There is something amazingly entertaining about listening to an auctioneer do his thing, especially when the stuff being auctioned off is wine, wine trips, wine dinners, and other wine related things. This particular auction took place at Hospice du Rhone, the auctioneer is Todd Ventura and the emcee is Cris Cherry of Villa Creek Restaurant and Villa Creek Winery. These two really did a great job and entertained the crowd, but more importantly money was being raised to help support Hospice du Rhone.
In this specific part of the auction, a dinner prepared by John Alban and Vicki Carroll paired with Rhone wines gets auctioned off for a cool $6,000 and then Justin Smith of Saxum Winery had donated a 3 liter hand painted bottle of 2008 Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard, which ended up going for $4,300!!! And no, we weren’t the ones that bought either (damn it)! Check out the video, especially if you’ve never watched an auction before.
Thanks again to the Hospice du Rhone crowd for a truly great time!!