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Lot 125 | Heed the Siren Song of Sonoma with Reeve, Lombardi, Senses, and More!
Oh, Sonoma. How can one resist the sirensong of your sun-dappled slopes and tantalizing vines? One cannot! Get there post haste thanks to this fantastic itinerary showcasing Sonoma superstars!
Gather a group of six friends and select your travel date. Nashville Wine Auction will set up your three-day schedule of fantastic tastings and meals that all highlight the best of Sonoma Wine Country.
Your tasting itinerary begins with a bang before you even check into your lodging. With the tagline, “Obsessed with Pinot Noir,” your first stop sets the tone for your Sonoma exploration. Kosta Browne claims, “For serious Pinot drinkers – this is nirvana.” We think you’ll find that to be accurate! Settle in for a private and seated experience in which you move through an in-depth tasting of KB’s most exclusive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
Arrive at your luxurious accommodations in the Reeve Wines Villa. Located on a magical 55-acre property with sweeping views of the Dry Creek Valley floor, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury villa is just ten minutes from downtown Healdsburg. You get all the charming amenities of country life—stars, peace, beauty, views, farm animals—while being only minutes away from the bustle of Healdsburg, and surrounding wine country and outdoor activities.
The villa has four king bedrooms, three full bathrooms with showers, DirecTV, WiFi, SONOS, three gas fireplaces, a wine cellar, media room, washer and dryer, and full kitchen with prep area. The outdoor living space has a pool, hot tub, covered patio with a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, and absolutely gorgeous sunsets.
No better way to start the day, than with lovely Chardonnay! (And probably some Pinot Noir as well!) Head toward Sebastopol and stop by Kistler Vineyards and their 60-acre Trenton Roadhouse property. There you’ll be treated to an in-depth tasting of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are crafted utilizing classic Burgundian techniques.
Next, you’ll get a taste of Williams Selyem, Sonoma’s Pinot Noir powerhouse (and probably some Chardonnay as well!) Learn about their handcrafted and “Respect the grapes and the wines will always reward your efforts” philosophy. This private tour and tasting at the Williams Selyem estate comes with immediate membership on The WS List with an allocation for the next release. Score!
You’ll want a light lunch today, and perhaps a nap. You’ve got to rest up for dinner!
This amazing day concludes with a fanciful culinary experience at the critically acclaimed Valette, widely recognized as one of the best restaurants in Healdsburg. Chef/Proprietor, Dustin Valette will prepare a five-course VIP tasting menu perfectly paired with Lombardi wines. And, to sweeten the deal, your host for the evening will be the man himself… Tony Lombardi. Each couple will receive a parting gift from Tony, a signed magnum of Lombardi Pinot Noir. Talk about a great night!
Today allows for a slow start to sleep off the party from the night before. After quality time at the villa, you’ll join Noah and Kelly Dorrance, the husband-and-wife collaborative behind Reeve Wines at the winery. There you’ll have a lovely lunch that features Reeve: small-production wines crafted from fruit grown on their estate and sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in Northern California. Launched in 2015, Reeve Wines is an exploration of Noah’s love for California wines with verve and intensity, produced from land that tells a story. What began as a creative outlet to complement the runaway success of Banshee Wines, the wine label Noah started with friends in 2009, soon grew to be something so singular it refused to be relegated to a side project.
After lunch, you’ll come to your senses, and literally, go visit Senses! Meet up with Christopher L. Strieter at Senses Wines for a special VIP experience. Tour the B.A. Thieriot Estate and also get to taste the magnificent wines. Perhaps more importantly… With this visit you’ll bypass the multi-year waiting list and get front row access to the Senses mailing list. Another score! And, to whet your appetite for these wines, Christopher will send six of these highly sought-after bottles to your door following the auction.
Say goodbye to your luxury villa and Sonoma County faced with the decision to either return to Nashville or stay the weekend for more exploration in Wine Country. Either way, Sonoma is now a part of your soul, and you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.
This trip for 6 includes:
• 3-night stay for 3 couples at Reeve Villa in Sonoma
• Driver for two days of tasting appointments
Dinner and Tasting
• Lombardi at Valette
Lunch and Tasting
• Reeve Wines
• Kistler Vineyards
• Kosta Browne
• Williams Selyem
• Senses Wines
Wines (to be delivered after the auction)
• Senses Wines ‘Tenth Stop’ Chardonnay 2018 (2 bottles)
• Senses Wines Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir 2018 (2 bottles)
• Senses Wines ‘Day One’ Estate Pinot Noir 2019 (2 bottles)
• Lombardi Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5L) (3 bottles)
Restrictions: 3-night stay must begin on a Monday. Itinerary subject to availability. Must be fulfilled within a year of purchase and cannot be scheduled during September or October. Trip does not include airfare or rental car. Trip restrictions apply, see Trip Guidelines in the Auction Rules and Reference section of the catalog.
Donated by Kosta Browne, Kistler Vineyards, Lombardi Wines, Reeve Wines, Senses Wines, Williams Selyem