Monday, March 14, 2011

New Lots Announced for the 26th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction!

The excitement is building as we ramp up to the 26th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction!  We're happy to announce some more exceptional items that will be up for auction at this always-outstanding event!
  • “A Seat at The Table” - 16 of the rarest wines from 8 Auction Committee Members’ personal collections, Chef Mark Paul of Wink, and a beautiful Lady Bird Lake view. Only 8 seats will be on the auction block for this incredible wine experience.
  • Chuck Wagner’s Caymus Special Selection has been the benchmark California cabernet for over 3 decades, and we have a Salmanazar (9 liters) of the 2008 Caymus SS Cabernet Sauvignon! That’s a case of Caymus in 1 bottle!  $3,500 Estimated Value
  • 2 Nights for 2 people in Siena, Italy at the San Felice Holiday House Le Bonce with a tour of the winery and a personal tasting. This wonderful package comes with a 5 liter of 2006 San Felice Chianti Classico to get in the spirit!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to place the winning bid on these impressive lots.  Reserve your seat today to be part of an evening full of festivities, food, and of course, wine!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rare & Fine Wine Auction Tickets Available For Purchase!

Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Four Seasons Hotel Austin
$250 per person / $2,500 table (of 12)
Join us for one of our signature events - the 26th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction! Festivities begin at 6pm with a champagne reception and silent auction debut. At 7pm, guests are treated to an array of fine wines as well as a decadent buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Elmar Prambs of the Four Seasons Hotel. Then the fun begins!! Starting at 7:30pm, the boisterous, fast-paced and always competitive Auction will begin with more than 100 exceptionally rare and collectable wine lots up for bid.

Featured Lots for 2011:
  • 3 bottles (.750 liter) of 2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon in the wooden box, 100 point rating by Robert Parker; $7,500 Estimated Value
  • The wine dinner in the Larry Peel Wine Cellar is always a success and is back on the auction block this year. Winners of that lot are treated to a dinner prepared by Executive Chef Elmar Prambs of the Four Seasons, paired with fine wine from Peel’s Cellar while surrounded by over 5,000 bottles of rare and fine wine in the rustic yet charming cellar; $4,000 Estimated Value
  • One Imperial (6 liter bottle) 2007 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 98+ rating by Robert Parker; $2,500 Estimated Value
Join us for an incredible and memorable evening...