The phenomenal, patriotic-themed black-tie event (attended by hundreds of wine collectors, socialites, and Bay Area executives) included fine wine tasting (by 40 world class wineries), rare auction lots, live entertainment, filet mignon dinner, and dancing. Some of the wineries pouring at the event included Flowers, Bardessono, and Cakebread Cellars. VIP guests were treated to an exclusive pre-party in the Penthouse Suite, overlooking the majestic San Francisco Bay and city skyline, and posh after-party.
The Live Auction featured 35 incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences, including:
1. An family trip for four to visit NAPA, partake in the Astronaut Training Experience, have lunch with a real astronaut, and visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
2. An exclusive trip to Napa Valley, including a helicopter tour, lodging at a wine country mansion, and tastings at Harlan Estate, Peter Michael Winery, and Rudd Winery.
3. A culinary trip to Paris, including a five-night stay at Le Royal Moncea (near the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees), and cooking workshops and demonstrations and the world famous Le Cordon Bleu.
Below are photos taken by Gustavo Fernandez (c/o The Guardsmen). To see all the event photos, click here.