34th Annual Korbel Champagne Preview, Wine Tasting and Auction 2018

Gualala Arts Presents

The Finale to the Soroptimists International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast, Inc., (SIMSC) Architectural Tour

Korbel Champagne Preview, Friday, May 11, 2018, at 5 pm and Wine Tasting and Auction, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 3 pm.

Coleman Hall

$25 in advance, plus $5 day of. Reservations recommended for Korbel Champagne Preview. Soroptimists Architectural Tour tickets are $60 and include the Wine Tasting and Auction.

Friday 5 pm to 7 pm Korbel Champagne Preview
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm Architectural Tour
Saturday 3 pm to 5:30 pm Wine Tasting & Auction

Wine Tasting & Auction

2018 Sponsors

Grand Sponsor Vacasa Vacation Rentals

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Platinum Sponsor Sandy Ostrau

Platinum Sponsor Woodenhead Wine


Platinum Sponsor Korbel Champagne Cellars

The Korbel Champagne Preview, Wine Tasting & Auction has come to be identified with the Soroptimists International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast, Inc., (SIMSC) Architectural Tour  that happens each year on Mother’s Day weekend.  The SIMSC Architectural Tour is a self-guided tour of new, newly remodeled, and historically significant homes on the northern Sonoma and southern Mendocino Coast at The Sea Ranch, and homes in Anchor Bay.

Wine Tasting & AuctionThe Gualala Arts wine tasting and auction is the premier wine event on the Sonoma Mendocino coast, featuring award winning wineries pouring a wide selection of their premium wines. Over 100 wine related auction lots will be available for silent bidding both days of the event. The Wine Tasting & Auction is hosted at the Gualala Arts Center, an architectural gem nestled in the redwoods with a dramatic auditorium and foyer.

The Korbel Champagne Preview is an elegant evening of wine tasting and an opportunity to place early bids on wine lots and check out all of the raffle prizes and art exhibits.

The Wine Auction Raffle is always fun and exciting, featuring award-winning artwork and more than $500 in wine and wine related items.  Artist Sandy Ostrau has once again agreed to donate one of her spectacular paintings valued at $1,800 for the raffle (left, “Beach Walk”, 24″ x 24″). See Sandy’s work at sandyostrau.com.

“An intuitive artist who loves paint as a substance — and who has a tendency to obliterate her imagery with painterly gestures — Ostrau doesn’t go all the way to abstraction. To do so would remove the emotional connection she wants viewers to have with her source material. “I’m not a fully abstract painter,” she explains: “I want people to feel the landscape.” — John Seed, Huffington Post

Everything starts with the Korbel Champagne Preview the Friday before the auction, where people have a chance to put in early bids and view the wines, raffle items, and art exhibits before the tasting on Saturday. Many local wineries and businesses donate premium auction lots such as bottles of award-winning wines, wine related gifts, luxurious lodging packages, golf packages, winery tours, and other great items. Make what you hope to be winning bids on your favorites, knowing that the proceeds will help promote public interest and participation in the arts.  Attend the Korbel Champagne Preview and place your bids early! The champagne preview is free but please make reservations at BrownPaperTickets (below).

This year’s pouring wineries include:

Carol Shelton Wines


Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery

Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery


Frey Vineyards


Gustafson Family Vineyard


Korbel Champagne Cellars


Lazy Creek Vineyards


Wild Hog Vineyards


Woodenhead Wines



Naughty Boy Vineyards


Flowers Vineyards & Winery


Husch Vineyards


Dry Creek Vineyards


Handley Cellars




Scharffenberger Cellars


Navarro Vineyards and Winery



Tickets for the Architectural Tour

Advanced ticket for Architectural tour is $60 in advance, plus $5 the day of the tour. This ticket includes the wine tasting and auction at the Arts Center on Saturday, May 12.

Purchase advanced ticket at BrownPaperTickets or call 1.800.838.3006

After April 25, purchase tickets by check or cash  at the Gualala Country Inn, 47975 Center St., in Gualala (phone: 707-884-4343).

On the day of the tour, tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or Two Fish Bakery at the Stewarts Point Store from 10 am to 12:30 pm

For Gualala Arts 34th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction only tickets, see link below.

Tickets for the Wine Tasting & Auction only

Tickets are $25 Advance, $5 more day of event, youth 7-17 free with adult

Make a reservation for the Korbel Champagne Preview at BrownPaperTickets (Free preview only),

Purchase tickets for the wine tasting and auction only at BrownPaperTickets or call 1.800.838.3006.

To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.