Heart & Soul of Nashville
- 2 tickets to 2 Nashville Wine Auction 2019 events
- 4 nights’ accommodations for 2 at The Thompson
- Nashville music experience for 2 on Wednesday or Thursday
- 2 tickets for the Grand Ole Opry, including post-show tour tickets
- 2 tickets to Patsy Cline Museum, Johnny Cash Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame
- Breakfast or brunch for 2 at Biscuit Love
- Lunch for 2 at Arnold’s Country Kitchen
Nashville is known for its vibrant country music scene, but its food, art and culture scene make it just as attractive to those who don’t know their George Strait from their Dierks Bentley…and two lucky souls get to explore one of Travel + Leisure ‘s “Friendliest Cities in the World” as guests of Nashville Wine Auction at Pairings in February 2019.
Upon arrival, you’ll check in to the Thompson Nashville, a luxury boutique hotel located in The Gulch district, for four nights. For your first night in town, your hosts will have reservations arranged for you at one of these legendary music venues: The Bluebird Café, The Station Inn, or 3rd & Lindsley.
On February 21, you’ll visit The Johnny Cash Museum, The Patsy Cline Museum and The Country Music Hall of Fame. Between visits, enjoy a true Southern lunch at Arnold’s Country Kitchen, a James Beard American Classics Award winner that’s been a favorite of the “meat and three” crowd for decades.
On February 22, use your “Skip the Line” pass to tuck into brunch at Nashville’s favorite, Biscuit Love. But save room, because later you’ll attend the Nashville Wine Auction’s Wined Up! where you’ll taste wines from West Coast vintners and sample bites from featured chefs, all while bidding on wine and luxury items in the Silent Auction.
On February 23, enjoy some free time on your own to visit the Frist Art Museum, wander the Lower Broadway Honky Tonks, browse the Cheekwood botanical gardens, tour world-famous music studios, or simply relax. Whatever you choose, save some energy for the evening, when you’ll take part in the Nashville Wine Auction’s Pairings Dinner and Live Auction, a delightful gathering featuring a five-course meal showcasing wine and cuisine from featured vintners and chefs.
A trip to Music City wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its most famous site, so also included are two tickets to either the February 22 or 23 show and the post-show tour at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. This American icon showcases a mix of country legends and contemporary chart toppers who have followed in their footsteps.
Four days to enjoy Southern hospitality and genuine American creativity at its best.
Note: Available only for 2019 Nashville Wine Auction, February 21-23. Lunch at Arnold’s available weekdays only.
Donated by: Nashville Wine Auction, The Thompson, Grand Ole Opry
A Celebration of Life & Its Finer Things
- Dinner for 8 prepared by Ken Frank at LaToque
- Rare wines pulled from Tor Kenward’s and James Laube’s private cellars
Acclaimed chef Ken Frank of La Toque, vintner Tor Kenward of TOR Wines and Wine Spectator Senior Editor James Laube have joined forces to offer a very special evening. The three will host your party of eight for dinner at La Toque in celebration of the spirit of their friend, philanthropist and bon vivant Archie McLaren, founder of the Central Coast Wine Auction.
Tor and James have assembled a thoughtful selection of rare wines from Napa Valley and beyond from their personal cellars. Chef Frank will preside over the multi-course dinner at his Michelin-starred French restaurant paired to these exceptional wines:
From Tor’s cellar, Krug Champagne, TOR Reserve Chardonnay 2016, and TOR To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
James has selected Genuflection Pinot Noir California 2013, Blue Farm Carneros Pinot Noir 2013, Saxon Grenache Paso Robles 2007.
An evening filled with the finest wine and food, enjoyed in the gracious company of those whose life work is dedicated to the enjoyment and celebration of both.
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Donors: Ken Frank, Tor Kenward, James Laube, and La Toque
A Las Vegas State of Mind
- 3-day, 2-night stay for 2 in a deluxe room at ARIA Resort
- Roundtrip tickets for 2 on JetSuiteX
- 2 Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas tickets
- Dinner for 2 at STK Las Vegas
- Dinner for 2 at Nobu
- Ground transportation for 2 between ARIA and Las Vegas airport
The desert comes to life at night—and for nightlife, there’s no better place than Las Vegas. With this lot you’ll enjoy some of the best and brightest talent this resort city in the sand has to offer.
Touch down in style via JetSuiteX, which flies between private terminals. You’ll depart from Oakland on board a beautifully appointed 30-person plane and arrive in Vegas ready to go—no lines to check in, no cattle-call boarding, no baggage claim to slow you down.
Continue in high style with a two-night stay in a deluxe room at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the ARIA consists of two elegant curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center, with artwork incorporated throughout the interior of the building. It boasts restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, 215,000 square feet of pool area and an 80,000 square-foot salon and spa for your rest, relaxation, and enjoyment.
But we have three excellent reasons for you to leave this lavish setting.
One evening you’ll dine at Nobu Restaurant, a glamorous destination presenting acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s high-end Japanese cuisine. The other, switch it up with chef Stephen Hopcraft’s modern steak house tasting dinner menu at the lively, chic and ultramodern STK Las Vegas.
You’ll also enjoy two tickets to your choice of amazing Cirque du Soleil shows, each filled with evocative music, mind-bending illusion, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pure artistry.
It’s a three-day feast for your senses that’ll fly by, but the calm comfort of your JetSuiteX flight home will ensure a smooth transition back to reality.
Note: JetSuiteX flight must be taken prior to September 7, 2019, with minimum 10-day advance booking required, is subject to availability and restrictions apply. Not applicable to pop-up flights or holiday weekends. Hotel is available Sunday – Thursday only and excludes holidays; must be used prior to October 1, 2019; and is non-transferable. Nobu dinner not available holidays. STK dinner available Sunday – Thursday, not valid for holidays or special events. Cirque du Soleil show availability, show days/times are subject to change without notice.
Donors: ARIA Resort, Cirque du Soleil, JetSuiteX, Nobu Restaurant Las Vegas, and STK Las Vegas
Score a 100-Point Evening at Trinchero Napa Valley
- Tasting of wines rated 100 points by Robert Parker’s “Wine Advocate” for 18
- Dinner for 18
- After-dinner port & cigars for 18
- Cheese pairing & cheesemaking demonstration for 18
- 1 magnum of wine per couple
Savor what are arguably some of the finest wines to be found: wines that have scored the elusive 100 points from Robert Parker’s “Wine Advocate” as just one part of this memorable experience, hosted by vintners Bob and Maria Torres and Tony and Leigh Anne Torres.
After the opportunity to taste, compare and contrast these gems, you’ll be well primed for continuing to enjoy the finer things in life throughout the evening
Start with a cheesemaking demonstration and a hands-on pairing of an array of delectable cheeses. Your palate refreshed, you’ll next enjoy a private tour of the cellar and a barrel tasting.
After all this, meet your gracious hosts in the reserve library for a lavish five-course dinner prepared by chef James Houghton and paired with a selection of fine wines. To conclude your evening, enjoy cigars and Port under the stars on the Solera patio.
Upon departure, each couple will receive a magnum of Trinchero Napa Valley wine, signed by the winemaker, as a memento of this evening of sheer perfection.
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Donor: Trinchero Family Estates
Leading Ladies Lunch
Buy-In Lot for 30
- Luncheon at Far Niente with Beth Nickel, Lydia Mondavi, Amelia Ceja and Herta Peju
- 4 bottles of wine
Enjoy a fascinating peek into the inner workings of the world of wine during an intimate lunch with four of the leading ladies of wine.
Beth Nickel, proprietor of Far Niente Winery, invites you to join her and three fellow female vintners—Lydia Mondavi of Folio Fine Wines, Amelia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards and Herta Peju of Peju Winery—in the lush garden on the grounds of Far Niente Winery for an inspiring and entertaining afternoon.
Your hosts each have been instrumental in founding, growing, and leading iconic wine brands, so during this special lunch, prepared by Far Niente Executive Chef Sarah Walz and paired with wines from all four hosts’ wineries, they’ll divulge their personal stories, delve into the insights they’ve gained, and dish a little wine country lore.
In addition, each leading lady will bring a favorite wine from her winery to give each guest as a memento of this magical afternoon.
Note: Bidding for this buy-a-seat lot starts at $1000 per person. Date for lunch is April 12, 2019, and is not changeable.
Donors: Beth Nickel, Lydia Mondavi, Amelia Ceja and Herta Peju
Paradise in the Wilds of Alaska
Three day/four night all inclusive trip for two to Favorite Bay Lodge
- 3-day/4-night stay for 2 at Favorite Bay Lodge
- Roundtrip airfare for 2 via floatplane between Juneau and the Lodge
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 2 each day
- 3 days of your choice of guided activities for 2
- Processing and packaging of up to 50 pounds of fish per person, with freight to Juneau
Experience the grandeur of Alaska’s Inside Passage with three days of guided activities and a four-night stay in luxury accommodations.
Nestled on a peaceful inlet surrounded by the placid waters of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage is Favorite Bay Lodge. Its luxurious accommodations and cuisine, knowledgeable guides and unobstructed views of the water’s edge and the mountains, has made it a favorite retreat of leaders, writers, seasoned outdoorsmen and families alike.
With just 12 spacious guestrooms, the experience is intimate and personalized. The property’s chef de cuisine provides full breakfasts and lunches, and prepares four-course dinners nightly that feature local seafood and meats.
Build up an appreciative appetite for the chef’s offerings with your choice of activities each day, led by local, seasoned guides. The area is a sportfishing paradise. Saltwater fishing offers five species of Pacific salmon and a variety of rockfish, and the Lodge’s large, comfortable boats are fully equipped for your expedition. Freshwater fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fly fishing or ulta-light spin-casting for native Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and spawning salmon.
You can also kayak on Mitchell Bay, hike through the largest temperate rain forest in North America, watch humpback whales and pods of orcas, or pull traps for Alaskan Dungeness crab and sweet spot prawns, which the chef will prepare for you upon your return. You can also join the chef in the kitchen for a cooking class tailored to your interest.
With the splendor of this unique location and the array of Favorite Bay Lodge’s offerings, this experience can probably check not one, but several, items off your bucket list.
Note: Subject to availability for the 2019 season (June 20-September 7, 2019). Package is non-transferable. Airfare to/from Juneau not included. Gratuities, fishing licenses and shipping above standard 50-lb allowance not included.
Donor: Favorite Bay Lodge
The Cellar Master
Curated collection of Wine of the Year wines (one case)
Each year since 1988, editors of Wine Spectator have selected one wine of the year from the thousands reviewed. Choosing one wine from the 18,000 wines that are reviewed each year demands tough decisions, and being chosen Wine of the Year has become one of wine’s greatest distinctions, as well as one of wine’s most sought-after bottlings.
Most Wines of the Year are long gone and impossible to find, but we’ve done the footwork for you, having secured 12 domestic wines of the year.
1990: Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1986
1994: Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 1990
1999: Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Cinq Cépages 1996
2003: Paloma Spring Mountain Merlot 2001
2005: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia 2002. Presented in a magnum.
2009: Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve 2005
2010: Saxum Paso Robles James Berry Vineyard 2007
2011: Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2009. Presented in a double magnum.
2012: Shafer Vineyards Napa Valley Relentless 2008
2015: Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Au Paradis 2012. Presented in a magnum.
2016: Lewis Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013
2017: Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 2014. Presented in a magnum.
You’ll have the cellar of a lifetime with these wines of the year.
Donors: Beringer Vineyards, Caymus Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Lewis Cellars, Dalla Terra, Duckhorn Wine Co., Paloma Vineyards, Peter Michael Winery, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Kosta Browne Winery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Saxum Vineyards, and Shafer Vineyards
A High-Flying Salute to Koerner Rombauer
Private scenic air tour for 8 of Napa Valley and SF Bay in a historic 1939 Douglas DC-3 Plane. Includes light bites on-board
- Aerial tour of Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay for 8 aboard a 1939 Douglas DC-3
- In-flight wine and light bites for 8
- Lunch for 8 with KR Rombauer at Bistro Don Giovanni
- Private tour and tasting for 8 at Rombauer Vineyards with KR Rombauer
- 7 magnums of wine, as noted
“Flying and winemaking are both mystical, magical things. The magic of flying is that it allows you to leave behind all that binds you to the earth. The magic of winemaking is that you create something with your own hands, from your own piece of earth, that lasts for years. If you turn out a wine that can score the highest points, or highest bid, it’s like breaking out at minimums, right over the runway numbers, knowing you’ve nailed the approach.” – Koerner Rombauer
With this lot we celebrate the memory of Koerner Rombauer—a dear friend, longtime supporter, and consummate patriot—his passion for flying and making wine, his deep generosity and his love of family and country.
So to start, you’ll take to the skies Koerner loved and knew so well, departing Napa County Airport for a private, scenic aerial 40-minute tour of Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay in an historic 1939 Douglas DC-3 owned and operated by Golden Age Tours. On board, Golden Age Tours’ Richard Martin will share the historical significance of this plane—as well as details about its upcoming world tour, which will include crossing the English Channel in mass formation, with paratroopers jumping into the historic drop zones of Normandy, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Koerner’s son, KR, will also host this flight, sharing stories of Koerner’s love of aviation—first as a pilot in the Air National Guard and then as a commercial pilot for Braniff International Airways. You’ll sip wines from the family’s winery, served with light bites, during this experience.
Once you return to Earth, learn more of Koerner’s other, more “grounded” passion: wine. KR will host a lunch for the eight of you at Bistro Don Giovanni, paired with a selection of Rombauer wines. Another day, he’ll host you for a private tour and tasting at Rombauer Vineyards, where you’ll receive six magnums of select Rombauer Vineyards wines, signed by KR, for your own cellar.
And to whet your appetite until then, you’ll take home this evening a magnum of Rombauer’s acclaimed Chardonnay.
We raise our glasses and paddles tonight in gratitude for this gentleman of the sky and land we were so fortunate to call a friend.
Note: Flight must be taken by March 31, 2019. All events are to be scheduled for mutually agreeable date.
Donors: Richard Martin, Golden Age Tours, KR Rombauer, and Rombauer Vineyards
A Week in the City of Eternal Spring
7 night stay for 2 in Medellin, Colombia; stay in luxury apartment, transport to/from airport, housekeeping, use of Range Rover Evoque during entire stayT
- 7 nights’ accommodations for 2 in a luxury flat in Medellin, Colombia, with maid service
- 3 private guided tours for 2
- Private dinner for 2 prepared by a local chef
- Use of Range Rover Evoque during entire stay
- Transportation for 2 to/from airport
Embark on an unimaginable journey to the gorgeous South American gem known as the City of Eternal Spring, Medellin, Colombia.
Once known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Medellín has been named “one of the most livable cities in South America” by Conde Nast Traveler and has become one of its most desirable tourist destinations—a stunning valley that is a nature lover and adventurer’s paradise.
Upon your arrival into Jose Maria Cordová airport, your private transportation will usher you to your urban oasis in the El Poblado district, high above the city. A seven-night stay with daily maid service at this dreamy flat will spoil you and quickly become your home away from home.
Your most difficult decisions will be whether to relax poolside with homemade sangria or to embark on one of the incredible journeys throughout the region with your private tour guide. Dozens of options await you: horseback riding through the forest, a day at a coffee farm, an ATV ride through a river or paragliding over the city’s mountaintops. Whatever you choose, the highlight is sure to be a candlelight dinner on your balcony with cuisine prepared in-house by a local private chef. Transport outside of the airport and tours is provided through the use of a Range Rover Evoque.
Beinvenidos a Colombia!
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Air transportation not included.
Donors:: Cameron Silva and Chateau De Noir Holdings, Inc.
A Feast for the Senses with Jean-Charles Boisset
- Champagne reception for 14
- 14-course private dinner for 14
Thirteen might be a lucky number, but for you, 14 is even better! Win this lot and your good fortune will be a journey for the senses, courtesy of the creative imagination of vintner/bon vivant Jean-Charles Boisset.
Together with Raymond Vineyards Winemaker Stephanie Putnam and Culinary Director Victor Scargle, Jean-Charles will host you and thirteen guests for a private dinner at an undisclosed, hidden location.
Begin the night with a private Champagne reception at the inspiring JCB Salon Privé in Yountville, before being whisked away to your secret location.
In this hidden home awaits a feast that is a progressive escalation of the senses: a gastronomic journey of 14 courses—the likes of which you have not tasted before—each served with its ideal vinous counterpart.
Dare to indulge in a world of imagination and splendor, living deeply in the moment, knowing that you will return with only your memories – no cameras or cell phones allowed!
A most fortunate evening of delights and experiences to enthrall your palate, your mind, and your emotions!
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Donors: Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond Vineyards
SeaDream Mediterranean Yacht Voyage
- 7-night Mediterranean excursion for 2 in a double-occupancy “Yacht Club” stateroom, Deck 3
- Meals, wine, open bar, activities and gratuities included
Explore the Mediterranean as few can with a seven-night luxury excursion aboard a SeaDream yacht. Select from a number of voyages, each off ering a remarkably diff erent experience than any other cruise, both on board and off .
Each voyage travels through some of the most iconic waterways of the region, and as you’re sailing aboard a small luxury yacht, not a ship, you’ll have access to some of the most intimate and interesting ports, hidden yachting harbors, and destinations.
On board, the experience is just as exceptional. SeaDream’s 56-stateroom yachts are appreciated for their elegant informality, and every stateroom off ers ocean views. A nearly 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio ensures personalized service that meets and exceeds expectations.
Everything is included, from fi ve-star dining with wine, to the open bar, the luxury Thai-certifi ed spa, the golf simulator, and even the gratuities. You’ll also have complimentary use of water sports and mountain bikes during port stops. So, it’s your choice whether to be pampered and relaxed, or active and adventurous, as you sail the Mediterranean on this luxurious voyage of a lifetime.
NOTE: Trip must be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date between May-October 2019. Trip does not include airfare or ground transportation. Port and other service fees are extra.
DONORS: SeaDream Yacht Club
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The story of our lives is told in the moments we share—moments that become lasting memories of the people we cherish. Your support allows Collabria Care to help patients, participants, and families celebrate these special moments through the course of much-needed Alzheimer’s, palliative, or hospice care.
By giving freely tonight, you help ensure that our services can be freely given to others. In recognition of this valuable care, donations to this year’s gala Fund-a-Need will support the important work of our Day Program. Here are examples of the impact your gift can have:
$25,000—200 days of Adult Day Health Care
$10,000—1,400 nutritious lunches for participants
$5,000—75 Alzheimer’s consultations for family caregivers
$2,500—62 professional sessions for those suffering early memory loss
$1,000—One week of round-trip bus transportation for 64 participants
$500—1 month of art therapy and horticultural therapy supplies
$250–2 days of Adult Day Health Care
An Evening on Top of the World
- Dinner for 10 at Barnett Vineyards prepared by chef Mark Dommen and served with Barnett wines
- Sparkling wine reception
- Transportation to/from dinner
It just so happens that not only do our board members know how to lead an organization, they know how to throw a fabulous party, and they have planned a perfect one for you.
You will be the special guests of hosts Fiona and Hal Barnett at Barnett Vineyards, located at the top of Spring Mountain, for this private dinner party. Collabria Care board members will be there to toast, host, serve, and fête you, all evening long.
You’ll arrive in style, courtesy of a luxury van provided by Napa Valley Limousine Services. Festivities start on a high note with a sparkling wine reception, where you’ll sip Domaine Carneros Le Reve, a classic tête de cuvée of the winery’s finest Blanc de Blancs, while taking in the sweeping views of Napa Valley below.
Then take your seat for a feast prepared by Mark Dommen, the Michelin-starred executive chef/partner at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco. You’ll enjoy Mark’s inspired cuisine served by our able board and paired with an array of Barnett Vineyards’ acclaimed wines.
Scintillating conversation and delicious wines will flow long into the evening, until your chariot returns you safely home from this most magical soiree.
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date prior to September 30, 2019.
Donors: Fiona and Hal Barnett, Barnett Vineyards, Domaine Carneros, Collabria Care Board of Directors, Mark Dommen, One Market, and Napa Valley Limousine Services
HIGH VALUE MAGNUMS
Add depth, breadth, and bragging rights to your personal cellar with this collection of large-format, small-production Napa Valley wines, prized by oenophiles the world over.
2014 Caymus Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2012 Colgin Cellars Cabernet Based Blend
2014 Corra Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 David Arthur Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Harlan Estate Oakville Red
2013 Jones Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Opus One Winery Oakville Bordeaux Blend
2014 Staglin Family Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 The Napa Valley Reserve Red Blend
2012 Animo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – from the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. Bottle will be engraved and personalized with the name of the auction winner.
2014 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Donors: All wines donated by the respective producers above.
Day at Wing & Barrel
Buy-a-Seat Lot for 20
March 29, 2019
- LOT14Shooting instruction and sporting clay shooting, including Beretta guns, clay targets, cartridges, and ear and eye protection
- Field-to-table lunch with wine in clubhouse
- Post-lunch wine and cigars on the terrace
- Day hosted by US Congressman Mike Thompson and Bob Torres
Enjoy fine Italian shotguns and iconic Napa Valley wines at this exceptional day, hosted by US Congressman Mike Thompson and vintner/gala honorary chair Bob Torres.
Wing & Barrel Ranch, a private shooting and outdoor lifestyle club located on 1,000+ acres in Sonoma Valley, is one of only 14 premium Beretta dealers in the US and boasts one of the top British-style shooting courses in the US, designed by Chris Batha.
Here, you’ll have access to both these most coveted shotguns and this unequaled course. The National Sporting Clays Association instructors will polish your skills at shooting sporting clays, and you’ll play through 15 stations with nine targets each, spread across more than 40 acres—this truly is golf with a shotgun!
After a morning honing your skill on the trigger, return to the clubhouse for a sumptuous field-to-table lunch paired with Trinchero Family wines and prepared by Wing & Barrel Ranch’s private chef. After the meal, sit back and relax while enjoying another glass of wine and a fine Padrone 1964 Anniversary Exclusivos Natural cigar on the terrace around the fire pit. The perfect finale to an exceptional day in the field.
Note: Bidding for this buy-a-seat lot starts at $750 per person. Available only on Friday, March 29, 2019. No previous shooting experience required. Guests must be 21 or older.
Donors: Valerie & Robert Peebles, US Congressman Mike Thompson, Bob Torres, and Padrone Cigars
See the Stars Come Out in Austin
- 2 tickets to 2019 Mack, Jack & McConaughey event, including: 2 VIP reception tickets and 2 mezzanine suite seats for Thursday evening gala, 1 golfer in Friday golf tournament, 1 seat at Friday fashion runway show and luncheon, and 2 floor seats to Friday Jack & Friends concert
- 3 nights’ accommodations for 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin
- Commemorative event poster signed by Mack, Jack and McConaughey
Join Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown in Austin, TX, for the 2019 Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M).
Since the two-day event launched in 2013, the nonprofit has given nearly $7.5 million dollars to charitable organizations dedicated to children’s education, health and wellness, and attracts an “A” list of performers.
When you arrive in Austin on April 25, check in to the Four Seasons Hotel Austin for your three-night stay. That night, you’ll hit the MJ&M VIP reception and enjoy mezzanine suite seats for the kickoff gala at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The evening features a headlining concert hosted by Mack, Jack, and Matthew McConaughey.
Friday is jam packed with two simultaneous events so you’ll divide and conquer to take it all in: one of you will take part in the golf tournament held at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club—rated as one of the top courses in Texas by Golf Digest and featuring celebrities and talent from across the country—and the other will attend a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose.
The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter lineup of talent unmatched by any other event. Take in the stellar lineup from your two floor seats.
After that, you’ll have Saturday to explore on your own the sights, sounds and culture of Austin. You’ll depart on Sunday with a commemorative poster signed by Mack, Jack and McConaughey and the event’s performers, a perfect memento of your weekend in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Note: Available only for 2019 event, on April 25 & 26. Hotel available only for nights of April 25, 26 and 27, 2019.
Donors: Mack, Jack & McConaughey, Four Seasons Hotel Austin
All in the Family Bocce & Winemaker Dinner
- Bocce with wine for 16
- Barbecue dinner for 16
- 1 large-format bottle of wine, as noted
Wine and bocce both go back in time for millennia. Both are simple to enjoy, and even better when enjoyed together, so put your bocce skills to test—or learn from the best—with this enjoyable afternoon filled with friendly competition, fine wines and a wine country barbecue with father/son winemakers Nate Weis and Michael Weis, and Trinchero Napa Valley’s Bob Torres.
You’ll meet Nate, winemaker for Silver Oak, his father, Michael, winemaker for Groth Vineyards & Winery, and Bob at Trinchero Napa Valley’s bocce court, with its stunning views of rolling vineyards. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of bocce with the Weises, as they share wines from their respective wineries and stories of Napa Valley, its wines, and its wine families.
As day winds down into evening, gather with your hosts for a barbecue dinner, prepared courtesy of the Trinchero Napa Valley culinary team. Wines from Trinchero, Groth and Silver Oak will complete the table, and provide the perfect way to celebrate this day of ancient sport and newfound friends.
For your cellar, you’ll take home this evening a 1.5L Silver Oak 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, courtesy of Nate.
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Donors: Nate Weis, Michael Weis, Bob Torres, Silver Oak Cellars, Groth Vineyards & Winery, and Trinchero Napa Valley
Sports Fanatic’s Dream
- 4 tickets to September 14 San Francisco Giants game
- 4 tickets to October 7 San Francisco 49ers game
- 4 tickets to November 3 San Jose Sharks game
- 4 passes for on-field viewing of pre-game batting practice from Brandon Crawford
- 49ers jersey signed by Richard Sherman
Fill your fall with feats of athleticism and Bay Area team pride with tickets to some of the hottest games around.
First, an evening with the boys of summer. You’ll head to AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies game on Friday evening, September 14. Be sure to arrive early, because not only will you watch the game from your primo seats (Section DC115, row BBB) you’ll view batting practice before the game on the field thanks to none other than Bay Area native/Giants super shortstop Brandon Crawford.
Three weeks later, you’re off to Levi’s Stadium to see new-to-SF faces Jimmy Garoppolo and Richard Sherman and the rest of the San Francisco 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, October 7. Your four seats are in Section C140, row 19. In addition, you’ll receive a 49ers jersey autographed by Richard Sherman.
Then head to San Jose on Saturday, November 3, to see the San Jose Sharks play the Philadelphia Flyers. Puck hits the ice at 7:30pm, and you’ll take in the game from Section 116, row 1.
Three games in three months…the perfect sports hat trick!
Note: Tickets are only available for these dates and seats. Winning bidder must arrive at AT&T Park no later than 4:30 pm to view batting practice. Photo ID will be required to pick up on-field passes.
Donors: Pace Supply, David Rokeach, and BODYARMOR Sports Drink
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
- Dinner for 8 paired with wines at Ellman Family Vineyards
- $3,000 gift certificate for luxury mattress
Enjoy not only a fabulous evening in the eastern foothills of Napa Valley, but a perfect night’s rest in preparation for it—and for many, many nights to come—all courtesy of brothers Neil and Lance Ellman, owners of Ellman Family Vineyards.
To start, a $3,000 gift certificate for you to select your ideal luxury mattress from the Ellmans’ mattress company, to be delivered and set up in your home.
Then join the brothers for dinner at the estate of the new Ellman Family Vineyards, located south of Stags Leap in the foothills west of Atlas Peak. You’ll enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by a local chef and paired with Ellman wines—current releases as well as a surprise wine or two from the library—all crafted by acclaimed winemaker Andy Erickson.
The wine, the food, and the company all promise to fill your head with the sweetest of dreams when you return home for another restful slumber.
Note: To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Fore for Four at Sawgrass
- Foursome at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
- 4 weekly hospitality house tickets for 2019 THE PLAYERS Championship
- $200 gift certificate to Aqua Grill
- $250 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Join fellow golf lovers at TPC Sawgrass to see who takes the win in one of the most coveted PGA championship titles, THE PLAYERS. Then return another time to play this historic course with your own foursome.
You have four weekly hospitality house tickets to the 2019 THE PLAYERS Championship, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL March 14-17, 2019. The all-inclusive food and beverage tickets provide a spectacular view of the par 5 16th hole from fairway to green, and the world-famous 17th island hole during the championship. The first true “Stadium Course,” TPC Sawgrass was designed to improve the overall on-site fan experience.
Then it’s your turn! You have the choice to play this same course either in December 2018-Jan 2019 or June – August, 2019. The beauty of this course is the design favors no particular player or style of play. The result is a truly balanced course that has been honored by multiple golf publications as a top golf destination.
You’ll also enjoy two superb dinners while in Ponte Vedra. The first evening you are invited to the award-winning Aqua Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach, a favorite with locals and visitors alike for its elevated American steak & seafood dishes. The second evening Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will host you with their handcrafted cocktails, superb steaks, and award-winning wine list.
Note: Foursome valid December 1, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019, and June 1 – Aug 31, 2019, and is subject to availability. Reservations may be booked up to 30 days in advance. Dinner reservations required and subject to availability.
Donors: PGA, Aqua Grill, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse