Love of the Land Live Auction Items 2016

Love of the Land Live Auction Items 2016

Auction Items

These items and many more will be auctioned off at Love of the Land a benefit dinner to protect farmlands and clean water.

Proxy bidders

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

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LOT #1 Historic Crane Melon Barn Lamb Dinner for 20


Bask in Sonoma County history during this special Pozzi Lamb dinner at the rustic Crane Melon Barn, a Sonoma County landmark since 1868. Some foodies have proclaimed Joe Pozzi’s lamb the best in the world so be prepared for a tasty treat. The old barn, built entirely out of redwood, was originally used for storing hay, horses and livestock. Today, it’s the place to get Crane melons in the fall. The Crane Melon Barn is currently owned and operated by Rick and Cindy Crane and their daughter Jennifer Crane, fifth and sixth generation Sonoma County farmers. The fantastic lamb dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date in spring or early summer 2017. Expires July 1, 2017.

Donated by: Crane Family and Pozzi Lamb

LOT #2 An Uplifting Day in Carneros For 2


Your day will start at Vintage Aircraft Co. located at the Schellville Airport, where you and your guest will board a convertible-in-the-sky, a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane, and aviate over the Wine Country, South towards the Golden Gate Bridge and a view of San Francisco Skyline or West to the Pacific with a view of Tomales Bay, the Farallon islands and the impressive San Andreas fault line. It’s your choice. At the end of your flight, you can kick-it-up-a-notch and enjoy a roller coaster in the sky, looping and rolling through the Sonoma blue skies. Upon safe return to earth, you will visit a local restaurant to dine with the Sasaki’s on seasonal dishes prepared with the finest local produce. Next, you will visit 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 grapes 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 July 1, 2017.

Donated by: Janet & Tito Sasaki of Sasaki Vineyards, Vintage Aircraft Co. and Gloria Ferrer

LOT #3 Coppola Pool Party for 4


Your winning bid gets you a wonderful and relaxing day at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Your auction lot includes a wonderful full day for four people (children and/or adults), including: Four pool passes for the Francis Ford Coppola pool. The use of one cabine (private changing room with shower) for the entire day. Lunch for four at Pool Café on the same day your pool visit. 2 bottles of Francis Coppola Reserve wine for lunch. Complementary beverages during your stay. This auction lot is valid through October 15th, 2017.

Donated by: Francis Ford Coppola

LOT #4 Wine and Dine in Rockpile with The Mauritson Family & Dry Creek Kitchen

Best of Sonoma Coutny

This auction item is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and 13 guests to dine with members of the Mauritson Family, Farm Bureau’s 2016 Farm Family of the Year. Preparing this amazing meal will be Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. Guests will enjoy an unforgettable dinner in the family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard highlighting the family’s diverse contributions to our agricultural community. The evening will include hand-picked library and single-vineyard wines from Mauritson Family Winery and Painted Hills beef from their cattle ranch. The dinner will be held at Rockpile vineyard, weather permitting. Otherwise, it will be in the cellar at the winery, on a mutually agreeable date. The dinner is not available during harvest.

Donated by: The Mauritson Family and Dry Creek Kitchen

LOT #5 “Bubbles, Bocce, Bitch and Burgers” party for 8


Enjoy an afternoon for 8 playing bocce ball at the oyster shell court located on the grounds of the beautiful Vintners Inn and John Ash & Company. You and your guests will enjoy a sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres welcome at the bocce court preceding your “tournament” play. You’ll be provided with the simple instructions to the fun team play of bocce. After sweating out the competition on the court, you’ll adjourn to The Front Room Bar and Lounge to enjoy gourmet burgers and delicious “Bitch” wine from Australia. Prepare to have a wonderful afternoon living the wine county lifestyle. Package includes sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres courtside, gourmet burgers with French fries and “Bitch” Aragon Grenache wine (6 bottles) at John Ash and Co. – Front Room Bar & Lounge. Subject to court availability. Expires July 2017.

Donated by: John Ash and Co. and Vintners Inn

LOT #6 Private Dinner at the Kunde 202 Lounge


This private dinner for 10 will be at the Kunde 202 Lounge, a beautiful outdoor patio area at Kunde Family Estate winery and vineyards in the Valley of the Moon. The intimate dinner will be prepared by culinary artist Amber Balshaw of Preferred Sonoma Caterers, one of the most sought after chefs in wine country. Amber’s special creations will be paired with an array of fabulous Kunde Estate wines, providing a sensory experience that will be worthy of the scenic setting. This evening of wine country wining, dining and magnificent views will be held on a mutually agreeable date before July 1, 2016.

Donated by: Kunde Estate Winery and Preferred Sonoma Caterers

LOT #7 Two-night stay at Wilson Winery Guest House Estate for 6


Do you long for a getaway to a hidden wine country paradise? Dream of waking up in the pastoral serenity of Healdsburg? Then head to the Wilson Winery Guest House, located on a quiet road in the acclaimed Dry Creek Valley, and only a 5 minute drive from downtown Healdsburg in one direction and Wilson Winery in the other. Settle in for two nights at our beautiful guest house and relax with a glass of delicious Wilson wine! This package for up to 6 people includes: A 2-night stay in the Wilson Winery Guest house on a mutually agreed upon date. Customized Portfolio Tour of the Wilson Artisan Wineries, including lunch, transportation, wine educator, and more! A private tasting for 6 at Wilson Winery, plus complimentary tasting at all eight of the Wilson Artisan Wineries. Two bottles of delicious Wilson wine in the house on arrival. To be arranged in advance, at a mutually agreed time. Stay must be used by March 31, 2017. Holidays and events excluded.

Donated by: Wilson Winery

Lot #8 Ultimate Tree Package by Image Tree Service


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, 2016.

Donated by: Image Tree Service

LOT #9 4 Tickets to Keith Urban at Shoreline and a Limo


This VIP Gold ticket level package includes tickets for four to the four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban concert at Shoreline Amphitheater on July 28th, 2016 in Mountain View, CA. Watch as Urban preforms “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” his 19th #1 song and other hits like “Somebody Like You”, “Long Hot Summer” and more. You and three of your friends will travel in style in a VIP limo provided by Marilyn Herzog of Marilyn Can Travel. On arrival to the concert your party will have VIP parking and attend the VIP pre-party with a private cash bar and complimentary food. You will have Fast Lane entry to get into the concert. Two of four seats are in the 100 section and the other two are in the 200 section, only a few rows apart. Once the concert starts it will not matter!

Donated by: THE BULL 106.3 - New Hot Country and
Marilyn Herzog of Marilyn Can Travel

LOT #10 Sunday Dinner Under the Oaks for 25


Journey back to simpler times when families and friends gathered for a Sunday afternoon dinner to eat, drink and socialize in a relaxed outdoor setting. This experience is awaiting you and 24 family members and friends at this country barbecue hosted by ranchers Domenic and Lynda Carinalli at their vineyards along the Laguna de Santa Rosa in the Russian River Valley. Domenic, known for his masterful cooking skills, will grill pork spare ribs, which will be served with salad, baked beans and garlic bread. Homemade Italian sausages will be grilled for appetizers and there will be ice cream for dessert. The feast will be accompanied by award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from the D&L Carinalli Vineyards. The dinner under the oaks will be held on a mutually agreeable Sunday afternoon. Expires July 1, 2017.

Donated by: Domenic and Lynda Carinalli and D&L Carinalli Vineyards

LOT #11 Super Sports Package


The high bidder of this package can select one of four Bay Area Sports ticket packages. It may take a referee to decide who the winning bidder will be for these awesome sporting experiences.

Ticket Package #1
4 x 49ers tickets & parking on Dec. 11th, 2016 vs. N.Y. Jets

Ticket Package #2
4 x SF Giants tickets - Club Level for Oct. 2nd, 2016 vs LA Dodgers - Last Game of the Season - and Orange & Black Swag

Ticket Package #3
4 x Golden State Warriors Tickets for 2016/17 Season - Date TBD

Ticket Package #4
4 x SJ Sharks tickets for 2016/17 Season - Date TBD
2 x Oakland A’s tickets on Sept 2nd, 2016 vs Boston Red Sox

Donated by: American AgCredit

LOT #12 Aaron Tippin VIP Treatment For 6 at Sonoma County Fair

Dutton Ranch

Sonoma County Fair has put together a VIP package that you and 5 others will thoroughly enjoy. Start your evening on Thursday, August 4th, with VIP parking and dinner at Sliders on the fairgrounds. Next make your way to the Community Stage to locate your 6 VIP reserved seats for the Aaron Tippin concert. Tippin celebrates his silver anniversary as a recording artist this year. His first single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, hit the Billboard Country Singles chart, and he quickly followed up with hits like “My Blue Angel” and “Working Man’s PhD”. He was building his brand on songs that touched a nerve with his blue collar audience, and a one-of-a-kind Country vocal style. This VIP package will go to the high bidder.

Donated by: Sonoma County Fair

LOT #13 A Romantic Night at Jordan Vineyard & Winery


This is a rare opportunity for you and your special someone to stay the night at the fabulous Jordan Vineyard & Winery, a classic wine estate in the Alexander Valley. You will be the pampered guests in the luxury accommodations at this famed winery, fashioned after a French chateau and known for its world class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Put on your walking shoes and explore the expansive grounds in the hills above the Alexander Valley. Visit the private gardens and the pastures where cattle graze, feeling rejuvenated by the fresh air and the scenic beauty. Your experience will include a tour of the winery and grounds along with a tasting of the current release Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In the evening your driver will transport you to Healdsburg where you will dine on a masterfully prepared Five Course Tasting Dinner for 2 at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. Following a night of fine food and wine your driver will take you back to your hideaway at Jordan. This wonderful experience can be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date between Nov. 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

Donated by: Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen

LOT #14 Carmel Experience with Golf


Have you been looking for that perfect excuse to get away? Sonoma County is beautiful, but have you thought about Carmel? This is your opportunity! Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights in the beautiful Carmel Valley at Quail Lodge Resort. Drive south on highway 1 and take in the beautiful coastal views. Stop in Santa Cruz or Monterey for a walk on the sand. Upon arrival, check in to your room and settle in for a relaxing weekend. Wake rested and enjoy a breakfast for two. Then head out on the links for and a round of golf for two. In the evening take a 10 minute drive to Carmel by the Sea where you will find several gourmet and local dining options to choose from.

Donated by: Marilyn Can Travel

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