2018 Red Gala Auction Lots



Lot #1 - Eat Like a Napa Foodie



Take a bite out of the Napa Food scene with this lot.  Starting with a once in a lifetime English muffin baking experience with Sarah of Model Bakery.  Learn how to make Oprah’s Favorite English Muffins plus take home a signed copy of the Model Bakery Cookbook!  If that isn’t enough, take your pick of any public culinary class at any Culinary Institute of America campus. Want to check out even more of the foodie finds of Napa?  Schedule yourself on a Rooted Fork Foodie Tour - take your pic of a Best of Napa Tour or the newly added Brunch Tour! Having guests for dinner but don’t want to cook? No problem!  Take them with you to enjoy an interactive dinner for four at the Kitchen Collective. This summer enjoy the food, wine and music pairing event Taste of Napa as a part of Festival Napa Valley.  And finally, enjoy one of the valley’s hottest tickets; it will be worth the wait. The annual bASH event hosted by Appellation St. Helena is a chance to taste bites by Culinary Institute of America’s students paired with the best wines of St. Helena.  We are full just talking about this lot! Enjoy!


Cooking Class at CIA Copia for 2
Rooted Fork Foodie Tour for 2
Interactive Dinner for 4 at Kitchen Collective
bASH 2019
English Muffin Baking Experience at Model Bakery
Taste of Napa at Festival Napa Valley for 2


Donated by Culinary Institute of America, Rooted Fork Foodie Tours, Kitchen Collective, Appellation St. Helena, Model Bakery and Festival Napa Valley


 Lot #2 – Come Sail Away with Me

Live the good life with a cruise on a luxury yacht for three couples to watch the acrobatics of the Blue Angels from the bay during Fleet Week 2018.  Board the El Cazador III, a Mediterranean 38, from Sausalito Harbor, sit back, relax and sip on a mimosa while you take in the sights on San Francisco Bay.  The Blue Angels show starts at 12pm, and here you will be, with the best seats in the house. Sail October 6th 10am – 4pm, 2018.  Gourmet bites and bubbles to complete the experience.  This is the way to live.


Yacht Trip, October 6th, 2018, Mimosas & Lunch for 8 guests



Donated by David Stebbins


Lot #3 – Howell Mountain Magnums

 Stock your cellar with this impressive collection of iconic wines.


Cade Estate – 1.5L 2015 Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Clif Family - 1.5L 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - signed
D.R. Stephens – 1.5L 2014 Moose Vineyard Cabernet Sauvigno
Dunn Family Estate – 1.5L 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamborn Family Vineyards - 1.5L 2013 Lamborn - signed
La Jota - 1.5L 1998 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 175th Anniversary Release
Lokoya - 1.5L 2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - signed

Notre Vin – 1.5L 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
O’Shaughnessy – 1.5L 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


Donated by Cade, Clif Family, D.R. Stephens, Dunn Family Estate, Lamborn Family Vineyards, La Jota, Lokoya, Notre Vin, O’Shaughnessy


 Lot #4 – Arts in the Bay Area

 Revel in the finest of the Arts in the Bay Area.  From violin virtuosos, to contemporary theatrical performance, independent filmmaking, and ballet stars.  Enjoy an Opening Night at the Berkeley Repertory Theater for the performance of your choice in the 2018-19 season.  Experience the VIP lifestyle as a Patron at Festival Napa Valley and see the World Premiere of Joshua Bell’s The Red Violin, in concert, then sit down to dinner with the artists at Silverado Resort & Spa.  Delight in the women of Sing Napa Valley at their Dream Concert in May. In August take in a concert as a part of the Music in the Vineyard event series.  Come November it’s time to head to the movies and pop the popcorn as you enjoy two weekend passes to the Napa Valley Film Festival. Not enough cultural entertainment??  Then head to San Francisco and take in your choice of any performance of the SF Ballet with VIP tickets and an exclusive backstage tour. This package is built for a true arts aficionado!


 Berkeley Repertory Theater, Opening Night Dinner and Performance for 2 guests to the show of your choice
Festival Napa Valley – Two evening Patron Passes for July 26
Sing Napa Valley – Tickets to May Concert for 2 guests

Music in the Vineyards – Tickets to a concert for 2 guests

San Francisco Ballet – VIP Tickets to Any Performance in 2019 plus exclusive backstage tour

Napa Valley Film Festival - Weekend Passes for 2 guests


Donated by Berkeley Repertory Theater, Festival Napa Valley, Sing Napa Valley, Music in the Vineyards, Napa Valley Film Festival and San Francisco Ballet.


 Lot #5 – Start Your Engines

 For the true car enthusiast!  Be a part of the 50th birthday of the 1968 Shelby.  Several 1968 Shelby activities are planned, including a group photo, unique t-shirt, and a parade lap session with all 1968s grouped together.  While you are at the event hop in a car for a “hot lap” or two with the professionals!


After this great day head down to Monterey where you will be experience historic race cars at full speed doing what they were originally intended to do … and that’s race. The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsport history that brings approximately 550 race cars together in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad activities.


2 Passes to the SAAC-43 at Sonoma Raceway, August 3-5, 2018
2 Passes to Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway August 23-26, 2018


Donated by Ford Motor Company

 Lot #6 - Sports

Get in on the action with the best of the best Bay Area sports teams!  Take in a baseball game at AT&T Park when the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies and enjoy seats in the Alaska Airlines Club Level on May 19th.  This fall check out the new UC Berkeley Cal Bears team at the game of your choice at the California Memorial Stadium! Then head to the pros and get your red and gold gear ready for a Forty Niners game at the luxurious Levi’s Stadium for the game of your choice!  Make sure you leave your new Jerry Rice signed football at home because it will be a hot commodity at this game. And finally feel free to wear your new Draymond Green Golden State Warriors jersey around town to show your team spirit to the best team in the NBA! Go team!


San Francisco Forty-Niners Tickets for 2

Cal Bears Tickets for 2

Jerry Rice Signed Football

Draymond Green Signed Jersey

San Francisco Giants Tickets for 4 people – May 19th


Donated by San Francisco Forty-Niners, UC Berkeley, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants

 Lot #7 – Chicago

 This is a city built on the shores of greatness! Start your adventure at the Four Seasons Chicago. Just steps from the Magnificent miles this luxury hotel is perfectly positioned to make the most of it -an easy walk to luxury retailers, as well as the city’s most celebrated restaurants and famous jazz and blues clubs.  Lake Michigan and the Oak Street Beach are just blocks away. While you are visiting enjoy dinner at Maple & Ash, as well as, the iconic Butch McGuire’s. Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the US” according to Trip Advisor on the Architectural Cruise. Grab your baseball mitt and head to the ballpark to catch a Chicago White Sox Game.  And of course, a trip to Chicago wouldn’t be complete without seeing a performance at the legendary Lyric Opera of your choice with a backstage tour included.

Four Seasons Hotel –3 night stay
Maple and Ash - $300 Gift Certificate
Butch McGuires - $150 Gift Certificate
Architectural Cruise – $200 Gift Certificate

Lyric Opera Tickets - Four tickets and backstage pass to any performance in 2018-19 Season
Chicago White Sox - 2 tickets (Gold Box seats or better) to any game


Donated by Four Seasons Hotel, Maple & Ash, Butch McGuires, Lyric Opera, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cruise Line.

 Lot #8 – Big Easy

 Join in the fun as New Orleans celebrates their 300th Birthday in 2018!  We have just the package to help get in on the festivities. Check into the Omni Royal Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter for a 3 night stay.  Once you set your bags down head out to see a performance at the historic music club, Tipitinas, that boasts such alumni as the late “Fats” Domino. After the show sneak backstage and meet the musicians!  Also, enjoy a garden tour of Longue Vue House and Garden. Don’t feel like driving? Not a problem! Just call to book your 3 hour Limo Charter. Also, take a cruise on the river on a Steamboat Jazz Cruise and enjoy a Creole Lunch for two.  After lunch head over to Port Orleans Brewing for a private, exclusive brewery tour and tasting. Remember your visit to the home of jazz with a signed Fats Domino CD and a trombone signed by the one and only Delfeayo Marsalis.


Omni Royal Orleans - 3 night stay
Tipitinas Historic Music Club - 4 tickets to any show (2 tickets can be used for two different performances)
Longue Vue House and Gardens - Tour of Gardens and coffee table book
Limousine Livery - 3 hour Limo Charter for up to 8 people

Port Orleans Brewing - private, exclusive brewery tour and tasting for 2 guests
Steamboat Natchez Lunch Jazz Cruise - complimentary Creole Lunch for 2 guests
Fats Domino - signed CD by the late musician
Delfeayo Marsalis - signed trombone


Donated by Omni Royal Orleans, Tipitinas Music Club, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Limousine Livery, Port Orleans Brewing, Grayline Tours

Lot #9 – Auction Napa Valley

Experience the Napa Valley like never before. Your two passes include all Auction Festivities for the weekend of May 31 – June 2.  Some notable events are Thursday Welcome Parties throughout the valley, Friday’s Barrel Auction at the historic Charles Krug Winery, Friday’s Vintner-Hosted Dinner.   You will hit the big time at the iconic Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood Napa Valley on Saturday. Get your paddles ready for the chance at some once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


Two weekend passes for Auction Napa Valley
One magnum of Screaming Eagle Second Flight


Donated by Napa Valley Vintners and Screaming Eagle