The Wine Auction Gala

You create a path to a better future through the support of arts & culture.

Join us at the celebrated Wine Auction Gala and experience an auction like no other. The Gala is renowned for its fabulous entertainment, stellar cuisine, special winery-hosted tables with designated stewards and impressive auction lots.

This year LED will perform a unique music and dance experience, reimagining the performance art experience and transcending the artist/audience relationship. It will be an experience you will never forget.

This sell-out event will be anchored by an incredible menu of multiple gourmet courses, prepared with Idaho flair. And the best part of the night—you will have an opportunity to be a part of The Center’s mission to support arts education by joining in the fast and furious bidding on exceptional silent and live lots… travel, one-in-a-lifetime experiences, extraordinary wines and so much more.


2016 Top Auction Lots

The 2016 Wine Auction featured live auction lots from exclusive wine experiences, to fabulous vacations and unforgettable experiences. Below is our top five from the evening:


Luxuries in the Wild
$42,000

Ten lucky travelers will be spending four memorable days floating down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Far and Away Adventures and Dan Kosta of Kosta Browne Winery for the most luxurious, and delicious glamping trip imaginable.

Thank you to Far and Away Adventures and Kosta Browne Winery!


Finding Heaven in Hawaii
$36,000

A five night stay for eight at the exclusive Kohanaiki village in Hawaii, including gold at their Rees Jones designed course, spa treatments and, to top it all off, a special exclusive Vintner Dinner with Dan Kosta of Kosta Browne Winery.

Thank you to Kohanaiki and Kosta Browne Winery!


Explore the Mysteries of Morocco
$34,000

A seven day excursion exploring Morocco, care of the travel experts at Absolute Travel. This private journey has been specially created for the patrons of the Wine Auction, and includes various cultural, culinary and artistic experiences, as well as some of the country’s most luxurious hotels and spas.

Thank you to Absolute Travel!


500 Points and #1 Wine of the Year with Peter Michael
$26,000

A two night stay for four at the Peter Michael Winery but way of a luxurious private jet, care of Jackson Jet Center. The lot also included a show stopping wine collection, including five 100 point Peter Michael Wines, and a bottle of Wine Spectators 2015 Wine of the Year, the 2012 Peter Michael Au Paradis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Thank you to Peter Michael Winery and Jackson Jet Center!


Napa’s Finest Music and Wine
$24,000

A fun-filled weekend with non-stop entertainment and wine thanks to Gargiulo Vineyards. A four night stay for four, including exclusive access to a music event hosted by renowned Bluebird Café and Gargiulo Vineyards as well as access to the Oakville Sessions, an afternoon jam session featuring this year’s gala entertainment, The Silverado Pickups. And to top it off, the winner of the lot also took home a case of glorious Gargiulo wines.

Thank you to Gargiulo Vineyards for not only donating this fantastic lot, but also for doubling it on the night of the gala!