Those of you with reservations for our Winemaker Dinner on Saturday, March 4, get ready to bid! From fabulous Destination Vacations (Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Mendocino, New York), a Dinner for Six in the Schug Wine Caves, to Learn to Brew Lessons — we’ve got some great auction items — all benefiting Camp Chance! And a fabulous menu with Hamel Family Wines.
Palm Springs Desert Getaway
Escape to the desert for a 3-night stay in a fabulous condo at the 48@Arenas, urban contemporary townhouses located in the heart of Palm Springs. The stylish, gated community is walking distance to everything — shopping, movie theaters, fantastic dining, casinos, nightclubs and spas.
This two-story condo has two spacious master suites and 2.5 baths, a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and a lovely patio with BBQ. It is furnished with comfort in mind and an eye towards mid-century modern appeal. The complex has four (4) pools/spas and yours is just steps away from the front entrance to the unit. A wonderful excursion for two couples or a family with well-behaved children over 12.
Subject to mutually agreeable dates and requires advance notice to schedule. Direct flights to Palm Springs Airport are available year-round, and high season is considered January – April.
Donated by Rebecca L. Kuga & Irene D. Gilbert
Tahoe Paradise Cabin Hideway
This fully remodeled chalet sits in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by national forest land just outside beautiful South Lake Tahoe. With three bedrooms and two baths, it sleeps six, but can accommodate up to 8 people. Outdoor adventure abounds: bring your skis, hiking boots, beach towels, bikes, and golf clubs. Under ten minutes from Heavenly Ski Resort! Fully equipped kitchen, living area with 43’ flat screen cable TV, stereo, DVD player, and high-speed Wi-Fi. During your three-night stay, relax by the fire with hot cocoa or enjoy a glass of wine on the wrap around deck under the trees.
—Donated by Andy and Susan Petersen
Romance on the North Coast: Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino
On a bluff overlooking the rugged Mendocino coast sits a remarkable cathedral of eco-salvaged redwood that is Brewery Gulch Inn. Spectacular windows frame postcard views of the pines and the surf beyond, and inside, you’re greeted by a clean and contemporary Arts and Crafts style. Relax completely in your cocoon of luxurious comfort, or venture forth for wine tasting, ocean excursions, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, or bird watching.
All accommodations offer gas fireplaces, flat panel televisions with DVD players, Wi-Fi, Sferra linens, Abyss towels, plush robes, and Asprey and Molton Brown bath products. Individual rooms face the ocean, and many have small decks or balconies. Also included during your stay: gourmet cooked-to-order breakfasts with table service and an evening dinner buffet.
Voted #1 Hotel Northern California — Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
$800 credit towards 2-nights accomodation at the Inn, double occupancy. Requires advance notice to schedule.
Donated by Brewery Gulch Inn
Schug Carneros Estate Winery Cave Dinner for Six
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery was the showcase and lifelong dream of one of California’s premier winemakers, Walter Schug. Now, his family and staff carry on the tradition. Host your own party for six in the underground barrel cave where you will enjoy a delicious multi-course meal created by Chef Kristine Schug and paired with award-winning Schug wines.
—Donated by Schug Carneros Estate Winery
Paella Party for Eight
Enjoy an authentic seafood and/or 3-meat paella dinner prepared by Chef Graham. A wine pairing is included — four bottles each of a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be offered with your meal. This fabulous venue is a short drive from historic Sonoma Plaza, and will be set up for alfresco dining on the lovely patio of Castello di GoLightly with sweeping views of the Sonoma Valley. Treat yourself, your friends and family to a memorable evening in Wine Country.
—Donated by Graham Edwards and Sarah GoLightly
Estate Experience for Four at Hamel Family Wines
Perched on a hillside terrace with vineyards, 100-year-old olive trees, and towering Sonoma Mountain before you, this elegant modern winery is one of the most recent to grace Sonoma Valley. Hamel Family vineyards are farmed sustainably with organic and biodynamic practices, producing limited quantity Bordeaux-style varietal wines. Your comprehensive Estate Experience includes a tour of the estate house, winery, caves, and vineyards, followed by a private tasting of four Estate Series wines curated by a Hamel Family Wines Wine Ambassador.
—Donated by Hamel Family Wines
Learn How to Homebrew!
Homebrewing is at the very heart of the craft beer revolution, and now you can join in. Learn how to make your own beer at home from a self-taught homebrew master who has been brewing as a hobby for over ten years. Observe and assist, as you learn to recreate a Lagunitas-style IPA. After the brew lesson, taste samples of ready-to-drink homebrews, and snack on treats while enjoying the views of Mt. Tamalpais from your hosts’ deck and gardens. Leave with a growler full of your homebrew favorite. Maximum of six (6) participants.
—Donated by Steve and Deb Roesler
Historic Beach House Escape on Lake Erie, New York State
Boasting 250 feet of beach frontage on the shores of Lake Erie, this charming 1890’s house (addition in 1960) is the setting for a lovely rural western New York state vacation. Your family and friends will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this historical property, built on land once owned by William Seward, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State who wrote the treaty for the purchase of Alaska (better known as Seward’s Folly).
The house has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and sleeps 8 (can accommodate up to 10). Amenities include wireless Internet, cable TV, full kitchen, wet bar, washer/dryer and a ping-pong table.
Located adjacent to Lake Erie State Park, there’s plenty to do at the lake and nearby — water activities, biking, art galleries, antiquing, Amish communities, festivals, and farmers markets. Enjoy day trips to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, Canada.
This 6-night, 7-day stay is subject to mutually agreeable dates and requires advance notice to schedule. Available until September 30, 2017 only (weather limitations).
Donated by James and Diane Dillon