Kerrin Laz, Inspire Napa Valley founder and owner of K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION has teamed up with her friends- Mark Kotsay, manager of the Oakland A's and Sacramento Kings forward, Harrison Barnes, to bring this opportunity to light. Start the day off right by pregaming with some Screaming Eagle from her cellar.
- Two VIP tickets for an Oakland A's game in the 2022 or 2023 season
- Two VIP tickets for a Sacramento Kings game in the 2023 season
- One (1) 750ml bottle of 2019 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
- One (1) 750ml bottle of 2018 Screaming Eagle 'The Flight' Estate Red
o As all great wines, a visit to Rudd Estate starts in the vineyards sharing our winegrowing philosophy with a focus on our organic and biodynamic in-house farming practices. After meandering through our extensive gardens, guests will see our state-of-the art workshop designed as a continuation of the winegrowing operations in the vineyard, complete with a barrel fermentation room, custom stainless steel fermentation vessels and our hand-made concrete tanks.
o Finally, guests will journey to a secluded part of the estate for an outdoor tasting and picnic lunch in the boathouse overlooking the lake, on our terrace overlooking the vineyard, or in the Olive Grove, surrounded by California inspired gardens-a personal retreat with serene settings that share the family's vision that a true estate should encompass more than vineyards.
*Estate visit must be scheduled within twelve months of this auction date. The Estate is closed on Sundays and major holidays.*
o A Trio of Morlet's Magnums from the Heart
o A three-magnum horizontal of our wines from the "heart"
o 1 magnum (1.5L) Morlet Family Vineyards 2019 'Coup de Coeur' Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
o 1 magnum (1.5L) Morlet Family Vineyards 2019 'Joli Coeur' Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview
o 1 magnum (1.5L) Morlet Family Vineyards 2019 'Coeur de Vallée' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley
*Buyer agrees to pay any applicable shipping costs.*
o Prepare for an amazing sensory experience for up to six (6) guests as you will be taken on a visit of the stunning Harlan Estate along with a tasting of their magnificent wine.
*Visits Monday through Friday only, date and time to be mutually agreed upon in advance.*
o Hidden at the peak of the Mayacamas, Cornell Vineyards makes its home on 240 acres of wild mountain terroir. The estate is managed in-house, borrowing from old-world traditions where the vintner serves as a steward of the land. Winemakers Elizabeth Tangney and Françoise Peschon are masters of producing elegant, expressive wines which capture the essence of this special place. Join us for the quintessential mountain vineyard experience-world class sunsets, silent nights full of stars, hikes through the vines, and extraordinary Cabernet.
· Two night stay for two (2) couples in their two bedroom, two bath guest home on the Cornell estate in Sonoma County, California
· Private vineyard tour, tasting, and wine country lunch while visiting
*All visits are based on availability. Visit must be redeemed by August 2023.*
o Take home five large-format bottles (5) from one of the most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse around. Julien has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence. Taste for yourself!
-2018 Covert Estate Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
-2014 Nicholson Jones White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
-2016 Empreinte Mcgah Sauvignon Blanc 1.5L
-2016 Magnum of BRION Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
-2016 Purlieu Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
*Alcohol - must be 21 years or older to purchase*
*Buyer agrees to pay any applicable shipping costs*
o Join K. LAZ for a Centurion blind tasting of some of the most sought-after wines from California. You and up to five guests will have the opportunity to taste a lineup of 6 epic Napa Valley Reds blind. K. LAZ will pull some of the best new offerings from their cellar to create a lineup that you would be hard-pressed to taste anywhere else. Lineups in the past have included wines from Abreu, Bryant, Dalla Valle, Eisele, Harlan and Futo.
o A private tour and tasting for four people at BRION overlooking the Sleeping Lady Vineyard in the western hills of Yountville. A Champagne welcome followed by a tour of our grounds, vineyard and winery concluding with a tasting of our four single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons accompanied with cheese and charcuterie.
*Date of reservation subject to winery availability.*
o Enjoy a quintessential wine country dinner for six (6) guests at the personal residence of vintner Josh Phelps, of Grounded Wine Co., prepared by Cook St. Helena Restaurant's owner and chef Jude Wilmoth alongside craft cocktails by renowned mixologist, Scott Beattie, and an exceptional wine selection from Josh Phelps' personal cellar. An epic night to be had for sure!
o Join the King & Queen of the hill, Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet on a breathtaking and delicious adventure. Embark on a 4x4 journey to the top of Pritchard Hill and enjoy a lunch for six at their private, luxurious safari tent overlooking Lake Hennessey with some of the most sought-after views in Napa Valley. Warning: winner must love off-roading and Benchmark hillside Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers!
3L 2012 Rudd Oakville Estate Red
"The much anticipated 2012 was a return not only to classic ripeness and quality, but also to a generous vintage in terms of quantity. Blending was a joy, with many excellent lots to choose from to craft our final wine. The 2012 was a vintage that merited extensive use of barrel fermentation-better integrating tannin structure and wood notes, and gently extracting color and flavor throughout the fermentation process.
Dark color with violet aspect at the center suggests concentrated freshness, while the nose immediately offers both floral (violet) and fruit (blackberries and cherries) notes. The 2012 Rudd Oakville Estate Red presents a balanced texture of integrated acid with soft, fleshy tannins. Persistence and freshness are remarkable for the wine's density and ripe aromatics. With aeration, cedar and dry rosemary aromatics become more evident, balanced by floral and fruit notes. A refined, fresh finish is accompanied by a suggestion of warm tobacco smoke and cocoa powder.
Indeed, the promise of a great vintage early in the growing season delivers in tasting the 2012. While the 2012 has the material for aging many years as a classic vintage and will gain in complexity and depth, the vintage is already very pleasing now with its refined texture and will benefit from decanting."
*Buy agrees to pay any applicable shipping costs*
Must be 21 to purchase.
o Join Abreu winemaker Brad Grimes for an exclusive tasting of library offerings and barrel samples that you won't be able to get anywhere else!
Includes private tasting for up to Four (4) Guests
Shannon Staglin & Artie Johnson will host 4 Guests for a Tour, Library tasting and Lunch at Staglin Family Vineyard.
A tour of our historic estate will culminate in a Library Tasting of world-class wines conducted at the Steckter House, in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. Here guests will enjoy a lunch curated by Estate Chef Sarah Heller featuring fresh ingredients from the gardens, hosted by Shannon & Artie.
Restrictions & Limitations:
To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date and time before May 1, 2023
A Truffle Shuffle classic! This decadent French dish will teach you all the techniques you need to make a Michelin-level risotto at home, with soft whipped cream and Parmesan in your very own private virtual cooking class with Truffle Shuffle for up to twelve guests with all ingredients shipped to you and your guests.
*Shipping address(s) in the continental US.*
o Join Pulido-Walker, one of Napa Valley's most elite wineries, for a VIP Tasting experience for six people at Mending Wall Winery. You'll enjoy a personally curated tasting of our exceptional single vineyard designate wines crafted by renowned winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown while learning more about our journey to "Pursue the Possible." Each guest will leave with the ultimate party favor-a bottle of our award-winning, Estate-grown olive oil.
Dates for this event are the mutualy agreed upon and the lot must be redeemed by May 31, 2023
Chef's Tasting Menu for 4
PRESS Restaurant puts the Napa Valley on a pedestal - the people, the ingredients, and the wines. PRESS is a place for locals, winemakers, vintners, and guests from around the world to experience the best the Napa Valley has to offer - it's this sense of community that is at the heart of everything PRESS does. Under the leadership of Samantha Rudd and Chef Philip Tessier, PRESS features legendary Bay Area purveyors alongside innovative new culinary talents to highlight Napa Valley cuisine. The award-winning all Napa Valley wine list is the largest and most extensive restaurant collection of Napa Valley wines in the world, and offers guests a glimpse into Napa Valley history with vintages going back to the late 1940's.
*This gift certificate has no monetary value and may only be applied towards one dinner bill. Value of donation certificate may be applied towards food and beverage only and may not be applied towards taxes or gratuities. Corkage fee will be waived on the first two bottles. Reservations will be made on a mutually agreeable date. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your preferred reservation date at firstname.lastname@example.org.*
o Enjoy a private wine tasting and vineyard luncheon with the Arrow & Branch team for six (6) guests. Taste and learn about their newest offerings along with a few cellar gems.
*Must be 21 and over. Lot is non-transferable*
A Vineyard Odyssey Experience - including one 3.0Lt. of 213 Chimney Rock, Stags Leap District, Elevage
Journey out of the winery and into the vineyards in a specially designed touring cart for an unforgettable exploration of our Stags Leap District estate. Enjoy an exclusive, guided excursion and wine tasting in the vineyard, with our estate's sweeping, dramatic views from the Palisades serving as your backdrop. Chimney Rock history, viticulture, and winemaking come together with commentary. Indulge in our unique terroir experience as you sample our iconic Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the very vineyards they are grown.
Enjoy brunch with yourself and 7 guests at Martina and Christopher Kostow's The Charter Oak (TCO) Restaurant in St. Helena. Hosted by vintner Josh Phelps, you'll dine on the freshest seasonal cuisine prepared by Chef Kostow and his team while enjoying the newest batch of TCO Frosé with grower Champagnes and Josh's own Space Age Rosé!
The Inspire Napa Valley team knows how to throw a serious party! For
those able to snag a spot at this exclusive evening, you'll be treated to
treasures from each of the members' cellars while spending the evening
with the makers in their element. The culinary experience will match the
wine and will feature local ingredients prepared by the esteemed Inspire
Napa Valley connected crew. This unforgettable evening is truly one
of the highlights of Inspire Napa Valley and what this community is all
about. Great wine and great people coming together for an evening of
festivities to make a difference for an incredibly important cause.
- Les Behrens, Behrens Family Winery
- Bettina Bryant, Bryant Estate
- Blakesley Chappellet, Chappellet
- Lisa Drinkward, Behrens Winery, Drinkward Peschon
- Wendi Green, Rudd Estate
- Scott Gould, Opus One
- Brad Grimes, Abreu Vineyards
- Helen Keplinger Carte Blanche Wine, Grace Family Vineyards, Keplinger Wines
- Kerrin Laz, K. Laz Wine Collection, Laz Wine
- Mary Maher, Silverado Farming Company
- Juan Mercado, Riise Wine
- Francoise Peschon, Accendo Cellars, Cornell
- Vineyards, Drinkward Peschon, VHR- Vine Hill Ranch
- Josh Phelps, Ad Vivum, Grounded Wine Co.
- Shannon Staglin, Staglin Family Vineyard
- Elizabeth Vianello, Inspire Napa Valley
*Nonrefundable - Currently planned for Thursday, May 4, 2023*