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Collective Spirits allows us to provide community outreach to children and adults, improve facilities devoted to education, 

award financial assistance to students with need, and to open our doors to the public year-round.

 


BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT

Explore Pat Conroy's beloved Beaufort, South Carolina. Tuck into luxury accommodations at the Beauloft overlooking Bay Street downtown. With a full kitchen, two ample bedrooms and baths, you will have everything you need to enjoy the walkability and charm of old downtown's waterfront. One evening, author Cassandra King will host you in her home for cocktails and a tour of her and Pat Conroy's private libraries. One afternoon, she'll also offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Conroy Literary Center named for and dedicated to the legacy of her husband. One evening, winemaker Sam Tannahill with his lovely and award- winning A to Z, Rex Hill and Francis Tannahill wines will join you all the way from Oregon for an intimate dinner at 10 Market with Chef Tyler Slade and a little Champagne from Laurent-Perrier for your weekend away.

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Three nights for two couples at the Eleven Eleven guest estate cottage (Laki's Vineyeard House) with VIP tour and tasting one afternoon at the winery. Co-founders, Ellie and Aurelien share a passion for delivering remarkable experiences. The stunning 2,500 square-foot French-inspired Vineyard House is their luxury guest house, located in the heart of Napa Valley. Surrounded by acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, the home has three plush bedrooms and three baths. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, inviting dining and living areas, cozy den space, private pool and hot tub. French doors frame first-floor living spaces for sweeping vineyard and mountain views.

Dinner one evening will take place under the stars at O'Shaughnessy Estate winery with Betty O'Shaughnessy Woolls and former French Laundry Chef John Gerber. Lunch and VIP tour one afternoon at the stunning Lindsay House with Paul Hobbs Wines. Dinner that evening or the next will be with Desmond Echavarrie, MS at the renowned REDD in Yountville, where Des will host your group for an intimate and delicious wine dinner. One afternoon, enjoy the experience of Failla’s rustic 1930’s farmhouse and 15,000-square foot cave over lunch prepared by the winery’s chef accompanied by a selection of current releases and gems from the library. Owner/winemaker Oded Shakked will host you at Longboard Winery for a tour and tasting and send you off with wine to keep. Winemaker Scot Covington at Trione will host your group for a VIP tour and tasting, while one afternoon you'll go for a backwoods/off-road vineyard tour at Terra Valentine followed by lunch and a VIP tasting. The four of you will also partake in a tour, tasting and charcuterie pairing on the terrace at the handsome Comstock Winery.

Special thanks to all the winery talent represented in this lot for all the magical experiences that are included in this Best of Wine Country adventure.

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INSIDERS ART WEEKEND IN MANHATTAN

Four lucky bidders will enjoy two nights in an art-filled two bedroom, two bath apartment prestigiously situated at East 75th Street. Two days will be spent in the stimulating company of Piers Davies, formerly VP of Christies, expert in Old Masters and Sporting Art, and Liz Dimmitt, founder and manager of The Culture Fixx and an astute Contemporary Art consultant.

Behind-the-scenes tours of The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Frick Collection will be highlights of this tour which will be specially curated to the tastes of the winning bidders.  Liz and Piers will answer your questions about the art world, tips on building a private collection and global events on the art scene.  Private access to Galleries such as the David Zwirner Gallery, Piers Davies Fine Art and others will be part of the excitement to be enjoyed during this two-day bespoke art itinerary.

One evening, the four of you are invited experience a meal at the renowned James Beard House. The rotating calendar of chef talent from around the country should certainly be part of the consideration when planning your trip.  

NYC apartment, generously donated by Dean Eisner, friend of The Bascom.

Scheduling subject to arrangements with Ms. Dimmitt, Mr. Davies and Mr. Eisner and the James Beard House. 

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ROMANTIC SEA ISLAND

Two nights for two at the renowned five-star Cloister or The Lodge on Sea Island, with a round of golf for two on one of their three championship golf courses (including cart and forecaddie).

One evening, Advanced Sommelier Jacob Gragg, CSW (currently the Fine Wine Specialist for Cru Artisan Wines, and formerly Sommelier at The Cloister's Georgian Room) will greet you and two guests for dinner at The Georgia Room with the sabering of a bottle of Champagne! During dinner, he will serve as your wine guide to The Cloister's renowned and significant wine collection, having worked with the Chef and staff to curate a perfect wine list for you. After your meal, and the delicious wines, you'll enjoy a private VIP tour of the Wine Cellar with anecdotes and historical information courtesy of Jacob!

Special thanks to The Cloister at Sea Island, and to Jacob Gragg, CSW.

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100-POINT WINE DINNER FOR 10 IN YOUR HOME WITH CHEF ERIC FULKERSON OF BALD HEADED BISTRO IN CLEVELAND, TN

The 100-Point Wine Dinner has come to be one of the favorite auction lots each year at Collective Spirits. For one magical evening, 10 guests will enjoy a food and wine extravaganza unlike any other.

The extraordinary wines for your dinner are (with Robert Parker's scores):

2014 Domaine Leflaive Clavoillon, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru

2014 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly,Grand Cru Classé (100 RP)

2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard (100 RP)

2013 Vérité “La Muse” (100 RP)

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There’s not much we can add about these perfectly rated wines, except to say that they will provide an evening of unparalleled quality. Robert Parker proclaimed the Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. "world class" and the Vérité he called "remarkable".

To accompany the well-crafted wine in your glasses, Chef Eric Fulkerson will return to Highlands (or wherever) to create for you a feast of epic proportions perfectly paired to your perfect wines! Here's to the high life!!




                       

 













 
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