2023 Auction Lots

Lot 2 ~ There's No Place Like Oz

  • 6-night adventure for two courtesy of Jackson Family Wines
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Four Seasons in Sydney
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Oval Hotel in Adelaide
  • 3 nights’ accommodations in a private guest home in McLaren Vale
  • Dinner at Quay in Sydney
  • Dinner at Five Regions in Adelaide
  • Fine dining experiences in McLaren Vale
  • Private tour of Hickinbotham Estate in McLaren Vale with winemakers Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser
  • Curated excursions including climbing to the top of the outer arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • 1x 3L (Double Magnum) 2017 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1x 3L (Double Magnum) 2017 Hickinbotham “Trueman” Cabernet Sauvignon 

The Jackson Family has been at the forefront of producing exceptional wines for nearly half a century. Their legacy spans across continents — from their esteemed wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma to Europe, South America, South Africa, and Australia. And it is to the land Down Under that you’ll be heading for a weeklong immersion in spectacular wine, fine cuisine, natural beauty, and unique culture. You’ll experience the very best of Australian wines with two of Jackson Family’s visionary winemakers: Cardinale's Chris Carpenter and McLaren Vale’s Peter Fraser.

Your adventure begins in Sydney, Australia's crown jewel, where the world-famous harbor views, the allure of Bondi Beach, and the iconic Opera House await. You’ll venture from your elegant room at the Four Seasons Hotel to dine at Quay, ranked among the world’s finest restaurants; climb the Harbour Bridge for a 360-degree city view; and be treated to a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.

In Adelaide, you’ll spend a night at its newest luxury hotel, The Oval, and dine at the acclaimed Five Regions restaurant. Finally, it’s on to Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyards in McLaren Vale for three nights. Your home base will be an enchanting four-bedroom guest house nestled in the vineyards. You’ll join Carpenter and Fraser for a private estate tour and tasting of their acclaimed wines, and enjoy tours and tastings at other notable wineries as well as the region’s finest dining.

As you immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia, you won't be clicking your heels to go home. Home is where the memories of extraordinary wines, delectable cuisine, and gracious Australian hospitality reside. When the time comes to bid farewell, you’ll take home two exclusive mementos — a 3-litre of the 2017 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon and a 3-litre of Hickenbotham's "Trueman" Cabernet Sauvignon. Dreams can come true.

Donor: Jackson Family Wines, Barbara Banke, Cardinale Estate

Designed for one couple

Date: Mutually agreeable dates between March 10 – April 10, 2024


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