BLIND AUCTION

With excitement, this year we are hosting a blind auction to raise funds and awareness for a selection of charities.

TO BE AUCTIONED

75 lacquered cherry-wood boxes containing:

  • 4-bottle vertical (2004-2007) of Materium Cabernet
  • 1 limited edition bronze grape cluster, individually numbered, with winery logo, mounted in the box. Hand made by sculptor Catherine Schmid-Maybach.  90 produced, 75 available.

HOW IT WORKS

Send your bid privately, via email. Minimum bid $1200. List updated daily. Bidding closes Monday March 11, 6PM PST. The 75 highest bids will receive the wine boxes. Shipping included.

WINNING BIDDERS

100% of auction proceeds donated directly to charity.
Winning bidders to make payments in the form of tax-deductible donation(s) directly to one or more of the participating charitable organizations on our list (see below). Each charity will provide an acknowledgement of tax deduction.

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

Listed as "A"-rated organizations by CharityWatch

  • EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD PROJECT
    (Chez Panisse Foundation)

    Alice Waters’ mission is for every urban public school student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch.
    edibleschoolyard.org

  • IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

    With over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters, offering health, employment and education resources.
    iava.org

  • RED CROSS – Disaster relief

    Preventing and alleviating human suffering in times of need, offering care, shelter and hope with the power of volunteers and generous donors.
    redcross.org

  • READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

    The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the USA, with 400,000 volunteers delivering free books and resources to children and families who need them most.
    rif.org

  • CPJ - COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

    An independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.
    cpj.org

    • ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

      Helps malnourished children and vulnerable communities become self-sufficient, with 5,000 field staff assisting more than six million people each year.
      actionagainsthunger.org

  • WAYS TO WORK

    A financial empowerment loan program helping working families move towards self-sufficiency with access to financial education and reliable transportation.
    waystowork.org

  • FARM AID

    Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews’ annual Farm Aid concerts promote awareness and raise funds for a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.
    farmaid.org

  • SFFS - SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY

    Dedicated to elevating the film medium and dispersing funds to filmmakers, SFFS also presents the longest running film festival in America. Welcome, Ted Hope new executive director. sffs.org

  • MAYBACH FOUNDATION

    Aims to empower the next generation of leaders today, so they can help resolve the critical issues of tomorrow.
    maybach.org