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Sonoma, CA (August 10, 2009) – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature® has released the list of auction lots for the 17th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, presented by Trilogy Glass & Packaging.
Roman Holiday in Tuscany and Belize Getaway and Wine Package from Francis Ford Coppola Lead the List of Auction Lots Offered at the 17th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction at Cline Cellars, Presented by Trilogy Glass & Packaging
Despite a Challenging Economy, Sonoma’s Wine Community Pulls out all the Stops – Including Online Auction, Live Auction, Toga Party, and Special Discounts for Visa Signature Cardholders – To Raise Much Needed Funds for Local Charities.
Sonoma, CA (August 10, 2009) – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature® has released the list of auction lots for the 17th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, presented by Trilogy Glass & Packaging, which takes place Sunday, September 6 on the grounds of Cline Cellars in Sonoma. The famously irreverent auction, which this year sports the theme “Party with Us and You’ll Want to Come Bacchus”, wraps up Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the annual three day fundraiser and pre-harvest celebration that also features Showcase: Taste of Sonoma and has to date raised more than $8 million for local charities. This year’s auction will see fewer, yet more impressive, individual lots in an effort to reign in the live auction portion of the day and allow more time for revelers to enjoy the wines, food, and conviviality that makes the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction one of the wine world’s biggest parties of the year. Tickets to the 17th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction are $500 per person, or $450 for Visa Signature cardholders. Seating is limited. For ticket purchase and full list of auction lots, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.
Highlights from this year’s list of auction lots include: The Sangiacomo Family’s Chairman’s Lot, which includes a trip for two to Portofino and Milan, Italy and a lunch for 20 in their vineyards and Sangiacomo Vineyard Designated wines; A Roman Holiday, including a 2-day Sonoma experience, vertical of Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 day adventure trip to Tuscany & Umbria from Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery; a Hobbs-Knobbing with the Winemaker Soiree, including an instant wine cellar, plus VIP winery visit and twilight dinner for six from Paul Hobbs Winery; A Golden Anniversary Wine, Dine, Music and Idaho Adventure package, including winemaker/celebrity chef dinner for 10, season tickets to winery concert series and three day fly fishing trip to Idaho from Rodney Strong Vineyards; and a Star Treatment Mediterranean Cruise, including 11 nights for two aboard the new Solstice Class Celebrity Equinox, from Celebrity Cruises. As an added benefit this year, bidders who register and pay for their Auction purchases with a Visa Signature card will receive complimentary shipping, where applicable.