T h e P r e m i e r W i n e A u c t i o n o f t h e S i l i c o n V a l l e y
Join us for a weekend of celebration, wine and giving! Welcome to THE wine auction of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation (SCMWEF). The Silicon Valley Wine Auction (SVWA) brings together over 100 of the Santa Cruz Mountains top winemakers and growers, along with Silicon Valley leaders – all committed to our children, our community and our future. All proceeds benefit Silicon Valley Education Foundation and STEM Leadership Institute.
The SVWA is a great way to find out more about a “best kept secret” –the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It showcases the excellent high quality winemaking taking place in the Silicon Valley area while funding education so that we continue to advance innovators and mavericks in the valley.
SVWA 2017 (#SVWA17) will be held at Runnymede Farm, an open-air collection of contemporary sculpture. Runnymede is the product of John and Dodie Rosekrans’ passion for modern three-dimensional art. While the majority of the artists are from the US, there are also works included by artists from Spain, England, Italy, Germany, and France. Situated on 120 acres of hills, creeks, fields, forests and trails, the collection graces the rugged natural beauty of the Peninsula site, bought in 1930 by Alma Spreckels Rosekrans as a home for her jumper horses. It was named for her father’s prized stallion. Runnymede is a family private retreat only open to the public for special events – don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit!
Grand Wine Tasting – Sunday, May 21, 12 to 4 pm
Guests are invited to sip, sample and bid! This event offers tastings from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains pouring over 150 wines, an abundance of edible delights and silent auction featuring over 200 wine lots.
VIP Grand Tasting $145 (Early Bird Pricing $125 until April 1)
12pm entrance with exclusive ticket to tour the Runnymede Farm. Enjoy a short walk on the property with a VIP tasting at picnic hill. Then meander down to the main tent for the Grand Wine Tasting. Sip, sample and bid! Taste from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Enjoy small bites from local restaurants and artisanal food purveyors. Early Bird pricing ends April 1. Rain or shine, all ticket sales are final.
General Admission Grand Tasting $95 (Early Bird Pricing $75 until April 1)
1pm entrance. Sip, sample and bid! Taste from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Enjoy small bites from local restaurants and artisanal food purveyors. Early Bird pricing ends April 1. Rain or shine, all ticket sales are final.
Wine Pairing Dinner – Partner in Education $2500 per couple
Library Wine Reception begins at 4:00, Dinner begins at 6:00 pm
Enjoy Santa Cruz Mountains wines paired with a gourmet, multi-course meal. The Library Wine Reception features 20 Santa Cruz Mountains vintners pouring rare and older vintages.
2017 Participating Wineries
Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
Big Basin Vineyards
Burrell School Vineyards & Winery
Clos LaChance Winery
Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards
House Family Vineyards
Kathryn Kennedy Winery
Kings Mountain Vineyards
La Honda Winery
Left Bend Winery
Loma Prieta Winery
Mindego Ridge Vineyard
Mount Eden Vineyards
Partage Wine Company
Regale Winery & Vineyards
Russian Ridge Winery
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Sante Arcangeli Family Winery
Silver Mountain Vineyards
The Mountain Winery
Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards and Winery
Wrights Station Vineyard and Winery
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation (SCMWEF) is the charitable umbrella under which Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association conducts philanthropic work. SCMWEF exemplifies a commitment to excellence in winemaking; commitment to education; and fundraising for the future. The goal is to invest deeply in areas of children’s education and health research to create a positive impact in local communities.