Cabernet for Connoisseurs 2022 Live Auction Lots

by Family House

Published on August 22, 2022

San Francisco’s signature fundraising event, Cabernet for Connoisseurs, returns September 10, 2022 at Silverado Resort & Spa. Click here for details, and browse the 16 Live Auction lots below! Can’t attend the event but want to bid? Proxy bidding is available by completing this form before September 8. View the full live auction catalog here.

Lot #1: Vintner Premier Lot

Take home a 750ml bottle of wine from each of the 2022 Cabernet for Connoisseurs vintners! That’s 33 bottles representing the best of the best.



Lot #2: Paso Robles Perfection for 4 + 9 Magnums

Nestled in the rolling hills of the celebrated central coast, Paso Robles is renowned for its beautiful vineyards and perfect climate for the production of award-winning premium wines. Two couples will spend two nights at The Hotel Cheval, located off the Paso Robles town square. Enjoy tour and tastings for four guests at six wineries and take home NINE phenomenal Paso magnums.


Lot #3: Trace Des Jardins Dinner for Ten in Your Home

Beloved San Franciscan Chef Traci Des Jardins, who was named Rising Chef of the Year and Best Chef: Pacific by the James Beard Foundation, will turn your home into a world class dining experience. Traci and the winning bidder will create a special seasonal menu to dazzle the ten lucky diners and wines from Elizabeth and Bill Shea’s 20,000+ bottle cellar will compliment the menu.






Lot #4: New York, New York for 4

Join the Cabernet for Connoisseurs auctioneer and Zachys Senior International Specialist, Charles Antin, for an unbelievable lunch for two couple at The Modern, New York City! Charles will work with you to curate a wine selection of the top wines of the world to pair with this two Michelin starred restaurant menu. Your New York experience will be enhanced by a two-night stay at LUMA Hotel Times Square and dinner or lunch at Wolfgang Pucks’ CUT New York.

Lot #5: Savor the Silk Road with Chef George Chen and Darioush for 8

Renowned Chef George Chen has been at the forefront of authentic Chinese dining experiences in San Francisco, currently as the founder and creator of China Live. He will create an immersive dining experience in your own home where he will not only prepare, but teach you the subtle techniques of fine Chinese cooking. This dinner is paired with wines from Darioush that are infused with tradition and energized by modern technique.


Lot #6: Bigger Certainly Can Be Better

For many wine lovers, really big bottles are the ultimate cellar treasure. These beauties enable the wine within them to age very slowly. The winning bidder will take home one 6L and five 3Ls of collectible Napa Valley treasures.




Lot #7: Party Like a Warrior! Own a Piece of History! Wine and Dine at the Half-Court Line for 12

How about those Warriors? And how about a chance to see them up-close and personal? Your party of 12 will enjoy a pre-game feast hosted by Warriors majority owners Joe and Nicole Lacob, followed by a home game from their 12 courtside lounge seats just a few rows behind the players. To take this once-in-a-lifetime celebration over the top, this lot also includes a rare magnum of Domaine Curry’s 2019 “Four Rings” Blend Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This limited edition of only 20 1.5L bottles was created for Stephen Curry, select NBA players, and dignitaries like President Barack Obama. This unique bottle is a highly collectible piece of art and history. Not available for public sale, it’s truly priceless.


Lot #8: Weeklong Italian Villa Stay for 10

Villa Bracchi is a stunningly restored 17th century stone villa situated on 4 acres in Piedmont, Italy with breathtaking views of the rolling mountains and the Italian Alps from your deck, swimming pool, and al fresco dining area. Your visit will include a hands-on traditional pasta making class, wine tasting and depending on the season, a truly spectacular experience of truffle hunting with an expert guide and his dog.


Lot #9: Quel Beau Lieu! “What A Beautiful Place”

Prepare for an unforgettable experience of high-end local cuisine paired with premiere micro-production wines from the Napa Valley: Anomaly Vineyards, Behrens Family Winery, Drinkward Peschon, Relic Wine Cellars, and Zeitgeist Cellars. Ten people will enjoy two fabulous nights at the historic Beaulieu Garden Guest House, plus dinner prepared by first-class chef Dave Cruz. The next day, enjoy a private tour and tasting at each winery and ten magnum bottles personally signed by each winery owner and winemaker.


Lot #10: Roland Passot, Joe Ball, and Eco Terreno Wines & Vineyard Create a Memorable Dinner for 12

Roland Passot, owner of the dearly missed and highly regarded San Francisco restaurant, La Folie, and Joe Ball, current executive chef for Eco Terreno Wines and past Chef de Cuisine at La Folie, will create a memorable dinner for 12 guests in Eco Terreno’s urban tasting room in San Francisco.


Lot #11: Fund a Family

At Family House, we strive to provide a home away from home – a worry-free environment and place of comfort where families can live with dignity during the most difficult time of their lives. All of our services are always 100% free of charge because of donor support like yours. Please give generously to fund the array of programs and services we provide for 80 families each night, 365 days a year.


Lot #12: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, and Saint Joseph’s Arts Society for 16

Sam Kaplan has been on the ground floor of some of Napa Valley’s most exciting wine projects in recent history. You and 15 guests will join Sam in the stunning Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco for dinner prepared by Chef Anthony Yang, who has mastered his craft at some of the top restaurants in the country (The French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se, and Michael Mina). Savor wines from Arkenstone, Memento Mori and Maxem and take home bottles from each!


Lot #13: Aonair Stay, Play, Wine and Dine for 3 Couples

The Aonair Guest Cottage, tucked away in the eastern hills of Napa on 8 beautiful acres, was built with entertaining in mind – a large, open kitchen, bocce ball court, pizza oven, outdoor fire pit and an al fresco dining area will be the perfect setting for your 4-night escape. You’ll be treated to a getaway with a private chef dinner with Aonair library wines, a VIP winery experience with an ATV vineyard tour and cave tour, rare bourbon and Cuban cigar experience and golf at Silverado Resort & Spa and Napa Valley Country Club. Each couple will take home an Aonair Reserve magnum.


Lot #14: Dinner for 10 at Cade Estate Winery with Kelley James

Experience a one-of-a-kind dinner at Cade Estate Winery on the dramatic slopes of Howell Mountain hosted by John Conover and Bill Shea. The evening will begin with a tour of the property and caves, followed by a dinner for ten overlooking the Napa Valley. After dinner, singer/songwriter Kelley James, who has performed at numerous Cabernet for Connoisseurs auctions, will entertain everyone with his unique custom set lists and freestyles created in real time. The winning bidder will also leave Cade with a 3L 2018 Cade Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon signed by winemaker Danielle Cyrot.







Lot #15: Sonoma Harvest Music Festival for 4 with Hamel Family Wines

The Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn Winery on October 8-9, 2022 reflects the essence of Sonoma wine country. Four guests will enjoy (sold out) two-day VIP passes and a weekend of luxury at Sonoma’s award-winning estate MacArthur Place Hotel and Spa. You and your guests will also indulge in a Collector Tasting at Hamel Family Wines. As a keepsake of your VIP wine country experience, take home two Hamel Family Wines magnums.


Lot #16: Connoisseurs Collection

Take home this exceptional collection of magnum masterpieces. Ten magnums from some of the best Napa Valley has to offer! Includes magnums from Arrow&Branch, Chappellet, Dalla Valle, Gemstone, Paradigm, Pulido-Walker, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery and Vineyard 7&8.



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