4: Wine Weekend With Jean-Charles Boisset


This once-in-a-lifetime weekend will allow two couples a private, VIP experience of the best of the Northern California wine world brought to you by Jean-Charles Boisset.  Originally from Burgundy, France, Jean Charles is one of the leading voices of the California wine industry, with a unique collection of historical and innovative wineries in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and the Russian River Valley.

Your tour begins at DeLoach Vineyards, where you’ll explore the property with an in-depth VIP tour of the certified organic and Biodynamic vineyards and vegetable garden and learn about their Burgundian winemaking techniques during a tour of the cellar. Unwind from the week’s stress during a gourmet wine and cheese pairing. Discover the region’s varied terroirs through flights of the vineyard designate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Zinfandels. As the sun sets over the vineyards, unwind in the hot tub before retiring to your room in the newly renovated private DeLoach guesthouse in the Russian River Valley.

You’ll then depart for Buena Vista Winery, where the winners will enjoy a private winery tour and lunch at California’s first premium winery, founded in 1857 in Sonoma – Buena Vista Winery. You will tour the winery caves and grounds on a historical journey through the first gravity-flow winery, the first wine caves, and the first of California’s grand winery estates with the founder of the winery himself – The Count of Buena Vista – who has been brought back to life by Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset.  Jean-Charles has completely renovated the historical winery to its former grandeur and added experiences that cannot be found at any other winery.  Be among the first to see Buena Vista’s re-birth! 

Your ultimate weekend in the wine country continues in Napa Valley at Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley, Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 American Winery of the Year and the “Best Tasting Room – Best Place to Spend a Day” according to Sunset magazine. You’ll take home a bottle of your blend, with your own custom label, and enjoy a private tasting of Raymond wines in Napa’s most exclusive winery experience: the Raymond Red Room. Finally, the fabulous chef Michel Cornu will invite you for a private VIP cooking class in the Gaggenau demonstration kitchen in the vineyards. You won’t have to travel far as you will be spending the next two nights at the Raymond Vineyards guest house in Napa Valley. 

Jean-Charles will welcome the winning bidders to his home atop Wappo Hill, an iconic property with a deep historical significance in the Napa Valley.  Beginning with a toast at the pinnacle of the Napa Valley, at 666 feet, it is the highest point on the valley floor, with sweeping views north to Mt. St. Helena and south to the San Pablo Bay, the visit will continue as you gather around the indoor pool for a Franco-American feast. Boisset’s famed Chef Michel Cornu will offer a fresh, seasonal menu paired with hand-selected wines from the Jean-Charles and Gina’s private cellar. There is no better way to experience the California wine country!

This lot includes:
- 2 Night Stay for 4 at the DeLoach Guesthouse in the Russian River Valley
- 2 Night Stay for 4 at the Raymond Guesthouse in the Napa Valley
- 3 Wine Dinners for 4; One Each at Raymond, DeLoach, and at Jean-Charles Boisset’s Home on Wappo Hill
- Winery Lunch for 4 at Buena Vista Winery
- VIP Experience for 4 at DeLoach Vineyards Including a Wine & Cheese Pairing and Private Tasting of the Allocated Vineyard Designate Wines and Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting
- VIP Experience for 4 at Buena Vista Winery including a Tour of California’s Most Historic Winery – Buena Vista – With the Famed Winery Founder; the Count of Buena Vista. Also included is a Catered Lunch in the Count’s Cave and a Barrel Tasting in the Recently Re-opened Winery Caves 
- VIP Experience for 4 at Raymond Vineyards with a Private Tour and Tasting of Raymond Vineyards including Napa’s Most Exclusive Winery Experience: the Raymond Red Room, a Blending Session in the Raymond Blending Room and a Bottle of Your Own Wine, and Finally a Private Cooking Class in the Gaggenau Demonstration Kitchen in the Vineyards with Chef Michel Cornu
- A Wine Dinner for 4 at the Home of Jean-Charles atop Wappo Hill Prepared by Chef Michel Cornu and Wines from Jean-Charles and Gina’s Private Cellar
- 6 Bottles of Wine from the Private Cellars of Jean-Charles Boisset for Each Couple

Donated By: 
Jean-Charles Boisset

Restrictions: Based on availability and subject to mutually agreeable dates. Due to the many features of this lot, reservations 90 days in advance are required. Expires 4/30/16.

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