2022 Gala Live Auction Lots & Live Streaming!

Xenophon Gala 2022 Live Stream!

Begins at 7:00PM – April 23rd, 2022

If you would like to hear our guest speakers, bid, participate and win items, be sure to head to this link below to register and be entered into a drawing for our Cosentino Winery package – tasting for 4 at their chateau in the heart of Napa Valley, plus 1 bottle of 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
 & 1 bottle 2018 Sauvignon Blanc!
https://forms.gle/KvwY44UN2J7agcZs6

Ford vs Ferrari – GT40 Racing Immersion Experience

Nothing virtual about this!! You WILL be in the drivers seat, racing around the track, experiencing the power of the Shelby designed, Le Mans winning ultimate race car! You will have a coach for the day for six driving sessions on the track, heart racing, total adrenaline rush! Bring a friend to film your racing blockbuster. Bid on this lot for an experience of a lifetime!

Live Auction Lot includes:

  • Six 20 minute racing sessions on the track for Racing Adventures “Le Mans Program in the Ford GT40” – high performance driving school
  • All day Coaching to take you through the paces from basic to more advanced driving skills
  • Lunch for you and your cheerleader/photographer/scribe/thumbs up enthusiast
  • RT flight from Bay Area to the track of your choice*
  • Rental car for your two night stay
  • Two night hotel stay for 2
  • Celebration Dinner after your day of racing ($200)

* Possible dates/tracks to choose from:

Booking Restrictions: Dates subject to availability. Due to the compact seating area, size restrictions apply – height: 6′ or under; 260 lbs. max.

Expiration Date: November 4, 2022

Donated by: Greg Welch

Bottleshock: Napa Wine Weekend for 4

Take your Wine Country Living weekend up, not only a notch, but a whole barrel! Here’s your chance to experience some of those fine wines that put Napa Valley on the map. Not only that, but you’ll stay in one of Valley’s most prestigious resorts.  You and three friends will stay in a 2-bedroom condo for 2 nights at Silverado Country Club.  Your wine country experience begins at Jessup Cellars the first evening with your hosts Trudy & Bruce Presser, for a wine & cheese tasting. Plan your weekend of wine tasting at hidden gems, local foodie outposts, and garden dinner at the Presser’s blending the intoxicating flavors of Napa Valley food & wine. Enjoy brunch at The Grill, one of Silverado Resort’s delectable restaurants, to start the next day. Be ready to indulge, and start now…you’re going home with wine from each of the six wineries you will visit!

Silverado Country Club, Napa – Two-night stay in 2-bedroom condo overlooking the golf course

Brunch at the Grill at Silverado Resort ($150)

Jessup Cellars – VIP Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience for 4; 2019 Jessup Cellars Chardonnay

Duckhorn Vineyards – Tasting Passport for 4 at FOUR wineries; 2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Silver Oak – Silver Oak and Twomey Tasting for 4; 2017 Magnum (1.5L) Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

Hyde Vineyards Estate – Tasting & Tour for 8; Magnum (1.5L) 2017 Chardonnay PLUS Magnum (1.5L) 2017 Pinot Noir

Goosecross Winery – Tasting for 4; State Lane Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Faust Winery – Act 1 Tasting Experience for 4; 2019 The Pact Cabernet Sauvignon

Garden Dinner pairing Napa Valley food & wine at the home of Trudy & Bruce Presser

Dinner at Bottega Napa Valley, Yountville ($400)

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor.

Expiration Date: April 23, 2023

Donated by: Trudy & Bruce Presser, Susan & Mike Meadows, Grill at Silverado Resort, Jessup Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards Portfolio, Silver Oak, Hyde Vineyards Estate, Goosecross Winery, Faust Winery

Caddy Shack…Monterey Style: Golf & Lunch for 3

Opportunity of a lifetime for a round of golf at the exclusive Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach…no gophers allowed! Choose between the Dunes Course and the Shore Course, both have hosted the Crosby Clambake, now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Golf with MPCC member, John Call, and enjoy lunch at the club while replaying each amazing shot.

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor between May 2022 – Nov 2022.

Expiration Date: November 30, 2022

Donated by: Ann & John Call

Room With A View: Week Stay for 8 at a French Chateau in the Loire Valley

Maggie Smith’s view has nothing on what your eyes will feast upon from the rooms and patio of your private French chateau.

This is a unique, exceedingly rare opportunity to experience a world heritage site. Immerse yourself in the splendor of the 16th century while still luxuriating in the comforts of modern amenities.  This historic manor sits in the quaint village of Montreuil-Bellay in the wine region of the Loire Valley and is surrounded by lush gardens and ancient walls.  Plush guest rooms sleep up to 8 guests.  Easy day trips to Chinon, the caves of Saumur, or walk to the village for dinner.  You can even hire a private chef to come and cook your meals.  Gather your friends and bid together.

Booking Restrictions: Booking times are April 30, 2023 – October 1, 2023 based on availability.

Donated By: Muriel Reiley

Nashville: Country TN Home for 6

Grab the “geetar” (or banjo) from inside, hang out on the porch swing, and write the next CMA-winning ballad! You’ll have five nights to enjoy this 1915 renovated farmhouse on 5 acres in the bucolic town of College Grove, Tennessee, a bit south of Nashville (36 miles). The 3-bedroom/2-bath farmhouse with wrap-around porch offers a combination of historic charm and modern amenities and provides a peaceful place to regroup from local activities. Easy access to Nashville and myriad entertainment opportunities. 

  • 5 – night stay at historic Tennessee Farmhouse
  • Car Rental for stay ($500)
  • VIP passes for Trolley Tours, Nashville
  • Tour & Tasting at Hermitage – Andrew Jackson’s ancestral home
  • Wine tasting at local wineries ($180)
  • Dinner & music at The Listening Room, Nashville ($200)

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor.

Expiration Date: April 23, 2023

Donated by: Leslie de Boer & Ron Wichmann, Ann Call, Beatrice Balfour, Donna DiCenzo, Marlon Sinder, Robin Lim

On Tahoe Pond: Homewood Lake Tahoe Cabin Stay for 6

Who wouldn’t want to stay in this fabulous vacation home near the shores of idyllic Lake Tahoe? You will enjoy a one-week stay in a newly remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath, A-frame cabin in Homewood. The bountiful Tahoe recreation area surrounds you with all it has to offer, and Chambers Beach is only 3 blocks away for drinks with a view. 

  • 1 week (7 nights) Tahoe Cabin in Homewood (3BD/2BA)
  • Lunch at Dog & Bear Tavern, Tahoma  
  • Drinks on the Lake at Chambers Beach ($200) 

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor.  Some blackout periods apply

Expiration Date: April 23, 2023

Donated by:   Cheryl and Paul Sass, Janet Alexander

Cakes with a surprise inside!

Deliciously decorated cakes from the Golden Age of Hollywood by Pastry Chef Bruce Johnstone

1A – “That’s Entrainment”:  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – top hats, musicals, Fred Astaire…film strips, movie reels, and your ticket to escape!

1B – “Brown Derby”: Golden cake infused with grapefruit curd – the original old Hollywood recipe from the Brown Derby restaurant…the place for deals and movie stars!

Expiration Date: Look inside your cake for your personal ticket to an encore performance you are sure to enjoy.

Donated By: Pastry Chef Bruce Johnstone/Insalata’s, San Anselmo

California Dreamin’: Central Coast Excursion for 4

This trip is a dream come true right in the middle of California’s gorgeous Central Coast.  You and 3 guests will start your stay with 2 nights in a beautiful 2-bedroom, 2-bath Cayucos home, just minutes from the beach.  Head to dinner at Café Della Via where you will be welcomed like family to this quaint Italian restaurant, serving the perfect combination of traditional and fusion dishes.  Wine tasting is the quintessential Central Coast activity so you will visit Wolff Vineyards and Calcareous during your excursion, and tonight you’ll take home 6 bottles of Halter Ranch wine, known for their commitment to sustainable methods, to experience the amazing varietals that come from the coast. Stop by Olea Farms, for your personal tour to see how local olive oil is made and enjoy your gift basket of flavors.  No need to dream.  This package is yours for the right bid!

  • 2 nights in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath home in Cayucos
  • Gift certificate to Café Della Via restaurant ($200)
  • Tasting for 4 at Wolff Vineyards, San Luis Obispo
  • Tasting for 4 & 2 bottles of wine at Calcareous Vineyard, Paso Robles
  • Olive oil Gift basket, Tasting, and Facility Tour at Olea Farms
  • Six bottle selection of award winning Halter Ranch wine, Paso Robles

Booking restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon between bidder and donor.  Advanced booking required.  Advanced reservations recommended for restaurant and wine tastings.

Expiration Date: April 23, 2023

Donated by: Mat Fend, JS Evans, Wolff Vineyards, Olea Farms, Halter Ranch Winery, Calcareous Vineyard

Check back as we add more auction lots…all unique experiences…Nashville, France, Tahoe, Central Coast, and more!