auction catalog - Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation



auction catalog - Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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The mission of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is to
connect wine enthusiasts to raise money for children in need.
Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
(DCWAF) has donated more than $6 million to Northwest
Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary
events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 50,000
youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse.
2014 Auction Catalog Second Edition
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Schedule of Events
Live Auction Menu
2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction Weekend
By Chef Brian Cartenuto of Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox
6:00 PM
Various homes and restaurants on the Emerald Coast
Resort Casual
1:00 PM - Reserve Tasting and Silent Auction
3:00 PM - Live Auction
Local Cured Meats, Salami & Cheese
Artisanal Breads & Crackers
Mostarda, Spreads & Preserves, Pickled Vegetables & Olives
Roasted Pork Loin with Hoisin BBQ on Flat Bread
Crispy Chicken, Buttermilk Lime Dressing, Bacon on Brioche Bun
Roasted Portabella, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Whipped Feta on Multigrain
Smoked Brisket, Horsey Sauce on Sourdough
PMS 208 c
PMS 468 c
PMS 453 c
Assorted Sweet Bites
PMS 452 c
Tents at Auction Central
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® North Park
600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Resort Casual
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Grand Tasting
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center
600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
*For more SWBWFF Details Visit
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Special Tribute
What’s NEW in 2014?
We have several new components taking place at this year’s event! We believe
each of these changes will help drive our mission to connect wine enthusiasts
to raise money for children in need.
In Loving Memory of Dave Reynolds
DCWAF Auctioneer 2009 - 2013
By now, most of you are aware that the auctioneer that led our auction to the
heights we now enjoy passed away December 7th, 2013.
Dave was so instrumental to our success that when faced with changing dates
or changing venues we choose to change our venue so we could keep Dave as
our auctioneer. He truly was one of a kind.
There were many things that made Dave special; his humor, his preparation,
his knowledge and his experience. Those of us who worked directly with
Dave also saw his willingness to teach, to mentor and to guide. Dave knew his
audience and was a master at connecting individually with each bidder. His
skill and professionalism was directly responsible for generating much of the
auction revenue that found its way to the children we support. On behalf of
the entire Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation family, Dave, you will be
truly missed!
DCWAF Celebrates the life of Dave Reynolds
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The first change is the addition of BidPal to the Silent and Almost Live portions
of our auction. BidPal allows bidders to make bids on these items from their
smart phone. Gone are sign-up sheets next to each item; no more going back
to see if anyone topped your bid, no more wondering whether or not you
won that coveted silent auction item. Best of all you can continue to bid on
Almost Live Auction Lots through 5:00 pm without having to leave your seat!
We will have plenty of experts throughout the Reserve Tasting to assist with
questions. We do advise you make sure your smart phone is fully charged. No
smart phone? No problem! We will have ipod touch bidding devices available
on site for use throughout the duration of the event.
The second change is a little bonus at the end of the Live Auction. We are
raffling off a very nice collection of Paul Hobbs wine, including a 6L of 2007
Cabernet. Every person who purchased a patron package is available to win.
We will draw one name and that person must be present to win. If the person
selected has left the auction, we will draw again until we have a winner
present. You may purchase additional raffle tickets for a suggested donation
of $100 on our website or during the Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction. Stay
until the end of the auction for your chance to win this beautiful selection of
Paul Hobbs wine. See Silent Auction Lot 200 (pg. 178) for further details.
Our third change is all about the kids. Last year, DCWAF spent over $32,000
in credit card fees as a result of purchases processed by our office. In order to
send even more money to the children, we are now charging a fee of 2% on all
transactions. If you wish to pay by check, you will receive a 2% discount off
your purchase price.
On behalf of the Auction Lot Procurement Committee and the DCWAF Board
of Directors and Staff we hope you find this year’s auction lots as exciting as
we do. Bid High and Often and support the children of Northwest Florida!
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Honorary Vintner Welcome
2014 Auctioneer
I would like to extend a very warm welcome
to all of my fellow vintners, chefs, and
especially the patrons to this year’s Destin
Charity Wine Auction. I am honored and
humbled to be the 2014 Honorary Chair, and
I hope this year will be the most successful
auction ever. It is a great inspiration to
witness the collective efforts of so many people coming together to help
improve the lives of children in need.
At Paul Hobbs Winery we are passionate about producing the very best
wines we can each and every year, and our commitment to giving back to
the community goes hand-in-hand with that passion. I would like to cordially
encourage each of you to bid high and bid often with the knowledge that your
generosity will make a difference in a child’s life.
See you in Destin!
Ursula’s auction career started long ago at
Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers where her
first area of specialty and expertise was in
the Toy Soldier Department. Ursula came
to wine via her skills as an auctioneer in
the early 1990’s when Christie’s held wine
auctions in Los Angeles and Chicago. She
was the first woman ever to be invited to
wield the gavel at the famous Napa Valley
Wine Auction, and since then has presided
over most of the country’s top benefit wine auctions.
Ursula has been a featured speaker at various conferences such as the Aspen
Food and Wine Festival, the International Pinot Noir Celebration, the American
Institute of Wine and Food and has been a guest on general news shows
including CNN’s Marketplace. In 2005, Vanity Fair Magazine included Ursula
as one of the “definitions” in the inaugural “Wine Snob’s Dictionary”. She
works with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse at his foundation’s annual fundraiser
in New Orleans.
In 1995 Ursula organized Christie’s first wine auctions in New York City. Under
her direction, the newly formed wine department opened with record-setting
numbers. Today Ursula continues her fine and rare wine auction association
with Wally’s Wine Auctions in a role of Principal Auctioneer.
From 2006 – 2010, Ursula stepped away from the auction podium to oversee
the ownership transition of Napa Valley’s iconic property Screaming Eagle.
Paul Hobbs
Additionally, Ursula is the author of The Wine Lovers Guide to Auctions, the
definitive manual on buying and selling wine at auction.
Owner & Winemaker
Paul Hobbs Wines
Sebastopol, CA
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Patron & Restaurant Dinner Hosts
Board Members
Glenn & Dana Armentor
Jim & Ann Barri Don & Janis Bishop
Ken Bryant & Christine Carter
Steve & Joan Carter
Frank & Gwen Cartier Cory & Hillary Fosdyck Michael & Laura Granberry
Havana Cafe Bar & Grill at The Pearl
Don & Cathy Hay
Reynolds & Stacey Henderson
Doug Ingram - Chairman of the Board
Cory Fosdyck - Chairman Elect
Jane Solomon - Past Chairman
Susan Kiley - Secretary
Dan Buckner -Treasurer
Dana Armentor
George Brannon Jr.
Chan Cox
Jeanne Dailey
Demetrius Fuller
Bob Gelardi
John Hawkins
Cathy Hay
Bob Kirk
Fred Marks
Tom Martin
George & J.R. Hendricks
Tom & Stephanie Lauderdale
Dick & Linda Mazza Dr. Joe & Kim Pedone
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
John & Margaret Sheehan
Jane Solomon Jim & Jo Stewart Jack & Candis Wilson Paul & Shelah Zmigrosky
Reserve Tasting Restaurants
Bake My Day
Chanticleer Bakery & Eatery
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Groovy Grouper Grill
Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Restaurant Paradis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
The Bistro at Courtyard
The Marigny
V Seagrove
Wild Olives Wine ~ Cheese ~ Bistro
Jim Adams
Dr. Warren Amos
Glenn Armentor
Rob & Sabine Babcock
Terry & Sandy Bartow
Don & Jan Bishop
Jim & Sherre Bunch
Dr. Bill & Pam Burden
Steve & Joan Carter
Lamar Conerly
Tim Creehan
Dan & Jo Anne Gabbert
Tim Krueger
Kay Martin
Richard & Demetria McNeese
Mark & Lynne O’Connell
Joseph & Suzanne Quinlan
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Kevin Mason
Vicki Matthews
Jack Wilson
Charlie White
Shelah Zmigrosky
John Russell, President
Lauren Magli, Director of Events & Marketing
Karah Fridley-Young, Fundraising Manager
Michelle Capik, Spring Intern
Meredith Fridley-Young, Spring Intern
Cameron McNeill, Spring Intern
Proal & Connie Perry
Joe & Diane Rackley
Bill & Rebecca Sanders
Gary & Jan Serafin
John & Margaret Sheehan
Brian & Crystal Spencer
Bert & Sue Trucksess
Candis Wilson
Honorary Trustees
Ted Henry
Dan Kosta
Luis A. Pous
Dave Reynolds (1953-2013)
Garen & Shari Staglin
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Thank you 2014 Sponsors!
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Celebrity Vintners
Trident Construction, Inc.
General Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Joe & Diane
Jim & Sherre
Jack & Candis
Dan & Stephanie
The Dietzen
Don & Cathy
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Thomas Martin
Paul Hobbs Wines
Paul Hobbs, Honorary Vintner
Ladera Vineyards
Jade Barrett
Alpha Omega
Robin & Michelle Baggett
Le Chanceux
Susan McNerney
Betz Family Winery
Steve Griessel
O Wines
Stacy Lill
Castello Banfi
Cristina Mariani-May
PEJU Province Winery
Sara Fowler
DeLille Cellars
Greg Lill
Phifer Pavitt Wine
Suzanne Phifer Pavitt
Domaine Serene
Ken & Grace Evenstad
PlumpJack Winery & Cade Estate Winery
Scot Gaffney
Duckhorn Portfolio
Michael Fay
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Stuart Bryan & Suzanne Pride Bryan
Fisher Vineyards
Juelle & Cameron Fisher
Revana Family Vineyard
Dr. Madaiah Revana
Forman Vineyard
Ric Forman
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Lindy Novak
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Anthony Hamilton Russell
Saint Helena Winery
Lesley Keffer Russell & Elizabeth Tangney
Jeff Smith
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Steve Spadarotto
Jarvis Estate Winery
Ted Henry
V Madrone Cellars
Christopher & Pauline Tilley
Krutz Family Cellars
Patrick Krutz
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Mary Joli
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through today in all of his endeavors.
Whether in California or Argentina,
where he is the owner/winemaker at
Paul Hobbs Winery and Viña Cobos
respectively, Paul knows that the
essence of profound wines can be
traced back to care and expertise in
the vineyard. Raised on a working farm
in upstate New York, Paul experienced
first-hand the influence of terroir on
the character of grapes and apples
grown on their various ranches.
He also learned a deep respect for
family, a love of land and the joys of
collaborative effort; values that carry
As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his pioneering spirit working with
new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of
nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to the Steve
Jobs of winemaking. Hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced study of oak
aging, he went on to become the winemaker for Opus One and Simi wineries,
and then a consultant to Peter Michael, Fisher, Lewis, Catena and others. He
founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991; and Viña Cobos in 1999. Twice named
Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr., he continues to be a leading
consultant winemaker around the globe.
”I am honored to be a part of this year’s festivities in support of the DCWAF
charities who help transform the lives of so many children in need.”
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Robin Baggett moved to Napa Valley in
2006 with his wife, Michelle, to found
Alpha Omega. A third generation
Northern Californian, Robin began his
wine career in 1988 as a grape grower,
planting over 800 acres of grapes in
San Luis Obispo. In 1997, he founded
Tolosa Winery and Courtside Cellars,
a custom crush facility. Robin and
Michelle also run a cow-calf cattle
operation on their ranches in San Luis
Obispo as well as their Lake Berryessa
ranch in Napa.
Robin attended Cal Poly on a baseball scholarship. In 1998 he was inducted
into the Cal Poly Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2001 Cal Poly’s new baseball
stadium was named after him. An attorney, Robin’s law career included an
8 year stint as General Counsel to NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Michelle’s
more than 23 years of hospitality, wine marketing and brand development has
influenced the creation of Alpha Omega’s brand.
Robin is a Board member of the Wine Institute, Festival del Sole and the First
Tee of Monterey County. Michelle is a Board member of the Napa Valley Film
Festival and the St. Helena Hospital Foundation. Both Robin and Michelle
are Board members of the Rutherford Dust Society and Event Co-Chairs for
Auction Napa Valley 2014. Honored in 2011 as Vintner Grant Recipients by the
V Foundation Napa, the Napa Community and Cal Poly are at the core of Robin
and Michelle’s philanthropic endeavors.
- Paul Hobbs
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C R I S T I N A M A R I A N I - M AY
Since our first vintage in 1997 we’ve
had a single minded goal of crafting
compelling wines with individual
character that are approachable and
age worthy, and which showcase
Washington as a distinguished wine
region of the world. By carving out
specific vineyard blocks and being
meticulous in the vineyard and cellar we
are able to achieve the quality we aspire
to. As importantly over the years our
winery culture has become a way of life
in which everyone – our growers, winery
team and customers are all family.
Today, Betz Family Winery is headed by our two families, both committed to
be true to our heritage, our family members, and true to what Betz Family
Winery embodies: wines of dimension and pleasure, wines that allow the
character of Washington to shine through. They are a blend of the best
elements of the new and the old worlds; full ripe fruit and yet structured for
We are happy to be a limited production winery and grow patiently as quality
allows. Each barrel of wine is like a child to us and we agonize over every little
step and evaluate its impact on taking quality to the next level.
with her cousin James Mariani,
represents the third generation of
family stewardship at Banfi Vintners.
A graduate of Georgetown University
with her masters from Columbia
University’s School of Business, she
entered into the company at a young
age in the early 1990s. For several
years she has taken a first-hand role
in coordinating Banfi’s activity in
Italy and the US, contributing to the
development of the brand.
“The Pursuit of Excellence” for Cristina Mariani represents a true personal
mantra and extends to all of her activities. And her many activities have
included the initiatives introduced by her, most significant and meaningful
being the creation of a system of traceability and monitoring that has resulted
in Banfi’s being the first winery in the world to be awarded international
recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility
as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction. This recognition
underlines her long term strategic vision.
Over the years we have been fortunate to build a large following from our
loyal members and the trade. For the last few years our member list has been
closed and we have a wait list. We release our wines twice a year and only
open our winery twice a year for our member release weekends.
We have been privileged to receive global acclaim and many wines have been
in the Top 100 in the world. Our Cabernet has received between 95 and 97
points from Robert Parker for the last 7 years. Bob Betz our founder and
winemaker has been named Winemaker of the Year by two publications in
the past and is the only Master of Wine making wine in the United States. Our
2009 Père de Famille, Cabernet was awarded Washington’s Red Wine of the
Year by Seattle Magazine with 3 others winning their categories.
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K E N & G R A C E E V E N S TA D
Greg can trace his roots back to 12th
century Europe hailing from a family
originating from the walled town of
Lille, France hence their ancestral
name “DeLille” from which the
winery is named. Celebrating its 20th
Anniversary in 2012, DeLille Cellars has
been on the forefront of blazing the
wine-trail in Washington. Being the
third winery started in Woodinville, WA
it is composed of three labels, DeLille
Cellars –Bordeaux style wines, Doyenne
–Rhone style, and Grand Ceil – terroir
focused wines from the winery’s Red
Mountain AVA vineyard. Robert Parker Jr. of the “Wine Advocate” rated DeLille
Cellars and Doyenne as two of the top twelve producers, bestowing the title of
the “Lafite Rothschild of Washington State”.
When Ken and Grace Evenstad bought
land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon in
1989, it was generally believed that
only Burgundy, France could produce
exceptional Pinot Noir. California had
pretty much given up on the “heartbreak
grape”. In Oregon they found a tiny
community of dedicated wine producers,
who sold all of their wine locally. The
Evenstad’s mission was to produce
consistently exquisite Pinot Noir, and
they believed if the wine was world class
quality it would sell anywhere. Beginning
with their first vintage in 1990, they sold
almost all of their wine in major markets outside of Oregon, establishing for the first
time a national and international market for ultra-premium American Pinot Noir.
DeLille has been rated 92 points or higher for over 20 twenty consecutive years.
The Institute of the Masters of Wine in London, England honored DeLille Cellars
with the “Certificate of Excellence” award, the only winery from the northwest
to receive this honor. For almost two decades DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate
Rouge was awarded scores of 91-96 points and a platinum medal from Wine
Enthusiast. DeLille Cellars is the only winery in the world to be listed in the top
100 wines of the world, two years in a row, by the Wine Enthusiast and Wine
Spectator Magazine. In 2008, DeLille Cellars set the record for the highest price
paid for a lot of Washington State wine at auction ($70,000).
Greg and Stacy are known as community leaders and currently serve on many
boards together and individually including: the Boards of the Washington
Wine Industry Foundation, Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cystic
Fibrosis Leadership Council and “PONCHO” Patrons of Northwest Civic Cultural
Charitable Organizations, and the Auction of Washington Wines Chairman’s
Committee. Greg has twice been Chair of the Auction of Washington Wines and
Washington Wine Ambassador for Oregon’s Classic Wine Auction. Other past
Chairmanships include PONCHO Wine Auction, Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life
Gala, Camp Goodtimes Auction for Cancer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Gala and Washington Wines Festival to name a few.
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Over the years the Evenstad’s have increased their original 42 acre property to
over 700 acres, more than 220 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and Dijon-clone
Chardonnay. Their vineyards have been sustainably managed and dry farmed since
the very beginning. Their passion for quality in the vineyards and in the bottle is
unwavering. A diversity of factors, such as elevation, slope facings, soil types, root
stocks and clones, all kept separated during picking, fermenting and barreling,
results in over 200 different Pinot Noirs in barrel each vintage. These labor intensive
techniques provide marvelous blending opportunities for layers of complexity
in their flagship “Evenstad Reserve”, as well as their single vineyard and “Yamhill
Cuvée” labels.
Seeing a need for a beautiful, spacious place for Oregon wine industry events, and
to confirm their commitment to Oregon as THE place to grow Pinot Noir, in 2001 the
Evenstad’s invested in construction of a 5 level state of the art gravity flow winery
and visitor center in the Dundee Hills. In an ancient industry where there is very
little innovation, in 2004 Domaine Serene released, to the delight of sommeliers
and consumers, an estate grown, barrel fermented White Pinot Noir; Coeur Blanc.
The recognized leader in the Oregon wine industry, wine writers have called
Domaine Serene the “benchmark for domestic Pinot Noir”, the “Best Oregon Pinot
Noir”, and the “Chateau Laffite of Oregon.” In 2013 the Wine Spectator named
Evenstad Reserve the #3 wine in the world on its top 100 list. The Evenstad’s are
committed to their iconic wines and have long term sustainability at the forefront
of their future plans.
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As a Pinot Noir specialist, and the
winemaker for Goldeneye, Michael Fay
is building on the valley’s reputation
as one of the world’s preeminent
locations for growing Pinot Noir. At
the same time, his belief in a vineyardinspired, small-lot approach to
winemaking is cementing Goldeneye’s
status as one of North America’s great
Pinot Noir wineries.
Michael was born in Vicenza, Italy,
near the winegrowing region of Friuli,
and was raised in Southern California.
While working in the restaurant industry and studying forestry management
at the University of Washington in Seattle, Michael discovered a passion
for West Coast Pinot Noir. In 2000, Michael transferred to Cal Poly to study
enology and viticulture. He also took a job in the vineyards at Cambria Estate
in Santa Maria.
Moving to winemaking, Michael joined the cellar team at Firestone. His talents
quickly became apparent and he was soon promoted to cellar master. Eager to
focus more on Pinot Noir, in 2002 Michael returned to Cambria as enologist,
where he honed his skills under noted winemaker Denise Shurtleff. In 2007,
Michael became assistant winemaker. In this position, he helped to grow
the winery’s Pinot program, with a focus on small-lot, clone and site-specific
bottlings. He also actively helped to guide the Pinot Noir estate program, with
an emphasis on vineyard planting and clonal selection. In addition to his role
at Cambria, in 2007 Michael also became the winemaker for Santa Maria’s Los
Alisos Wines, where he oversaw all aspects of the winery’s estate program.
Juelle Lamb Fisher grew up in Salt Lake
City, graduated from the University of
Utah and moved to California where
she spent the next ten years in the
investment business as an analyst and
economist. In 1983 Juelle, with two
friends, founded Sonoma Country
Day School, a highly acclaimed K-8
independent school in Sonoma
County. She continued on the Board
of Trustees for 25 years and in 2008
chaired the Search Committee that
hired the second head of School.
Today you will find Juelle at Fisher Vineyards in the gardens, the kitchen
and the vineyards, where she adds the overall quiet subtleties that one
immediately notices when visiting the mountain estate. You will also see her
traveling across country, as our ambassador at large.
Cameron Fisher is the youngest and final member of the family to join Fisher
Vineyards. After graduating from Colby College with a BA in English, Cameron
moved to San Francisco where she worked for Outside Magazine. It wasn’t
long, however, before the wine industry called her name.
In the spring of 2006, she moved north to St. Helena where she began working
for Duckhorn Wine Company. One year later, Cameron joined the team
at Fisher Vineyards where she works in sales and marketing. Cameron has
been pursuing her wine studies through the Court of Master Sommeliers and
recently passed the Certified Sommelier exam!
In 2012, Michael became the handpicked successor to renowned Goldeneye
winemaker Zach Rasmuson. Working with the valley’s most diverse and
expansive estate Pinot Noir program, Michael makes terroir-inspired
expressions of Pinot Noir that balance depth and power with Pinot’s natural
elegance. He is also continuing the measured fine tuning of the Goldeneye
style begun by Zach, picking at lower Brix and dialing back the amount of new
wood used during aging. “As a winemaker,” says Michael, “my goal isn’t to
speak for the wines, it is to allow the wines to speak for themselves, so that
their essential Anderson Valley-ness shines through.”
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Ric Forman founded Forman Vineyard
in 1983 to fulfill a dream of producing,
as a sole proprietor, small quantities
of classically made Chardonnay and
Cabernet Sauvignon.
After a three year search of the
Napa Valley for the perfect location,
he purchased, in 1978, the current
winery/vineyard site which is perched
on a ridge at the base of Howell
Mountain overlooking the town of
St. Helena. A remarkable site, it has
produced some unusually elegant
wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
A philosophy of winemaking which follows a traditional as opposed to
technological approach appealed to Ric early in his career. Ric’s familiarity
with European tradition has seriously influenced his style, hence the fashion
which he designed and built the winery.
Grapes are gently handled from harvest through fermentation. Small stainless
steel fermenters for red wines and new Burgundy barrels for white allow for
close attention to detail during the winemaking process.
Hamilton Russell Vineyards - the most
southerly wine estate in Africa and
the closest to the sea - is located in
the cool, maritime Walker Bay wine
appellation, in a beautiful valley behind
the old fishing village of Hermanus.
The estate specializes in producing
highly individual, terroir driven Pinot
Noir and Chardonnay, which are widely
regarded as the best in South Africa
and among the best in the New World.
Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell
purchased the undeveloped 170
hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly
site on which to make South Africa’s top cool climate wines from a selection
of noble varieties. His son Anthony, who took over in 1991, narrowed the
range to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay only and registered Hamilton Russell
Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their
terroir. Extensive soil research initiated in 1994 identified 52 hectares of stony,
clay-rich, shale-derived soil as optimal for the individual, origin expressive
style they aim for and all plantings have now been limited to this soil type.
Deep caves have been constructed which maintain a cool, dark and humid
environment in which to age red wine in new French oak barrels. The integration
of the small stone cellar settled in the hillside surrounded by a courtyard and
in touch with the deep caves below sets a mood of a tiny European estate.
Thus, with a wonderfully situated vineyard and deliberately planned cellar, he
is fulfilling his dream and making sure that each step is without compromise in
the pursuit of producing the finest quality wine from his estate.
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Jeff Smith had the unique experience
of growing up around the dinner tables
of many prominent wine families who
transformed Napa Valley into a world
class wine growing region. With this
unique vantage point, he noticed a
paradigm shift in the early ‘90s toward
small terroir driven estate wines…
wines truly defined by their place. He
took a small four acre family vineyard
in St. Helena, replanted it to Cabernet,
enlisted the help of winemaker friend
Bob Foley, and launched Hourglass.
From the inaugural 1997 release, the Hourglass estate bottling has evolved
into one of Napa’s most esteemed Cabernets. In 2006, with the help of two
partners, Mr. Smith procured the Blueline estate in the Calistoga appellation
with the goal of finding a new vineyard site that could dovetail with the
Hourglass estate.
Since 2006 Mr. Smith has gone about building a winery at Blueline to house
the Hourglass production and crafted a series of vineyard designated wines
(Cabernet, Cab Franc, and Merlot) under the Hourglass label that are a
reflection of their unique vineyard sites.
A quick career path following
graduation from the world-renown
winemaking program at UC Davis
led Winemaker Ted Henry to
JARVIS where his job is hands-on,
participatory and really about a close
relationship with the wine.
A fourth generation resident of
California's San Francisco Bay Area,
Ted was raised near San Ramon on a
large cattle ranch that has been in his
family since the 1940s. Immersed in
agriculture since birth, he worked the
ranch feeding horses, maintaining the property and even learning to drive a
truck when he was just twelve.
He started UC Davis as a pre-med major, not even realizing that a "degree in
making wine" was possible. Completely fascinated with his viticulture and
enology class, which he received an A+, Ted changed his major to Fermentation
Science, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1999.
Upon graduation Ted landed a harvest job with Trinchero where he soon
became Associate Winemaker while the brand grew from 3,000 to 30,000
cases. That regionally-focused experience led to a position with Artesa
Winery in Napa's Carneros appellation. With diverse experience with large
wine companies under his belt, Ted joined JARVIS in 2008.
“At JARVIS I get to work closely with William Jarvis and our long-time consultant,
Dimitri Tchelistcheff,” said Ted. “I am immersed in the whole experience from
the vineyard to the cellar to meeting our customers.
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A true southerner, Patrick Krutz was
born and bred in Jackson, Mississippi.
After graduating from Ole Miss, he
got the west coast bug and decided to
move to California. After working in a
small wine and cheese shop in Carmel
for several years, be began to dabble
in wine making. That experimenting
would forever change his life.
The first release of Krutz Family Cellars
took place in 2003 with a mere 60
cases. From there, not only has every
vintage year increased in production
and sold out, the wines have received classic scores from Wine Enthusiast.
Today the wines are made at a state of the art winery and tasting room in
Santa Rosa. Although they produce many more than 60 cases these days, they
are still an artisan micro-winery with total production just under 3000 cases.
They truly are a family operation as Patrick’s brother Cole assists in wine
making and other brother Bryan handles sales. The Krutz family owns a home
in Rosemary Beach and brother Bryan lives locally in Watercolor.
Born and raised on Waiheke Island
New Zealand, it was there were Jade
was first introduced into the wine
world. What started as a summer job
in the vineyard and cellar quickly led to
a burning passion for all things wine.
After completing Wine Science courses
and working several Winemaking
Internships around the world, Jade
has gained a sound knowledge in
Viticulture and Enology, backed with
unique winemaking experiences from
reputable producers alike.
In 2004, Jade was hired as the Assistant Winemaker at Lewis Cellars, where he
worked with some of Northern California’s most critically acclaimed vineyards
and helped craft some of Napa and Sonoma Valley’s most sought after wines.
In 2006, Jade joined Jericho Canyon Vineyards as the Associate Winemaker,
where he helped oversee the completion of Jericho Canyon’s winery and the
production of their first estate wines.
In 2012, Jade joined the team at Ladera Vineyards as Winemaker, assuming
the role from Karen Culler. Located in the Howell Mountain appellation of the
Napa Valley, Jade oversees all Viticulture and Winemaking operations from
this historic site, crafting fruit forward wines that express the quality of the
vineyard and reflect the terroir with every vintage.
In addition to Ladera Vineyards, Jade is also the Winemaker for Pillow Road
Vineyards, specializing in ultra-premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the
Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.
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In 2002 Robert and Susan McNerney
planted one acre of their small family
estate with a French root stock of
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the
Coombsville region of Napa, the
newest AVA in the Napa Valley. Their
aspiration was to make a premium
wine to share with friends and family
across the country and to share a
small piece of their dream in the hand
crafted wine they produced.
Stacy Lill is Founder & Brand
Ambassador of O Wines and also owns
her own consulting business, Cashmere
Consulting, focusing on Wine Industry
Education & Development.
In 2008, they released their first
(pronounced Luh Shuhn sue), French for “the lucky one”. It was a reminder to
their three daughters how lucky they were to be blessed to live in the beautiful
Napa Valley, a world destination where world class wines are produced.
Stacy’s career includes 25 years of
Sales & Marketing experience for
numerous Fortune 500 companies
including Ernst & Young. Stacy has
received many honors including the
Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Award,
Women’s University Club Business
Woman of the Year, Soroptimist Award
for Outstanding Community Service, and Seattle Magazine’s Community
Service Award. Most recently she received the 2013 PSBJ Woman of Influence
This first release brought them a Double Gold Medal from the 2010 Finger
Lakes International competition. Double Gold Awards were given to only 42
out of 1500 wines entered worldwide.
She serves on the boards of Cystic Fibrosis Leadership Council, Washington
State University Campaign for Wine, and the Board of Governors for Seattle’s
World Trade Center.
The dream came to an abrupt halt when Robert was diagnosed with cancer
in early 2010 and passed away after a six month battle. The dream changed
with the loss of Robert, however the passion and willingness to share what
the family has been blessed with has not. Finding strength and courage to
continue, Susan is committed to attending fundraisers benefiting children
while donating the use of the family’s guest suite in various auction lots. While
pouring her small lot (200 case production) award winning wines, she loves
sharing the story of how she became an accidental vintner.
Stacy is involved with numerous charitable organizations including the Auction
of Washington Wines Chairman’s Committee, and along with husband Greg Lill,
President/CEO of DeLille Cellars was the 2012 Washington Wine Ambassador
for Oregon’s Classic Wine Auction. Stacy is a known Community Leader and
Wine Industry Educator. As a graduate of University of Washington, ensuring
young women have an opportunity to a quality education is a pillar in Stacy’s
Le Chanceux is available through her website Susan’s
mantra: “May you always count your blessings & know how lucky you are….”
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Sara Fowler joined PEJU as the
Winemaker in the summer of 2006,
bringing a wealth of knowledge and
creativity into the cellar. Sara’s passion
for Bordeaux varietals and knack for
innovative blending make her the
perfect fit to lead PEJU’s winemaking
Sara cut her teeth in the wine industry
as a seasonal member of the KendallJackson Winery staff during high
school and college. Sara began to help
her family plant wine grapes on their
organic ranch. She took a very active role in their new venture and chose the
varietals and rootstock, installed the drip tubing and eventually pruned the
vineyard. At the same time, she also served as an Enologist Assistant during
crush at Kendall Jackson. From these efforts, Sara decided her new focus
would be in the wine industry as a winemaker.
While attending Fresno State, she doubled as a student and research assistant
for the Viticulture Enology Research Center (VERC). Upon completion of the
program, she worked as the Associate Winemaker at Franciscan and Mt.
Veeder Winery under Larry Levin, where she honed and perfected the craft.
As the keystone of PEJU’s wine team, Sara’s commitment to excellence in the
vineyard and in the cellar is extraordinary. In September 2007, Sara headed
PEJU’s efforts to gain organic certification in the Rutherford Vineyard and she
is overseeing the winery’s sustainable farming efforts in the Persephone and
Wappo Vineyards with organic certification goals in the near future.
“The PEJU vineyards are excellent properties,” Sara explained. “The diversity
is extremely exciting. I’m enjoying having a hand in maintaining and enhancing
the quality reputation of the PEJU wines.”
Over the past decade, Sara has traveled the world representing the Napa
Valley as a speaker, guest panelist, trainer and wine educator. Sara currently
lives in St. Helena with her husband and three sons. Her interests include
travel, gourmet cooking, and wine education.
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Growing up in rural Georgia, Suzanne
Phifer Pavitt couldn’t have imagined
that she’d grow up to be a vintner in
the Napa Valley, in business with her
husband Shane and two young sons,
in a storybook setting on the side of
a mountain. She and her husband,
from the beginning of their married
life, created a custom of setting aside
one night a week for ‘date nights,’ a
romantic escape from their whirling
dervish careers and hectic lives. On
one date night they realized that they
wanted to re-think their urban lives
and head for the countryside, where they could enjoy a simpler life including
a vineyard and a winery. They began by acquiring a property in Calistoga, in
the northern Napa Valley.
The idea for the winery building came from their commitment to sustainability:
they purchased an abandoned barn and moved it---board-and-batten siding
and all-to their property, then spent several years restoring and retrofitting
it, from creating chandeliers with barbed wire from the property, to using
Wyoming snow fencing on the walls, insulating with recycled blue jeans and
using hay bales as seating. The Pavitts produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and
Sauvignon Blanc in very limited quantities.
Suzanne enjoys traveling and sharing her wines, often in her native South.
Who knew she’d be honored with the prestigious title of Honorary Kentucky
Colonel, or that she and Shane would walk the red carpet at the premiere of
the movie Date Night?
Reviewing their first release, the 2005 DATE NIGHT Cabernet Sauvignon, a
wine writer in the South wrote which the Pavitts treasure still today: “Almost
the most notable aspect of this wine is its complete sense of confidence
and presence, its liveliness and vitality, its supple expressiveness, its dark
and statuesque charisma; there’s something of the ultimate reaches of the
cabernet sauvignon grape about it, it’s that pure and intense. This is the best
debut wine I’ve tasted from Napa in the 21st Century.”
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As the Eastern Regional manager
for PlumpJack and CADE wineries,
Scot Gaffney distinguishes himself
at winemaker dinners not only
for providing guests with detailed
information on the wines he
represents, but personally providing
the dinner music as well.
Scot, a Certified Specialist of Wine by
the Society of Wine Educators, is also
an accomplished musician known for
playing his saxophone at dinners.
“It may not seem pertinent,” he notes, “yet it gives guests another reason to
remember the wines they enjoyed with their meal and music.”
A native New Yorker, the 20-year wine industry veteran is now a resident
of Florida. He has traveled extensively through wine country in Italy, South
America, Spain, Portugal and California, and has bittersweet memories of
completing Kevin Zraly’s wine course at Windows on The World restaurant in
Manhattan’s World Trade Center before the buildings were destroyed in the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Scot, a graduate of the State University of New York College at Oswego,
currently lives in Parkland, Florida with his wife and their two young children.
Pride Mountain Vineyards is uniquely
situated atop the Mayacamas
Mountains with the Napa/Sonoma
County line running through the
property at elevations up to 2,200
feet. Located at the site of historic
Summit Ranch, where the first wine
grapes were planted in 1869 above the
town of St. Helena on the Napa side
and Santa Rosa on the Sonoma side,
this beautiful setting includes wine
caves dug deep into the mountains
and the haunting ruins of the old stone
Summit Winery dating to 1890.
Second-generation co-owner Suzanne Pride Bryan and her husband, Stuart
Bryan, Pride’s Director of National Sales, work with Suzanne’s brother Steve
Pride, co-owner and CEO to carry-on the tradition of intense, extracted
mountain grown wines. Pride Mountain Vineyards is known for its exceptional
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sangiovese, Chardonnay,
Viognier and their unique dessert wine Mistelle de Viognier.
Celebrating over two decades of outstanding vintages since its founding in
1990 by Jim and Carolyn Pride, Pride Mountain Vineyards has been named
one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker, Jr. joining just 156
other wineries from around the world for this distinction. The Wine Spectator
has recognized Pride’s wines on their Top100 Wines of the World list six times,
and the wines have been served at the White House 27 times during the last
four Administrations.
Stuart and Suzanne travel extensively for the winery representing Pride
Mountain Vineyards at wine auctions and other charitable events, conducting
wine maker dinners and trade tastings. They have two grown daughters and
live in Sonoma County.
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Dr. Madaiah Revana balances a
successful practice as a cardiologist in
Houston, Texas with his commitment
to Revana Family Vineyard. His desire
to take on an additional career making
Cabernet Sauvignon is rooted in
his love for both wine and the rich
tradition and culture of winemaking.
First introduced to fine wine by
friends, he quickly became fascinated
with Bordeaux’s first growths. That
fascination led to the Cabernet
Sauvignon-based wines of Napa
Dr. Revana dedicated himself to learning all he could about his new interest.
He traveled the wine regions of Europe and the United States, learning along
the way, and he became determined to create a vineyard estate from which
he could craft his own world-class wines. Revana Family Vineyard was born of
that determination.
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One of the two daughters of winery
owner Mary Novak who work for
Spottswoode, Lindy Novak joined the
winery in 1992 and oversees national
She attended the University of
California, first in Los Angeles, and
graduated from UC Berkeley as a
geography major. She worked in the
clothing industry in both retail and
wholesale before coming to work for
the winery. An interest in preserving
the integrity of the family’s winery
property and a fondness for working with people has presented her with the
opportunity to solidify and expand account and distributor communications
and friendships.
Lindy resides in the Bay Area with her husband, Jeff. Her interests include
athletics, reading, writing, gardening, caring for her cats and dog, and
volunteer and environmental pursuits.
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Lesley Keffer Russell is the General
Manager of Saint Helena Winery,
a small estate Cabernet Sauvignon
winery in Napa Valley, with wines
made winemaking team, Aaron Pott
and Elizabeth Tangney.
Lesley started her career in the wine
business in 1992 after studying wine
in London. She started managing Saint
Helena Winery in 2013 after 18 years
in sales and marketing at St. Supery
Estate in Napa Valley.
Steve Spadarotto joined Stag’s Leap
Wine Cellars as Vice President and
General Manager on July 5, 2011.
Spadarotto has more than 20 years of
winery management, operations and
finance experience in the California
wine industry, including general
manager responsibilities for Napa
Valley winery Clos Pegase and Cambria
Winery & Vineyards in the Santa Maria
Valley. He also has held executivelevel operations roles for Jackson
Family Farms and Diageo Chateau
and Estate Wines. Most recently, he
was Vice President of Operations and
Lesley is an alumna of UC Berkeley and San Diego State University. She lives in
Napa with her husband, daughters and black Labrador.
Supply for Treasury Wine Estates.
Saint Helena Winery has three different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted.
The diversity of soil and clones provides the winemaking team of Aaron Pott
and Elizabeth Tangney with a variety of fruit to create two estate Cabernets
with distinct aromas, flavors, and textures that capture our terroir.
“Steve’s leadership and operational expertise are well-suited for the
responsibility of upholding the legacy of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars as a Napa
Valley first growth,” said Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine
The vineyard team has been perfecting the art of precision farming for
decades and is intimately familiar with every vine on the Saint Helena Winery
estate. Sustainable farming practices preserve the health of the land and its
inhabitants, and the local environment including bordering waterways.
A joint venture partnership between Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
and Italy’s Marchesi Antinori resulted in the acquisition of the legendary
winery and S.L.V. and Fay Estate Vineyards in 2007.
The ambition of Saint Helena Winery is to balance the bounty of our vineyards
with the unyielding focus of our winemaking team into a harmonious
expression of our terroir in every bottle. We are privileged to take part in a
moment with you and your friends, and we invite you to relax and savor our
estate wines while contemplating the beauty that surrounds you.
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Spadarotto was attracted to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars because it has a unique
place in the history books for its role in building regard and prestige for the
Napa Valley and his desire to build on the winery’s historic success.
In addition to earning a BS in Business Administration from the University of
Missouri-Columbia, Spadarotto holds a MBA from the University of CaliforniaDavis. Through 2012, he served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UC
Davis Graduate School of Management.
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Chris and Pauline Tilley founded V
Madrone Cellars in St. Helena, California
at the site of a pre-prohibition winery
(also known as a “ghost” winery)
whose foundation was originally laid
in 1887 and then shuttered before the
onset of Prohibition in 1920. In 2008,
the Tilley’s opened their first tasting
room at the winery in the Barrel
Room for private tastings and in 2013
the Tilley’s completed their 12 year
restoration of the winery and opened
the Main Winery House for tastings as
In 2001, Chris and Pauline planted a 3.5 acre estate Cabernet vineyard
adjoining the winery and released their very first vintage, V Madrone Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon in 2004. The vineyard is situated on a slope just west of
Highway 29 in the St. Helena appellation approximately two miles north of the
Town of St. Helena and along a narrow bench of land that is ideal for premium
cabernet sauvignon. V Madrone produces 1,500 cases of wine per year, half
of which is Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and also produce 300 cases/year each
of Old Vine Zinfandel, Carneros Chardonnay and Old Vine Petite Sirah, all of
which are sourced from older legacy single site vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Chris, born and raised in Napa Valley, had always dreamed of being a “farmer.”
He spent 28 years in the property casualty insurance business in New York,
where he met his wife, Pauline. An attorney who had spent 25 years on Wall
Street and other financial guaranty insurance firms practicing public finance
law, Pauline, native to Dublin, Ireland left the east coast with Chris and headed
to Napa in 2008. Before they knew it, they were full time “vintners” and
haven’t looked back!
Mary Joli is the Regional Brand
Manager with Willamette Valley
Vineyards in Oregon’s verdant
Willamette Valley. Mary brings with
her a wealth of wine knowledge and
experience from over 13 years in the
Oregon wine Industry, having worked
in wine shops specializing in Oregon
Pinots she then went on to several
small wineries where she managed
tasting rooms, creating wine clubs and
all aspects of special wine events.
It was during the early time in her
career that she traveled extensively
throughout Europe she first came across the elegant old world wines, tasting
her way across Europe for 4 years she developed a palate and a passion for
wine. After settling down and raising a family Mary returned to the work force
to peruse her passion for wines, of traveling and meeting new people, working
with Willamette Valley Vineyards as an ambassador to 13 states has afforded
her the opportunity to do so.
As an avid hiker, kayaker and organic gardener Mary feels privileged to enjoy
Oregon’s endless forests, snowy mountains, rugged coastline and, of course,
its elegant wines!
Chris and Pauline have four children between the ages of 25 to 31, and were
joined three years ago by their daughter, Charlotte, who joined the V Madrone
team full-time and runs their wine club, Club V.
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Celebrity Chefs
N A P A V A L L E Y, C A
Brendan Mica
Restaurant Cuvee at River
Terrance Inn
Michael Guerra
Havana Café
Neall Bailey
Bay Colony Beach Club
Cindy Hutson
Ortanique on the Mile
Clay Conley
Nyesha Arrington
Chef Nyesha Arrington
Dan Vargo
Seagar’s Prime Steaks
& Seafood
Robert Gerstenecker
Park 75 at Four Seasons Hotel
Holly Peterson
Rolando Cruz-Taura
The Dining Room at Little Palm
Luis A. Pous
Asia de Cuba Restaurants
at China Grill Management
Tim Creehan
Cuvee Bistro, Cuvee Catering
& Grill Plus
Matt Baker
Occidental Grill & Seafood
As an esteemed member of Noble
House Hotels & Resorts’ renowned
culinary team, Chef Brendan Mica
has held many remarkable positions,
including executive chef at Hot Tin
Roof at Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key
West and as executive chef at River
Terrace Inn’s restaurant, Cuvée.
Chef Mica began his culinary training at
the California School of Culinary Arts in
Pasadena, and then went on to cook in
Barcelona, Spain and rural Germany to
further develop his culinary prowess.
Upon his return to the United States, Chef Mica went back to his hometown
of Agoura Hills and opened his first restaurant as executive chef. He worked
closely with a seasoned sushi chef to compose an unconventional but inspired
menu. Chef Mica’s desire to expand his knowledge base encouraged him to
once again take to the road and explore the culinary world. A notable stop
along his journey was as Chef de Cuisine for James Beard nominated chef
Andrew Kirschner, at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Most
recently, Chef Mica was groomed by world-renowned Chef Luis Pous of Little
Palm Island fame, with Chef Pous’ personal involvement in Chef Mica’s career
insuring a successful launch into the competitive world of dining.
Since the start of his culinary training, Chef Mica has acquired integral
knowledge and experience in the culinary industry. From Cuban influenced
cuisine highlighted by French techniques at Ocean Key’s Hot Tin Roof, catering
to discerning palettes at The Dining Room at Little Palm Island, and putting a
new spin on high country cuisine in Napa at River Terrace Inn, Chef Brendan
Mica is exceptionally well rounded.
Matthew Basford
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Cindy Hutson is a self–taught chef
who developed a passion for cooking
at the age of nine. After high school
Hutson left New Jersey to move to
the sunny skies of Miami. In late 1994
Hutson met a new life partner, Delius
Shirley. With Hutson having three
kids, which were her main concern,
she was hesitant to go along with
this new life venture. In November
1994 they opened “Norma’s on the
Beach”. Norma’s was touted as “the
best Caribbean restaurant in South
Florida” In 1996 they were awarded
the coveted “5 Star Diamond Award” for the fabulous dining at Norma’s on the
Beach and has continued to hold that same prestigious award at Ortanique on
the Mile. Cindy was also named “Chef of the Year” by Chef Magazine in 2011
& “Chef of the Year” by Eaters in 2012.
They currently have “Ortanique on the Mile” in Coral Gables Florida, an
establishment that will be 15 years young this Spring, and still going strong.
The couple recently opened Ortanique on the Crescent at Camana Bay, on
Grand Cayman Island November 23, 2010. The restaurant’s menu reflects
the same global inspirations that created the menu of Ortanique on the Mile.
The Grand Cayman location lends Hutson the ability to have a diversified
Caribbean “tapas” menu along with her full moon “Caja China” pig roasts.
Cindy Hutson Cuisine has recently expanded to Harbour Island, Bahamas at
The Dunmore. The resort sits atop the crown of Harbour Island’s pink sands
beach, offering guests some of the best views on the island. “Our location
is exceptional, so we wanted to create an extraordinary luxury vacation
destination,” says Gil Besing, owner of The Dunmore. “We’re thrilled to have
Cindy Hutson join us. Her cuisine is a celebration of Caribbean cooking.” Now,
with Cindy, Delius and their team in place, the resort brings another great
dining destination to Harbour Island. “The islands are in my heart,” says Chef
Cindy Hutson, “so I’m excited about bringing my love of the islands to The
Dunmore’s guests and visitors.
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Chef Clay Conley opened the doors to
būccan on the island of Palm Beach, FL
in 2011. Years of planning, and decades
of working, traveling, reading, eating,
drinking, and cooking culminated into
this space and menu. In 2012 and
2013, he received a nomination of
Best Chef: South from the eminent
James Beard Foundation for buccan.
In February 2012, the team opened
Imoto (translation: little sister), an
Asian-focused, intimate expansion of
A native of rural Maine, Clay grew up tending his family’s orchard and livestock.
In the extremes of the New England landscape, he was introduced to the logic
of seasonality, the significance of origin and the beauty of fresh ingredients.
At 14, the future chef got his first taste of the business, volunteering to work
in the kitchen of a local restaurant. Pursuing his calling, he eventually became
a protégé of Todd English, becoming his culinary director in 2003.
In 2005, Clay was selected by Mandarin Oriental, Miami, to run the kitchen at
its signature AAA Five Diamond Award restaurant, Azul. Under his helm, Robb
Report named Azul one of America’s finest restaurants.
Clay and his restaurants have has been recognized in national and international
publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Complot, USA
Today, NY Post, and listed as Esquire’s “Where to Eat in South FL Now.” Buccan
restaurant is Forbes Travel Guide’s “hottest spot” in Palm Beach, and has
received “Best New Restaurant” honors from most area publications. Clay has
also cooked on Emeril Florida, The Today Show and Fox and Friends.
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Chef Dan Vargo joined the Seagar’s
Prime Steak and Seafood culinary
team in April 2012. Vargo, a native
of Maryland, was introduced to the
culinary world in Destin where he
made the decision to pursue his
passion for food. Vargo has been in
the culinary industry for the last 13
years, during which time he traveled
the world in search of his culinary
style, aptly shaped by his journey.
Vargo brings Baltimore’s traditional
and historical influences, Martha’s
Vineyard’s emphasis on organic
produce and seasonal seafood, and the Ritz-Carlton’s world-class standards
for fine dining and excellence in service to the Seagar’s experience.
Prior to Seagar’s, Vargo collectively dedicated eight years to the Ritz-Carlton
in Naples, Fla. with titles including Executive Sous Chef and Restaurant Chef.
He also spent two years as Executive Sous Chef at The Boathouse Club in
Martha’s Vineyard.
Graduating with honors from Baltimore International College in 2002, Vargo
earned a prestigious internship through The American Studies Institute in
Ireland with The Park Hotel. Vargo was also selected as a member of Ritz
Carlton’s domestic and international recruiting team sent to South Africa and
Peru where he cooked for orphanages and shelters.
Chef Holly Peterson has been known for
her work with major charity auctions
and gala’s across the country. She first
met the Destin Charity Wine Auction
team at Camp Schramsberg, a program
she worked closely with Jack & Jamie
Davies in creating, and continues to this
day to be the food & wine instructor for
Camp Schramsberg.
After graduating with a degree in
viticulture and enology at UC Davis,
Holly trained in Paris at La Varenne
Ecole de Cuisine to become a highly
skilled chef, cooking in many 3 star restaurants, and the
American Embassy in
After working in France and Germany, Chef Peterson returned home to Napa
Valley where she now runs her multi- faceted business, FLOURISH.
FLOURISH - Events, Edibles and Expressions is built on Chef Peterson’s rich and
varied background. Her multi-dimensional approach to the culinary arts has
allowed Chef Peterson to work throughout the world in every aspect of the food
and wine industry.
From Breathtaking “once-in-a-lifetime” events to intimate and stunning winery
celebrations, Chef Peterson has the culinary expertise, discerning eye, creative
touch and experience to insure the most successful events.
Chef Peterson’s client list includes numerous American and French wineries,
renowned cooking schools, Fortune 500 companies, resorts, Olympic athletic
teams, and restaurants around the world. Her work has taken her from Air
Museums to our Embassy in Paris to Mount Everest.
Chef Peterson’s is also an accomplished photographer, and her food photography
gives the viewer a chef’s perspective of the beauty of simple fruits, vegetables
and flowers. Her photographs express her belief that the presentation of the
food we eat is as important as its flavors and health benefits.
Learn more about Chef Holly Peterson and view her work at
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O C C I D E N TA L G R I L L & S E A F O O D
Luis A Pous is the Executive Concept
Chef of Asia de Cuba Restaurants at
China Grill Management. In this newly
created role, Pous will oversee all
Asia de Cuba restaurant operations
worldwide. Pous worked previously
as the Corporate Chef at Noble House
Hotels and Resorts overseeing all
culinary aspects for the collection,
including Little Palm Island Resort &
Spa, Ocean Key Resort, LaPlaya Beach
& Golf Resort and Gateway Canyons;
a total of 17 properties all over the
United States.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Pous relocated to the US in 1997, after
graduating from the Cuban Culinary School.
Prior to joining Noble House Hotels & Resorts, in 2006, Chef Pous manned
award-winning kitchens for nearly two decades, including Turnberry Isle in
Aventura, FL, and the Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York City.
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What sets Chef Matt Baker apart from
others in his field is his consistent
passion for cuisine. In his life, food
and dining have always come first.
His obsession with food started early.
During holidays in Houston, Texas,
he assisted with preparing cookies
and pies with his grandmother, which
led to an enthusiastic enrollment at
Johnson & Wales University in Miami,
After spending time in the kitchens
and wine rooms of South Beach, he
fulfilled his urge to travel and in 2009, landed the opening Executive Chef
position at Krish in Singapore. It was at Krish that Chef Matt began making a
name for himself, being named by Time “The Country’s Hottest Chef” and by
Timeout Singapore as “Singapore’s newest splurge worthy restaurant.”
With a short stint at Minibar by José Andrés, Chef Matt settled in with
Robert Wiedmaier at Brasserie Beck where he was the Executive Sous Chef
in the fall of 2011. The summer of 2012 brought him to The Occidental Grill
& Seafood as the Chef de Cuisine. With him, he brought his signature New
American cooking style, and a reenergized menu with items including a SaltCrusted Porterhouse Steak for two and a Pan Roasted Yellow Fin Tuna with
Fennel Pollen. Where he excels at this longtime D.C. landmark however is his
exciting and intricate daily specials, where he utilizes the freshest ingredients
by establishing relationships with local farmers and purveyors. Paying tribute
to both his Texas and South-East Asian routes, Chef Matt’s taste for the
adventurous and inspired is seen and tasted in his food. He takes plating like a
contemporary artist, free-flowing ingredients on the plate like a blank canvas.
This young Chef’s talent will only continue to grow in Washington as his fervor
for inspired flavor and dining experience develops.
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Shortly after taking his first restaurant
job in his late teens, Matthew Basford
knew that he was headed for a career
in the restaurant business. Growing
up in Australia, Basford was exposed
to cooking techniques that drew
influence from Pan-Asian cuisine.
He started his culinary journey at Pear
Tree Cottage in Greenock, followed
by Vintner’s Bar and Grill in Angaston.
He was awarded Second Place in
Tasting Australia in two consecutive
competitions and placed in the Nestle
Junior Chefs of Australia Competition, a yearly event that honors the top
apprentices in the country. After completing his four year apprenticeship,
Basford was officially a “Qualified Chef”, and travelled to the United States.
In December 2002, Basford moved to New Orleans, LA and began working
at Dominique’s, at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter. When
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, Basford was relocated to Atlanta,
GA. Within a week, Basford found himself in the Canoe kitchen. He started as
line cook, and worked his way up the ranks from sous chef to executive sous
chef, to chef de cuisine, and finally in 2013, Basford was named executive chef
of Canoe.
He continues the legacy of the city’s longstanding bastion of fine dining. His
commitment to serving fresh, seasonal ingredients marries well with the rich
tradition of Canoe.
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Chef Michael Guerra has joined The
Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Florida as
Executive Chef. Before moving to
Florida Chef Guerra over saw culinary
events at Montage Deer Valley as the
resort’s Executive Banquet Chef and
Restaurant Chef. Originally hailing
from Brooklyn, New York, Chef Guerra
gained an appreciation for authentic
Italian cooking from his Italian-born
Chef Guerra worked for many
years at small ‘mom and pop’
Italian restaurants throughout the borough of Brooklyn. It was a love of
the mountains and horses that eventually led him to Vail Resorts where he
ultimately opened three properties as a member of the leadership team and
was widely acknowledged at the Vail Valley Chef Showcase.
He was named Banquet Chef at St. Regis Deer Crest (Utah) before joining the
culinary team at Montage Deer Valley where he was a key ingredient in the
property’s opening culinary success, most notably overseeing the launch of
the kitchen at Daly’s Pub & Rec. and Apex restaurant the resorts fine dining
In his spare time Chef Guerra enjoys, fishing, golfing and riding his Harley.
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Executive Chef Neall Bailey received
his training from the Canadian
Industry Training and Apprenticeship
Commission at Vancouver Community
College. After serving in a number of
positions from line cook to sous chef,
he has worked as an executive chef
since 2004.
His resume includes positions in hotels,
resorts, cruise ships and private clubs in
Canada, Switzerland and the US. He has
also served as culinary host to world
leaders, heads of state, international
delegations and Fortune 500 corporate executives. He functioned as host
chef to the Relais & Chateau World Congress which included cooking a classic
President-Lincoln-Era Dinner for the Relais & Chateau Board of Directors. The
guest list at that event included twelve Michelin starred Chefs.
While working in Washington, DC, Neall played an active role in the opening of
Cafe du Parc in the Willard Hotel under the guidance of three-star Michelin Chef
Antoine Westermann. Neall organized the Willard’s inauguration festivities in
2009. The three-day event included hosting parties for a number of successful
Congressional candidates, serving more than 21,000 guests. He also represented
the United States at the MLA Black Box Competition held in Dubai, UAE.
Hosting several Chaine de Rotisseur Wine Dinners helped him develop
relationships with a number of local food growers including farmers, ranchers
and gatherers. These relationships allow him to incorporate the farm-to-table
concept into his menus.
Neall Bailey is also a former Executive Chef at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort
where he oversaw La Playa’s several distinct food operations: casual fare in the
Tiki bar, southwest Florida regional cuisine in the acclaimed Baleen restaurant
as well as banquet operations resort wide. During his tenure, La Playa was
named to the Conde Nast Gold List as a premier food and beverage destination
Neall Bailey is currently executive Chef at Bay Colony beach Club in Naples
Florida where he lives with his wife Dragana and their two children Aeslin and
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From the time she was a child, Chef
Nyesha Arrington has loved to cook.
Arrington was born in southern California
to a multi-cultural family. When she was
just four years old, her Korean grandmother
influenced Nyesha’s youthful palate by
introducing her to diverse foods. That
culinary experience has shaped Arrington’s
cooking technique, inspiring her to integrate
flavors from around the world and creating
her individual and personal style.
A graduate of the Culinary School at the
Art Institute of Los Angeles in 2001, Nyesha
has worked at Lemon Moon in Culver City, Mélisse in Santa Monica, the Michelin and
Mobil award-winning Las Vegas restaurants, L’Atelier, The Mansion, and most recently
as Executive Chef at Wilshire restaurant in Santa Monica. Arrington, an ardent believer
in using fresh, seasonal products, considers several important factors in creating her
menu, including the weather, what’s in season, and the availability of locally-grown food.
Nyesha comes from an artistic family and her creative upbringing is reflected in her
approach to cooking, which she considers an art. “Every plate is like a canvas,” says
Nyesha. “Chefs must be able to do everything, from thinking about their prep, to
assessing the menu and knowing their audience. I love the process.”
During Nyesha’s tenure as Executive Chef at Wilshire restaurant in Santa Monica
from 2010-2012, she was named a Rising Star by Brad Johnson then the restaurant
critic of Angeleno. She has been featured in Restaurant Hospitality, on
and was a guest chef at Test Kitchen restaurant in 2011.
Nyesha has also appeared on two reality cooking shows as a contestant: Bravo’s Top
Chef: Texas, and Food Network’s: Chef Hunter, where she won the competition for
the next executive chef at Wilshire. In 2012, Nyesha was recognized by
as one of the 30 Under 30, and profiled in the LA Weekly’s People issue as one of the
most 69 interesting people to watch in 2012.
She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and sustainable
farming. Nyesha delights in spending time outdoors with her dog, Samson. She is an
avid surfer and snowboarder, enjoys camping and continues to love art. However, her
greatest passion will always be cooking.
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A 19-year veteran of Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts, Robert
Gerstenecker joined Park 75 as
executive chef in September
2004, a promotion he considers
a culinary dream come true. A
former executive sous chef at Four
Seasons Atlanta from 1998-2002,
he helped open Park 75 and played
an instrumental role in developing
the restaurant’s menu. After four
years in Atlanta, Gerstenecker
moved farther south to Four
Seasons Resort Palm Beach where
he mastered the use of tropical
ingredients and cooking with seafood. In between all of his Four Seasons
experience, Robert has also worked abroad in Hong Kong as the restaurant
chef at Quo Quo, which he helped open and developed a French menu using
Asian ingredients.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Gerstenecker gained an appreciation for food
through his mother. Today, one of his favorite pastimes is planting and
harvesting his own crops. In fact, Gerstenecker has created a produce garden
and bee apiary on the hotel’s fifth-floor terrace and uses his ‘rooftop’ produce
to throughout the restaurant’s acclaimed menu.
Gerstenecker is thrilled to be living out his dream of being an executive chef
in his favorite city-Atlanta! In his spare time, the chef… cooks! Gerstenecker
and wife Brooke are parents to daughter Heidi Rose, born in November 2010.
Before arriving at Little Palm Island,
Chef Roly Cruz-Taura managed the
smooth function of all culinary
operations throughout the Historic
Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables especially the world-famous Sunday
Brunch. At the Biltmore, Chef Roly
actively enhanced and diversified
the types of cuisines available. Such
accomplishments included elevating
the selection of food offered to guests
through catered events, room service,
cooking classes and re-imagining the
19th Hole Restaurant.
A native of Miami, Cruz-Taura graduated with a degree in Hospitality
Management from Florida International University, and began his career at
the InterContinental Hotel Miami (formerly The Pavillion). In 1991 Cruz-Taura
joined the Mayfair House Hotel in Coconut Grove as Saucier and by 1995 he
held the dual positions of Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director. CruzTaura’s next move led him to become Sous-Chef at Mark’s in the Grove, and
later Executive Chef at Shula’s on the Beach.
In 1997 Cruz-Taura traveled to Ireland on a culinary excursion and, upon
returning to Miami he became Executive Chef/General Manager for Kilinkere,
Inc., which owns John Martin’s and O’Caseys restaurants.
Cruz-Taura joined CamFam, Inc. in 1999, holding the position of Corporate
Executive Chef for its 8-unit seafood restaurant chain, Cami’s, in Miami. In
2001 he joined the Miami City Club in downtown Miami as Executive Chef/
Director of Food & Beverage Operations while receiving his certification from
the United States Sommelier Association.
In 2004, Cruz-Taura launched his first solo act, FIFTY Restaurant & Lounge, in
the SoFi district of South Beach. His cuisine featured a combination of classic
American fare, presented in a contemporary style with dishes influenced by a
variety of cultures and countries that found their way to the American table.
Garnering such reviews as: The Miami New Times wrote, “Put simply, FIFTY is
the best food on Ocean Drive.” The Miami Herald called FIFTY, “A true South
Beach rarity.”
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Chef Tim Creehan is the proprietor of Cuvee
Bistro and Cuvee Catering in Destin, and Grill
Plus™, an instant marinade he created and
patented in 1997. He was born in Hartford,
Connecticut, and spent most of his childhood
and young adult life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
before settling on the Emerald Coast. Prior
to Cuvee Bistro, Creehan founded Beach
Walk Cafe and served as Executive Chef and
founding partner of Marina Café in Destin.
Creehan’s culinary legacy remains irrevocably
ensconced throughout Destin’s eateries as
their menus continue to capitalize on his
award winning signature dishes.
Dubbed Destin’s celebrity chef, Creehan’s stellar reputation of culinary excellence
has landed him incalculable awards, television and radio appearances, and an array
of prolific clientele, including Bruce Willis, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rachel Hunter, and
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He served as special guest Chef de Cuisine at
the Sundance Film Festival, where he fed flocks of the famous at the Entertainment
Tonight/Getty Images/Gibson Guitar Lodge, including Matthew Broderick, Danny
Glover, Alan Rickman, Rachel Taylor, John Legend, and more.
Cuvee consistently garners multiple awards annually, including Florida Trend’s Golden
Spoon Award, Best of the Emerald Coast, Best in Destin, Tripadvisor’s Certificate
of Excellence, Finest on the Emerald Coast, and the prestigious Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence. Recently Cuvee earned national honors as one of Opentable’s
2013 Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars and Top 100 American Restaurants. For
the Cuvee experience beyond the confines of the restaurant, Creehan launched
Cuvee Catering, both a destin based and mobile venture specializing in weddings,
receptions and offsite catering.
A steward of his community, Creehan supports various charities both local and
national. He is a published author of three cookbooks, as well as a dynamic
teacher, currently serving on the Board of Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant
Management College, where he recruits graduates for training at Cuvee.
For more information about Tim Creehan and his ventures, please visit:,,, and
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RICH AND FAMOUS IN ANGUILLA FOR 6.....................................62
EMERIL PRESENTS TEN FOR 10.................................................64
SOUTH FLORIDA CRAWL FOR 4..................................................66
THE HONORARY LOT BY PAUL HOBBS FOR 8...........................70
SAIL TO ST. SOMEWHERE! THE BVI’S FOR 6.............................72
ALL-STAR DUO..............................................................................74
FRENCH RIVIERA FOR 8..............................................................76
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WINE FOR 4...............................................80
MAJESTIC MENDOZA FOR 4........................................................82
COSTA RICAN HILLSIDE SANCTUARY FOR 10...........................84
EXUMA BLUE FOR 4......................................................................88
PALATE TO PALETTE.....................................................................92
CLASSIC CALIFORNIA CULTS.......................................................94
DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR 2.............................................................98
LITTLE PALM ISLAND FOR 4.......................................................100
ENCHANTING ALPHA OMEGA FOR 4.........................................102
STUNNING SANTORINI FOR 8....................................................104
DOVE ISLAND LODGE FOR 2.....................................................106
CASA DE CAMPO FOR 6.............................................................108
UNDISCOVERED WINE COUNTRY FOR 4.................................110
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH............................................................112
LAFITE ROTHSCHILD OF WASHINGTON FOR 4.......................114
“BLACK CARD” WINE DINNER....................................................116
RENOWNED REVANA FOR 4.......................................................118
JUSTIN GAFFREY LIVE................................................................120
BEST OF BORDEAUX...................................................................124
TRIPLE HEADER FOR 6...............................................................126
BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY FOR 4..................................................128
ALMOST HEAVEN AT THE GREENBRIER FOR 8.......................130
PERFECT PAIR FOR 4.................................................................132
ST. EMILION FOR 8......................................................................134
PADDLE RAISE.............................................................................136
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK!.............................................................138
HIGH STYLE WITH V MADRONE FOR 4 ....................................140
INSTANT WINE CELLAR...............................................................146
PREMIER LAKE LANIER FOR 10.................................................148
OH ATLANTA.................................................................................152
SUNSET KEY FOR 4.....................................................................156
CASTELLO BANFI FOR 4.............................................................158
CUVEE BAYOU FOR 12...............................................................160
CHI CHI’S FINEST.........................................................................162
CARTER SEA CRUISE..................................................................164
TELLURIDE LUXURY FOR 8........................................................166
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WHAT A WEEK IN WATERCOLOR.............................................168
ALYS BEACH FAMILY GETAWAY................................................169
HIS & HERS................................................................................170
BOATING BY LEGACY................................................................170
FISH. PADDLE. SURF.................................................................171
OLD WORLD NEW WORLD- FALL 11.6.14................................172
OLD WORLD NEW WORLD- SPRING 2.19.15..........................172
A CUTTHROAT DINNER FOR 12................................................173
DCWAF CUVEE...........................................................................173
KOSTA BROWNE EXPERIENCE................................................174
CALLAWAY GARDENS COTTAGE.............................................174
GOING TO CAROLINA................................................................175
HILTON HEAD “ISLAND GETAWAY”...........................................175
CLASSIC BEAUCASTEL.............................................................175
CUSTOM 30A MADE PORCH SWING........................................176
SHOAL CREEK STAY & PLAY.....................................................176
FIVE STAR PLANTATION HUNT.................................................177
ROMANCE AT THE BEACH........................................................177
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I END OF AUCTION RAFFLE........................................................178
I KREW OF KRUTZ.......................................................................179
I 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE.........................................................179
I A SMILE SO BRIGHT...................................................................179
I A WEEK OF TREASURES...........................................................180
I A WHITE DELIGHT.......................................................................180
I AEGEAN WINE DINNER.............................................................180
I AMBROSIA TRIO.........................................................................181
I BACKYARD RETREAT.................................................................181
I BIG DADDY..................................................................................182
I BEACHSIDE & BIJOUX BUNDLE...............................................182
I BRUNELLO..................................................................................182
I BEAUTIFUL YOU!.......................................................................183
I BIG EASY....................................................................................184
I ONE OF A KIND- “BLUE DOG”...................................................184
I BOOGIE ON THE BAY................................................................185
I BUCCANEER BIRTHDAY PARTY...............................................185
I CASK 23......................................................................................185
I CAPITAL LUXURY.......................................................................186
I CASUAL CRUISIN’......................................................................186
I CORKS........................................................................................186
I INSTANT CHEF...........................................................................187
I CUSTOM STYLE.........................................................................187
I CYMBAL......................................................................................188
I DESTIN TREE HOUSE...............................................................188
I DAY ON THE WATER..................................................................188
I EMERALD GRANDE PACKAGE.................................................189
I FORE!..........................................................................................190
I FORMAN VERTICAL...................................................................190
I FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH................................................................191
I FRENCH BUBBLES.....................................................................191
I FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION...............................................192
I FRONT BEACH COTTAGE GETAWAY.......................................193
I GET FIT!......................................................................................193
I GLOWING GODDESS.................................................................194
I GRAYTON COLLECTION............................................................194
I GIGONDAS DUO.........................................................................194
I GROOVY WINE CLASS..............................................................195
I BEST OF DESTIN.......................................................................195
I HENDERSON BEACH GETAWAY...............................................196
I HIBISCUS HOUSE HIDEAWAY...................................................196
I WESTIN MAMMOTH...................................................................197
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MIMMO’S PIZZA DELIVERY!......................................................198
WINE CONNOISSEUR................................................................198
KEY LIME COTTAGE RETREAT.................................................198
SHORE CLUB LUXURY...............................................................199
KOSTA BROWNE VERTICAL......................................................199
MARCHING SANDERLINGS.......................................................199
LUAU RETREAT..........................................................................200
MIX IT UP.....................................................................................200
MAGICAL ORLANDO..................................................................201
MILKSHAKES ON THE BEACH..................................................201
VINTAGE MINK FUR...................................................................201
MYSTERY DINNER.....................................................................202
NAPLES RETREAT......................................................................202
NEW YOU!...................................................................................203
OLD EDWARDS INN GETAWAY..................................................203
ROLLING STONES......................................................................204
PAINT A BOARD..........................................................................204
PILATES & PURSE PACKAGE....................................................205
RALLY TIME................................................................................205
ROEDERER ESTATE..................................................................206
FUN IN THE SUN........................................................................206
SENSATIONAL SKIN..................................................................206
SLEEP IT OFF.............................................................................207
RUTH’S CHRIS ELEGANCE......................................................207
SOUTHERN RESORTS SPLENDOR..........................................208
STAND OUT WITH KATE SPADE...............................................209
STAY AT THE WHARF.................................................................209
TAKE ROOT WITH MARY HONG...............................................209
THE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE.....................................................210
TIME FOR CHANGE...................................................................210
TURBO KICK PARTY...................................................................211
TYSONS CORNER......................................................................211
WAR EAGLE................................................................................212
WEEKEND AT BARNSLEY..........................................................212
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TRIO OF KRUTZ.........................................................................213
WATERSOUND BEACH CANVAS..............................................214
WIN WITH A BANG.....................................................................214
WYNDHAM WONDERLAND.......................................................215
CLARK-CLAUDON VINEYARDS.................................................215
‘DEAD ZONE’..............................................................................215
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WS = Wine Spectator RP = Robert Parker
harity Wine Auc
1.5L 2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia (WS 94, RP 95)
1.5L 2012 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Own 37 autographed magnums (or larger!) from DCWAF past & present vintners
and friends of the Foundation.
This lot includes:
1.5L 2010 Paul Hobbs Cabernet, Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard (WS 91, RP 95)
3.0L 2005 Castello Banfi Summus
1.5L 2010 Alpha Omega ERA (WS 92)
1.5L 2011 Betz Pere de Famille, Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 93-95)
1.5L 2010 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2009 Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet, Howell Mountain
1.5L 2010 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 96, RP 98)
1.5L 2010 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2011 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate (RP 93-95)
1.5L 2011 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (WS 95)
1.5L 2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard (WS 93)
1.5L 1998 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2007 Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet (RP 91)
1.5L 2011 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 91-93+)
1.5L 2012 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir*
1.5L 2011 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2006 Jarvis Lake William
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1.5L 2007 Krutz Family Cellars Syrah Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley
1.5L 2006 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 94)
1.5L 2008 Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir (WS 90)
1.5L 2009 Palazzo ‘Right Bank’ Proprietary Red Blend (RP 92)
1.5L 2010 Pifer Pavitt Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2004 PEJU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford (WS 92)
1.5L 2011 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2009 Revana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2011 Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 90)
1.5L 2011 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 90)
1.5L 2008 Spring Mountain Elivette
1.5L 2008 ‘Sympa’ Reserve Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2008 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 94, RP 90)
1.5L 2009 Stag’s Leap CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 91, RP 94+)
1.5L 2006 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon*
1.5L 2010 Willamette Valley Vineyards Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir (WS 90)
1.5L 2002 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard (WS 91, RP 94)
1.5L 2002 Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Cabernet (WS 92)
Donated By: Paul Hobbs Wines, Alpha Omega Winery, Castello Banfi, Betz Family
Winery, Cakebread Cellars, Caymus Vineyards, Chateau de Beaucastel, Darioush,
DeLille Cellars, Domaine Serene, Duckhorn Portfolio, Dunn Vineyards, Fisher Vineyards,
Forman Vineyard, Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Hourglass, Jarvis Estate Winery, Joseph
Phelps Vineyards, Kosta Browne, Krutz Family Cellars, Ladera Vineyards, Merry
Edwards Winery, Palazzo Wine, PEJU Province Winery, CADE Estate Winery, Pride
Mountain Vineyards, Revana Family Vineyard, Robert Craig Winery, Spottswoode
Estate Vineyard & Winery, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Saint Helena Winery, Staglin
Family Vineyard, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, V Madrone, Willamette Valley Vineyards,
and Friends of the Foundation
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Charity Wine Auct
This lot benefits: Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Welcome to Villa Paradise, Anguilla, British West Indies! Villa Paradise is an
exquisite 7,000 square foot, gated beachfront luxury Caribbean vacation
home in Anguilla. Surrounded by 3.5 magnificently landscaped acres and its
own private beach, Villa Paradise is one of the most luxurious villa rentals
in the Caribbean as well as one of the most beautiful luxury home rentals in
Anguilla: it is a preferred hideaway for celebrities and royalty alike.
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay at Villa Paradise for 6 people
Small boat with private boat man, Earl, at your service
Snorkeling equipment
Motorized Zodiac
25’ x 50’ Pool
Seaside Infinity Hot Tub
Ocean View Gym
Donated By: Supporters of Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Villa Paradise combines natural beauty with quiet elegance while offering
unrivaled views across the crystalline Caribbean Sea to the mountains of
St. Maarten, making it one of the most sought-after luxury villa rentals in
Anguilla. The villa’s protected harbor with boat dock and small, private beach
are located directly in front of the main vacation home. The adjacent coral
reef offers some of the best snorkeling opportunities in Anguilla.
Restrictions: Available June, July, and August 2014 with the exception of June
29 – July 5; Base gratuity included; extra gratuity expected for any additional
services away from the villa by the villa staff during your stay.
Relax by the 25’ x 50’ pool and soothing hot tub, enjoy the property’s private
resort beach, or have an adventure: your boat man, Earl, can take you out on
a small boat for snorkeling, catching lobster or just for fun. Go golfing at the
Cuisinart Resort championship 18-hole course, watch the boat races during
the summer festival, hike Anguilla’s Heritage Trail or ride horses along the
beach! Visit for more info.
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Ten guests will enjoy the 10th anniversary of Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s
Carnivale du Vin in New Orleans, November 7-8, 2014. Start the weekend off
at Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer where you’ll sample
over 40 of the nation’s best chef’s interpretation of the popular southern dish,
boudin, under the stars.
The following night Chef Emeril Lagasse welcomes your group to celebrate the
black tie gala and wine auction Carnivale du Vin featuring celebrity guest chefs
Jimmy Bannos, Jr., Jimmy Bannos, Sr., and Michelle Bernstein complete with
champagne, renowned wines, and a four course signature dinner prepared by
Emeril and his culinary team. The wining and dining will continue with musical
entertainment by a very special guest!
Your accommodations will allow you to experience the city’s Southern hospitality
and unforgettable style from the edge of the French Quarter. Featuring a worldclass spa, a signature restaurant, impeccable service and exceptional amenities,
the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans sets the standard for elegance while offering
guests a magnificent retreat in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Enjoy an
unforgettable stay in Louisiana that effortlessly combines the elegance of the
South with unmatched service.
This lot includes:
10 Tickets to Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer
Entrance for 10 at Carnivale du Vin Black Tie Gala & Wine Auction
5 Rooms for 2 Nights at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
5 1.5Ls Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Signed By Vintner Cristina Mariani-May*
Donated By: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- Bidders must be available November 7-8, 2014.
Travel is not included.
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One of our most popular lots is back again for 2014! Thanks to former
restaurateur and avid wine collector, Tom Ferraro we can once again offer
this truly unique experience. Tom and a couple of good friends of ours have
assembled a Miami experience like none other.
Start with a seven night stay for four in a RCI South Florida property; add a
cult wine dinner with Tom and his wife Teri, dinner with Chef Cindy Hutson
at Ortanique on the Mile, and dinner with James Beard- Best Chef of the
Southeast nominee Clay Conley at Buccan. As if you needed any more
reasons- golf at your choice of six different championship courses, take in all
the city has to offer during a walking tour led by Tom with plenty of stops
at his favorite spots for a libation, and have a ball with four tickets to one of
Miami’s professional sports teams.
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay at a RCI Gold Crown Resort for 4
A full list of properties can be found at
Private Roundtrip Jet to Miami, FL in a Phenom 100*
Your private jet will depart from Destin Airport and arrive in Miami before you
know it! No hassles, no security lines, or connecting flights…there is no better
way to travel!
Round of Golf for 4 with Choice of 6 Different Championship Golf Courses
in South Florida
4 Hour Walking Tour
Narrated Walking Tour in Miami with Food, Beverages and Sight Seeing
4 Course California Cult Wine Dinner with Tom & Teri Ferraro
4 Tickets for Professional Sporting Events
Wine Dinner for 4 at Ortanique on the Mile
Cindy Huston’s “cuisine of the sun” will truly light up the night. Each course
will be paired with a wine to highlight its exciting flavors.
Wine Dinner for 4 at Buccan
This James Beard nominee is sure to deliver; Clay Conley’s restaurant, Buccan,
was name Forbes Traveler Guide’s ‘hottest spot’ in Palm Beach.
Donated By: Tom & Teri Ferraro, Pat Velasco, Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley, and
Clay Conley
Restrictions: Advanced reservations required (well in advance encouraged) for
all portions of this lot, based on availability and mutually agreeable dates. Lot
expires 4/30/15.
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This lot benefits: Pathways for Change
Join country music’s brightest stars for Country Music’s Biggest Night at the
48th Annual Country Music Awards! Expect live performances from all of your
favorite singers as well as an evening full of awards. After the show, mingle
with other VIP’s at Country’s Late Night Private Post Party, featuring premium
cocktails, food and live entertainment.
Past winners include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Thompson Square,
Eric, Church, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, and Zac Brown Band.
Award winners are chosen from votes cast by industry professional members
of the Country Music Association, meaning awards winners are honored by
their peers in the music industry.
This lot includes:
2 Bronze-level Tickets (300 level) to Country Music’s 2014 Biggest Awards
Night (First week of November, 2014) in Nashville
2 tickets to Country’s Late Night Private Post Party
Including premium cocktails, food and live entertainment
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Platinum Package for 2
The Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country
music’s story as told through the centuries. A treasure of historic country video
clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design.
3 Night Hotel Stay in a Standard Guest Room in Downtown Nashville
American Airlines Round-trip Coach Class Airfare for 2
Valid within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Nashville, TN
Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Donated By: Supporters of Pathways for Change
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- Date has not been set due to television
programming at time of print, however guaranteed for the first week
of November, 2014. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.
Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost,
stolen or destroyed. Ground transportation is not included. AAdvantage miles
may be earned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage
frequent flyer program. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class
certificates to a higher level of service. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person
processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser.
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Our Honorary Vintner for 2014’s Auction, Paul Hobbs Wines, once again shows
their support of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation with an auction lot
not to be missed. Start with two nights for four couples at Hotel Healdsburg.
Named by Travel+Leisure as one of the world’s “500 Best Places To Stay”
(2009-2012) and “World’s Best Hotels” (2009-2011). Guest rooms are adorned
with Frette linens, work desks, complimentary wireless and include gourmet
harvest breakfast and valet parking. Beautiful gardens and lawns highlight the
landscaped grounds.
Each couple will receive a magnum of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2012 Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from three of our favorite Russian
River Valley vineyards, including our Edward James Estate, Ellen Lane Estate,
and Ross Station Estate vineyards. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of
the diverse terroirs of hallmark Napa Valley vineyards, including: Beckstoffer
Dr. Crane, Stagecoach and Beckstoffer Las Piedras.
This trip would not be complete without a chance to sit down and discuss
wine with the vintner himself. The highlight of the trip- a memorable Russian
River Valley experience and dinner at Paul Hobbs Winery.
This lot includes:
4 Rooms for 2 Nights at Hotel Healdsburg
Luxury boutique accommodations located on the historic town plaza amidst
three premier wine valleys in North Sonoma County,
An Evening with Paul Hobbs
Paul will host eight guests for an exquisite dinner at Lindsay House, the
stunning private event venue overlooking Paul Hobbs Winery and Estate
Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. A sumptuous dinner will be paired with
a very special selection of current releases and rare gems from the library of
Paul Hobbs Winery and Vina Cobos, our winery in Mendoza, Argentina. A VIP
tour of the winery and vineyard will be your prelude to the dinner experience.
4 1.5Ls 2010 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 91, RP 92+)
4 1.5Ls 2012 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Donated By: Paul Hobbs Wines
Restrictions: Lot must be redeemed Sunday-Thursday before 5/1/15. Advanced
reservations required. Subject to availability.
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This lot benefits: Horizons of Okaloosa County
Stephen and Louise together on Pisces create the perfect balance of charm,
experience, talent and hospitality. Whether you’re looking to dive the fringing
reefs of a deserted tropical island, or enjoy a relaxing massage on an isolated
beach, these two have you covered!
Fly into St. Thomas and take the ferry to West End in Tortola to pass through
customs and meet your crew. You will spend the rest of your trip sailing the
British Virgin Islands typically visiting two different islands each day. While
there, don’t forget to get a Pain Killer at the Soggy Dollar Bar! Learn more at
This lot includes:
4 Night, 5 Day Island-Hopping Adventure Aboard the Pisces, a 47 FT
Catamaran for 6 People
3 Queen Air-Conditioned Staterooms each with Private En-Suite Bathrooms
All Meals Inclusive
Snorkeling, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, etc. Included
Donated By: Supporters of Horizons of Okaloosa County
Picture yourself and two other couples sailing the British Virgin Islands for four
nights on your private 47 foot catamaran Pisces. This beautiful sailboat comes
with three air conditioned staterooms, each with a queen bed and private ensuite bathroom, and a crew of two to take care of your every need. All meals
on board are included as well as snorkeling, kayaks, and paddle boards.
Restrictions: Based on availability, additional charges to book over holidays
paid by the winning bidder. Staff gratuity not included. Meals and beverages
on-shore not included. Expires 4/30/15.
Captain Steve McCauley attended the University of the Virgin Islands where
he attained a master’s degree in marine biology. Steve has a U.S. Coast Guard
50-ton Master Captains license and is also a Merchant Marine Officer. He likes
to tell jokes and play the guitar and is a highly experienced scuba diver.
First mate Louise Langello (or Lou, as Steve calls her) love for the ocean
developed through years of summers’ spent along the East Coast of the U.S.
boogey boarding, body boarding and building sand castles. She has a passion
for boats and living on the water and has always loved cooking (and is an
excellent chef by the way) and wanted to find a lifestyle where she could
combine her love for the water with her talent for massage and cooking.
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Two great Napa vintners have combined to create a great wine experience.
We have reserved a beautiful three bedroom house for the dates of August
25th to August 28th in St. Helena as your base of operations for this Napa trip.
This very special property is the epitome of romance and charm that has been
lovingly restored with wood floors, high ceilings, industrial style windows,
beam ceilings, stone fireplace and screened porch. The grounds are delightful,
private and enchanting with towering redwood trees and beautiful oaks.
An Irregular shaped pool and plenty of decking for chairs, chaise lounges and
umbrellas sets the scene for ultimate relaxation. The separate pool house
includes a large great room and fireplace plus bath room and soaking tub.
Located on approximately 13 acres of land, this unique property offers a
combination of serene environment and the vintage home of yesteryear.
While enjoying this lovely, private home, enjoy a tour and tasting at Cade,
Plumpjack and Odette wineries as well as a barrel tasting, tour and lunch at
Hourglass. Add a magnum of Cade Howell Mountain and a 3L of 2011 Hourglass
estate Cabernet and you have a truly memorable experience.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay in 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom House in St. Helena
Visit VRBO number 485927 to learn more
Tour & Tasting at all 3 Wineries: Cade, PlumpJack, and Odette
Barrel Tasting, Tour, and Lunch for 6 at Hourglass
1.5L Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet
3L 2011 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, CADE
Estate Winery, PlumpJack Winery, and Hourglass
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- August 25-28, 2014; $100 cleaning fee not
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This lot benefits: Emerald Coast Autism Center
Vence is set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes department in the ProvenceAlpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France between Nice and Antibes.
Vence is a town of artists, with painters, sculptors and writers of many
nationalities living and working here. The town is full of galleries, sculptures,
decorated buildings and frequent outdoor exhibits.
Four couples will savor every minute of their visit to this historic city while
staying in a modern and private four-bedroom villa high in the hills above
Vence in the French Riviera September 13-20, 2014. This two-level home has
two bedrooms on each floor and the infinity pool provides a private alternative
to the beaches below. The outdoor barbeque affords you an opportunity to
put on your chef’s hat to enjoy the local fish and produce. Don’t think about
lifting a finger – cleaners and gardeners maintain the property throughout
the week.
With four king size bedrooms, the villa sleeps eight. Every air-conditioned
bedroom boasts a king size bed and modern en-suite bathroom with a glass
shower and/or bathtub. An easy ten-minute drive gets you to the town of
Vence, a classic and bustling Provençal village that draws art lovers from
around the world. A twenty-minute drive gets you to Cagnes sur Mer, home
of Renoir’s estate, Les Collettes. This is the French Rivera at its best!
Private Cooking Class in the Villa for 8 hosted by Chef Jean Marc Rossi
Chef Jean Marc Rossi, who caters to prestigious Villas in St. Tropez, and
formerly worked at the Ritz-Carlton, will provide a private cooking class
focused on regional specialties. All food and wine is included.
Private Wine Tasting in the Villa for 8
Chef Jean Marc Rossi will select wine and cheese pairing for a private wine
tasting right in the villa.
$400 gift certificate for Lunch at Alain Llorca in St. Paul de Vence
Uniquely located with a panoramic view of the historic village of St. Paul de
Vence, Alain Llora offers contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.
$400 gift certificate for Lunch at Restaurant Pierre Reboul in Aix-en-Provence
Located in the center of the historic district of Aix-en-Provence, Restaurant
Pierre Reboul offers creative regional cuisine in a modern atmosphere – a
perfect lunch destination during a day of touring the area.
Donated By: Supporters of Emerald Coast Autism Center
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- Valid for September 13, 2014 – September 20,
2014 only.
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay for 8 in a 4 Bedroom/4 Ensuite Bath Private Villa in Vence,
French Riviera, September 13-20, 2014.
The “Mas 2” Villa is a modern, private 4 bedroom/4 ensuite bath villa located high in the hills above Vence in the French Riviera. The Villa includes a
fireplace, private infinity pool and outdoor BBQ. For more details or photos
of the villa, please visit:
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This lot benefits: Children in Crisis
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay for up to 10 people in a 5 Bedroom, 7 Bath Luxury Home on the
Island of St. Maarten
Donated By: Bob and Polly Capps
Restrictions: Available from May 1 - December 13, 2014, subject to availability.
Booking is encouraged within 60 days of purchase.
Enjoy seven nights of incredible views and amenities at Villa Bougainvillea, a
five bedroom luxury home in the gated community of Dawn Beach Estates,
Oyster Pond, on the Dutch side of the Island of St. Maarten. This beautiful
home can welcome as many as ten people as it has five bedrooms, seven
baths, fitness room, wet bar, wine cooler, gourmet kitchen, and a large pool
with an outdoor grilling area.
The property manager will meet you at the airport and escort you to the
house where he will give you a full orientation to the property. Housekeeping
services are provided every other day, you may make arrangements to have
the pantry stocked prior to your arrival and a guide is available to help select
from the many options the island has to offer. This is a spectacular home in
an incredible destination. Sail, snorkel, fish or just give yourself that relaxing
break you know you have earned on beautiful St. Maarten Island. To learn
more and view photos please go to and enter #214580.
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Includes two wooden boxes and the bottles are signed by Sally Johnson,
winemaker, and Steve Pride, CEO and Co-Owner.
Donated By: Pride Mountain Vineyards
Restrictions: Guest cottage, wine tasting, tour and lunch based on availability
and must be scheduled in advance; offer expires 4/30/15.
Served at the White House more than twenty-five times, featured among
only twenty-two California wineries chosen for Robert Parker’s book, The
World’s Greatest Wine Estates, and placing six times on the Wine Spectator’s
annual Top 100 list of wines in the last 10 years, the wines of Pride Mountain
Vineyards justifiably belong in every serious wine collector’s cellar.
This auction lot from Pride Mountain Vineyards is designed to be the
centerpiece of your collection. In addition to large formats of the winery’s
flagship wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc; it includes
a representative portfolio of mailing-list only Reserve and Vintner’s Select
wines, all from their 2011 vintage.
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay for 2 couples in the Pride Mountain Vineyards Guest Cottage
Private Tour and Tasting for 4 people
Private lunch for 4 people at Pride Mountain Vineyards
5L 2011 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
3L 2011 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot
1.5L 2011 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc
3 Bottles 2011 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Bottles 2011 Reserve Claret
3 Bottles 2011 Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Bottles 2011 Vintner Select Merlot
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twice daily housekeeping service and all concierge services. Ride your bike
through the vineyards, go for a morning run, horseback ride or take an
energizing yoga lesson on your private terrace. For the most adventurous
white water rafting, zip lining and hiking are only 30 minutes away in the
Andes. With this much to do four nights might not be enough. Learn more at:
This would be a great trip if that was all, but there is more! Add two rooms for
two more nights at luxurious Four Seasons Buenos Aires.
Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires’ exclusive La Recoleta district, Four
Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is within easy reach of the capital’s business and
cultural attractions. With masterful colonial architecture, a thriving arts scene
and terrace wine bars packed with fashionably-dressed porteños, Buenos
Aires embraces the best of both European and Latin American cultures. Learn
more at
This lot includes:
2 Andes-View Luxury Rooms for 4 Nights at the Cavas Wine Lodge
2 Nights Luxury Accommodations, 2 Rooms at Four Seasons Buenos Aires
Nestled in a 55 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is strategically located
between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain
range. This beautiful resort is only 30 minutes from Mendoza, the heart of
Argentina´s wine country. Over 900 wineries are located in this vast region
at the foothills of the Andes. The wine route that runs through Mendoza is
one of the most charming in the world, due to the beauty of the landscape
and the quality and variety of the vineyards. At the foot of the Andes, Cecilia
Diaz Chuit and Martin Rigal have created a splendid hotel, built in a Spanish
colonial style and devoted to the joys of wine.
The soul of the lodge is its wine cellar (cava), which gives the lodge its
name. All guest rooms face west to highlight the spectacular views of the
Andes Mountain Range, amazing sunsets and starry sky at night. Each room
boasts a king bed, large private deck, spa style bathroom with a dual vanity,
separate shower and vintage soaking tub. In addition all rooms have outdoor
showers, a private plunge pool and wood burning fireplaces. Included with
your stay is breakfast, nightly turndown service, morning wake up service,
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Private Wine Tour for 4 with Cavas Wine Lodge’s Sommelier
3 Winery Tours and Lunch at 1 of the Wineries
Horseback Riding at Sunset
Wine Dinner for 4 People at Cavas Wine Lodge
Breakfast Included at Cavas Wine Lodge & Four Season Buenos Aires
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
Restrictions: Accommodations at Cavas Wine Lodge are subject to availability
and are valid May-September 2014 and May-September 2015.
Four Seasons is valid May 2014-May 2015. Reservations must be made at least
two weeks in advance and is subject to availability.
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This lot benefits: Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
This incredible vacation package includes meals, a full open bar, and staff to
serve and pamper you. Relax by the water and explore the natural treasures
Costa Rica offers. The views are spectacular and the atmosphere is slowpaced and calming. Not only can you enjoy the peaceful, private villas and
beaches, you’ll find exciting activities to keep you busy. Costa Rica offers the
world’s best bill fishing for marlin and sailfish, surfing, snorkeling, diving, rain
forests, volcano and giant sea turtle tours, hot springs, bird watching, monkey
trails, horseback riding, white water rafting, Indian pottery artists, and many
other nature tours. There is something for everyone!
Enjoy all of the comforts of a hotel with your own concierge, personal
cook, house staff, and continual maid service. The five bedroom villa on
the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by other multi-million dollars homes, is in a
gated subdivision and is exclusively yours. For more information please visit
This lot includes:
5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Villa on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica for 6 Nights
Meals and Full Open Bar
Staff to Serve and Pamper Guests
Donated By: Lamar & Tracy Conerly
Restrictions: Booking allowed April through October. Subject to availability.
Expires 10/31/2015. Ground transportation to and from Liberia Airport can be
arranged, but is not furnished as part of this lot.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to become a Napa Valley Insider for a Weekend!
The lucky bidder and three guests are invited to Napa, California for a weekend
of wining and dining with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The bidder will receive the
“Keys to the House” – a 3 night stay (Thursday to Sunday) at Stag’s Leap Wine
Cellars’ Fay House for 4 people. The Fay House is a classic mid-century Ranch
with two bedrooms and two baths. This is an exclusive chance to stay on the
historic property – an opportunity not open to the public.
You and your guests will be treated to a Private Estate and Cave tour and a VIP
Tasting of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars new release wines with General Manager
Steve Spadarotto or Winemaker Marcus Notaro. In addition, a dinner will be
arranged at a one of the winery’s top restaurants in Napa Valley, and paired
with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at the Fay House for 4
Dinner for 4 People at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars with General Manager, Steve
Wine Dinner for 4 at a Top Napa Valley Restaurant with Stag’s Leap Wines
Private Tasting for 4 at the Winery with Winemaker
2 1.5Ls 2008 Stag’s Leap Cask 23
2 1.5Ls 2008 Stag’s Leap Fay Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated By: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Restrictions: Advanced reservations required and subject to availability.
Accommodations only available for redemption Thursday-Sunday. Offer expires
Tonight’s winning bidder will take home the following Stag’s Leap Wine
Cellars’ iconic Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon wines – CASK 23, and FAY
– in Magnum format. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars first brought international
recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973
S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting, besting
some of the most celebrated wines of Bordeaux. These wines from the stellar
2008 vintage are among the most highly prized and sought after Cabernet
Sauvignons worldwide.
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Great Exuma and its Cays are the most exotic of the Bahamas Out Islands, a
collection of tiny jewel-like islands set in the most beautiful mosaic of blues
you’ve ever seen. World-renowned for its magnificent coral reefs, colorful
sea life, and powdery white-sand beaches, Great Exuma offers the ultimate
Caribbean experience.
Two lucky couples will fly by priavate jet to spend six nights and seven days on
this beautiful island, as guests of the Grand Isle Resort & Spa.
Each couple will have their own 1,200 sq. ft. condo complete with a master
bedroom that features a full en-suite marble bathroom, as well as French
sliding glass doors that lead to a terrace or balcony. Each plush villa also
features a spacious living room with access to the terrace, a fully appointed
gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, and dining room.
Enjoy a Bahamian barbeque and live entertainment at the Palapa Grill, the
resort’s on-site restaurant. Indulge in a day of pampering at SeaStar Spa or
soak up the sun by the resort’s infinity edge pool and private beach.
Located next to the Grand Isle’s Resort & Spa, guests can arrange tee times
at the 18-hole championship course designed by golf legend Greg Norman.
This lot includes:
Private Round Trip Jet Travel in and out of Exuma from Destin Jet
Your private jet will depart from Destin Airport and arrive in Exuma before
you know it with no hassles, security lines, or connecting flights. There's no
better way to travel.
6 Nights’ Accommodations in Two, 1 Bedroom Marina-View Condominiums
Plus 1 Golf Cart per Unit at Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, Bahamas
$200 Resort Credit per Couple for the Spa, Restaurant or any other Service
Donated By: Jack & Candis Wilson and Kevin Mason
Restrictions: Based on availability, expires 4/30/15. Cancellations and/or
rescheduling cannot be accommodated within 60 days prior to arrival.
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Fill your days with private game drives in open air vehicles with expert guides
tracking lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, wild dogs, and other
extraordinary species. Enjoy gourmet meals prepared by the executive chef
especially for you and allow yourself to be pampered in their world class spa.
After each thrilling day, watch an African sunset while sipping cocktails and
fine wine in the vast African landscape. A special selection of top South African
wines and Betz Family wines will be hand selected for you by Steve Griessel of
Betz Family Winery.
This lot includes:
VIP Meet & Greet on the Steps of the Plane to Clear Customs and Immigration
at Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa
Private Transfers to your Hotel in Johannesburg (Sandton)
2 Rooms for 1 Night at the Davinci Hotel and Suites in Sandton
For more information on the Davinci Hotel visit:
This is the trip of a lifetime! Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met
at the aircraft and whisked directly through customs followed by a private
transfer to the Davinici Hotel in Mandela Square, Sandton. Johannesburg’s
upscale Sandton neighborhood is the city’s business center where many
major international companies house their headquarters. Its heart is Nelson
Mandela Square with its large, six-meter sculpture of the country’s first
democratically elected president. The square also has many of the city’s best
Private Transfers to the Airstrip in Lanseria
The following day travel by private charter in a Pilatus PC 12 to the 174,000
acre Madikwe Game Reserve in northwestern South Africa. Spend four nights
at the breathtaking Molori Safari Lodge, a private seven star property with
only five suites and thirty-five staff members. Each couple will stay in their
own 6,000+ sq. ft. Presidential Suite, which combines elegance with modern
African design elements, and offers a magnificent elevated view across the
African landscape. Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the most of
the view and give way to a spacious wooden deck, infinity pool, hot spa bath,
and alfresco dining area.
A Selection of Betz Family Wines and top South African Wines hand-selected
for you by Steve Griessel
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Private Charter in a Pilatus PC 12 Directly into and out of Madikwe Game
Reserve, South Africa
4 Nights at Molori Safari Lodge in 2 Presidential Suites
For more information on Molori Safari Lodge visit:
All Meals, Drinks, Game Drives and Activities Included at Molori Lodge
Private Transfers Back to Johannesburg International Airport
Donated By: Steve & Bridgit Griessel of Betz Family Winery and Molori Safari Lodge
Restrictions: Advance reservations required and based upon availability. Offer
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Translating the beauty of wine from palate to palette, Thomas Arvid is pleased
to join old and new friends in supporting the Destin Charity Wine Auction
Foundation with the rare opportunity to own an Arvid original. Good things
come in threes and this unique mixed media composition features the perfect
“Trifecta” of balance in pencil, charcoal and oil. With a bottle signed by the
artist and a special dedication of your choice, this is a coveted opportunity to
take home an Arvid without waiting on his five year commission list.
A self-taught artist, Thomas Arvid has focused on the subject of wine for over
15 years. Arvid recently completed his first museum exhibition and has been
featured in USA Today, LA Times, Wine Spectator and named “one of 50 artists
you should know” by US Art Magazine. His original and limited edition works
reside in homes on every continent.
To see more paintings by Thomas Arvid, please visit
This lot includes:
“Palate to Palette” Original Mixed Media by Thomas Arvid
Donated By: Thomas Arvid Fine Art, Inc.
About the Artist:
Thomas Arvid continues to astonish both art and wine enthusiasts with his
monumental compositions that capture the delicate beauty of wine and the
evocative pleasure of its consumption. Achieving widespread success with
his iconic portrayals of the wine experience, Arvid has become synonymous
with the art of living graciously. Arvid conveys in vivid detail one of the
most enjoyable aspects of life – getting together with friends to enjoy good
conversation over the perfect bottle of wine.
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The world of wine has always presented to the true oenophile wines so unique
they are in a category all of their own. Two centuries ago the Bordeaux Wine
Official Classification of 1855 resulted from the 1855 Exposition Universelle
de Paris, when Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for
France’s best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from
around the world. In the new world, we take a simpler approach; we classify
wines of extraordinary value as “Cult Wines”; wines that are so desirable that
they are in a class all of their own.
This lot includes:
2007 Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Kayli Morgan Vineyard
(WS 92, RP 100)
This year Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is pleased to offer for your
bidding pleasure the best of the best. Expect competitive bidding on this very
special lot!
2005 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville (WS 95, RP 95)
2007 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
(WS 98, RP 96)
2001 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville (WS 92, RP 99)
2009 Bond Quella (WS 94, RP 96)
2010 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon, Tychson Hill Vineyard (WS 92, RP 96)
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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This lot includes:
4 Nights in a Luxury 2 Bedroom Villa for 4 at Miraval Resort & Spa
Round-trip Transportation from Airport
$600 Resort Credit per person
Get away for some rest and rejuvenation. The Miraval Spa in Tucson Arizona
is world renowned for its refined and elegant service while creating an
environment of wellness and a life in balance. Enjoy four nights in one of
Miraval’s most exclusive villas, not available to the general public.
Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona is a luxury wellness resort dedicated
to opening eyes, mind and hearts. Miraval’s focus on sustainable living,
casita-style guest accommodations and the spectacular Life in Balance Spa
was recently named #1 Spa in the U.S. by Andrew Harper and #1 Wellness
Spa in the U.S. by Travel+Leisure. For nearly two decades, Miraval has built
its programming around the concept of Life in Balance™ and is committed
to facilitate whatever depth and nature of experience you seek. Find
balance with the most innovative spa services in the world. Learn more at
Unlimited Access to Resort Facilities & Scheduled Activities
Three Gourmet Meals Daily, Unlimited Snacks, Evening Hors D’ Oeuvres
Dedicated Villa Concierge
Donated By: Bob Kirk
Restrictions: Advance reservations required and based on availability. Offer
expires 4/30/15.
Each of the villas at Miraval is artfully cocooned within its own slope of
earth, giving the cumulative effect that they rise organically from the desert
itself. Sightlines and building heights are meticulously optimized, capturing
the Sonoran desertscape. Residences are oriented and organized to capture
the breeze, and maximize the theatrical interplay as sunny days dissolve
into moonlit nights. Terraces and trellises offer the luxury of sleeping and
showering outdoors. Every focal axis is artfully resolved, drawing energy from
the flow of the space through the house and to the mountains beyond.
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This lot includes:
2 Night Stay for 2 at Goldeneye’s Original Apple Drying House
VIP Tasting of Goldeneye Pinot Noirs
Picnic Lunch in the Vineyard or Dinner in Town with the Duckhorn
Winemaking team
3L 2011 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
Enjoy a Pinot filled weekend in the heart of Anderson Valley with a two night
stay for two guests at Goldeneye’s original apple drying house. Goldeneye
began making premium quality Pinot Noir from its estate winery in the
Anderson Valley in 1997. Influenced by the cool climate of the Pacific Ocean,
Goldeneye is nestled in the heart of the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County
along Highway 128, the route to the Mendocino Coast. In addition, you can
sit back and relax while savoring the Goldeneye Pinot Noirs during an intimate
VIP tasting. Join the winemaking team for a picnic lunch in the vineyards or a
dinner in town. Included is a 3 liter of 2011 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley
Merlot, a 3 liter of Paraduxx Z Blend and two magnums of 2010 Goldeneye
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.
3L 2010 Paraduxx Z Blend Napa Valley Red Wine
2 1.5Ls 2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Jarvis Estate Winey VIP Tour, Tasting, & Lunch with Winemaker Ted Henry
6L 2004 Jarvis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*
6L 2004 Jarvis Lake William*
Over at Jarvis, our friends have customized a 3L of their 2004 Reserve and
Lake William. Also, enjoy a personal tour and tasting with winemaker Ted
Henry, followed by lunch at one of Napa’s great restaurants paired with Jarvis
wines. Cheers!
Donated By: Duckhorn Portfolio and Jarvis Estate Winery
Restrictions: Accommodations, tours, and tastings based on availability and
mutually agreeable dates. Airfare not included. Offer expires 4/30/15.
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise discreetly located off
the fabled Florida Keys coastline so remote it’s only accessible by sea-plane
or boat. A best-kept secret for US presidents and celebrities, your escape is
simply waiting to drink you in. Travel the best way we know how, by private jet
where two bungalows are on hold for four lucky winners to enjoy a two night
mid-week stay at this romantic hideaway. To make this trip just a little more
special, we have arranged for your choice of a dinner cruise, a day charter, or
Dry Tortugas tour aboard the 42 foot luxury cruiser the Gale Wins. Learn more
about this beautiful yacht and her crew at
This lot includes:
Private Roundtrip Travel for 4
Your private jet will depart from Destin Airport and arrive in Key West before
you know it with no hassles, security lines, or connecting flights. There is no
better way to travel!
2 Bungalows for a 2 Night Mid-Week Stay for 4 at Little Palm Island
2 Rooms for 2 Nights Stay at The Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa
Little Palm Island Chef’s Table 7 Course Dinner for 4
Your Choice of a Dinner Cruise, Day Charter, or Dry Tortugas Tour on Gale Wins
Wine Dinner for 4 at Brendan Orr’s Roof Top Café in Key West*
Donated By: Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, John & Margaret Sheehan, and
Gale Wins Charter
Restrictions: Expires 12/20/14. A $50 resort fee per room, per night will be
additional. Subject to availability Sunday-Thursday and some blackout dates
may apply.
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This lot includes:
1 Night at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco Club Level Rooms for 2 Couples
San Francisco Bay Wine and Food Pairing Sunset Cruise on Yacht U.S.S.
Alpha Omega
2 Days and 2 Nights at Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett’s Napa Home
Dinner at Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello’s Restaurant Bottega for 4
Two couples will take an enchanting three day and three night journey
exploring everything magical in the City by the Bay - San Francisco, followed
by an oenophiles’ dream escape to Napa Valley for an extreme wine and food
sensory explosion.
First you will check in for your overnight stay at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco Club Level. Later in the afternoon you will board Alpha Omega
Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett’s yacht, the USS Alpha Omega, for a wine
and food pairing sunset tour of the San Francisco Bay.
The following morning you may start your day with an early round of golf at
the Olympic Club or explore the beautiful city of San Francisco. After lunch
your driver will whisk you off to Napa Valley for two days and two nights at
Robin and Michelle’s home.
Breakfast at 5 Star Hotel & Michelin-rated Restaurant Auberge de Soleil for 4
Vineyard Lunch at Alpha Omega for 4
Private Reserve Tasting with Winemaker Jean Hoefliger at Alpha Omega for 4
2 Private Reserve Tastings at “by appointment only” Wineries for 4
Private Vintner and Winemaker Dinner at Alpha Omega for 4
1.5L Signed Alpha Omega Flagship Wine ERA
Complimentary Mercedes SUV to use During Your Trip
Relax and get settled joining Robin and Michelle for sunset cocktails and
bocce in the vineyards before heading to dinner at popular celebrity Chef
and Esquire Magazines 2013 Chef of the Year- Michael Chiarello’s restaurant,
Roundtrip Transportation to Napa and Back to San Francisco
For your first morning in Napa, you will enjoy a bountiful Champagne breakfast
at 5-Star Hotel and Michelin restaurant Auberge de Soleil. Afterwards you
will join Alpha Omega Winemaker Jean Hoefliger at the winery for a private
tasting of Alpha Omega’s reserve and allocated only wines.
Restrictions: Subject to availability and mutually agreeable dates. Offer expires
Donated By: Alpha Omega Winery
After a lunch on the terrace amongst the vineyards at the winery, you will
head to private tastings at two other highly-regarded, by-appointment-only
wineries. After a day of tasting the beautiful wines of Napa Valley, you will
end your day at Alpha Omega. The winery is yours for the evening to enjoy a
vintner and winemaker dinner where winemaker Jean Hoefliger has personally
selected your wines and menu for you.
Also included in this lot is a signed Magnum of Alpha Omega’s premium
Flagship Wine ERA.
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This lot benefits: Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Explore Santorini’s beauty and romance while sailing on a private daytime
or sunset catamaran cruise. You will set sail from Marina Vlihada, sailing
onwards to the tip of the island; from here you have the most awe-inspiring
view of the whole Aegean Sea and the surrounding Greek islands stretching
out in front of you.
You will sail to the famous volcanic hot springs where you will have the chance
to take a healing swim in the sulphurous waters. Explore private bays and
coves of Palia Kammeni where you may relax, take a swim, and do some
snorkeling in the clear blue waters.
This lot also includes a private wine tour and dinner. Your group will visit two
distinct island wineries and enjoy a private wine-tasting and private tour in
their cellars. You will have the opportunity to taste eight different types of
wine, including a precious ten year-old Vinsanto wine. The day will wind down
with a three-course dinner at a renowned fine restaurant by the sea shore
paired with wine and dessert served at the end.
This lot includes:
5 Night Stay for 8 people in a 4 Bedroom Native Eco Lodge Villa on the Island
of Santorini (October 1-6, 2014)
This lot will take eight people for five nights, October 1-6, 2014, to the
beautiful Greek Island of Santorini for a romantic adventure that includes
a luxury villa, private catamaran cruise and exclusive wine cellar tour and
dinner. Santorini is among the most idyllic of the Greek Islands. Its cliffside
ocean views are some of the best in the world. Just outside your Santorini
villa, you’ll find beautiful black and red-sand beaches, scattered wineries, and
timeworn cathedrals whose bright white stucco is a brilliant contrast to the
shimmering blue sea below.
Private 5 Hour Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise around the Island of
Exclusive Wine Tour and 3 Course Dinner for 8
Donated By: Supporters of Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- Valid only October 1-6, 2014. Airfare not included.
Native Eco Villa is located on the rim of the cliff at the village of Imerovigli with
the world’s most beautiful scenery. Your private villa offers four bedrooms on
two floors, each with their own bathroom, offering a true Santorini experience
in surroundings of understated elegance.
The two fluid shaped Jacuzzi’s (one on each floor) offer relaxation for guests
to embrace the beauty right in front of their eyes. Connecting the two floors is
an indoor winding staircase carved inside the mountain. Technology features
like Wi-Fi, a media center, an on-site manager and daily housekeeping services,
access to a personal concierge and a pre-stocked kitchen complete this luxury
experience. To learn more visit:
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This aircraft gives you the flexibility to carry up to seven people to remote
lakes, streams, and bays sometimes not accessible by boat. Fly fishing in
Alaska defines the purity of the sport, and oftentimes your only company on
the trip will be bears, bald eagles, and other wildlife.
This lot includes:
Airfare In and Out of Sitka, Alaska on Delta & Alaskan Airlines
2 Nights at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront
This lot benefits: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
3 Night Stay for 2 people in a 2 Room Luxury Suite with Oceanfront Balcony
at Dove Island Lodge
2 Days of Flyout Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing
All Meals Included with 5 Course Gourmet Dinners Fish Processing and Packing for Flight Home Airport Pickup and Delivery Access to Alaska Airline “Boardroom” lounge at Seattle Seatac Airport Donated By: Dove Island Lodge- Sitka, Alaska and Paul & Shelah Zmigrosky
Sitka Alaska in Southeast Alaska offers world class King Salmon, Halibut and
Steelhead Fly Fishing from a 5 Star Fishing Lodge in Alaska located on a private
island near Sitka Alaska. Dove Island Lodge, Sitka Alaska is home to some of
the best King Salmon, Halibut and Steelhead Fly Fishing in the world.
Restrictions: Valid until September 15th, 2014 based on availability. No cash
value and nontransferable. Does not include taxes, fishing license, gratuities,
alcohol. Package may be extended for additional cost to buyer.
Imagine the thrill of hooking a trophy steelhead while fly fishing in Alaska
upon a remote wilderness stream. At Dove Island Lodge they use lightweight
fly rods and spinning gear to target rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, cutthroat
trout, steelhead, silver and sockeye salmon. Southeast Alaska is famous for its
myriad of lakes and streams, accessible only via float plane.
Dove Island is the only lodge in Sitka operating its own floatplane for fly
out excursions. Their local fishing guides have cultivated their passion for
fly fishing in Alaska into a profession, and combine their knowledge with a
lifetime of experience.
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This lot benefits: Youth Village
This lot includes:
5 Night Stay for 6 in a Private 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Villa in Casa de Campo,
Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo Was Voted The Caribbean’s Leading Golf Resort at the
“Caribbean and Americas 2012 World Travel Awards”
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean paradise with pristine
beaches, an elite spa, acclaimed dining and a marina for water activities of all
sorts. This 7,000-acre resort has all you could want including a Cygalle Healing
Spa, chic boutiques, private beaches, and the Altos de Chavon village; with
museums, restaurants, an amphitheater and church.
However, this beautiful resort is best known for its fabulous golf. Ranked as
the number one course in the Caribbean and 43rd in the top 100 courses
worldwide by Golf Magazine, Pete Dye´s classic Teeth of the Dog attracts
the best professional and amateur golfers in the world. To learn more visit
Private Chef in Your Villa Each Night
Note: Groceries at Winners Expense
Private Pool and Daily Maid Service
Foursome of Golf on the World Famous “Teeth of the Dog”
Ranked the #1 Course in the Caribbean
Round-Trip Airport Transfers to/from La Romana Airport
Donated By: Supporters of Youth Village
Restrictions: Available May 1 - December 1, 2014 and subject to availability,
$20 resort fee per day per person responsibility of winning bidder.
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Experience the tranquility of Oregon wine country from Domaine Serene’s
luxurious guesthouse retreat. This beautifully appointed “home away from
home” is the perfect place to start your wine country vacation and the ideal
sanctuary at the end of a memorable day among the vines. Perched at the
top of the Dundee Hills, Oregon’s premiere wine-growing region, you’ll enjoy
picturesque views and close proximity to some of the best wines in the world.
Discover this unique and unspoiled region, relax and recharge in your private
retreat and enjoy life.... the Domaine Serene way.
The Heathman Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Portland, will be your
first stop on the way to Oregon wine country. The Heathman Hotel offers
impeccable service and modern amenities with a dash of style. Named one
of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” by Conde Nast Traveler, this property has
a 30 year strong AAA Four-Diamond Award and earned the highly coveted
four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. To kick things off, we’ve thrown in
dinner and Portland’s Epicurean walking tour- a unique and delicious walking
tour where you’ll taste the foods and sip drinks, while discovering Portland’s
amazing culinary scene.
Domaine Serene Winery VIP Tour & Tasting for 4
Go behind the scenes for a private tour through the landmark five-level gravity
flow winery and learn the intricacies of winemaking where guests will see first
hand how ultra-premium, hand-crafted boutique wine is made. After the tour,
enjoy a private tasting of exclusive single vineyard offerings of Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay in the beautiful cave.
2 Gift Boxes of Award-Winning, Flagship Wine 2011 Evenstad Reserve and
2010 Single Vineyard Chardonnay*
A Bottle of Domaine Serene Chardonnay and Domaine Serene Pinot Noir to
enjoy during your visit
Willamette Valley Vineyards Blending Seminar or sub-AVA seminar and
Barrel Tasting
1 Night Stay at The Heathman Hotel in Portland
Two $100 Gift Certificates to The Heathman Restaurant & Bar
4 Tickets to Portland’s Epicurean Excursion Walking Tour
Donated By: Ken & Grace Evanstad of Domaine Serene, The Heathman Hotel,
Willamette Valley Vineyards, and Joan & Steve Carter
Restrictions: Based on availability and mutually agreeable dates, offer expires
This lot includes:
4 Night Stay at Domaine Serene’s Winery Hill House for 4
A Domaine Serene concierge will assist you as you plan your trip to Oregon
wine country and will make sure the guesthouse is stocked with continental
breakfast items.
Wine Reception at the Home of Ken & Grace Evanstad
Enjoy an early evening reception with hors d’oeuvres and select Library Wines
from the Evanstad’s cellar while surrounded by the vineyards that produced
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This Lot Benefits: Habitat for Humanity of Walton County
Come to a place where the shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby,
high up in the Rockies in Breckenridge, Colorado. This beautiful 5,500 square
foot home is yours for a full week. With five bedrooms and five and a half
baths, take the whole family or a large group of friends. Situated on eight
acres of forest, but just five minutes from quaint downtown Breckenridge, this
home offers the perfect base for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking,
fishing, and much more. Included with your stay $1000 credit to the activities
of your choice- lift tickets and snowmobile tours in the winter, or hiking and
tee times in the summer. Make your choice and we will take care of the rest!
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay in a Private Mountain Home in Breckenridge, Colorado
$1000 Credit to the Activities of Your Choice
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Donated By: Sam and Barbara Reda
Restrictions: Cleaning fees included. Activities are limited to $1000 value.
Advanced reservations required.
This home is available the following dates at the time of publication:
2014: 12/5/2014-12/19/2014
2015: 2/6/2015-3/06/2015; 4/3/2015-5/1/2015
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This lot includes:
2 Rooms for 3 Nights in Luxury Accommodations at Willows Lodge
A luxurious experience awaits at Willows Lodge boutique hotel in the heart
of Woodinville Wine Country. The Lodge is innovative, stylish and recently
awarded #12 Best Hotel in US & Canada and #80 Best Hotel in the World by
Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Dinner for 4 at the Barking Frog with Greg & Stacy Lill of DeLille Cellars
Enjoy a multi-course meal paired with wines from DeLille Cellars.
6L DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate
One of 8 Produced – Inlayed with 24K Gold
DeLille Cellars Tour for 4 with Greg Lill & Visit to the Chihuly Art Studio
Dale Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art
and his much-honored and sought after pieces are included in more than 200
museum collections worldwide.
Donated By: DeLille Cellars
Restrictions: Subject to availability. Advance reservations required. Blackout
dates and other restrictions may apply. Expires 4/30/15.
Enjoy the best of Washington State with DeLille Cellars, which was recognized
by Robert Parker as the “Lafite Rothschild” of Washington state wineries. Two
couples will enjoy luxurious accommodations, a tour and tasting at DeLille
with Greg Lill, dinner with Greg and his wife, Stacy, an art studio visit, and last
but certainly not least, a 6L of DeLille Chaleur Estate.
If desired, the winning bidders may schedule use of this lot during the Auction
of Washington Wines, August 14-16, 2014 which includes complementary
attendance for two couples and two lunches with The Lills in lieu of dinner to
accommodate the weekend’s events.
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The wine community of Northwest Florida is comprised of a special group of
people that come together and do great work while enjoying spectacular wine
and true gourmet meals. This year Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
supporters have created a very special dinner to raise money for the children’s
charities of Northwest Florida.
Our very own Tim Creehan will lead a team of regional chefs that have
supported DCWAF in past dinners. Each Chef will create and produce one
course for this exceptional dinner. Chef Creehan’s restaurant, Cuvee Bistro,
has won the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence seven times and is
regularly chosen as the top restaurant in its market, will be the location for
the dinner.
This dinner will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Cuvee Bistro in Destin.
The wines however are the highlight of this unique dinner, and our team of
culinary experts will create a menu to match these extraordinary wines.
Only TWO tables left for this dinner, the other four tables are sold! Gather your
friends and get your paddles ready- you don’t want to miss this incomprable
wine dinner. The top two bidders representing a total of eight attendees per
table will win this lot and attend the dinner of the year!
This lot includes:
5 Course Wine Dinner for 24 Couples led by Chef Tim Creehan and a Lineup of
Culinary All-Stars
Dinner Wines Include:
Krug Grande Cuvee NV
2011 Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay (RP 92-94)
2010 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (WS 95)
2009 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 96)
2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 98)
2010 Dominus Napa Red (RP 100)
2009 Chateau Coutet Barsac Sauternes
Donated By: Chef Tim Creehan and Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- This is a date specific lot Sunday 10/19/14. Each
winning bidder is responsible for a table of 8 at the dinner.
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This lot includes:
3 Nights at the Revana Family Vineyard Guest House for 2 Couples
Tour, Tasting and a Private Dinner at the Winery for the 2 Couples
3L 2011 Revana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
6 Bottles 2011 Sitar Pinot Noir in Wooden Collector’s Box
An exceptional vineyard site, meticulous farming and masterful winemaking
result in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. The Revana Estate Vineyard is
situated in a prime part of St. Helena where deep, well-drained alluvial soils
pair with warm days and cool nights to provide an ideal terroir for Cabernet
Sauvignon. Hands-on vineyard management ensures that the natural potential
of each vine is realized and only perfect Cabernet grapes are brought into the
Donated By: Revana Family Vineyard
Restrictions: Guest house is subject to availability. Two months advance
reservations requires. Expires 4/30/15.
Once in the winery, Thomas Brown’s artfully restrained approach to
winemaking allows for pure expression of the Revana Estate Vineyard.
Employing natural yeasts, gentle maceration and attention to every detail,
Thomas crafts wines of purity, depth, character, and elegance.
Revana Family Vineyard will host two couples for three nights at their guest
house overlooking the beautiful estate vineyard. Located just north of St.
Helena, the guest house is also close to other wineries, great restaurants, and
shopping. The winning bidders will also enjoy dinner at the winery, a tour and
tasting, and a great selection of wines to go home with.
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Beginning with primitive, “folk art” style works, Justin soon moved to a
much more textured, classically impressionistic style of work. He credits a
viewing of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” as the epiphany that sent him searching
for a medium, and a technique that would allow him to achieve the deeply
textured, multidimensional work he crafts today.
This lot benefits: Food for Thought
Witness the magic happen before your eyes. Justin Gaffrey will create a one
of kind piece LIVE at Saturday’s Reserve Tasting & Walkabout. Immediately
following, this original work of art will be auctioned off, on stage, at our Live
Auction. Stop over and join the fun, who knows you might be some inspiration!
About the Artist:
It was as a renowned chef and restaurant owner that Justin first expressed
his creative drive. The love he felt for the act of creating was what ultimately
drove him from the daily grind of the restaurant business, to the purely
creative life of the visual artist.
Working now exclusively with pure acrylic paints (no fillers are used) and
using mostly the palette knife, he produces works of breathtaking beauty and
complexity. His technique might best be described as “sculpting with paint.”
Most works utilize colors that are extraordinarily vibrant, but he also produces
wonderful soft palettes of muted tones, sometimes working entirely in white.
While the subject matter is varied, his works are all reflections of the beauty he
finds in the natural world that surrounds him daily along Highway 30-A. His work
is now widely collected and graces venues throughout the United States. Justin
creates only original works and sells them exclusively through his Galleries in
Seaside, Florida and his Gallery/Studio in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida.
This lot includes:
Justin Gaffrey Original Created LIVE at the 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine
Auction Reserve Tasting
Donated By: Justin Gaffrey
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This lot benefits: Opportunity Inc.
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay for 2 Couples at The Islands of Siankaba Luxury Lodge
Helicopter Tour over Victoria Falls
Elephant Back Safari
Transfer to and from Livingstone Airport
Complimentary Meals, Local Drinks, and House Wines
Sunset Cruise and Fishing on the Zambezi River
Mokoro Trips and Guided Nature Trail Walks
Donated By: The Islands of Siankaba Luxury Lodge, and Opportunity Inc.
This lot includes seven glorious nights at the “Seventh Wonder of the Natural World,”
Victoria Falls, Zambia South Africa. Stay at The Islands of Siankaba luxury lodge,
ranked #1 of the twenty-seven specialty lodging locations in Livingston. The lodge
is located on two private islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated
between the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park.
The lodge has been developed as a luxurious five star retreat with outstanding
cuisine and uncompromising levels of personal service to exclusively sleep just
fourteen guests. Each of Siankaba’s seven secluded chalets has been uniquely
designed to maximize comfort and privacy while boasting spectacular views of the
Zambezi River. The unique feature of the lodge is the series of walkways and bridges
that link the two islands together.
Restrictions: Advance reservations required and based upon availability. Offer
extended through 4/30/15.
This lot offers a very special option for the winners traveling to the Islands of
Siankaba. Near the resort are several native villages with a significant number of
children. We encourage the winners of this lot to meet with the teachers and tribal
elders in these villages to find a way to carry the DCWAF mission to these distant
shores. When you are ready to book your accommodations the DCWAF staff will
put you in touch with the resort owner to facilitate arrangements. Learn more at:
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Every year, Destin Charity Wine Auction turns to Michel Thilbault of Chan’s
Wine World to select for our auction rare wines from the land where it all
began centuries ago. It is with great pride and a tip of the hat to Michel that
we present this year’s collection of old world stunners.
This lot includes:
2010 Chateau Clos l’Eglise (WS 94, RP 95)
2010 Chateau Branon (WS 94, RP 97)
2010 Chateau Pichon Lalande (WS 93, RP 95+)
2009 Chateau Lynch Bages (WS 96, RP 98)
2009 Chateau Pavie Decesse (WS 96, RP 98)
2008 Chateau Montrose (WS 91, RP 95)
2008 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou (WS 92, RP 96-98)
2009 Chateau Coutet (WS 95, RP 96-98)
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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We have combined three of the finest winemakers in Napa Valley to create
a very special auction lot. Longtime DCWAF supporters Spottswoode Estate
Vineyard and Winery teamed up with Forman Vineyard and Ladera Vineyards,
to form a true triple header of Napa’s finest wines.
Enjoy a lunch for six with wines from Spottswoode Estate and Forman on
day one and a lunch, tour and tasting with Ladera on day two. Three lucky
couples will also enjoy the extraordinary wines from these top producers.
The wines included with this lot are a great addition to anyone’s cellar. Each
couple receives one magnum of Spottswoode Cabernet and a 3L of Forman
Chardonnay. Only a few of the 3Ls are released each year, so these bottles are
very rare. Finally, each couple receives two magnums of 2006 Ladera Howell
Mountain Cabernet.
This trip will create memories that will last a lifetime!
This lot includes:
Wine Lunch for 6 at Spottswoode paired with Spottswoode and Forman Wines
VIP tour, tasting and wine lunch for 6 at Ladera Vineyards
3 1.5Ls 2011 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 90)
3 1.5Ls 2012 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc*
3 3Ls 2011 Forman Chardonnay
6 1.5Ls 2006 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 91)
Donated By: Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, Forman Vineyard, and Ladera Vineyards
Restrictions: Subject to availability, expires 4/30/15.
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2 Rooms for 5 Nights at L’Hotel de Beaune
VIP Tour & Tasting for 4 at Domaine Champy, with a Visit to Historic and
Picturesque Clos de la Chapelle
VIP Tour & Tasting for 4 at 2 Additional Wineries Chosen by Mark O’Connell
of Domaine Champy
There is no better way to learn about wine then to visit the origin of its birth.
For the truest of wine lovers, a trip to Burgundy must be on your bucket list of
places to visit. The domains of Burgundy will open their doors and share their
secrets with four lucky winners of this lot.
$200 Gift Certificate to L’Hotel de Beaune Bistro
Your base to explore this beautiful region is the city of Beaune, the
geographical, commercial and historical capital of the region. First founded as
one of Julius Caesar’s encampments in 52 BC, Beaune is the tourist and wine
center for the Cote D’Or. Spend 5 nights at L’Hotel de Beaune with a $200
gift certificate for meals at L’Hotel de Beaune Bistro. Enjoy a VIP tour and
tasting at Domaine Champy with a visit to historic and picturesque Clos de
la Chapelle. Mark O’Connell, a significant and longtime supporter of DCWAF
and owner of Domaine Champy, will select two other wineries for a tour and
tasting based on the personal preference of the winning bidders. Don’t miss
your chance for a wonderful trip to the land of Domaine Drouhin, Bouchard
Pere et Fils, Jadot and Latour.
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Donated By: Mark and Lynn O’Connell
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Round of Golf for 8 on The Snead, the Members-Only Course
The Snead is an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed course. Your day is inclusive of
green, cart fees, and taxes.
Lunch for 2 Days at Your Choice of The Lodge or The Summit
$25 Match Play Voucher for use in the Casino Club
Access to Members-Only Spa and unlimited activities at the Greenbrier Resort
Your wish is our command, this year our generous donors have gifted us with
an additional night! This is your chance to indulge in the history and luxury
of the renowned Greenbrier, all while experiencing the exclusivity found
only at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, the members-only residential enclave.
This once-in-a-lifetime offer provides you a glimpse into the Sporting Club
homeowner lifestyle as you enjoy a rare opportunity to access several of their
private amenities.
Donated By: Jim and Sherre Bunch
This lot includes:
4 Nights Accommodations at The Greenbrier Sporting Club Home of Jim &
Sherre Bunch for 4 Couples
A charming mountain home with exceptional views, this four bedroom retreat
overlooks a pond and timeless grist mill. The home is 3,200 square feet and
nestled within Howard’s Creek, a village of only 44 homes.
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Restrictions: The certificate is valid through 4/26/15, excluding holidays, and
cannot be used for any meetings or conventions. Reservations will be accepted
depending on the availability at The Greenbrier Sporting Club and the cottage
owner’s availability, Jim and Sherre Bunch. Cottage/House cleaning fees are
to the guest. Blackout dates do apply during June 29- July 6, 2014, due to the
Greenbrier Classic. Access to spa and unlimited activities and limited to 3 nights,
4 days of your stay.
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This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at Saint Helena’s 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Estate Cottage
Wine Tasting & Tour for 4 at Saint Helena Winery
Vertical for Each Couple:
1.5L 2006 Saint Helena Winery Sympa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L 2007 Saint Helena Winery Sympa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Fisher Vineyards and Saint Helena Winery have teamed up for a stellar
wine experience. Saint Helena Winery welcomes the winners of this lot
for three nights at their Estate cottage, a tour and tasting of the property,
and an outstanding vertical of Saint Helena’s Sympa Reserve Cabernet. The
manicured vineyards surround this oasis, shelter it from the crowds, and give
voice to this historic estate.
Pairing up to complete your experience is Fisher Vineyards. Enjoy a night at
Farmhouse Inn, one of Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Hotels 2013’. Spend
a day with Fisher Vineyards, with a VIP tour and tasting followed by a lunch
amidst the serene setting of Madrone Grove and overlooking Wedding
Vineyard. The meal, prepared in a Tuscan wood-burning oven, will include
fresh produce from the family garden, and will be paired with Estate wines.
Following this is a tour and tasting at neighboring Bellwether Farms. Their
cheeses are used by many of the finest restaurants across the country and
have been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart, Sunset Magazine,
Williams Sonoma, Fine Cooking and other gourmet food magazines. Finally
take home a generous helping of Fisher Vineyards finest!
1.5L 2008 Saint Helena Winery Sympa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1 Night Stay for 4 at Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma County
VIP Lunch, Tour, & Tasting at Fisher Vineyards for 4 paired with Estate Wines
and Hosted by a Fisher Family Member
Tour and Tasting at Bellwether Farms
3L Etched & Signed 2007 Fisher Vineyards Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L Signed 2007 Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon
1.5L Signed 2007 Fisher Vineyards Mountain Estate
1.5L Signed 2007 Fisher Vineyards Wedding Vineyard
1.5L Signed 2007 Fisher Vineyards Cameron Fisher
Donated By: Saint Helena Winery and Fisher Vineyards
Restrictions: Advance reservations required, based on availability and mutually
agreeable dates. Offered March-October 2014 & 2015.
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This lot includes:
5 Nights’ Accommodations in a Luxury Villa for 4 Couples in St. Emilion
Cooking School, Dinner, Winery Tour & Tasting at Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret
Winery Tour, Tasting & Dinner with Owner Helene Garcin Levesque at Chateau
Barde Haut
Tour & Tasting at Chateau Mouton Rothschild
This lot benefits: Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Saint-Emilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the
Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. Saint-Emilion’s history goes back to prehistoric
times and the area is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque
churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets.
Tour & Tasting at Chateau Haut Brion
Tour & Tasting at Chateau Pontet Canet
Four couples will savor all Bordeaux has to offer while staying in your luxury
villa for five nights November 1st to November 6th, 2014. Your villa comes
with four bedrooms, all with ensuite baths, a two sided fireplace, heated
swimming pool, and a large gourmet kitchen.
What really makes this trip special are the arrangements we have made on
your behalf. Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret is providing a cooking class and wine
dinner along with a tour and tasting one evening and Chateau Barde Haut is
also offering a tour and tasting and a wine dinner.
To top it off, enjoy tours and tastings at Château Mouton Rothschild, Haut
Brion & Pontet Canet.
Donated By: Supporters of Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Helen Garcin
Levesque, Francoise Lannoye, and Anthony Moses
Restrictions: DATE SPECIFIC- Arrival is 11/1/14 and departure is 11/6/14.
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This lot benefits: Pathways for Change
The Clinton Cox Memorial Fund was established by Destin Charity Wine
Auction Foundation to support Pathways for Change. The mission of this
fund is to save the lives of young people plagued with substance abuse. This
faith based addiction treatment program has a very high success rate. Many
of the individuals supported by this fund are parents; this fund provides the
treatment needed to keep families together. Please raise your paddle to save
a life!
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This lot benefits: Emerald Coast Autism Center
Car Service transportation to and from LaGuardia, Kennedy or Newark airports
Deluxe Helicopter tour for 2 over New York City
Experience a 30-minute aerial tour of The Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero,
Midtown, Central Park, Hudson River, New Jersey, Harlem, Yankee Stadium (on
non-game days), George Washington Bridge and the Northern tip of Manhattan.
Orchestra seating for 2 to a Broadway show of your choice
Includes matinee or evening performances
Orchestra seating for 2 to a Lincoln Center performance of your choice
Introduction to Vinotherapie Spa Ritual for 2 at the Caudalie Spa at the Plaza Hotel
Half day spa ritual includes: Caudalie Wrap of your choice, Caudalie Massage,
Caudalie Facial of your choice, Wine lesson in French Paradox Wine Lounge
with Wine & Cheese Festival pairing for two.
$200 Dinner Gift Certificate to Gramercy Tavern
Located on 42 E. 20th Street, between Park Ave. South and B’way. Gramercy
Tavern offers renowned contemporary American cuisine.
$200 Dinner Gift Certificate to Robert Restaurant – Columbus Circle
Robert Restaurant is located atop the Museum of Arts & Design and offers an
expansive view of Columbus Circle, Central Park, Broadway and Central Park West.
Donated By: Ellen Marks & Monica Boll, and Supporters of Emerald Coast
Autism Center
This trip offers the best of New York City! Accommodations, airfare, car service,
and all the bright lights and night life that the city that never sleeps has to offer.
Need more? Also included is a helicopter tour of the city, dinners, Broadway
shows, and Carnegie Hall.
Restrictions: Show tickets subject to availability. Offer expires 04/30/15, and to
be scheduled upon mutually agreeable dates. Advance reservations required.
Spa certificate does not include 20% service charge or 4.5% tax.
This lot includes:
4 Night Stay for 2 in 1-Bed/1-Bath Private NYC Apartment on the Upper West Side
The Endicott is located in the heart of the Upper West Side between 81st
and 82nd Street on Columbus Avenue, one block away from the Museum of
Natural History and the Planetarium, as well as Central Park.
2 Roundtrip Domestic Flights to New York
Two coach tickets on any United Airlines (or comparable airline) operated,
published, and scheduled service between New York (LaGuardia, Kennedy or
Newark) and any city within the United Airlines (or comparable airline) system.
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Chris and Pauline Tilley might be the most determined winemakers in the Napa
Valley. Despite challenges that would have stopped a lesser couple, the Tilley’s
have overcome much to create their own piece of paradise in Napa Valley. As
might be expected, the wines produced at V Madrone are extraordinary and
we are honored to include our friends in this year’s auction.
And good friends they are! Two lucky couples will enjoy their trip to the wine
country in world class style. Start with individual valley view suites at Auberge
du Soleil, simply one of the most luxurious resorts in the country. Add a five
course chefs tasting menu dinner at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil with
wines from the V Madrone library, and breakfast at the resort both mornings.
Finish with a tour of the V Madrone winery with barrel and library tastings,
catered lunch, and gift box including 2012 V Madrone Chardonnay, 2012
Zinfandel Old Vines, 2010 Petite Sirah Old Vines, and 2011 Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon for each couple. This is high style indeed!
This lot includes:
2 Valley View Suites for 2 Nights at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley
Chef’s Tasting Dinner Menu at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil with
selected wines from V Madrone for 4
Breakfast Both Mornings at Auberge du Soleil for 4
A Gift Box of Wine for Each Couple, which includes:
2012 V Madrone Chardonnay
2012 V Madrone Zinfandel Old Vines
2010 V Madrone Petite Sirah Old Vines
2011 V Madrone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated By: Christopher & Pauline Tilley of V Madrone
Restrictions: Based on availability, Expires 4/30/15.
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To insure you have the proper wine to relive this incredible experience add a
12 magnum vertical of the finest Spring Mountain Vineyard has to offer.
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay in a Riverview Deluxe Suite with Daily Breakfast
River Terrace Inn is a tranquil retreat nestled along the River Trail and the
Oxbow Park. The hotel is overlooking the Napa River in the heart of downtown
1.5L 1998 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Founded in 1873 and commemorating 140 years of Cabernet Sauvignon in
2013, Spring Mountain Vineyard has left its mark on Napa Valley as one of its
most beautiful, historic and well-respected wine estates.
1.5L 1999 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 92)
“Tasting at the Top” is a one-of-a-kind exploration of the private, 845 acre
Spring Mountain Vineyard estate by Pinzgauer, a classic WWII troop carrier.
You and your guest will meader up the mountain through steep terraces and
stands of redwoods , and stop to explore the 140 year old La Perla Vineyard.
1.5L 2001 Elivette (WS 91)
When the Pinzgauer reaches the vineyard’s highest elevation of 1,600 feet,
guests will be greeted with a breathtaking view of the Napa Valley below
and an al fresco wine and cheese tasting. Next stop is the elegant 1885 Villa
Miravalle Victorian for an unforgettable chef-prepared lunch partenered with
rare library vintages of Elivette, the estate’s signature wine, and other limited
production wines.
1.5L 2000 Elivette
1.5L 2002 Elivette (WS 93)
1.5L 2003 Elivette
1.5L 2004 Elivette
1.5L 2005 Elivette
1.5L 2006 Elivette
1.5L 2007 Elivette
1.5L 2008 Elivette
1.5L 2009 Elivette
Private Pinzgauer Tour for 2
Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Tasting for 2
Catered Wine-Paired Lunch for 2
Donated By: Spring Mountain Vineyard and River Terrace Inn
Restrictions: Subject to availability and mutually agreeable dates. Travel
between November and May, advance reservations required.
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2 Junior Suites or Suites for 3 Nights
5 Course Wine Dinner for 4 Prepared by Chef Cindy Hutson at the Restaurant
at The Dunmore
Donated By: Tricia and Gil Besing, Chef Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley, Destin Jet
Restrictions: Blackout dates include Christmas, New Year’s, and the month of
March (Note: the hotel is closed each year from August 15-November 15) based
on availability, expires 4/30/15.
The Dunmore located in Harbour Island, Bahamas is a uniquely special place.
First built in 1963 atop the crown of Harbour Island’s pink sand beach, the
property has been lovingly renovated by a loyal following of long term guests
who bought the property in 2010. The refreshed clubhouse, 13 cottages and
grounds are ideal for the most discriminating traveler.
Two lucky couples will each enjoy a three night stay in two luxurious
accommodations. To make this just a little more special, Chef Cindy Hutson, a
longtime supporter of DCWAF, will prepare a five course dinner with specially
selected wines from the extensive Dunmore wine cellar. Learn more about
this special resort at:
One last important feature; fly there and back from Destin on your own
private jet!
This lot includes:
Private Round Trip Jet Service for 4
Your private jet will depart from Destin Jet and arrive in the Bahamas before
you know it and without the hassle of parking, security lines, or connecting
flights. This is the only way to travel!
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If the saying “One can never have enough wine” is true then this lot is for you.
Not only will the winner receive 48 bottles of incredible wine, they will receive
a True Dual Zone 24 Series stainless steel and glass wine cellar to store their
winnings. True’s dual-zone wine storage system has two independent zones
allow that for complete flexibility with a temperature range from 40°F to 65°F.
This unit works as well in your outdoor summer kitchen as it does inside, even
in the middle of a steamy Florida summer!
What wine will you store in your new wine storage system? We have a great
answer for that question.
This wine and a wine system for storage will turn any collection in to a true
wine cellar.
This lot includes:
True’s Dual Zone 24 Series Stainless Steel and Glass Wine Cellar
6 Bottles 2011 Hourglass Blueline Estate Merlot (Not Yet Rated)
6 Bottles 2010 David Arthur Elevation 1147 Cabernet (WS 92, RP 95)
6 Bottles 2008 Sitar Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Prelude (WS 91)
6 Bottles 2006 Poesia (RP 94)
6 Bottles 2011 Alto Moncayo Camp de Borja Garnacha (RP 95)
6 Bottles 2011 Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Chardonnay (WS 90)
6 Bottles 2005 Silver Oak, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
6 Bottles 2011 Henri Boillot Pommard Rugiens
Donated By: Bay Breeze Patio, Don & Cathy Hay, Steve & Joan Carter, Jack &
Candis Wilson, and Glenn & Dana Armentor
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Enjoy five magical days and nights on beautiful Lake Lanier, just one hour north
of Atlanta. This expansive family compound has just about every extra that can
be imagined; large decks overlooking the lake, a pool and hot tub, boat dock,
billiard room and a huge stack stone fireplace in the main family room. To make
your trip even more special, we have recruited two great chefs to come to the
house to prepare an in-home five course wine dinner. Chef Matt Basford of
Canoe and Chef Robert Gerstenecker of the Four Seasons in Atlanta will cater a
dinner that will make this trip truly memorable.
Add to your fun with a round of golf and lunch for five at Hawks Ridge, a full day
pontoon rental, and a half day guided bass fishing excursion. What a way to get
This lot includes:
A Five Night Stay in a Luxurious Private Home on Lake Lanier for 10
This 9,200 square foot house has seven bedrooms, six and a half baths and
sits on two and a half acres on Lake Lanier. More information can be found at
Five Course Wine Dinner Prepared in house by Chef Matt Basford and Chef
Robert Gerstenecker
These two friends will prepare a meal sure to delight all; just hope there is
some left over for the following day!
The wines to be poured at the dinner include:
2 bottles 2004 Dom Perignon (WS 95, RP 95)
2 bottles 2007 Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay (RP 94-96)
2 bottles 2001 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape (WS 93, RP 96)
2 bottles 1999 Shafer Hillside Select (WS 94, RP 97)
2 bottles 2000 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (WS 93, RP 97) OR
2 bottles 2000 Chateau Pichon-Longueville LaLande (WS 95, RP 96)
2 bottles 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio (WS 96, RP 92)
A Round of Golf for Five and Lunch at Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club
Hawks Ridge Golf Club is unmatched in its ability to unite old world elegance
with present-day luxury in a picturesque golf course setting. In 2005 Hawk’s
Ridge was rated as one of the top 100 Golf Courses in America by Golf Digest
A Full Day Pontoon Rental on Lake Lanier
Half Day Guided Bass Fishing Excursion
Donated By: Jim & Vicki Matthews, Bill & Rebecca Sanders, Kevin Mason, Canoe
Restaurant and The Four Seasons Atlanta
Restrictions: Based on availability and not available from the weekend of
Memorial Day through the weekend of Labor Day. 90 day advance notice
requested to allow for scheduling of the in-house wine dinner. Dinner gratuity
not included. All offers expires 4/30/15.
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards, one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa
and one of the closest to the sea is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of
Hermanus. The Estate specializes in producing highly individual, terroir driven
Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South
Africa and among the best in the New World.
This auction will give those who have yet to discover the tremendous wines of
Hamilton Russell an opportunity to get to know them in spectacular fashion.
Olive and Anthony Hamilton Russell, all the way from South Africa, will be
your hosts for a Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir vertical dinner hosted in the
Destin area during their upcoming October trip to northwest Florida. Invite
three other couples because this dinner is for eight.
This lot includes:
Hamilton Russell Wine Dinner hosted by the Hamilton Russell Family for 8
Featuring a Vertical of Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Wines
Two 1.5L 2012 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir
Two 1.5L 2012 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
Two 2005-2009 Verticals Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir
Two Signed Copies of Olive Hamilton Russell’s Cookbook “Entertaining at
Hamilton Russell Vineyards”
Donated By: Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Vineyard Brands
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable dates at the end of October of 2014 for the
dinner date.
DCWAF Trustee Chef Gary Serafin will be your chef for the evening. For year’s
along Florida’s Emerald Coast, the Serafin name has been synonymous with
fine dining and he pairs food with wine like none other.
The winning couple will also receive a great sampling of Hamilton Russell wines
with a magnum of the 2012 Pinot Noir, a magnum of the 2012 Chardonnay,
and a vertical of Pinot Noir from 2005 to 2009.
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4 Nights in a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo at Gallery Residences in Buckhead
$200 Buckhead Life Group Restaurants
Includes: 103 West, Atlanta Fish Market, Bistro Niko, Buckhead Diner, Chops
Lobster Bar, Corner Cafe, Kyma, Pricci, Veni Vedi Vici
Wine Dinner for 4 at Canoe
Just a short drive north, Atlanta calls to all of us with its incredible restaurants,
shopping and night life. This lot offers four nights in a beautiful two bedroom,
two bath luxury condo located in the heart of Buckhead. Discover Gallery
Residences, a home like no other. A distinctive marriage of classic and
contemporary architecture forged from a collaboration of two nationally
recognized, award-winning Atlanta firms: architects Smallwood, Reynolds,
Stewart & Associates Inc., and residential designer, William T Baker. These are
spacious, magnificently appointed residences, complete with a wide range of
amenities and services made to suit your lifestyle. Amenities include a fullservice, 24-hour concierge, fully-equipped fitness facility with cardio & weight
training equipment, plasma TVs & ambient sound, a luxurious swimming pool
& landscaped sun deck and tennis court.
Sunday Brunch for 4 at Marlow’s Tavern
Tickets for 4 to Georgia Aquarium
Pizza Dinner at Fellini’s for 4
Donated By: Don & Cathy Hay, Canoe Restaurant, Marlow’s Tavern, and Joan &
Steve Carter
Restrictions: Based on availability; all offers expire 4/30/15.
This lot comes with great culinary experiences as well. Enjoy a world class wine
dinner at Canoe, Sunday Brunch with bottomless Mimosas at Marlow’s Tavern,
your choice of Buckhead Life Group’s restaurants, and a pizza dinner at Fellini’s.
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The Peju family has been making wine in Rutherford for more than thirty
years. With more than twenty estate grown wines available in their landmark
tasting room tower and pristine gardens surrounding the winery, the PEJU
experience is a feast for the eyes as well as your palate.
Pope Valley is a section of the Napa Valley Appellation a few miles to the
northeast of Rutherford and St. Helena separated from them by Howell
Mountain and the Vaca range. It is here the Peju family purchased a second
vineyard named, Persephone, after the goddess of Greek mythology.
Six lucky winners are going to have the ultimate Napa experience. Three
rooms for two nights at the luxurious Westin Verasa in Napa, a balloon ride
out of PEJU’s Persephone Ranch in the Eastern Hills of Napa Valley, a VIP barrel
and reserve tasting, and cooking class and lunch at the PEJU kitchen with
winemaker Sarah Fowler. Of course, a lot like this should have wine to top it
off and the Peju family has donated a 1.5L of their 2003 Reserve Cabernet for
each couple along with a commemorative copy of the beautiful book “Napa
Valley Iconic Wineries.”
This lot includes:
3 Rooms for 2 Nights at the Westin Verasa Napa
Balloon Ride out of PEJU’s Persephone Ranch in the Eastern Hilld of Napa
Valley for 3 Couples
PEJU VIP Barrel and Reserve Tasting for 6
Cooking class & Lunch at the PEJU kitchen for 6 with winemaker Sara Fowler
Three Commemorative Books- Napa Valley Iconic Wineries
3 1.5Ls 2003 PEJU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
Donated By: PEJU Province Winery and Westin Verasa Napa
Restrictions: Based on availability, advanced reservations required. Offer expires
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This lot includes:
Private Roundtrip Air for 4
Your jet will depart from Destin Airport and arrive in Key West in less than two
hours with no parking hassles, security lines, or connecting flights. This is how
to travel!
6 Night Stay for 4 in a 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Ocean View Home on Sunset Key
Dinner for 4 at Latitudes
Imagine a secluded 27 acre tropical paradise just a five minute boat ride from
Key West with every possible amenity and you’ve thought of Sunset Key. The
lucky winners of this lot will arrive by round trip private plane from Destin to
Key West. Four people will spend six nights in a two bedrooms, 3 bath ocean
view private cottage at the exclusive Sunset Key Guest Cottages.
Dinner for 4 at Ocean Front Dining Room, Little Palm Island
While living the island life, enjoy a wine dinner at the Ocean Front Dining Room
at Little Palm Island and dinner at the Westin Key West’s Restaurant Latitudes.
Donated By: Jane Solomon, John & Margaret Sheehan, Little Palm Island Resort
& Spa, and Latitudes
Restrictions: Based on availability and advance reservations required. Blackout
dates apply 12/15-1/15, Little Palm Island certificate expires 12/20/14, and all
others expire 4/30/15.
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Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Il Borgo will pamper you with its
luxurious rooms and its manicured gardens ideal for enjoying the comfortable
tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. You can completely relax, enjoying
discrete attention or take advantage of complete involvement to help you
intensely discover a more authentic Tuscany.
Set on a hilltop six miles from Montalcino overlooking its vineyards, Castello
Banfi - Il Borgo has beautiful, elegant rooms. Two couples will have a unique
Tuscan experience for three nights. The hotel features an outdoor pool, gym
and its own winery and cellar. Offering views of the Ombrone valley and the
vineyards, each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with Sky satellite
channels, and a walk-in rain shower. Rooms are furnished with wood-beam
ceilings and Tuscan-style interiors. A classic Tuscan restaurant in the shade of
the medieval castello, Taverna Banfi is positioned beneath the vaulted arches
of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large
oak casks. The menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany,
enhanced by the freshness and simplicity of local ingredients. With stone arches
and antique chandeliers, the restaurant provides local specialties for lunch
and dinner. A four course wine-paired luncheon and a five course wine-paired
dinner are included with this lot.
This lot includes:
3 Night’s Stay for 2 Couples at Castello Banfi – Il Borgo
Private Tour of the Castello Banfi Winery, Glass Museum and Balsameria
Flight Tasting of Montalcino Super Tuscans at Castello Banfi – L’Enoteca
Exclusive Winemaker’s Tasting of Select Castello Banfi Brunellos
4 Course Wine Pairing Luncheon for 4 at Castello Banfi – La Taverna
5 Course Wine Pairing Dinner for 4 at Castello Banfi – La Taverna
5L of Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino for Each Couple
Donated By: Castello Banfi
Restrictions: Airfare and ground transportation are not included. Dates and
venues subject to availability. Black out dates include November 2014- March
2015. Offer expires 10/31/15
Enoteca Wine Bar recreates the atmosphere of a true Tuscan wine shop where,
alongside estate still and sparkling wines, grappa, extra virgin olive oil and
Salsa Etrusca, you will find numerous local artisan food and crafts. A flight
tasting of Montalcino Super Tuscans at Castello Banfi – L’Enoteca for four is
included with this lot. Learn more about this incredible Tuscan experience at
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It’s back and better than ever- Candis and Jack Wilson are the hosts for you
and 11 of your friends as you enjoy an afternoon and evening living the good
life, Destin style. Your afternoon starts with a sunset cruise aboard the 61 foot
Maritimo Yacht with wine and appetizers. When you arrive back at the dock, a
five course gourmet meal prepared by Cuvee Bistro owner and executive Chef
Tim Creehan is waiting.
A night like this is why we choose to live in our little corner of paradise!
This lot includes:
A Sunset Cruise on a 61 Foot Yacht for 12
Cruise the beautiful Destin area waters on this luxurious yacht while enjoying
the a beautiful sunset with appetizers, wine and the company of good friends
and extraordinary hosts.
5 Course Wine Dinner for 12 at the Home of Jack and Candis Wilson prepared
by Chef Tim Creehan
While you are cruising the Destin waters, Chef Creehan will be preparing your
five course wine dinner back the Wilson’s home. Step off the yacht and walk
in to the Wilson’s beautiful waterfront home and enjoy a wine and culinary
experience that is certain to be unforgettable.
Dinner wines include:
3 bottles 2012 Habit Sauvignon Blanc, California
3 bottles 2007 Maison Remoissenet Les Perriers, Puligny-Montrachet (RP 91)
3 bottles 2008 Kistler Cuvee Elizabeth
3 bottles 2001 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape (WS 92, RP 95)
3 bottles 2003 Araujo (WS 91, RP 96) OR
3 bottles 2003 Shafer Hillside Select (WS 93, RP 100)
2 bottles 2005 Chateau Guiraud (WS 97, RP 93)
Donated By: Jack & Candis Wilson, Chef Tim Creehan, and Bill & Rebecca Sanders
Restrictions: Based on mutually agreeable dates and expires 4/30/15.
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This lot benefits: Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
Every year Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is honored to accept a
hand selected case of wine from our friends Mike and Valerie Thompson.
This generous couple continues to support the children of northwest Florida
through their hard work and generous donations and it is with great pride that
we once again offer Chi Chi’s finest selection of California wine.
This lot includes:
2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia (WS 90, RP 95+)
2005 Joseph Phelps Baccus (WS 92, RP 94)
2007 Williams Selyem Litton Estate Pinot Noir (WS 91)
2009 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 96, RP 98)
2007 Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon (WS 95, RP 96)
2010 Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet (WS 96, RP 99)
2007 Colgin IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine (WS 97, RP 100)
2009 Tor Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 95, RP 94)
2009 David Arthur Elevation 1147 Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 94)
Donated By: Mike and Valerie Thompson
2009 Saxum James Berry Vineyard - #21 Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year
2012 (WS 97, RP 98)
2009 Kosta Brown Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast - Wine Spectator’s Wine of the
Year 2011 (WS 95)
2007 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon - #4 Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year
2010 (WS 96)
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Six lucky people will join past DCWAF Presidents Joan and Steve Carter for
lunch and an afternoon cruising the Destin waters aboard a 35 foot cruiser
piloted by Captain Steve. Once the boating has ended, join Joan and Steve in
their spectacular penthouse overlooking the Gulf of Mexico for an incredible
Italian dinner prepared by the culinary team from Mimmo’s Ristorante
Italiano in Destin. The Italian wines for this dinner will be hand selected from
the Carter’s personal cellar. There is no better way to spend a summer day in
Destin then spending it with good friends, great food and wonderful wine!
This lot includes:
Boat Cruise and Lunch for 6 on 35 Foot Cruiser
Catered Wine Dinner for 6 by Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Italian Wines Selected Personally from Steve & Joan Carter’s Cellar
Donated By: Steve & Joan Carter and Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Restrictions: Must be scheduled in advance on a mutually agreeable date.
Expires 4/30/15.
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This lot includes:
6 night stay in a 4 bedroom, three bath home for up to 8 people in Telluride,
Enjoy a six night stay in a beautiful three story, four bedroom, three bath
home in Telluride, Colorado located within the community of Ski Ranches.
Amenities include a gourmet kitchen, sauna, Jacuzzi, and elevator. Ski Ranches
provide privacy with convenience to all major aspects of the Telluride area.
Western exposure and amazing sunsets awaits! The Ski Ranches development
is overflowing with nature due to its close proximity to the Uncompahgre
National Forest. The development offers hiking trails, biking, and a sunny
location with comfortable surroundings just calling your name to this large
family compound.
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Donated By: Steve and Lynn Dugas
Restrictions: No blackout dates, based on availability, advanced reservations
required. Expires 4/30/2015.
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Almost Live Auction
WS = Wine Spectator RP = Robert Parker
The Almost Live Lots stay open longer than the Silent Lots and will
close during the LIVE Auction at 5:00pm. Bidding will continue via your
smartphone, so you may bid from the comfort of your seats.
Enjoy a five night stay in a beautiful WaterColor, Florida beach home.
WaterColor Resort is the Emerald Coast’s favorite family destination. Guests
will enjoy a wide range of resort activities and the best selection of beautiful
vacation homes, townhomes and cottages located within the 499 acres
of pristine parks, coastal dune lakes and wooded serenity. This uniquely
Southern resort offers seven neighborhoods each with a distinct character
and amenities. Enjoy all the nearby WaterColor amenities along with its close
proximity to Seaside.
This lot includes:
5 Night Stay at 4 Bedroom WaterColor Vacation Rental Home
$200 Gift Certificate to Fish Out of Water
Round of Golf for 2 at Camp Creek Golf Club
Round of Golf for 2 at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club
When you first glance at the massive white pillars as you enter the town limits
of Alys Beach, you will feel as if you’ve crossed into a Caribbean village or an
Antiguan hideaway. The intricate pathways, green spaces, and white masonry
homes are a peaceful world away from the busy life you’ll leave behind.
This lot includes:
4 Night, 5 day Stay for 6-8 guests in a 3 Bedroom Courtyard Home at Alys
Beach Cruiser Bike Rental for 6 Guests for the Duration of Your Stay
4 Weekly Beach Chair Rentals and 2 Weekly Umbrella Rentals
$250 Gift Certificate to Caliza Restaurant
Beach Bonfire for 8
The bonfire includes a personal attendant, s’mores, 8 beach chairs, 8 tiki
torches, and beach music.
Designer Family Portrait Session and One 11x14 Gallery Portrait
Donated By: Alys Beach Resort and Alys Beach Properties, Shades Beach & Pool
Services,, and Tim Allen Photography
Restrictions: Alys Beach Certificate valid through 4/26/15. Reservations are
subject to availability. Blackout dates do apply.
Donated By: St. Joe Clubs & Resorts
Restrictions: Dates are restricted to available weeks between September 1,
2014 – February 1, 2015. Dining certificates do not include alcohol or gratuity.
Room tax and resort fees includes. Advance reservations required and upon
mutually agreeable dates.
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We couldn’t dream up a better play date! Two couples will enjoy a his and
hers day- the ladies will enjoy the best Avantgarde’s spa has to offer followed
by a customized cut and color by owner Joseph Rogers. Meanwhile, Club
Champions Bryan Keifer and Gary Stroup will host a round at Regatta Bay
Golf & Country Club. After cleaning up, rendevous for dinner at Vintij Wine
Boutique & Bistro in style!
This lot includes:
Spa Day for 2 and Customized Cut & Color by Avantgarde Owner Joseph
Round of Golf for 2 with Club Champions at Regatta Bay Golf
Limousine Service for the Evening
Wine Dinner for 4 at Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro with wines paired by
McNeese Distributing
Donated By: Avantgarde Salon & Spa, Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, Sunshine
Shuttle, Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro, and McNeese Distributing
Restrictions: Based on availability and mutually agreeable dates by all parties.
Advance reservations required. Expires 4/30/15.
Founded in Destin, FL in 2009, BOTE’s roots were very modest. BOTE literally
grew from the simple concept of developing a standup paddle board that is
designed to be fished from–a board that would justly serve fisherman, surfers
and paddle enthusiasts alike. BOTE paddle boards have become known
nationally as some of the most versatile water crafts on the market. BOTE’s
ability to meet the needs of both paddle surfing and fishing cultures has
bridged the gap and advanced the next evolution of the paddle board.
The Drift inflatable paddle board by BOTE is a fistful of firsts, featuring the first
ever wood inlay deck on an inflatable paddle board, BOTE’s first Tackle Rac
compatible inflatable and the first inflatable to come in its own waterproof
bag. This go anywhere, do anything paddle board is an uncompromising
design bringing together all of the best features of the solid boards, with ease
of a flexible board, and with its beautiful zebra wood deck, the BOTE Drift
does it in style.
This lot includes:
“Drift” 11.5 Ft Inflatable BOTE Board
3 Piece Paddle, Waterproof Gear Bag, and Pump & Pressure Gauge
Donated By: Corey and Magda Cooper of BOTE
Legacy Boating Club is designed for people who enjoy boating but prefer
not to own a boat. The Club owns and professionally maintains a fleet of
beautiful boats including fishing, sport, and cruisers. Members own unlimited
adventures on the water while Legacy handles insurance bills, storage,
maintenance, boat payments, and cleaning.
This lot includes:
9 Month Members-Only, Private Boat Club Membership (boats up to 26’) at
Legacy Boating Club
Donated By: Legacy Boating Club
Restrictions: Membership runs from September 8th, 2014 to May 21st, 2015.
Includes boats up to 26’. Winning bidder will be required to sign membership
paperwork and select a home port in Destin.
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An old favorite is back, and double the fun! Eight couples will be treated to a
four course wine dinner by Chef Tim Creehan. Each course will be paired with
an incredible “old world” and “new world” wine. This lot will be sold to the
top 8 bidders on each date, with each winning bidder receiving two seats at
the dinner.
This lot includes:
8 Couples for a 4 Course Wine Dinner by Chef Tim Creehan paired with Old
World and New World Wines
Dinner wines includes:
3 bottles 2008 Kistler Hyde Chardonnay (WS 93, RP 96)
3 bottles 2008 Chave Hermitage Blanc (WS 95, RP 92)
3 bottles 2000 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 95, RP 93)
3 bottles 2000 Chateau Monbousquet (RP 93)
3 bottles 2005 Rusden Black Guts Shiraz (RP 97)
3 bottles 2005 Clos des Papes (WS 98, RP 95)
3 375ml bottles Trevor Jones Barossa Old Tawny (RP 98)
2 bottles 1994 Croft Vintage Port (WS 96, RP 90)
This lot includes:
8 Couples for a 4 Course Wine Dinner by Chef Tim Creehan paired with Old
World and New World Wines
Dinner wines includes:
3 bottles 2008 Kistler Hyde Chardonnay (WS 93, RP 96)
3 bottles 2008 Chave Hermitage Blanc (WS 95, RP 92)
3 bottles 2000 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 95, RP 93)
3 bottles 2000 Chateau Monbousquet (RP 93)
3 bottles 2005 Rusden Black Guts Shiraz (RP 97)
3 bottles 2005 Clos des Papes (WS 98, RP 95)
3 375ml bottles Trevor Jones Barossa Old Tawny (RP 98)
2 bottles 1994 Croft Vintage Port (WS 96, RP 90)
Both press and foodies alike consider Brian Cartenuto, Executive Chef of
Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox and two-time winner of the Food Network’s Cutthroat
Kitchen, to be at the forefront of the culinary up-and-coming stars in Florida—
if not the US. Born and raised in Niceville, Cartenuto grew up in an Italian and
Venezuelan family that was passionate about cooking and celebrated the joys
of food. Chef Brian has agreed to host a dinner for 12 in your home or at one
of his restaurants, indulge in a six course tasting menu featuring 100% local
and sustainable food sources.
This lot includes:
Craft Cocktails and Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
In-Home 6 Course Tasting Menu for 12 Featuring Local and Sustainable
Sourced Foods
Donated By: Brian Cartenuto
Bottled and custom etched for DCWAF’s 2010 Auction, this bottle is back in
action and with a partner in crime.
This lot includes:
3L Etched & Signed 2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Destin Charity Wine
Auction Foundation Cuvee, Russian River Valley
2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Vista Verde Vineyard
Donated By: Charles & Betty White
Donated By: Chef Tim Creehan and Bill & Rebecca Sanders
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For over 15 years Kosta Brone has crafted intensly flavored and balanced wines from
the finest regions in California. Kosta Browne’s dedication to quality, stewardship
and committment to customer relationships has propelled the brand to an industry
leader, producing some of the most sought after new world Pinot Noirs.
This lot includes:
1.5L Etched & Signed 2012 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This four bedroom, four and a half bathroom house in Sapphire, North Carolina
is close to Cashiers and Highlands. Guests at this home in the mountains of
Western North Carolina areas have access to many amenities including- pools,
Sapphire Mountain Golf Course, lakes, fishing and boat rentals, seasonal
snowboarding and bunny-slope skiing; as well as excellent restaurants, and
horseback riding.
2015 Dinner for 6 hosted by Kosta Browne Winery
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay in Private Home in Sapphire, NC
Private VIP Tour & Tasting for 6 in their new home ‘The Barlow’
$1000 Credit for Activities in Saphhire, NC
Donated By: Kosta Browne Winery
Donated By: Neal Nash & Anthony ‘Bubba’ Tamparay
Restrictions: The winery only produces a small amount of large formats for
charity auctions only, does not have a tasting room, and is closed to the public.
Subject to availability and upon mutually agreeable date through 5/1/15.
Restrictions: Black out dates include week of July 4th, last two weeks in October,
and Thanksgiving week. Expires 4/30/15.
This is a Lafite at its peak! A gorgeous Lafite that is among the best vintages
and best bottles with a symphony of flavors.
This lot includes:
1961 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (WS 92, RP 98)
Donated By: Alan & Connie Bookman
Nestled in a gorgeous woodland setting, the smoke-free Southern Pine
Cottages offer guests a relaxing home-away- from-home in an inviting
neighborhood atmosphere. Each of the cottages featuring queen beds, private
dwellings,spacious living and dining areas, a full kitchen and a cozy fireplace.
This lot includes:
1 Week Stay in a Southern Pine Cottage at Callaway Gardens
Seven night stay (Saturday to Saturday) in “Island Getaway”, a 7 bedroom, 5.5
bath home just a one minute stroll from the Atlantic Ocean in Hilton Head, SC.
This beautiful home sleeps up to 20 people and features a private heated pool
with swim-up bar and hot tub, shuffleboard court, ping pong table and a small
4-hole putt-putt course.
This lot includes:
7 Night Stay in a 7 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Home “Island Getaway”
Donated By: Five Star Properties
Restrictions: This home is available between October 4, 2014 to December 13,
2014, excluding Thanksgiving week and subject to availability.
This double magnum speaks for itself!
Donated By: Penny Polk
This lot includes:
3L 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage A Jaques Perrin (WS 96, RP 96)
Restrictions: Subject to availability. Certificate valid 5/1/14 - 5/1/15.
Donated By: Jerry & Louise Neff
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Made on 30A features handcrafted, reclaimed wood furniture and accessories
for the home. Located in Santa Rosa Beach off Scenic Highway 30A, Coastal
Craftsman Brett Martin is the creative mastermind behind the functional and
stunning furniture designs.
This lot includes:
30A Made Custom-Made Porch Swing Bed
$1000 towards Custom Bedding & Pillows for Custom Swing Bed
Donated By: 30A Made
Have you been on the “hunt,” for the perfect outdoor activity excursion?
Look no further! Nestled among 5,000 acres of east central Alabama’s broom
sage fields, mixed hardwood and longleaf pine forests you will find Five Star
Plantation. The plantation has been in existence as a hunting preserve since
1919, and the charming, fully-restored lodge and many other buildings date
from that time or earlier. You and a friend will be able to go on an afternoon
Quail hunt, dinner and lodging provided, and also breakfast and another hunt
the following morning.
This lot includes:
1 Night Accommodations for 2 at Five Star Plantation with Breakfast and
Dinner Included
2 Guided Hunts- Morning and Afternoon
Donated By: Bradford Building Company, Inc.
Restrictions: Subject to availability, expires 4/30/15.
Recently renovated, and a perennial favorite, escape for some alone time to
the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa with everything you need to
reconnect or just relax right on the beach.
Time to embark on one of the most exciting and scenic golf journeys of your
life! Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, is an invitation-only private golf club
which opened in 1977 and has only gotten more beautiful since. The course
was designed by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus and is rated as the top golf
course in the state of Alabama. You and three friends will enjoy two rounds of
golf, lodging, and all meals.
This lot includes:
3 Nights, 4 Day Stay at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
This lot includes:
1 Night Accommodations for 4 at Shoal Creek Country Club with Breakfast
and Dinner Included
Donated By: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
2 Rounds of Golf at Shoal Creek Country Club- Afternoon and Morning
Donated By: Bradford Building Company, Inc.
$300 Dining Credit to Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
$300 Spa Credit at Serenity by the Sea Spa at the Sandestin Hilton
Restrictions: Valid only 9/1/14 - 12/30/14 and 1/1/15 - 2/28/15 and is not valid
on Holidays or Holiday weekends. Reservations must be made within 30 days
of stay, and is subject to availability. Seagar’s certificate excludes alcoholic
beverages and gratuity.
Restrictions: Subject to availability, expires 4/30/15.
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Silent Auction
WS = Wine Spectator RP = Robert Parker
This year, all Silent Auction Bidding will take place through BidPal on your
smartphone. No smartphone? No problem! We will have bidding devices
available on site for use throughout the duration of the event.
Tip: We strongly recommend fully charging your phone prior to arrival!
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is proud to present for the first time
a wine raffle at the end of the auction. The rules are very simple; we will draw
one name from all of the registered patron package buyers at the auction.
The winner must be present to win. Only the individual whose name is drawn
is the winner; spouses, relatives, friends of relatives, long lost brothers or
sisters don’t count! If the individual whose name is drawn has left the auction,
we will draw another name until we have a winner. Increase your chances
with additional Raffle entries at for a suggested
donation of $100.
The winners will take home the following from our 2014 Honorary Vintner,
Paul Hobbs, of Paul Hobbs Wines:
6L 2007 Paul Hobbs Cabernet, Napa Valley (WS 92, RP 93)
3L 2010 Paul Hobbs Cabernet, Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard (WS 91, RP 95+)
1.5L 2008 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Katherine Lindsay Estate (WS 94, RP 95)
1.5L 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros (RP 92)
2011 Paul Hobbs Ellen Lane Estate Chardonnay (RP 92)
2011 Paul Hobbs Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
2011 Paul Hobbs Ross Station Estate Chardonnay (WS 90, RP 91)
2011 Paul Hobbs Edward James Estate Chardonnay (WS 90, RP 90)
2011 Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay
2011 Paul Hobbs Ulises Valdez Vineyard Chardonnay
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of
the law. The 2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction “End of Auction Raffle” starts on April 1, 2014 and
ends April 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm CST. Must be 21 to enter. Winner will be randomly selected via a
Drawing (the “Drawing”) that will take place at the 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction (the
“Auction) to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Only holders of a purchased ticket to attend the
Auction (each such person a “Patron”) are eligible to be entered into the drawing. Both holders
of tickets purchased by sponsors and holders of tickets purchased by the holder are eligible to
enter to win. All Participants must be at least 21 years of age on the date of the Drawing and
must be present at the Auction during the time of Drawing to win. Entries are non-transferable.
Odds of winning depend of total number of entries received. This ad is for information purposes
only. For official rules and entry details visit The Sponsor, Destin
Charity Wine Auction Foundation, is a 501(c)3 organization located at 215 Grand Boulevard,
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Focused aromatics of espresso bean, mountain sage and raspberry
immediately jump out of the glass. Firm, wild forest blueberries along with
a campfire smoked bacon, black pepper and spice. Brushy tannins round out
the finish with a fresh, balanced acidity
This lot includes:
5 Bottles 2009 Krutz Family Cellars, Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah
Donated By: Krutz Family Cellars
This mixed media piece made of a collection of kiln fired glass, bottle openers,
caps, and corks displayed in a reclaimed window that was salvaged from a
North Georgia School House. Angela Stevenson of Big Orange House Designs
likes using recycled materials in her artwork. The capstone of this piece is a
vintage alarm clock....of course it is set to 5:00!
This lot includes:
“5’OCLOCK SOMEWHERE” Original mixed media piece by Angela Stevenson
Donated By: Angela Stevenson of Big Orange House Designs
Great Florida Smiles and Orthodontics is proud to offer dental services that
can benefit you! From braces to cosmetic dentistry, they stand by their work
and relationships with their patients. In their facilities, they are able to both
fix problems and create the smiles of your dreams!
This lot includes:
$1000 towards Orthodontic or Cosmetic Treatment and Free Consultation
from Great Florida Smiles and Orthodontics
Donated By: Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics
Restrictions: This gift certificate is redeemable for a single patient, new or
existing, for Complimentary Consultation on Sleep Apnea, cosmetic restorations,
or orthodontics. This certificate is valid for 1 year from date issued. Appointments
must be scheduled prior to the one year expiration date.
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Enjoy a week stay at the beautiful Cape San Blas in the beach community of
Barrier Dunes. Partake in the outdoors with complementary bikes and boogie
boards, and soak up the pristine natural setting. As a result, after a week at
the Cape, you’ll return home with a treasure chest of memories and smiles.
This lot includes:
Vacation Home for 1 Week on Cape San Blas
Large master bedroom with futon for extra sleeping complete with a full bath.
Colorful guest bedroom with 2 twin beds and an adjacent full bath.
4 Adult Bikes and Several Boogie Boards
Donated By: Opportunity, Inc.
Restrictions: Information at – enter booking number 403241
Treat yourself to a two hour Zoom 2 Advanced teeth whitening!
This lot includes:
ZOOM 2! In-Office Teeth Whitening - Includes Custom Bleaching Trays
Donated By: Dr. Richardson- Parkway Dental Associates
The Aegean Restaurant is a family owned friendly neighborhood Greek
restaurant located by the shore in Miramar Beach, Florida. Our menu offers
a variety of authentic Greek and American dishes to please any palate. Come
and experience the food and hospitality of The Aegean Restaurant and let
yourself be transported to the sunny lands of Greece.
This lot includes:
3 bottles 2010 Ambrosia de Tupungato Malbec Reserva
Donated By: Jeff & Doreen Eckmann
If you are looking for a getaway of your choice, we have just what you want!
Enjoy a two night stay at one of the many deluxe condominiums from Gulf
Shores, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida. Take the time to enjoy your
own backyard in luxury!
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay in a Luxurious 1 bedroom Deluxe Condominium along the Gulf
Donated By: Wyndam Vacation Rentals
Restrictions: Valid for 2 night stay in a 1 bedroom unit at one of the many deluxe
condominiums from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida, all
located along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Expires 9/27/14 | For reservations,
please call 800-380-4716 and reference the certificate number provided on
front of the certificate. All reservations are made on a complimentary, space
available basis and must be taken within 12 months of date certificate is issued
(9/27/13). Restrictions apply at certain locations. Unless otherwise specified,
complimentary stays are not redeemable during Spring Break, Peak Season
and/or Major Holidays. Reservations cannot be made more than 30 days prior
to arrival. Cancellations and/or changes must be made at least 7 days prior
to arrival. Certificate is non-transferable and has no monetary value. Original
certificate must be turned in at check-in. Lost certificates cannot be replaced.
Reservations are subject to all Rules & Conditions set forth by ResortQuest.
This lot includes:
Family Style 5 Course Greek Wine Dinner for 8 at Aegean Restaurant,
Miramar Beach
Donated By: Sacred Heart Hospital
Restrictions: Please provide 48 hour reservation, expires 12/31/14
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This bike is perfect for your everyday cruise in the neighborhood or beach.
Experience the outdoors in style and comfort. This bike makes great
transportation for memorable moments along the scenic 30A!
This lot includes:
Dark Green Electra SS Cruiser Bike with Basket and Bell
Donated By: Big Daddy’s Bike Shop
Just a stroll from the sugar-white sand beaches we are famous for, Beachside
II is conveniently located to enjoy time in the sun. Also savor the fantastic
cuisine at Bistro Bijoux featuring the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and
extensive award winning wine list and Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood.
This lot includes:
$250 Gift Card to Bistro Bijoux
$250 Gift Certificate to Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
3 Day 2 Night Stay at Sandestin Beachside II – Unit 4326
This beautiful unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 and ½ baths, and sleeps 4
Donated By: Bistro Bijoux, Hilton Sandestin, and Don & Betty Hefner
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology is proud to offer the latest generation
of Fraxel laser technology, the Fraxel Re: Store Dual to their patients. There
is no finer way to non-surgically rejuvenate skin! Dr. Adams, Dr. Kulow, and
Dr. Papajohn use this laser skin resurfacing system to treat acne scars, reduce
wrinkles, and diminish the appearance of sun spots and age spots. If this isn’t
enough the lucky winner also gets a deluxe skin care basket overflowing with
all the essentials.
This lot includes:
1 Fraxel Re:Store DUAL Laser system Treatment
Grape Wine Peel for Recipient and 2 Guests
Clarisonic Pro for Face and Body
Neoctis Bio-Restorative Starter System with cosmetic bag
Includes: Neo-cleanse gentle skin cleanser, Bio-cream Bio-restorative skin
cream with PSP, Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream with PSP SPF 30+, Hyalis
Hydrating Serum.
PCA Skin Facial Wash
PCA Skin Perfecting Neck & Decollete Cream
PCA Skin Weightless Protection SPF 45
PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is one of Montalcino’s premiere wine estates,
famous for its special 12 hectare, rocky marl Pianrosso vineyard and for the
sumptuous single vineyard and reserve wines it produces.
This lot includes:
1.5L 1997 Brunello Piccolomini d’Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di
Pianrosse it its Original Wooden Box (WS 97, RP 96)
EltaMD Skin Care UV Sport SPF 50
Donated By: David C. Adams, MD – Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
Restrictions: Treatments subject to availability. Expires 4/30/15.
Donated By: Van & Cindy Geeker
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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and view of the French Quarter and the Port of
New Orleans from the river as your Captain entertains you with a detailed
narration of New Orleans landmarks, history, vessel information, and river
lore! Also, have a chance to listen to a navi-“gator,” transport you through
one of the most majestic nature preserves in Louisiana and return to your
luxurious club-level room at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.
This lot includes:
2 Night Club Level Stay at Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Wine Paired Dinner for 2 at the Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel
Creole Queen Jazz Dinner Riverboat Cruise for 2
When night falls, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen rises to the occasion.
Step on board and cruise with us into the night when the sleepless activity of
America’s busiest port buzzes. The sounds of a lively jazz band fill the air as
you enjoy a lavish Creole dinner in elegantly appointed dining rooms.
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour for 2
Located only 25 minutes from New Orleans, Jean Lafitte Swamp and Airboat
Tours explore Louisiana’s back country along its meandering bayous. Trained
navigators escort you into the murky waters of Louisiana swamps where you
will come face to face with the beauty of beasts of nature.
Donated By: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel,
New Orleans Paddlewheels, and Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
Restrictions: Not valid during any dates designated as Special Events. Gratuity
not included. Reservations required, Both expire 12/30/14.
Inspired by DCWAF’s signature silent auction item, George Rodrigue’s “Blue
Dog” Paintings, Youth Village student Gabrielle Layco-Mitchell has created her
own. Celebrate the creativity and philanthropy of our youth with this ‘one of
a kind’ piece!
The lot includes:
“Blue Dog” painted by 10 Year Old Youth Village student Gabrielle Layco-Mitchell
Glide across our beautiful emerald waters in a spacious, comfortable pontoon
boat! This four hour pontoon boat rental can be for you and your friends, or
used as family time to relax on a sunny day. Pontoon boats are perfect for big
groups to spend quality time together while soaking up the sun!
This lot includes:
1/2 Day Boogies Watersports Pontoon Rental
Donated By: Boogies Watersports
Restrictions: Expires 4/30/15
Arghh mini-Mates! Unlock the treasure of your heart and let your dreams
come true. Celebrate your birthday steering your ship on the great seas with
14 of your best mates.
The lot includes:
A Birthday Party Package ABOARD Buccaneer Pirate Ship for 15 Passengers
Donated By: Maritime Chartering Inc- Buccaneer Pirate Cruise
Restrictions: Not valid in June or July and expires 4/30/15
LOT 217 I CASK 23
The story of CASK 23 began during the harvest of 1974. Back then, the winery
enlisted the help of celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff. As he tasted
through various lots of new wines from that year, one lot from S.L.V. was so
beautiful and deliciously distinct, the winery decided it should be bottled
separately. It was named CASK 23 for the large wooden cask in which it was
aged. Today, the wine is a blend of the most distinctive fruit from the S.L.V and
FAY vineyards, resulting in a wine of extraordinary depth and elegance.
The lot includes:
3 Bottles 2003 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23
Donated By: Van & Cindy Geeker
Donated By: Gabrielle Layco-Mitchell
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Located off a private street in-between prominent K Street and Wisconsin
Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. exemplifies the
new standard in modern luxury. The boutique hotel’s guest rooms and suites
provide the perfect destination in the heart of Washington, D.C’s affluent
neighborhood. Chef Matthew Baker’s restaurant, The Occidental, is just
blocks from the White House, Washington Monument and the National
Theater, and provides the ideal location for DC dining either inside among
portraits of politicos, celebrities and athletes or al fresco on the expansive
patio. Experience all of this with a two night stay at the Ritz-Carlton and dinner
at The Occidental!
Chef’s should be pampered too! This basket of goodies is to die for, and will
quickly bring your culinary skills to the next level. Enjoy Chef Creehan’s signed
cook books, and make your very own delectable cuisine. This is a package you
will enjoy for years to come!
Pampered Chef Package
4 Stemware Glasses,4 Small Beverage Glasses, Dot Medium Bowl, Dots Oval
Platter, Cosmopolitan Itty Bitty Beverages, Margarita Itty Bitty Beverages,
White Rectangular Baker, Bamboo Fiber Bowls, Easy Read Measuring Cups,
Large Cutting Board w/Juice Wells, and Stainless Mixing Bowl Sets
This lot includes:
2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Signed Copies of Chef Tim Creehan’s “Chef Creehan’s Simple Cuisine” and “Chef
Creehan’s Flavors of the Gulf Coast”
5 Course Dinner for 2 Paired with Wines at The Occidental in Washington, DC
Donated By: Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown and Matthew Baker of The Occidental
Chef Creehan’s oil/vinegar cruet, Cuvee baseball cap, Chef Creehan’s Grouper
Vince Special Pecan Flour, 4 jars of Chef Creehan’s Instant Marinade & Cooking
Restrictions: Subject to availability, blackout dates apply, and expires 4/30/15.
Donated By: Chef Tim Creehan and Joe & Chris Manion
Think of this bike as your vehicle for discovery. Even if your mission is nothing
more than riding to a friend’s house or strolling down 30A, this bicycle will fill
the experience with memorable moments.
This lot includes:
Teal Single Speed Electra Bike with Wicker Basket
Judith March is an exciting new collection of young contemporary clothing
inspired by bohemian styles of yesterday and modernized for today’s trend
conscious women. What’s trendier than a Judith March Spring Collection
dress? Nothing, besides a custom-made Judith March dress of course! Pair
that with a gift certificate to Déjà vu shop in Seaside, and you are instantly the
ultimate fashionista.
Donated By: Big Daddy’s Bike Shop
This lot includes:
Custom Designed Judith March Dress
$100 Gift Certificate to Déjà Vu in Seaside
This photo was taken by Chandler Williams of Modus Photography at DCWAF’s
Seeing Red Wine Festival last year and turned it into something special.
Donated By: Stephanie Carter of Judith March & Déjà Vu
The lot includes:
Large Modus Photography Photo on Wood of Corks
Donated By: Chandler Williams of Modus Photography
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This lot includes:
A Signed Cymbal by IP Casino Resort & Spa’s 2013 Fall Lineup- Willie Nelson,
Charlie Daniels, Bill Cosby, Dierks Bentley, Kris Kristofferson, Thompson Square
Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Dwight Yoakam
After these outdoor activities, relax and indulge in a one-hour custom
massage, a Heavenly Treat manicure and pedicure, and a six-month Fitness
Membership. Book your Spa Day, arrive early, and enjoy all the amenities, such
as the steam room, dry sauna, and his and her lounges with complimentary
This is most certainly a one of a kind! No one else will ever have piece
of memorabilia more perfect for your music collection. The Fall 2013
entertainment line-up of performers at DCWAF’s sponsor, IP Casino Biloxi,
signed this drum cymbal JUST for this Destin Charity Wine Auction! Signed by
Bill Cosby, Dierks Bentley, Kris Kristofferson, Thompson Square Band, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam and Charlie Daniels, and included in
the shadow box pictures from their night this fall at the IP Casino Biloxi!
Donated By: IP Resort & Casino
Select your choice of tree or plant for the wonderful variety of foliage at the
Destin Tree House.
The lot includes:
$250 Gift Certificate to Destin Tree House
Donated By: Destin Tree House
Have the perfect getaway at one of Destin’s premier locations! Enjoy a two
night stay at the Emerald Grande and enjoy the beautiful views from every
angle. During your stay, take part in a complimentary round of golf for two
at Regatta Bay, one of the most picturesque golf courses you’ll ever see. Also
included in this great package is a fishing trip for two aboard the “Swoop.” Put
your fishing skills to the test and take in the stunning views of Destin’s emerald
gulf waters!
Last but not least, delight in the delicious food from the famous McGuire’s
Irish Pub! Dine in and enjoy gourmet Irish food and drinks… and don’t forget
to “kiss the moose” and leave a dollar bill on the wall!
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay at the Emerald Grande Hotel
1-Hour Custom Massage at Emerald Grande’s Spa
When you book your Spa Day arrival early to enjoy all the amenities, such as
the steam room, dry sauna, his and her lounges with complimentary tea.
Manicure and Pedicure at Emerald Grande’s Spa
Glide across our beautiful emerald waters in a spacious, comfortable pontoon
boat! This four hour pontoon boat rental can be for you, your friends, and
family to relax on a sunny day. Pontoon boats are perfect for big groups to
spend quality time together, while soaking up the sun!
This lot includes:
1/2 Day Pontoon Rental from Discount Watersports
Donated By: Discount Watersports, INC.
Restrictions: Expires 4/30/15
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Round of Golf for 2 at Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
6 Hour Fishing Trip for 2 Aboard The Swoop
$50 to McGuire’s Irish Pub
Donated By: Emerald Grande Hotel & Spa and McGuire’s Irish Pub
Restrictions: Reservations must be made within two weeks of use. Reservations
based on availability and are not valid over Holidays, Holiday weekends, or peak
season. Valid until 12/31/15.
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Golfer lovers rejoice, we have what you’re looking for! Enjoy the Emerald
Coast from the fairways with three of the best courses this area has to offer;
and after dine at the club house for a perfect finish to a day on the green.
This lot includes:
Round of Golf for 4 at Kelly Plantation
Round of Golf for 4 at BlackStone Golf Course
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology is proud to offer the latest generation
of Fraxel laser technology, the Fraxel Re: Store Dual to their patients. There
is no finer way to non-surgically rejuvenate skin! Dr. Adams, Dr. Kulow, and
Dr. Papajohn use this laser skin resurfacing system to treat acne scars, reduce
wrinkles, and diminish the appearance of sun spots and age spots. If this isn’t
enough the lucky winner also gets a deluxe skin care basket overflowing with
all the essentials.
Round of Golf for 4 at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
This lot includes:
1 Fraxel Re:Store DUAL Laser system Treatment
Lunch for 4 at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Grape Wine Peel for Recipient and 2 Guests
Donated By: Kelly Plantation Golf Club, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, and
BlackStone Golf Course
Clarisonic Pro for Face and Body
Restrictions: Call in advance to schedule tee times. Expires 4/30/15. This gift
card may be used to purchase goods & services at the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach
Club only.
This lot includes:
2004 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (WS 90, RP 91)
2005 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (RP 93+)
2006 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (RP 93)
2007 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (WS 92, RP 95)
2008 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (WS 93, RP 91)
2009 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (RP 95)
Donated By: Stephen & Joan Carter
Neoctis Bio-Restorative Starter System with cosmetic bag
Includes: Neo-cleanse gentle skin cleanser, Bio-cream Bio-restorative skin
cream with PSP, Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream with PSP SPF 30+, Hyalis
Hydrating Serum.
PCA Skin Facial Wash
PCA Skin Perfecting Neck & Decollete Cream
PCA Skin Weightless Protection SPF 45
PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator
EltaMD Skin Care UV Sport SPF 50
Donated By: David C. Adams, MD – Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
This lot includes:
6 Bottles 2012 Francois Montand Brut Champagne
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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This lot includes:
2010 DeLille Chaleur Estates White (WS 90, RP 94)
2006 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir, Yamill Cuvee (WS 90, RP 90)
2010 Hourglass Blueline Vineyards Merlot (WS 94)
A true treasure of the gulf coast, added to Garden and Gun Magazine’s list of
“Top 10 Inns to Visit in the South”, this is a two night weekend stay at Front
Beach Cottages. Bike down to the beach and numerous parks, or stroll under
huge old magnolias. Walk down to the downtown area and shop some of
the most unique stores around. Eat and drink the nights away at the local
restaurants and bars. Bonus- It’s just a few miles away from the casinos!
2007 Spring Mountain Vineyard Syrah
This lot includes:
2 Night Weekend Stay at the Front Beach Cottages in Ocean Springs, MS
2010 Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah (RP 93)
Free Bike and Beach Gear Rentals for the Duration of Your Stay
2009 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 93, RP 93)
Welcome Wine and Front beach Cottages Wine Glasses
2003 Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 92, RP 93)
Donated By: McKenzie Properties
2008 Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon
Restrictions: Any weekend except holidays and festivals, subject to availability.
1986 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (WS 93, RP 92)
1998 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (WS 92)
2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (WS 95)
2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated By: Jim & Peggy Adams and Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction
Spring has sprung, and so have you! If you are looking for a fantastic and fun
way to get in shape for bikini season, this is just for you! Destin Pilates Center
provides an array of classes from traditional yoga and barre, to aerial and
hoop fit. You’ll be looking good in no time!
This lot includes:
5 Hoop Fit Classes + 5 Yoga Classes at Destin Pilates Center.
5 Barre Classes + 5 Barre with equipment classes at Destin Pilates Center.
5 Aerial Silks Classes + 5 Barre Classes at Destin Pilates Center.
Donated By: Destin Pilates Center
Restrictions: Certificate valid May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015. Classes must be used
within 3 months of start date.
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Skin care and fitness is essential, and we have all the goods to keep your skin
young and you healthy! This Aesthetic Clinique basket will provide you with
all the products to protect and repair your skin for a perfect glow. Also enjoy
a 90-day fitness pass at the Emerald Grande Spa. This is your time to shine!
This lot includes:
Skin Medica Skin Care Package
Includes Essential Serum & Dermal Repair Night Cream (SPF 30)
Have you ever wanted to further your education about wine? Well, here is
your chance! You and nine friends can expand your knowledge while having
fun at this wine class at Groovy Grouper in Destin. This class, given by
Sommelier Kevin Moran will allow you the chance to gain a truly professional
understanding and heightened appreciation within a specific field of wine.
Who knew learning could be so fun?
90 Day Fitness Pass, Fitness Bag, and Free Smoothie from the Spa at Emerald Grande
This lot includes:
Wine Class for 10 People
Taught by Sommelier, Kevin Moran at Groovy Grouper Grill in Destin
Donated By: The Aesthetic Clinic and Emerald Grande Hotel & Spa
Donated By: Kevin Moran and Groovy Grouper Grill
Restrictions: Expires 7/31/14
Restrictions: Expires 4/30/15
Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has
consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the
United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing,
and surf fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub
oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie “Middle
Earth” look. James Valentine has captured Grayton Beach like never before in
these four beautiful photos.
This lot includes:
4 Florida Environmental Certified Photos of Grayton Beach State Park by
James Valentine
Donated By: Stephen and Kay Bonn
Enjoy the best seat in the house, with a bird’s eye view of Destin! Scout
out sharks and bask in the peaceful view of such a bustling beach town.
Afterwards, relax with dinner for 4 at Destin’s newest favorite restaurant.
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House, located on the beautiful Destin harbor,
will spoil you with spectacular sunsets, sensational “Gulf to Table Southern
Cuisine”, and family-friendly service all in a fun, relaxed casual atmosphere.
This lot includes:
Helicopter Tour over Destin for 4
Dinner for 4 at Boshamps with Wine Pairings
Donated By: Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House and Beach Helicopter
Restrictions: Expires 4/30/15
This lot includes:
1.5L 2003 Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides
1.5L 2004 Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides
Donated By: Van & Cindy Geeker
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Just imagine waking up to the sounds of the waves hitting the beautiful white
sandy beach, or sitting out on a beach chair and seeing the sun glisten on the
gorgeous Gulf of Mexico like a thousand diamonds. Henderson Park Inn Bed
& Breakfast is a longtime favorite of visitors and locals looking for a quiet
and romantic vacation or quick getaway. Henderson Park Inn has been voted
the most romantic hotel in North America and rated #1 in a list of the best
beachfront hotels in Destin. This is a great place to relax and escape all your
worries and enjoy a bike ride or two, with complimentary beer and wine each
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at Henderson Park Inn (December and January Only)
Breakfast, lunch, wine/grapes/flowers, beach chairs, bicycles, snacks,
complimentary beer and wine each night, and more.
Donated By: Henderson Park Inn
Restrictions: Must be redeemed in December 2014 or January 2015
The hand-painted sign on the side of the road sums it up: “Nice Dogs, Friendly
Folks.” Grayton Beach is about as laid-back and organic as a beach town can
get. From the old-style wooden beach bungalows to the “hippie kitsch” feel
of the iconic Red Bar, this place is sure to be everything you could want in a
hideaway weekend.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse in Grayton Beach
Donated By: Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Restrictions: Expires 5/1/15. For Sunday – Thursday only. Not redeemable for
cash. (Romance or Tropical Bird Suites only).
Located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, The Westin Monache Resort
Mammoth is Mammoth’s first and only luxury, full service hotel and offering
gracious hospitality in a majestic mountain setting.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay in 2 Bedroom Suite at The Westin Monache Resort Mammoth
in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Donated By: The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth
Restrictions: Expires 4/1/15. Not valid Friday and Saturdays. Blackout Dates
include: 12/20/14-1/4/14, 1/17/15-1/20/15, 2/13/15-2/23/15.
Gather your friends or family and enjoy a delicious five-course dinner paired
with wonderful wines prepared in the comfort of your home! Chef Dan Pettis
is sure to provide an unforgettable culinary experience.
This lot includes:
5 Course Dinner for 6 People Prepared by Chef Dan Pettis in Your Home and
Paired with a Wonderful Selection of Wines
Your meal will be created and prepared by Chef Dan Pettis – voted Best Chef
on the Emerald Coast three years in a row
Donated By: Dan Pettis of One20 a Modern Bistro
Celebrate the creativity and philanthropy of our youth with this ‘one of a kind’
This lot includes:
“Wine and Bread” painting by 12 year old Youth Village student Trinity Gause
Donated By: Trinity Gause
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Are you starving each year during the LIVE Auction? No need to worry- we will
deliver as many large pizzas as you want from Mimmo’s during Saturday’s Live
Auction. We wouldn’t want you growing weak from all that paddle raising!
This lot includes:
1 Large Pizza- Your Choice of Margarita, Pepperoni, or Veggie to be Delivered
to Your Table During the LIVE Auction
Donated By: Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Restrictions: No additions or substitutions. Must be seated for delivery.
Become an instant wine connoisseur! Keep your wine at the perfect
temperature with this dual zone wine cellar. The upper and lower zones can
be set to two temperatures and holds 6 bottles on the bottom and 12 on the
top. Also included is a full set of wine glasses to enjoy your new collection!
Shore Club brings a fresh, modern vibe to the dynamic energy of South Beach,
offering a luxurious playground for the jet-set at this boutique oceanside resort
hotel. Shore Club is located just steps from the excitement and shopping of
the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, South Beach nightlife and
Espanola Way.
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay in an Oceanfront King Room at Shore Club
Donated By: Shore Club
Restrictions: Based on availability and not to be used over special event or
holidays. Expires 4/30/15 with no extensions.
With a taste of each of Kosta Browne’s appellation, you won’t want to pass
up this lineup.
This lot includes:
Dual Zone Wine Cellar- Holds 18 Bottles
This lot includes:
2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (WS 90)
Riedel Wine Glass Set featuring 4 of Each Cabernet, Riesling, and Champagne
2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands (WS 93, RP 90)
Donated By: Children in Crisis and Shelter House of Northwest Florida
2010 Kosta Bowne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (WS 92)
“Key Lime” is very bright and the decor is very beachy. This vacation home
has parking for two cars, community pool and gas grills just out the back door.
Palm trees and cobblestone paved streets line the neighborhood. Inside you
will find a modern two story home. The kitchen has a dishwasher, stove/oven,
microwave, and refrigerator with ice maker. Relax, kick back, and enjoy your
This lot includes:
1 Week Stay at Key Lime Cottage in Santa Rosa Beach for 6
Donated By: Ron & Lauren Romano
Restrictions: Not available March, April, Memorial to Labor Day. Expires 4/30/15
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2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Donated By: Steve & Joan Carter
Jeff Waldorff is an award winning nature and wildlife photographer whose
photos have been featured in Outdoor Photography Magazine, Delta Skymiles,
and Canoe & Kayak Magazine.
This lot includes:
16x30 Giclee Fine Art Canvas Wrap “Marching Sanderlings”
Donated By: Waldorff Photography
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Located across from Elephant Walk and just a short stroll from Sandestin’s
world-renowned pristine beaches, Luau Condo combines elegance and
simplicity with its Asian-inspired feel. We’ve also got two delicious dinners to
compliment your stay!
This lot includes:
1 Week Stay at Luau Condo on Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Full Day Power Boat Rental
Dinner for 2 at Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard Town Center
Dinner for 2 at Bonefish Grill
With your choice of amazing menu options like their famous Bang Bang Shrimp
and Lily’s Chicken.
Donated By: Mike & Valerie Thompson, Mid Bay Power Rentals, Cantina Laredo,
and Bonefish Grill
Restrictions: Advanced reservations requires and based on availability. Expires
You are the winning bidder, what are you going to do next? Go to Disney World
of course! Dreams really do come true!
This lot includes:
4 One-Day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World
Donated By: Walt Disney World
Restrictions: Tickets are valid during normal operating hours. The passes are
valid for two years from the date issued and cannot be upgraded nor can they
be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements. Tickets for use
at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal
Kingdom park in Orlando.
Self proclaimed as SOPHISTICATED GUTTER, awarded and scooped up by
emerging collectors and the seasoned art crowd, Christon Dee Anderson,
from mild to wild, has clearly developed a recognizable style. Using a variety
of traditional mediums, stand alone and meld, he creates visionary, intuitive,
abstract, three dimensional works of ART.
This lot includes:
Canvas “Milkshakes on the Beach” by artist Christon Anderson
This lot includes:
2010 Per Cazo Cellars Epi Telos
Donated By: Christon Anderson
2009 Brocelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Russian River Valley
2010 Domaine Champy Pernard Vergeleses Les Combottes
2012 Tensley Syrah, Santa Barbara Valley
2010 La tarasque Pinot Noir, Cotes Du Rhone
2010 Domaine Chanta Cigale Chateuneuf-Du-Pape
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
No one but Saga can deliver the warmth and the elegance of the luxurious
mink fur coat. The sleek microfiber interior paired with the plush sheared
mink exterior provides the ultimate indulgence. The generous length also
gives you added warmth and grace. Saga Mink is the pioneer in refining the
core practices of ethical fur production, and delivers the assurance of quality,
transparency and sustainability consumers demand. So indulge, keep warm,
and stay glamorous!
This lot includes:
Vintage Saga 52’ Long Mink Fur Coat
Donated By: Anonymous
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Performing together for thousands of guests in a wide variety of venues since
2003, ACT4MURDER is made up of professional actors presenting hilarious,
original murder mysteries written by Paula Hilton and performed for you
during a four course meal. ACT4MURDER will come to your home, clubhouse
or venue of your choice and perform one of their delightful mysteries while
your group is served a four course meal prepared for you by Chef Mark Clutter
of Chef’s at Your Door ( You may contact
ACT4MURDER’s Paula Hilton with small details about your guests, and she will
customize the show! Truly a one of a kind, priceless evening!
This lot includes:
4 Course Catered Dinner in your Home for up to 20 people and a Murder
Mystery Performance by ACT4MURDER
Bigger is better, and this package has some big items you don’t want to miss!
Feel like changing up your hair? Salon del Mar has provided NYC stylist Tara
Steele to create a whole new look for you. Paired with your new hair we have
a sterling silver cuff bracelet and coach watch to take the new you to the next
This lot includes:
Sterling Silver Statement Cuff Bracelet
Salon del Mar Hair Makeover
Includes hair cut and color service by NYC stylist Tara Steele
Signature Fabric and Mahogany Coach Watch
Donated By: ACT4MURDER
Donated By: Tara Steele, Youth Village, and Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Restrictions: Valid 4/27/2014 to 04/27/2015, subject to availability.
Restrictions: Gratuity not included, offer expires 4/30/15.
An elegant entrance benefitting a hotel ranked among the finest in the world.
Escape to Naples, FL where the gentle Gulf breezes dance among cypress,
mangrove, and palm trees at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL
Donated By: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Restrictions: Based on availability, advanced reservations required, and blackout
dates apply.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa sits atop the scenic southwest plateau of North
Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, offering many different opportunities for
relaxation, recreation and adventure. It’s perfect for any type of getaway!
Surrounded by pristine mountains with lakes, streams and waterfalls, Old
Edwards Inn is also in the heart of the fun and artsy walking downtown of
Highlands, NC. Just step out the front door for live music and theater, great
boutique shopping, award-winning dining, museums and galleries.
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay for 2 in a Deluxe Room and a Champagne Arrival
Donated By: Supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Walton County
Restrictions: Certificate Expires 12-31-2014. Blackout dates include July, August,
October, Holidays, Friday or Saturdays
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You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you may find,
you get what you need. This autographed electric guitar by the English rock
band the Rolling Stones is exactly what you need! They’ve been called the
Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World, and for good reason: Nobody has
done it better, and for as long, as the Rolling Stones. They started out as a
British blues band that copied their American R&B idols but quickly evolved
into one of the 60s’ most important groups. By the end of the decade they
were in the middle of a hot streak that included many of the best albums
ever made. Even after their 1972 double-album masterpiece ‘Exile on Main
St.’ almost ripped them apart, they rebounded with two more classics, 1978’s
‘Some Girls’ and 1981’s ‘Tattoo You.’ In 2013 they embarked on a 50thanniversary tour, showing they still rank among the greats. They have given
us youth, inspiration, and passion; it’s time to remember the good ole’ days!
This lot includes:
Autographed Electric Guitar by the Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith
Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman. Complete with
Certificate of Authenticity.
Donated By: Supporters of Opportunity Inc.
Meyer Boarding Company has been building skim, skate, SUP and surfboards
here in Miramar Beach since 1985. Now their hi-quality skimboards &
skateboards are available to you unpainted ready for your art! They will help
you choose the right board for your size, weight and experience and then help
you art it up! When you’re done painting you get your choice of a glossy
or gripped skimboard finish or customize your skateboard with brand name
trucks, wheels, bearings & grip tape. This party is perfect for all ages!
With Pilates, you can expect an increase in strength, flexibility, balance and
body awareness all while having a great time! Pilates has recently become
one of the most popular forms of exercise and here is your chance to get that
jumpstart on your fitness. This package also comes with a gorgeous Michael
Kors purse, so not only will you feel great on the inside after your workout, but
you can have a new fabulous accessory to use as well!
This lot includes:
MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Weston Pebbled Shoulder Bag
3 Pilates Private Lessons at Destin Pilates Center
Donated By: Destin Pilates Center and Michael Kors
Restrictions: Certificate valid May 1, 2014 -April 30, 2015. Classes must be used
within 3 months of start date.
Take a “whack,” at tennis and relaxation in the same weekend! This package
offers a three bedroom, three night condo stay in the Lakeside Villa Rentals
of Sandestin, along with a Wilson tour tennis bag, and a Sandestin tennis tote.
Tennis courts are within walking distance of whichever location you choose.
The Lakeside villa rentals in Florida showcase Sandestin Golf and Beach
Resort’s natural beauty, while offering a superb location near the resort’s hot
spots. Uniquely situated along the Baytowne Loop in Lakeside you can either
ramp up the fun or turn it down a notch.
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay in a 3 Bedroom Condo provided by Sandestin Tennis
This lot includes:
Paint-a-Board Workshop Birthday Party with Mini Paintable Skimboards for up to
20 Kids
1 Adult Clinic and 1 Mixed Round Robin
Donated By: Meyer Boarding Company
Donated By: Sandestin Tennis and Food for Thought
Restrictions: Limited to 20 kids, expires 04/30/15.
Restrictions: Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Accommodations are based on a space-available basis at the time of booking,
and black-out dates may apply. Expiration: 11/01/14
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Wilson Tour Tennis Bag, Sandestin Tennis Tote, & Food for Thought Tennis Visor
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This lot includes:
6 Bottles Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley
This lot includes:
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics - $700 towards a Sleep Apnea Appliance
and Free Consultation Gift Certificate
Donated By: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
Donated By: Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics
Roederer Estate Brut is the first California sparkling wine to be produced by
Champagne Louis Roederer, further building upon a 200-year tradition of
fine winemaking from this family owned company. The Roederer winemaking
philosophy has guided the development of Roederer Estate, located 125
miles north of San Francisco near the Mendocino Coast. Since 1982, Roederer
Estate winery has been quietly developing its own vineyards and crafting fine
wines from the Anderson Valley. Enjoy this wonderful collection!
Already live here, but want to live like a tourist? We have the activities you
want. Enjoy a helicopter ride for two and a full day power boat rental from
Legendary Marina.
This lot includes:
Full Day Power Boat Rental
Helicopter Tour over Destin for 2
Donated By: Mid Bay Power Rentals and Beach Helicopter
Restrictions: Weight limits and restrictions apply. Expired 4/30/15.
Pamper yourself with an Aesthetic Clinique Product Basket. Show your skin
some love with Medica skin care and chemical peels, and feel refreshed for
your new adventure!
This lot includes:
Medica Skin Care Line & 2 Chemical Peels
Skin Medica TNS Recovery complex, TNS Illuminating Eye Cream & gift card
for two vitalize peels with dermaplaning
Do you feel sleep deprived resulting in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes,
and poor concentration? Now is the time to take care of YOU for a change.
Great Florida Smiles has experience, education, facilities, and the technology
at hand to provide the best in oral health care. With this gift card and free
consultation for sleep apnea, you are sure to be on your way to a more
energetic, productive you!
Restrictions: This gift certificate is redeemable for a single patient, new or
existing, for complimentary consultation on sleep apnea cosmetic restorations,
or orthodontics. This certificate is valid for 1 year from date issued. Appointments
must be scheduled prior to the one year expiration date. Gift certificate has no
cash value and cannot be used on an existing balance.
When you visit Ruth’s Chris, you understand that this is no ordinary restaurant.
From U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1,800 degrees, to the expertly
executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, and unforgettable
desserts this is a steakhouse to which others aspire. You and seven lucky
winners will enjoy a three-course wine dinner at this premier steakhouse.
This lot includes:
3 Course Dinner for 8 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Destin, FL
Dinner Wines Paired from DCWAF’s Cellar
Donated By: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse of Destin and Supporters of Destin Charity
Wine Auction Foundation
Restrictions: Advance reservations required and based on availability. Expires
Donated By: Supporters of Children’s Volunteer Health Network
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Glide across our beautiful emerald waters in a spacious, comfortable pontoon
boat! This four hour pontoon boat rental can be for you and your friends and
family to relax on a sunny day. Pontoon boats are perfect for big groups to
spend quality time together, while soaking up the sun! Also, included is a Glass
Bottom Boat ride. While aboard get educated with our sea school which
includes underwater viewing, dolphin encounters, bird feedings, sightseeing,
crab trap discussions, and shrimp net operations where everyone can check
out and identify our catch.
This package also offers a three night stay at any one or two bedroom beach
access Southern Resort property along the beautiful Emerald Coast from
Pensacola Beach to Port St. Joe, Fl. Imagine yourself waking up and being able
to walk out onto the beach and feel the sand between your toes and just
This lot includes:
3 Night Stay at Any 1 or 2 bedroom Beach Access Southern Resort Property,
from Pensacola Beach to Port St Joe, FL
1/2 Day Boogies Pontoon Rental
Glass Bottom Boat Ride for 2 Adults and 2 Kids
Donated By: Southern Resort Properties and Boogies Watersports
Restrictions: Stay must be taken during our Fall, Winter, or Spring Seasons.
Certificate must be used within one year and cannot be extended through
Summer, Spring Break or Holidays. Reservation cannot be made more than 30
days prior to arrival. Subject to availability, in participating properties/max.
occupancy of 6 people, must be 25 years of age to rent.
Be the talk of the town with this authentic Kate Spade signature leather
tote. Features include trim detailed with 14-karat gold plated hardware. This
handbag is the Little Minka style in “Love Pink” from Kate Spade’s Cobble hill
collection. The perfect addition to your everyday look!
This lot includes:
Kate Spade Soft Pebbled Leather Bag with Matching Trim
Donated By: Supporters of Emerald Coast Autism Center
Truly the area’s first destination marina, the Wharf Marina’s covetable location
is readily accessible by land, sea and air and is fully protected. Everything is
available at The Wharf Marina from slip rentals and marina service to fishing
excursions, and the onshore amenities make for an exciting marina destination
for even the most discriminating boater. The Amphitheater at The Wharf is an
entertainment venue unlike any other of the Gulf Coast. With a capacity of
just under 10,000 seats, the Amphitheater is a host to national and regional
performers throughout the year.
This lot includes:
3 Night, 4 Day Condo Stay at The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Donated By: Galati Yachts
Visit South Walton’s 2014 Artist of the Year has taken this year’s auction theme
‘TAKE ROOT’ and created a priceless piece with the help of her two children.
With Midwestern roots and a lifetime of travel behind her, Mary Hong has
found her niche in a unique form of glass mosaic and recycled glass artwork.
Think: mosaic meets canvas.
This lot includes:
Mary Hong Original Custom Made for the 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine
Donated By: Mary Hong
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Imagine room-filling sound of your favorite soundtrack. Expand your system
for more listening options with your iPod, Bluetooth devices, computers,
smartphones, or tablets. With the Bose Wave radio III, you will be sure to have
the best musical experience in the convenience of your own home!
This lot includes:
Bose Wave® Radio III
Lifelike, room-filling sound from a compact FM/AM radio. Expand your system
for more listening options: music from your iPod and Bluetooth® devices like
smartphones, computers or tablets, clock display, touch-top snooze control
and dual alarms for two different wakeup times
Donated By: Supporters of Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Invicta is led by innovation and nurtured with the consistency of quality and
brand personality. Founded more than a century ago in 1837 in Chiasso,
Switzerland, with the belief that supremely crafted timepieces can be offered
for modest sums, Invicta holds true to this objective today. Invicta has set
a timing precedent as masters of case complications. We have taken the
meticulous art of case construction to new levels. The expertise and execution
in design and case construction is intrinsic to our innovative reputation and
style. This watch is sophisticated and a staple in your wardrobe!
This lot includes:
Invicta Men’s Atomic Silver Watch
Japanese quartz movement, a mineral crystal, and day, date and 60 second
Donated By: Supporters of Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Turbo Kick is an intense and fun cardio program designed to awaken your
inner athlete and help you get your sexy back! This class combines kickboxing
drills, and aerobic exercises at intense intervals perfectly choreographed to
the hottest music, so you stay motivated to push hard . This will be a great
private experience just for you and up to 10 of your best friends.
This lot includes:
Private Turbo Kick Party with Valerie Bogar
Donated By: Supporters of Youth Village, and Val’s Star Fitness
Restrictions: Must be evenings after 6:00 or weekends. Expires 4/30/15.
Enjoy a three night stay with Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner. It is situated
in a prime location near two international airports and amidst an endless
array of diversions. Less than a half-hour drive from Washington, D.C. and
mere minutes from many corporate and government headquarters, Sheraton
Premiere at Tysons Corner is a great choice for business. It is conveniently
located near Tyson’s Corner Mall, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing
Arts, and all of the monuments and cultural events that the nation’s capital has
to offer, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington
Monument. Offering a shuttle service within the immediate area, visitors are
able to access all of the excitement and intrigue of the D.C.-Northern Virginia
This lot includes:
3 night weekend stay (club level floor) and applicable taxes in our Sheraton
Sweet Sleeper Bed with the finest linens, duvet, and down pillows
Complimentary breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres and a variety of beverage
options in the club lounge.
Complimentary Parking and Shuttle
Access to full-service Fitness Center programmed by Core Performance
Donated By: Supporters of Sacred Heart Foundation, and Sheraton Premiere at
Tysons Corner
Restrictions: VALID from January 2014 – January 2015.
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2013 SEC Champions, Auburn University football team have something for
their biggest fan! Commemorate 2013’s SEC Championship victory with a
team-signed Auburn helmet! Signatures include Auburn team players and
Coach, Gus Malzahn. This is truly one of a kind for all you Tiger Fans, WAR
This lot includes:
2013 Auburn University, SEC Championship Head Coach and Team Signed
Football Helmet
Donated By: Supporters of Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
A beautiful smile can help you display confidence in every aspect of your life.
Take advantage of this Home Whitening System, and enjoy your brand new
This lot includes:
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics - $300 Home Whitening Gift Certificate
Donated By: Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics
Restrictions: System includes upper and lower trays with 1 syringe of Whitening
Gel. Appointments must be scheduled prior to the one year expiration date.
Your southern weekend getaway awaits! Barnsley Gardens Resort, Georgia is
located within an European style village inspired by architecture of Andrew
Jackson Downing. Relax with a two night stay in a lovely cottage suite. Your
accommodations include king bedding, a period-inspired bathroom with
claw-foot soaking tub and tiled shower, and a private porch overlooking a
unique garden.
For the true Saints fan, a mixture of past and present, with some of the best,
and the most colorful players there has ever been. Encased in glass, this ball
is signed by; Michael Lee “The Beer Man” Lewis #84, Deuce McAllister, #26,
Pierre Thomas #23, Keyunta Dawson #55, Glenn Foster #97, Scott Shanle
#58, Kenny Vaccaro #32, John Jenkins #92, Nick Toon #88, Jed Collins #45,
and Marcel Jones #70. We have also included a Drew Brees signed jersey to
complete your collection!
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay in a Cottage Suite at Barnsley Gardens Resort
This lot includes:
Encased New Orleans Saints Autographed Football
Donated By: Barnsley Gardens Resort
Drew Brees signed New Orleans Saints Jersey
Restrictions: Advance reservations required and subject to availability. Expires
Donated By: Ritz Carlton New Orleans and Horizons of Okaloosa County
This lot sings! Maestro Demetrius Fuller will prepare a 5 course meal in the
comfort of your own home. This dinner for 8 will be paired with wines selected
to match your menu from DCWAF’s cellar. To top it off, take in this harmonious
duo with the musical talents of Sinfonia.
This lot includes:
5 Course Dinner for 8 with Wines Paired from DCWAF’s Cellar and
Entertainment by Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Donated By: Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Demetrius Fuller, and DCWAF
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Krutz Family Cellars offers the serious wine lovvers an unparalled trio!
This lot includes:
1.5L 2006 Krutz Family Cellars Chardonnay, Sleep Hollow Vineyard
1.5L 2006 Krutz Family Cellars Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
1.5L 2006 Krutz Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
Donated By: Ritz Carlton New Orleans and Horizons of Okaloosa County
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This lot includes:
27X12 Gallery Wrap Canvas Print “Watersound Beach”
This lot includes:
2 Night Stay in a 1 Bedroom Unit at the Wyndham
Donated By: Jamie Conley- JCONLEY IMAGES, LLC
Donated By: Supporters of Emerald Coast Autism Center, and Wyndham Hotel
& Resorts
Restrictions: All reservations are made on a complimentary, space available
basis and expires 4/30/15 Unless otherwise specified, complimentary stays
are not redeemable during Spring Break, Peak Season and/or Major Holidays.
Reservations cannot be made more than 30 days prior to arrival.
Nestled among the towering dunes along what has long been regarded as
one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in Northwest Florida lies
the WaterSound® Beach community. Celebrate its naturally picturesque
landscape with this canvas print.
This is a lecture course covering the NRA Basic Pistol curriculum with up to
one hour of range time. These are state requirements in order for you to
obtain your concealed weapons permit, so the course duration and material
will generally be the same from any instructor in the state. Your purchase
price covers the classroom lecture and all materials, including your completion
certificate and a copy of the very useful and well-composed “NRA Guide to the
Basics of Pistol Shooting,” an excellent informational book by any measure.
We teach the Louisiana CCW licensing course OR the Florida resident or nonresident licensing course. A Florida non-resident permit will allow you to carry
in ~30 states, even if you are NOT a Florida resident.
This lot includes:
Louisiana and Florida (Resident or Non-Resident) Concealed Weapons
Permit Courses
Attorney and owner of Pelican Handgun Instruction will teach the concealed
weapons permit course in the comfort of your home or office for up to 10
people (in New Orleans, Pensacola or Destin area)
Donated By: Supporters of Pathways for Change
Restrictions: Required Materials- 50 rounds of ammunition. If you plan on
bringing your own pistol, bring factory-manufactured ammunition in the proper
caliber for your handgun. If you need to rent a pistol, either bring 50 rounds of
9mm, or you can buy a box from PHI for $15.00 per box of 50 rounds. Leave all
guns and ammunition in your vehicle. DO NOT bring either into the area where
the lecture is taught, or you will be ejected. Guns and ammo are only to be
brought to the shooting range for the shooting portion of the class.
Unwind for a 2 night stay in a one bedroom unit at one of Wyndham’s many
deluxe condominiums from Gulf Shores, AL to Panama City Beach, FL. A
perfect romantic getaway awaits you. So soak up the sun, kick back, and enjoy
the world renowned white sand beaches!
Located on the north east side of Howell Mountain, Clark-Claudon is a
beautiful place to enjoy nature, peacefulness, family and friends. From season
to season it produces exceptional fruit and feeds their family’s soul as they
practice the age-old art of wine growing.
This lot includes:
1.5L 2002 Etches Clark-Claudon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Tour & Tasting for 4 at Clark-Claudon Vineyards
Donated By: Clark-Claudon Vineyards
This photo was taken by photographer Jeff Waldorff near Navarre Beach. The
tree was originally killed by Hurricane Opal, in early 2012 the tree fell in the
sound and this was its very last photo.
This lot includes:
24x36 Canvas-wrapped Photograph “Dead Zone”
Donated By: Jon Goyert and Karen Daniels
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Beneficiary Charities
Beneficiary Charities Continued
Children in Crisis, Inc.
Youth Village
Children in Crisis (CIC) is a nonprofit, community charity of caring people
providing homes and establishing hope to our children. The Children’s
Neighborhood will provide an emergency shelter for children that are removed
on short notice from unsafe or abusive environments. CIC will keep siblings
together, reduce out of county placements, minimize the disruption of multiple
foster home placements and provide a stable, nurturing home for children in a
local neighborhood environment.
Youth Village, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 1999 to create
a safe place to provide various educational and recreational services during
non-school hours to the children of our community. Thus far, our after-school
program and summer camp has served over 500 children.
More information can be found at:
Our vision is to see our children grow into responsible, self-sufficient adults by
providing them with the tools needed to help them develop constructive practices
and goals. We firmly believe that “it takes a village to raise a child.”
More information can be found at:
Sacred Heart Foundation
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 58-bed hospital located in
Miramar Beach, Florida. Since opening its doors to patient care in January
2003, the nonprofit hospital has grown steadily and continues to fulfill
its mission to improve the health of the community at large, with special
attention to service of the poor. Founded by the Daughters of Charity, they
are called to provide healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe, and
healthcare leaves no one behind, which is why our highly trained physicians
and staff are dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate care to all.
More information can be found at:
Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization
with a mission to enhance the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged
children by facilitating free immediate access to medical, dental and mental
health care so that all children have the opportunity to be healthy and reach
their potential. Their newest initiative is the Just for Grins Mobile Dental Clinic,
which will provide 1,100 underserved elementary school children with preventive
dental care and education.
Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Shelter House, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide
shelter and supportive services for women and children who are victims of
domestic violence.
Children who witness domestic violence are at a high risk for suicide, truancy,
delinquency, substance abuse, health problems, nightmares, low self-esteem,
aggression toward peers, and intergenerational abuse as either the victim or
perpetrator of domestic violence. Shelter House provides children (and their
moms) with services to keep them safe and to meet their emotional, social,
physical and cognitive needs.
More information can be found at:
Habitat for Humanity of Walton County
Habitat for Humanity of Walton County is a nonprofit Christian ministry
dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing. We provide opportunities
for the community to show God’s love in action, in partnership with people
in need as we help break the cycle of poverty by building decent, affordable
housing and improving the quality of life of our partner families.
More information can be found at:
More information can be found at:
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Beneficiary Charities Continued
Beneficiary Charities Continued
Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
Emerald Coast Autism Center
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that,
along with our partner agencies, provides services in Okaloosa and Walton
Counties which prevent child abuse, reduce the trauma of sexual and physical
abuse, protect and treat child abuse victims and their families while holding
offenders accountable, restore the lives and futures of abused, neglected, and
drug-endangered children and their families.
The Emerald Coast Autism Center is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to educating and improving the lives of young children with
Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northwest Florida. Autism affects a child’s ability to
communicate, understand language, and socialize with others.
ECCAC connects children and families traumatized by abuse with needed
community resources under one roof in a child-friendly environment.
ECAC was created in 2009 as a therapy-based, year-round private school that
serves the needs of children with autism, through providing effective education
options for during the critical early years. One of the fundamental goals of
ECAC is to provide services to children with autism regardless of their families’
economic situation.
More information can be found at:
More information can be found at:
Pathways for Change
Hope, direction, and stability seem out of reach to young people caught in the
revolving door of criminal behavior. Often they are jailed and then released
without having addressed the root causes of their actions, only to repeat an
offense and find themselves back in the judicial system. Pathways for Change
(PFC) is an addiction treatment program dedicated to helping inmates realize
and overcome the destructive behaviors, attitudes, and habits that prevent
them from a life free from crime and incarceration. Through a strict program
of recovery, personal accountability and discipline, PFC helps to restore hope,
provide direction, and foster stability.
More information can be found at:
Horizons of Okaloosa County
Horizons is your local ARC Agency providing care for those with Down
Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disabilities.
Our mission is to create a path from disability to capability by providing
exceptional services so people of all ages can work, play, learn, achieve
personal goals, and live meaningful lives. We serve 130 children ages 0-5.
Our accredited, inclusive Children’s Center provides a safe and creative
environment for children who have disabilities to play and learn from
children who do not have disabilities.
More information can be found at:
Food for Thought
At Food For Thought, our mission is to enable children to focus on their
development and education by removing the fear and insecurity that comes
from not knowing if they will get enough to eat, and, in some cases, knowing
that they will not. When school is out on the weekends, many children must fend
for themselves because their families cannot afford to provide balanced meals.
This is where we begin. By providing these children with a simple backpack filled
with healthy, easy-to-prepare food, we bridge the weekend gap, supporting their
physical development and empowering them to grow into productive students
and healthy, happy children.
More information can be found at:
Opportunity Inc.
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families, providing 90 days of rent-free living and intensive case management
leading to self-sufficiency. While parents are learning the tools necessary to gain
and maintain employment, budget appropriately, and parent effectively, their
children are given unique services to help them heal and flourish. Children’s
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• Over 650 labels and over 5,000 bottles of wine
• Five-year winner Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
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Business Partners
Our success depends on help and resources from the business community.
These companies are responsible for contributing to DCWAF through in-kind
and other methods of support:
With retail stores along the Emerald Coast, Beach
Liquor and Wine Merchants specializes in great
wines, spirits, and craft beers from around the
world. Our love and passion for the wine and spirits
industry and charitable support in our communities
are the seeds of our growth and will always be the
foundation of our endeavors.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at
Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery. It’s made in
small batches in an old fashioned pot still. Tito’s
Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit
connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike.
SB Video Productions is a full services production
company based in NW Florida. We provide
production support for Broadcast, Corporate
Communications, Home Video and Web Content
for virtually every Network in the alphabet, Fortune
500 companies, artists and individuals locally, across
the country and around the world.
Facetime Photobooth provides a fresh, interactive
way to engage event attendees and party-goers. Our
state-of-the-art photo booths produce professionalgrade, branded take-home photos for guests. And
real-time social media sharing adds a fun element
to the party that will certainly get your event the
additional exposure it deserves!
Scurto Marketing is an online marketing company
specializing in website development and promotion
in the travel/hospitality industry. Our team of
innovative and experienced developers, designers,
writers and consultants are ready to serve your
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Thank You and Special Recognition to:
2014 Honorary Vintner, Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Wines
DCWAF Board Members, Trustees, Sponsors, Committee Members, Donors,
Volunteers, Celebrity Vintners and Chefs, Patron Dinner Hosts, Restaurant Dinner
Hosts, Reserve Tasting Restaurants, Patrons, Our 12 Benefiting Charities, their staff &
supporters, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center, Howard Group, Keith & Laura
Howard, Myra Williams, Stacey Brady, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Bill
Bubel, Wine World, Chan Cox, Michel Thibault, Randy Hayden, Tina Roberson, Hilton
Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Angelina Covington, Chef Dan Vargo, Image Printing
& Digital Services, Inc, John W. McLane, Lori McLane, Nita McCain, Marvin McCain,
Susan Ozbirn, Todd Vucovich, SB Video Productions, Steve Baker, Nationwide Tents
‘N’ Events, Trey Pippin, Adam Shiland, Rob McDonald, Kevin Boyle, Ashley Roberts &
the Rogue Events staff, Mike Kelley & Kelley’s Beach Liquors & Wine Merchants, Vicki
Guennewig, Tracy Louthain, Chandler Williams, Sterling Schaefer, Jim Matthews, Scurto
Marketing, Joe Scurto, Austin Rodgers, Facetime Photobooth & Jeff Provinse, Tito’s
Handmade Vodka, Duane S. Wildridge, Fred Marks & Miracle Strip Wireless, Coastal
Accounting, Newman Dailey, Courtyard Marriott, My Vacation Haven, Scott Russell,
Visit South Walton, Jim Bagby, Kelli Carter, Jon Ervin, Angela Vaughn, Seaside, Republic
National Distributing Company, Augustan Wine, Premier Beverage, Southern Wine
and Spirits, McNeese Distributing, Coastal Wine and Spirits, Transatlantic Wine and
Spirits, Atlantic Wine & Spirits, Selected Brands, Grayton Beer, Emerald Coast Magazine,
Zandra Wolfgram, Emerald Ladies Journal, Sandy & Greg Buckley, The Walton Sun, Deb
Wheeler, Northwest Florida Daily News, 30A Review, The Destin Log, VIE Magazine,
Destin Magazine, Courtney Murray, Inside the Gates, Hilary Butler, 30A TV, Paul Vizard
& Redd, Wine Spectator Magazine, Happy Hour Restaurants: Cuvee Bistro, Ruth’s Chris
Steak House, Bistro Bijoux,, Lisa Comeau, Amanda Bonne, Michelle Capik,
Meredith Fridley-Young & Cameron McNeill
Thank you Catalog Team!
DCWAF Staff:
John Russell, President
Lauren Magli, Director of Events & Marketing
Karah Fridley-Young, Fundraising Manager
Michelle Capik, Spring Intern
Meredith Fridley-Young, Spring Intern
Cameron NcNeill, Spring Intern
2014 Catalog Printed by:
Image Printing & Digital Services, Inc.
Layout & Design:
Lauren Magli & Karah Fridley Young
Cover Design:
Angela Vaughn & Lauren Magli
Content & Editing:
John Russell, Karah Fridley-Young,
Michelle Capik, Meredith Fridley-Young,
Lauren Magli, Susan Kiley & Todd Vucovich
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Terms & Conditions
Lots may be added, amended or deleted by the published
addenda to the catalog, by notice posted on the lot display, or
by verbal announcement during the auction.
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will not be responsible
or liable for the accuracy of the descriptions of the wines
offered in the catalog or on bid sheets. Such information and
notes about each lot are statements of opinion or references
from published wine sources or experts. There is no warranty,
express or implied, as to any sale lot’s quality, value or suitability
for any purpose whatsoever.
All wines and tangible merchandise are sold “As is, Where is.”
Wine and other tangible lots are on display and available for
your examination. By bidding on any lot, you acknowledge that
you have inspected the lot, and find it in satisfactory condition
to warrant your bid.
Lots made up of trips, dinners or other intangible services are
represented in good faith in the catalog. By bidding on a lot,
you acknowledge that you have read the description of that lot,
and find the description satisfactory to warrant your bid. Destin
Charity Wine Auction Foundation is not liable for loss of use of
any lot if restrictions specified are not adhered to by winning
bidders and is not liable for omission of any restrictions enforced
by donors of auction lots.
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation makes every effort
to maintain and store wine responsibly. Destin Charity Wine
Auction Foundation is not responsible for the provenance of
any wine or for the condition of its storage and handling before
being placed in the position of Destin Charity Wine Auction
Bids on lots will be accepted only from registered person
using a current bidding number issued by Destin Charity Wine
Auction. Bidding methods and rules may vary for certain lots.
This information will be given in the catalog, on the bid sheet or
display, or by the Auctioneer. Bids may be rejected, if the stated
requirements are not met by the bidder.
A live auction bid is only valid when it is recognized by the
Auctioneer. At the word “Sold,” the acknowledged bidder is
deemed to have purchased the lot and thereupon assumes
responsibility to pay the price announced by the Auctioneer.
By participating in the Auction, a bidder agrees to pay the full
purchase price for all lots recorded by auction personnel to his/
her assigned bid number.
to: reselling, reopening the bidding only between the disputing
bidders, or awarding the sale at the Auctioneer’s judgment.
The final bidder and amount announced by the Auctioneer is
Disputes over silent auction bids and other disputes such as may
arise at payment or lot pick-up will be adjudicated and resolved
with sole and final authority by the President of Destin Charity
Wine Auction Foundation.
Full payment is required at or before the conclusion of the Auction
and prior to the removal of any lot. Destin Charity Wine Auction
Foundation accepts cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover, Visa and
American Express. In order to send even more money to the
children, we are now charging a fee of 2% on all transactions.
If you wish to pay by check, you will receive a 2% discount
off your purchase price.
The credit card you provided at registration will be charged
for the amount of your lot purchases at the end of the auction
unless another form of payment is present at check out. It is
the responsibility of winning bidders splitting lots to inform the
cashier at the time of purchase how charges should be divided
and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation makes no promise
to refund and recharge winning bidders’ credit cards after the
event is concluded. The cashier station will be clearly marked.
Buyers will be given a receipt which must be presented at the Lot
Pick-Up area in order for the lots to be released.
All buyers must take possession of their purchases, both physical
items and certificates, from the Lot Pick-Up area, on the night of
the auction. Shipping is not available. Destin Charity Wine Auction
Foundation will bear no responsibility for any lot, comprised of
physical items or certificates or both that has not been taken
possession of and removed from the auction premises by the
buyer or in the case of shared lots, by the principal buyer or their
designee. Auction lots not picked up and left in the care of Destin
Charity Wine Auction Foundation revert back to the Foundation
after one year from auction date and will be used in a manner at
the sole discretion of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. It
is the sole responsibility of winning bidders to claim their items
from Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and when signing
out items at the time of lot pick-up, winning bidders acknowledge
they are in possession of all physical items and certificates
associated with their purchased lot and release Destin Charity
Wine Auction Foundation from all further responsibility for these
items. Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is not responsible
for unclaimed lots that have expired since the date of auction.
A silent auction bid is recognized as the buying bid when the
bidding sheet if finalized by an auction official. The moment of
finalization will be announced by the person directing the silent
auction and may vary from the exact time published or on signs.
Any silent auction bid may be nullified by the auction official if all
requirements as to minimum bid amounts and raises and bidder
identification have not been fulfilled.
In the event of loss or damage to any lot, incurred in the course
of its handling or storage during the auction event and before
possession is taken by the buyer, the buyer will be compensated
only as follows:
For each lot purchased, the buyer will be required to sign a form
verifying the buyer’s name and the lot’s price directly after
the lot has been sold. These verification forms will be brought
to the bidder’s assigned table. Therefore, it is necessary for
each bidder to remain at his/her assigned able throughout the
2. If the lot has been paid for, the buyer will receive a refund of
the bid amount only.
In case of a bid dispute in the live auction, either among
individual bidders or between bidders and the Auctioneer, the
Auctioneer will have the sole and final authority to resolve
the dispute. Such resolution may include, but is not limited
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is classified as a taxexempt corporation (Tax. I.D. Number is 20-4475403) under the
Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3.
1. If the lot has not been paid for, the exact amount of the bid
amount will be subtracted from the buyer’s bidding account.
The goods sold at this event have no evaluation beyond the
amount of the final bid. Therefore, such credit or refund is the
sole remedy which will be made for such losses.
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Since 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation has
donated more than $6 Million to Northwest Florida charities,
impacting the lives of over 50,000 youth in critical need!
2014 Charities:
Children in Crisis
Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
Children’s Volunteer Health Network
Emerald Coast Autism Center
Food for Thought
Habitat for Humanity of Walton County
Horizons of Okaloosa County
Opportunity, Inc.
Pathways for Change
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
Shelter House of Northwest Florida
Youth Village
215 Grand Boulevard, Suite 101, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 I 850.650.3732 I [email protected]
Live Auction
WS = Wine Spectator RP = Robert Parker
(Page 60 & 61)
1.5L 2012 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir
Change Vintage:
1.5L 2006 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon
(Page 64)
5 1.5Ls Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Signed by Vintner Cristina
(Page 67)
Private Roundtrip Jet to Miami, FL in a Phenom 100
Your private jet will depart from Destin Airport and arrive in Miami before you
know it! No hassles, no security lines, or connecting flights…there is no better
way to travel!
Donated By: Pat Velasco
(Page 99)
Change Bottle Size:
6L 2004 Jarvis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
6L 2004 Jarvis Lake William
(Page 101)
Wine Dinner for 4 at Brendan Orr’s Roof Top Café in Key West
(Page 111)
2 Gift Boxes of Award-Winning, Flagship Wine 2011 Evenstad Reserve and
2010 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
(Page 127)
3 1.5Ls 2012 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc
Silent Auction
WS = Wine Spectator RP = Robert Parker
Make memories at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, where southern charm,
magnificent scenery and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle
ambience of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort. Located on a grand
stretch of pristine coastline, this North Florida resort is the perfect place for
families to reconnect and for couples to retreat.
This lot includes:
1 Night Stay in Coastal View Accommodations at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
$100.00 Spa Credit to the Treatment of your choice
$75.00 Credit towards Dinner at Salt
Donated By: Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
Restrictions: $100 off the 2nd night at the time of booking. Not valid over holidays
or special event weekends.
Enjoy this signed and numbered Cara Roy original “Jazz Houses”. Cara Roy is
a renowned local artist whose work hangs in the private collections of Jimmy
Buffet and movie producer Ed Feldman and had several of her works appeared
in the Paramount Pictures movie The Truman Show.
This lot Includes:
Framed, Signed and Numbered Print called “Jazz Houses”
Donated By: Cara Roy