Sonoma County Farm Bureau

26th Annual Great Sonoma Crab abd Wine Fest
- Live Auction Items

These items and many more will be auctioned off at the 26th 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 Dutton Ranch BBQ for 25


Looking for the perfect way to entertain a group, a company picnic, a family reunion or just looking for a reason to get together? Enjoy the relaxing, country atmosphere at Dutton Ranch with an amazing outdoor BBQ dinner for 25. The Duttons, now in the sixth generation, have been farming in Sonoma County for more than 100 years and are leaders in the agricultural industry.

The barbecued meat and all the other fixins’ for the dinner will be prepared by the crews from Dutton Ranch and Wilbur-Ellis in Healdsburg. The hearty ranch food will be paired with fine wines from Dutton-Goldfield and Dutton Estate wineries. Guests will enjoy a ranch tour and a chance to meet the Dutton family and their winemakers. The BBQ must be booked on a mutually agreed upon date in 2015. Sorry, not available during the harvest season August 20 thru November 1, 2015.

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

Lot #2 Winner’s Circle and VIP Luncheon


Get ready for some face-paced excitement. You and your guests will be treated like dignitaries during a special day at the horse races during the Sonoma County Fair. The package includes a private box for six in the racetrack grandstand where each guest will receive two complimentary cocktails while wagering on thoroughbreds. Before the races, the lucky six will be treated to a catered lunch on the VIP Patio at the fairgrounds. Following lunch, there will be a meet and greet with the horse race announcer or racing official.

The high bidder also gets a named race on the day of their visit, plus their name or company’s name on the racetrack Jumbotron. And there is more... the buyer will be treated to the “Owner for a Day” package that provides the exclusive opportunity to stand with the owners and trainers in the center of the paddock during their specified race. There will be a commemorative photograph. Of course, parking and admission to the fair are included in this super package.

The day at the races will be on a mutually agreeable race date during the fair, July 30th - August 2nd or August 6th - August 9th. No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Donated by: Sonoma County Fair

Lot #3 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 Nov. 1, 2015. Please note: this little piggy only travels to locations in Sonoma County.

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

Lot #4 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 2nd Annual YF&R Sporting Clays Shoot.

This package includes full entry to the Wing and Barrel Sporting Clays Course on May 30th, 2015 for five shooters, Kings Table Lunch, 10 raffle tickets, prime placement of a desired logo at shooting stations, and the chance to win a new shotgun. All 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 #5 Cruise on San Francisco Bay for 10


Welcome aboard for a day of wine, fun and world-class views of San Francisco. A party of 10 will enjoy an afternoon on San Francisco Bay aboard “Spellbound,” a 42-foot classic Stephens cruiser owned by Sonoma County’s Henry Beaumont, who will be your host for the day. The lucky bidder can chose either Sunday, Sept. 13 or Sunday, Oct. 11 for the Bay outing.

The ship leaves from Sausalito, traveling to Tiburon and Angel Island before sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy wine and appetizers while taking in the magnificent views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This is the perfect fall outing for a birthday or anniversary celebration or just an excuse to get 10 good friends together for a day of wining, dining and cruising on the Bay.

Donated by: Henry Beaumont

Lot #6 Laguna Royal Italian Festa


The Brothers Ibleto, Art and Angelo, bigger-than-life-characters known for their family’s heritage recipes and Italian cooking skills are teaming with vintners John and Terri Balletto to offer a night of great food, fine wine, Italian music and lots of fun. The royal Italian feast will be for 100 lucky people on Aug. 21, 2015 at Balletto Vineyards and Winery along the Laguna in the Russian River Valley. Art, the Pasta King, will prepare his signature pasta and polenta dishes. Angelo, a sausage master and celebrated grill king, will smoke a whole hog for the al fresco Italian feast. Italian Gelato inspired flavors of Cold Stone Ice Cream will be served for dessert.

Don’t miss out on this night of fun with Sonoma County’s most beloved Italians who live by the adage, “Eat, drink and be merry”. As an added bonus, Art Ibleto and other local talent will sing some of their favorite selections from Italian operas.

Raise your bidding card and join the party for $150 per person or $250 a couple. Buon Gusto!

Donated by: John & Terri Balletto, Balletto Vineyards and Winery; Angelo Ibleto, Angelo’s Meats; Art Ibleto “the Pasta King” and Cold Stone Ice Creamery

Lot #7 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

  • 4 Lower Reserve tickets for San Francisco 49ers Football. Date pending team schedule.
  • 1 case of premium Sonoma County Wine.

Certificate #2

  • 4 Club Level Seats for S.F. Giants Baseball
    1:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 vs Rockies.
  • 4 Lower Reserved Seats for San Jose Sharks Hockey
    7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 vs. Dallas Stars.
  • 4 Lower Reserved Seats for Golden State Warriors Basketball 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 vs. Detroit Pistons
  • 1 case of premium Sonoma County Wine.

Donated by: American AgCredit

Lot #8 An Uplifting Day in Carneros For 2


Your day will start at the Schellville Airport on Hwy. 121, where you and your guest will board an open-cockpit biplane and fly (upside down, if you wish) over the Wine Country, South to the Golden Gate Bridge or West to the Coast. It’s your choice.

Upon safe return to earth, you will visit the unique grounds of Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, and enjoy imaginative gardens designed by the world’s leading landscape architects. You will lunch at Park 121 Café where chef Bruce Reizenman creates seasonal dishes using the finest local produce.

Across the street is the world-famous Freixenet’s Gloria Ferrer Caves. In the Spanish style building overlooking vineyards, you will relax with glasses of sparkling wines produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in nearby vineyards.

The tour, to be held on a mutually agreed upon date, will be guided by Tito and Janet Sasaki, owners of Sasaki Vineyards and members of Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Passage must be booked before
Nov. 1, 2015.

Donated by: Janet & Tito Sasaki of Sasaki Vineyards

Lot #9 Disneyland Vacation For 4


The Magical Kingdom awaits you and your family for this fun-filled vacation promising memories that will last a lifetime. This Disneyland Vacation package for a family of four includes accommodations at the Disneyland Hotel and admission tickets for three days to Disneyland Park where Mickey and Minnie will greet you. Enjoy the adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean and the thrill of Matterhorn. Your family will be wowed by the new Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.

The package includes a Character Breakfast at one of five venues at Disneyland. We all remember our first visit to Disneyland where dreams really do come true. Give those memories to children you love. The vacation must be booked on a mutually agreeable date before Nov. 1, 2015.

Donated by: Sonoma County Farm Bureau with arrangements by Marilyn Can Travel

Lot #10 Sweet T's Dinner for 8, Cigars Too


Gather your friends for an evening featuring Southern hospitality and great barbecue at Sweet T’s, the Santa Rosa restaurant offering a taste of the South. The package includes a dinner for 8 people, with the evening starting casually with cocktails and appetizers. Then, the talented chefs at Sweet T’s will prepare a three course Southern dinner, featuring the restaurant’s signature barbecue, paired with wines that enhance the flavors of hearty food.

You and your guests will finish the night with after-dinner drinks and cigars around the outdoor fire pit on the patio. Sweet T’s famed brisket is the only thing that can smoke indoors so plan your evening when skies are clear and you and guests can enjoy cigars on the patio. The dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date before Nov. 1, 2015. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance.

Donated by: Sweet T’s Restaurant & Bar, Santa Rosa

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, prepared and 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, 2015.

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 and invest in the future of Sonoma County agriculture. Help us to 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.

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.

You can support at four different levels: $1,000+, $500, $250 or $100

Lot #13 Gondola Through the Vines


Attention grape growers: this shiny new bin is for you to christen during the Harvest of 2015. 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 #14 Candle Stick Autographed Seat and Signed Bumgarner Glove

The high bidder gets to choose one or both of these unique, signed sports memorabilia items that will only become more valuable with time.

HuntItem 1 - With the demolition of Candlestick Park, football legend Joe Montana secured all the seat backs marked with his famed #16. This seat back is one of those from the Montana collection and is signed by Joe himself. It is artfully showcased in a special display case that will protect Joe’s signature from fading over time. These vintage seat backs show signs of weathering and oxidation, reflecting the cool, chilly conditions that were part of Candlestick Park’s reputation. This is a very rare and piece of
San Francisco sport’s history.

HuntItem 2 - This baseball glove signed by San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is displayed in a beautifully framed shadow box. It will become a family heirloom and reminder of the 2014 World Series where Madison literally put the team on his back to help the Giants win their third World Series in five years. This is a very unique item signed by what looks to be the greatest World Series pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball.

Donated by: Friends of Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Lot #15 Star Gazing at Robert Young Estate


Spend an evening exploring the galaxies while star gazing at the family owned Robert Young Estate Winery in the Alexander Valley. Begin the night by sipping sumptuous chardonnay from Robert Young Estate wine while gathered with your party of 12 on a hilltop overlooking the vine-rich valley. The relaxing experience continues as the group enjoys a picnic supper prepared by Sonoma County Farm Bureau.

As the festivities continue and night falls, guests will join astronomers in viewing the open expanse of the northern Sonoma County sky. Gaze with state-of-the-art telescope equipment and explore the spectacular beauty of the world above. Learn about stars, galaxies, constellations and more while listening to enchanting heavenly tales from astronomy experts. This evening experience is for 12 people and can be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date before November 1, 2015.

Donated by: Robert Young Estate Winery, Wine Country Star Party and Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Lot #16 Cave Dinner for 10 at Kunde Estate


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 Estate 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 Estate 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 111-year history on the ranch. The dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date before Nov. 1, 2015.

Donated by: Kunde Family Estate Winery and Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Lot #17 S.F. Giants Spring Training Trip


Soak up some sun and the fun of the World Champion 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 Friday, March 20, 2015 and check into their deluxe room at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in Scottsdale. On Friday evening, you will attend the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds at Scottsdale Stadium. Then you have the rest of the weekend to relax and enjoy the Scottsdale area. Return flight on Sunday, March 22nd.

Go Giants!

Donated by: Marilyn Can Travel

Lot #18 Cooley Ranch Buck Hunt


Okay hunters, set your sights on this once-in-a-lifetime 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 but many award winning bucks have been shot on the 19,000 acre Cooley Ranch straddling on the Sonoma - Mendocino County line.

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 has been donated by International Big Game Studio of Taxidermy. The hunt is to be held on a mutually agreed upon date before Nov. 1, 2015.

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

Lot #19 Williams Ranches Lamb Dinner for 12


Ranchers Rex and Kerry Williams, famed for producing top quality lamb from pastures in Sonoma County, will prepare and serve a grilled lamb dinner in your home or backyard. 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. The Sonoma County lamb will be paired with an array of fine wines. The lamb dinner will be prepared at your home on a mutually agreed upon date before Nov. 1, 2015.

Donated by: Williams Ranches and Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Lot # 20 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 châteaubriand 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 Bodega Bay, châteaubriand cut from beautifully marbled Lindley Cattle Co. beef tenderloin and fresh organic produce from the Cline Family’s Green String Farm in Petaluma. Perfectly paired wines from Cline Cellars will be poured with dinner. Dinner reservations subject to availability, Fridays and Saturdays excluded April through October, on a mutually agreed upon date before Nov. 1, 2015.

Donated by: Cline Cellars, Roger Praplan - La Gare French Restaurant & Stephanie Larson, TheTides, Lindley Cattle Co. and Green String Farms

Lot #21 Wild West Rodeo BBQ Dinner for 16


Enjoy a special night of Old West entertainment at the rodeo on Saturday, July 25 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 Bubba’s BBQ 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, Four Star Rodeo Co. and Bubba’s BBQ

Lot# 22 Sonoma County Craft Beer Tour for 20


Did you know that Sonoma County is the home to some of the best craft breweries in the world? It’s time for you to taste some of those terrific craft beers. You and your 19 closest beer drinking buddies will be picked up at the location of your choice. Once you board the bus it will become your private VIP craft beer party on wheels. Your knowledgeable tour guide (in addition to your driver) will regale you with stories, tasting notes and industry insider information about the beer and the breweries.

Select 3 stops from these 6 breweries to visit:
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Third Street Aleworks, Old Redwood Brewing, Woodfour Brewing Company, HopMonk Tavern and Stumptown Brewery.

Included is a behind-the-scenes brewery tour to see firsthand how beer is made. Between the brewery stops, you will enjoy a box lunch featuring delicious eats from Sonoma County.

Donated by: North Bay Brewery Tours and Sonoma County Farm Bureau

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