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Live Auction Lots

 

Our 2021 Live Auction Lots

The Très Bonne Année Gala features a silent auction and the main event – the grand live auction – during which 600 of the region’s most prominent wine collectors, philanthropists and revelers bid on a chance to win a piece of wine history, visit far corners of the world or experience celebrity treatment by world-renowned chefs and winemakers.
 

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FUND A NEED

NARRATIVE FROM WHITAKER CENTER

New Space Education Fund will support space-related programming and activities at Whitaker Center.  R. Timothy and Mary Webber Weston have generously provided the seed money and leadership gift to launch this fund. Please join them in supporting space-related programming by donating to this year’s Fund A Need.

The inaugural program from this fund took place last weekend as we celebrated World Space Day at Whitaker Center. This year’s theme was “Women in Space.”  Consistent with this theme the event featured Dr. Jan Davis, a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions as our event speaker.  The event also included the showing of Apollo 11 First Steps in our Select Medical Digital Cinema.  Other activities included Mars Rover Cubelet modular robotics, lunar landing, and telescope and constellation workshops.

 

Core Objective

Education programs at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts that encourage people of all ages to “imagine beyond” and consider our place in space and the universe, now and into the future.

Concepts Included in Programming

  • Inspiration by learning about what space exploration has contributed to our lives and pondering the possibilities of what the future of space exploration will contribute.

  • Possibilities of new discoveries, new technology and new products that can be created in the zero-gravity environment of space.

  • Space as a frontier for exploration, new discoveries, and scientific innovation.

  • Consideration of the possibilities and potentials for life beyond earth.

  • Space travel vehicles as a sustainable, closed loop environment.  Explore what we can learn about sustainability on Earth.

 

The target is males and females of all ages with emphasis on inspiring ages 18 and under.

 
LOT 2101

WE ALWAYS START WITH SOME BUBBLY!

The House of Billecart-Salmon started in 1818 when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon were married. This has been a family story since the beginning with Louis Salmon, brother of Elisabeth and a passionate oenologist, involved in the creation of the wines. Over seven generations, each member of the family has endeavored to continue the family tradition, staying faithful to the same motto: “Give priority to quality, strive for excellence.”  The majority of the grapes used for vinification come from a radius of 20 km around Epernay, where the Grand Crus of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay coexist in the ethereal vineyards.  The chalk cellars date from 17th and 19th centuries and stand guard over the House’s precious cargo. Over time, the wines assert themselves and the aromas develop, imprinted with all the finesse, balance and elegance which are characteristic of the personality of the House’s champagnes.  The vintage cuvées patiently wait ten years before they begin to reveal their maturity. Allowing time to play its role is behind the grandeur of Billecart-Salmon Champagnes.

Includes:

  • 6 – 750 ml 2002 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut, Cuvée Nicolas François
    WS 95 “a buoyant, almost ethereal quality to this elegant Champagne, offering a rich range of flavors, long and mouthwatering, with a clean, citrus-infused finish.”
    WA 97 “showing superbly, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet. It’s full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a rich and layered core that’s underpinned by serious structure, concluding with a long and precise finish. This is one of the finest wines Billecart-Salmon has released in the last decade…”

  • 6 – 750 ml 2006 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc
    WS 93 “Firm and well-knit with fragrant star anise and spring blossom notes, smoky mineral, toast and lemon flavors.”

Donated by:  A Friend of Très Bonne Année

 
LOT 2102 to 2116

WOMEN IN WINE

March is International Women’s Month, what better time to celebrate those women in the wine industry than with a dinner featuring talented women of wine from Jackson Family Wines.

At the helm of Jackson Family Wines is Proprietress / Chairwoman Barbara Banke as well as four of Jess Jackson’s daughters and a granddaughter who’ve all been bit by the wine bug and contribute to the family’s legacy.

To date, just over ten percent of all winemakers in the US wine industry are female.  Sixty-one percent of Jackson Family’s winemakers are women, and over fifty percent of other company leadership positions are held by women.

Keeping in the spirit of the month Mollie Battenhouse, Master Sommelier, will host a dinner on March 25, 2022, showcasing the incredible fruits of female labor with an amazing line up of wines from the likes of Cambria, Matanzas Creek, Arrowood, Freemark Abbey, Penner-Ash, sourced from Santa Maria in California to the Willamette in Oregon.  The year 2020 brought Jackson Family Wines well over 1200 90 point + scores.  The women are kicking the dirt and doing it well!

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a five-course dinner with wines produced by the women winemakers from Jackson Family Estates hosted by Mollie Battenhouse, Master of Wine of Jackson Family Wines
     

Wines to include:

  • Select wines from the Jackson Family wineries led by their women winemakers which include:
    – Matanzas Creek
    – Cambria
    – Arrowood
    – Freemark Abbey
    – Penner-Ash

     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date-specific and will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022.

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last fifteen bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of fifteen winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Jackson Family Wines
1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group

 
LOT 2117

LEFT BANK LEGENDS

This lot is legendary both for the wines included as well as the vintages from which they were produced.  All hailing from the venerable left bank of the Gironde estuary, the wines from these top producers are all cabernet sauvignon-forward Bordeaux blends.  The 2002 vintage was considered to be a very good vintage whose wines are still drinking well today.  The 1982 and 1989 vintages were considered some of the all-time great vintages in Bordeaux with 1982 considered legendary, some say the vintage of the century.  Don’t miss this opportunity to capture these beauties while they are still available.

Includes: 

  • 2 – 750 ml 1989 Paulliac Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de LaLand – 93 pts.

  • 1 – 750 ml 1982 St. Julien Château Léoville Las Cases – 95 pts.

  • 1 – 750 ml 2002 Pauillac Château Lafite Rothschild – 93 pts.
     

Donated by:  Marguerite and Joe Marino

 
LOT 2118

FLOUR AND WATER WITH VISCOUNT

Jason and Kelly Viscount are veteran Harrisburg hospitality professionals who have mastered the art of hospitality at the Hilton Harrisburg and Bricco with Greenwood Hospitality Group.  Jason presided over the kitchen and was responsible for the AAA Four Diamond rated Golden Sheaf prior to being promoted to open the Harrisburg’s award winning and nationally acclaimed Bricco.  Jason parlayed his experience and entrepreneurial spirit into his development of Greystone Public House and Greystone Brew House.  During his stewardship of Bricco, Jason completed a term as a stagier at San Francisco’s venerable “Flour and Water” restaurant where he worked to perfect his pasta dishes.  This lot will emulate the cuisine at Flour and Water and will expertly pair each course with the world-class wines of Piero Antinori.  You and your guests can relax and enjoy as you will be transported safely and in style by Unique Limousine.

Includes:

  • Reception and five-course dinner for twelve in the home of Kelly and Jason Viscount with wines from the Marchesi Antinori portfolio.
     

Wines to include Antinori selections from the following properties:

  • Antinori Montenisa

  • Villa Antinori

  • Castello della Sala

  • Marchesi Antinori

  • Guado al Tasso

  • Tignanello

  • Badia a Passignano OR Pian della Vigna
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • Please allow 30 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability of and Mrs. Viscount

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Kelly and Jason Viscount
Unique Limousine and The Salinger Family

 

LOT 2119

FLOUR AND WATER WITH VISCOUNT

Jason and Kelly Viscount are veteran Harrisburg hospitality professionals who have mastered the art of hospitality at the Hilton Harrisburg and Bricco with Greenwood Hospitality Group.  Jason presided over the kitchen and was responsible for the AAA Four Diamond rated Golden Sheaf prior to being promoted to open the Harrisburg’s award winning and nationally acclaimed Bricco.  Jason parlayed his experience and entrepreneurial spirit into his development of Greystone Public House and Greystone Brew House.  During his stewardship of Bricco, Jason completed a term as a stagier at San Francisco’s venerable “Flour and Water” restaurant where he worked to perfect his pasta dishes.  This lot will emulate the cuisine at Flour and Water and will expertly pair each course with the world-class wines of Piero Antinori.  You and your guests can relax and enjoy as you will be transported safely and in style by Unique Limousine.

Includes:

  • Reception and five-course dinner for twelve in the home of Kelly and Jason Viscount with wines from the Marchesi Antinori portfolio.
     

Wines to include Antinori selections from the following properties:

  • Antinori Montenisa

  • Villa Antinori

  • Castello della Sala

  • Marchesi Antinori

  • Guado al Tasso

  • Tignanello

  • Badia a Passignano OR Pian della Vigna
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • Please allow 30 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability of and Mrs. Viscount

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Kelly and Jason Viscount
Unique Limousine and The Salinger Family

LOT 2120

BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE

Beringer is known for establishing many ‘firsts’ as a leader in the California wine industry. They were one of the first gravity fed facilities and among the first to operate using hand-dug caves and cellars. They were the first to give public tours in 1934, starting a Napa Valley hospitality tradition. They are the first and only winery to have both a red and a white wine named #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine.

Beringer Private Reserve represents the pinnacle of the Beringer portfolio. Former Chief Winemakers Myron Nightingale and Ed Sbragia created the Private Reserve program in 1977 with the goal of crafting Napa’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon.  “Beringer’s Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon” has always been a deceptively supple, soft, easy to drink wine . . . recent vintages, while taking on additional power and concentration, appear to be made in a similar flattering, velvety-textured style.” – Robert Parker


Includes:

  • 6 – 750 ml 1991 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    WS 94 “Brimming with ripe, complex, youthful juicy plum, black cherry, chocolate, currant and spicy fruit flavors. Very dark color, excellent structure and depth of flavor. Finishes with a long, complex aftertaste.”
    RP 95 “It possesses a smashing bouquet of smoky, unctuously-textured black and red fruits, sweet, generous, decadently rich flavors, low acidity, and a voluptuously long, juicy finish.”

  • 6 – 750 ml 1992 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    WS 95 “Packs a load of ripe, juicy, complex fruit. The tiers of plum, black cherry, currant and spice flavors are all framed nicely by toasty, buttery oak. Combines power with grace.”
    RP 96 “The opaque-colored 1992 exhibits a huge, chocolatey, smoky nose crammed with gobs of black fruits. This soft, voluptuously-textured, full-bodied wine boasts remarkable concentration and purity. It is a round, flattering, luscious style of Cabernet Sauvignon that will be hard to resist…”

     

Donated by:  Cookie and Dave Metzler

 
 
 
LOT 2121 to 2132

A TALE OF TWO VALLEYS – THE BATTLE OF NAPA VS. SONOMA
 

Joined by the saddle-shaped region of Carneros and separated by the Mayacamas Mountain range, the two most famous winemaking regions in California are so close but so different.  Napa feels more confined, busier and a bit more urbane while Sonoma is more expansive, spread out and more laid back. You can hit the high road to Napa in a limo while the scenery glimmers with Michelin stars, and in Sonoma you can drive down a dirt road to a casual outdoor patio and sit at a picnic table and enjoy a fabulous tasting for $25.00.   Napa gets warm and Sonoma, while warm, is heavily influenced by the ocean breezes.  Master Sommelier Michael Jordan will compare and contrast the valleys while regaling you with stellar examples of wines made from both mountain and valley floor fruit from each region.  You’ll also enjoy an incomparable cabernet sauvignon blending seminar.


Includes:

  • A tutorial cabernet sauvignon blending seminar

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner with each course paired with a wine from Sonoma and Napa hosted by renowned Master Sommelier Michael Jordan.


Wines to include:

  • Selections from the Jackson Family Wines portfolio to include and will be expanded to include others:
    – Freemark Abbey
    – Brave
    – La Jota
    – Hartford Family
    – Matanzas Creek
    – Stonestreet

     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last twelve bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of twelve winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Jackson Family Wines
1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group

 
LOT 2133

NOT JUST A “PORT” IN A STORM

With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kilometers of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round. This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.


The trip will begin in Lisbon and then you will travel to Alentejo, where you will visit Herdade de São Miguel. It is a family-owned winery which started in 1997 and strives to produce wines that reflect quality and vigor, values that are promoted in their family work. Experience their dedication to the breeding and conservation of local species in extinction such as the ‘Mirandela’ donkey and the ‘Garrano’ horses of Gerês that in the old times were great agriculture tools and now are in extinction due to the takeover of automation in agriculture.


You will then visit Quinta de Vila Nova. The Lencastre family is of royal Portuguese lineage – descended from Antonio Pinto Garces Madureira, who was named the First Barão da Várzea do Douro by Portugal’s Queen Maria II on July 16, 1846. The family’s royal residence is Vila Nova, near the town of Peñafiel, close to the eastern border in Portugal’s Vinho Verde wine region about a 30 minute drive east from Oporto. The land has been in the family since the twelfth century and the only remnant of that time is an ivy-covered stone tower, now totally surrounded by Vila Nova (new house) that was built in the 1700’s.


You will end your tour of Portugal visiting Quinta do Vallado. Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro River, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. You will visit two of the winery’s amazing hotel properties.
 

Includes:

  • Two rooms for two nights in Alentejo at Alentejo Marmoris Hotel

  • Two rooms for two nights at Casas do Telhado in Peñafiel

  • Two rooms for two nights Quinta do Vallado in Douro Valley

  • Two rooms for one night at Casa do Rio Hotel and Spa

  • Arrive early into Lisbon – free day in Lisbon before heading to Alentejo

  • Full day of vineyard tours for four at Herdade de São Miguel to include tasting lunch and dinner with the family

  • Dinner with Bernardo Lancastre of Vila Nova Winery upon arrival.

  • Spend the day with Bernardo visiting Casa de Vila Nova tasting wines with lunch.

  • Harvest experience at Quinta do Vallado to include picking grapes, foot crushing, blend your own wine experience (dependent on time of year trip is booked)

  • Jeep tour of the Vallado winery up into the mountain vineyards with tasting

  • Dinner for four at Quinto do Vallado hosted by the family

  • Boat trip in the Douro River and the estate has a stunning swimming pool and offers multiple activities such as walks, bicycle rides, fishing sessions, picnics
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • The month of August, holidays and weekends are excluded for winery visits

  • This trip is for four people

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability

  • Airfare not included

  • May not be redeemed for cash

  • Trip must be taken by April 30, 2023
     

Donated by:
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta de Vila Nova Herdade de São Miguel
Quintessential Wines

 

 
LOT 2134

BLOCKBUSTER BURGUNDY

Frederick Wildman and Sons has long been an importer of some of the most prestigious producers in Burgundy.  Vice President of National Accounts Thomas Harrell will showcase the elegant Burgundies for a variety of regions and producers.  You’ll get a gastronomic tour of Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits to Côte de Beaune to the Mâconnais in the south.  Hilton Harrisburg’s 1700 Degrees Steakhouse will put on its best French accent to complement the elegant wines.

 

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner for ten with wine in your home featuring wines from the Burgundian suppliers of Frederick Wildman and Sons

  • Hosted by Thomas Harrell, Vice President of National Accounts for Wildman, and a certified Sommelier.


Wines selections from:

  • Domaine Faiveley

  • Olivier Leflaive

  • Jacques Prieur

  • Château Fuissé


Insider’s Notes:

  • Please allow 30 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability of Mr. Harrell and the Hilton Harrisburg staff

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group
Frederick Wildman and Sons
Unique Limousine and the Salinger Family

 
LOT 2135

DOMINATING DOMINUS
 

In the late 1960s, while attending the University of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards in Bordeaux, including Château Pétrus, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Trotanoy in Pomerol and Château Magdelaine in Saint-Émilion.
 

His love of Napa Valley lingered and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook Vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard and, in 1995 became its sole owner. He chose the name ‘Dominus’ or ‘Lord of the Estate’ in Latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.
 

Known for its complexity and balance, Dominus demonstrates the potential of a wine produced on exceptional terroir. Structured, seamless and perfectly integrated, Dominus is an elegant wine that improves with age.
 

Includes:

  • 12 – 750 ml 2014 Dominus Napa Valley Christian Moueix
    RP 97 “a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine…”

     

Donated by:   A Friend of Très Bonne Année

 
LOT 2136

QUINTESSENTIALLY PIEDMONTE


Enjoy the region of Piemonte and the town of Alba while you are hosted by two famous Piemonte wine producing families.
 

Mmmm, delicious Alba, capital of white truffles, white peaches, dark chocolate and dark wine. The village is surrounded by vineyards growing the dark grapes which will eventually fill your bottle of Barolo, as well as hazelnut groves, orchards and lush vegetable patches. This old Roman town is as much a feast for the eyes as the palate. In addition to some of the charming restaurants with rooms and B&Bs in the oldest part of town, some of the best places to stay in Alba are actually in the Langhe Hills which surround it.
 

BE SURE NOT TO MISS:

  • The wonderful Roman ruins with their amazing marbles and

  • The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Alba was once known as the “City with a hundred towers.”

  • The city is home to a number of beautiful churches such as the Romanesque Cathedral, the Gothic church of San Domenico with its wonderful artworks, the Baroque church of St. John the Baptist and the cultural treasures of the Centro Culturale San Giuseppe where there are regular choral and chamber concerts.

  • The fascinating archaeological museum

  • Don’t forget that if you want to visit during truffle season, the best places to stay in Alba are nearly impossible to book at the last minute, so plan well
     

Spend a day with Luca Bosio and his father Valter visiting their Bel Colle Winery on the hills of the Verduno region in Piedmonte. You will tour the winery, taste through wines of their two wineries, Bosio Family Winery and Bel Colle Winery. Join Luca, Valter and Luca Trivellato (original Bel Colle family) for dinner and enjoy more of their vintage wines. There may even be some Truffles to be had!
 

Your trip continues with visits to some of the oldest and most storied wineries in Piedmont to include Ceretto, where you will be hosted for lunch, as well as 400 year old Marchesi di Barolo and La Scolca.
 

Once your wine country experience is over, you’ll travel to picturesque Lake Como in the Lombardy region to enjoy the breathtaking scenery people watching while being pampered at the luxurious Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.  While in Lombardy, you’ll enjoy a side trip to Valtellina to visit the acclaimed Nino Negri Winery.
 

Includes:

  • Two rooms for three nights at Relais San Maurizio in Barolo

  • Two rooms for three nights in Lombardy near Lake Como at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

  • Afternoon visit to the Bel Colle winery in the hills of the Verduno region hosted by owner Luca Bosio and his father Valter

  • Enjoy a tasting of the wines from Bel Colle as well as the wines from the Bosio family winery hosted by Luca and Valter

  • Dinner with Luca, Valter and Luca Trivellato (the original owner of Bel Colle) for a sumptuous evening accompanied by their wines (you may find some truffles included!)

  • VIP tour and tasting with lunch at Ceretto

  • VIP tour and tasting at Marchesi di Barolo

  • VIP tour and tasting at La Scolca

  • VIP tour and tasting at Nino Negri in Valtellina in Lombardy

  • Rental car for seven days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • The month of August, holidays and weekends are excluded for winery visits

  • This trip is for four people for six nights

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Tours based upon availability at the wineries

  • May not be redeemed for cash

  • Must be taken by April 30, 2023
     

Donated by:
Quintessential Wines
Bel Colle
Attilio Ghisolfi
Frederick Wildman and Sons
Trinchero Family Estates

 
LOT 2137 to 2151

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRINK BAD WINE – 90 POINTS AND ABOVE OR NOTHING AT ALL! 
 

Jackson Family Wines boasts a portfolio that has amongst the most 90 plus point rated wines in the world.  This prestigious collection of 90 plus pointers will be curated and offered to our winning bidders to be enjoyed with a sumptuous five-course meal prepared by the staff of Hilton Harrisburg’s 1700 Degrees Steakhouse.  In 2020, the Jackson Family Wines portfolio received over 1200 90+ point rated wines and included a significant number of 100 point rated wines.  These ratings were conferred upon wines across the entire Jackson Family Wines portfolio but many were designated for wines within the Spire Collection of Jackson Family Wines.  Ryan Davis, Certified Sommelier, represents these wines through Jackson’s Spire Collection and will be your host for the evening and will personally select the wines to be showcased.
 

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a five-course dinner with wine featuring all 90 point wines and above from the Jackson Family Wines portfolio hosted by Ryan Davis, Certified Sommelier representing Jackson’s prestigious Spire Collection

  • Ryan will select the wines from the Jackson Family Wines portfolio.  You can review the ratings on their website at www.jacksonfamilywines.com.
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last fifteen bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of fifteen winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Jackson Family Wines
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality

 

LOT 2152

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRINK BAD WINE – 90 POINTS AND ABOVE OR NOTHING AT ALL!
 

Jackson Family Wines boasts a portfolio that has amongst the most 90 plus point rated wines in the world.  This prestigious collection of 90 plus pointers will be curated and offered to our winning bidders to be enjoyed with a sumptuous five-course meal prepared by the staff of Hilton Harrisburg’s 1700 Degrees Steakhouse.  In 2020, the Jackson Family Wines portfolio received over 1200 90+ point rated wines and included a significant number of 100 point rated wines.  These ratings were conferred upon wines across the entire Jackson Family Wines portfolio but many were designated for wines within the Spire Collection of Jackson Family Wines.  Ryan Davis, Certified Sommelier, represents these wines through Jackson’s Spire Collection and will be your host for the evening and will personally select the wines to be showcased.
 

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a five-course dinner with wine featuring all 90 point wines and above from the Jackson Family Wines portfolio hosted by Ryan Davis, Certified Sommelier representing Jackson’s prestigious Spire Collection

  • Ryan will select the wines from the Jackson Family Wines portfolio.  You can review the ratings on their website at www.jacksonfamilywines.com.
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last fifteen bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of fifteen winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Jackson Family Wines
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality

LOT 2153

THE HEART AND SOUL OF NAPA

Napa Valley is the second most visited tourist destination in California behind only Disneyland.  Spend five blissful days in the heart of Napa in the village of Yountville, home to the French Laundry, Bouchon, and many other Michelin starred restaurants.  With Yountville as base camp, you’ll be wined and dined by some of Napa’s most prestigious boutique winery owners and will also enjoy once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences with some of the best Chef’s in Napa Valley.  Meet Tom Gamble or winemaker Jim Close at Gamble Vineyards during your tasting, visit with owner Bill Ballentine at William Cole Winery and taste library wines at the historic Freemark Abbey Winery.  Cap off your week with a guided tour and shopping spree at the famous Napa Valley Farmers’ Market with the culinary team from Trinchero Family Estates who will then assist you in the preparation of those ingredients for your lunch at the Trinchero Napa Valley Culinary Center with striking views of Mt. St. Helena.

Includes:

  • Three rooms for four nights at the Napa Valley Lodge in bucolic Yountville

  • VIP Tour and Tasting for six at Gamble Vineyards with a guided tour hosted by Tom Gamble or Winemaker Jim Close

  • VIP tour and tasting for six at William Cole Winery

  • VIP tour and tasting for six at Freemark Abbey Winery to include a LIBRARY TASTING of older vintages

  • Trinchero Napa Valley Farmers’ Market Lunch Experience to include:
    – Tour and shopping at the famous Napa Valley Farmers’ Market with a Trinchero Napa Valley Chef (learn about special, organic Napa Valley produce, local cheeses, meats and seafood)
    – Trinchero wine and food pairing seminar, a special surprise wine from Bob Trinchero’s personal wine cellar, finished with an amazing Wine Country al-fresco lunch which you will prepare with the Trinchero chefs at the Trinchero Napa Valley Culinary Center

  • Rental car for five days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This trip is for six people for four nights

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability

  • Airfare not included

  • May not be redeemed for cash

  • Trip must be taken by April 30, 2023

 

Donated by:
Gamble Family Vineyards
Jackson Family Wines
Trinchero Napa Valley
Bill Ballentine – William Cole Winery

LOT 2154

THE BEST OF OUR CELLARS

This is one of the most sought-after lots every year.  Tres Bonne Anne board members and supporters team up and open their homes, raid their cellar and offer a different course, each in progressive fashion while you and your guests are transported in luxury by Unique Limousine and the Salinger family.
 

Includes:

  • A progressive four-course dinner for ten served at four different houses and featuring the hosts’ “Best of the Cellar Selection”

  • Limousine service from pick up to drop off
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date-specific and will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022.

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Kim and Bill Kohl
Amy and Sal Bauccio
Nancy and Stan Custer
Renée and Meron Yemane
Unique Limousine and The Salinger Family

 
 
 
 
LOT 2155

BIG WINE IN A BIG BOTTLE
 

This is the second release of “Oakville Cuvée,” crafted by none other than Heidi Peterson Barrett. A Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend, the wine is blended of select lots from members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association, which includes wineries like Harlan, Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle, among others. Only 107 etched double magnums of this special wine were produced. Wonderfully enticing on the nose, with a spicy bouquet that has sultry dark cocoa and black fruit notes, all of which carry over to the palate. Remarkably precise, with a supple texture and age-worthy tannins.
 

Includes:

  • 1 – 3L 2006 Oakville Wine Growers Cabernet Sauvignon
     

Donated by:  Cookie and Dave Metzler

 
LOT 2156 to 2165

THE JUDGEMENT OF “HARRIS”

The Paris Tasting of 1976, pitting the best wines of France against the upstart California wines, became historic instantly when the American wines were judged the best in both the red and white categories.  This is the 45th anniversary of the tasting, and we celebrate the event by recreating it for ten lucky couples.  Jackson Family Wines was the only vintner in the tasting to have two of their wines represented, Freemark Abbey Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Larry O’Brien, Master Sommelier of Jackson Family Wines will be your host to guide you through the blind tasting where you will score the wines and determine the best, just as the judges did in 1976.  The day will begin with a tasting and rating of the white wines followed by lunch where you will cleanse your palate with Champagne.  After a short break, you will return to taste and rate the reds.  Will history repeat itself?


Includes:

  • Blind tutorial tasting of the current vintages of the white and red wines from the Paris Tasting of 1976

  • An all-sparkling wine lunch between the whites and the reds

  • Tasting will be hosted by Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien of Jackson Family Wines


Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022.

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last ten bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of ten winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash

Donated by:
Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien
Jackson Family Wines
Harrisburg Hilton / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group
A Friend of Très Bonne Année

 
LOT 2166

TRINCHERO TREASURES – 90 POINTS AND ABOVE
 

Tom McGarvey is a Certified Sommelier and represents Trinchero Family Estates in Pennsylvania.  A thirty-year industry veteran, Tom previously worked for Banfi Vintners.  A long-time supporter of Très Bonne Année, Tom has graciously donated some of Trinchero’s best for you to enjoy with dinner in 1700 Degrees Steakhouse where he will be your host.  Spectacular wine, spectacular food and the best company – a gastronome’s delight!
 

Includes:

  • Reception and a five-course dinner in the award-winning 1700 Degrees Steakhouse for twelve people with 90 plus point wines from Trinchero Family Estates hosted by Tom McGarvey, CSW, from Trinchero Family Estates.
     

Wines to include:

  • Reception:

  • Avissi Prosecco – 92 pts.

  • Tasting Panel

  • Manhattan made with Amador Double Barrel Bourbon (91 pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Trincheri Rosso Vermouth (94 pts. Wine Enthusiast)

  • Martini made with Hanson Organic Vodka of Sonoma (97 pts. US Spirits Rating) and Trincheri Dry Vermouth (91 pts. San diego Spirits Challenge)

  • Dinner

  • Mason Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (90 pts. Wine Spectator)

  • Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019 (90 pts. Wine Enthusiast)

  • Ziata Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 (92 pts. James Suckling)

  • Trinchero Forte 2014 (91 pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Neyer’s Left Bank 2018 (91 pts. Wine Spectator)

  • Trinchero Napa Valley Vin Santo Semillon 2018 (available at winery only, not rated)
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • Please allow 30 days advance notice

  • Based upon availability of Mr. McGarvey and the Hilton Harrisburg staff

  • May not be redeemed for cash

 

Donated by:
Tom McGarvey
Unique Limousine and the Salinger Family
Trinchero Family Estates
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group

LOT 2167

SCHRADER SHOWS GREATNESS
 

Perhaps the most famous of the Beckstoffer vineyards, Beckstoffer To Kalon was purchased from Beaulieu Vineyard in 1993. Napa pioneer Hamilton Crabb first planted the vineyard in 1868.  So rich was it with life and bounty that Crabb nobly bestowed upon the wine produced from the vineyard the Greek name To Kalon, or “Highest Beauty.”  The vineyard has produced some of the Napa Valley’s best red grapes ever since and they are available to only a small number of vintners including Shrader.   Replanted in 1994 to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with modern trellising and closer vine spacing, the vineyard produces highly coveted vineyard-designated wines.
 

Includes:

  • 6 – 750 ml 2003 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon in OWC
    Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Napa
    RP 99 “great richness, power and intensity…”
    WS 92 “Richly flavored yet elegantly styled…”

     

Donated by:   A Friend of Très Bonne Année67

LOT 2168

GETTING SERIOUS IN SONOMA
 

Jackson Family wines will open up their prestigious Sonoma wineries for you where you will visit four iconic wineries and enjoy four varied and curated experiences.  Matanzas Creek will host you for an elaborate tasting followed by a tour of their barn and bucolic lavender gardens capped off with an afternoon of Bocce and Sauvignon Blanc.  Your visit continues with an extensive tour of the renowned Kendall Jackson culinary gardens with glass in hand, followed by a reserve food and wine pairing experience.  Hartford Court will provide you with the chance to enjoy some of the finest small batch chardonnay and pinot noir made in California.  Finally, an afternoon at Stonestreet followed by a 4 X 4 tour of their mountain vineyards.  You will get to taste wine in the vineyard where the grapes are grown.  The afternoon will culminate with a gourmet picnic lunch on top of Alexander Mountain with a panoramic view of all of Sonoma.  You will also get to visit two local culinary attractions including Hog Island Oyster Farm on Tomales Bay where you’ll enjoy Jackson Family Sauvignon Blancs with your favorite oysters as well as a visit to the acclaimed Cowgirl Creamery.
 

Includes:

  • Two rooms for five nights at the Vintner’s Resort, Santa Rosa

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Hartford Court

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Matanzas Creek to include a tour of the lavender gardens and barn and a relaxing afternoon of Bocce and wine afterward

  • VIP tour for four of the renowned Kendall Jackson Culinary Center and Gardens followed by a reserve food and wine pairing experience

  • VIP tour, tasting and picnic lunch for four at Stonestreet Winery guided by Brand Ambassador Craig Ellick. Craig will guide you through Stonestreet’s most important single vineyards to include Broken Road, Upper Barn, Rockfall and Christopher’s where you will drink wine in the vineyard where the grapes were grown, followed by a gourmet picnic lunch on top of Alexander Mountain where you can see all of Sonoma.

  • An intimate meet and at the Cowgirl Creamery Farm with a tour and cheese tasting with Jackson Family Wines

  • Enjoy an afternoon oyster tasting / lunch at Hog Island Oyster Farm with Jackson Sauvignon Blancs

  • Private limousine rentals are available at a reduced rate through Wine Country Concierge

  • Rental car for six days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This trip is for four people

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Based upon availability

  • Airfare not included

  • May not be redeemed for cash

  • Trip must be taken by April 30, 2023
     

Donated by:   Jackson Family Wines

LOT 2169

A FRENCH CONNECTION
 

Très Bonne Année Chairman Bill Kohl and The Hamilton Club Executive Chef Kevin Anderson (retired) met early in their careers at the nationally renowned Accomac Inn in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.  The two immediately connected as a result of their mutual passion for great food, wine and unparalleled hospitality.  Led by Chef Anderson, the Accomac developed a nationwide reputation and was awarded the prestigious Travel Holiday Award for Fine Dining, recognizing the restaurant as one of the Top 100 in the country in 1984.  Still close friends, the pair will once again come together along with their wives Kim and Missy to dazzle you with an authentic Burgundian menu which will be paired with some of the most sought-after Burgundy wines from the portfolio of past Très Bonne Année honoree Terlato Wines International.  Their Cru Division focuses on fine, rare, small production and terroir driven wines.
 

Bill and Tim Clark, National Wine Educator for Terlato Wines International, have a connection dating back to 1992 when Tim was National Wine Educator for Robert Mondavi Winery.  Tim has graciously agreed to host the dinner and showcase the Terlato Burgundies from their Cru Collection.  This will be a night of passion, camaraderie and fun!
 

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a five-course dinner with wine in the home of Kim and Bill Kohl and co-hosted by Executive Chef Kevin Anderson and Certified Wine Educator Tim Clark.
     

The wines will be selected from:

  • Château de la Tour-Clos Vougeot

  • Château de Marsannay

  • Château de Meursault

  • Pierre Labet

  • Domaine Ramonet
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • Based upon the availability of Kim and Bill Kohl, Missy and Kevin Anderson and Tim Clark

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Kim and Bill Kohl
Missy and Kevin Anderson
Tim Clark and Terlato Wines International
Unique Limousine and The Salinger Family

LOT 2170 to 2184

A GASTRONOME’S TOUR OF ITALY
 

Kobrand Corporation boasts one of the most prestigious and sought-after selections of Italian wine.  This lot will showcase wines from the many different regions of Italy.  They will be expertly paired with the most renowned foods that are beloved in the region from which the wine is produced.  David D’Amore of Kobrand will be your host for this elegant evening.
 

Includes:

  • Reception and a six-course dinner with wines from the Italian portfolio of Kobrand Corporation, hosted by Dave D’Amore


Wines to include:

  • Medici Ermete Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco, DOC

  • Pighin Pinot Grigio, Friuli, DOC

  • Campo al Mare Vermentino, Maremma, DOC

  • Feudo Maccari “Saia” Siciliy, DOP

  • Michele Chiarlo Barolo “Tortoniano,” Barolo, DOCG

  • Biserno “Il Pino,” Maremma, IGT

  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino “Manachiara,” DOCG
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022.

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last fifteen bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of fifteen winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Dave D’Amore, Kobrand Corporation
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group

 
 
 
 
 
LOT 2185

FRENCH GRAPES, CALIFORNIA VISION
 

Vérité, French for “truth,” embodies the timeless traditions of France and the limitless possibilities of California.  With more than fifty “micro-crus” across four appellations, Vigneron Pierre Seillan carefully crafts each blend of Vérité. This mosaic of micro-crus provides Seillan with the palette of aromatics, flavors, textures and structural elements he needs to craft the wines.  Bound by precision, elegance and grace, Vérité Le Désir is a Cabernet Franc-based blend that exudes high-toned, exotic aromatics, an iron graphite core and pronounced minerality, echoing the style of the great wines of Saint-Émilion.
 

Cardinale was born in 1982, with a mission to produce a singular Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-quality vineyards in Napa Valley. All sub-appellations of the region were to be considered, and grape sources could change from year to year, to create the most distinctive wine from each vintage.  Today, Cardinale has far surpassed all expectations. Limited in production, it’s a powerful and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, with a track record for drinking deliciously upon release and maturing beautifully in the cellar.

 

  • 3 – 750 ml 2016 Vérité Le Désir in OWC
    WS 93 “Intense, with dark plum, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors.  Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec.”
    WA 99 “Very deep purple-black colored, medium to full-bodied, the palate is exquisitely delicate and refined, with super ripe, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with epic persistence.”

  • 3 – 750 ml 2016 Cardinale Red in OWC
    WS 93 “Warm and rich in feel, with a multilayered beam of plum and cassis flavors: ends with a broad swath of fruit and smoke.”
    WA 97 “The deep garnet-purple colored wine is blended of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The palate is full-bodied with layers of cassis and kirsch flavors framed by firm, grainy tannins and fabulous freshness, finishing long and spicy.”


Donated by:  A Friend of Très Bonne Année

 

 
LOT 2186

PIEMONTE PERFECTION
 

Marchesi di Barolo is a founder of the Barolo category and remains a family estate representing the great wine tradition of Piedmont.  The estate encompasses approximately 430 hectares of UNESCO World Heritage vineyards in the Langhe, some of the finest in Piedmont, including the prestigious Cannubi cru.  The cellars, located in the village of Barolo, overlook the Renaissance castle of Marchesi Falletti di Barolo.  Enjoy an evening of stunning Piedmontese wines with the delectable cuisine from the region.


Includes:

  • Reception and five-course dinner in your home for ten people with wines from Marchesi di Barolo, hosted by Thomas Harrell, Vice President of National Accounts for Frederick Wildman and Sons
     

Wines to include:

  • Arneis Roero, DOCG

  • Servaj Dolcetto Langhe, DOC

  • Gavi, DOCG

  • Barbera del Monferrato “Maraia,” DOC

  • Barbaresco Tradizione, DOCG

  • Barolo “Cannubi,” DOCG

  • Zagara Moscato d’Asti, DOCG
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • Please allow 60 days advance notice

  • Based upon availability of Mr. Harrell and the Hilton Harrisburg staff

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Frederick Wildman and Sons
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group
Unique Limousine and The Salinger Family

 
LOT 2187

WHERE SOIL MEETS SOUL
 

Family run wineries are heavily invested emotionally and put their heart and soul into the vineyards and the wines.  Hence this pairing of the Jackson Family wineries in Oregon and the Hedges Estate in the Red Mountain AVA in Washington state.  Entrepreneurial and invested in the land and the quality, both families practice organic and sustainable farming to ensure proper stewardship of the land and maximum quality in the bottle.  Ann-Marie and Tom Hedges are directly responsible for the origination and designation of the prestigious Red Mountain AVA in Washington State.  As past honorees of Très Bonne Année, they are happy to once again open their winery guest cottage and home to host the winning bidders.  The Jackson Family is heavily invested in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and has graciously offered to host their Très Bonne Année friends at three of the best wineries Oregon has to offer.  You’ll enjoy special VIP treatment and hospitality that is reserved only for friends and the trade.


Includes:

  • Two nights’ stay for four at the Hedges Family Estate winery guest cottage on Red Mountain

  • All meals included and prepared by the winery chef

  • Dinner with Tom and Ann-Marie Hedges on one night to include library wines from their cellar

  • VIP tour and tasting at Hedges

  • Cooking and baking seminar with Sara Hedges, winemaker and pastry chef

  • Two rooms for three nights at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg, Oregon

  • VIP tour and Oregon Tasting Experience for four at Penner-Ash Estate

  • VIP tour and Oregon Tasting Experience for four at Gran Moraine

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Willakenzie Estate

  • Rental car for six days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This trip is for four people for five nights

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Based upon the availability

  • Airfare not included

  • May not be redeemed for cash

  • Trip must be taken by April 30, 2023
     

Donated by:
Ann-Marie and Tom Hedges
Jackson Family Wines

LOT 2188

DISTRICTS OF NAPA
 

These wines include Cabernet and Cabernet blends from the various wine growing districts of Napa Valley, each with its own individual climate and soil characteristics leading to subtle nuances of aroma and flavor.  They range from time-honored estates such as Freemark Abbey and Stag’s Leap Vineyard, both of which were included in the Paris Tasting of 1976, to newer, sought after producers such as Lokoya and Cardinale.  This collection is truly a showcase of the great variety that Napa has to offer!


Includes:

  • 2 – 750 ml 2014 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
    RP 98 “beautifully pure, suave style…”

  • 3 – 750 ml 2015 Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder District
    WA 94+ “good intensity…the finish is long and savory.”

  • 2 – 750 ml 2014 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford District
    WA 95+ “very ripe…wonderful freshness…”

  • 2 – 750 ml 2015 Stag’s Leap Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V., Stag’s Leap District
    WS 94 “Juicy and vibrant…” WA (93-95)

  • 2 – 750 ml 2016 Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District
    WS 92 “Distinctive”

  • 1 – 750 ml 2014 Cardinale Estate Red (sourced from several districts)
    RP 98 “A magnificent wine…bigger than life…multi-layered, profoundly concentrated…A wine of great intensity…this is clearly one of the great, great wines of the vintage…”

     

Donated by:   A Friend of Très Bonne Année

LOT 2189 to 3003

ALL THINGS OREGON
 

Passion for wine with a sense of place is what defines the Jackson Family philosophy for winemaking in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Clonal diversity across the estate vineyards results in Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Pinot Gris that showcase the elegance of the region’s terroir.  All Things Oregon will showcase the best of the Willamette Valley through the world-class wineries owned by Jackson Family.  Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien will regale you with stories of the valley as you dine on authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine expertly prepared by the staff of 1700 Degrees Steakhouse.  And remember, it’s pronounced “WILL AM IT, DAMN IT.”
 

Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a five-course Pacific Northwest themed dinner with wines from the prestigious Oregon portfolio of Jackson Family Wines hosted by Larry O’Brien, Master Sommelier, of Jackson Family Wines
     

Wines to include selections made by Mr. O’Brien from the following wineries:

  • Zena Crown

  • Gran Moraine

  • Willakenzie

  • Penner-Ash
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This lot is date specific and will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022.

  • This lot is to be bid as a Dutch auction. You will be bidding for two seats. All interested bidders will stand and will remain standing until the price is more than they care to bid. The last fifteen bidders standing will win. The bid price called will be the price for one seat. Winning bidders will pay for two seats.

  • Maximum of fifteen winning bidders

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Jackson Family Wines
Hilton Harrisburg / 1700 Degrees Steakhouse
Greenwood Hospitality Group

LOT 3004

FRENCH WINE WEEK OF A LIFETIME
 

The Burgundy region of France is legendary. Embark on this journey and experience the soul of the French winemaking tradition.


You will have access to some of the region’s most elite and storied vintners as you traverse the lovely countryside. At every stop, you will be treated like royalty, second only to the treasured noble grape varieties of the region. During VIP tours and tastings, you will meet family members of the wineries’ proprietors and learn the secrets of French winemaking.  This trip is nothing short of a quest suitable for the most passionate enthusiasts.
 

Includes:

  • Two rooms for three nights in Puligny Montrachet at “La Maison d’Olivier-Leflaive”

  • Two rooms for three nights at Les Maritonnes à Romanèche-Thorins, operated by George Blanc

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Olivier Leflaive

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Domaine Faiveley

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Domaine Jacques Prieur

  • VIP tour and tasting for four at Château Fuissé

  • Guided tour of the many crus of northern Beaujolais

  • Visit Château des Capitans (Juliénas)

  • Visit Domaine des Rosiers (Moulin-A-Vent)

  • Harvester’s picnic lunch for four at La Madone de Fleurie (set on picnic tables).

  • Visit Domaine des Quatre Vents (Fleurie)

  • Visit Morgon Jean-Ernest Descombes, with owner Nicole Descombes

  • Rental car for seven days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • This trip is for four people for six nights

  • Based upon availability

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Airfare not included

  • The month of August, holidays and weekends are excluded for winery visits

  • The best time to visit is June, July and September

  • Must be taken by April 30, 2023

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Additional block-out dates:

  • February 14 – 16, 2022

  • March 28 – 30, 2022

  • April 18, 2022

  • May 26 – 29, 2022

  • June 6, 2022

  • July 14. 2022

  • August, 2022

  • October, 2022

  • November, 2022

  • December, 2022
     

Donated by:
Frederick Wildman and Sons
Quintessential Wines

LOT 3005

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
 

Tuscany is, arguably, the most beautiful region of Italy and is the home of Sangiovese, one of the most important grape varietals in Italy.  Your accommodations will include two nights at the Lenci Family winery guest farm house at Fattoria Magliano in charming Magliano followed by sheer luxury at the Hotel Le Fontanelle in Siena.  Siena will be a centrally located home base as you explore great wineries and cities and revel in the Tuscan countryside.  You’ll be in proximity to Florence, home to some of the most iconic works of art in the world as well as Pisa, San Gimignano and other not-to-be missed destinations.
 

Tenuta di Arceno is the only Jackson Family winery in Tuscany and is world-renowned for its Chiantis as well as its Super Tuscan Blends.  Tenuta di Arceno was already a winemaking center in the sixteenth century.  The area was once the center of the Etruscan civilization.  Throughout its history, the estate passed through as property of two Noble families, the Del Taja and Piccolominis.  The Piccolominis created gardens and lakes and built many villas that are still found on the property today.  Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke acquired the estate in 1994, one of the first estates the Jackson family purchased outside of California.


The San Polo Estate is the Trinchero Family’s estate in Tuscany where you will enjoy winery hospitality and a Tuscan lunch. San Polo is one of the most innovative wineries in Montalcino.  Located in the original Brunello production zone of Montalcino, San Polo is founded on principles of sustainability, green architecture and social responsibility.


Fattoria dei Barbi is amongst a prestigious group of estates that have played an integral role in writing the history of Italian wine.  The estate is one of only five in Montalcino that have continuously operated for over 100 years.  The Colombini family is one of the region’s most influential families and has produced wine every year since the winery’s founding in 1790.  The estate is currently owned and operated by the family’s twentieth generation who is constantly seeking innovation through research and application of new techniques.  The estate’s name is derived from “Barbo” a reference to the seashell fossils found throughout the vineyards. 
Fattoria was one of the first wineries to import Brunello di Montalcino to the United States in 1962.  Today it is one of the most widely recognized Brunello bottlings in the world.


Fattorie Melini is the top range of Tuscan wines from Melini, an historic Chianti estate since 1705.  The Fattorie line uses only 100% estate-grown grapes from Chianti’s most renowned vineyards, creating benchmark wines such as “La Selvanella,” the first single vineyard wine in Chianti and frequent Tres Bicchieri winner.
 

Includes:

  • Two nights for four people at the Lenci Family winery guest farm house in Magliano which includes a continental breakfast and dinner for four on one night at Fattoria Magliano in their excellent restaurant with authentic Tuscan cuisine

  • Guided visit of their cellar with exclusive tasting in their tasting room

  • Two rooms for three nights at Hotel Le Fontanelle in Siena

  • VIP tour and tasting at Tenuta di Arceno

  • VIP tour and tasting at Fattoria dei Barbi

  • VIP tour and tasting at Fattori Melini

  • VIP tour, tasting and lunch at San Polo winery in Montalcino

  • Rental car for six days
     

Insider’s Notes:

  • The month of August, holidays and weekends are excluded for winery visits

  • This trip is for four people for five nights

  • Based upon availability

  • Please allow 120 days advance notice

  • Airfare not included

  • Must be taken by April 30, 2023

  • May not be redeemed for cash
     

Donated by:
Quintessential Wines
Lenci Family of Frattoria Magliano
Jackson Family Wines
Frederick Wildman and Sons
Trinchero Family Estates

 
 
 
 
 
LOT 3006

THIRTY YEARS IN BORDEAUX
 

Start with a representative of the terrific 1990 vintage and work your way up to the 2012 to appreciate the way Bordeaux wines improve with time in bottle.  These wines are from the Médoc and Graves regions (the left bank) in Bordeaux and have been counted among the great chateaux for many decades; several were included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification which ranked the finest wines of the Médoc, and one, Haut-Brion, was counted among the first growths even though it is from Graves.  Red wines from Bordeaux are medium to full-bodied with aromas of black currant, plums, and earthy notes of wet gravel or pencil lead. When you taste the wines, they burst with mineral and fruit notes that lead into prickly, savory, mouth-drying tannins. The tannins are often high enough that wines will age for several decades.  All these wines have nine or more years of aging and should be at optimal drinkability.  This is a truly unique opportunity to experience some of the finest aged wines the region can offer!


Includes:

  • 2 – 750 ml 1990 Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien
    WS 92 “Dark ruby color. Great clarity of aromas, with cherry, mineral, currant and berry scents.”
    RP 96 “This wine…is certainly one of the great successes in a profound vintage for Bordeaux…it is complex, with so much sweet tannin and lavish fruit that it is impossible to resist.  This was the wine President Chirac served former President Clinton when he hosted Clinton in Paris…in June, 1999!”

  • 1 – 750 ml 1999 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan
    WS 92 “Seductive juice; gorgeous aromas, full to medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very fine indeed.”
    RP 93 “Concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. The overall impression is one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness.”

  • 4 – 750 ml 2000 Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux
    WS 91 “A solid red, with big, velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit, long fresh finish. One of the best Prieuré-Lichine in a long, long time.”
    RP 90 “Undeniably the finest Prieuré-Lichine in 30-40 years, this textured, rich, medium to full-bodied 2000 boasts a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a knock-out nose. The wine is full-bodied, and well-textured, with oodles of fruit and glycerin. This is sexy stuff…”

  • 5 – 750 ml 2012 Château Leoville-Las Cases ‘Grand Vin de Leoville’
    WS 94 “the core of dark fruit, the sleek finish, harnesses the austerity of the vintage to its advantage and should unwind slowly in the cellar.”
    RP 93+ “exhibits a dense purple color as well as surprisingly sweet tannin. Medium to full-bodied with lots of minerality and precision, impressive power, and a rich mid-palate.”

     

Donated by:  A Friend of Très Bonne Année