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Lot 2  |  Live Auction Package

French Connection – Vintner Dinners & Getaway

Experience the ultimate getaway featuring intimate winemaker dinners and accommodations for six people

Bidding takes place Saturday, november 11 in-person at the grand dinner & Live Auction Gala

This package for six people on May 17 to 19, 2024 includes:

  • Two-night stay at the Winderlea Vineyards & Winery guest home
  • Private tasting of Groupe Bollinger’s traditional method sparkling wines guided by Jean-Baptiste Rivail, Ponzi Vineyards CEO/EVP Groupe Bollinger US Groupe
  • Four-course dinner at Ponzi Vineyards featuring Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Ponzi Vineyards and Domaine Chanson
  • Multi-course winemaker dinner at Résonance with winemaker, Guillaume Large, featuring wines from Résonance and Maison Louis Jadot

Your journey begins in the heart of the Dundee Hills, where you’ll spend two nights at Winderlea’s guest house on Worden Hill Vineyard. This modern and well-appointed home offers three bedrooms and two baths, providing a perfect base for your group to explore the picturesque surroundings with sweeping views of the Coast Range and surrounding vineyards.

Your first evening, dive into the enchanting world of Ponzi Vineyards, a true pioneer in the Willamette Valley. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted by Luisa Ponzi, the director of winemaking and viticulture at Ponzi Vineyards, and Jean-Baptiste Rivail, the CEO/EVP of Groupe Bollinger US, who will expertly guide you through a tasting journey featuring Groupe Bollinger’s exceptional traditional method sparkling wines. This sparkling lineup includes Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire, Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur, Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée and Ponzi Vineyards Blanc de Blancs. Following this delightful tasting, savor a sumptuous four-course plated dinner meticulously crafted by the in-house culinary team, showcasing the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Each course will be perfectly matched with Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Ponzi Vineyards and Domaine Chanson to complete your French Connection experience.

The following evening, at Résonance, you’ll immerse yourself in the winery’s essence with a delightful dinner on the patio, surrounded by Pinot Noir vines. Winemaker Guillaume Large will accompany you, presenting wines sourced from both the Résonance cellar and the cave of Maison Louis Jadot. These wines will be thoughtfully paired with a locally inspired, seasonally inspired wine country dinner, creating a harmonious culinary and oenological experience.

Donated by Ponzi Vineyards, Résonance and Winderlea Vineyards & Winery

Package notes: To take place May 17 to 19, 2024.

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