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In Tuscany, the horizons are studded with centuries-old villas and stately cypress trees; roads wind through vineyards and olive orchards. In this slice of earthy bliss, the sun seems to shine brighter. Every village is crammed with ancient stone buildings and shops selling prosciutto, pecorino and fresh ravioli. A week-long visit – especially in spring and fall, when temperatures are mild and roads unclogged – is the perfect way to indulge in Tuscany’s glorious scenery and ambrosial food and wines. Enjoy a six night, seven day stay at La Malpensatina, located in Radda-in-Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. A 400-year old stone farmhouse with five bedrooms and four full bathrooms (includes: one king suite; two bedrooms, each with one queen bed; and two bedrooms, each with two twin beds). The farmhouse is situated on a 30-acre vineyard in the heart of Chianti Classico, approximately 1 hour south of Florence and 30 minutes north of Siena. Click here for a video tour.
Donors: Noreen Martin and Chris Hulburd
Restrictions: The reservation date is to be mutually agreed upon within 30-45 days of auction (please note that availability is limited and booking dates can potentially be up to a year after the date of auction).
CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY ADVENTURE
You and three guests will enjoy a relaxing weekend in Napa with private tours and tastings at Field Stone Winery, Castello di Amorosa Vineyard, and Ilsley Vineyards led by the winemaker or by an expert guide. Enjoy additional tastings at the Mayo Family Winery, Tank Garage Winery, and Goosecross Cellars. Spend five nights at the lavish Vino Bello Resort situated only ten minutes from downtown Napa, the Wine Train and Oxbow Marketplace. Its Old World Tuscan charm blends with the surrounding vine-covered hills to welcome you with style and grace. When you’re ready to call it a day, enjoy your luxurious Vino Bello accommodations equipped with upscale amenities like plasma screen televisions, an in-room Jacuzzi and five-headed showers.
Donors: Rebecca and Jack Kunzman, Mayo Family Winery, Tank Garage Winery, Field Stone Winery & Vineyard, Ilsley Vineyards, Goosecross Cellars, Castello di Amorosa
Restrictions: Must be 21+. Vino Bello Resort: Subject to availability. Early reservation recommended. Reservation date cannot be changed once finalized. Field Stone Winery & Vineyard: Expires 12/31/17. Please contact the winery a minimum of 72 hours prior to redeeming the certificate. Ilsley Vineyards: Please e mail a month in advance to schedule. Plan two hours for this experience. Goosecross Cellars: Must call to make a reservation.
PLAY LIKE THE PROS IN PINEHURST
You and three guests will enjoy a relaxing 4-day golf getaway in picturesque Pinehurst, North Carolina. Stay in your choice of luxurious rental homes located in the acclaimed Pinehurst Resort, either 2 Glenross or 7 Glenross. You and your guests will practice your golf game at the beautiful Country Club of North Carolina and the Dormi Club. And don’t forget to bring your A-game to show off your golfing skills on the renowned Pinehurst #2 course. Take a break from golfing and enjoy a meal at The Villager Deli in the heart of historic Pinehurst. Finish your day on the links at the 19th hole with a $100 gift card to The Drum and Quill Public House.
Donor: Steve & Betsy Saye, Kevin Drum
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date. Must reserve a month in advance. Suggest booking rental home early as spring and fall seasons typically book quickly due to the high demand. Carts are included although carts are not typically used on Pinehurst #2. Caddies are used and are not covered in the donation for Pinehurst #2.
LUXURIOUS DREAM VACATION OF YOUR CHOICE!
It’s your world to explore! Experience one week at an exquisite and exclusive luxurious three to five -bedroom residence tucked away in some of the world’s foremost vacation destinations. Whether you choose to spend time in the mountains, bask in the sun on a beautiful beach, or visit one of many exotic countries around the world, this is the vacation you’ve been dreaming of. Revel in the vistas of such gorgeous mountain destinations as Aspen, Vail, Jackson Hole and Breckenridge, just to name a few. If spending time at the beach is more your style you can soak up the sun in beautiful Turks Caicos, St. Barths, Costa Rica, Los Cabos, Santa Barbara and so many more to choose from. If your heart calls out to greater adventures, you’ll find homes in places like Morocco, Thailand, Africa, Hong Kong, Paris, and Greece. Best yet, there are no blackout dates.
Your vacation package includes:
- Luxury accommodations up to one week
- Many destinations are near resorts and include access to resort amenities
- Choice of properties, dates and locations
Donor: Friend of JDRF
Restrictions: Travel must be booked within 120 days of your departure. Once booked, the trips are non-refundable and non-changeable. The value of the trip is $10,000. Additional add-ons or more costly trips are available at the buyer’s expense. The buyer retains the rights for all points and remaining transaction fees. Travel must be booked within one year of the JDRF Gala. Note: Airfare is not included in these trips.
DINE LIKE THE STARS
Host a dinner party for up to twelve guests without the stress of cooking! Executive Chef Amos Watts, of Old Major, and Executive Chef Darren Pusateri, of The Squeaky Bean, will come to your home and prepare a delicious four-course dinner, paired with wine. Both Chef Amos and Chef Darren have worked for many highly-acclaimed restaurants in Denver and the greater United States. Chef Amos helped opened the now acclaimed Acorn, the Denver extension of the popular Oak at Fourteenth. After more than fifteen years of experience Chef Amos joined the Old Major team as a co-owner and executive chef in February of 2016. Executive Chef Pusateri is a veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industry and has cooked in many restaurants including the Ritz-Carlton, several of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants, Frasca Food and Wine, Elway’s in the Ritz-Carlton, Izakaya Den and Ototo den, Gallo di Nero, and was the executive chef at both TAG and Guard and Grace before joining The Squeaky Bean’s team as executive chef in 2016. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you and your guests will truly be dining like the stars!
Donors: Executive Chef Amos Watts, Executive Chef Darren Pusateri, Shamrock Foods Company
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date. Must book your dinner party one month in advance.
CHIHULY LITHOGRAPH – HARVEST BASKETS (Edition of 50)
About the Artist: Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including twelve honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them, Cylinders and Baskets in the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floats and Chandeliers in the 1990s; and Fiori in the 2000s. He is also celebrated for large architectural installations.
Donor: James Haga
BONNIE BRAE ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE
Have a party you will never forget! You and seven friends will experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Bonnie Brae Ice Cream and enjoy a homemade ice cream treat afterwards! Collaborate with the owners, Bob & Cindy Pailet, to design your personalized ice cream treat and name it for any member of your family, like “Susie’s Super Sundae”! Your custom creation will be featured for an entire year at Bonnie Brae. Even better, all of the profits from your creation will benefit JDRF!
Donor: Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date
TYPE 1 DIABETES YOUTH AMBASSADOR ART PROJECT
They say our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch. This unique creation made of etched wood, mixed-media decoupage materials and love was created by JDRF Youth Ambassadors. With names, ages, and messages of inspiration layered into their collaborative fingerprint, this piece represents just a few lives you have touched by being here this evening and supporting JDRF in our fundraising efforts.
Donor: Emily Knight & JDRF Youth Ambassadors Children ages 5-16 living with T1D in our local community
From the makers of the world’s #1 ultra-premium tequila, you’ll get a taste of it all with 30 bottles of exclusive Patrón Spirits Company products. Included are: 6 bottles of Roca Patrón Silver, a sweet tequila with notes of black pepper, pumpkin, and lime tea; 4 bottles of Roca Patrón Añejo, tequila aged about 14 months with hints of wood, nut, raisins and grapefruit; 4 bottles of Roca Patrón Reposado, a more complex tequila with hints of oak, vanilla, ginger and caramel; 4 bottles of Pyrat XO Rum, the enlightened ultra-premium dark rum; 4 bottles of Ultimat Vodka, the rich, smooth, distinct ultimate-premium vodka; 2 bottles of Patrón XO Café, Patrón Silver Tequila and the pure, natural essence of fine coffee; 2 bottles of Patrón Citrόnge Lime, an ultra-premium liqueur with juicy and sweet lime flavor; 2 bottle of Patrón Citrόnge Mango, clear and smooth liqueur with a refreshingly crisp mango taste; and Patrón Citrόnge Orange, a premium reserve, extra fine orange liqueur.
Donor: Patrón Spirits Company