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2023 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2023
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2023

2 – 3 Liter 2020 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino
6 – 1.5 Liter 2018 Catena Alta Malbec
3 – 1.5 Liter 2018 Nicolás Catena Zapata
3 – 1.5 Liter 2019 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino
6 – 750ml 2016 Domaine Nico Le Paradis Pinot Noir
6 – 750ml 2018 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
6 – 750ml 2018 Catena Alta Malbec
6 – 750ml 2018 Nicolás Catena Zapata
6 – 750ml 2019 Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec
6 – 750ml 2019 Luca Beso de Dante

Seven (7) night luxury Argentine hunting and fishing expedition for four (4) individuals

Highest Class Airfare in Argentina between Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero and Corrientes Province
VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport service with customs assistance
Roundtrip, airport transfers and private ground transportation to stated activities

Buenos Aires, Argentina:
One (1) night’s accommodation at a Five-star boutique hotel in the city of Buenos Aires
Lunch at the famous steakhouse, Belisario Roldán, paired with Catena Zapata wines

Santiago del Estero Lodge:
Three (3) nights’ accommodations at Five-star Santiago del Estero
Four (4) days of dove hunting operated by David Denies
Gourmet dining experiences on property each day, including options such as Argentina’s famed beef, traditional asados, fresh baked bread and delicious desserts
Open bar, with a wide selection of the finest wines
Amenities include private billiards room, outdoor heated plunge pool, gym, massage room, wine cellar and a TV room
Professional experienced guide service and field assistants, gun rentals and ammunition

Suindá Lodge:
Three (3) nights’ accommodations at Five-star Suindá Lodge
Two (2) full days of pristine fishing for dorado, pirá pitá and pacú along the legendary Paraná River operated by Nervous Waters
À la carte menu on property with delicious local and international cuisine, wines and open bar with beer and spirits
Amenities include dining room, fly-tying table, comfortable living area, fully equipped fly shop and plunge pool
Experienced professional guide service and loaner fishing equipment

 

You may have been to Buenos Aires or Mendoza, but now it’s time to experience the real Argentina: a country of wild pampas and fertile rivers, where hunting and fishing is raised to a fine art, eco-conscious yet supremely exciting.

Your adventure begins in Buenos Aires where you’ll spend one night in a Five-star hotel. Before transferring to your Argentinian expedition, you’ll spend a day in the capital and have lunch at the rustic yet refined Belisario Roldán, known for traditional Argentine specialties, paired with the wines of Bodega Catena Zapata.

Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high-altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. The family’s Adrianna Vineyard, at almost 5,000 feet elevation, has been called the Grand Cru of South America. The bodega is run by third-generation Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, both of whom have been instrumental in putting Argentine wines on the world map.

After your day in the capital, you will take a flight to the province of Santiago del Estero in Northern Argentina and transfer to the lodge of the same name operated by David Denies. The pioneer of dove shooting since 1984, Denies has refined dove hunting in Argentina and set a new standard for service in the field.

The facilities and amenities at the lodge are without peer in the shooting world, featuring a private billiards room, an outdoor heated plunge pool, gym, massage room, wine cellar and TV room. From welcome drinks every day and cool towels in the field to turn down service at night, you’ll enjoy an unparalleled level of pampering. Wi-Fi internet access, satellite telephone and satellite TV are available, and there will be a gourmet dining experience each day, with Argentina’s famed beef and fine wines, traditional asados, fresh baked breads and delicious desserts.

A typical day at Santiago del Estero will begin with a cooked-to-order breakfast. The morning shoot will begin upon arrival at the field, where you will be met by your field assistant and escorted to your shooting position. Depending on the time of the year, you will shoot until noon each day, then return to the lodge for an incredible asado lunch, where you will enjoy Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. After lunch, and a good siesta, the afternoon shooting begins at around 3:30 to 4:30pm and continues until around 6:00 to 7:30pm, after which you will return to the lodge, where you will be met with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a delicious dinner and time to relax.

Depending on your preference and the time of year, your field experience will be divided between dove and pigeon shooting. The lodge has been allocated with a large and very productive hunting zone, providing absolute exclusivity over a huge expanse of land. This enables the lodge to manage resources and allows the hunters freedom from pressure.

Now it’s time to move to the Suindá Lodge on the southern side of the Paraná River, at the border between Argentina and Paraguay, for your pursuit of the giant Golden Dorado.

Perfectly placed in the heart of Argentina’s best dorado fishing, Suindá Lodge sits high on the riverbank of the clear upper part of the Paraná River. The beautiful jungle lodge serves as a central hub and resting place for anglers on the prowl for the giant Golden Dorado. These fish are smart, tricky, moody and sensitive, making for some of the most technical yet rewarding fishing out there.

You’ll explore this dynamic fishery on 21-foot boats which have been specifically designed for two anglers to fish simultaneously. Paraná River Golden Dorado average 5 to 20 pounds, but there are also fish pushing 30+ pounds. When the conditions align, you’ll wade clear sandbars where Sabalo baitfish school up in shallow waters. This is the ultimate sight-fishing experience, where landing monsters is a real possibility.

The newly built Suindá Lodge and stilted living quarters are perched on a high bluff, offering soaring views of the sprawling river and its natural surroundings. Wooden footbridges conveniently connect each room to the main dining hall. As at Santiago del Estero, you’ll be pampered with every luxury convenience, including an á la carte menu with delicious local and international cuisine and wines.

In addition, the winning bidders’ party will remember their trip with a formidable assortment of wines from Bodega Catena Zapata, which demonstrate the versatility of the Malbec grape and the greatness of their high-altitude vineyards.

World-class hunting and fishing combined with great food and wine: Bid high and help our neediest kids at the same time!

Insider's Info

International Airfare to Argentina is not included. VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance is included when flying internationally in and out of Argentina. Roundtrip, Highest Class Airfare between Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero and Corrientes Province is included. Flights in Argentina do not typically offer First Class or Business Class. The winning bidders will fly the best selection available. Roundtrip, private ground transportation between the airport, hotels and lodges is included. Land fees, gratuities, masseuse and laundry services are not included for any portion of the trip and are the responsibility of the winning bidders. Cancellation fees may apply. All meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at Santiago del Estero Lodge and Suindá Lodge are included. Only lunch at Belisario Roldán with paired wines is included in Buenos Aires. Any additional meals in Buenos Aires are not included and are at the winning bidders’ expense. Trip is to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and based on availability. Fishing season is between October 2023-April 2024. Auction lot can be split into two trips, but all additional costs, including airfare, VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance and ground transportation, are at the winning bidders’ expense.

Donor

Dr. Laura Catena of Catena Zapata, David Denies and Nervous Waters

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