Sonoma County Farm Bureau

28th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest
- Live Auction Items

These items and many more will be auctioned off at the 28th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest.

Proxy bidders

Proxy bidders can also be registered for people who can't make the event, but are interested in bidding on any of these great items. For more information contact

Lot # 1 Gondola Through the Vines

Attention grape growers: this shiny new bin is for you to christen during the Harvest of 2017. Raise the bar on this year’s wine grape harvest by purchasing this stainless steel Valley Bin, made by Guadagni Bros. Welding, located in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley. Growers in the know consider the Valley Bin the Cadillac of grape gondolas. The four by eight foot bin holds 2.5 tons of grapes. The best part: the bin is locally made by an agricultural company that has been crafting vineyard equipment for more than four decades. Now, even your harvest bin will have a Sonoma County appellation.

Donated by: Guadagni Bros. Welding, Healdsburg

Lot #2 Private Vineyard Lunch for Eight at Peter Michael Estate

A rare opportunity to tour, taste and dine at the private estate of Sir Peter Michael. Widely renowned as one of California’s top producers, Peter Michael Winery is one of the most coveted tour experiences in the California wine country. Closed to the public, your private experience for 8 people will start with an extensive tour of the winery’s estate vineyards located high on the slopes of Mt. St. Helena with breathtaking views of Knight’s Valley at 2,000 feet. Continue with a sit-down tasting of estate grown wines and a sumptuous three course lunch prepared by winery chef Sarah Heller, paired with a selection of wines from the winery’s library. Transportation to and from the location will be provided by Pure Luxury Transportation.

In addition to this unique experience, the winner of this auction lot will also receive:
4 bottle vertical of Peter Michael - Les Pavots – Cabernet blend (750ml) 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009
4 bottle horizontal of the 2012 Peter Michael vineyard designate Chardonnays (750ml) Belle Côte, La Carrière, Mon Plaisir and Ma Belle-Fille.

Donated by: Peter Michael Winery and Pure Luxury Transportation

Lot #3 Super Bay Area Sports Package

The high bidder of this package can select one of two Bay Area Sports ticket certificates. Take me out to the baseball, football, hockey and basketball games. It may take a referee to decide who the winning bidder will be for these awesome wine country sports packages.

Certificate #1

  • 2 Lower Reserved tickets for a
    Golden State Warriors - Playoff Game TBD
  • 1 case of Simi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Certificate #2

  • 4 Lower Reserved Tickets for the
    San Francisco 49ers - Date TBA for 2017 Season
  • 4 Club Level Seats for the
    San Francisco Giants - Date TBA for 2017 Season
  • 4 Lower Reserved Seats for the
    San Jose Sharks - Date TBA for 2017 Season
  • 1 case of Simi Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay

Donated by: American AgCredit

Lot #4 Pork and Pinot for 40

This delectable auction package includes a 50-70 pound pig mounted on a barbecue spit and ready to roll to wherever you want to host your pork and pinot party for 40 people. A grill chef will deliver the pig and oversee the spit roasting. The Sonoma County-raised hog is from the farm of Jube and Sally Begley, partners in swine. Pair the pork with a case of gold-medal pinot noir from D&L Carinalli Vineyards in Sebastopol.

This winning combination of pork and pinot will be the centerpiece for a party of your own creation. Prepare your own side dishes to fit your theme or ask guests to bring sides and salads for a feast to remember. The pig will be dressed for the grill on a mutually agreed upon date before November 1, 2017. Please note: this little piggy only travels to locations in Sonoma County.

Donated by: Jube & Sally Begley and D&L Carinalli Vineyards

Lot #5 Rock and Roll

Winter storms washing away your road? Are you finding more of your driveway on the main road and drainage than under your wheels? Take home this rock-solid package from a trifecta of Sonoma County businesses who know their way around rock. This site development package is perfect for a ranch, vineyard, winery or commercial project in Sonoma County. It includes two transfer loads (approx. 50 tons) of base rock from BoDean Company, delivered straight to your location by Kadon Trucking Inc. and 4 hours of tractor work by a skilled operator from Oak Grove Construction. Pick a mutually agreeable day and these three will go to work to make sure your road, turnaround or pad within Sonoma County will be ready for business. Must be scheduled before December 31, 2017.

Donated by: BoDean Company, Kadon Trucking Inc. and Oak Grove Construction

Lot #6 Cave Dinner for 10 at Kunde Family Winery

This is an Only-In-Wine Country experience that will provide years of lasting memories for you and your guests. Enjoy a fabulous gourmet dinner for 10 in the caves at Kunde Family Winery located in the beautiful Valley of the Moon. Star chef Amber Balshaw of Preferred Sonoma Caterers will prepare the multi-course dinner, which will be paired with award-winning Kunde wines.

Kunde Family Winery is one of California’s most scenic wineries, a majestic wine estate where ancient vines produce gold-medal vintages.

Guests will receive a private cave tour and learn about the Kunde family’s fascinating 112-year history on the ranch. The dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date before November 1, 2017.

Donated by: Kunde Family Winery and Amber Balshaw of Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Lot #7 Dutton Ranch BBQ for 25

Enjoy the relaxing, country atmosphere at Dutton Ranch for an early afternoon dinner for 25. This delicious outdoor dinner, featuring barbecued meats and all the other fixins’ will be prepared by a combined barbecue crew of the Dutton’s and Wilbur-Ellis’ staff. Wilbur-Ellis, founded in 1921, is a family-owned and well-respected marketer and distributor of agricultural products; not to mention masters of the grill.

The hearty ranch food will be paired with fine wines from Dutton-Goldfield and Dutton Estate wineries. Now in the sixth generation, the Duttons have been farming in Sonoma County for more than 100 years. To work up an appetite, guests will enjoy a tour of Dutton Ranch prior to the dinner. The BBQ must be booked on a mutually agreed upon date in 2017. Sorry, not available during the harvest season August 20 through November 1, 2017.

Donated by: Dutton Ranch, Wilbur-Ellis, Dutton-Goldfield Winery and Dutton Estate Winery

Lot #8 Wilson Winery Dry Creek Getaway for 6

This weekend in wine country for six starts when you settle in for a 2-night stay at the Wilson Winery Guest house in the acclaimed Dry Creek Valley. Wake rested and enjoy the accommodations before making your way to a private wine tasting at Wilson Winery, then head out to visit any or all of the eight Wilson Artisan Wineries. Two bottles of delicious Wilson wine are included to drink before or save for your dinner!

Your party continues, later that evening, at Spoonbar in the h2hotel. Your group of wine lovers will enjoy an innovative preparation of California comfort food for 6 people, in a fun, lively and vibrant atmosphere. Dine on delicious favorites like beef short ribs and house made pastas from chefs Casey and Patrick Van Voorhis. Just don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Tax and beverage excluded.

The stay and dinner must be arranged in advance, at a mutually agreed time and must be used by November 31, 2017. Holidays and events excluded.

Donated by: Wilson Artisan Wineries and Spoonbar in the h2hotel

Lot #9 Ravioli Dinner for 10

Savor a six-course dinner for 10 featuring delectable handcrafted ravioli. Acclaimed private chef John Breazeale and his staff will come to your home to prepare and serve a multi course meal to you and your guests as you sit and relax. The menu will feature fresh ingredients all from local suppliers and will be highlighted by Breazeale’s Double Gold winning ravioli. The meal will be accompanied by an assorted case of Gold Medal Wines donated by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. This not to miss dinner must be arranged within Sonoma County and must be scheduled before November 5, 2017.

Donated by: John Breazeale of “Breazeale’s Family Ravioli”and Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Lot #10 Lords and Goddesses Special 12 Magnum Wine Collection

Get your cellar ready because here are 12 magnum bottles of amazing Sonoma County wines. All of the magnums in the collection are signed by members of the Lords & Goddesses of the Vine, an elite group of men and women who have been recognized by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for their contributions to winemaking or agriculture. The Lords & Goddesses continue to give back to Sonoma County by donating signed magnums of special wines to raise money for agricultural education. A few highlights from the 12 bottle collection includes: a Rued 2005 Cab from Dry Creek Valley, a Bucher 2014 Pinot Noir from Russian River, VML 2013 Pinot Noir from Russian River, a Kelley & Young 2012 Malbec from Alexander Valley and many more special collector wines. Throw a magnum party to enjoy the rare vintages now or put in the cellar to pull out for special lifetime occasions. A special bonus to this lot is a large format bottle of Raspberry & Roasted Chipotle sauce and Red Raspberry Vinegar from the Kozlowski's.

Donated by: The Lords & Goddesses of the Vine

Lot #11 Pop-up BBQ dinner for 20

If your idea of throwing a dinner party for 20 is to send out the invitations and then let someone else do all the work, this party package is definitely for you. It’s a catered dinner plus wine, beer and party rentals that include tables and dinnerware.

The package includes:

  • Dinner for 20 at your home, delivered by Lombardi’s Gourmet Deli & BBQ and Catering.
  • Encore Events rentals for 20 including dining tables, chairs and place settings. Delivery included.
  • Centerpieces from Neve Bros. Roses.
  • 2 cases of premium Sonoma County wine.
  • 2 cases of Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Here’s your chance to throw a stress-free party, indoors or out. This dinner package is for delivery only and limited to residences of Sonoma County, some restrictions may apply. It will be held on a mutually agreeable date before November 1, 2017. Enjoy the PARTY!

Donated by: Lombardi’s Gourmet Deli & BBQ and Catering, Encore Events and Neve Bros. Roses

Lot#12 Next Generation Agricultural Scholarship

Raise your hand to support the Farm Bureau Foundation’s scholarships and agricultural education programs, and invest in the future of Sonoma County agriculture. Help us provide scholarships and agricultural education programs to deserving young men and women from Sonoma County who want to study agriculture. Your contribution will go a long way in developing the next generation of agricultural leaders and in preserving Sonoma County’s rich farming heritage.

In 2016, through the generosity of donors like you, Farm Bureau Foundation was able to award more than $135,000 in scholarships to deserving students studying

All donors will be recognized in the Sonoma-Marin Farm News, the North Bay’s leading agricultural publication that reaches 10,000 readers each month, and in the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Annual Report.

Donate $1,000+ to create a named scholarship in a business name or in honor of someone special.

Additional donations can be made by filling-out the donation slip at your seat and turning it in at closeout.

Lot #13 Gondola Through the Vines

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay at this beautiful new cabin located in the Tahoe Donner subdivision. With 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, the cabin sleeps 8 adults. Upstairs you will find a great room, gourmet kitchen, dining area, deck with BBQ and a master suite with king bed. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms – 2 with king beds; 1 room with queen bed; laundry room and 2 car garage. Access to Tahoe Donner amenities including private gym, 2 pool areas (1 open year-round); tennis courts and private beach at Donner Lake (summer).

Located just a short drive from Downtown Truckee and ski resorts such as Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl and North Star. Of course, Tahoe Donner has their own downhill and cross country ski resort. And if you visit during the summer there is a golf course just around the corner, plenty of hiking trails close by, horseback riding or raft the Truckee River.

This 3 night / 4 day stay is available May 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018 (black out: 6/30 - 7/9/17) – all dates must be mutually agreed upon. Expires April 30, 2018.

Donated by: Anonymous Farm Bureau Supporter

Lot #14 Lamb Dinner for 12 at Robert Young Estate Winery

Begin the afternoon by sipping sumptuous chardonnay from Robert Young Estate Winery while gathered with your party of 12 on a hilltop overlooking the vine-rich valley. The relaxing experience continues as your group enters the wine cave where ranchers Rex and Kerry Williams, famed for producing top quality lamb from pastures in Sonoma County, will prepare and serve grilled lamb. Rex and Kerry learned sheep ranching and lamb grilling from their mentor and good friend, the late Bruce Campbell of CK Lamb. The Williams not only took over Bruce’s sheep flock, but are continuing his tradition of hosting lamb dinners to raise money for agricultural organizations like Sonoma County Farm Bureau. The barbecued lamb will be accompanied by salads and side dishes featuring Sonoma County grown products. Rex, who is an auctioneer and gifted story teller like his mentor Bruce Campbell, will entertain you and your guests with tales about ranching and auctioneering. This evening experience is for 12 people and can be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date before November 1, 2017.

Donated by: Robert Young Estate Winery, Williams Ranches and Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Lot #15 Ultimate Tree Package

This terrific package starts with an on-site consultation from Jeff Kowell, the owner of Image Tree Service. Once a plan is set a 4-man highly skilled, 100% bonded tree service crew, complete with a truck and a chipper will move in for a full day to prune your trees; prepare them for fire season and Winter ready, or remove trees if you prefer. They will also offer up to 200 gallons of fertilizer to help the trees combat the stress received from the last several years of drought. This work day will be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date before December 31, 2017.

Donated by: Image Tree Service

Lot #16 Cooley Ranch Buck Hunt

Okay hunters, set your sights on this chance to bag a Black Tail Trophy Buck at the famed Cooley Ranch in northwest Sonoma County. The Cooley Ranch is where hunting legend Ron Carli shot a buck that was a Big Buck Trophy Winner. The trophy buck was a 3X that measured 26 ¼ inches wide. Wow, that was some buck! Many award winning bucks have been shot on the 19,000 acre Cooley Ranch straddling the Sonoma - Mendocino County line and now it’s your turn!

This is a one-day hunt for one person that includes overnight accommodations in the Cooley Ranch House and all meals. A $125 certificate towards a Trophy Shoulder mount or $50 toward an European Mount have been donated by International Big Game Studio of Taxidermy. The hunt is to be held on a mutually agreed upon date before November 1, 2017.

Donated by: The Cooley Family, Ron Carli and International Big Game Studio of Taxidermy

Lot #17 Crab, Châteaubriand and Cline Cellars for 14

Black tie formal is not required but you might feel like dressing up for this exquisite dinner of fresh crab and chateaubriand at the luxurious Cline Villa in Sonoma. Roger Praplan, chef-owner of La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa, will be the evening’s chef and bon vivant, working his culinary magic to create a sensational dinner in the classic European tradition.

The dinner for 14 will feature fresh crab from the Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay, chateaubriand from Lindley Cattle Co. in Sonoma County and fresh organic produce from the Cline Family’s Green String Farm in Petaluma. Wines from Cline Cellars will be poured with dinner. The dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date. Dinner reservations subject to availability, Fridays and Saturdays excluded April through October.

Donated by: Cline Cellars, Roger Praplan, The Tides Wharf, Lindley Cattle Co. and Green String Farm

Lot # 18 Giants Spring Training Trip for 2

Soak up some sun and the fun of the San Francisco Giants with this exciting trip to spring training in Arizona. The trip for two people is for three days and two nights. The getaway package includes deluxe hotel accommodations, airfare and great home plate seats at a Giants game.

The lucky bidder and guest will fly to Phoenix on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and check into their deluxe room at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in Scottsdale. On Sunday you will attend the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Then you have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the Scottsdale area. Return flight on Monday, March 20th. Go Giants!

Donated by: Donated by Marilyn Can Travel - Marilyn Herzog

Lot #19 Wild West Rodeo BBQ Dinner for 16

Enjoy a special night of Old West entertainment at the rodeo on Saturday, August 5th at this year’s Sonoma County Fair. This wonderful package includes reserved seating for 16 people at the rodeo where top cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the West compete in events ranging from bull riding to calf roping.

The evening starts with a barbecue from Casual Catering and cocktails at the fairgrounds’ VIP Patio where you will be joined by Miss Wine Country Rodeo and other princesses. Your group will be escorted to the Chris Beck Arena where Jeff Davis of Four Star Rodeo Co. will take the group on a behind-the-scenes tour of the corrals and cowboys’ hangout.

Package includes parking and admission to the fair. Wear your Western duds and hold on for a wild ride.

Donated by: Sonoma County Fair, Casual Catering and Four Star Rodeo Co.

Lot #20 YF&R Sporting Clays King Shoot for 5

Here is your opportunity to gather five of your closest shooting buddies and spend a day unloading on clay targets as a team at the 4th Annual Sonoma-Marin YF&R Sporting Clays Shoot. This package includes full entry to the Wing and Barrel Sporting Clays Course on May 21, 2017 for five shooters, Kings Table Lunch for 10, 10 raffle tickets, prime placement of a desired logo at shooting stations, and the chance to win a new shotgun.

Proceeds from the sale of this item go to the Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

Donated by: Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee

Lot #21 Viva Las Vegas for 2


Imagine yourself in a resort unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen, or the world has ever seen! Three fun filled days and two nights at the fabulous PALAZZO HOTEL. This vacation will feature non-stop round trip flights for two to Las Vegas from Oakland or San Francisco. Enjoy fine dining, world-class shops and amazing entertainment. This is the PERFECT short getaway. Travel arranged by Marilyn Can Travel. Some restrictions may apply. Trip must be booked before
November 1, 2017. Viva Las Vegas and mum’s the word.

Donated by: Donated by Marilyn Can Travel - Marilyn Herzog

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