Lots announced for Sonoma County Wine Auction
Auction lots for Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature, have been announced by the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.
The auction takes place Sept. 20-22, culminating in a live auction hosted at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard in Russian River Valley northwest of Santa Rosa.
Proceeds from the “Fund-A-Need paddle raise” are dedicated to rebuilding the Sonoma County community with a specific focus on affordable housing, according to the foundation.
“Our community lost more than 5,000 homes during the wildfires last year. Housing is a basic and fundamental need, recovery is going to be a long-term effort, and we want to do our part to help those adversely impacted,” stated George F. Hamel Jr., this year’s honorary event chairman.
Forty-one lots are available, including include wine and travel packages. Examples are a 111-bottle collection of 2013 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus Red Blend and “an intimate evening" at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, featuring a five-course dinner paired with wines from the Hamel Family Winery library as well as a solo concert with Grammy Award-winner George Winston, performing "Linus and Lucy" and other classics from the "Peanuts" animated specials.
The foundation said it has raised over the years about $29 million for charitable organizations focusing on literacy, education, arts and culture, environment and health and human services.