Here are the amazing items we will have up for auction. This list will continue to grow, so check back frequently.
Sit down with Chef Simon and pour out your food fantasies and he and his team of renowned Sous chefs will come to your home and prepare a tantalizing dinner for you and your friends that will send your taste buds to a place they have never been. Paired with a stunning array of wines from Simon’s cellar. Previous dinners have been hailed with accolades such as ‘the best food I have ever eaten’. Simon, former owner of Cafe Renoir in England has cooked with famous chefs from all over the world. He is an international authority on fine and rare wines and food and wine pairing and is a regular keynote speaker at events such the Aspen Food and Wine Classic.
And, for a new twist this year, Chef Simon will be accompanied by Evan Price, our very own Grammy winning violinist and Greenwood Parent. Evan is known for his “Live jazz with a continental flair and will be playing at your dinner party with a superb guitarist, Paul Mehling, dubbed “The Godfather of Gypsy Jazz in America”. Together they form the front line of the internationally renowned Hot Club of San Francisco.”
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges and steps from downtown Calistoga, Solage Calistoga offers a relaxing wine country experience. With sophisticated private accommodations, the award-winning Spa Solage, and Michelin Star-rated Solbar, you'll experience the best of Napa Valley resort hospitality, and may never want to leave.
This romantic getaway package includes: Two Nights in a King Studio (Sun-Thurs), Dinner for Two at the Michelin-starred Solbar (excluding alcohol and gratuity), Couples 60-Minute Mudslide, Wine Tasting for Two at Three Local Wineries (call ahead to request wineries), Use of Mercedes Vehicle (based on availability) Cooking Demonstration at Evangeline - Calistoga's newest bistro with Chef Gustavo Rios and Lunch for Two at Evangeline after Cooking Demonstration.
Wine Expert, Simon Littler will give a talk and wine tasting from regions around the world to help decipher the complex and sometime scary world of wine. Old world, new world, why and how are wines different, ask away and taste some stunning wines while learning.
Fiji Island Estate Vacation for up to 6 people
A personal resort vacation valued at more than $25,000; includes full accommodation and all meals at a remarkable oceanfront estate – one of the world’s great locations.
Fiji is 9.5 hour direct flight from Los Angeles. Fiji is comprised of more than 300 tropical islands. The estate is on the second-largest island (Vanua Levu), and comes with a 3-acre island of its own, just 1000-feet offshore.
10-acre oceanfront estate of 15-buildings
25-acre organic farm
Private guesthouses connected to the Main House by bridges that run through the rainforest
Fluent English-speaking staff including housekeepers, groundskeepers, a trained vegan chef, and even an on-site massage therapist
Salt-water swimming pool literally cut into the reef
On site artesian well producing ‘Fiji Water’
On Board the Yacht Ellie Mae, ten lucky sailors will spend an afternoon aboard the 48' foot Ellie Mae sailing yacht. This high performance luxury yacht has raced on San Francisco Bay and cruised around the world. You'll see the Bay from a magnificent vantage point, on the water, as you sail around Alcatraz and whiz by the Golden Gate Bridge.
Includes a gourmet picnic lunch and drinks on Angel Island. The owners and crew are Scott and Elissa Van Deursen (4th grade parents) and David Anderman, with 30+ years experience racing and sailing the Bay.
Fun dates to consider are: Rolex Big Boat Series (September 19 or 20, 2015) or Fleet Week (October 10 & 11, 2015.
Comments from last year's winners:You really out did yourself providing what was the most memorable and fun experience I have ever had on the SF Bay (potentially on the water). You were such great hosts! Hats off to Cap'n David for putting us in the prime spot for every major event while keeping his cool and his sense of humor. Elissa made it so easy for the rest of us to kick back and do nothing! Thanks again for an incredible experience!