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Taste of the Vine Auction

Get ready for an unforgettable fundraising experience! Our event features both an exciting online silent auction, where you can browse and bid on a diverse array of exclusive items from the comfort of your home, and a captivating live auction. Join us to support diabetes research, indulge in friendly bidding wars, and secure remarkable treasures, all while contributing to a meaningful purpose for SDRI.

Our Silent Auction will open at 8am on September 21, 2023 and close at 8pm on September 24, 2023. 

Live Auction

Mag-nificient 7 Wine Lot

Get ready to raise your glass to an extraordinary collection of wine that’s not only exceptional but also a piece of Hollywood history! We are proud to present a stellar line-up of seven magnums of wine produced by renowned wineries! Magnums include: 2016 Melville estate syrah; Brander estate cabernet sauvignon reserve (signed by Fred Brander); 2018 Au Bon Climat “Knox Alexander” pinot noir; 2018 GoGi “Goldie” chardonnay (signed by Goldie Hawn); 2018 GoGi “La Mer” pinot noir (signed by Kurt Russell); 2018 Foxen “Julia’s Vineyard” pinot noir; and 2018 Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard pinot noir (signed by Bob Lindquist).

But here’s what makes this collection truly exceptional: both GoGi magnums are personally autographed by none other than vintner Kurt Russell and the iconic actress Goldie Hawn. It’s a rare and priceless addition to any wine connoisseur’s collection, and it’s the perfect conversation piece for your next dinner party.

Bid now to own this exceptional wine collection that combines the artistry of winemaking with the glamour of Hollywood. Not only will you enjoy these exceptional wines, but you’ll also hold a piece of cinematic history in your hands. Don’t miss this chance to toast to a taste of luxury and star-studded elegance!

Santa Barbara Villa

Unlock the perfect setting for your next unforgettable celebration! Enjoy the opportunity to start planning the ultimate party for 20 in a spacious and luxurious home nestled in the picturesque foothills above Santa Barbara. Enjoy 8 bedrooms, 6 baths, set on 7 acres of natural beauty.

Imagine two nights of pure bliss in a stunning ocean view villa, where you and your guests will be treated to breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean from decks, terraces, or private hot tub. This is your chance to bask in the beauty of Santa Barbara while creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, an anniversary, or simply want to gather with friends and family in a breathtaking setting, this villa offers the perfect backdrop for your special occasion.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to host your dream party in one of the most picturesque locations on the West Coast. Start planning your unforgettable event today and bid to secure your spot in this beautiful ocean view villa above Santa Barbara!

Available weekends or weekdays, subject to existing bookings. 40 people maximum allowed for a daytime party; 20 people maximum overnight. Parking restricted to 8 cars. No smoking.

Explore the South of France

Picture yourself on the stunning French Riviera, where luxury meets the Mediterranean breeze! A dreamy opportunity for five nights of pure bliss in your very own 3-bedroom apartment, perched above the bay in the enchanting Villefranche-sur-Mer. This newly remodeled, modern flat is designed for comfort and style, offering all the space you need to relax and unwind with your loved ones.

With accommodations to comfortably sleep up to 6 guests, you can invite your closest friends or family to join you on this unforgettable adventure. Wake up to breathtaking views of the bay, sip your morning coffee on a private terrace, and soak in the beauty of the French Riviera at your own pace.

Whether you’re exploring the charming streets of Villefranche-sur-Mer, basking in the sun on the beach, or savoring the delectable local cuisine, this is your chance to experience the French Riviera in all its glory.

Yacht Cruise for 11

Gather your group of 11 friends and set sail from the picturesque Santa Barbara Harbor for a leisurely 4-hour cruise. As you glide along the coastline, you’ll be treated to breathtaking Riviera views that will leave you in awe.

But that’s not all! To make this experience even more special, we’ve included a selection of premium wines for you to enjoy during your journey. Savor the moment with (4) bottles of the exquisite Summerland Winery 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Grenache Rosé, known for its delicate flavors and crisp finish. Plus, toast to this incredible adventure with a bottle of the exquisite Riverbench 2018 Santa Maria Valley Blanc de Blancs (sparkling), adding a touch of elegance to your yacht excursion.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on this luxurious escape along the American Riviera, complete with fine wines to complement the breathtaking scenery. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Luxurious Week in Tuscany

Embark on a journey back in time and experience the epitome of luxury in the heart of Tuscany! Our live auction is your gateway to an enchanting seven-night stay in a breathtaking 11th-century converted abbey, nestled near the historic town of Siena, Italy. This exclusive retreat boasts eight bedrooms, a magnificent marble swimming pool, and even a medieval chapel – all for your private enjoyment. And let’s not forget the view: your abode overlooks the picturesque hillside vineyards of Montalcino, where the sunsets are nothing short of magical.

During your stay, your every need will be taken care of with a daily housekeeper to ensure your sanctuary remains pristine. Plus, prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as a gourmet chef will delight you with their culinary artistry for two memorable evenings.

Please note that this extraordinary opportunity is subject to date restrictions and is available for booking May 8, 2024 to November 2024 and May 2025 to November 2025. Don’t miss your chance to bid on this once-in-a-lifetime Italian escape at our live auction. Your Tuscan dream awaits!