Finale to the
Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast
30th Annual Architectural Tour
Friday - Saturday
May 9 - 10, 2014
Friday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Champagne Preview|
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Architectural Tour
Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wine Tasting & Auction
Gualala Arts invites you to the Wine Tasting & Auction in conjunction with the
Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast 30th Annual Architectural Tour
to be held on Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, May 9 & 10, 2014.
The Wine Tasting & Auction will be hosted at the Gualala Arts Center, which is an architectural gem nestled in the redwoods with a dramatic auditorium and foyer where the tasting and silent auction is held.
This is the premier wine event on the Sonoma / Mendocino coast, featuring 25 award winning wineries pouring a wide selection of their premium wines. Over 40 wine-related auction lots will be available for your silent bidding both days of the event, with the winning bids being announced at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 (need not be present to win).
A Korbel California Champagne & Strawberries preview of the auction lots and the raffle ticket prizes will be held at the Gualala Arts Center on Friday, May 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event is free to the public. Guests will receive one complimentary glass of Korbel California Champagne and fresh strawberries to enjoy while they preview over 80 wine related auction lots and three raffle prizes. Many Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa businesses have donated premium auction lots such as luxurious lodging packages, golf, wine racks, spa visits, cooking classes, kayak tours and other great items. You will also be able to preview our showcase raffle prizes, which are detailed below in the Raffle section.
The Saturday Wine Tasting & Auction is the finale to the 30th Annual Architectural Tour that features iconic designs of The Sea Ranch, Gualala, and Southern Mendocino Coast, with an extraordinary and diverse offering of homes that trace the evolution of the North Coast Style from the creations of the original architects to the current modern 'green' representations of "living lightly on the land."
Wine Tasting & Auction
The Wine Tasting & Auction begins on Saturday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance for this event, or $5 more the day of the event. You can also use your Architectural Tour ticket as entry to the tasting.
The elegance of the Gualala Arts Center has been the location for the wine tasting and auction since 1999. Last year Gualala Arts took this event to new heights, ensuring that it is 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.
Browse the silent auction lots that feature an impressive array of award-winning wines from over 40 Northern California wineries, gift certificates and other wine related adventures. View the
Bay Area Basket Makers and
Exotic Wood Vessels
exhibits in the Burnett Gallery and Jacob Foyer and enjoy the beautifully landscaped and art-filled grounds of the Arts Center while you sip your wine.
Top off your day by making winning bids on auction lots that will help enhance your wine collection, or give you a new adventure to look forward to. 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 purchase raffle tickets to win the showcase raffle prizes which this year include:
Very special day and evening for up to 10 guests at
where you will enjoy the following:
- Private vineyard tour and tasting with winemaker
- Private dinner at the winery, a five course meal prepared by the winery owners
- Wine pairings throughout the dinner
Original oil painting "Sea Viewers" (at right →)
by noted Sonoma county artist
Wednesday stay and cooking class at
The Apple Farm
in the Anderson Valley, value $400.
Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery, and will also be available during Friday's Korbel Champagne preview and Saturday's Wine Tasting & Auction. Raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100.
Ticket donations support Gualala Arts' efforts to encourage public interest and participation in the arts. Wine Tasting & Auction only tickets (no Architectural Tour)
can be purchased for $25 advance, $5 more day of event, and are available online at
Brown Paper Tickets
or in person atat Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery. For more information call Gualala Arts at 707-884-1138.
Architectural Tour tickets, which include the Wine Tasting & Auction, may be purchased for $60 in advance by visiting
Brown Paper Tickets.
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 $65 and will be available in front of the Stewarts Point Store and at the Gualala Arts Center.
Gualala Arts gratefully acknowledges the following wineries and businesses that are supporting the 30th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction through their participation in the tasting and/or donations to the auction and raffle. Their donations, and your attendance, enhance our organizations' ability to promote public interest and participation in the arts.
Wineries pouring at the Wine Tasting & Auction
Raffle prize donors
Wineries donating auction lots
Donors of wine related auction lots
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.