Bach and Beaujolais- Auction Items


Table One
Closing at 8:30P.M.

Wine Tasting, Guenoc Langtry Valued at $40
Wine tasting for 4 plus 10% off purchases.

Donated by Guenoc Langtry Winery

Beaujolais Delivery Valued at $48
On the day of release, a half-case of 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau wine will be delivered to your door. (Three winners)

Donated by Alan Cox and Jackie Carson

Thanksgiving Turkey Valued at $50
A delicious Willie Bird Turkey from Diablo Foods.

Donated by Diablo Foods

Bottle of Beaune, Vin de Bourgogne Valued at $50
Every summer, Clark Fobes, clarinet mouth piece maker and performer, takes some time off to pursue his passion of wine-tasting. This summer he returned with an amazing bottle of Burgundy, which he imagines is not available in the U.S. When Clark says this is a great bottle, we listen!

Donated by Clark Fobes

Pure Irish Linen Valued at $50
Double Damask Banquet Cloth and 8 Napkins circa 1960 from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Traditional and formal shamrock pattern. Iron when damp.

Donated by Mary Ann Osborne

Devil’s Trill Poster Valued at $70
Poster featuring Italian Violinist and Composer, Tartini, who was the first known owner of a violin made by Antonio Stradivari. His most famous work is the “Devil’s Trill Sonata.” According to a legend, Tartini was inspired to write the sonata by a dream in which the Devil appeared at the foot of his bed playing the violin.

Donated by Jay Ifshin at Ifshin Violins

Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Livermore! Valued at $150
This package includes a private tasting and tour for 4 at Concannon Vineyards plus 25% off all wine purchases. Also included is a private wine tasting and cheese pairing for 10 at Charles R. Vineyards.

Donated by Concannon Vineyards and Charles R. Vineyards

Wines by Food Network Star Michael Chiarello Valued at Over $120
Enjoy three wines estate-grown wines crafted by Food Network star and Napa chef Michael Chairello, who is currently featured on Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.” Each bottle carries a story of Michael’s own family. The Old Vine Petite Sirah and Old Vine Zinfandel by Chiarello Family Vineyards are currently not available to the public. 2009 Bambino Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Felicia Old Vine Zinfandel 2009 Roux Old Vine Petite Sirah

Donated by Michael Chiarello and Margaux Chiarello

Table Two
Closing at 9:00P.M.

Christmas Tree Valued at $115
You won’t find a fuller, fresher, more beautiful tree anywhere. Come choose your noble fir (up to 9 feet) at Sue Renno Christmas Trees. These trees have a beautiful dark green color, are fragrant, and will stay fresh throughout the holiday season. Located at 640 St. Mary’s Road Lafayette (Las Trampas swim club), Sue Renno Christmas Trees are open from November 25 to December 20 10am-8p.m. Bring the certificate with you when you come to pick out your tree.

Donated by Sue Renno Christmas Trees

1.5L bottle of 2007 John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache, Mourvedre Valued at $129 Donated by Old Bridge Cellars
A gift basket of three bottles of wine and two engraved glasses from Captain Vineyards of Moraga. Valued at $135

Donated by Ken and Rebecca Wiseman

Two Month Gym Membership Gift Certificate Valued at $150
Lafayette Health Club is a full-service health club, offering a complete gym, yoga and pilates studio, exercise and strength classes, health products, and more. Enjoy a two month membership to the Lafayette Health Club.

Donated by Lafayette Health Club

Dining out in Lafayette Valued at $165 Dine on the town before or after Gold Coast performances at the best of Lafayette’s restaurants! Four dining certificates donated by Artison Bistro, Chow, El Charro and Amarin Thai.

Donated by Artison Bistro, Chow, El Charro and Amarin Thai.

Two magnum bottles from the Luna Vineyards Valued at $225 Luna Vineyards (Napa Valley) takes a truly hands-on approach to their craft of making wine, from the vineyard to the barrel to the bottle. From the organic farming methods that sustain the rich and bio-diverse ecosystem of the Estate Vineyard, to the dense rocky subsoil of the Game Farm Vineyard, to the thin red soil known as Rutherford Dust that characterizes the Chafen Vineyard, Luna Vineyards believes that the most important part of winemaking actually happens in the vineyard. The winemaking team maintains a deep and abiding respect for the land, tilling the soil as little as possible, and restricting the use of chemicals and fertilizers. Hand picking and sorting techniques are complement-ed by proven practices of native yeast fermentation and extended maceration, which combine to yield exceptional results.

Donated by Alice & Todd Jacobson and Mary Sandbulte

American vs. French Wines: The Judgment of Paris Valued at $250
A basket containing The Judgment of Paris, a book on the 1976 competition of American and French wines, a DVD: “Bottle Shock,” about that event, wines from California wineries that won that competition: Heitz, Chalone, Montelena, Pine Ridge, plus various wine paraphernalia such an aerating carafe, wine vacuum savers, etc.

Donated by Alan and Jackie Carson

Night at the Opera Valued at over $320
Two tickets for any production at the San Francisco Opera and a private backstage tour. Enjoy the glamour of one of the world’s finest opera companies and go behind the scenes on a personal tour with Opera Orchestra clarinetist Tony Striplen. *Good Monday through Thursday until July 2, 1012

Donated by San Francisco Opera and Tony Striplen

Luna Oracle Dolphin Guitar Valued at $625
Beautiful folk-body guitar made of solid spruce and rosewood with a laser-etched dolphin design around the sound hold. Pre-amp/Tuner.

Donated by Lamorinda Music


Table Three
Closing at 9:30P.M.

Sonoma Valley Getaway Valued at $300
The Gaige House is the best kept secret among Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley hotels. Gaige House is an exceptional blend of vintage and contemporary. Nestled along peaceful winding roads and flourishing greenery, the Gaige House is renowned for its picturesque setting, impeccable service, and unique luxury Sonoma hotel guest amenities. The Gaige House is honored to be Michelin recommended, as well as ranked as 18 in Conde Nast’s Top Small Hotels in the U.S. and listed as one of Conde Nast’s Top Rated hotels in the world. This package includes a $300 gift certificate to be used for accommoda-tions and spa services. This gift certificate is also redeemable at any of the over thirty hotel/spa offerings of the Joie de Vivre hotel group.

Donated by Ken and Rebecca Wiseman

San Francisco Getaway Valued at $450
Two nights at Nob Hill’s premiere boutique hotel, the Renaissance Stanford Court. Enjoy this sophisticated, urban retreat located near many exciting attractions and events. Also included in this package are two $45 breakfast credits for use in Aurea, the Stanford Court’s contemporary restaurant. Don’t miss out on the lemon soufflé pancakes!

Donated by the Renaissance Stanford Court

Mendocino Getaway Valued at Over $625
Three nights for two people in a Mendocino Hideaway with an ocean view. Toot about town in a red Citroen as featured in the film “Bottle Shock.” A bottle of wine awaits your arrival!
*Dates to be determined at mutual convenience

Donated by Thomas Freund