Lot #124 – Blackberry Farm Trip with Food and Wine Tuition for 2

Each year, this Wine Spectator Grand Award winner, and resort ranked by Travel + Leisure as the top hotel for service in the U.S. and Canada and number seven in the World, invites some of the nation’s most prestigious chefs, vintners, athletes, authors and musicians to share their secrets with a select group of guests during a series of special getaways. During this four-day, three-night visit to Blackberry Farm, two guests will enjoy one of Blackberry’s exciting events.

Blackberry Farm Chefs and Artisans, along with a guest chef and guest vintner, will share their secrets and passion for creating great culinary experiences. Three days of events include a cooking demonstration, wine tasting and special menus showcasing the guest vintner’s wines along with the Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm and the incredible collection of world-renowned chefs. Just a few names to mention for the events – Château Palmer, Yves Gangloff Wines, Chef Rick Tramonto, Chef Nancy Silverton, Robin Lail  of Lail Vineyards, J.L. Chave, Daniel Boulud, Screaming Eagle, Thomas Keller, Le Pin.

In addition to enjoying some of the country’s best food and wine, these recipients will enjoy the 4,200-acre estate offering one of the country’s best fly fishing programs, sporting clay course, horseback riding, mountain biking, spa pampering, hiking, and simply relaxing on the veranda, enjoying the views of the Great Smoky Mountains.


  • Three nights lodging for two people in a Cottage Suite, one of Blackberry’s most luxurious accommodations, offering a private porch with rockers, wood burning fireplace, fluffy king-size feather bed, sitting area, and large bathroom complete with whirlpool tub.
  • All meals from dinner the night of arrival through lunch the day of departure.
  • 2012 or 2013 event tuition for two based on availability – Includes cooking demonstration, wine tastings and special culinary events during the three-day program.

Restrictions: No airfare included. Trip Restrictions Apply. Please see Trip Guidelines at the front of the Live Auction section of the 2012 Auction Catalog.

Donor(s): Blackberry Farm