Auction Lots

The 2014 Live and Silent Lots are in development and will be coming soon!

40 Live Auction Lots will be available for bidding for our 2014 event. We offer unique mega-lots.

Take a peek at the lots from 2013 to get a taste of what is to come!

See the Power Point Presentation of all 2013 Live Auction Lots

 


Live Lot #1 – Break Open the Bubbly
Schramsberg Vineyards

Hugh Davies of Schramsberg Vineyards has been involved with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction since its inception. And, to kick things off for the evening, as in years past, he will do the honors on a massive bottle of 2008 Blanc de Blancs to be enjoyed right away. Definitely the right way to st...

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Live Lot #2 – Kismet with Kistler

You and Kistler. Meant to be. And as luck would have it, you can make it happen. Right now . . . tonight. We all know that Kistler Vineyards produces some of the world’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These wines are often difficult to come by because of their limited releases and popularity—so don’t l...

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Live Lot #3 – Manhattan Magic

Get your city fix and travel to the Big Apple for some arts, culture, and amazing cuisine with this one-of-a-kind package. Your group of four will spend three magical nights at a deluxe private apartment in trendy Tribeca while you enjoy some of New York City’s best entertainment and sample some of its best...

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Live Lot #4 – Farm-to-Table Fun
Long Meadow Ranch Winery

Join the Long Meadow Ranch family for a Napa Valley experience you’ll never forget! Long Meadow Ranch produces and purveys award-winning wines, extra virgin olive oil, grass-fed beef, eggs, honey, and heirloom fruits and vegetables from three locations in the heart of the Napa Valley—all using organic and...

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Live Lot #5 – Seven Heavenly Nights

Imagine having the best of all worlds when you go on vacation: the spacious comforts of a multimillion-dollar private residence, the services and amenities of a luxury five-star resort, and none of the hassle! You’ll enjoy all that and more— including daily housekeeping and a dedicated concierge on hand t...

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Live Lot #6 – The Perfect Pairing

As a celebration of the merger of Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools, a “match made in heaven” for the arts, this lot offers you a special selection of exclusive local cultural and culinary delights. Consider this the “inside track” to the valley’s best entertainment and hottest res...

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Live Lot #7 – Quintessential Napa
Gamble Family Vineyards & Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards

The match-up of Gamble Family and Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is a sure-fire winner in tonight’s auction. This Napa Valley experience exceeds every expectation and offers an exclusive and luxurious retreat in California’s glorious wine country. First, relax with your group in style at the Gamble Family ...

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Live Lot #8 – Imagine Yourself in Italia

Umbria, known as “the green heart of Italy,” is a region of natural beauty and picturesque medieval hill towns. Fall is an especially good time to visit the area, when truffles are in season and the vineyards are full of fall color. During the autumn months, Umbria’s rolling green hills turn vibrant sh...

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Live Lot #9 – Bringing the Wine Country to You
FAILLA Wines

FAILLA’s winemaker and pilot, Ehren Jordan, will kidnap renowned private chef Gary Penir, for the extraordinary adventure of bushwhacking their way to the home of tonight’s high bidder where they’ll take control of the kitchen to produce a culinary tour de force. Ehren’s viticultural training in Fr...

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Live Lot #10 – Splendid Sanctuary

Tranquility awaits you at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. As tonight’s winning bidder, you can relax and recharge in splendor during a three-night stay in a gorgeous, fully-appointed three-bedroom home on the property. Adding to the experience are Sanctuary’s ...

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Live Lot #11 – A Weekend of Washington Wine
Col Solare

The lucky winners of this auction lot will be whisked off to visit Col Solare atop Washington State’s Red Mountain. This estate represents a landmark partnership between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington’s Ch...

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Live Lot #12 – Top Minds and Tesla Motors–It’s Electric!

Are you a car nut? A wine lover? A creative thinker? This exciting lot has everything you want and more. Here’s your chance to get behind the scenes and check out the automotive industry’s hottest new thing on the market— the Tesla. Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of intrepid Silicon Valley ...

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Live Lot #13 – Merry’s Magnum Mania
Merry Edwards Winery

How about this for a wine lover’s dream come true? Merry Edwards, 2013 James Beard Award Winner and Vintners Hall of Fame inductee, will make a personal appearance in your Sun Valley home if you are the winning bidder on this unique lot. One of California’s first female winemakers, Merry founded Merry Edw...

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Live Lot #14 – South Africa: A Feast for the Senses

Embark on an extraordinary culinary and wine adventure through the stunning city of Cape Town, South Africa and its surrounding wine regions. Donated by Absolute Travel, one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top Travel Company for 2013, this private luxury journey for two offers an opportunity to enjoy South A...

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Live Lot #15 – Home and Away with Blackbird
Blackbird Vineyards

There’s a little bit of everything for the winner of this lot, which is full of culture, gourmet cuisine, luxury travel, and, of course, fabulous wine. First, the lucky bidder will take home a horizontal collection of hand-etched, 3-liter bottles of 2010 Illustration, 2010 Paramour, and 2010 Contrarian Prop...

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Live Lot #16 – The Ultimate in Fly Fishing

Experience the ultimate in wine, fish, and food on this exclusive fly fishing excursion. You and a friend will fish for native trout for six days in one of the best fly fishing destinations in Europe—the pristine waters of the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain. Salvelinus Fly Fishing, an Orvis Endorsed guiding co...

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Live Lot #17 – Long Shadows Vintners
Pirouette and Pedestal

Long Shadows Vintners presents two magnificent Imperials like no others. Both of these sold-out wines were rated as one of the most impressive wines of 2012. These etched, hand-painted bottles were created especially for the Sun Valley Wine Auction and no other large format bottles exist. These award- winning...

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Live Lot #18 – 100 Point Wines—A Taste of Perfection

Hosted at a private home in Ketchum, this is an evening you will not soon forget! Eight lucky couples will be treated to a wine tasting and dinner like no other. Your hosts, Peter and Bonni Curran, are bringing out the big guns for this unforgettable evening. The night begins with a killer sampling of some of...

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Live Lot #19 – A Tasting for Twenty at Home
Lokoya Wines

If you happen to be the lucky winner of this special lot, you will have the opportunity to host 20 of your closest friends for an intimate evening of tasting world-class Lokoya wines in your own home. Mountain winemaking expert Christopher Carpenter will fly to your hometown for one day bearing current and li...

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Live Lot #20 – Wilderness Luxuries with Kosta Browne Winery and Far & Away Adventures

The ten lucky travelers who snag this lot will escape the realities of everyday life and spend four memorable days floating down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness with the best outfitter in the Northwest, Far & Away Adventures. This unique experience is li...

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Live Lot #21 – Leonetti Lineage
Leonetti Cellar & FIGGINS

As Chris Figgins, President and Winemaking Director of Figgins Family Wine Estates, says, “Building upon ones forefathers’ legacy is both a privilege and a responsibility. We do so with passion, focus, and utmost attention to quality. To do otherwise would be to dishonor the very foundation we are entrust...

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Live Lot #22 – Party of a Lifetime with Lady Antebellum

Now this is the auction lot to beat all auction lots. It might just be the concert experience of a lifetime - way better than a plain old backstage pass. Cool Country Music sensation, Lady Antebellum, will arrive at your house and entertain you and 40 of your friends with an intimate private acoustic concert....

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Live Lot #23 – It’s All About the Wine
Pride Mountain Vineyards

Of course it is. And the people at Pride Mountain Vineyards know it, which is why they have put together this incredible selection of wines for tonight’s highest bidder. Big, red, and beautiful - the perfect words to describe a collection that includes the following wines from Pride’s 2007 harvest, one of...

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Live Lot #24 – Bliss in Baja

Let a private plane whisk you away to the beautiful Baja Peninsula. At the Costabaja Resort & Spa in beautiful La Paz, Mexico, you can unwind in style. Costabaja is the resort that has everything you desire. Escape to this quiet and secluded destination in La Paz, with a luxurious Five-star hotel and spa, ex...

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Live Lot #25 – Sun Valley’s Best Ride
19th Anniversary Collection

Biking - it’s a local favorite and what better venue than the beautiful Wood River Valley? Whether you ride the rough terrain on the dirt trails or cruise the bike path with your family, the scene is the same–gorgeous! This is the 19th year that this beloved auction lot will be created exclusively for ...

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Live Lot #26 – Raise a Paddle
Create an Ah-Ha Moment

Have you ever seen a child’s face light up when he discovers that he can create something beautiful with his hands? What about the joy a child experiences when she learns how to play an instrument for the first time? Or the freedom a child feels when she uses her own imagination to write a story? It is esse...

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Live Lot #27 – Membership Has Its Privileges

The Antinori family history speaks of a devotion to winemaking that is woven through six centuries and stretches from the family’s legendary vineyards in Tuscany to the Napa Valley estate, Antica Napa Valley. Antica represents the family’s passion for winemaking that has been passed down for 26 generation...

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Live Lot #28 – Behind the Scenes in Los Angeles

Fly off to sunny Los Angeles to get your urban culture fix and soak up some culture in style. Your group of four will spend three nights at the Hotel Wilshire, a boutique Kimpton hotel in the Miracle Mile district–just minutes from the city’s hottest attractions including Beverly Hills and Museum Row. The...

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Live Lot #29 – Napa’s Finest
Lindstrom Wine and Darioush

Two powerhouses of the Napa Valley wine industry are joining forces to present an unforgettable experience. As tonight’s winning bidder, you and three others will spend three nights of bliss in a charming guesthouse in Stag’s Leap with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Choose one morning to ...

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Live Lot #30 – Sonoma in Style

This is an experience NOT to be missed - a chance to “create your own adventure” in lovely Sonoma. You can put together a fully customized and deluxe weekend. Your host, a longtime resident of both Sonoma and Sun Valley, will cater the trip to your needs and desires. To start, your group (two couples) ...

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Live Lot #31 – Bring on the Bordeaux

The Dollar Cottage at Sun Valley Resort . . . this is where the royalty stays when they come to town. And it could be yours for the evening. As the winning bidder tonight you will enjoy an intimate dinner for ten—relaxing on the patio, dining on mouthwatering cuisine, sampling unforgettable red wine, all wh...

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Live Lot #32 – A Guest Pass to Luxury

A membership to Exclusive Resorts Luxury Destination Club means traveling to premier vacation destinations and staying in spectacular homes and villas, knowing that every detail will be perfect and your vacation will be hassle-free. Tonight you can bid on the opportunity to experience the pleasures of members...

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Live Lot #33 – Your Own Private Provence

Embark on an incredible adventure in Provence, France with a custom guided tour of the area’s oenological and gastronomic pleasures. French native, Claude Guigon, formerly of Sun Valley Resort fame, will accompany you for three glorious days as you visit countless wineries and savor mouth-watering French cu...

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Live Lot #34 – The Seattle Chihuly Experience

Gather your friends for an arts and culture outing to remember! You and three friends are invited to the Chihuly Boathouse in Seattle to enjoy a private studio tour and glassblowing experience while delighting in delicious wines from Dunham Cellars. Dale Chihuly is a Seattle icon. His work is included in more...

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Live Lot #35 – Your Own Exclusive Yellowstone Club Retreat

Have you ever fantasized about being whisked away by private jet to a ski resort that you have all to yourself on a bluebird powder day? Well, here is your best chance at realizing that dream. Four of you will jet off to the luxurious “wilds” of the private Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Montana, for thre...

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Live Lot #36 – Gift of the Land
The Donum Estate

Don’t miss this opportunity for three lucky couples to spend a weekend living life to the fullest in California’s Wine Country with the help of the people at The Donum Estate. You will spend two nights in private cottage rooms at the Inn on Randolph, a small luxury inn in the heart of downtown Napa, with ...

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Live Lot #37 – WOW! A Pinot Party

This is an event not to be missed! Spend a glorious weekend in the far reaches of the West Sonoma Coast at its premier wine event, the West of West “WOW” Wine Festival, an unparalleled opportunity to experience the extraordinary wine, food, and culture of the area. The festival’s Grand Tasting offers a ...

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Live Lot #38 – Putting Your Way to Perfection

This is the ideal opportunity to perfect your short game . . . and have a blast doing it. Are you up for a fun and creative event? It’s time to gather your group of friends, don your most stylish golf attire, and practice sinking some putts at Sun Valley Resort’s Sawtooth Putting Course. How can you possi...

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Live Lot #39 – Two Wheels or Four?

HALL Wines and Hayfork Wine Company craft some of the best Cabernets in the Napa Valley, but you need to come and find that out for yourself. The temptation begins with an Imperial of the 2009 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon signed by Ambassador Kathryn Hall. Next, journey down to the source … your grou...

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Live Lot #40 – Red Mountain Royalty
Ambassador Vineyard and Hedges Family Estate

How about this for royal treatment? If you are tonight’s winning bidder, you and five guests will enjoy the outstanding wines of both Hedges Family Estate and Ambassador Vineyard on this oenological adventure. Your trip begins in the Red Mountain region of Washington State, where some of the most exciting r...

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Live Lot #41 – Just In Time for Wine
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery and Landmark Vineyards

JUST when you thought it couldn’t get any better, along comes another great auction lot - JUST IN time. Two couples will enjoy this luxurious package at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles. You and your companions can relax in sumptuous style at the JUST Inn B&B for two nights. During your stay, A p...

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Silent Lot #101 – Trefethen Family Vineyards
Celebrate the Good Life

In 1979, Trefethen’s 1976 Chardonnay was named “Best Chardonnay in the World” at the Gault Millau World Wine Olympics in France, beginning a 30-year tradition of excellence, all along following the credo of “One Family, One Estate, One Passion.” Come share in this excellence and visit the world-f...

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Silent Lot #102 – Martinelli Winery
Martinelli Magic

The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since 1887. Their handcrafted wines never fail to impress. You can witness how the magic happens with a visit to the vineyard for a behind-the-scenes look. Enjoy a two-night stay for four in luxurious guest accommodations at the winery ...

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Silent Lot #103 – Morgan Winery
The Perfect Pinot

Conscientious, innovative farming regimens allied with traditional “minimalist” winemaking techniques result in wines of balance, elegance, and distinction. For Morgan Winery, this single-minded focus has produced a record of consistent, category leading, award-winning wines. Their Double L Vineyard is lo...

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Silent Lot #104 – Amuse Bouche Winery
Amusement for the Mouth

This limited-edition red wine is graced by the original and exceptional work of the late artist Tony Curtis. Winemaker Heidi Barrett has created a lush blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with an abundance of fruit- focused flavors and aromas of red licorice, raw coffee beans, and dark chocolate. The deeply sa...

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Silent Lot #105 – Au Sommet Winery
To the Top

Winemaker Heidi Barrett, dubbed “the first lady of wine” by Robert Parker, has been crafting cult wines since 1983, many of them receiving 95 points and above and selling for record prices at wine auctions around the country. She has donated a Magnum of her Au Sommet 2010 Cabernet blend for your enjoymen...

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Silent Lot #106 – Barnett Vineyards
Spectacular Spring Mountain

As described by the winery, the 2010 Spring Mountain District Cabernet “has an immediate core of pure black fruit. This dry red table wine from Barnett Vineyards is quite plush with concentrated raspberry and more gravel mineral tones on the palette. The tannins are very firm, with natural mountain acid to ...

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Silent Lot #107 – Basel Cellars Estate Winery
Merrymaking with Merriment

Included in the winemaker notes for the 2003 Basel Cellars Estate Merriment Red is this statement: “ . . . beautifully balanced by the earthy structure that is a signature of our estate vineyard, Pheasant Run, and finishes with dense, rich, silky tannins.” If that doesn’t make your ears prick up, how ab...

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Silent Lot #108 – Chateau Ste. Michelle
If You Had Your Druthers

If your wishes could come true, these two Cabernets would have special spots in your cellar. The limited-release 2008 and 2009 Druthers from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington state’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, are two astoundingly good Cabernet Sauvignon blends. The Wine Advocate gave the 20...

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Silent Lot #109 – Chehalem Winery
Championship Chardonnay

This one’s a winner. Chehalem Winery has been producing magnificent wines for decades. The vineyard is named after a Native American word best translated as "gentle land" or "valley of flowers," phrases that capture a long-standing, almost religious reverence for the land. The 2010 Ian’s Reserve Chardonna...

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Silent Lot #110 – Wente Family Estates
Wente’s Heritage Block

One of the Livermore Valley’s most prominent pioneers, Charles Wetmore is honored with Wente’s finest expression of the noble Cabernet Sauvignon. From their origins in Margaux in the 1880s to the present, only the best of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines Wetmore brought over from France have been selected for...

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Silent Lot #111 – Mionetto USA
Bubbly and Bright

Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiad ene, Italy. Mionetto has been the preeminent name known for quality for over 125 years. In the heart of the Prosecco region, Mionetto produces the exceptional wines that comprise America’s favorite Prosecco brand. You can take home thi...

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Silent Lot #112 – Trinchero Family Estates
A Tremendous Trio from Trinchero

Winemaking is a collage of art, science, intuition, and tradition. It is the passion that the Trinchero team lives by, the air that they breathe, and the bond that brings them together. Napa Cellars, one of the Trinchero brands, embodies the classic Napa Valley style: ripe, rich, balanced, and collectible. Th...

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Silent Lot #113 – Vintner’s Collective Napa Valley
Membership Has Its Privileges

Vintner’s Collective is a select group of boutique Napa Valley vintners who share tasting room space in Napa’s oldest commercial building, an 1875 Italianate former saloon and brothel. This place brings amazing wines and incredible personalities together and opens the doors to Napa Valley’s finest for n...

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Silent Lot #114 – ZD Wines
Founder’s Reserve . . . A Taste of Excellence

Pinot Noir is the grandfather of ZD Wines. It was one of the first wines ZD produced and has been produced every year since the first 1969 vintage. Consistent quality has earned the Carneros region a reputation as one of the premier wine-growing regions of California. ZD Pinot Noirs are crafted to reflect ric...

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Silent Lot #115 – Sun Valley Mustard
Spread the Love

Locally-made Sun Valley Mustard is a perennial favorite and incredibly versatile. The freshest and finest ingredients go into the mix to produce a taste that is totally different from anything else out there. The mustards are made by hand in small batches to create distinctive texture and flavor. Now you can ...

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Silent Lot #116 – Far Niente Winery
Tour, Taste, Repeat

Far Niente, EnRoute, and Dolce present the ultimate collection of wines from the family and partners that launched Far Niente in 1979. Tonight’s winning bid will bring home these gorgeous bottles to add to the cellar: a Magnum each of 2011 Far Niente Estate Chardonnay and 2001 Dolce. And when you and friend...

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Silent Lot #117 – Nickel & Nickel Winery
Tour and Taste

Nickel & Nickel and EnRoute, present the ultimate collection of wines from the family and partners that launched Far Niente in 1979. Tonight’s winning bid will bring home these gorgeous bottles to add to the cellar: 2006 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 En Route Pinot Noir les Pommiers....

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Silent Lot #118 – Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Behind the Scenes

Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Your group will have the chance to taste critically-acclaimed Ferrari-Carano wines, stroll th...

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Silent Lot #119 – Fraser Vineyard
The Splendors of the Snake River Valley

Snap up this three-night getaway for two at Fraser Vineyard’s Casita in the lovely Snake River Valley. The house is set against the tranquil backdrop of a hillside vineyard and the Owyhee Mountains in the heart of the region’s wine country. The view from gorgeous patio overlooks the entire valley, from th...

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Silent Lot #120 – Frenchman’s Gulch Winery
A Little Local Flavor

This small, family-owned and European-styled winery will surely astound you with their lovely handcrafted reds. As noted by the winemakers themselves, “When our liquid pleasure dances on your tongue, you will taste mountains, sun, and frosty cheeks.” The grapes used by Frenchman’s Gulch Winery come from...

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Silent Lot #121 – Cakebread Cellars
Have Your Cakebread Cabernet and Drink It Too

Securing fruit from multiple, diverse microclimates allows the winemakers at Cakebread Cellars to craft a rich, yet elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, marrying the lush black fruit and sturdy tannins typical of the valley’s warmer northern districts with the bright fruit and acidity characteristic of its cooler so...

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Silent Lot #122 – Idaho Wine Commission
Esto Perpetuo

Pssst...have you heard? The Idaho wine industry has been growingsteadily for the last 30 years with remarkable expansion in the past decade. With 11 wineries in 2002, Idaho is now home to 50, with 1,600 acres of grapes planted. The region is just coming into its own, receiving a remarkable amount of recogniti...

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Silent Lot #123 – Kenefick Ranch Winery
A Fun Lot . . . or a Lot of Fun

This lot is chock-full of fabulous wine, fine food, and fun to be had. What better way for you and three others to enjoy the beauty, wonder, and magic of Napa Valley’s wine country than to spend four nights at the Kenefick Ranch Farmhouse in Calistoga? During your stay, join Dr. Kenefick on the patio overlo...

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Silent Lot #124 – Saxum Vineyards
Rich and Intense

Saxum’s Broken Stones cuvée is Syrah-based, with a large portion of Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. It is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also reveals great purity, focus, and complexity. The Broken Stones is the only wine from Saxum that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that ...

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Silent Lot #125 – Shafer Vineyards
The Consummate Cabernet

A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Shafer Vineyards is an enviable possession. As Wine & Spirits magazine says, Shafer produces “… Cabernet that defines the Stags Leap District.” John Shafer began his viticultural adventure back in 1972, and his son, Doug, soon joined him in building a reputation for e...

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Silent Lot #126 – Sokol Blosser Winery
The Pleasures of Pinot

In 1971 the Sokol Blosser family planted grapes on just five acres in the Dundee Hills southwest of Portland. As one of the pioneering wineries of the region, Sokol Blosser has played a key role in developing and shaping the now-prominent Oregon wine industry. The winery is still family owned and operated, wi...

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Silent Lot #127 – Spring Valley Vineyard
A Terroir Like No Other

For well over 100 years, the Corkrum-Derby family has been farming the land north of Walla Walla known as Spring Valley. Because of the land’s extraordinary terroir, the wines from Spring Valley Vineyard are arguably the most unique produced in Washington State. All of the bottles in this Merlot blend verti...

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Silent Lot #128 – Clint Black Concert
Meet a Country Music Legend

A last-minute and very exciting addition to The Center’s summer events is a special evening with country music legend Clint Black. This VIP package includes a pre-show meet and greet and two VIP seats to the show at the Sun Valley Pavilion on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Shake hands and get your photo take...

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Silent Lot #129 – Velocio
Coffee and Chocolate and You . . . Oh, My!

Check out this fun package of goodies from Velocio, Ketchum’s hottest new hangout. Velocio is one of the few coffee shops in the entire country that is approved to brew and sell the ultra-premium Intelligentsia coffee. Intelligentsia uses the purest method of brewing, the Pourover, to create the perfect c...

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Silent Lot #130 – Canihan Family Cellars
True to the Land

This might just be the best mixed case of Pinot Noir you’ll ever come across. Canihan Family Cellar’s minimalist approach to winemaking have resulted in award-winning wines that are highly sought-after and rarely available. But don’t despair; tonight you can bring home three bottles each of their 2008 E...

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Silent Lot #131 – Ridge Vineyards
Monte Bello . . . Que Bella

Perched high atop the cool Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Ridge Monte Bello estate is an ideal site for the winery’s Bordeaux varietals. These low-yielding vines produce two complementary Cabernet blends. An impressive Imperial of one of those, the Monte Bello Cabernet from 2006, c...

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Silent Lot #132 – Kosta Browne Winery
Worth Every Penny

Kosta Browne’s incredible wines are notoriously difficult to come by. But tonight, if you pay close attention, you might just be able to get your hands on two beautiful Double Magnums of their popular Pinot Noir. The 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of three vineyards and exhibits dark black and blue...

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Silent Lot #133 – Matthews Estate and Tenor Wines
Respect for the Soil

Matthews Winery, located in the heart of Washington’s Woodinville Wine Country, is owned by one local family and produces Bordeaux-style and single-varietal, vineyard-designated wines. Tenor Wines, the ultra-premium label from Matthews, produces a Cabernet that will blow you away with its finesse, refinemen...

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Silent Lot #134 – Northstar Winery
A Shining Star

Just as the North Star has been used through the ages as a directional guide, Northstar Winery was established to create world-class Merlot-based wines. A Magnum of their extremely limited production 2009 Northstar Premier will certainly lead you down the right path. This tremendously aromatic Merlot (which, ...

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Silent Lot #135 – Ramey Wine Cellars
A Chardonnay Collection

Goodness in the glass. That is what the team at Ramey strives for. They all share the belief that life is for living, wine is for sharing, and harmony is essential to both. Their wines are pure California, and you will get to take a little piece of California home with you tonight as the winning bidder. 2010 ...

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Silent Lot #136 – Rusack Vineyards
From Santa Barbara to Sun Valley

Rusack, a boutique winery and vineyard, is nestled among the oak-studded rolling hills of Ballard Canyon. Their mission is to create world-class, handcrafted wines. These wines have become known around the world for their striking elegance, robust yet silky fruit, and seductive finish— reminiscent of the go...

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Silent Lot #137 – Erath Winery
A Stellar Selection

What happens when the perfect vineyard condition result in the perfect Pinot Noir, Tonight, you can find out. This premier, ten-bottle collection of Erath Winery’s 2006 Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs, handsomely displayed in a limited-edition, custom wooden box, is a standout example of the stunning wines that...

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Silent Lot #138 – Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery
Another Day in Paradise

Domaine Serene’s little slice of paradise in the hills of the Willamette Valley is a sight to behold. And so is its reputation. The vineyard has had more than 85 of their wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator since the first vintage. Now you can experience the pastoral tranquility of Oregon’s ...

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Silent Lot #139 – Rivera Vineyards
A Singular Purpose

A decade ago, Marilyn and Steven Rivera set out to make a difference in the lives of as many people as possible. With the help of their two sons, they are committed to creating very special wine with a singular purpose — to help those who are less fortunate. Their philanthropic efforts have blossomed into a...

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Silent Lot #140 – Archery Summit Winery

For twenty years, the team at Archery Summit Winery has been crafting some of the most evocative Pinot Noir in the world from some of the oldest vines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The wines from their Renegade Ridge vineyard have an elegant style, showing more minerality and greater acidity than other Arc...

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Silent Lot #141 – 10 Barrel Brewing Company
A Perfect Ten

If you’re in the mood to take a break from wine and try something different, downtown Boise has a brand-new brew pub and it is movin’ and groovin’! The pub, an offshoot of the original location in Bend, Oregon, opened in April and serves a revolving selection of outstanding hoppy ales and stouts made by...

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Silent Lot #142 – Pietra Santa Winery
The Signature Collection

Pietra Santa’s Signature Collection wines represent the very best of the estate and honor the legacy of Frenchman Theophile Vache, who founded the vineyard in the 1850s. Its remarkable soils and unique terroir, high in limestone and shale due to the location on the San Andreas Fault, give each Pietra Santa ...

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Silent Lot #143 – Heitz Wine Cellars, Leonetti Cellar & PlumpJack Winery
A Cellar’s Dream

This is like finding buried treasure, my friends. Some generous and anonymous soul has pulled a selection of rare and outstanding wines for this unusual lot that some of us can only dream about. Yet here it is . . . a dream come true . . . three bottles each of 1995 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994 Leone...

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Silent Lot #144 – Château Margaux
The Best of the Best

If you are a wine collector, this lot is for you. And even if you’re not, it will be almost impossible not to be drawn to the sheer perfection of this incredible offering. We present to you . . . drum roll, please . . . three bottles of 1995 Château Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon from an anonymous donor. The W...

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