Founders Wine Auction 2020

Join Us for Our Founders Wine Auction November 11 through November 15!

We are excited to announce our first-ever Sonoma Academy Founders Auction, a way to pay tribute to our founders and celebrate the region that we live in.

You may be familiar with the Wine Auction we always hold as a component of Big Night Out, but this year, in a desire to spread out the fun of that event and in hopes of loading our holiday tables with amazing wines, we will hold this auction in the Fall each year. You will see wines from all over our region and the world featured in this auction, as well as wines from many of our Sonoma Academy families' wineries.

Our wine families have an opportunity to share their wines with you, and you have an opportunity to try new wines, all for a good cause! All proceeds from this event will go to support our school community: programs, people, and our commitment to excellence. Please get ready for some fun online bidding!

This event will be purely virtual and bidding will start Wednesday, November 11 at 5 pm and continue through Sunday, November 15. There will be something for everyone and you are welcome (and encouraged!) to share the event with your friends and family all over the country.

Founders Auction Details

Auction is Live! Bid Now!

View the Auction and bid here.

Bidding Period, Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15
Opens at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 11
Closes at 5 pm on Sunday, November 15

How to Bid
This is a Text2Bid Auction. Bid from your smartphone!

Text "SA2001" to 71760
You will receive a link to enter the auction. Happy bidding! If you are outbid, you will receive a text message

To access from a PC
This option works for bidding but it does not send notifications if you are outbid.

How will I get my wine?
Winning lots will be delivered to your home/office (if within Sonoma, Marin, or Napa counties) the week of November 16. Otherwise, additional shipping options will be available.

Featured Lots

  • Vérité Magnum Collection 2013, One magnum of 2013 Vérité La Muse (100 Points); One magnum of 2013 Vérité La Joie (100 Points); One magnum of 2013 Vérité Le Désir (99 Points); & Tasting at the Vérité Estate in Healdsburg for 4
  • Six year spotlight on Merry Edwards Georganne Pinot Noir (2011-2016) in a wooden box
  • 6L Bottle of 2006 Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select
  • Six year vertical of Garden Creek Ranch Bordeaux Assemblage (2008-2013), plus tour and tasting at the Alexander Valley winery
  • Magnum of 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir—Bruliam (Perfect for your thanksgiving table!)
  • Experience Healdsburg: a full day of wine tasting, lunch, and champagne with transportation included for 4 people—featuring Passalacqua Winery, Williamson Wines, Breathless Wines, and Healdsburg Wine Tours

Chris, Kevin, & Tucker Talk Wine

2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770

Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

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