Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California—St. Mark’s Cellar Classic co-chairs Brooks Firestone (owner of Curtis Winery); Richard Harris (owner of Calzada Ridge).and Steve Pepe (owner of Clos Pepe) have announced an impressive list of rare and fine wines to be offered at auction with all proceeds benefiting St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church. The public is invited to attend the first-ever Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines on Sunday, August 1, 2010, from 4:00-7:00pm in the Church’s garden courtyard and Stacy Hall located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue at the corner of Alamo Pintado Avenue in downtown Los Olivos.
St. Mark’s Cellar Classic will feature a live auction conducted by John Glines of more than 100 superb wines including seven bottles rated 100-points by critics.
· 1947 Cheval Blanc
· 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Magnum)
· 1990 Château Lafite Rothschild
· 1992 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
(two bottles, pictured at right)
· 1993 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
· 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
· 2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Bountiful gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be offered accompanied by live entertainment. There will also be a silent auction of other wines, wine-related gifts and vacation packages. All food, wines, auction items and other expenditures associated with the Cellar Classic are being donated by members and friends of St. Mark’s so that all proceeds will go directly to the church to support its community programs and services such as a meeting place for the area’s Jewish congregation, Food Bank, Valley Community Theatre and recovery groups. According to Church Rector Rev. Dr. Randall Day, “We actively support the arts with our own chamber and summer music series and hosts exhibitions of photography and painting. Our Preschool provides top-flight early childhood education. We embrace a spacious Christianity where there is room for absolutely everyone.”
Tickets are $100 per person in advance and $125 (if available) at the door with payment by check, credit card and PayPal. To receive an invitation and purchase tickets, contact event co-chair Steve Pepe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 805-735-7867 or call the church office at (805) 688-4454.
St Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441; (805) 688-4454 www.SMITV.org
( I’m missing this as on vacation without a paycheck, you?)
More than 100 bottles offered
including seven wines rated 100-points