Zugibe Vineyards generously contributed a case of their 2007 Riesling to Wine for Haiti. Retail value is $195.00.
The terrific people at WineBanq generously contributed three copies of their wine cellar software. We will open one lot at a time for bidding. Retail value is $49.95 each.
Eos Estate Winery generously contributed two bottles of their "Cupa Grandis" 2005 Petite Sirah. Retail value $110.00.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard was very generous, with the contribution of an entire case of their flagship Fatalis Fatum 2006. The retail value is $480.00.
R. Stuart and Company generously contributed our first large-format bottle from Oregon, a 3.0L bottle of their "Autograph" Pinot Noir, retail value $140.00.
This is a very special lot. This is not from a winery, but from winery employees. A Palate Press Contributor, and more important a friend, Leah McNally, told her friends and co-workers at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars about Wine for Haiti, and they pulled bottles from their personal collections for the auction. Nice bottles, too. The generous contributors are Leah McNally, Ben DeLeon, Jim Duane, Pete Serrano, and Mark Smith. Retail value of this lot is $573.00.
The Gamble Family Vineyard made one of those generous contributions that made me say "WOW!" out loud when I received it. The winner of this auction will get two nights at the Gamble Family Vineyards guesthouse and a private tasting with Tom Gamble. When Gamble says "guesthouse," they really mean "GUESThouse." It is not available for rent, it is actually reserved for guests. Similar accommodations and tastings would have a retail value of approximately $3,000.00, though this particular offer is, well pricelesss.