The 12 Napa Valley Festival del Sole Auction Lots That You Need to Bid On Now!

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We’re just days away from the start of the 10th landmark season of Napa Valley Festival del Sole, the annual 10-day cultural festival that epitomizes the heart of California’s celebrated wine region.The premier event kicks off Friday, July 17 and runs through Sunday, July 26 throughout the Valley. Concerts, patron dinners, fashion shows and lots more are on tap, but the highlight will be the Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood, which takes place July 19 at the posh resort. The celebration, Hollywood & Vine, will be reminiscent of the glittering nightclub scene of Hollywood’s Golden Era, featuring the multi-talented Kevin Spacey singing standards from the swing era and popular classics from the Great American Songbook. The glitzy evening will culminate in a high-energy live auction featuring a dozen exclusive luxury lots. Proceeds from the auction make possible the festival’s free and low-cost concert opportunities for local residents, as well as grants to bolster Napa County public school arts education initiatives and Napa Valley Youth Symphony scholarships. We’ve got the skinny on all 12 of the auction lots. Can’t attend but see an auction lot that piques your interest? Place an absentee bid on any lot. For the full description of each lot and to bid, visit http://festivaldelsole.org/calendar-and-passes/festival-gala-auction/

Lot 1 Red Carpet Premiere with Kevin Spacey

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LOT 1
RED CARPET PREMIERE
WITH KEVIN SPACEY: ELVIS & NIXON
Passes for four to attend the premiere of Kevin Spacey’s new film, Elvis & Nixon
Walk the red carpet with the cast & crew
Meet & greet with Kevin Spacey
An autographed film script
Two nights luxury hotel accommodations
Private transfers throughout your stay

Lot 2 Viva La Vida

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LOT 2
VIVA LA VIDA
Seven-night South American adventure in Argentina and Uruguay
Lunch & wine tasting at Bodega Vistalba in Mendoza, Argentina
Four nights at O. Fournier winery in Mendoza, Argentina
Three nights at Alejandro Bulgheroni’s Bodega Garzón in Uruguay
Private transportation / transfers in-out
One VinGardeValise® wine suitcase

Lot 3 A Perfect Pairing Dalle Valle and Redd
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LOT 3
A PERFECT PAIRING: DALLA VALLE & REDD
Dinner for 10 at the home of Naoko Dalla Valle, prepared by Chef Richard Reddington
A magnum of 2011 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon
A magnum of 2011 Dalla Valle Maya

Lot 4 California Dreamin’ with Dariush

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LOT 4
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ WITH DARIOUSH
A seven-night coastal voyage for two with Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi
Your own personal Bentley for the trip
Accommodations at luxury hotels and resorts
Private dinners with Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi in Palos Verdes and Napa
Prime seats for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl
A helicopter tour or hike of the glorious redwood forest in Big Sur
Dinner reservations at one of San Francisco’s most celebrated restaurants
A collection-worthy, hand-painted 3L bottle of 2013 Darius II

 Lot 5 Bright Lights Big City
lot 5 bright lights big city

LOT 5
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
Five nights accommodation in a luxury apartment at
Exclusive Resorts’ Park Avenue Place
Walk-on cameo appearance in the revival of a Broadway classic
Guest-conducting appearance at The Phantom of the Opera
Dinner at Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia restaurant
Private shopping experience at the Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue flagship store, followed by dinner at The Polo Bar
Wine dinner hosted by QTR Wines proprietors Jessica and Natan Bibliowicz
One 1.5L Magnum of QTR Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2012

Lot 6 The Alpha and the Omega

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LOT 6
THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA
Three nights at Michelle and Robin Baggett’s estate
in Pebble Beach, California, for four
Sunset welcome dinner at Pèppoli at Pebble Beach
Horseback riding at the Baggett’s Cypress Stables
Dinner at the Baggett’s home with a hands-on BBQ lesson
Golf and Alpha Omega wine dinner at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Sailing and kayaking experience in Stillwater Cove
Lunch at Pebble Beach’s private Beach and Tennis Club
Bay cruise and “tailgate party” aboard the USS Alpha Omega
Luxury suite passes and VIP field visit at a San Francisco Giants game
One-year Alpha Omega Magnum Club membership

Lot 7 Founder’s Lot Cuba Libre!
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Lot 7 Founder’s Lot Cuba Libre!
LOT 7
FOUNDER’S LOT: CUBA LIBRE!
Educational and cultural exchange trip to Cuba with
Festival President & Co-Founder Rick Walker and his wife Karen
Dinner hosted by “Queen of Latin Pop” Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio
Private performances and auditions by top musicians and artists
Visit homes and studios of leading artists, poets and singer-songwriters
Tour historically significant locations in Old Havana
Dinners at private restaurants and estates by leading local chefs
Tobacco rolling lesson and rum education at Wingtip in San Francisco
Round-trip airfare and luxury accommodations

Lot 8 The Art of Life
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LOT 8
THE ART OF LIFE
An original design by the award-winning team at Signum Architecture for a guesthouse, pool house or outdoor barbecue center at your home or winery
A private concert at your home or winery from the winner of the 2015 Mondavi National Young Artists Competition
Lovely Day 36×48-inch oil on canvas painting by renowned artist Kate Salenfriend
Custom dress and style consultation by designer to the stars Karen Caldwell
100 bottles of Napa Valley wines

Lot 9 Palio Pageantry and Medieval Magic

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LOT 9
PALIO PAGEANTRY AND MEDIEVAL MAGIC
Seven nights luxury accommodations and private winery experience on the Arcanum Estate by Jackson Family Wines in San Gusmé, Tuscany
Private viewing of Il Palio di Siena overlooking the Piazza del Campo
Tickets to a Contrada dinner in Siena
A guided tour of Siena, plus tickets to the Il Palio trial races
Private transportation to all Il Palio di Siena events
Guided personal-shopping experience in Florence
Pagani drive experience at the Pagani Atelier in San Cesario sul Panaro
Two Arcanum Estate magnums, vintage 2007-2009

Lot 10 Best of the Fest
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LOT 10
BEST OF THE FEST
Four passes to the 2016 Founders Dinner and Opening Weekend
Exclusive loggia seats for Opening Night Gala at Castello di Amorosa
Prime box seats for a concert at Lincoln Theater
Backstage passes
Meet & greet with the headline performer of the 2016 Annual Gala
Private tour, tasting and lunch at Robert Mondavi Winery
Luxury accommodations at Meadowood Napa Valley and private transportation
A 3L bottle of wine from The Napa Valley Reserve

Lot 11 One Enchanted Evening
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LOT 11
ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
Dinner for 10 at Far Niente, hosted by Beth Nickel and Larry Maguire, with special guest Joshua Bell
Six bottles of 2005 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Oakville, in “The Collection” Connoisseur’s Case #1 of 500, signed and numbered by artist Thomas Arvid

Lot 12 Mondavi A Living Legacy
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LOT 12
MONDAVI: A LIVING LEGACY
Six bottles each of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1974 and 1977
Six bottles each in a nine-year vertical of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1979-1987
One double magnum of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1978 in original wood case, hand-painted and signed by Margrit Mondavi
Six-bottle vertical of Continuum Estate, 2008 through the not-yet-bottled 2013
Dinner for four at La Toque featuring a menu by Chef Ken Frank paired with wines selected by Geneviève Janssens
Private dinner for four at Continuum hosted by Tim Mondavi, with a menu created by Chef Sarah Scott
Luxury Napa Valley accommodations, airport transfers and transportation

Fund a Need
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FUND A NEED
How can you put a price on the value of art and music in a young person’s life? In a direct and meaningful way, this lot does precisely that. Your contribution supports:
Critical classroom materials and resources for Napa County Public School visual and performing arts programs
Scholarships to the Napa Valley Youth Symphony
The festival’s Arts for All commitment, including free community concerts

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