Auction Items

Wells Fargo kickoff with vega sicilia | jan. 31, 2019 

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Lot 1 - Praise for paul hobbs!

2003 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To-Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon (6 750 ml bottles in OWC)

Forbes Magazine calls Paul Hobbs “The Steve Jobs of Wine” and many in Charlotte would agree! In remembrance and as a throwback to Charlotte Wine & Food’s wildly successful Wells Fargo Kick-off dinner with Paul Hobbs last year comes a stunning 6-bottle collection of his To-Kalon Cabernet beautifully packaged in OWC. With this collection, that special evening lingers well into the future.

Donated by Colin Shaw


Lot 2 - Fowl play: a soutH Carolina Bird hunting getaway for four (4)

Gather three (3) of your friends for a weekend of camaraderie and bird hunting on the private 615-acre plantation of Carlos Evans in Marion, South Carolina (just 2.5 hours drive from Charlotte). After an exhilarating day of hunting, enjoy dinner and fine wine provided by your host, Carlos. The day will commence with libations as you all relax by the lodge’s grand double-sided fireplace in preparation for day two of the hunt! 

Important Details:

  • Turkey Hunting Season: March 20 – May 5, 2019 OR Duck Hunting Season: December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020

  • Hunting Provisions: Bring your own or host can supply up to two shotguns. Those choosing to duck hunt must supply their own waders.

  • Includes a two (2) night stay for four (4) in the private hunting lodge of Carlos Evans. Sleeping Arrangements: Three (3) bedrooms (one queen, one twin, and one bunk room with four twins), one to be used by the host.

Donated by Carlos Evans


Lot 3 - OOH lala! valentine’s Day Pour Deux

Ooh La La! The perfect Valentine's Day pour deux includes a bottle of Montaudon Champagne coupled with a rare collection of wines from the iconic Bordeaux Château: Château la Mission Haut-Brion. It begins with an uber-rare bottle of 2003 Château Laville Haut-Brion (white) and is followed perfectly by a six-bottle vertical of La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion: 1995, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010– representing the best modern years of Bordeaux, this coupling is truly one of kind! 

If that’s not enough to get a special night started, we’ve thrown in two cult Parker wines rarely seen: the 1996 and 1999 Domaine de la Grange des Peres (Languedoc). C’est la vie!

Donated by David & Pam Furr

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LOt 4 A/B - Macán Magnums

 Each magnum will be auctioned individually.

4A. Macán Classico 2014 1.5L
4B. Macán 2012 1.5L

The newest in the Tempos Vega Sicilia family of wines, Macán is the result of a unique partnership between Vega Sicilia and Benjamin de Rothschild started in 2004 to take advantage of the great potential the partners identified in Rioja. 100% Tempranillo made in the tradition of Bordeaux, there is a “Grand Vin” (Macán) and a “Second Wine” (Macán Clásico). The first release was just in 2009. Don’t miss your chance to own some of the earliest vintages from this powerhouse duo.

Donated by Tempos Vega Sicilia 



Painstakingly prepared over the course of 48 hours, Regina Sampaio Little, a local gourmand and Brazilian native, hosts the ultimate multi-course Brazilian feast in her Foxcroft home. Starting with Caipirinhas followed by pão de queijo, the historic moqueca de peixe (fish stew) Bahia dish and Brazilian desserts, you and five (5) of your closest friends will experience one of the most unique and exciting culinary extravaganzas in Charlotte. With wines carefully paired from the cellars of David & Pam Furr, you will be forever salivating for the nightlife of São Paulo following this “noite maravilhosa!"

Donated by Phil & Regina Sampaio Little and David & Pam Furr


Lot 6 - Luxury North Carolina Mountain Golf getaway for four (4)

Prepare to relax and unwind with a breath of fresh mountain air at top golf courses and private estates in Linville, North Carolina.

Package* includes:

  • Two (2) rounds of golf for four (4) guests at the private Linville Ridge Country Club, accompanied by member David Furr. At 4,949 feet above sea level, the golf course is the highest elevation golf course east of the Mississippi River. The bragging rights extend far beyond mere altitude. Originally designed by George Cobb, the 2007 course renovation by Bobby Weed honored the course with a Renovation of the Year Competition award from Golf, Inc. Magazine.

  • One (1) round of golf for four (4) guests at the private Grandfather Golf & Country Club, accompanied by member David Secrest. Designed by Ellis Maples and considered his architectural masterpiece, Grandfather Golf & Country Club offers a renowned Championship Golf Course that has been ranked by the North Carolina Golf Panel as the second best course in North Carolina after Pinehurst #2.

  • Dinner for four (4) at The Lazy Bear Folly estate (residence of Chuck Weber), one of the most awe-inspiring private homes in all of the North Carolina mountains, arguably surpassed only by the historic Biltmore House. Situated over one mile high with endless mountain views in Linville Ridge, it sets the stage for an unforgetable intimate evening. Dinner will feature a three-course tasting menu prepared by Linville Ridge Country Club paired with a selection of rare and hard-to-find wines curated by the dinner hosts, David Furr and Chuck Weber. See photos of the residence here!

  • Two-night’s accommodations provided at the luxurious private residence of David & Pam Furr, including two individual bedrooms suites.

*Subject to availability during season – May to October of 2019. Some blackout dates apply including holiday and tournament weekends.

Donated by David & Pam Furr, David & Natalie Secrest, Chuck Weber, and the Linville Ridge Country Club


Lot 7 - PintiA MAGNUM

Pintia 2013 1.5L

From Vega Sicilia’s third venture and expansion into the hotter and wilder wine territory of Toro comes Pintia. 100% Tinta de Toro, a thick-skinned local clone of Tempranillo, the Vega team carefully vinifies Pintia to extract only the finest tannins and maintain aromatic purity, and ages it one year in the highest quality French and American oak barrels. Pintia displays the style and class of a Vega Sicilia wine, but with the extra spicy, forceful presence of a Toro.

Donated by Tempos Vega Sicilia


Lot 8 - A Grand Bourbon Affair for Ten (10)

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” If this is your mantra too, then this rare bourbon dinner will be a dream come true!

Hosted at the private Myers Park residence of Bruce and Leslie Schlernitzauer, proprietors of Charlotte’s wildly popular catering company Porcupine Provisions, you and nine (9) friends will enjoy a cocktail reception and multi-course dinner prepared by the hosts paired with a rare and hard-to-find selection of bourbons illustrating the three mash bill recipes upon which bourbon whiskey is made - wheated, traditional, and high rye. Bourbons will be curated from the personal stashes of local whisk(e)y collector, Ed Young, and North Carolina’s go-to whisk(e)y expert and founder and owner of The Crunkleton (Chapel Hill and Charlotte), Gary Crunkleton. Named “Top 40 Whisky Bars in the US” by Whisky Advocate, The Crunkleton and Gary have amassed one of the largest collections of old whiskies in the Carolinas. So fair to say we’ve assembled the Queen City's best bourbon boys and the rarest of the rare bourbons for this grand bourbon affair!

*A selection of wine will also be available with dinner.

Donated by Gary Crunkleton, Bruce & Leslie Schlernitzauer, and Ed Young


Lot 9 - Alión Magnum

Alión 2013 1.5L

From the Ribera del Duero DO, Alión is grown at barely fifteen kilometers from the Vega Sicilia estate providing a modern expression of the region. Unlike Vega Sicilia, where we find a merger of traditional and modern winemaking techniques, Alión is made using state-of-the-art equipment. Forward and uncompromising, Alion shows an alternative side of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and is certainly the most universal in the Vega Sicilia family of wines.

Donated by Tempos Vega Sicilia


Lot 10 - I’m on a boat! sail away in the British Virgin Islands

As the sailing capital of the world, the British Virgins Islands will be the ultimate sailor's delight for you and up to seven (7) friends on an unforgettable Caribbean getaway aboard the two-year-old, 48-foot luxury catamaran, Smooth Operator. Surrounded by palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters and gorgeous coves, it’s easy to see why this idyllic chain of more than 20 islands offering line-of-sight sailing with steady trade winds appeals to mariners looking for a fun and memorable experience. There’s no shortage of activities either - dip your toes in the sand while enjoying painkillers at the famed Soggy Dollar Bar, visit the majestic Baths in Virgin Gorda, snorkel coral reefs at The Caves and The Indians, or simply pass the day away at one of many quiet and undeveloped coves including a visit to the pristine white sandy beaches of Anegada. All the while, enjoy delicious island fare at an array of wonderful beachside bars and restaurants. Experience the boating life at its finest!

Package* includes:

  • A week-long sailing trip for up to eight (8) on the Smooth Operator (a Moorings 4800 catamaran) departing out of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Features four (4) cabins, each with its own head and shower. The catamaran features significant lounging space and creature comforts while minimizing heeling or leaning to the side when sailing compared to a traditional sailing vessel. 

  • Skipper, if necessary, and associated boating fees

*Available mid-April (the week after Easter) to mid-December 2019. Does not include: flights, ground transportation to and from the airport, ferry costs, food and beverage provisions onboard or off-board, water toys (kayaks, windsurfers, etc.). An onboard cook can be hired for an additional fee but this option reduces the capacity to six (6) total guests as the cook will require one of the four (4) interior sleeping cabins.

Donated by Dr. Dan & Laurie Ness

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Lot 11 A/B - Único Magnums

Each magnum will be auctioned individually.

11A. Único 2002 1.5L
11B. Único 2000 1.5L 

Vega Sicilia’s flagship Único is a wine for all eternity. The qualities of the Tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon in different proportions are assembled to perfection - each providing a differentiating factor that makes the wine great in every vintage. Único remains true to a clear and well-defined style, with an inimitable character and style; elegance, strength, aging capacity... A unique and timeless taste that has elevated it to among the aristocracy of the great classic wines.

This lot features two stunning magnums from the millennial vintage and the limited production 2002 vintage.

Donated by Tempos Vega Sicilia


Lot 12 - Be “El Único!” The Vega Sicilia experience for six (6)

Vega Sicilia only opens their doors to a few exclusive guests each year and is always closed to the public. The winning bidder and five of his/her friends (six total) will be among the very few, “Los Únicos,” to have ever gained access to the property. 

Delight in the essence of iconic Vega Sicilia and the Ribera del Duero region during your next trip to Spain. This priceless experience begins with an introduction to the history, place, and people behind the legendary wines of Vega Sicilia. Next, enjoy a tour of the vineyards followed by a lunch of delicious local cuisine paired with the full Tempos Vega Sicilia portfolio of wines in the century-old house inside the estate. Your VIP host - either Don Pablo Álvarez (Owner/CEO), Gonzalo Iturriaga (Winemaker) or Antonio Menédez (Managing Director) – will join throughout the experience to ensure a truly remarkable day to remember.

 Important Details

  • Visit starts about 11:00 am, depending on winning bidder’s schedule, and lasts about 4 hours, with a tour of the facilities followed by lunch including a tasting of Vega Sicilia wines.

  • Vega Sicilia is closed on Saturday/Sunday and for the month of August.

  • Arrangements must be made at least one month prior to date of the visit.

  • Vega Sicilia is just under two hours drive north of Madrid. Flights, lodging and transportation to and from the winery not provided.

  • VIP host to be determined at time of booking based on availability with preference provided in the following order: Don Pablo Álvarez (Owner/CEO), Gonzalo Iturriaga (Winemaker) or Antonio Menédez (Managing Director)

Donated by Tempos Vega Sicilia