Auction Napa Valley 2017 Rutherford Dust Society Lot

Join the Rutherford Dust Society in congratulating our member winery Inglenook, whose Eleanor, Francis, Sofia, Roman and Gia Coppola are the 2017 honorary chairs of Auction Napa Valley. We are excited to support the Coppola family at the 37th annual edition of the American Wine Classic, taking place June 1-4, 2017, with a live auction lot featuring magnums and incredible experiences.

Rutherford Dust Society Auction Napa Valley member participants have raised $190,000 for our local community charity needs in two years. $190,000!! Thank you Rutherford Dust Society members and charitable bidders for your support!

Last year, Agustin F. Huneeus of Quintessa, a Rutherford Dust Society member, served as the honorary chair of ANV 2016, which raised $14.3 million for our Napa Valley community! Read about the RDS’s contribution here!

This year, let’s raise a glass to our Rutherford Dust Society Member AND Auction Napa Valley 2017 Honorary Chair, Inglenook and The Coppola family and show our ongoing support for our community by supporting the RDS Live Auction Lot for Auction Napa Valley 2017!

For more information regarding the RDS Live Lot, contact: Auction Napa Valley Live Lot Co-Chair Michelle Baggett, michelle@aowinery.com

For more information regarding Auction Napa Valley go to: http://auctionnapavalley.org/

To review the RDS Live Auction Lots from 2015 & 2016 see below.

Cheers to a joyful and “fruitful” 2017!
Your Rutherford Dust Society Auction Napa Valley Live Lot Committee

Michelle Baggett    michelle@aowinery.com
ANV 2017 Live Lot Co-Chair, President RDS, Proprietor Alpha Omega

Emma Swain            emma@stsupery.com
ANV 2017 Live Lot Co-Chair, CEO St. Supery

Maria Haug              rmhaug@yahoo.com
RDS Board Member and Treasurer, Proprietor Talahalusi Vineyard

Kelly E. Carter          kelly@aowinery.com
Director of Communications Alpha Omega, NVV Communications Committee Chair

Review of previous RDS Live Auction Lots
Auction Napa Valley 2016 Rutherford Dust Society Lot

Auction Napa Valley 2016
Live Auction Lot #6
Immerse Yourself in Rutherford Dust

Rutherford Dust Society’s
Auction Napa Valley 2016 Lot # 6
Immerse Yourself in Rutherford Dust

The Rutherford Dust Society invites you to journey to the historic heart of the Napa Valley, from the softly spoken, laid back luxury of your hillside perch at Auberge de Soleil to getting down and dirty in Rutherford’s ‘dust.’ Pack for both.
You’ll come to know these soils, the growers, vintners and winemakers who grow grapes from this earth and the wines themselves even more richly with tickets to both the Rutherford Wine Experience and the by invitation only Rutherford Day in the Dust media and trade tasting event. At the Rutherford Wine Experience, you’ll have a chance to rub elbows with winemakers, vineyard managers and proprietors at your choice of unique wine tastings and vineyard experiences. The invitation-only Rutherford Day in the Dust media and trade tasting event is one of Napa Valley’s most anticipated tastings and only available to members of the wine trade and wine writers, so you’ll be in very good company.
You’ll be showered with walks and talks with Rutherford winemakers and vintners in their natural settings; the vineyard, the cave, the winery. Meals born of the Rutherford terroir, tastings that take you deep into the history, and wine libraries, of renowned Rutherford Dust Society member wineries and off-the-beaten path tours will forever connect you to this special spot of earth.
Your accommodations? None other than the secluded and intimate Auberge du Soleil, a five-star Relais & Chateau property of sun-drenched elegance. Truly spectacular views have a Garden of Eden feeling, further enhanced by earth-toned rooms, each featuring French doors opening onto private terraces, cozy fireplaces and sensuous elements such as private soaking tubs for two.
There is a pool that seemingly floats above Napa Valley, a restaurant terrace known as the best place in Napa Valley to have a glass of wine at sunset. There’s a sense of total privacy and escape. Here is where you’ll start and end your days.
And, oh the wine you’ll take home. You’ll have bragging rights to an instant and stellar collection of 38 magnums of Rutherford Dust Society members’ wines for your cellar.

Donors for Rutherford Dust Society Lot #6

Aiken Wines, Alpha Omega, Andy & Betty Beckstoffer, Auberge du Soleil, Beaulieu Vineyards, Caspar Estate, Caymus, Conn Creek Winery, D.R. Stephens Estate, Elizabeth Spencer, Flora Springs, Foley Johnson, Frank Family Vineyards, Frog’s Leap, Freemark Abbey, Grgich Hills Estate, Heitz Wine Cellars, Hewitt, Honig, HUNNICUTT, Long Meadow Ranch, Martin Estate, Meander, Monticello Vineyards, PEJU, Provenance, Quintessa, Raymond, Round Pond, Rutherford Dust Society, Rutherford Grove, Rutherford Hill Winery, Sequoia Grove Winery, St. Supéry, S.R. ToneLla, Staglin, Sullivan, Tres Sabores,
Wm. Harrison Winery

Instant Cellar of Rutherford Appellation Magnums

Augment your discriminating collection of wine with a magnificent array of thirty-eight magnums from Rutherford vintners and growers representing the finest vintages produced from the Rutherford Appellation. Reminisce about the journey of a lifetime with each magnum selected from your cellar.

Aiken Wines, Alpha Omega, Andy & Betty Beckstoffer,
Beaulieu Vineyards, Caspar Estate, Caymus, Conn Creek Winery, D. R. Stephens Estate, Elizabeth Spencer, Flora Springs, Foley Johnson, Frank Family Vineyards, Frog’s Leap, Freemark Abbey, Grgich Hills Estate, Heitz Wine Cellars, Hewitt, Honig, HUNNICUTT, Martin Estate, Meander, Monticello Vineyards, PEJU, Provenance, Quintessa, Raymond Vineyards, Round Pond, Rutherford Grove, Rutherford Hill, Sequoia Grove,
St. Supéry, S.R. Tonella, Staglin Family Vineyard, Sullivan, Tres Sabores, Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery

Luxurious Accommodations Auberge du Soleil

Two Gift Certificates to enjoy the world class luxury of Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford’s world-renowned Relais & Chateau property. Each certificate is good for a two nights stay in a Hillside View King Room with breakfast for two included. Certificates can be used: together for one couple to stay four nights; together for two couples to stay for two nights each; or seperately for two seperate two-night stays.

One of a Kind Experiences

Attend our Media and Trade Only Event
2017 “Day in the Dust”

Join the Rutherford Dust Society for our annual appellation Grand Tasting event in the exquisite Inglenook barrel room. This event is open to media and trade only, and is not a ticket you can purchase.
For 4 guests. July 2017…final date to be announced

4 VIP Tickets to our 2017 Rutherford Wine Experience
Personalize your Rutherford experience with 4 All-Inclusive tickets to the intimate, in-depth May 2017 Rutherford Wine Experience, a 3-day event hosted by Rutherford wineries and highlighting the historically award-winning wines of this premier appellation.
For 4 guests. May 2017… final dates to be announced

Epicurean Meals & Wine

Frank Family Vineyards
Picnic for 4 people at the top of Winston Hill Vineyard, the private estate of Rich and Leslie Frank, which will be accompanied by Rutherford wines from their renowned estate vineyard.

Long Meadow Ranch
Tasting menu for 2 featuring Rutherford wines and dinner at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch Restaurant.

Peju Province
PEJU Chef de Table for 4 Guests, Private Tour & Tasting Set Amongst the Vineyard. Expires 8/2017. Must present certificate at time of tasting/luncheon.

Rutherford Grove
Private Tour with Winemaker Alejandro Alfaro, Wine and Food Pairing by Ristorante D’Amici for four guests.

Sullivan
Tour & Tasting, with lunch and wine pairing for four.

Unique VIP Wine Tastings

Alpha Omega ~ Private single vineyard tasting for 4 at Alpha Omega.
Beaulieu Vineyards ~ Private tour and tasting through Beaulieu’s historic winery, built in 1885, for up to 6 guests.
Caymus ~ Private VIP tasting for 4 people at Caymus Vineyards.
Conn Creek Winery ~ Barrel blending experience for 4.
D. R. Stephens Estate ~ Complimentary private tasting for up to four guests at the Stephens’ private home in St. Helena.
Elizabeth Spencer ~ Cabernet tasting for 4 guests (Reservations required).
Frank Family Vineyards ~ Picnic for 4 people at the top of Winston Hill Vineyard, the private estate of Rich and Leslie Frank, which will be accompanied by Rutherford wines from their renowned estate vineyard.
Frog’s Leap ~ Tour and tasting for 4 at a mutually agreed upon date with either winegrower Frank Leeds or winemaker John Williams.
Freemark Abbey ~ Tour and tasting for 4 – Sit down with our winemaker Ted Edwards while he walks you through an in-depth tasting of our Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the historic Bosché and Sycamore Vineyards on the Rutherford Bench. While indulging in these delicious wines with over 40 years of history, Ted will then lead you through a vineyard tour so you can touch the vines and kick the dirt!
Grgich Hills Estate ~ VIP Tour & Tasting for 4 at Grgich Hills Estate. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the winery, followed by a private tasting. Discover why Miljenko “Mike” Grgich says, “From our vineyard to your glass, naturally!”

Unique VIP Wine Tastings

Hewitt ~ Private tour and barrel tasting led by winemaker, and a vintage flight of Hewitt wines, all for 2 couples.
Honig ~ Single vineyard reserve tasting for 4 guests.
HUNNICUTT ~ Complimentary Cave Experience tasting for 4 guests which includes barrel tasting, cheese and charcuterie pairing along with a flight of current release wines.
Martin Estate ~ Join proprietors Petra and Greg Martin at their Napa Valley Estate as they lead a tour of the Chateau, including the Winery, Puerta Dorada Vineyard and Private Collections. Martin Estate produces a limited, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The historic stone Chateau is private and not open to the general public. For up to 6 guests.
Monticello Vineyards ~ Private tour & tasting for 4 guests.
PEJU ~ PEJU Chef de Table for 4 Guests, Private Tour & Tasting Set Amongst the Vineyard. Expires 8/2017. Must present certificate at time of tasting/luncheon.
Provenance ~ Private tour and barrel tasting with winemaker for 2 couples.
Quintessa ~ VIP Tasting Experience for 4 with Winemaker Rebekah Wineburg.
Raymond Vineyards ~ Tour and tasting for 4 in our exclusive Red Room where the winners will taste a vertical of our Raymond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.

Unique VIP Wine Tastings

Round Pond ~ Wine Tour & Tasting for 4 – Enjoy the flavorful charm of artisan Napa Valley winemaking as you savor a selection of lush and captivating Round Pond wines paired with a scrumptious sampling of wine friendly appetizers.

Rutherford Grove ~ Private tour with Winemaker Alejandro Alfaro, wine and food pairing by Ristorante D’Amici for 4 guests.

Sequoia Grove ~ Tour & Tasting for 4.

S.R. Tonella ~ Tour of estate vineyard for up to 4 guests, by 4th Generation Owner/Winemaker, Steve Tonella whose family has owned their Rutherford Estate since 1910. Includes comprehensive Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting of 2010-2015 vintages.

St. Supéry ~ Join St. Supéry’s winemaker Michael Scholz for a special tour of the Dollarhide Ranch. Explore the 1,500 acre property’s mountain vineyards, lakes, heirloom fruit tree orchards and part of the 1,000 acres that is home to egrets, river otters, bobcats and resident Bald Eagle. Afterwards, join Michael for a special wine pairing lunch featuring wines from St. Supéry’s estate portfolio and fresh produce from the Dollarhide Ranch and Culinary Garden. For 6 guests.

Staglin Family Vineyard ~ Tour & tasting for 4 guests.

Sullivan ~ Tour & tasting, with lunch and wine pairing for 4 guests.

Tres Sabores ~ Join Tres Sabores Proprietor/Winemaker, Julie Johnson for a private, personalized tour, tasting, barrel tasting and charcuterie to accompany the experience. For 4 guests.

Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery ~ Private tour and tasting for 6, with prior appointment and mention of certificate.

Rutherford Dust Society Lot Title: Immerse Yourself in Rutherford Dust

The Rutherford Dust Society Invites Two Couples to Journey

  to the Historic Heart of the Napa Valley

“It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.” ~ André Tchelistcheff

Take a week long sojourn with friends on a memorable journey to the historic heart of the Napa Valley in Rutherford.  Experience the joy of discovery and the delight of fine wine while you relive the voyage of the pioneering viticulturists who first cultivated the famous wine growing region of the Napa Valley nearly two centuries ago. Begin your adventure with a stay at the Cavallo Point Resort in San Francisco, then travel by yacht up the Napa River to the Napa Yacht Club, where a chauffeured Cadillac Escalade will whisk you north to Rutherford and your world class, luxurious accommodations at Auberge du Soleil and then the Coppola family’s private Inglenook estate.  Enjoy 4-days of ultra-special tours and tastings, meals and experiences at many of Napa Valley’s finest and most exclusive wineries. Before you head home, have a fitting end to your journey with a stay at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. (Travel during your excursions throughout the Napa Valley and your return trip to San Francisco will be provided by Rutherford Partner Beau Wine Tours.)

LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS

6 Nights for 4 Guests

Cavallo Point Resort at the Golden Gate Bridge One (1) Night Accommodation for Two (2) Couples, (Value $1200)

5-Star Relais & Châteaux Resort Auberge du Soleil ~ Two (2) Nights’ Accommodations for two (2) couples. Includes restaurant breakfast for two, Two Deluxe Valley View Kings for two (2) nights, bottle of wine on arrival, and a Culinary & Wine Gift box for each couple, normally Sun-Thu nights, based on availability or based on mutually agreeable dates. (Value $6800)

Private Rutherford Estate at Inglenook ~ Two (2) Nights’ Accommodations for two (2) Couples. Includes a private tour of the vineyards and Chateau followed by a library tasting in the Centennial Cellar. (Value $3,250)

Ritz Carlton San Francisco ~ One (1) Night Accommodation for Two (2) Couples (Value $1,200.00)

YOUR DREAM CATALOGUE OF RUTHERFORD EXPERIENCES

KICK UP THE DUST TERROIR TOURS

Talk of the Terroir Georges III Vineyard Tour and Tasting of Various Rutherford Georges III Wines Hosted by Grower Andy Beckstoffer For 4 guests. (Value $1000)

Rutherford Vineyard Walkabout & Napa River Front Wagdola Ride and Tasting hosted by Growers of the Year Davie Piña & Frank Leeds For up to 4 guests. (Value $1,000)

Foley Johnson Antique Tractor Tram Vineyard Tour and Private Seated Tasting

4 Guests (Value $400)

ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCES

USS Alpha Omega Yacht San Francisco Bay and Napa River Cruise

Mumm Sparkling and Alpha Omega 4 Course wine and food pairing. Cruise from the Cavallo Point Resort Lodge around the San Francisco Bay,  Under the Golden Gate Bridge and through rich tidal marshes fronting the Carneros AVA and up of the Napa River to Napa on the only registered yacht with the United States Coast Guard with Rutherford as the home port.(Value $5,000)

PRIVATE WINE TASTING WITH MICHEL ROLLAND

A Taste of the Dust with World Renowned Winemaker Michel Rolland and Vintner Dinner

Hosted by BV at the BV Rutherford House featuring the wines of following wineries: Alpha Omega, BV Georges de Latour, St. Supéry and Staglin. (Value ~ $4000)  

2016 DAY IN THE DUST

Join the Rutherford Dust Society for our annual appellation media tasting event in the exquisite Inglenook barrel room. This event is open to media and only, and is not a ticket you can purchase.

(Value: $4,000)

2016 RUTHERFORD WINE EXPERIENCE

Personalize your Rutherford experience with 4 All-Inclusive Tickets to the intimate, in-depth May 2016 Rutherford Wine Experience, a 3-day event hosted by Rutherford wineries and highlighting the historically award-winning wines of this premier appellation. (Value: $1,400)

 PRIVATE VIP WINE TASTINGS AND TOURS

BV, D.R. Stephens Estate, Elizabeth Spencer, Freemark Abby, Fleury Winery

Hall Rutherford, Hewitt, Honig, Hunnicut, Long Meadow Ranch, Martin Estate, Monticello Vineyards, Peju, Provenance, Rutherford Grove, Rutherford Hill, Quintessa, Raymond Vineyards, Round Pond, St. Supery, Staglin Family, Sullivan, Tres Sabores (Total Value $9,000)

WINE CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

Alpha Omega Magnum Club for one couple for one Year (6 Magnums – Value $1,200)

Beaulieu Vineyard for two couples for one year (Value $1,440)

Hewitt for one couple for one year (Value $1,500)

GOURMET WINE AND FOOD PAIRINGS

Alpha Omega Wine and Food Pairing Lunch Aboard USS Alpha Omega

Inglenook Lunch ~ Wine and Food Pairing Lunch at the Estate with Executive Chef, Alex Lovick.

(Value $1,000)

Long Meadow Ranch / Farmstead ~ Farm to Table Winemaker dinner at Farmstead with Long Meadow Ranch. (Value $600)

Peju Province Lunch with Tour & Tasting ~ Wine and Food Pairing lunch with Executive Chef Alex’s “Farm to Table“  – a regional culinary exploration of seasonal dishes (Value $960)

Round Pond Estate Lunch ~  Il Pranzo Lunch and Wine Pairing (Value $480)

Tres Sabores  and Meander Dinner ~ An intimate dinner at Tres Sabores paired with the wine from Tres Sabores and Meander. (Value $1,000)

INSTANT CELLAR OF RUTHERFORD NAPA VALLEY MAGNUMS

Augment your discriminating collection of wine with a magnificent array of magnums from over thirty wineries representing the finest vintages produced from the Rutherford Napa Valley Appellation.  Reminisce about the journey of a lifetime with each magnum selected from your cellar. (Value $11,850)

Alpha Omega ● Altra Wines aka Slaughterhouse Cellars ● Beaulieu Vineyard ● Caspar Estate ● Caymus ●

Conn Creek Winery ● D. R. Stephens Estate ● Elizabeth Spencer ● El Molino ● Fleury Winery ●

Foley Johnson ● Frank Family Vineyards ●Freemark Abbey ● Frog’s Leap ● HALL Wines ● Hewitt ● Honig ● HUNNICUTT ● Inglenook ● Martin Estate ● Meander ● Monticello Vineyards ● Peju Province ● Piña Napa Valley ● Provenance Vineyards ● Quintessa ● Raymond Vineyards ● Rutherford Grove ● Rutherford Hill ● Schrader ● Sequoia Grove ● St. Supéry ● S.R. Tonella ● Staglin Family Vineyard ● Sullivan ● Tres Sabores ● Wm. Harrison