Auction Lot #25 - Beaches & Wine: It’s Polo Time!
- 1 – 3 Liter 2010 Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 14 – 750ml Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon (1 each: 1998 – 2011)
- VIP passes to the 2014 Miami Beach Polo World Cup X from Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27, 2014 for one (1) couple
- Five (5) nights deluxe accommodations in Miami Beach from Wednesday, April 23 – Monday, April 28, 2014
- Access to the Polo Life Suite, offering gourmet fare, fine wines and perfect viewing
- Access to private & off-site polo events: South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI Welcome & Cocktail Hour; Miami Beach World Cup X Press Conference; South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI Match Play & Award Ceremony; Miami Beach Polo World Cup X Player Unveiling & Kick-Off Party; Miami Beach World Cup X Match Play, Final Playoffs, Finals and Award Ceremony; Miami Beach Polo World Cup X Fashion Show by La Martina; the Farewell Party and other invitation-only events
In the land of starlets and bright lights, a star was born: Hollywood & Vine Cellars. This made-for-the-silver-screen collaboration brought two friends from the entertainment business together to make the best, hand-crafted, ultra-premium Napa Valley wine. A former actor, turned director and screenwriter, Doug Barr, relocated from Hollywood to the Napa Valley over a decade ago after purchasing property from the estate of Maynard Amerine, a pioneer in the California wine industry. Inspired to make wine after reading a book written by Amerine, Doug called upon his longtime friend, Bruce Orosz, owner of ACT Productions, to join him in his winemaking vision.
Recruiting talented Winemaker, Celia Welch, their first vintage, released in 1998 received glowing reviews. Fruit from Napa Valley vineyards with high pedigreed terroir, low yielding clones and labor-intensive viticultural techniques is used to create Hollywood & Vine’s 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2480 Chardonnay and Short Ends Cabernet Sauvignon. The numbers “2480” pay homage to Amerine from the address of the estate. These full-bodied and bodacious big reds come together in their own harmonious style with deep, black fruits, mocha, and spices, creating perfectly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy today and for years ahead.
Adding this delicious wine to the winning bidder’s private cellar is only the beginning of this couple’s journey into the world of wealth, britches and ponies. You could say that Doug and Bruce are the kings of their Hollywood & Vine castle – and they’re inviting you to the Sport of Kings—in Miami—where you’ll stomp your feet while participating in the most widely known polo tradition, the ceremonial stomping of the divots during halftime of the 2014 South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI matches and Miami Beach Polo World Cup X.
This fun and fanciful affair will be awarded to one lucky couple, so get ON your high-horse and raise that paddle!
Upon arrival in Miami on Wednesday, April 23, you will unpack and unwind in your deluxe hotel accommodations, within walking distance of the famed polo fields. You won’t have another thing to plan so get ready to rub elbows with other jet-setters, world-travelers, fashionistas and polo enthusiasts, courtesy of Hollywood & Vine Cellars. High-heels and hats are the stylish standard for women (unless you want to participate in the divot doings—then we suggest a discreet change of shoes). Jacket and debonair smile are appropriate for gentlemen.
You’ll be wise to arrive for this weeklong event well-rested because your social schedule is action-packed! On the evening of April 23, you’ll attend the South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI Welcome & Cocktail Hour Opening Night private party and nosh on delectable hors d’oeuvres. Day two will have you watching the women’s match play and award ceremony—followed by another VIP event that evening, this time for the men—the Miami Beach Polo World Cup X Player Unveiling & Kick-Off Party.
To kick off the weekend, you’ll make new friends and share polo match memories during a private dinner on Friday evening. On Saturday, after more match play, kick up your heels at an exclusive fashion show by La Martina, the fashion brand synonymous with the sport of Polo. That evening, attend another invitation-only private function and cocktail party. As the polo matches come to an end on Sunday, more festivities include the men’s Playoffs and Finals, concluding with the Farewell Party.
These exclusive parties are just part of this pony-focused extravaganza! For ideal viewing of the entire polo weekend, you will be comfortably ensconced as VIPs in the Polo Life Suite. Gourmet goodies and luscious libations will be served daily as this polo palace is your home-away-from-home for the week’s exciting events.
Press Conferences, Welcome Receptions, Final Playoffs and Closing Awards Ceremonies are all on your itinerary. You may wish to bring binoculars—to better view these beautiful beasts juxtaposed with the fashionably fascinating spectators.
INSIDER’S INFO: Airfare to Miami and airport transfers are not included. Trip dates are confirmed for Wednesday, April 23 – Monday, April 28, 2014.