroyos, the Cabo Real course provides a real challenge for low handicap golfers but is still great fun for beginners who want to golf in Cabo. The first 6 holes are in mountainous terrain with hills and valleys stretching into the surrounding Sierras. Others are nestled near the beach. Palmilla’s courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus and offer golfers spectacular views from nearly every hole as it winds through centuries of cacti and rugged desert mountain terrain, making each hole a memorable experience for golfers of every skill level.
The Southern Baja subtropical desert climate offers a blissful 350 days of sunshine a year with warm temperatures and temperate breezes, making Cabo and Esperanza an ideal year-round destination.
Every Silver Oak Ever Made
Silver Oak is one of Napa’s most recognized names, synonymous with great full body Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the rare opportunity to own the entire library, all 32 bottles, of Silver Oak’s flagship Napa Valley Cab dating back to the inaugural and hard to find 1982 vintage. Whether you plan to get your friends together for the greatest vertical tasting of all time or you choose to attack this one bottle at a time with a vertical average score of 92.1, this is an opportunity too good to pass up.
- 1982 Silver Oak Napa Valley (WS 96)
- 1983 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 1984 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 93)
- 1985 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 94)
- 1986 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 92)
- 1987 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 90)
- 1988 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 1989 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 90)
- 1990 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 93)
- 1991 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 95)
- 1992 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 94)
- 1993 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 90)
- 1994 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 93)
- 1995 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 95)
- 1996 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 91)
- 1997 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 94)
- 1998 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 1999 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 92)
- 2000 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 2001 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 91)
- 2002 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 90)
- 2003 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 2004 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 91)
- 2005 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 90)
- 2006 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP 91)
- 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley (VN 92)
- 2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley (WE 91)
- 2009 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 2010 Silver Oak Napa Valley (WS 92)
- 2011 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
- 2012 Silver Oak Napa Valley (WS 90)
- 2013 Silver Oak Napa Valley (RP NA)
O’Connell Vineyard Retreat
A rare opportunity for you and 5 guests (3 couples) to stay in the charming 3-bedroom family guesthouse located on the historic estate, nestled right in the vineyard. Enjoy a walk through the vineyards with morning hot air balloons floating above.
You will go back in time as you enter this privately owned Napa Valley estate built by Du Pont heiress and silent movie actress Lenore Sterns. The historic property has remained true to Ms. Sterns’ vision, and the grounds continue to be accented by 400-year-old Valley Oak trees.
Enjoy simple pleasures from the land with organic farmstead culinary products stocked in the kitchen and luxurious lavender products for personal use during your stay.
During your stay, indulge in a unique “Vineyard to Dish” food pairing experience of exclusive estate wines accented by on-property garden, artisan bites, estate gourmet sea salts, an olive oil education, and take-home gifts from GC Napa Valley Culinary!
Opus One Founding Vertical
Opus One is the realized dream of two men: Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. Together, the founders set out to create a single wine dedicated to the pursuit of uncompromising quality. This singular mission shapes every vintage, today and for generations to come. This lot is a 12-bottle vertical of the wines that started the phenomenon with an average score of a 90.4.
- 1979 Opus One (VN 93)
- 1980 Opus One (VN 95)
- 1981 Opus One (VN 91)
- 1982 Opus One (VN 90)
- 1983 Opus One (VN 92)
- 1984 Opus One (VN 80)
- 1985 Opus One (VN 88)
- 1986 Opus One (VN 91)
- 1987 Opus One (VN 94)
- 1988 Opus One (VN 92)
- 1989 Opus One (VN 89)
- 1990 Opus One (VN 90)
Next Generation Winemaker Dinner
Jaime Araujo (Araujo, Accendo, Trois Noix) and Cleo Pahlmeyer (Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer) join forces with celebrity Chef David Nayfeld (11 Madison Park, The Nomad, Nobu) and James Beard Award winner Angela Pinkerton for an unforgettable evening of food and wine at San Francisco’s hottest new restaurant, ‘Che Fico!’
David Nayfeld will take the group through a multi-course culinary journey paired vintage Charles Heidsieck Champagnes and Cleo and Jaime’s family wines – including the newly released Trois Noix, Wayfarer, and Pahlmeyer. This will be an unforgettable event showcasing the talents of two of America’s hottest young chefs along with the next generation of Napa Valley female stars — in a word, EPIC!
Next Generation Winery Dinner & Celebrity Chefs @ Che Fico! Date TBD in Fall 2018. Dinner for 10 people.
The best double date in San Francisco. Enjoy a staycation with another couple as you have a wonderful dinner at Gary Danko and enjoy two 100-point Robert Parker wines. Colgin and Hundred Acre are two of California’s best wineries, and these are two of the best wines they’ve ever created. After the fabulous dinner at Michelin-starred Gary Danko, retreat for the night to the fabulous Fairmont Ghirardelli Square.
- 2007 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan (RP 100)
- 2006 Colgin Estate IX (RP 100)
Dinner at Gary Danko
- $1500 Gift Certificate
Fairmont Ghirardelli Square
- Two-bedroom Unit at the Fairmont Residences
Not Your Average Tour and Tasting
Settled on a private estate, the Meadowood Luxury Resort in St. Helena is a center of social, cultural and viticultural life in Napa Valley and a second home for those who enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the wine country. Reminiscent of a private estate in a bygone era, gracious hospitality defines the style of service and timeless, natural beauty the sense of place. There is no better base for your exploration of some of the best wines of Napa Valley.
Start with a day of private winery tastings for 4 curated by Revana Winery at Revana, Harumph, Barnett, Gamble, and Amizetta: Harumph, Barnett, Gamble, Amizetta, and Gargiulo Vineyards. This package includes a private tasting with cheese and charcuterie at Revana where you’ll learn about the history of Revana’s vineyard and taste a selection of their extremely limited portfolio of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The winning bidder will also enjoy a private tour of the estate vineyard and will have the opportunity to secure a spot in Revana’s Allocation Membership. Next join proprietor Scotti Stark for a tasting at the crush facility at Harumph. Enjoy a personal and private tasting in a serene vineyard at Gamble Family Vineyards’ historic Lincoln Ranch in Oakville. Your curated tasting experience at Barnett Vineyards will include a discussion of their history, unique terroir, and winemaking methods, and you can explore current releases while enjoying spectacular views of Napa Valley. The Amizetta family will invite you into their home for a private tour and tasting at their 40-acre estate. You can learn the ins and outs of farming a vineyard and making hand-crafted wines as you stroll through the family-owned Gargiulo Vineyards.
The next day, Vineyard 29 will welcome you and your guests to join them for an exclusive lunch with wine pairings at the Vineyard. This unforgettable experience comes with a 2014 Aida Estate Magnum for each couple.
- Certificate for two nights at Meadowood Resort
- $1800 voucher for Meadowood Resort (can be used to upgrade to a suite or another room, depending on availability)
- Private experiences at Revana, Harumph, Cairo, Rattlesnake, Amizetta wineries
- Private lunch and tasting at Vineyard 29
Wine Included in the Package:
- 2014 Revana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (RP 91)
- 2014 Harumph Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (RP NA)
- 2014 Cairo Cabernet Sauvignon (RP NA)
- 2014 Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (RP 95)
- 2015 Amizetta Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (RP NA)
- 2014 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Magnum (2) (RP 98)
Cases of Cult California
An amazing collection featuring some of California’s most cultivated wines in their OWC. All of these wines are nearly impossible to get with waiting lists long enough that you should put your kid’s name on it, not your own. Featuring the power and richness of exceptional California Cabs, these will be the pride of even the most established collector’s cellar.
- 2014 Old Sparky 1.5L OWC (RP 95)
- 2011 Shafer Hillside Select 6 Bottle OWC (RP 96)
- 2007 Colgin Estate IX 3 Bottle OWC (RP 100)
- 2009 Harlan Estate OWC (RP 96)
- 2001 Dunn 5L OWC (RP 95)
You and 5 guests will enjoy an extended private tasting experience in beautiful Sonoma County and a two-night stay in Christopher Creek’s beautiful estate house overlooking the Russian River Valley.
While you’re there, enjoy a unique experience at Tongue Dancer. Start with a tour of Platt vineyard and drink the result of the grape vines you’re looking at right where you stand. Tour one of the three facilities where the wines are made, followed by a sit-down tasting of the local Rosé, Chard, and Pinot. End the day with a dinner at Valette Restaurant.
VIK Retreats South America
All Vik Retreats properties offer a merging of exceptional design, unrivaled locations, majestic settings, friendly personalized service, environmentally minded practices, and a truly remarkable experience for their guests.
Viña Vik is an art-filled 22-suite avant-garde retreat and wine spa located in Millahue, Chile on the VIK vineyard. The vineyard retreat is perched on a hilltop above a lake at the center of this spectacular 11,000-acre vineyard with panoramic 360-degree views of the vines, multiple valleys, hills, forests, lake, and mountains up to 1000 meters with the majestic Andes Mountains in the distance.
Tour the 11,000-acre VIK Vineyard and Winery to see first-hand how the philosophy of holistic viticulture is employed in the fields and our vinicultural process is utilized in the winery followed by a wine tasting of our exceptional VIK wines.
José Ignacio, Uruguay is renowned for its pristine beaches, rugged landscape, exceptional sunsets and relaxed, luxurious bohemian style. With all of the activities of ranch life as well as the fun, hip South American beach life, a visit to Estancia Vik José Ignacio, sitting on 4000 acres of oceanfront grasslands, offers a unique experience in the world where Marlboro country meets St. Tropez. The team at Vik Retreats invites you to stay with us at Estancia Vik, one of South America’s most exclusive private retreats. While you are here, be sure to check out Estancia’s sister properties, Playa Vik, 5 miles away, directly on the beach in the peninsula village of Faro José Ignacio, and Bahia Vik José Ignacio, situated nearby in the dunes on Playa Mansa José Ignacio.
This package includes:
- 1 Suite for 2 nights at Vik Chile, located in Millahue, Chile (Includes a wine tour and tasting)
- 1 Suite for 3 nights at Estancia Vik José Ignacio, located in José Ignacio, Uruguay
The Original Cult Thing
Oakville and Paulliac, now you know you’re in trouble! Ain’t nothin’ but a cult thing, baby. The legendary partnership between Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild has never been better than in these two remarkable vintages.
The 2006 vintage is typical of a great Napa summer. This wine is ready to consume now. It is more supple and juicy than other recent vintages due to the consistent summer ripening and the highest level of Merlot ever for an Opus One wine.
The 2014 reflects another outstanding year, but is more tight and mysterious at this stage. It has fantastic tannic structure and indicates a long lived balanced wine for future enjoyment.
- 2006 Opus One 6 Bottle OWC (RP 93)
- 2014 Opus One 6 Bottle OWC (JS 97) (V 95)
Courtesy of Alaska Airlines, you’ll be flying first-class to Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Golf Villas. Join 2 other couples for a 7-night stay in a beautiful 2-story, 3-bedroom, 3-bath townhouse-style condo located on the Ninth Tee of the famed Mauna Lani’s South Course. Home to Hole #15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world, the challenging South Course offers golfers a panorama of mountain and ocean views.
The resort is located on the sunny Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Nestled oceanfront on a sandy beach, you’ll discover a myriad of activities to enjoy, or you can relax and do nothing at all. On the beach, you’ll find swaying hammocks and private cabanas. Explore the historic Kalahuipua’a fishponds, play a round of golf, venture into the Pacific on a catamaran, and then have a soothing treatment at Mauna Lani Spa.
- 1 week stay at a 3-bedroom house in Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Golf Villas.
- 2 flight vouchers on Alaska Airlines (up to $1250 each). Flight vouchers valid for any domestic Alaska destination.
Near Perfect California Cult Wines
An amazing collection featuring some of California’s most hard-to-find wines from their best vintages. All of these wines received a 99 or higher score and they can be stored for 15+ years until they mature. Buy them now and store them before they become too expensive to get when you want them.
- 2014 Sine Qua Non Shakti (RP 100)
- 2013 Opus One (JS 100)
- 2013 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan (RP 100)
- 2013 Lokoya (RP 99)
- 2013 Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon (RP 99)
- 2014 Scarecrow 3 Bottle OWC (RP 100)
First Growths and the French Laundry
First Growth French Wine and The French Laundry epitomize the best of the best. You and 3 guests will spend an evening of a lifetime in Yountville. You will be invited to dine at French Laundry, including a tour of the property and newly remodeled kitchen. To be paired with your culinary experience, you can enjoy and compare First Growth wines. Finally, end your evening with two rooms at the luxury boutique Hotel Yountville.
Dinner for 4 at The French Laundry
- $1,500 Gift Certificate
First Growths from the 1990s
- 1998 Chateau Margaux (RP 94)
- 1996 Chateau Haut Brion (RP 92)
- 1995 Lafite Rothschild (RP 95)
- 1995 Latour (RP 96)
- 1995 Mouton Rothschild (RP 95)
Hotel Yountville Overnight
- 2 King rooms at Hotel Yountville
Lobster Bake at Opal Moon
Retreat to beautiful Sonoma for a truly sensational experience at Opal Moon Winery, where you and 9 of your best friends will receive a lobster bake lunch and a private tasting experience. This lot also includes a Double Magnum of Opal Moon’s acclaimed 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
- 2012 Opal Moon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 3L
A Williams Selyem Weekend
Williams Selyem Winery invites you and your guests to stay in its private, invitation-only, estate guest house for 2 nights. Become immersed in the world of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of Russian River Valley’s most iconic vineyards: Rochioli, Allen, and Bacigalupi for example. Williams Selyem is credited as the very first Pinot Noir producer to receive a 100-point score from a major publication and thus has become one of California’s most revered cult-wineries. You and another couple will join Williams Selyem for a private tour and tasting to delight in Library vintages otherwise unavailable outside of the estate. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards, Winemaker Jeff Mangahas and Team, continue to deliver distinctive, award-winning wines and personalized hospitality. In the event you’re still thirsty after your visit, you will also receive a mixed case of Williams Selyem Pinot Noir!
- Two couples for two (2) nights in the Williams Selyem Guest House
- Private Tour and Tasting for four
- Mixed Case of Williams Selyem Pinot Noir
- Immediate access to the ultra-exclusive Mailing List with an allocation offer for the next release
Lake Tahoe Escape & Lahontan Golf
When you enter our home you will say, “WOW.” Nestled in the National Forest, this home has views from every room.
Perfect for a multi-family retreat, the house has 4 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, and a large bunk room that is perfect for kids and sleeps up to 6; room for up to fourteen people! Large windows and high wood-beam ceilings let in the outdoors. The large, fully equipped kitchen makes a cook’s dreams come true.
In summer, play golf, hike, bike, swim, roller skate, or bungee jump. Ski, snowboard, or ice skate in the winter. There are lots of games and flat screen TVs throughout the house.
In addition, if you choose to visit in the summer, this item includes a round of golf and hosted lunch for 3 at the Lahontan Golf Club, a Tom Weiskopf-designed course in the Truckee Valley.
The current and former chairmen of The Guardsmen wine auction have raided their personal cellars to put together an amazing collection of wines…