Chateau Boswell, Arietta and Realm Cellars:
Deep South Meets High-Fashion, 65 Feet Underground
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In celebration of their Southern roots, the belles and gentlemen of Chateau Boswell—Susan Boswell, Jacquelynn and Joshua Peeples, and winemaker Christopher Tynan—invite you to join them, their fellow vintners and their favorite Southern chefs for an evening that highlights each chef’s noted cuisine with each vintner’s finest Napa Valley wines in an amazing venue for an experience that gives new meaning to the term “deep south.”
But before you go “deep south,” think “high fashion,” as the belles of your party will enjoy a “Girlfriends Getaway” package, courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue of San Francisco. The four couples will check into one of San Francisco’s finest hotels for an evening of luxurious accommodations and the girls will then head to Saks Fifth Avenue for a $10,000 private shopping excursion.
The next day, head up to Napa Valley for an evening not to be forgotten. Your experience starts with a two-night stay in luxury accommodations for 4 couples, courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley. Then it’s time to head to the party, but leave the driving to us and enjoy transportation, courtesy of Magnum Tours, to and from the evening’s festivities at Chateau Boswell.
Your chefs flown in for the evening will be none other than Charleston Chef Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s and noted James Beard 2010 Southeast Chef of the Year, Kevin Rathbun, “Iron Chef” winner and famed Atlanta restaurateur of Rathbun’s and Kevin Rathbun’s Steak; Ashley Christensen, James Beard finalist, philanthropist, and noted Raleigh restaurateur of Poole’s Diner and Beasley’s Chicken and Honey; and Lee Richardson, a Food and Wine Best Chef of 2011 from Ashley’s of Little Rock. Wow!
We’ll begin with a reception in the dome room of the Chateau Boswell caves where you will join Susan, Jacquelynn and Joshua, as well as Arietta owners Fritz and Caren Hatton, and winemaker Andy Erickson; Realm Cellars owners Wendell and Claire-Marie Laidley and Juan Mercado, and winemaker Benoit Touquette.
Journey down deep into the cave for a dinner 65 feet below the earth, where natural stone walls exhibit the geological strata of 4.5 million years of Napa Valley volcanic history.
You’ll enjoy a feast that celebrates both Napa Valley’s and the South’s deep roots in the history of American wine and food: multiple vintages of fine wines plucked from the depths of each vintner’s cellars, all beautifully paired with a multi-course dinner created by these four celebrated chefs.
As a wonderful conclusion to the evening each guest will receive a “Deep Roots” wooden box of five 750ml wines served during the evening, and each couple will take home a gift basket of our favorite items from the South.
In addition, the winning bidder will receive a 3L bottle from each vintner presented in wooden boxes branded with the Auction Napa Valley logo and the grape leaf and magnolia artwork for this auction lot.
Ya’ll come join us now!
Event to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date, Sunday through Thursday nights, any months except September and October.
40,750ml bottles of Napa Valley wine
4, 3Liter bottles of Napa Valley wine,
2 nights’ accommodations at Meadowood Napa Valley for 4 couples
1 night’s accommodations in San Francisco for 4 couples
$10,000 Saks gift certificate
Cave Dinner for 8 prepared by 4 of the South’s finest Chefs flown in for the evening
Transportation to/from dinner for 8