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Gualala Arts and Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast invite you to the 29th annual Architectural Tour, Wine Tasting & Auction to be held on Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, May 10 & 11, 2013.
The Architectural Tour features unique, innovative, dynamic designs and building techniques by some of Northern California's top architects, designers and builders in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. This year's tour salutes one of the design pioneers of The Sea Ranch, Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, who has been a part of the architecture of The Sea Ranch since its beginning.
The Wine Tasting & Auction complements the Tour by showcasing premium Northern California wines for both tasting and as silent auction lots. This premier wine event is hosted at the Gualala Arts Center, which is an architectural gem nestled in the redwoods with a dramatic auditorium and foyer where the tasting is held.
Complementing the tour, tasting and auction is a month long
at the Gualala Arts Center. A display titled "A Family with Designs on Place" will showcase the talents of members of the Lyndon family and will be one of the highlights of the exhibit which opens May 3 and continues through May 26.
You will be able to browse at leisure and without the crowds the wide selection of wine, gift certificates and other wine-related items available in the silent auction. Many local businesses have donated premium auction lots such as luxurious lodging packages, golf, kayak tours and other great items. You will also be able to preview our showcase raffle prizes, which this year include:
Wine Tasting & Auction
Following the self-guided Architectural Tour you can use your tour ticket as entry to the Wine Tasting & Auction at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, May 11 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. If you did not take the tour, you can still attend the Wine Tasting & Auction by purchasing a separate ticket for the event.
The elegance of the Gualala Arts Center has been the location for the wine tasting and auction since 1999. Last year Soroptimist International Mendocino-Sonoma Coast and Gualala Arts partnered to elevate the tasting and auction to a whole new level, making it the premier wine event on the North Coast.
You will enjoy a wide variety of outstanding wines being poured by 25 premium Northern California wineries, accompanied by a delicious menu of thoughtfully paired food donated by local businesses and carefully selected to complement the wines.
Ticket donations support Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast and Gualala Arts' efforts to promote both women's programs and public participation in the arts. Tickets for the Architectural Tour, Wine Tasting, & Auction may be purchased for $55 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or by visiting www.simsc.org. After May 1 tickets can purchased by cash or check at the Gualala Country Inn, 47975 Center Street, Gualala, CA 95445 (707-884-4343). Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $60 and will be available in front of the Stewarts Point Store and at the Gualala Arts Center.
This year we are also offering a
Wine Tasting & Auction only
ticket (no Architectural Tour) for $20 advance, $5 more day of event, available online at
Brown Paper Tickets
or in person at Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery. For more information call Gualala Arts at 707-884-1138 or visit
Their donations, and your attendance, enhance our organizations' ability to promote both women's programs and public interest and participation in the arts.
Wineries that will be pouring at the Wine Tasting & Auction
Wineries that donated auction lots
Donors of wine related auction lots
Donors of goods and services
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.