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Sonoma County Wine Auction brings in more than $1.8 million – Read the full story in North Bay Business Journal

The Sonoma County Wine Auction raised more than $1.8 million at its live auction Saturday. The take surpassed last year’s bidding, which brought in $1.7-plus million.

Put on by the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, the fundraiser benefits local nonprofits. They range from community health and childhood education to the emergency relief efforts of the pandemic, fires and floods.

Roughly 225 paddle holders jockeyed for 30 lots at the live auction at Healdsburg’s Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery. The top lot of the day, raising more than $595,000, was Fund-A-Need, targeted for children’s education and literacy programs.