Join us to raise money for children's charities as we feature the wines of Guigal, the most admired Rhone wine in the world. Founded in 1946 and now run by second and third generation vintners Marcel & Philippe Guigal, the winery continues to produce wines of uncompromising excellence. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world.
"This planet's greatest winemaker." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
"The Guigal family may be the modern world's greatest testament to a family-run winery with impeccably high standards, integrity and an uncompromising vision of the future."
Champagne Reception begins at 6:30. Tickets are $250 per person.
Tables of ten are available.
Premier Auction Items
Enjoy a vist for four to E. Guigal in Ampuis, France. Explore the winery with a personal tour and library tasting led by Philippe Guigal; package includes lunch at the winery. Donated by E. Guigal.
Almost never seen and/or affordable individually, you and thirteen friends can sample all three at a dinner hosted by former CWFW Chairman David Furr, along with three other exceptionally rare wines of Guigal. As a bonus, the 2002 Wine Spectator Wine of the Year, the 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape will also be poured. These will be meticulously paired with a gourmet dinner from Porcupine Provisions. Donated by David & Pam Furr and Bruce & Leslie Schlernitzauer
On Saturday, January 13 at 10am, David Furr will host a tasting the likes of which Robert Parker would approve: ten very rare Châteauneuf-du-Papes from the acclaimed 2007 vintage that include the almost never-seen Cuvee Vatican and the 100-point Clos des Papes. This tasting is not for the faint of heart, but for the fan of Rhone. Donated by Pam & David Furr and Jeff & Paula Conway.
A round for four at the legendary Cassique Course at Kiawah Island Club with a two-night stay on Kiawah Island. Donated by Mitchell’s Fund and Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Featured Auction Vintages
Mini-Vertical | Darioush Darius II
Mini-vertical of Darioush Darius II vintages include 2011, 2012 and the 96-point (WA) 2013. Donated by Pat and Debbie Phillips.
Mini-Vertical | Booker Vineyards Favorites
Mini-vertical from Booker Vineyards including the 2012 and 2013 Fracture 24 and 2014 Fracture. 2012: 96-99 Points | 2013: 98-100 Points | 2014: 97 Points | Wine Advocate Donated by Pat and Debbie Phillips.
25th Anniversary Ampuis Magnums
Three magnums (to be auctioned separately) of the 25th Anniversary (2012) Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rotie.
Wine Advocate | 95 Points
Six of Napa Valley’s finest: 2014 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; 2010 Hourglass Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; 2012 Wallis Family Seraphim Cabernet Sauvignon; 2013 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; 2009 Quintessa Napa Valley Red Wine; 2011 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon