Xenophon’s 30th Anniversary Gala 2023 Live Auction Lots!

We have an exciting lineup of extremely immersive experiences to bid on during our Live Auction! YOU can swim freely with dolphins for a week, indulge in Napa wine, wine, wine, and culinary delights paired specifically with more wine, head to Nashville for a week of southern hospitality, and make yourself at home at a 16th Century French Chateau! OR maybe you prefer a road trip down the California coast, up to Tahoe, golfing at Pebble Beach, OR a family day at Xenophon with our herd! Whatever your interest, we have a journey for YOU!

Swim with the Dolphins for 2

You and your BFF, partner, sister, bro, or child will spend a week on Bimini Island swimming with the dolphins in the wild, and you will be wildly unencumbered! Experience the magical world of the wild dolphins of Bimini, while spending a week with a group of like-minded souls. WildQuest cares about the dolphins as much as we care about our horses, and they recognize the rejuvenation qualities of being in the natural environment of the dolphins. This is a group retreat/wilderness experience, designed to re-connect us with ourselves, each other, and the dolphins, in a loving supportive environment. Each week is centered around the days on the water aboard the catamaran DolphinQuest, snorkeling and looking for the dolphins. It also includes a unique program of facilitator-led group activities, as well as kayaking, bicycling, and relaxing on the beach.

A vacation from your usual self. Expect much laughter, maybe tears, great new friendships and moments you’ll never forget

  • One Week Retreat for 2 – Room & Board (Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale and five nights on Bimini Island, Bahamas ($4,505)
  • Plane ride from Ft Lauderdale to Bimini Island ($495)
  • Upgrade to room for 2 with Ocean View
  • Boat trips (5 days weather permitting)
  • Dinner for 2 on Bimini Island ($300)
  • Dinner for 2 in Fort Lauderdale ($200)

Booking Restrictions: Dates subject to availability.

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by: Greg Welch, Donna DiCenzo, Melissa Miller, Andrea Raub

Value: $5,800

Anniversary Wine Weekend for 4

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2023 and you (and 3 friends) are invited to Chef Travis Westrope’s culinary table. He has created a multi course menu of only the freshest, local ingredients to pair with the individuality of each wine, complimenting & contrasting the flavors and aromas.  Think Lobster Cappuccino and Duck & Waffle…leave lunch with a Magnum of SLWC SLV Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a certificate for a Cave Tour & Tasting for 4.

Surround your Stag’s Leap culinary experience with indulgent sips along the Silverado Trail from Cliff Lede Vineyards to Chappellet and Conn Creek, plus two nights at your Silverado condo! Next day, relax and let Squire Livery limo you to 3 new boutique wineries and head to dinner at Mustards Grill…also celebrating their 30th Anniversary

  • The Cellarius Kitchen Experience – Chef Travis Westrope pairs his multi-course lunch with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines for 4 
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa – Magnum (1.5L) SLV Cabernet Sauvignon; Estate Cave Tour & Tasting for 4
  • Squire Livery – Six hour chauffeured wine tasting tour for 4
  • Conn Creek Winery – Anthology Experience Tasting for 4
  • Cliff Lede Vineyards – Elevated Tasting in Backstage Lounge for 4; Double Magnum (3L) 2008 Cliff Lede Rock Block Series Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chappellet Winery – Behind the Scenes Vineyard Tour & Private Tasting for 4; Magnum (1.5L) 2019 Signature Cabernet
  • Dinner at Mustards Restaurant, Napa – $300
  • Brunch at The Grill at Silverado Resort, Napa – $100
  • Silverado Country Club Resort, Napa – Two-night stay in 2-bedroom condo overlooking the golf course

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor; Cellarius Experience only available on a Sat or Sun, scheduled 12-2:30pm.

Expiration date: April 1, 2024

Donated by: Chef Travis Westrope and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Conn Creek Winery, Susan & Michael Meadows, Squire Livery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Chappellet Winery, Mustards Grill, Barbara Roth, Girot Family

Value: $7,300

Monterey Golf & Lunch for 3

Opportunity of a lifetime for an 18 hole round of golf at the exclusive Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach! 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 2023 – Nov 2023.

Expiration Date: November 30, 2023

Donated by: Ann & John Call

Value: $1,000

8 Nights at a French Chateau in the Loire Valley for 8

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.  Breakfast on the veranda soaking up the views, and afternoons reading in a private garden nook. This historic manor sits in the quaint village of Montreuil-Bellay in the Loire Valley wine region and is surrounded by lush gardens and ancient walls.  Four plush guest rooms sleep up to 8 guests.  Easy day trips to Chinon, the caves of Saumur, and stroll along the river to dinner, and a short morning walk for warm croissants!  You can even hire a private chef to come and cook a meal!  Gather your friends and bid together.

Booking Restrictions: Booking times are June 30, 2023 – Sept 1, 2023 & May 23, 2024 – Sept 22, 2024 based on availability. Week stay is 8 nights Sat-Sun. 4BD/4BA

Donated By: Muriel Reiley

Value: $10,000

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 to feel real southern hospitality…historical sites, wine tasting, and the Nashville music scene.

  • 5 – night stay at historic Tennessee Farmhouse (3BD/2BA)
  • Car Rental for stay ($500)
  • VIP passes for Trolley Tours, Nashville
  • Passes for Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry ($235)
  • Tickets to Ryman Auditorium Tour ($160)
  • Dinner at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint ($200)
  • Wine Tasting at Arrington Vineyards, Arrington ($85)

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

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by: Leslie de Boer & Ron Wichmann, Ann Call, Nicole & Scott LeBas, Catharine Cipolla, Rita Akol, Old Town Trolley Tours, Ryman Auditorium

Value: $2,700

Truly Napa Valley Weekend for 4

Here’s your chance to experience some of those fine wines that put Napa Valley on the map! Your wine country experience begins with your hosts Trudy & Bruce Presser, who have planned your weekend of wine tasting at hidden gems, local foodie outposts, and a garden dinner at the Presser’s blending the intoxicating flavors of Napa Valley food & wine. Not only that, but you’ll stay in one of Valley’s most prestigious resorts, Silverado Country Club, enjoying Brunch one morning at The Grill, and dinner the next night at your choice of Chef-inspired restaurants in the Valley. Be ready to indulge and start now…you’re going home with 4 Magnums and 15 bottles of wine!   

  • Silverado Country Club Resort, Napa – Two-night stay in 2-bedroom condo overlooking the golf course
  • Brunch at the Grill at Silverado Resort ($150)
  • Duckhorn Vineyards – Elevated Tasting for 4; Magnum (1.5L) 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • Handwritten Wines – Bread & Butter Tasting for 4
  • Hyde Vineyards Estate – Food & Wine Tasting Experience for 4; Magnum (1.5L) 2018 Chardonnay
  • Faust Winery – Act 1 Tasting Experience for 4; 2 Magnums (1.5L) Ruspoli Cabernet Sauvignon (Faust Artist Series)
  • Elyse Winery – Tasting for 6; 3 Bottles of small lot vineyard-designate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon; Mixed case: 2021 Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc-North Coast (4); 2018 Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley (4); 2021 Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc-Mendocino (4)
  • Garden Dinner pairing Napa Valley food & wine at the home of Trudy & Bruce Presser
  • Test your Pickleball & Bocce ball skills at the home of Trudy & Bruce Presser
  • Dinner at your choice in the Napa Valley ($300)

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

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by: Trudy & Bruce Presser, Susan & Mike Meadows, Grill at Silverado Resort, Duckhorn Vineyards, Hyde Vineyards Estate, Faust Winery, Handwritten Wines, Elyse Winery, The Grenning Family, Alex & Jeanine Ryan

Value: $5,000   

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 remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath, A-frame cabin in Homewood. The bountiful Tahoe recreation area surrounds you with all it has to offer, including amazing views from Chambers Beach and atop the zipline course at Treetop Adventures. Picnic on the drive up with your Ironstone wine gift basket!

  • 1 week (7 nights) Tahoe Cabin in Homewood (3BD/2BA)
  • Lunch at Dog & Bear Tavern, Tahoma ($150)
  • Tahoe Treetop Adventures for 6, Tahoe City ($400)
  • Ironstone Vineyards Gift Basket – 4 bottles of Leaping Horse Wine: 2021 Pinot Grigio, 2020 Red Blend, 2021 Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and an assortment of Chocolates, Cookies and Crackers

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

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by:   Cheryl and Paul Sass, Robin Lim, Alexis Long, Dog & Bear Tavern, Ironstone Vineyards

Value: $3,200

Cakes with a surprise inside!

TarCaken – All your favorites in one bite! by Pastry Chef Bruce Johnstone

1A – Tropical Beach: Pineapple upside down cake, Macadamia nut tart, rum buttercream frosting

1B – Chocolate Deep Dive:  Chocolate cake with ganache, chocolate caramel tart, salted caramel buttercream frosting

1C – Anniversary Celebration: Confetti cake, Bakewell Tart (raspberry & frangipane), raspberry cream with amaretto buttercream frosting

PLUS, each cake is paired with 4 bottles (750ml) of special wine selections!

Expiration Date: Indulge tonight!

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

Value: $350 each

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. Wine tasting is the quintessential Central Coast activity so you will visit Calcareous Vineyard during your excursion for a tasting and lunch. Plus tonight you’ll take home a Magnum & 3 bottles of world renowned Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir from Pisoni Vineyards and 4 bottles of Halter Ranch wine, known for their commitment to sustainable methods…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. 

  • 2 nights in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath home in Cayucos
  • Dinner at Café Della Via restaurant ($200)
  • Pisoni Vineyards, Monterey – Magnum 2017 Lucia Pinot Noir & 3 bottles (750ml) 2021 Lucia Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee
  • Calcareous Vineyard, Paso Robles – Tasting for 4 & Artisan Lunch (entrée only)
  • Four bottles (750ml) of award winning Halter Ranch, Paso Robles
  • Olea Farm Gift basket – 1 bottle each balsamic vinegar & local olive oil

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

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by: Mat Fend, Olea Farm, Halter Ranch, Calcareous Vineyard, Pisoni Vineyards, Lynnette & Kent Campbell, The Dodge Family

Value: $1,500

Family Fun Ride for 4

Experience Xenophon as a family…parents, siblings, volunteers, clients…experience the joyful smile we always talk about!

Start with some groundwork to get to know your trained therapy horse and basic training from our certified Instructors.

We’ll do some riding in the arena, so you are comfortable in the saddle and play some games our clients enjoy!

Now you are ready to hit our sensory trail and a view of the hills. Maybe a little competition at the Bean Bag Board.

Be creative with your horse partner and create your own Pony Pop Art painting to bring home.

Back to the arena for time with your horse, photo ops, and Lunch…for horses and humans!

Enjoy the Moment!

  • Spend time with our herd and instructors – grooming, groundwork, riding (based on restrictions), games
  • Pony Pop Art painting to bring home (4)
  • Photo Opportunities with your horse partner
  • Lunch for 4 – provide food restrictions five days prior to event

Booking Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by bidder and donor; open to all members of our community; weight restrictions will apply due to horse size and availability

Expiration Date: April 1, 2024

Donated by:   Xenophon TRC and Staff

Value: $Priceless!