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  • Arturo Sandoval
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Festival Gala Auction Lots

The annual Festival Gala at Meadowood helps to support Festival del Sole's world-class cultural programming as well as providing critical funding for local arts education and community programs.

The 2013 auction featured 10 extraordinary lots ranging from a private party at the home of violinist Joshua Bell to an impossible-to-obtain Kentucky Derby experience; from skiing with an Olympian to an enviable Larger Than Magnums wine collection.

Even more extraordinary lots are being arranged for 2014! 

 

West Meets East
West Meets East

Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi open their winery home – and their hearts – for a memorable evening imbued with the Persian tradition of ta’arof, a concept of graciousness and hospitality exemplified by the Khaledis. Twelve guests will enjoy a beautifully prepared dinner designed to complement the depth and complexity of the exceptional wines of Darioush.   

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World Cup Skiing with an Olympian
World Cup Skiing with an Olympian

Experience The Sebastian – Vail during the 2013-2013 ski season with a unique itinerary of culinary experiences, luxurious accommodations and mountain adventures designed for four. The newest and most stylish boutique property in this international ski town, The Sebastian offers a confluence of approachable chic and high mountain comfort. Ski with an Olympian, share a kitchen with Chef Sergio and bliss out in the Bloom Spa.

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Amazing Terroir and Tomales Bay
Amazing Terroir and Tomales Bay

On January 16, 2014, eight couples will revel in comfort and refinement of Nick’s Cove & Cottages in Tomales Bay while experiencing rare vintages from Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau d’Yquem to cult favorites Sea Smoke Cellars and Sassicaia Tenuto San Guido. Under the artful direction of Chef Austin Perkins, locally sourced, seasonal California cuisine becomes the perfect complement to this remarkable collection of wines. 

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AND You’re Off . . .To The Kentucky Derby!
AND You’re Off . . .To The Kentucky Derby!

Experience the thrill of horse racing in your impossible-to-obtain seats at Churchill Downs, just yards away from the track for unbelievable finish-line action! Enjoy the rare privilege of touring select world-class horse farms and join West Coast vintners, affluent Kentucky residents, and national guests for the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala at Donamire Farm – one of Lexington’s most beautiful Thoroughbred horse farms. 

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Be A Vine Trail V.I.P.
All Along the Vine Trail

Take the sleek Tesla-4S for the ultimate test drive along the roads of Napa Valley. Along the way, discover the favorite stops of the Vine Trail’s Shannon Kuleto and Chuck McMinn for an unforgettable insider’s weekend of art and adventure. Stay in a private Calistoga villa, tour the Palladian estate of Carlo Marchiori, enjoy gourmet cuisine while taking private tours and bicycle rides and much more!

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Indulge to the NY Degree
Indulge to the NY Degree

Festival del Sole favorite Joshua Bell is having a party to celebrate the release of his next album and you’re invited! Immerse yourselves in the Big Apple’s iconic culture and style with the world’s most celebrated violinist, a Park Avenue address, and dinner at Jean-Georges. With Breakfast at Tiffany’s and an evening at Saturday Night Live, this is New York at its absolute best!

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Bigger Than Magnums
Bigger Than Magnums

Derived from the Latin magnus, meaning large or great, this collection of 3L bottles epitomizes all that is big and great about wines from Napa and Sonoma counties. Each with its signature style and structure, these 13 outstanding wines offer a panoramic taste of famed micro-climates and terroir. 

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A Match Made in Heaven
A Match Made in Heaven

We can only hope that heaven is something like this. Ten special guests will enjoy an amazing food and wine experience from The Napa Valley Reserve, Colgin Cellars and Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood for the benefit of unfunded care at St. Helena Hospital.  

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Bedazzle Her with Diamonds
Bedazzle her with Diamonds

Be absolutely dazzling wearing this rare and captivating vintage locket from Circa, the world’s leading international buyer. The brilliance and radiance of nearly 10 karats of exquisite mine-cut diamonds will dazzle and delight! This enchanting mid-Victorian heart and bow motif locket is made of 18-karat gold and silver.

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Bond Man or a Golf Legend?
Bond Man or a Golf Legend?

You can be both at Albany. The Bahamian luxury resort that served as the tropical backdrop for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale was co-founded by Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and British billionaire Joe Lewis and ranks No. 8 among the world's Top 20 Golf Resorts. Soak up six sun-filled days of tropical splendor at this oh-so-private gem nestled along 600 oceanfront acres of New Providence Island, where you can live like Bond and play like a legend!

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Fund a Need
Fund a Need

It started with a simple question: Do you have a wish? Is there a musical instrument or set of classroom materials your music or drama program needs for the upcoming school year? Festival del Sole asked Napa Valley Unified School District middle and high school music & drama teachers this simple question, and received over $100,000 worth of responses.

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