Lot I: California Wine Country, Here We Come

4 People7 NightsPriceless

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This wine-forward Napa Valley trip is incomparable. VGS Chateau Potelle proprietor Jean-Noel Fourmeaux planned this exclusive trip for oenophiles and gourmands. He or his assistant ‘lieutenant’ Matthew Regan will be hands-on throughout your trip; special dinners, barrel tastings and other exclusive experiences have been put together with great care. Components of this trip are in high demand; plan your trip 120+ days in advance to ensure availability. The fabulous experiences are too numerous to include in this brief synopsis.

Start with Napa Valley’s Palmaz Winery—a subterranean maze of tunnels carved into rock stretching deep into Mount George—THE high-tech winery of Napa. Other locations providing exclusive treats include Skipstone Ranch (private tour with gourmet dinner including Philip Melka wines); Lynmar Estate in Sonoma; Three Sticks Winery at The Adobe, wine tasting at Williams Selyem; an illuminating VGS barrel tasting; lunch at Spottswoode Estates’ Home with tour and tasting at Far Niente winery with exquisitely manicured gardens. Two three-bottle Spottswoode Verticals (2014, 2015, 2016 vintages of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) will be shipped to the buyers. More gifts include a tour and Platinum tasting with such coveted wines as their 100-point Rainin Vineyard from the elite Hall Winery Rutherford and VGS Tasting House & Garden providing bites and a four-course dinner from Michelin-starred La Toque.

Accommodations include Skipstone Ranch, Lynmar’s private cottage, Forbes three time five-star Meadowood Napa Valley including dinner at The Restaurant at Meadowood and Loews Hotel San Francisco on Filmore Street with dinner at State Bird Provisions. It’s an immersion tutorial in making—and enjoying—world-class wines.

Details: Trip must should be planned at least 120 days in advance to ensure availability. All hotels, wineries and restaurants that comprise this trip require reservations. Must be taken before June 1, 2019. Lodging at Meadowood Napa Valley is available Sun.–Wed. nights only and during December–July only. Please contact Boost Journeys to assist in making the reservations at the Restaurant at Meadowood. Tours at Spottswoode Estate are available at 10:00 a.m. Monday–Friday with advance reservation. VGS Chateau Potelle proprietor Jean-Noel Fourmeaux has planned this exclusive trip for wine lovers and foodies. He will be joining all dinners (excluding dinner at the Restaurant at Meadowood) and hosting barrel tastings and exclusive opportunities.

This lot is to be auctioned Live at the Swan Ball on June 2, 2018. If you are unable to attend, you can submit an absentee bid here.

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