Imaginarium Gala

Hosted by Wayne Brady
Meadowood Napa Valley
Sunday, July 17
5:00 pm

Imaginarium Festival Gala 

Hosted by Wayne Brady with special appearance from “O” by Cirque du Soleil

Join us for a whirlwind adventure. Be swept away by international cirque, comedy and spirited fundraising at this sensational soiree under the big top on the enchanted grounds of Meadowood Napa Valley.

The Imaginarium Festival Gala is a preeminent charity auction, and one of the premier food and wine events in the country. Proceeds benefit Festival Napa Valley’s celebrated Arts for All initiative, providing funding for arts education, supporting the festival’s free and affordable programming, and helping create musical memories that last a lifetime.

Buy Passes


All passes include a tax deductible donation.
Questions? Please contact Patron Concierge Michelle Voss. 707.927.3874


2016 Auction Lots
Fund a Need

Your contribution supports:

  • Classroom materials and resources for Napa County Public School visual and performing arts programs
  • Scholarships to the Napa Valley Youth Symphony 
  • The festival’s Arts for All ™ commitment, including free community concerts
Lot 1 ~ Walk the Red Weinstein Carpet
  • Invitation for 2 to the Weinstein Company Golden Globes Viewing Party and Dinner
  • Invitation for 2 to the Weinstein Company Golden Globes After-Party
  • 2-night luxury accommodations in Los Angeles
  • White-glove service via Tesla to and from Weinstein Golden Globe events
  • Host a private and exclusive pre-release screening of a Weinstein film for 25 people at a theater near your home
  • Invitation for 2 to a Weinstein Company red carpet prerelease screening in Los Angeles or New York
  • 2 signed magnums of Alpha Omega
Lot 2 ~ Sail Away With Darioush
  • 10-night luxury Mediterranean cruise hosted by Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi on the Marina by Oceania Cruises for 2
  • Cruise from Lisbon to Rome with ports of call in Cadiz, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Monaco, Portofino and Livorno
  • Elegantly appointed penthouse suite with 24-hour butler service
  • Excursions and private dinners, including the Wine Spectator 6-course chef’s dinner
  • 2-night pre-cruise adventure in Lisbon and the Alenquer wine region
  • 1 magnum, hand-selected and signed by Darioush
Lot 3 ~ Supercharge in a Tesla Model X
  • Exclusive prerelease viewing (at a secret and undisclosed location) of the Tesla Model 3 prototype
  • Private guided tour of Tesla factory, along with lunch for 4
  • Ultimate Tesla test drive: use of Tesla Model X for 48 hours, including personalized delivery and vehicle orientation
  • 1-night luxury oceanfront accommodations for 4 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
  • Unlimited golf play during stay at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
  • Dinner at Navio’s Chef Table for 4
  • 1-night stay for 4 at Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Dinner for 4 at Carmel Valley Ranch hosted by Executive Chef Tim Woods
  • Radio Flyer Tesla Model S for the next generation of Tesla drivers
  • 1 bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 1973
  • 1 bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 1991
Lot 4 ~ Magnum Force

Each winning bidder will receive:

  • Invitation for 1 couple to an incredibly rare magnum wine dinner at the newly opened Naples on Union:
  • 1929 Château Mouton-Rothschild
  • 1952 Château Haut-Brion
  • 1953 Château Lafite
  • 1959 Château Pétrus
  • 1959 Château Cheval-Blanc
  • 1966 Château Mouton-Rothschild
  • 1975 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Additional rare wines from France and Napa, including the 99-point 2012 Schrader Old Sparky Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Invitation for 1 couple to a pre-dinner yacht party and bird’s-eye view of 2016 Fleet Week Air Show and Blue Angel aerial performance on board the Bellissima, with wines provided by Sea Smoke Vineyards
Lot 5 ~ The Race Royale to Monaco Grand Prix
  • 2 lifetime memberships to Monaco Private Label
  • 2 seats on Monaco Private Label’s private terrace overlooking the starting grid and finish line of the 2017 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix
  • Day trip via private helicopter from Monaco to St. Tropez for lunch
  • 2 tickets to the glitterati-packed Amber Lounge Fashion Show
  • 2 tickets to the Amber Lounge Formula 1 Driver Post-Race Party
  • 4 nights in a Sea View Terrace room at Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Lot 6 ~
  • Air travel on JetSuite for 4 to and from Las Vegas
  • Behind-the-scenes look and private suite for 4 for a performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil
  • Meet and greet with “O” artists
  • Private session of “elevated yoga” for 4 on the Linq High Roller
  • Dinner in the Sky for 4
  • 2 suites at the Bellagio for 2 nights
  • Airport transfers courtesy of Tesla
  • Private Louis Vuitton experience
  • Louis Vuitton travel bag, Keepall Bandoulière 55 Monogram Canvas
  • Private tour of Louis Vuitton James Turrell installation AKHOB
  • Personal shopping experience at Louis Vuitton City Center at Crystals
  • Private celebration on terrace overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio show
Lot 7 ~ Eat Drink and Meet Kiri:  10-day South African Adventure
  • 2 VIP passes to Starlight Classics concert at Vergelegen Wine Estate, featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Private wine tasting and lunch with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at the Hess family’s Glen Carlou Estate
  • 3-night luxury safari at Sanbona Wildlife Preserve
  • 3-day, 1,600-kilometer journey on the magnificent Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria
  • Eagle Encounters at Spier Wine Estate
  • VIP tasting and lunch at Waterkloof Estate
  • 3-night, five-star accommodations at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town
  • 1 magnum of The Hess Collection wine
  • 1 magnum of Glen Carlou wine
Lot 8 ~ Hot Havana Nights at the Blue Note

Each of 5 successful bidders will receive:

  • Invitation for 10 to a private concert and dinner at the brand-new Blue Note Napa
  • Performances by Cuban jazz sensations Aldo López-Gavilán, Harold López-Nussa and friends
  • Dinner paired with Far Niente wines
Lot 9 ~ Bulgari: The Art of Craftsmanship
  • Ultimate his and hers Bulgari experience for 2 in Neuchâtel, Milan and Rome
  • Private car transportation from Geneva or Zurich to Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 2 nights at the striking Palafitte Hotel perched on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel
  • Private tours of 3 Bulgari watchmaking workshops, meeting with Head Watch Designer Fabrizio Buonamassa
  • Luxury train travel to Milan
  • 1 night at the breathtaking Bulgari Milano Hotel
  • Private car transportation from Milan to Rome
  • 2-night accommodations at five-star hotel in Rome
  • Escorted visit to the Heritage Exhibition at DOMVS on the Via Condotti
  • Private tour of Bulgari High Jewelry workshop
  • One-on-one with Bulgari Jewelry Creative Director Lucia Silvestri, who will guide you through designing your own piece of jewelry*
Lot 10 ~ Two Sophias
  • Dine with Sophia Loren at the festival’s Tribute to Margrit Mondavi on July 23
  • An evening gown belonging to Sophia Loren, designed by Giorgio Armani
  • A day on set during the filming of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy “Modern Family,” starring Sofiá Vergara
  • Signed script from an episode of “Modern Family”
  • 2-night luxury hotel in Los Angeles
Lot 11 ~ All that Glitters

Each winning bidder will receive two invitations to: 

  • A special and unique pre-inauguration dinner at Wappo Hill hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo, prepared by celebrity chef Tyler Florence 
Lot 12 ~ Opus One, S'il Vous Plait
  • 1 six-pack of Opus One’s original release containing 2 bottles of 1979 Opus One and 4 bottles of 1980 Opus One, in original wood box
  • 12-year vertical of Opus One six-packs in original wood boxes, 1981–1992 (6 bottles of each vintage)
  • Double magnum (3L) of Opus One 2010
  • Dinner for 6 in the Salon at Opus One, hosted by David Pearson
  • 2-night accommodations for 3 couples at the Grand Hôtel Bordeaux
  • Private ground transportation in Bordeaux
  • Private visits to Château Mouton Rothschild and other great châteaux of the Médoc
  • Dinner for 6 in the Opus One 19th century Bordeaux townhouse
  • Exclusive after-hours tour of the Palace of Versailles for the exhibition, Versailles et l’Indépendance américaine and private tasting of Opus One
  • Transportation for 6 via TGV between Paris and Bordeaux
  • 2-night accommodations for 3 couples at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Dinner for 6 hosted by Opus One at Paris’ newest three-star Michelin restaurant, Le Cinq

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