Join us for an evening of celebration, wine and philanthropy! Welcome to the premier wine auction and grand tasting of the Silicon Valley benefiting the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF.) Produced in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, this new wine auction event will be held at Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The multifaceted Silicon Valley Wine Auction kicks off with a Saturday grand food and wine tasting featuring over 50 vintners and 150 wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with epicurean delights as well as over 300 silent auction lots. The centerpiece of the Silicon Valley Wine Auction is the wine pairing dinner featuring rare and exclusive wines from notable vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with a five course gastronomic experience. The wine auction dinner includes silent and live auctions hosted by the Gavel Girl, DawnMarie Kotsonis and emceed by CBS’s Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem. Live entertainment to be provided by world-renowned artist Michael Israel whose work has been described as “Cirque du Soleil meets Picasso.” Paintings created at the dinner will be auctioned off and smaller works will be available during the silent auction at the Grand Tasting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Michael Israel at work. The menu for the Wine Pairing Dinner can be found here. All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
SILICON VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION MISSION
The Silicon Valley Education Foundation was founded on the belief that a new kind of organization is needed – one with a different philosophy and approach to the challenges in legacy systems. A nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators, SVEF is dedicated to putting all students on track for college and careers, focusing on the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Grand Wine & Food Tasting – Saturday, June 20, 2 to 5 pm
Levi’s® Stadium LEVI’s 501 CLUB
Guests are invited to sip, sample and bid! This three hour event offers tastings from 50+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains pouring over 150 wines, an abundance of edible delights and silent auction featuring over 200 wine lots. Ticket price is $150.
Lester Family Vineyards
Wine Dinner and Live Auction – Saturday, June 20, 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Levi’s® Stadium United Club SAP Tower Gate B
The centerpiece of the Silicon Valley’s Wine Auction weekend is the charity auction, featuring a five course wine pairing dinner featuring with ten vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains with both silent and live auctions hosted by the Gavel Girl. Excitement builds in the stadium with lively bidding of over 12 live auction lots, featuring spectacular wines from the world’s most prestigious wine producers, rare vintages, large format bottles plus special vertical and horizontal collections. Live entertainment to be provided by world-renowned artist Michael Israel whose work has been described as “Cirque du Soleil meets Picasso.” Paintings created at the dinner will be auctioned off.
Other auction highlights include original art from acclaimed California artists, vacations packages and highly coveted international wine getaway packages. Rounding off the travel offerings are one and two night getaway trips to the West’s most romantic inns, resorts, and spas. Coupled with the Wine & Food Tasting, the day can’t be beat…
TABLE BUYS AND SPONSORSHIPS
Sponsorships and tables of ten are available for the wine auction dinner. For more information contact Nho Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 790-9581.