Unique Experiences Up For Grabs

In addition to everyone’s favorite Wine Auction, we’ve upped the ante at this year’s Wild & Scenic with some amazing new silent auction items to bid on. Choose from a rafting trip to Chile’s Futaleufu River or three different insider Wine Region tours. Details of each trip below.

 

Wine Auction
Begins Friday at 5 pm until Saturday at 7pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City

Stop by the wine auction and take home a few bottles of wine as your festival souvenir! Located in the Miners Foundry, the wine auction is open from Friday at 5pm until Saturday at 7pm and features selections from dozens of different wineries. Don’t want to wait and see if you’re the highest bidder? No problem – you can “take it away” right then for a pre-set price. Pay for your winnings at the Miners Foundry Bar. Wine generously provided by our partners at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.

 

Get-Away Auctions
These special silent auction item can be bid on at the Miners Foundry Wine Auction tables. Auction opens Friday 5pm and closes Saturday January 14 at 7pm. Proceeds benefit SYRCL.

Raft Chile’s Futaleufu River this Spring!
A new addition to our silent auction this year, enter your name for a chance to win a trip for 2 on the Futaleufu. Donated by Bio Bio Expeditions Worldwide
Spend 9 days rafting (Class II – V), hiking, horse back riding, fly-fishing and more while staying in a deluxe base camp bungalow with daily yoga, a hot tub, professional massage, wood-fired sauna, sunset bar, and delicious culinary experiences. This adventure is based out of Bio Bio’s beautiful riverside camp overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Futaleufu River as it surges beneath Patagonia’s snow capped mountains. This once-in-a-lifetime experience can be yours! For more information about Bio Bio and their rafting adventures visit bbxrafting.com

Value: $6,800
Bidding Will Start at $3,000

 

Alexander Valley Wine Region Insiders Tour
Randy Arnold, Barefoot Winery Ambassador, will be your host for an afternoon exploring the incredible Alexander Valley Wine Region of Northern Sonoma County. Your tour begins with lunch for 2 people at a fabulous restaurant in Healdsburg. Next, we will visit wineries throughout the region. Alexander Valley is considered one of the best regions for Bordeaux varietals in California. We’ll also take a vineyard walk to see what is happening where wines begin! Randy’s family has owned vineyards in Alexander Valley since the 1880s. His Mother’s family helped establish a French Utopian Colony, Icaria Speranza just south of Cloverdale in 1881. Your private wine tour can be personalized based on your interests. Randy will include a mixed case of Barefoot Wines, Bubblies and Spritzers for your enjoyment. At Barefoot we make something for everyone!

Value: $500

 

Russian River Wine Region Insider’s Tour
Randy Arnold, Barefoot Winery Ambassador, will be your host for an afternoon exploring the incredible Russian River Wine Region of Sonoma County. Your tour begins with lunch for 2 people at a fabulous local restaurant. Next, we will visit wineries throughout the region. The Russian River region is most famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We’ll take a walk in a vineyard that Randy helped plant. Randy’s family date to the 1880’s in Sonoma County winemaking. He will share stories about the history of the region from his unique perspective. Your private wine tour will be personalized based on your interests.  We’ll meet some of the great folks behind the wines of the Russian River Region. Randy will include a mixed case of the latest Barefoot Wines, Spritzers & Bubblies for your enjoyment! At Barefoot we make something for everyone!

Value:  $500

 

Lodi Wine Region Insiders Tour
Randy Arnold, Barefoot Winery Ambassador, will lead a personalized tour for two people of the fabulous Lodi Winegrowing Region. Lodi is about 1 ½ hours east of San Francisco.  The region has 100,000 acres of vineyards which is equivalent to Napa and Sonoma Counties put together.  The Lodi region grows over 100 varietals making it one of the most diverse wine growing regions in the world.  We will have over 80 wineries to choose from for our tour. Our day in Lodi will begin with a lovely lunch at the Townhouse Restaurant located at the Wine & Roses Resort. The visit will include a discussion of the history and geography of Lodi. You’ll have a chance to meet some of the folks behind the great wines of the Lodi region.  We will also explore where wines begin in the vineyards of Lodi. Randy will personalize your tour for you based on your interests and favorite types of wines! He will also include a mixed case of our latest Barefoot Wines, Bubblies and Spritzers for you to enjoy. At Barefoot we make something for everyone!

Value:  $500