Apr 152009
 
 

 

Look for the Texas Wine Lots at the 24th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction this Saturday
 
Presented by the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom
98 San Jacinto Boulevard • Austin, Texas

The Rare & Fine Wine Auction is the Foundation’s most unique event of the year. Held at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel, the auction attracts wine enthusiasts throughout the state who are eager to bid on over 300 auction lots, such as wines from private cellars, dinners, trips and items from around the world.

Rare collectibles of Old World classics such as 1st Growth Bordeaux, Grand Cru Burgundy, Vintage Port, legendary Italians are offered up with New World luminaries like California Cult classics, top Oregon Pinot Noir, luscious Washington and Australian reds……and not to me omitted, the best wines Texas has to offer. Wine tour vacations to Europe and North America will be featured, as well as spectacular wine tastings and gourmet wine dinners hosted in the state’s best private cellars and most exciting restaurants.

Texas Wine Lots include:

LOT #5 – Llano Estacado Winery – Mark Hyman – Lubbock, Texas

Llano Estacado Reserve Six Pack and VIP Tour & Tasting for Ten

6 bottles (.750 liter) one each original wooden box:
2005 Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Newsom
2006 Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve Chardonnay Mont Sec Vineyard
2006 Llano Estacado Reserve Merlot Rising Star Vineyard
2007 Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve Chardonnay
2007 Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve Merlot

VIP Tour & Tasting for Ten at Llano Estacado Winery:
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976 to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential of Texas wines. A day in the Texas High Plains would not be complete without a visit to the largest premium winery in Texas. Ten guests are invited to Llano Estacado Winery for a VIP tour of the grounds and a grand tasting of some of the most well-balanced and full-bodied wines in the state.

Estimated Value: $250

LOT #6 – Flat Creek Estate – Rick Naber – Marble Falls, Texas and Portabla – Mark Krug – Austin, Texas

Three-Course Dinner for Two at Portabla:
Quietly becoming a culinary force to be reckoned with, Executive Chef Mark Krug and Chef de Cuisine Jon Shea work their magic in Portabla’s cozy 6th Street kitchen. Known for their magnificent lunches, Portabla is now whipping up daily dinners for Austin foodies. Pair your 2003 Flat Creek Estate Super Texan with a three-course dinner for two. The flavors created by Krug and Shea will surprise, impress and fulfill.

2003 Flat Creek Estate Super Texan:
1 bottle (.750 liter) Commemorative logo box and two wine glasses accompany the 2003 Super Texan. This vintage of Sangiovese was the first red wine from Texas to win a Double Gold in the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Estimated Value: $225

Auction proceeds benefit KLRU-TV Public Television and The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ mission to inspire excellence and education in the culinary and viticulture arts through scholarships, grants and the development of educational programs and projects. Since its inception 24 years ago, the Auction has raised millions of dollars towards these goals. In 2005, the Foundation launched its $25,000 Grant Awards Program for innovative and educational projects in wine and food within Texas and continues this program annually.

6:00PM
Registration, Champagne Reception & Silent Auction

6:45PM
Fine Wine and Dinner of Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

7:30PM
Wide-open, Red-hot Texas-style Live Charity Auction

To Reserve Your Seat at the Auction:
To purchase a table or seat, please print out the following:

http://www.winefoodfoundation.org/subpages/horizons/auction09/wff-table-list.pdf

http://www.winefoodfoundation.org/subpages/horizons/auction09/wff-auction-reservation.pdf

Complete and fax to (512) 327-7551 or call the Foundation office (512) 327-7555.

Complete auction lot list and bid form available at:
http://www.winefoodfoundation.org/subpages/horizons/auction09/2009AuctionCatalog.pdf

http://www.winefoodfoundation.org/subpages/horizons/auction09/2009AuctionBidForm.pdf

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