Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker - Seminar, Tour, Tasting, 3-night Stay

Bidding Supports: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Duncans Mills, CA)

Item Number
167
Value:
Priceless
Online Close:
Dec 4, 2019 4:00 PM PST

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Description

Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker
Intimate Blending Seminar, Winery Tours & Tastings, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 3-Night Stay for 2


This Experience Includes:
Intimate blending seminar for 2 at Imagery Estate Winery, Sonoma
Tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma
Tour and tasting for 2 at Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma
3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (1 king or 1 queen bed) at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Daily breakfast for 2
Winspire booking & concierge service
 
Imagery Estate Winery (Sonoma)
Dedicated to crafting small quantities of rare wines from uncommon varieties and character rich vineyards, Imagery Estate Winery was born of a thirst for experimentation and willingness to take risks. Enjoy the craft of wine blending with an intimate hands-on seminar.  Whether you’re deconstructing a Tuscan field blend or a classic Bordeaux, your wine educator will teach and taste you through what each wine component brings to the final creation as you see first-hand how Imagery creates their award-winning wines. Enjoy Imagery’s creativity, individuality and imagination while you browse through the gallery that boasts the largest collection of wine label art in the world, commissioned for Imagery Estate wine labels.


Chateau St. Jean (Sonoma)
Enjoy a tasting for two.  Experience the Sonoma wine lifestyle. Delight in a flight of wines as you relax in our 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of our Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. Hosted on the Chateau Patio, weather permitting, or in the Chateau Dining Room. This tasting is accompanied with an artisan cheese plate.


Benziger Family Winery (Sonoma)
Enjoy a tour and tasting for two. Benziger Family Winery is dedicated to crafting wines of uncommon character that reveal the unique characteristics of the individual vineyards and offers the best expression of Sonoma County winegrowing. A visit to Benziger Family Winery includes a tour of our vineyards and Wine Cave, where guests learn about our biodynamic growing procedures, the history of the winery, the family and the property.
 
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (one king or one queen bed) including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this resort blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. The spa's inspiring architecture reveals pools, baths, and treatment areas unique in the West. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and based on the benefits of the property's thermal mineral springs. Santé Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Recipient of the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond award, Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive this accolade. Condé Nast Traveler said "it's worth a special trip just to eat here" and Gourmet Magazine calls the food "the best of the new Wine Country style." It was recently one of the few hotel restaurants in the United States to be awarded a Michelin star rating.


NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.

Special Instructions

All booking information will be provided to the winning bidder at the live event or mailed within a week of the auction closing.


In approximately 2-4 weeks after the auction you will receive a redemption email with information about your travel package as well as detailed instructions on how to proceed with the complimentary booking service.  


Winspire Booking & Concierge Service 
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included.