Hurry Last Chance to Join us at The Symphony of the Americas Wine of the World Dinner and Auction with vintner host Paul Hobbs

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Only one day till the biggest food and wine event of the year here in Fort Lauderdale!   We still have a few seats left.  Don’t miss your chance to meet one of California and Argentina’s top Winemakers Paul Hobbs!

It’s almost time for the annual Symphony of the America’s Wines of the World vintner tasting tour, come out and help us to celebrate our 22nd year. If you are into wine, this is the party for you. Our special guest is Paul Hobbs, of Paul Hobbs Winery in Napa Valley, one of the world’s greatest vintners and wine consultants.

This unique evening begins with wine samplings of many of the finest vintners from around the world plus special appetizer preparation and presentation stations by local chefs combined with an elegant dinner prepared by four celebrity chefs. South Florida’s premier non-profit event Auctioneer, Gordon Latz, will lead the live auction of wines, wine tours and unique one-of-a-kind opportunities. There is dancing to the Symphony of the Americas Dance Band and a late night Cigar and Cognac Bar completes the evening.

Come as a VIP and enjoy the champagne reception, passed hors d’oeurves and a private reception with our 2017 Vintner Honoree who is traveling from Napa Valley for the event. Several of the specialty wines he has helped to develop, will be featured at the in the VIP Room for your tasting pleasure.

We are proud to announce that 2017 WOW Dinner and Auction is again an official event of Chaine des Rotisseurs, Fort Lauderdale.

The 2017 participating chefs will be announced soon.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

2301 SE 17 Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

This year’s event is limited to 300 guests. This is an upscale event attracting food and wine enthusiasts including sponsors and supporters of the Symphony, affluent and caring members of our community - including many south Florida Chaine des Rotisseurs members and various wine club members.




VIP Wines


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Champagne Lanson


Champagne Lanson Black Label
Price: $42.75      Tonight $37.62  Case $437

Champagne Lanson Rose Label
Price: $57.75      Tonight $50.82  Case $590

Champagne Lanson White Label
Price: $42.75      Tonight $37.62  Case $437

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Paul Hobbs Wines

Viña Cobos Chardonnay  “Bramare" Marchiori Vineyard Perdriel Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2016
Price: $48            Tonight $42.24  Case $490

Paul Hobbs Ellen Lane Estate Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015
Price: $96.00      Tonight $84.48  Case $980

Paul Hobbs Ross Station Estate  Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014
Price: $96.00      Tonight $84.48  Case $980

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley 2014
Price: $94.50      Tonight $83.16  Case $964

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate Russian River Valley 2015
Price: $114.00    Tonight $100.32                Case $1163

Viña Cobos Cabernet Sauvignon Volturno Marchiori Vineyard Perdriel Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2013
Price: $234.00    Tonight $205.92                Case $2387

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard St Helena Napa Valley 2014
Price: $300.00    Tonight $264.00                Case $3060

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley 2014
Price: $570.00    Tonight $501.60                Case $5814

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Coombsville Napa Valley 2014
Price: $349.50    Tonight $307.56                Case $3565

Crocus Malbec de Cahors Gran Vin Cahors 2011
Price: $150.00    Tonight $132.00                Case $1530

Viña Cobos Chañares Estate Los Árboles Tunuyán Uco Valley Mendoza 2014
Price: $328.50    Tonight $289.08                Case $3351

Viña Cobos Cobos  Marchiori Vineyard Perdriel Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2013
Price: $222.00    Tonight $195.36                Case $2264

Dinner Wines

Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015
Price: $48.00      Sale $42.24         Case $490


Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 
Price: $105.00    Tonight $92.40  Case $1071


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Menu for VIP by Wine Watch

Cheese and Charcuterie Selection

American Sturgeon Caviar Phlyo Tarts

Truffle Mushroom and Gruyere Beef Slider

Orange Glazed Pork Belly Bites

Salmon tartar on a cucumber with dill creme fraiche

About our Honored Vintner Paul Hobbs

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I remember the first time that I heard about Paul Hobbs.  I was working at Cafe Maxx and Jim Turner called me on the phone and said- "Andrew get some information on this guy Paul Hobbs, his wines are getting big press and we should have them on the wine list at Cafe Maxx."  So I called up Healdsburg information and asked for the number for Paul Hobbs and low and behold guess who answered the phone- Paul Hobbs himself!  Well, this was just when he was starting out and Paul did not even have a distributor for his wines at this point.  I quickly ordered everything that Paul had to sell and we were off and running with Paul Hobbs wines, the first restaurant in the state of Florida to carry Paul's wines.  After a few years of bootlegging these wines into the state, I thought it was time that we starting doing things a bit more legal and I recommended that we clear the wines through Augustan Wine Imports and the rest is history!

Paul was one of the first California winemakers to focus on single-vineyard wines, Paul Hobbs took the challenge one step further by dedicating himself to crafting unfiltered and unfined wines, fermented with native yeasts. His vision has resulted in exciting, structured wines that are rooted in classic old world techniques and, at the same time, are distinctly Californian in their expression. And, he continues to be a leader of Argentina’s ongoing winemaking revolution. Not bad for a farm boy from upstate New York.

Here is what Paul can tell you in his own words about his venture into the wine business:

"I was told, a long time ago, that the key to good winemaking is paying attention.

I started paying attention at an early age. Specifically, the day my dad brought home a bottle of 1962 Château d’Yquem and poured it into little paper cups around the family dinner table. The bouquet, the flavor, and the experience made an impression on me. I became passionate about wine and the vineyards that produce the wine. In 1969, I convinced my father to uproot a section of our apple orchard and replant it with wine grapes, and my father put me in charge of the endeavor.

My botany professor at the university of Notre Dame, a former winemaker at Christian Brothers Winery in California, encouraged me to attend his weekly wine-tasting seminars. I had enrolled at Notre Dame with the intention of becoming a doctor. These seminars shifted that focus, igniting what has become a lifelong career in winemaking.

I enrolled in the Master of Food Science program in the Department of Enology at the University of California at Davis. My thesis on oak extraction led to a job at Robert Mondavi Winery as a research technician. Valuable hands-on production experience resulted in a promotion to Enologist. Among other responsibilities I was assigned to the Opus One team, and in 1981 was appointed Head Enologist.

After several vintages with Opus One, I moved on to join Simi Winery in February 1985 as Assistant Winemaker. One of my first tasks was to author a new cabernet sauvignon style for the winery. Extended macerations and gentle handling of the fruit resulted in rich, supple wines that caught the attention of the press and wine-buying public alike. I was appointed Vice-President/Winemaker in 1989.

While at Simi, my interest in new and emerging growing regions, particularly the wine-growing regions of Chile and Argentina, intensified. It was while exploring these areas that I met Nicolas Catena. He invited me to return to Mendoza in 1989 to take charge of a new project making Argentina’s first world-class chardonnay. I accepted his offer.

At about the same time I began consulting for several premium California wineries, including Peter Michael, Lewis, Vine Cliff, Fisher and Chalone.

Having put so much energy into helping others improve the quality of their wines, I eventually felt compelled to take on the challenge of making wines under my own label. In addition, learning to understand other great winemaking regions deepened my appreciation for what is unique about California; its temperate, sun-drenched valleys, rolling hills and coastal slopes display seemingly endless winegrowing potential.

When I founded the Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, I set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. I began with just three wines-one chardonnay, one pinot noir and one cabernet sauvignon. Working to capture a "sense of place" and terroir encouraged me to develop and refine a personal style rooted in tradition but embracing the ripe, forward expression to which the landscape and culture of California naturally lend themselves. Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured my attention since that first vintage.

Paul Hobbs wines were produced at shared facilities through 1998, when we purchased 19 acres of land in the Russian River Valley. Fourteen acres were planted to five clones of pinot noir and became the Lindsay Vineyard, named in honor of my great grandmother. In 2003, we completed construction of a state-of-the-art gravity flow winery overlooking the vineyard. In the summer of 2006, we inaugurated a private guest venue, Lindsay House, on the remaining land. In addition we have planted chardonnay at two neighboring properties, Edward James and El Molino vineyards

The wines we are currently producing are the result of years of perseverance, patience and experimentation in my continuing adventure with wine. It is my great fortune that the wines I make with my dedicated team have appealed to many people around the globe. The success of the Paul Hobbs label has only furthered my curiosity and drive to find new and exciting places in the world to make wine. So, in addition to making wine in California and in Mendoza with Vina Cobos, I am currently a consultant for wineries in the U.S., Chile and Argentina. I have recently added Hungary to the list as my newest challenge and look forward to many more."


Founding Sponsor:
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Wines of the World Tasting Line Up:

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Paul Hobbs Winery


CrossBarn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016

Price: $25.50       Tonight $22.44   Case $261

CrossBarn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014

Price: $27.00       Sale $23.76          Case $276

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River 2014

Price: $54.00       Tonight $47.52   Case $551

CrossBarn Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa Valley 2014

Price: $48.00       Tonight $42.24   Case $490


Grgich Hills Winery


Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Napa 2014

Price: $30.50       Tonight $26.84   Case $312

Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa 2014

Price: $47.25       Tonight $41.58   Case $482

Grgich Hills Merlot Napa

Price: $44.00       Tonight $38.72   Case $449

Grgich Hills Zinfandel Napa 2012

Price: $39.75       Tonight $34.98   Case $406


Duckhorn Wine Company


Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa 2014

Price: $52.50       Tonight $46.20   Case $536

Duckhorn Vineyards Chardonnay Napa 2014

Price: $39.00       Tonight $34.32   Case $398

Goldeneye Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2014

Price: $60.75       Tonight $53.46   Case $620


Republic National


Chalone Pinot Noir Central Coast 2014

Price: $35.00       Tonight $30.80   Case $357

Chalone Chardonnay Chalone Appellation 2014

Price: $26.25       Tonight $23.10   Case $268

Steele Stymie Merlot Mendocino 2012

Price: $35.00       Tonight $30.80   Case $357

Steele Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Price: $22.50       Sale $19.80          Case $230


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Republic National


King Pinot Noir Oregon 2014

Price: $23.75       Tonight $20.90   Case $243

Acrobat Pinot Gris Oregon 2015

Price: $14.75       Tonight $12.98   Case $151

North by Northwest Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Price: $12.50

North by Northwest Red Columbia Valley

Price: $13.50

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

Price: $19.75       Tonight $15.75


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Paul Hobbs Winery Imports

Crocus Malbec L’Atelier Cahors 2014

Price: $22.50       Tonight $19.80   Case $230


Republic National


Duval Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne NV

Price: $47.25       Tonight $41.58   Case $482

Lucien Albrecht Pinot Gris Alsace 2015

Price: $18.75       Tonight $16.50   Case $192

Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc 2015

Price: $14.50       Tonight $12.67   Case $148

Lucien Albrecht Brut Cremant Alsace

Price: $18.75       Tonight $16.50   Case $192




Champagne Louis Dousset Brut NV

Price: $39.00

G Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc 2014

Price: $23.50       Tonight $20.68   Case $240

Chateau Moulin D’Issan Bordeaux Superior 2014

Price: $16.75       Tonight $14.74   Case $171

Château Cap St George St George Saint Emilion 2014

Price: $24.50       Tonight $21.56   Case $250


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Marchesi Di Barolo


Marchesi Di Barolo Barbaresco 2013

Price: $45.00   Tonight $39.60            Case $459.00

Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo 2012

Price: $46.25   Tonight $40.70            Case $471.75

Marchesi Di Barolo Cannubi 2012

Price: $115.50 Tonight $101.64          Case $1179

Marchesi Di Barolo Sarmassa 2010

Price: $114.75 Tonight $100.98          Case $1171


Avignonesi Winery


Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014

Price: $19.50   Tonight $17.16            Case $199

Avignonesi Vino Nobile Montepulciano DOCG 2013

Price: $30.00   Tonight $26.40            Case $306

Avignonesi Grifi IGT 2013

Price: $64.00   Tonight $57.20            Case $653


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Paul Hobbs Winery Imports


Viña Cobos Chardonnay   "Felino" Mendoza 2016

Price: $19.00       Tonight $16.72   Case $194

Vina Cobos Felino Cocodrillo Red Blend Mendoza 2015

Price: $24.75       Tonight $21.78   Case $253

Viña Cobos Cabernet Sauvignon "Bramare" Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2015

Price $40.50        Tonight $35.64   Case $414

Viña Cobos Malbec “Felino" Mendoza 2015

Price: $20.00       Tonight $17.60   Case $204

Viña Cobos Malbec “Bramare" Uco Valley 2014

Price: $39.75       Tonight $34.98   Case $406


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Legendary Wine Imports


Weingut Thörle Saulheim Pinot Blanc Limestone 2016

Price: $37.50       Tonight $33.00   Case $383

Weingut Braunewell Teufelspfad Spätburgunder 2014

Price: $67.50       Tonight $59.40   Csae $689

Weingut Seck, Cuvée Seck No. 1  2011

Price: $48.00       Tonight $42.24   Case $490

Georg Siben Erben, Deidesheimer Grainhübel GG  2013

Price: $57.00       Tonight $50.16   Case $582

Staatliche Weinbaudomaene Oppenheim, Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling GG 2016

Price: $57.00       Tonight $50.16   Case $582

Weingut Bischel Johannisberg Pinot Noir 2014

Price: $45.00       Tonight $39.60   Case $459


Silent Auction

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Silent Auction

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa 2013 Magnum

Estimated Value $100

Marchesi Di Barolo Cannubi 2012 Magnum

Estimated Value $200

Staatliche Weinbaudomaene Oppenheim, Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling GG 2016 (6 bottles)

Estimated Value $350

Avignonesi Grifi IGT 2010 Magnum

Price: $120.00

Duval Leroy Magnum 2000 Vintage

Retail Value $475.00

Pali Wine Company Pinot Noir Riviera Magnum

Retail Value $55

Chateau Lagrange Magnum 2005

Retail Value $125

Pahlmeyer Red Meritage Magnum 2014

Retail Value $400

Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2007

Retail Value $300


Benefiting the Symphony of the Americas

Fort Lauderdale's own professional Symphony of the Americas, under the direction of its award-winning Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, recently celebrated its 28th Anniversary of bringing the best of classical music to the multi-cultural population of South Florida. Its International Guest Artist Series is presented in its performance home at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Outreach concerts reach audiences throughout South Florida, as well as a myriad of educational programs with ensembles and full orchestra. The internationally renowned Summerfest, hosts an acclaimed European chamber orchestra each summer, joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas for six weeks of performances in Europe and throughout Florida and Central and South America.

The Symphony takes a leadership role in fostering cultural relations with the Americas, initiating musical exchanges throughout Europe, the US, Central and South America. As a collaborator with community organizations and various South Florida cities, the Symphony performs outreach concerts throughout Palm Beach County as well as in Weston, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Miami – all woven into the fabric of our community in parks, museums and libraries. Performances are captured on compact discs distributed nationally and internationally.

Lot 01
Magnum Three
Mag 2009 Shafer “Hillside” Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa RP94

Very powerful, with blackcurrants, cedar wood, vanillin and spice box. The wine is full-bodied, showing outstanding purity
Mag 2006 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa RP96

The wine was a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc and, for the first time, 1% Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque purple color, a big, sweet kiss of blueberries and blackberries with charcoal embers, forest floor and a floral note. It is full-bodied, classic and rich with still-moderate tannins in the finish.
Mag 2008 Chateau Gazin, Pomerol, France  RP/WA94

Gazin's 2008, a structured, masculine style of Pomerol, reveals a dense plum/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of licorice, mocha, black currants, plums and Asian spices. Firm, dense and full-bodied with stunning concentration, it represents a hypothetical blend of its two near-by neighbors, Lafleur and Petrus.

Donated by Dale & Barbara Roberts
Total Value: $1,200


Lot 02
A Case for French Bordeaux

2000 Ducru Beaucaillou, St Julien,  WA95
1999 Chateau Pavie,  St Emilion, RP96
2000 Chateau Clinet Pomerol  WS96
2000 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac Leognan WA95
2000 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacosta Pauillac WA95
2000 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac WA95
2000 Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc WA96
2000 Chateau Pavie MacQuin St Emilion WA95
2002 Cos D’Estournel St Estephe RP93
2000 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac WS92
2000 Sarget de Gruaud LaRose St Julien WS91
2000 Chateau Marjosse Bordeaux WS90

Donated by Jerry Rosenthal

WOW Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Value: $1.800

Lot 03

2000 Mouton Rothschild Pauillac, WA96

96+ Points - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate: "Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target."

Donated by Jerry Rosenthal

WOW Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Value: $2,000


Lot 04
100 and 99pt Cult Wines
2 Btls 2012 Bevan Cellars “Sugarloaf “ , Napa  Robert Parker 100 pts

A Perfect Wine: Bevan’s equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mountain. Notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco, forest floor, pen ink mulberries, blackberries and spring flowers soar from this inky/purple-colored 2012. The wine possesses great intensity, remarkable unctuosity and thickness, and perfect integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. Aged in equal parts new Gamba and Darnajou barrels, … 225 cases of this fabulous wine. Drink now-2032.
2 Btls 2012 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Proprietary Red, Oakville – WA 99pts

The nearly perfect 2012 Proprietary Red Ontogeny is Bevan’s  biggest production cuvée. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it comes from four of Russell Bevan’s favorite vineyard sources – Tench, Tin Box, Two Dogs and Sugarloaf Mountain. A big fruit bomb, it boasts a dense purple color as well as loads of crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, underbrush, graphite, lavender, roasted meats and blackberries.
2 Btl 2009 Quilcede Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Wa, WA -99 pts
 Incorporating a mere 2% of Merlot (from Palengat Vineyard) and dominated by fruit from Champoux, with strong assists from Red Mountain’s Klipsun and Tapteil, Quilceda Creek’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon perpetuates the deeply toasted nuttiness, bittersweet herbal intensity, and above all chocolate and dark berry confiture familiar from its stable mates. But here there are liberal sprinklings of baking spices; headily decadent floral garlands; and high-toned suggestions of fruit distillate – kirsch, framboise, sloe – to add complexity and allure.

Donated by Dale & Barbara Roberts
Total Value: $1,500


Lot 05
Top Chef!

The Perfect 10 for your Large Format Bottle Dinner


Carlos Fernandez, executive chef for years at his Hi-Life Café, and known for his culinary top talent and acclaimed appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef television program, will come to your home and share some of his cooking secrets, while preparing a dinner for 10 guests. Courses will include a soup, salad, fish, meat and dessert. Carlos and the Symphony will provide the food provisions, as well as wine pairings for each course if needed.

(Please schedule at least 4 weeks in Advance)

Donated by Chef Carlos Fernandez

Value $2,000


Lot 06
The Paul Hobbs Experience

A Glimps into the Paul Hobbs Library

An exclusive invitation for six guests to tour the breathtaking Paul Hobbs Katherine Lindsay Estate in Sebastopol, California. Following the tour guests will taste an array of vineyard designated wines at the Lindsay House hosted by Paul Hobbs, and his Director of Winemaking, Greg Urmini. End the day with a private dinner with Paul and his family, prepared by the Paul Hobbs Winery Estate Chef.

The winner of the Paul Hobbs Winery lot will add to their cellar:

1998 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley (in magnum)

1998 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (in magnum)
This Lot is exclusive of lodging and airfare and will be subject to Paul Hobbs’s Schedule
Donated by Paul Hobbs Winery
Value:  $ 5,000+++Priceless


Lot 07
On hold for the confirmation of a trip


Lot 08
The Ultimate Cruise 
10 Days Anywhere Holland America Cruises in the World for Two

 Step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, and you will experience a voyage unlike any other.  You can choose any cruise for two (same stateroom) up to ten days in length (based on minimum ocean view stateroom) to a variety of destinations.  Your journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries and gracious pampering by an award-wining crew.  Choose to partake in as many – or as few – activities as you wish, from the renowned Greenhouse Spa and Salon, to cooking demonstrations and wine tasting in the Culinary Arts Center, and much more. Or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery The certificate has no expiration date.  ( Includes Upgrade Veranda Suite or 11 Day cruise)

The certificate may be applied to other cabin categories or cruise trades at an additional cost.

Airfare to and from departure and arrival ports not included, however guests may purchase at an additional cost. Does not include taxes, onboard charges, shore excursions or hotel services charges. 
Donated by Holland America Line    
Value:  Up to $6,600


Lot 09
Friends Night Out
Oliver Saucy 1
Dinner for 6 Friends at Darrel and Oliver’s Café Maxx in Pompano Beach.  Enjoy a Five Course Tasting Menu personally selected for you by Chef Oliver Saucy.  (Please make reservations in advance, Sunday thru Thursday) Gourmet dinner courses can be paired with the following champagne:
Tax & Gratuity Not Included   Wines to take home tonight
2 btls  – Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Rose non vintage 

Donated by: Darrel and Oliver’s Café Maxx

Champagne donated by: WOW Organizing Committee Co-Chair,  Jerry Rosenthal, 
Value: $2,000


Lot 10
“Notes Huit Huit”
(“88 Notes”)

Original Acrylic on watercolor paper 24x18

Artist Original Jean Claud Gaugy

Donated by Jean Claud Gaugy

Value: $8,000



Lot 11
Summer Get-a-way

Chatuga Lakeside Rental, Hiawassee, Georgia

Lakeside Luxury

Arrive Sat June 9 - Depart Sat June 16, 2018

Gorgeous lakeside home, 4BR/4BA, large kitchen, media room with extra sleeping area. Can sleep 10 comfortably. Private covered deep water boat dock. Cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, Steam Sauna Shower, sun porch, washer and dryer, lake and mountain views from every room.

Winner will be required to sign a lease and provide a damage deposit with the rental company

Maximum Occupancy: 10.
Donated by Dr. & Mrs. Peter Merkle
Value:  $ 3,000



Lot 12
VIP California Tasting Tour for Two

Napa Valley Hotel Stay - 2 nights stay at the Luxurious, 24 suite, Senza Hotel (formerly La Residence) including pool, spa and ideally located to some of Napa’s top winerys.

Plus - 2 nights stay in a deluxe room at the magnificent new Union Square Marriott, JW Marriott or other Marriott property in San Francisco

Tours and Tastings VIP Private Tours and/or Barrel Tastings at such legendary California Vineyards as Caymus, Darioush, Joseph Phelps, Pine Ridge, Duckhorn, Sterling, Opus I, and others of your choice to be mutually chosen and arranged by Wine Watch.  Airfare not included.

Donated by Andrew Lampasone, The Wine Watch Founding Sponsor, and  Will Spencer
Value: $2,500


Lot 13
Zulu Nyala Camera Safari
Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge Ethnic Styled Suites & Pool deck

Six days and six nights for two in luxury air conditioned accommodations at

Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or Hemingway Luxury Tented Camp.

These luxurious settings host elegant colonial or stunning stone-and-thatch hilltop lodges, brimming with the finest comfort and hospitality.   Cool lounges, wide verandas, sparkling swimming pools and tennis courts make being “in camp” a relaxing and pleasurable experience. Zulu Nayala Game Reserve  is located on a 5,000 acre private preserve and an accompanying  12,000 acre adjoining preserve.  A total of 25.75 Square Miles of wilderness preserve hosting the following wild life and more.

Travel to Africa means going back in time and capturing the thrill of something entirely different – an adventure of a lifetime to experience the magic of the Southern tip of Africa – one of the richest wildlife conservation regions. You will see elephant, endangered black rhino, leopard, cheetah, lion, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, nyala and many more species of plains game including the largest population of white rhinos in the world.

Package includes:

3 Delicious Meals per day prepared by the finest ethnic chefs, with an African flavor, of course

2 Game Viewing activities per day, guided by professional guides in open game viewing vehicles, in the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve.  This is the exact filming location of “I Dream of Africa”, starring Kim Basinger

Trip is good for 2 years from the purchase date.

It does not include airfare, side trips, personal beverages, gratuities, or phone calls

Donated by Zulu Nyala Safari
Value: $6,000

Lot 14
A Gift from the Heart

We ask you to contribute a fixed dollar amount in support of the varied Symphony of the Americas performance and educational programs.

Please raise your paddle if you would like to make a contribution so that we can acknowledge and thank you.

Value:  Significantly Important

Your contribution will be acknowledged in the Symphony of the Americas program books for our concerts during the 2017-2018 season.


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New California Cult Wines Thursday February 1st 7:30pm    

Chateau Mouton Rothschild Vertical tasting back to the Epic 1961 vintage!

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

1955 Mouton 1961 Mouton 1970 Mouton 1982 Mouton 1995 Mouton  

Sebastian Nasello winemaker from Ripi Brunello di Montalcino at WWWB

Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Stay tuned for more info on this event!

Kathryn Hall Wine Dinner with Special Guest winemaker Steve Leveque

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Kathryn Hall Wine Dinner with Special Guest winemaker Steve Leveque Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:30 PM Hall Sauvigno...