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Auction Packages for Jan. 27 Anniversary Gala

Several items will be presented for bidding during a live auction before dinner at the Jan. 27 Gala, and following a presentation of the item bids will be taken beginning at a percentage of the gift value. Primary “Auction Packages” include the following:

1. Full 12-bottle case of rare, aged French wines

Everyone dreams of a cellar full of rare French wine. Get yours started with 11 bottles of Bordeaux varietals from the 1960s, plus a 1975 Sauterne. The complete case list includes: 1961 Chateau Lynch Bages,  1966 Ch. Boyd Cantanec Margaux (2 bottles), 1961 Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou, 1975 Ch. Rieussec (Sauterne), 1966 Ch. La Mission Haut Brion, 1966 Ch. LaFite Rothchild, 1961 Ch. Pichon Longueville Baron, 1962 Ch. Latour a Pomerol, 1967 Ch. LaFite Rothchild, 1952 Chateau Montrose L. Charmolue, and a 1961 Chateau Leoville Poyferre.

These have been carefully stored, giving you the best possible chance of opening a memorable bottle for those special occasions. Dave Stare, the founder and owner of Dry Creek Vineyard, started collecting Bordeaux wines back in the late 1960s. His cellar still has many gems from the period, but due to their age, there is no guarantee as to their condition

2. Romantic Wine Country and Mendocino Coast Holiday for two

See Healdsburg as you dream it can be, and throw in a foray to the Mendocino Coast for this 5-day, 4-night “long weekend” for two. On Wednesday and Thursday soothe your spirits with two nights at the exclusive Wheelman House includes parking and breakfast at Spoonbar, two massages by Holly Wilson, and a dinner at Campo Fina.

Friday and Saturday, stay at the Circa ocean view suite in the heart of Mendocino Village, facing the spectacular Mendocino Coast and within walking distance of fine dining, art galleries, boutique shops, redwood groves and parks. This trip includes several meals for two including dinner the historic Inn at School House Creek, a show at North Coast Brewing’s Sequoia Jazz Club and Café, and a special dinner at the fantastic Wild Fish Restaurant in the picturesque town of Big River.  Return to Healdsburg on Sunday for a stay at the fabled Hotel Le Mars, with its Old World hospitality and world-class comfort.

3: Four days in New Orleans for 4 people

Jessica Felix has personally designed New Orleans adventure, and will continue to add features as they become available. Immerse yourself and your friends in the Big Easy for 5 days, 4 nights, including club passes to clubs including Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, a riverboat cruise with live jazz, a walking tour of the Frenchman club scene led Snug Harbor’s manager and his friend, poet Chuck Perkins. There’s also a bike tour of the city and, of course, coffee and beignets at Café du Monde. Plus, a $400 gift certificate to Restaurant R’evolution, where chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto present their imaginative reinterpretations of classic Creole and Cajun cuisine.

Accommodations are located just across from Ursuline convent on Chartres Street, within a short stroll of Jackson Square, in leisurely convenience to all the main restaurants and popular attractions of the French quarter. The two-story courtyard apartment comes fully furnished and includes a welcome case of Arbor Bench wine. Donated by Janet Hart.

4. Six nights in Aspen, Colorado, for up to 12

How about summer week in the Rocky Mountains – or winter, when the powder is deep at the fabled ski resorts of Aspen? Enjoy lodging in a 6-bedroom (one has bunks), 5-bath luxury home boasting contemporary design and high-end finishes throughout, as well as views of Aspen and Shadow Mountains. It’s just two blocks from downtown restaurants and shopping, and a ten-minute walk to the Aspen Gondola. Donated by Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel. 

5: Custom event at Paul Mahder Gallery

If you’re planning a special event in Healdsburg – a wedding ceremony or reception, corporate meetings or training programs, a private cocktail party, music performance or lecture, or any sort of celebration – this is the place. The 10,500-sq. ft. gallery is the largest north of Los Angeles, with two adjoining areas of over 3,000-sq. ft. each, 30-ft. high ceilings with numerous skylights, unique lighting and fans. And it’s just a block from the Plaza, in the heart of the heart of Wine Country. Donated by Paul Mahder.

6: Music Chest Package

It’s like Christmas in January – a panoply of donations from many Healdsburg merchants including local stores, markets, restaurants. There is artwork including books CD’s, local activities and gift certificates. A partial list (see the full list at the Gala) includes Bella, Big John’s Market, Chris Foley Fine Leather, Gathered, Levin & Co., Copperfield’s Books, Ooh La Luxe, Outlander Men’s Store, Ramos Shoe Repair, Singletree Café , SOAR Inflatables, The Flying Goat Café, a HJF Jazz Star Patron benefits package, plus an autographed memoir by Fred Hersch and many, many more!

Our deepest gratitude to all the wonderful Healdsburg businesses who so generously donated in support the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

Plus additional items …

Seat at the Table: There will also be the opportunity to sign up for one or more of 10 “Seat at the Table” dinners, specially prepared meals at private homes. Each is a feast of fine foods and wines in unique and distinctive settings. Menus and additional information can be previewed online soon, and will be available at the Gala where you can sign up for $150/seat or more, depending on the venue and menu (specific details will be on view at the Gala).

Fund-a-Need: In addition to these packages, guests can offer “Fund-a-Need” support for our Music Education Programs for Healdsburg area students, including Operation Jazz Band, Black History Month, Student Jazz Combo Competition and more.

Don’t miss your chance to win one of these valuable packages, and enjoy the memorable 20th Anniversary Jazz Festival Gala, Jan. 27 in Healdsburg. More information on this page.