2 – 1.5 Liter 2016 Sine Qua Non 2016 Eleven Confessions (1 each: “Subir” Estate Syrah and “Pajarito Del Amor” Estate Grenache)
Roundtrip, Private Airfare provided by Northern Jet Management to Pebble Beach, CA and returning from Santa Barbara, CA
A seven (7) day California coast adventure for one (1) couple
A new Lexus LC Convertible to drive throughout your West Coast adventure followed by a two (2) year complimentary lease
Pebble Beach, California:
Santa Barbara, California:
Imagine yourself driving a race car.
Imagine yourself playing the course at Pebble Beach.
Imagine luxuriating for a full day in a Five-star spa.
Imagine drinking some of California’s most exciting small-batch wines during dinner with the winemaker.
Imagine driving down the coast in your brand-new, limited production Lexus LC Convertible, wind in your hair.
There’s no need to imagine: The lucky winning bidder on this lot will experience all of that, and more.
Your adventure begins with Northern Jet Management, the premier private jet operator in the Midwest known for their exceptional standards of quality, safety and service, on their Bombardier Learjet 75 to the Golden State, where you’ll first spend four nights in premium accommodations at the Pebble Beach Resort. Famed for its luxurious hospitality, this property has it all: grand rooms on California’s Monterey Peninsula, three top 50 golf courses rated among the best in America, an unforgettable spa and world-class dining created by imaginative chefs.
You’ll climb into the latest Lexus RC F or LC model and hit the famous Laguna Seca Racetrack with Hall of Fame driver Scott Pruett. Scott competed in NASCAR, CART, IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am in the course of his long career; he chalked up 88 career wins including five Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona wins, one 24 Hours of LeMans Class win and five IMSA SportCar Championships. As lead instructor at the Lexus Performance Driving School, he is an expert in developing new drivers on the track.
But it gets even better: Scott is also an accomplished winemaker. Along with his wife Judy, he founded Pruett Vineyards in the Northern Sierra Foothills in 2006. Their first vintage was released in 2011, and before long the Pruett wines were scoring 90+ points in Wine Spectator. You’ll have dinner with Scott and receive a Three Liter bottle of his LC500 Reserve wine.
If you find yourself in Pebble Beach, it’s time for golf: You’ll be treated to golf lessons at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and a round of golf on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The Links has been rated the greatest public golf course in America by Golf Digest since its rankings came out in 2003. It hosted its sixth U.S. Open in 2019 and will stage its first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023. Opened in 1918, it has a course rating of 75.1 and a slope of 145 on Bentgrass. After your round, you’ll have dinner with a Lexus Golf Ambassador.
Spend a day rejuvenating at the Casa Palmero Spa, a Five-Star Forbes facility: The Spa at Pebble Beach offers a variety of unparalleled spa services designed to reduce stress and enhance balance, including signature massages, body scrubs and wraps, water treatments and esthetics, as well as nail care and hair styling. One of only 90 spas in the world to win the coveted Forbes Five-Star Award, it offers signature services that incorporate the healing properties of plants, herbs and minerals indigenous to California’s Monterey Peninsula.
Before you leave Pebble Beach, you’ll experience dinner at Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn, a Lexus hotel partner. Normally restricted to hotel guests, Sierra Mar features stunning ocean views and some of the best farm-to-table cuisine found in California. Your four-course culinary experience will feature dishes such as Monterey Bay squid, Watsonville Farm Egg with anchovy and leeks, Western Grasslands beef or Llano Seco pork, and finish with dessert or a selection of local cheeses.
Now it’s time to pile into your Lexus LC convertible for the breathtaking drive down the coast to Santa Barbara. If you think the car is a temporary vehicle for your seven-day stay in paradise, think again: you’ll have a two-year complimentary lease as well! Your home base in Santa Barbara will be the unique Belmond El Encanto. Established in the early 1900s, the hotel was a favorite with artists of the Plein-Air School, and has hosted celebrities such as Hedy Lamarr, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. The original Spanish Colonial architecture has been lovingly restored by Belmond. You’ll experience an aerial tour of Santa Barbara, followed by a wine tasting at historic Bien Nacido Vineyards. The history of this internationally known estate started in 1969, as one of the first vineyards planted in Santa Barbara. This tour and tasting, hosted by winemaker Anthony Avila and the leadership of the winery, will include their five estate wines as well as their Black Label Reserve and lunch at the Adobe at Bien Nacido.
And if that’s not enough, you’ll have a chance to sample some of the region’s most sought-after small production wines. Greg Brewer founded Brewer-Clifton in 1995, committing himself to making the finest possible Pinot Noir from a swath of land within the Santa Rita Hills appellation. Brewer-Clifton wines are sold through a mailing list and are almost impossible to acquire. You’ll have a private dinner with Greg Brewer (who has been named “Winemaker of the Year 2020” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine) featuring a library selection of wines from his personal cellar.
You won’t go home empty-handed: You’ll take with you two 1.5 Liter 2016 Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions (1 each: “Subir” Estate Syrah and “ Pajarito Del Amor” Estate Grenache), made by legendary winemaker Manfred Krankl.
This is the California trip you’ve been dreaming about. Bid high, bid often, and you can make that dream come true!
Stay at Pebble Beach Resort to be based on availability and is subject to blackout dates. Laguna Seca Raceway Lexus Performance Driving School dates are based on availability. Scott Pruett 3 Liter bottle of wine will be shipped directly to the winner’s home. Golf lesson at Pebble Beach will be a thirty-minute lesson and will be based on availability. Northern Jet Management will provide airfare from any location in the continental United States, including from their brand new fully operational base in Naples, Florida – equipped with premier guest and aircraft accommodations – to California. Airfare must be used by Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and is based on availability. Aerial tour, winery tours and dinner will include a private vehicle & driver. Winery tours to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and cannot be reserved from Friday, December 24, 2021 – Sunday, January 2, 2022. Sine Qua Non wines must be picked up at the Naples Children & Education Foundation office or shipped at the winning bidder’s expense.
Lexus, Brewer-Clifton Winery, Elaine and Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non, and The Miller Family of Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate
Private airfare donated by Northern Jet Management