Wineries pouring: hope & grace, Palmaz Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Reynolds Family Winery and more
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception & silent auction on the Terrace Tented Pavilion
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm: Dinner & live auction in the Grand Ballroom
10:00 pm - 12:00 am: After party — Dance to a Latin beat!
There will be both a silent and live auction.
Honorary chairs for the event include Julio Bermejo; Executive Chef Gerald Hirigoyen; Executive Chef Hubert Keller; television host Liam Mayclem.
Attire: Black tie optional
Tickets: $350 each
The mission of the Kids in the Klinic endowment is to raise funds for dental services for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the Bay Area, including those with special needs and/or extensive medical problems.
For more information, please contact Kate Gorman at 415.929.6406 at email@example.com.
Event Planner: Joanne Fox
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The 34th America's Cup Finals — the biggest event in yachting — come to the San Francisco Bay in September 2013 and 10 will have the opportunity to see one of the races in grand style. Dr. and Mrs. Barry Rose's deck and covered cupola, situated high on San Francisco's Russian Hill with sweeping bay views, will be the site of an America's Cup viewing party for the high bidder and nine guests. In addition to spectacular views of the race, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres catered by Janet Chan-Fricke and a selection of wines from the cellar of Michael Fox. This is an America's Cup party to savor!
Donated by: Dr. and Mrs. Barry Rose, Janet Chan-Fricke, Drs. Michael Fox and John Schulz
Lot includes: Private America's Cup viewing party, including hors d'oeuvres and wine, for 10
Restrictions: To be scheduled in advance for a date convenient for all parties.
Padis Family Vineyards Wine Cave Dinner
Six will journey to the rolling hills just west of Highway 29 near Yountville. When they arrive at Padis Family Vineyards' spectacular wine cave, they will enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with some of the Napa Valley's finest and most exciting wines.
Begin the evening with a private tour and tasting at Padis Family Vineyards, the handsome wine estate of San Francisco jewelers and vintners Steve and Judy Padis. Then enter the beautifully appointed cave for an intimate dinner paired with superb Napa Valley wines personally selected by Steve Padis from his personal collection of more than 10,000 bottles. Be assured, the choices will be spectacular. At the conclusion of the evening, each couple will receive bottles of Padis Family Vineyards wines as mementos of this grand evening.
Donated by: Steve Padis Jewelry/Vineyards
Lot includes: Private tour, tasting and cave dinner at Padis Family Vineyards for six; Padis Family Vineyards wines for each couple
Restrictions: Evening to be scheduled for a mutually agreed-upon date. Transportation is not included.
Monterey Peninsula Getaway
Spectacular beauty, superb accommodations, great restaurants, outstanding shopping and world-class golf — the Monterey Peninsula has it all. Now you too can have it all with this exclusive Monterey Peninsula getaway.
The high bidder and his or her guests will enjoy a full week in an elegant three-bedroom, two-bath Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage. Situated within easy walking distance of both downtown and the beach, this luxurious cottage features queen-size beds, a beautiful living room with fireplace (equipped cable television, DVD, stereo and wireless internet) that opens to the backyard patio, a fully-appointed gourmet kitchen, a cozy dining room, a garage (for storing those golf clubs) and off-street parking. The cottage accommodates up to six comfortably and is perfect for a group getaway.
This getaway also includes plenty of Monterey Peninsula fun. Renowned artist Greg Hawthorne, whose paintings and glass art are showcased at his gallery in Big Sur, will host three (he will be the fourth) for a round of golf at the exclusive and spectacular Monterey Peninsula Country Club (one of the hosts of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), followed by lunch at its historic clubhouse. Also included are certificates for four rounds of golf — with carts — at the semi-private Pasatiempo Golf Club near Santa Cruz. The certificates may be used separately or in combination. Last but not least, the high bidder and a guest will dine at Stillwater Bar & Grill, the superb contemporary seafood restaurant at the Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Donated by: Dr. John Christopher Collias, Onpharma, Inc., Greg Hawthorne, Pasatiempo Golf Club, Pebble Beach Company
Lot includes: One-week Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage Stay; Round of golf and lunch for three at Monterey Peninsula County Club hosted by artist Greg Hawthorne; Four rounds of golf at Pasatiempo Golf Club; Dinner at Stillwater Bar & Grill for two
Restrictions: Stay must be booked at least one month ahead and some restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Non-smokers only, please. Other package elements are to be scheduled in advance for mutually convenient dates and some restrictions apply.
With a career spanning 35 years, Valentin Popov has become one of the world's most influential modern portrait artists. This is your opportunity to become part of art history. Valentin Popov has begun a series of oil on canvas portraits with water themes and the high bidder will sit for and be featured in one of these portraits — works of such realism that they contain almost photographic detail! The high bidder will receive the actual portrait, two invitations to the gallery opening of this series at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco and several copies of the coffee table book of this series, in which this portrait will appear. The other subjects featured in this water series were invited to do so by the artist, making this chance for art immortality rare indeed!
Donated by: Valentin Popov
Lot includes: Original oil on canvas portrait; Invitation to art opening for two; Large-format books featuring original portrait