Silicon Valley Education Foundation hosts Silicon Valley Wine Auction - Michael Israel
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL SILICON VALLEY WINE AUCTION

Grand Wine & Food Tasting and Wine Pairing Dinner & Auction To Benefit The Silicon Valley Education Foundation

April 8, 2015 – The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association announces the inaugural Silicon Valley Wine Auction to benefit the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. On June 20, 2015, Levi’s Stadium—home of the San Francisco 49ers—will be the location of two ticketed events: the Grand Wine and Food Tasting with silent auction from 2pm – 5pm ($150) and the Wine Pairing Dinner with live Auction from 5:30pm to 9:30pm ($550).

During the afternoon, the Grand Tasting will feature over 50 vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicurean delights, and a silent auction with over 200 lots to bid on. The event will culminate with a Wine Pairing Dinner featuring rare and exclusive wines from notable vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and 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-renown 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: http://bit.ly/1IbeS6m

Notable auction items include a dinner for 10 with David Kinch of Manresa at Mount Eden Vineyards featuring Love Apple Farms and Mount Eden Wines, a tour for 10 of Jay Leno’s private car collection with flight to LA by private jet, and the opportunity to purchase experiences with several of the San Francisco 49er players.

Tickets are available for purchase at siliconvalleywineauction.org.

Follow the action on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: #SVWineAuction.

The Silicon Valley Wine Auction is proud to announce a notable list of advisory members:

Ken & Caretha Coleman, Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Cook & Signe Ostby, Intuit

John & Tara Couch, Apple Inc.

Dr. Thomas Fogarty, Fogarty Institute for Innovation

Kevin Harvey, Benchmark Capital

Bill & Gay Krause, The Krause Center for Innovation

Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose

Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Fame Member

Phil & Kelly Mahoney, Cornish & Carey Commercial Real Estate

Jeff & Karen Miller, JAMM Ventures

Randy Pond, Cisco

 

TJ Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor

Sheri Sobrato-Brisson

John York, San Francisco 49ers

Corporate sponsors include Brocade Communications Systems, First Tech Federal Credit Union, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Silicon Valley Bank alongside Wine & Spirits Magazine and Edible Silicon Valley as the premier media sponsors.

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION PARTICIPANTS

Alfaro Family Vineyards

Beauregard Vineyards

Big Basin Vineyards

Bottle Jack Winery

Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

Cinnabar Winery

Clos de la Tech

Clos LaChance Wines

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

Domaine Eden

Equinox Wines

Ghostwriter

House Family Vineyards

Kathryn Kennedy Winery

Kings Mountain Vineyards

La Rusticana d’Orsa

Left Bend Winery

Lester Family Vineyards

Martin Ranch Winery

McCarthy Family Vineyards

Martella Wines

Mindego Ridge Vineyard

Mount Eden Vineyards

Odonata Wines

Rhys Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards

Roudon-­‐Smith Winery

Russian Ridge Winery

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

Sante Arcangeli Family Winery

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

Ser Wine Company

Silver Mountain Vineyards

 

Silvertip Vineyards

Storrs Winery & Vineyards

Testarossa Winery

The Mountain Winery

Thomas Fogarty Winery

Varner

Villa del Monte Winery

Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards

Woodside Vineyards

Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery

For more information please visit: siliconvalleywineauction.org.

For event sponsorship information:

Nho Lam

nho@svef.com

480-­‐790-­‐9581

For press inquiries:

Lindsay Stevens

lindsaystevenspr@gmail.com

213-­‐200-­‐9638

ABOUT THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AVA

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 70 wineries promoting wines produced from the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation, federally recognized in 1981. The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation was among the first to be defined by mountain topography, following the fog line along the coast to include the highest vineyards on the ridge tops—some as high as 2600 feet elevation. The region encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountains range and extends from Woodside in the north to Watsonville in the south; and from Monterey Bay along the coast to Silicon Valley inland. For more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA), phone (831) 685-­‐8463, or contact@scmwa.com, fax (831) 688-­‐6961, www.scmwa.com

ABOUT THE SILICON VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is the leading education foundation serving the students, families, and teachers of Silicon Valley. To date, SVEF has raised over $8 million to help thousands of underserved youth prepare for college and careers. SVEF strives to improve education through strategic partnerships with schools, districts, businesses, and community organizations. As a nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators, SVEF drives academic achievement in the critical areas of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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