Save the date for Auction Napa Valley, May 31 - June 3, 2018
Auction Napa Valley combines Napa Valley wine, the region’s iconic scenery, vintner hospitality, creative culinary expressions and the chance for bidders to acquire rare collections of Napa Valley wine and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
TOR Wines will feature a live auction lot this year. Please visit the link for details.
- Accendo Cellars, Arrow&Branch, TOR Kenward Family Wines, Vice Versa, Wheeler Farms
- 52 bottles of Napa Valley wine
- 5 hours flight time with NetJets aboard a Challenger 650 a large cabin jet
- 2 nights’ accommodations for 4 couples at the Ink House
- Transportation within Napa Valley for 8
- Dinner with Steve and Seanne Contursi of Arrow&Branch for 8
- Breakfast with Patrice and Samantha Breton of Vice Versa for 8
- Wine blending session with Nigel Kinsman and Sarah Donley for 8
- Lunch with Susan and Tor Kenward of TOR Kenward Family Wines for 8
- Gala dinner party at Wheeler Farms’ Hospitality House for 8
- Brunch with the Araujo family of Accendo Cellars for 8
If you’ve always dreamed of being a winemaker and living the wine country lifestyle, this is your chance! The Wheeler Farms family of wineries have teamed up to immerse you, your partner and three other couples in the magic of winemaking and Napa Valley camaraderie as you craft your own signature cuvee to take home. A private jet and beautiful luxury accommodation round out this fabulous experience of a lifetime.
Founded in 1880 by Charles Wheeler, the original Wheeler Farms property encompassed some 400 acres just south of St. Helena and was planted to grapes, prunes, walnuts and citrus. Purchased in 2014 by longtime Napa vintners Bart and Daphne Araujo, the current 11.5-acre estate resides happily in the sun off of Zinfandel Lane.
Meet the Family
The original concept for this new Wheeler Farms was to welcome a collaboration of winemakers who would join the Araujos in producing a variety of ultra-premium wines at the winery. This collective now comprises Arrow&Branch, TOR Kenward Family Wines and Vice Versa. The Araujo family makes wine under the Wheeler Farms label, and focuses on premium Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon under their Accendo Cellars label as well.
This lot will allow you to enjoy being a true member of the Napa Valley community. You’ll arrive in Napa in style as NetJets provides you with up to 5 hours on an amazing Challenger 650 – a state-of-the-art large cabin jet that seats up to 11 people in maximum comfort. Enjoy settling in to the beautiful Ink House, Napa’s newest ultra-luxury inn just a stone’s throw from Wheeler Farms, which will be your private home for the duration of your visit. After you freshen up, you’ll be welcomed with a fabulous dinner at the home of Steve and Seanne Contursi of Arrow&Branch, to discuss your plans over fresh pizzas baked in their outdoor pizza oven. Breakfast with Patrice and Samantha Breton of Vice Versa the next day sets you up for an extraordinary experience at Wheeler Farms. Top winemakers Nigel Kinsman and Sarah Donley will guide you through a blending session to create your own unique cuvee from a selection of lots donated by all the wineries. Each couple will receive 12 750ml bottles and one 3-liter (Double Magnum) bottle of their finished blend, complete with a specially designed label featuring the signatures of all ten vintners.
After all that hard work, relax and have lunch with Susan and Tor Kenward of TOR Kenward Family Wines. Dinner features “a moveable feast”—each couple will be transported to one of the homes of the winery owners for private drinks and conversation, then everyone will be brought together at Wheeler Farms’ spectacular Hospitality House for a gala dinner and party.
Finally, wind up your magical stay with a delicious brunch hosted by the Araujo family of Accendo Cellars.
Lot to be redeemed on mutualy agreed-upon dates by June 1, 2019