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Wine Festival Auction

We will accept bids on all of the items listed here during the 2017 Wine Festival Preview Dinner on April 8.  Hope to see you there!

2017 Live Auction Items

A Week in Wine Country
It's the getaway you've been looking for. Spend five days in Geyserville, California, a charming town in the middle of wine country. You'll stay in a beautiful two bed, two bath condo located near great wineries, fine restaurants, and endless outdoor opportunities. This great location allows you to customize your vacation to fit your group. In addition, this package includes a $100 gift certificate to Catelli's Restaurant to use during your trip.
Donated by Tom Higgins `67 - $1,600

Gourmet Dinner for 8
Prepare for a gourmet experience like no other. This elaborate six-course dinner for 8 people is prepared and hosted by Chef Mike and Myra Daniel in their home. You'll enjoy fresh, unique, and in-season ingredients. Each course will be expertly paired with fine wine. It's an unforgettable way to spend the evening with a group of friends or family.
Donated by Myra & Mike Daniel - $2,000

Cubs and Clubs
Golf and baseball are synonymous with summer, so make sure you enjoy both this year. Head to Des Moines for a great day of golf. You and three others will play 18 holes at the fabulous Wakonda Club, ranked one of the top three golf courses in Iowa. Then it's time to cheer on the 2016 World Series Champions at Wrigley Field. We have four tickets for you to see the Cubs take on the Braves on Sept. 2. This might be their year...again!
Donated by Wakonda Club and Jennifer & Dan Molyneaux, Jr. - $800

Oktoberfest with Sister Joan
Did you know Sr. Joan prefers beer to wine? It's true. There's no better way to get to know the university president than over an assortment of hand-selected beers! This auction item features a beer tasting and delicious hors d'oeuvres for 16 with Sr. Joan Lescinski in her home. All details will be carefully orchestrated by the Sodexo Culinary Team. Winner can choose Oct. 16, 30 or 31 for this event.
Donated by Sr. Joan Lescinski, CSJ, Ph.D. - Priceless

Golf at Davenport Country Club
Winter is over! Time to spruce up the wardrobe and the golf game. A $500 gift certificate to The Gentry Shop will get you looking your best before hitting the links at the recently renovated Davenport Country Club. Rated by Golf Digest as one of the best in the state, you don't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy this hometown treasure with your group of four. Springtime never looked so good!
Donated by Davenport Country Club and The Gentry Shop - $1,000

2007 Piña Cabernet Sauvignon Imperial - Ames Vineyard
This Imperial from tonight's featured winery, Piña Napa Valley, is of the highest quality. This wine comes from the Ames Vineyard, a site planted with 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and farmed sustainably. Aside from being of phenomenal quality, you can't deny it's fun to invite friends over to enjoy a massive bottle of wine!
Donated by Piña Napa Valley - $1,250

Cy-Hawk Experience
No matter if you bleed cardinal and gold or black and gold, this experience is sure to be a winner. With amazing seats in the 12th row on the 45 yard line, you'll see every play during the 2017 Cy-Hawk game on Sept. 9. You and three friends will enjoy a premier parking pass, four tickets to the pre-game party (complete with food), and tickets to the game. Go team!
Donated by Kurt & Kristyn Tjaden - $1,000

Complete Outdoor Movie Night
Create your own experience with this offering. We'll provide the 20 foot outdoor projection movie screen, tent, mobile pinball unit with four games, gourmet burgers for 20 and a keg of beer. The rest is up to you. You have the ability to host a gathering on campus (up to 40 attendees) or do something in your own backyard. No matter what event you design, your guests will be talking for months to come!
Donated by Joe & Nora Riley, Dan Bush and Kyle Carter '04, and Moe's Burgers and Brews - Mark Mueller, Owner/Chef - $1,500

VIP at the JDC
Arrive in style to the John Deere Classic this year. You'll get a Lexus for the weekend to drive to the tournament. Crowds are no issue since you'll have a VIP parking spot and shuttle service to the gate. The experience continues with two Trophy Suite tickets, complete with complimentary food and drinks. A JDC experience isn't complete without a momento, so we've provided a flag signed by 2016 champ Ryan Moore.
Donated by Lujack Lexus and Laura "Divot" Ekizian '92, '97 MBA - $1,200

Idyllic Vegas Weekend
We've got a Vegas experience with a little 1980's thrown in. Enjoy a two night stay at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. You and your guest will sit at a VIP table, complete with your choice of house champage or wine, during the Billy Idol concert at House of Blues. Your weekend also includes dinner for two at Foundation Room and $50 Karma Cash to be used at participating locations during your visit. Mark your calendars for Oct. 6-8, 2017.
Donated by Live Nation, House of Blues and Foundation Room Las Vegas - $1,500

Hamilton! Weekend in Chicago
Here are your orchestra tickets to Hamilton in Chicago! You and a guest will stay at the Michigan Avenue Marriott hotel for two nights. Enjoy a matinee performance of the nationally acclaimed show Hamilton - An American Musical on Sept. 30, 2017. After the show, head to Girl & The Goat, chef Stephanie Izard's Top Chef Restaurant. Your 6:30 p.m. reservation is set! A $250 VISA gift card ensures you can enjoy an amazing meal to round out this experience.
Donated by Kurt & Kristyn Tjaden, Ed & Molly Carroll, and SAU Alumni Office - $2,000

Upscale Party at Davenport's Newest Hotel
Imagine hosting a private party at the trendiest hotel in town that just opened its doors. Talk about a trendsetter! This auction item makes it possible. Enjoy a two hour hosted happy hour or sunset party at Up, the rooftop bar and patio at The Current Iowa. The Current, located at the former Putnam Building on 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, is the newest project by Restoration St. Louis, the people behind Hotel Blackhawk. Your party includes three passed appetizers, draft beer selection, house wine, and "call" liquor for 20 guests. Now that's bound to turn some heads.
Donated by Amy & Amrit Gill, owners of Restoration St. Louis - $1,250

2017 Wine Boutique Silent Auction

2012 Donelan Cuvee Keltie Sonoma County Double Magnum
Donated by John Anderson `87 - $1000

2010 Quintessa Rutherford & 2013 V. Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 bottle set
Includes 2010 Quintessa Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2013 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Donated by Jacki & Max Guinn - $300

2010, 2011 Bremer Family Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel Napa Valley Howell Mountain - 4 bottle set
Includes 2010 Bremer Family Claret Napa Valley Howell Mountain, 2010 Bremer Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Howell Mountain, 2011 Bremer Family Merlot Napa Valley Howell Mountain, 2011 Bremer Family Zinfandel Napa Valley Howell Mountain
Donated by Mary Anne & Kelly Carroll - $275

2013 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Donated by Mara '98 & Mike Downing - $225

2000 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux
Donated by Lori & Todd Johnson - $200

2012 Donelan Syrah Knights Valley Obsidian Vineyard Magnum
Donated by Anonymous - $200

2013, 2015 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Includes 2015 Groth Chardonnay Hillview Vineyard, 2013 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Oakville Napa Valley, 2015 Groth Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Donated by Laura "Divot" Ekizian `92, '97 MBA - $195

2011, 2013 Tamber Bey Rabicano, Merlot, and Chardonnay - 3 bottle set
Includes 2011 Tamber Bey Rabicano Deux Chevaux Vineyard, 2011 Tamber Bey Merlot Deux Chevaux Vineyard, 2013 Tamber Bey Chardonnay Trio Vineyard
Donated by Christy & Steve `02 MBA Finn - $190

2013 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Magnum
Donated by Regina & Michael Matheson - $190

2010 Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - 2 Bottle Set
Donated by Rachel E. `04 MBA & Thomas A. Mason IV `91 - $170

2007 Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Magnum
Donated by Kathy '94 & Dimitri Papageorgio - $170

2014 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oversize 1 Liter
Donated by Molly & Ed Carroll - $160

2011 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Donated by Rita `97 & Mark Bawden - $150

2010 Hewitt Cabernet
Donated by Lynn & Doug Dvorak - $150

2008 Franco M. Martinetti Marasco, Barolo DOCG, Italy - 2 Bottle Set
Donated by Rachel E. `04 MBA & Thomas A. Mason IV `91 - $150

2013 Smith Madrone Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain District - 3 bottle set
Includes 2013 Smith Madrone Riesling Napa Valley Spring Mountain District, 2013 Smith Madrone Chardonnay Napa Valley Spring Mountain District, 2013 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain District
Donated by Anne & Ethan Gannaway - $140

2011 Comte de Moucheron and Chateau de Meursault - 3 bottle set
Includes (2) 2011 Comte de Moucheron Chardonnay France, 2011 Chateau de Meursault Pinot Noir France
Donated by Sr. Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD - $130

2013, 2014 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Napa Valley - 2 bottle set
Includes 2013 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2014 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley
Donated by SAU Vice Presidents - $125

2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Donated by Molly & PJ `01 `05 MOL Foley - $110

2009 Keenan Mernet Napa Valley Spring Mountain District
Donated by Nora & Joe Riley - $110

1999 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated by Kerry & Fred `03 MOL Smith - $105

2013 Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Magnum
Donated by Molly & Ed Carroll - $100

2013 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Magnum
Donated by Molly & Ed Carroll - $100

2011 Adobe Road Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Donated by Kathy '94 & Dimitri Papageorgio - $100

2012, 2014 Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvingon and Chardonnay - 2 bottle set
Includes 2014 Crossbarn Chardonnay Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 2012 Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Paul Hobbs Napa Valley
Donated by Ann `08 & Josh `08 McIntyre - $85

2014, 2015 Charles Smith Syrah, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay - 5 bottle set
Includes 2014 Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah, 2014 Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot, 2015 Charles Smith KungFu Girl Riesling, 2014 Charles Smith Vino Pinot Grigio, 2014 Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay
Donated by Kathy '01, Steve '99, and Eric '00 Anderson - $80

2007 Ledson Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Donated by Jane & Mike Coryn - $75

2011 Fiddletown Zinfandel Rombauer Vineyards
Donated by Ed Henkhaus `64 - $75

2010 Joseph Cellars Limited Edition Release Cabernet Napa Valley
Donated by Mike `80 & Corie Montgomery - $75

2010 Boroli, Barolo DOCG & 2010 Sella & Mosca Terra Rare Carignano Del Sulcis Riserva - 2 Bottle Set
Includes 2010 Boroli, Barolo DOCG, Napa Valley, 2010 Sella & Mosca Terra Rare Carignano Del Sulcis Riserva
Donated by Kim Normoyle & Tom Dalton - $75

2008 Hewitt Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Napa Valley
Donated by Marie `78 & Dale Ziegler - $75

2014 Banfi Col di Sasso Sangiovese Cabernet Party Size 5 Liter
Donated by Molly & Ed Carroll - $70

2014 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot
Donated by Tina and Dave Howell - $70

2007 Coup de Foudre Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, CA
2 of these offerings available
Donated by Sue & Steve '98 Bird - $60

2015 Meiomi Pinot Noir Sonoma County
Donated by Jan and Bob McCabe - $50

2006 Tsantali Naousa Reserve
Donated by Kathy '94 & Dimitri Papageorgio - $35

2010 Truchard Roussanne Carneros Napa Valley
Donated by Kathy '94 & Dimitri Papageorgio - $30