Haute Event: Sonoma Wine Auction Launch Hosted by Elisabeth Thieriot

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President of The Lionss Gate Corporation and philanthropist Elisabeth Thieriot hosted a intimate wine tasting event at her Tiburon home  On July 28th, to celebrate the upcoming charitable Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction on Sunday, September 4th at Cline Cellars in Sonoma Wine Country.

Sonoma Wineries in attendance included:

Benziger Family Winery

Co-­owner Kathy Benziger and husband Todd Threlkeld

Buena Vista Carneros

Owner Jean‐Charles Boisset, Head Of Sales Spencer Cole Boisset

Captûre Wines

Co‐founder Ben Sharp, Marketing manager Alex Finn

Chateau St. Jean

Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren

Dutton Estate Winery

Co-owner Tracy Dutton

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Executive Vice President Eva Bertran

Hanzell Vineyards

Gary Saperstein, Michael McNeill

Iron Horse Vineyards

Owner Joy Sterling

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Marketing Director Wendy Brooks

Schug Carneros Estate

Owner Walter Schug

Other notable guests: Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director Honore Comfort Sonoma Valley Growers & Vinters Alliance Executive Director Maureen Cottingham,  Movie producer Hans Uhlig and wife Miso Shin, Tiffany & Co. Chief Tom Carroll and wife Carolyn Fairmont, Hotels Chief Tom Klein and wife Barbara, XOJET’s Ye-Hui Lu, Carolyn Stone, Patrick Jude, Christina de Limur, Paul Holm & Bruce Mahood, Deborah & Steven Rocha, Ethel & Gene Daly, David Swig of Bonhams Motorcars Auctions, Doug Davidson and Gary D’Urso of Bonhams Fine & Rare Wine Auctions, Gilt City’s Simmone Chadden and The Bar Method’s Dannah Lewis.

This charitable auction is the feather in the cap of the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend which occurs over the Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th. The proceeds from this auction help and support numerous charitable organizations in Sonoma County.

Tickets are selling fast! Check out the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend website for additional information and to purchase your Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction tickets!

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Photography: Drew Altizer

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