Tickets On Sale Now for Sonoma County’s Largest Fundraising Event

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SANTA ROSA, CA (July 22, 2022) – Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Sonoma County Wine Auction (SCWA) will be held at the extraordinary Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery. Presented by Vintec, the auction events will take place Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17, 2022. Tickets to the three days of festivities are available now at sonomacountywineauction.com.

The 2022 SCWA events will kick off Thursday evening, September 15, with a series of intimate dining experiences hosted by renowned chefs and winemakers exclusively for SCWA guests. The beautiful and historic Buena Vista Winery will host the Best. Party. Ever. on Friday, September 16, with a fabulous evening of exceptional wine, food and celebration set to a Roaring ‘20s theme.

The live auction will take place on Saturday, September 17, at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery where guests will raise their paddles to make a difference in Sonoma County. The auction will be held in Chalk Hill’s dramatic covered open air event space, the former equestrian center, that overlooks the spectacular 1,300-acre property in Healdsburg, featuring 300 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards and four acres of organic culinary gardens.

This year’s SCWA Honorary Chair is the Foley Family, proprietors of Chalk Hill. “We’re thrilled to welcome SCWA guests to Chalk Hill while also celebrating the 50th anniversary of this iconic winery,” said Vintner Bill Foley. “We take pride not only in our history of winemaking and sustainability efforts but also in advocating for our local community. The funds raised during SCWA will be distributed by SCVF to numerous Sonoma County nonprofits who work tirelessly to care for those most in need.”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to host the Best. Party. Ever. for the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation at Buena Vista Winery, California and Sonoma County’s first premium winery, in support of Sonoma’s incredible weekend of community giving,” said Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Collection. “This is where it all began with Count Agoston Haraszthy. We share his vision for a world of wine full of diverse varieties from Pinot Noir to Cabernet to Furmint – a wine world that Sonoma County embraces. We invite you to join us for a spectacular evening of surprises and delights, all for a great cause inspired by the power of giving and our love for the community of Sonoma County.”

Through the generosity and support of our Sonoma County wine community, sponsor partners, donors, guests and volunteers, the Sonoma County Wine Auction has raised millions of dollars to help support more than 400 organizations since its inception and has been named one of the nation’s top charitable wine auctions by Wine Spectator. Funds raised support organizations with a focus on education & literacy, health & human services, the environment, arts & culture, and fire relief. These funds have supported more nonprofits than any other fundraising event in Sonoma County.

“We are thrilled to be a recipient of a grant from the Sonoma County Vintners Association and are so grateful for the heartfelt support they are providing to first responders and their families,” said Founder and Executive Director Susan Farren of First Responders Resiliency, Inc.

If you are unable to attend in person this year, proxy bidding will be available for SCWA Live Auction Lots. Contact julia@sonomawine.com or 707.522.5829 for details. The full auction catalog will be available soon at SonomaCountyWineAuction.com.

In addition, the SCWA Online Auction will open on September 14 for anyone to bid and make a difference from anywhere in the world. Online lots will be available for viewing and registration for bidding the week prior; stay tuned by following Sonoma County Vintners or #SWCA on Facebook or Instagram for access to lots offered exclusively online. Online auction lots include curated wine tasting experiences, exclusive vintner dinners, spectacular behind the scenes vineyard tours, amazing Sonoma County wine collections, and more.

If you would like to make a donation directly to Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, please visit our giving page at donorbox.org/sonoma-county-vintners-foundation.

To learn more about the Sonoma County Wine Auction and organizations supported through fundraising efforts, please visit sonomacountywineauction.com.

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 About Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery located in the Russian River Valley AVA in Sonoma County, California, is one of California’s premier producers of luxury wines. Founded in 1972 by Fred Furth, Chalk Hill was acquired by Foley Family Wines in 2010. Under Bill Foley’s leadership, Chalk Hill continues to promote the Chalk Hill AVA as one of the top winegrowing regions in California. The unique topography, climatic and geological diversity of Chalk Hill creates an environment that allows for a wide range of varieties to be grown on the estate including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Syrah and Semillon. The 1,300 acre iconic Sonoma estate includes around 300 acres of vineyards, a winery, a hospitality center, organic culinary gardens, equestrian pavilion, ponds and a wilderness area.

For more information and to register for the experiences, visit chalkhill.com/Visit/Visit-Chalk-Hill.

About Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery is California’s first premium winery; it was founded in 1857 by Hungarian immigrant Agoston Haraszthy, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” Possessing a deep regard for the significance of Buena Vista’s place in California wine history, Jean-Charles Boisset purchased Buena Vista in April 2011 and added the winery to the Boisset Collection. Today, Boisset has returned Buena Vista Winery to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the historic property. Buena Vista Winery is located at 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA. For more information, please visit buenavistawinery.com.

About Vintec
Vintec is a global, leading specialist in premium climate-controlled wine storage solutions. We are a diverse team of wine lovers, just like our customers. Born from a passion for wine, our solutions are designed to recreate the perfect storage conditions found in the best natural underground cellars – to meet the exacting standards of wine professionals and needs of discerning wine lovers. We offer a holistic experience to wine lovers that goes beyond the products, encompassing education, unique benefits and events via the Vintec Club, our private club for owners of Vintec cellars. Since 2016, Vintec is part of Electrolux, the world-leading Swedish Home Appliances company, as the Wine Specialist brand. Learn more at vintec.com.

About Sonoma County Wine Auction
Sonoma County Wine Auction brings the region’s renowned winemakers and growers together with distinguished collectors and generous bidders for an opportunity to acquire some of Sonoma County’s top wines and bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Named one of the nation’s top charitable auctions by Wine Spectator, the proceeds raised benefit local Sonoma County charitable organizations. Since its inception, Sonoma County Wine Auction has raised millions of dollars to help fund charitable organizations focusing on education & literacy, health & human services, the environment and arts & culture, and has supported more nonprofits than any other fundraising event in Sonoma County. Learn more at sonomacountywineauction.com.

About Sonoma County Vintners Foundation
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation provides support to the local community through philanthropy and charitable giving. Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is an accredited 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Its purpose is to consistently support local nonprofit organizations that address issues within the Sonoma County community. SCVF cultivates a vibrant and diverse Sonoma County by elevating lives through charitable events and philanthropic giving. Fundraising efforts have a direct impact in the areas of education & literacy, health & human services, the environment and arts & culture. With SCVF’s many initiatives including the Emergency Relief Fund, the organization is able to impact all needs, ranging from the immediate to the long term. Learn more at sonomawine.com/foundation.

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