Vintners with organic estate vines - including Hamel Family Estate, Stone Edge, and Kamen Estate Wines - participated in two very exciting lots.
LOT 11 - HAMEL FAMILY ESTATE - Raised $250,000
The Hamel family made headlines for its lavish, high roller 6 course dinner for 25 couples featuring a culinary dream team of 6 James Beard Award winning chefs.
The chefs include Gary Danko, Craig Stoll of Delfina, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, Tory Miller of L’Etoile, Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park; and Belinda Leong of Manresa and b. patisserie.
LOT 27 - THE STARS OF MOON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT AVA - Raised $140,000
Vintners in the newly designated appellation of Moon Mountain District AVA (on the Sonoma side of Mt. Veeder) put together a luxe weekend long tour for four complete with gourmet meals, wine tasting and accommodations.
The winners will enjoy a guided tour of the area, including a helicopter ride, and a private tasting and dinner at Kamen Estate with vintner Robert Kamen, vineyard manager Phil Coturri and winemaker Mark Herold. A catered brunch on Sunday at Stone Edge's beautiful Silver Cloud estate caps off the weekend.
Enjoy these photos from the official FB page for the auction:
|Mike Benziger of Benziger Family Wines - on the left - with friends|
|Jean Charles Boisset with his Biodynamically grown estate Pinot|
|The auction proceeds support local charities, including reading programs|
|On the left - John Lasseter of Lasseter Family Vineyards - with a friend|