Healdsburg Wine Auction Takes a First Step

Not quite rivalling Napa's annual wine auction yet, the first Healdsburg Wine Auction has high hopes for its October launch.

Healdsburg’s charm is no secret to its lucky locals or the tourists who flock here during the season. Starting this fall there will be one more reason to love this quintessential wine country town - the first annual Healdsburg Wine Auction.

Over in Napa, the annual Auction Napa Valley raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually from more than 250 auction lots, representing the prime winemakers of the esteemed region, to support community health and children's education.

Watch out, Napa.

Set to take place at historic Soda Rock Winery on October 5, the Healdsburg Wine Auction will benefit the Healdsburg Education Foundation and its important programs including green building, organic gardening and culinary arts training.

This year’s inaugural theme is "Farm to Fork," with a focus on locally grown, seasonal ingredients prepared by owner Carrie Brown and chef Peter Brown of Jimtown Store. This year’s Farm to Fork experience is a locally driven collaboration of collector wine, regionally grown food, and unique live auction items. Contributions from talented students enrolled in Healdsburg High’s Culinary,

Diane Wilson, chief winemaker of Wilson Artisan Wineries is this year’s honorary chair and her award-winning wines will be a highlight of the evening’s festivities.

Soda Rock Winery is one of the properties owned by Wilson Artisan Wineries, and with its rustic decor and sophisticated ambiance it's become a favorite for weddings and other tasteful events.

Organizers promise the event’s live auction will offer something for everyone - from wild boar hunting in the Sonoma hills to luxury vacations in the Big Apple.

Reserve your spot now at HealdsburgWineAuction.com for tickets, tables or the Farmers-Market-To-Table Pizza Party, which at $59 sounds like steal.


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