2023 Auction Lots

Lot 12 ~ Our British Invasion

  • Weeklong tour of Britain’s wine and festival scene
  • 4 nights’ luxury accommodations in London
  • Welcome dinner at the members-only 67 Pall Mall
  • VIP passes to Garsington Opera
  • 2 nights’ luxury accommodations in Sussex
  • Private flight over the English countryside with founders of British watchmakers, Bremont
  • VIP passes with backstage access to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera
  • Insider vineyard visits in Sussex and Surrey with Wines of Great Britain
  • 2 bottles of premium wines, curated by Wines of Great Britain
  • Personal wardrobe styling by the Bicester Collection
  • Chauffeured Aston Martin for airport transfers and transportation to select events

Embark on a mesmerizing six-day tour of Britain's wine and festival scene led by Festival Napa Valley’s very own (and very British) Tessa Edwards. Blending the spirit of Festival Napa Valley with the rich cultural tapestry of Britain, this one-of-a-kind experience takes you and your fellow travelers to London, Sussex, and Surrey for world-class operas, private tours, and exquisite food and wine.

Your grand tour begins with a lavish three-night stay at a luxury hotel in London. You’ll be invited to a welcome dinner at the members-only 67 Pall Mall, an exclusive club for wine connoisseurs, graciously hosted by Wines of Great Britain. The next day you’ll enjoy world-class performances at Garsington Opera as guests of Executive Director Nicola Creed. You’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring adventure on a private flight over the British countryside with Bremont Watch Company's co-founders, Nick and Giles English.

Next you are off to Sussex, where you’ll spend two nights in five-star accommodations, and where the grandeur of Glyndebourne Festival Opera awaits. Danielle de Niese and Gus Christie will be your hosts, and you’ll enjoy all the perks of being guests of the Lord and Lady of Glyndebourne Estate. You’ll immerse yourself in the world of English winemaking with insider vineyard visits in Sussex and Surrey, guided by Wines of Great Britain.

Your entire experience will be enhanced with personalized wardrobe styling by the expert curators at the Bicester Collection, who will ensure you have the perfect British festival look, tailored to your individual style and preferences. You’ll also travel in style and comfort as you move from one exceptional experience to another, courtesy of Aston Martin.

And when you bid England ta-ta, you’ll go home with two select bottles of premium wine to enjoy at your own manor.

Donor: Aston Martin, Bicester Collection, Bremont Watches, Glyndebourne Opera Festival; Wines of Great Britain 

Designed for 10 guests. To be sold by the couple. Single spots available with hotel supplement.

Trip Dates: June 10 - 15, 2024. Dates subject to change based on 2024 opera schedules.


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