THE AUCTION

Let us tell you a little bit about the lifestyle auction lots featured at our party with a PURPOSE. You can view the complete catalog HERE or…if you are more of a sit back and relax kinda person, watch below for a teaser of what’s to come.

LOT 1: POPPIN’ BUBBLES

Let’s kick off this party with a PURPOSE and pop a magnum of bubbles for your friends at your table.

LOT 2: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

New Kids on the block in Paso – Riise & Keplinger have been deeply connected to the people and the land of Paso’s Westside. From their beginnings in Napa Valley, Juan Mercado, Helen Keplinger and DJ Warner have come to Paso over the past 15 years forming friendships and now owning and developing two exciting new vineyard properties. Experience private vineyard tours, tastings and dining experiences with the trio themselves at both the Keplinger Property on Willow Creek and the Riise Property on Arbor Road. Raid their cellars for your drinking pleasure, walk away with Magnums from each winery and count on a few of their vintner friends dropping in to raise a glass along this tour of Paso’s new kids on the block!Finish your experience out on the town with an indulgent and memorable meal at Les Petites Canailles, a French farm-to-table bistro taking local central coast ingredients to create modern yet casual cuisine.

  • Inclusion for six (6)
  • Dinner at Le Petites Canailles
  • Lunch + vineyard tour at Keplinger’s new estate property in Willow Creek
  • Dinner + tasting ar Riise Arbor Road property
  • Twelve (12) magnums

LOT 3: HAWAIIAN LUXURY

Sprawled across 450 scenic acres, the elite Kohanaiki stretches over a mile of the Kona Coast – one of Hawaii’s most popular scenes for oceanside adventures. Kohanaiki’s exclusive private beachside community offers a vast array of luxurious amenities, unmatched elsewhere on the Big Island. First class airfare sets the stage for this unforgettable 7 night getaway at the private home of Doug and Sabrina Kruse – designed by renowned architect and builder and inspired by the rugged landscape of ancient lava flows and panoramic ocean views. Doug and Sabrina, your hosts, will treat you to a week of resort life amenities including wining and dining, golf on the private world class course, ocean adventures of paddleboard, surfing, snorkeling and kayaking and 1 or 2 days on a private owned 48-foot Viking yacht where you can choose sportfishing or sightseeing or both. Pack your bags and get ready for relaxation and adventure… The Kona Coast awaits you.

  • Inclusion for two (2)
  • Seven (7) night stay
  • First class airfare
  • Hosted by Doug + Sabrina Kruse and Randy + Becky Gray
  • All food and beverage onsite included
  • Adventure Shack at Beach – includes paddleboards, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking
  • 1-2 days (winner’s preference) on a 48′ Viking Yacht for either sportfishing or sightseeing

LOT 4: ROCKET MAN

Welcome to Saxum Vineyards Rocket Block. Walk the vineyard and indulge in a specially-curated tasting led by Justin Smith himself – a winemaker whose wine list people wait years to get on. Justin produced the first 100 point wine Paso Robles had ever seen, and he didn’t stop there. He continues to produce 100 point wines and his wines have topped the most prestigious lists of top wines in the world and has been hailed for its quality and expression from every wine publication that matters. This lot is a one of a kind, as Justin graciously shares multiple bottles of his last four vintages from this block right from his personal wine library. Blast into future vintages made from the one and only Rocket Block, for the next four years! You’ll receive 4 bottles plus one magnum each year for the next four years! This lot is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

  • Past and futures from the Rocket Block
    • (3) 1.5L of 2015 vintage
    • (4) 750ml and (1) 1.5L bottles of the 2016, 2017, 2018 vintages
    • (4) 750ml and (1) 1.5L bottles of the next 5 years it’s produce
    • (4) 750ml and (1) 1.5L bottles of the next 4 years it’s produced
  • Vineyard tour and tasting with Justin Smith for eight (8)

LOT 5: EPICUREAN JOURNEY WITH PASO’S BIGGEST STARS

Here’s your chance to attend a one-of-a-kind exclusive event…or better yet, make it your own personal party. Mark your calendar for April 20, 2023 for an incredible ten course meal at In Bloom – Paso’s newest restaurant experience.  As you walk in the door, your culinary journey begins – sip on specially curated cocktails and perfectly paired apps as the sounds of vinyl tunes play in the background. Once the seated dinner begins, Winemakers Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyard, My Favorite Neighbor, Harvey & Harriet, Connor McMahon of Fulldraw Vineyards and Scott Hawley of Torrin and Lagom will be sharing bottles from their current release as well as library wines from their personal collections. This is sure to be an evening of great food, great friends and great vibes.

  • Tickets sold per person or do an event buy out

LOT 6: DALLAS GIRLS GETAWAY

Ok Ladies this one’s for you! Who’s ready for a dazzling weekend in Dallas with your favorite gal pal? You know what they say, “everything’s bigger ‘n Texas,” and this alluring trip offers just that. Start your weekend with a nonstop flight to Dallas and check into the luxurious Hall Arts Hotel in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous art district in America. A simple walk across the street will take you to your box seats at the Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra or Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center. From your downtown location you can also walk to museums, parks, the tragic grassy knoll and historical Sixth Floor Museum. Ride in style in your private car to the world-famous Highland Park Village for a $2,000 upscale designer shopping spree with complimentary personal
stylist. Dine on gourmet cuisine and raise a glass (or two) of Hall’s highly rated Bordeaux wine. This weekend excursion offers culture, glamor, and opulence for you and your BFF.

  • Inclusion for two (2)
  • Roundtrip airfare for two on American Airlines
  • Two (2) Nights at Hall Arts Hotel
  • Two (2) $1,000 shopping vouchers redeemable at all stores at Highland Park Village
  • Box seats to Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, or premium tickets for Dallas Theater Center depending on performances available on selected weekend
  • Meal at Al Biernat’s
  • Car service to and from HPV
  • Two (2) hours of complimentary stylist/personal shopping services
  • Bottle of Hall Wine
  • Souvenir cocktail table book of more than 90 stunning photographs of the Dallas Arts District: Through the Lens

LOT 7: LARGER THAN LIFE GIANTS EXPERIENCE  

Ever dreamed you could be sitting across the dinner table from one of the greatest players (not to mention Mr. Personality) of your favorite major league baseball team? Enjoy dinner with All-Star outfielder Joc Pedersen of the San Francisco Giants along with Eric Jensen of Booker Vineyard. Your dream trip will include a King Air Private Charter flight, a one night stay at a top rated San Francisco hotel and premium seating game day tickets. Raise your paddle to slide on into home plate as this lot is sure to be a home run!

  • Inclusion for six (6)
  • King Air Private Charter flight
  • Intimate Baller Dinner with Joc Pedersen and Eric Jensen
  • Giants Game Night Tickets
  • One Night Stay at a San Francisco Hotel

LOT 8: PRIVATE ESTATE ON PASO’S WEST SIDE    

Sixmilebridge Winery’s Moroney Family dream is simple and their private estate is anything but. Gather your friends for an extended weekend for ten on the west side of Paso Robles. Settle into their private home of the Moroney Family of Sixmilebridge – crafters of premium boutique Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style blends. Enjoy the expansive vineyard views which encircle the house while sitting back and relaxing in the pool or the spa. Three rooms have private fireplaces.  Four of the rooms have private porches with vineyard views.  On one evening, Chef Rachel Ponce will  prepare a multi-course meal paired with specially selected wines from neighboring wineries on Peachy Canyon Road. Further indulge with private tastings at Sixmilebridge, Torrin Wines and Villa Creek Cellars.

  • Inclusion for ten (10)
  • Three (3) night stay at Moroney’s private home
  • Multi-course Dinner with Chef Rachel Dinner
  • Specialty tasting at Sixmilebridge, Torrin and Villa Creek

LOT 9: THE WILD WEST IN STYLE

The Wild West is a place filled with adventure, warmth and charm. A private jet is ready to fly your party of six direct to Cody, Wyoming, an iconic western town in the heart of Yellowstone country. Enjoy a 4-night stay on 1,200 acres in an elaborate ranch located in the Castle Rock area. The natural landscape begs you to experience the great outdoors perfect for sport shooting, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fly fishing or river rafting in the nearby Shoshone National Forest. Just a 50-mile drive east will bring you to Yellowstone National Park, where you can spend time admiring geysers, lakes and wildlife. This private ranch offers exclusive access to trophy trout, but don’t take our word for it…a local guide will “lure” you to the best waters with hopes of coming home with dinner for the grill. Speaking of dinner, we hope you arrive hungry and ready for a Hawks Hill Ranch 100% Full Blood Wagyu dinner prepared by a private Chef and paired with Hawks Hill Ranch wines. Cody has no shortage of outdoor fun and adventure as well as local-only restaurants and shopping. The rodeo happens daily in Cody and we’ve got six tickets with your name on it… if you’ve ever dreamed of living the cowboy life – this is your opportunity!

  • Inclusion for six (6)
  • Six (6) night stay at a four bedroom ensuite home on 500 acres with gourmet kitchen
  • Private charter flight from California to Cody on a Cessna Citation XLS: N876UC
  • Guided Fly fishing in the south fork of the Shoshone River
  • Shooting Experience Package at Cody’s Firearm Experience
  • Hawks Hill Ranch 100% full blood Wagyu dinner paired with HHR wines with private chef
  • Private tour of the Buffalo Bill Museum
  • Tickets to the Cody Rodeo

LOT 10: JUAN NEVAREZ EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Juan Nevarez was a dreamer. But the difference between Juan and many at that time was his ability to turn his dreams into reality and share that opportunity with others. He had one requirement for his children, they must finish college and earn their diploma.

The Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in vineyards and wineries achieve their academic and lifelong dreams. Since 2015, the Vineyard Team has awarded college scholarships based on academic excellence, financial need and community involvement. The majority of awardees are first generation college students. This funding supports students and their families in achieving their dreams of successful graduation from school to pursue a professional career.

We have an opportunity to invest in education that impacts lives and affects change for future generations. We can increase the number of scholarship recipients. We can create an even more robust scholarship program that will shift from annual to multi-year scholarships with a mentoring and coaching component and a cash incentive for those scholars who obtain their degree.

Opportunities to make dreams reality. Opportunities to get support and encouragement. Opportunities to succeed.

LOT 11: COAST TO COAST  

Right here, right now – experience the mouth watering combination of Pier 46 signature Lobster Rolls with Firestone Walker California pFriemen’ Collaboration Saison Ale. These famous lobster rolls are made in the traditional Maine Style with chunks of succulent tail and claw meat, complemented by a supremely rich yet delicate blend of mayonnaise, lemon juice, capers, minced fresh chives and -of course- sea-salted butter. Served on warm, fresh-baked buns from local legend, Edna’s Bakery. Lobster Rolls meet their perfect match with this wild, farmhouse ale – a collaboration with pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon. This pairing was created by great friends; we hope you enjoy it with yours.

LOT 12: VIVA LA VIDA IN CHILENO BAY

Chileno Bay in Baja California Sur is a world of contrasts that beckons to be explored. Nestled along a protected cove, this most desirable beach is along the Tourist Corridor and close to one of the few public swimmable beaches. During this 6-night stay for 12 in the newly built, private luxury home of Don and Susie Law, you and your guests will find yourselves blissfully lost on a classic Baja escape in Chileno Bay, Mexico. The ocean view outdoor space includes a private pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and firepit all under a covered patio for the ultimate stay in peace and tranquility. Viva la vida!

  • Inclusion for twelve (12)
  • Six (6) night stay in Law family house (newly built; available June 2023) that boasts six bedrooms, eight baths with with great room, central courtyard, ocean view, large pool with spa, outdoor kitchen and firepit
  • Beach access from the resort

LOT 13: THE LAND AND LEGACY OF THE CENTRAL COAST

Experience the land and legacy of the Central Coast unlike ever before. Arrive at the historic York Mountain to your vineyard retreat for six (6) at the Farmhouse. You’ll start your getaway with an elevated tour and intimate tasting experience with Winemaker Jordan Fiorentini. Venture downtown for a private late afternoon lunch at Il’Cortile Restaurant with Chef Santos where you and your guests be treated to an exclusive opportunity to join the chef for an epicurean experience. He’ll prepare a special meal with Epoch Wines paired side-by-side with some epic Italian wines . Relax the rest of your evening away enjoying the beautiful stillness of the property. After a restful night’s sleep, you have a rare and exclusive opportunity to explore Hearst Ranch by UTV, including William Randolph Hearst’s pergola. Walk through a mile-long series of concrete arbors overlooking fifteen stunning miles of California coastline. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look of the vast and stunningly beautiful cattle ranch and Hearst family private residences that surround Hearst Castle. You might even get a sneak peak at the Hearst cowboys in action. You’ll take more than memories from the trip, as a special shipment will be sent directly to your home including a case of 100% grass-fed Hearst Ranch Beef and a brand new Traeger grill.

  • Inclusion for six (6)
  • Three (3) night stay at Epoch Farmhouse
  • Gourmet kitchen stocked with breakfast and snack items
  • Half case of wine stocked in the FH wine fridge
  • Elevated tour and tasting experience with Winemaker Jordan Fiorentini
  • Private lunch at Il Cortille – created and prepared by Chef Santos
  • Hearst Castle and Ranch UTV Tour Treager with Hearst Ranch Beef – shipped
  • Epoch Magnum

LOT 14: PASO MAGNUMS

Once you visit the region, hear the stories, and taste the wine, you will know why Paso Robles has been recently named the greatest wine region in California. Be the envy of all wine cellars with this incredible lot of over 30 Paso magnums. Carefully crafted bottlings that include wines from Epoch Estate Wines, Tablas Creek Vineyards, TH Estates, Jacob Toft, JUSTIN, Onx, Barton Family Wines, MCV, Fulldraw Vineyard, Royal Nonesuch Farms, Lone Madrone, Alta Colina and many many more.

  • Over thirty (30) magnums

LOT 15: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Welcome to Cortona – a romantic, renaissance town located in southern Tuscany, where high on the hill, the view of the valley below is one of Italy’s most spectacular. Along with museums, churches and other historical sites Cortona offers a wealth of quality restaurants, cafes and shopping. Take five of your friends for a seven night stay at Ivan Italiani’s privately owned villa – Casa San Francesco. Ivan’s family roots run deep residing in Cortona for over 200 years. Beyond his marvelous, hands-on cooking classes, Ivan goes above and beyond for the guests who stay in his home, welcoming people with fresh homemade delicacies from his family’s home; a cake from his mother, and a seasonal antipasto platter. You will be treated to a personal cooking class by Ivan, followed with dinner in the privacy of your own villa. This special experience is sure to be one that creates lasting memories!

  • Inclusion for six (6)
  • Seven (7) night stay in Casa San Francesco: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home located in the heart of Cortona, Italy
  • Cooking class and dinner in the privacy of your own villa
  • Ruffino private day tour experience, including tasting, cellar visit and dining at Ruffino’s Ristorante

For questions about the auction, please reach out to Kyle at 805.286.1879 or kyle@mustcharities.org

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