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YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRUE SONOMA COUNTY ORIGINAL.

Presented by Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is a live auction of wine futures handcrafted by the county’s top vintners and growers, representing the exceptional stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is invitation-only for members of the wine industry, with personal invitations extended by participating wineries to members of the trade and media. Proceeds will support Sonoma County marketing initiatives.

9:00am – 4:30pm
Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards™
9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

2019 SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

9:00am – 4:30pm
Sonoma County Barrel Auction

9:00am – 11:45am
Auction Lot Preview & Barrel Tasting

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch is served

1:00pm – 4:30pm
Barrel Auction

4:30pm
Celebration Toast
Event Concludes

2019 PRE-AUCTION EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

AVA HOSTED BARREL AUCTION PREVIEW TASTINGS:

11:00am – 1:00pm  |  Grand Cru Custom Crush
1200 American Way, Windsor

Petaluma Gap, Russian River Valley and West Sonoma Coast invite you to join us on May 2 to preview the “never before, never again” auction lots crafted by our growers and winemakers. You’ll meet our acclaimed winemakers, be able to engage and learn how these one-of-a-kind lots were created and where the fruit is sourced. Get an up-close look at the brand new Bell 505 helicopter courtesy of Butterfly Aviation, one of our esteemed sponsors for this year’s auction. Our host, Grand Cru Custom Crush, is a new state-of-the-art wine production facility and tasting venue designed by Robert Morris with Todd Gottula and Erin Brooks. A tasty gourmet box lunch will be provided to enjoy onsite or on your way to the afternoon preview.

2:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Seghesio Family Vineyards
700 Grove Street, Healdsburg

Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley invite you to join us on May 2 to preview the “never before, never again” lots crafted by our acclaimed vintners and growers. With unprecedented access to the winemakers themselves, you’ll be able to engage and learn more about each hand-crafted lot that will be auctioned the following day. Enjoy charcuterie and seasonal wood fired pizzas while exploring the historic property of California’s 56th bonded winery located in the heart of Healdsburg.

 

SONOMA COUNTY INNOVATORS & ICONS CELEBRATION
4:00pm – 6:00pm | Seghesio Family Vineyards
700 Grove Street, Healdsburg

Join us as we celebrate our 2019 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Innovators & Icons. Our 2019 Honorees include Sonoma County Innovators – forward thinking visionaries who are introducing new methods, ideas, or products that are helping to shape the future of our wine region and industry; and Sonoma County Icons – who have shaped the heritage and history of Sonoma County winemaking and have helped raise the global perception for Sonoma County wines. This year we will recognize Sonoma County Innovators – The Duncan Family, Silver Oak Cellars, Alexander Valley and Ron Rubin, Ron Rubin Winery and Sonoma County Icons – Margo Van Staaveren, Chateau St. Jean and Rod Berglund, Joseph Swan Vineyards.

 

WINERY HOSTED DINNERS | 6:30pm

A selection of intimate winery hosted dinners will be available for VIP Guests to attend following the reception.

 

Invitation Only for Trade and Media

ABOUT SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS

Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality.  Founded in 1944, Sonoma County Vintners represents more than 200 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county.

For more information about the Sonoma County Vintners, visit www.sonomawine.com.