2023 Auction Lots

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

Flexjet Raffle 2023

6 – 1.5 Liter Darioush Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon (1 each: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019)

Five (5) day, four (4) night Napa wine immersion and Los Angeles experience with Shahpar & Darioush Khaledi and Chopard in California for one (1) couple on Thursday, March 9–Monday, March 13, 2023

Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from a major city in the contiguous United States to San Francisco, California and returning from Los Angeles, California for one (1) couple
Semi-Private Airfare from Napa, California to Los Angeles, California for one (1) couple
Roundtrip, airport transfers and private ground transportation for all stated activities

Napa, California:
Two (2) nights’ accommodations at Stanly Ranch for one (1) couple
Exclusive winery experiences at Darioush and two other prestigious Napa Valley wine estates
Four (4) course dinner at the Khaledi residence with Shahpar & Darioush prepared by the Estate’s executive chef
One (1) wine paired dinner at The French Laundry

Los Angeles, California:
Two (2) nights’ accommodations at a Five-star luxury property in Beverly Hills or West Hollywood for one (1) couple
Exclusive invitation to the Chopard Jewelry Suite prior to the Oscars® for a private viewing of the newest Red Carpet High Jewelry Collection
One (1) Darioush wine-paired dinner at a celebrated Los Angeles restaurant hosted by Chopard
Two (2) tickets to the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscars® Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park
$20,000 credit to be used towards the purchase of a unique piece of Chopard high jewelry


The Academy Awards® are a recognition of artistic and technical excellence on the silver screen…but why stop there? Join Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi, proprietors of Darioush Winery, along with luxury jeweler, Chopard, for a five-day celebration of the very best in film, food, wine and finery. This whirlwind tour of California will truly leave you breathless.

Begin by flying to San Francisco and checking in to Stanly Ranch, Napa Valley’s newest Auberge resort, for your two-night stay. Set on 712 acres in the heart of wine country, this historic working ranch reimagines the Napa lifestyle and is dedicated to unearthing the full potential of every guest. The rooms seamlessly blend interior and exterior spaces, creating a luxurious contemporary abode. Designed with the comfort of home in mind, details such as lounge seating areas, fire pits and outdoor showers make the 78 standalone cottages and suites feel intimate and personal.

Further immerse yourself in gracious Old World hospitality with an exclusive and enlightening visit to Darioush. Situated along the Silverado Trail, south of Stags Leap, founders Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi’s Persian heritage are infused throughout the winery experience, creating an environment of intense warmth and welcome. Sample limited-release wines from their southern Napa Valley vineyards with exquisite culinary pairings and learn about the experiences that shaped their journey from Persia to Napa.

But first, be the Khaledi’s special guests for an incredible evening at their residence on the winery estate. Explore their private cellar after dark and select rare bottles of Bordeaux and prized vintages from their Napa Valley estate to be paired alongside an inventive, multi-course, farm-to-table dinner prepared by the estate’s executive chef.

In addition to Darioush, the Khaledi’s will personally arrange your visits to two other prestigious wineries during your sojourn.  However, the culinary high point of your time in Napa will be dinner at The French Laundry, one of America’s best restaurants set in the quaint town of Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley. Chef Thomas Keller has earned international acclaim for his light, fresh and artful renditions of French classics with a California twist. He has mentored an entire generation of renowned chefs and holds the ultimate accolade of Three Michelin Stars. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous tasting menu, paired with wines from the restaurant’s extensive cellar.

Oscars® night is approaching, and it’s time to jet south for a stay at a Five-star property in fabulous Los Angeles. Available by invitation only, the Chopard Suite is frequented by top celebrity stylists who are looking for the perfect bauble for their celebrity clients to wear on the famous Oscars® red carpet. You’ll have an exclusive invitation to the Chopard Suite for a private viewing of the latest creations, including pieces from Chopard’s iconic Red Carpet High Jewelry Collection, and a sneak peek at what gems may be spotted on the Oscars® red carpet. After your private viewing appointment, you will dine at one of LA’s most iconic restaurants hosted by Chopard.

On Sunday, you will join Chopard at the legendary Elton John Aids Foundation Oscars® Viewing Party, hosted by Elton John and his husband David Furnish. This is the most renowned viewing party and is attended by a multitude of celebrities, influencers and tastemakers. Over the past 160 years, Swiss jewelry and timepiece Maison, Chopard, has become a global reference for its unique designs, exceptional craftsmanship, haute horlogerie, spectacular stones and commitment to sustainable luxury. Today, the Scheufele family manages Chopard according to the values of craftsmanship, creativity and ethics. Through its partnerships with the Cannes Film Festival and the 1000 Miglia classic car rally, Chopard is known worldwide for the elegance of its creations.

In addition, the winning bidder will receive a vertical collection of Darius II for his or her personal cellar. The crown jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II is a refined, age-worthy collectible which captures the singular and exceptional qualities of each vintage. Each vintage is adorned by historic Persian artworks selected from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s extensive collections. A vertical of vintages 2013 through 2019, in Magnum format, will be a splendid reminder of your once-in-a-lifetime, private “red carpet” experience.

During this unforgettable weekend, you’ll have access to the ultimate in hospitality, cuisine, wine and fine jewelry. Raise your paddle and join the party!

Insider's Info

Due to the nature of events in this trip, it is date specific and will take place Thursday, March 9-Monday, March 13, 2023, and cannot be redeemed at any other time. Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to San Francisco, California and returning from Los Angeles, California is included. Semi-Private Airfare from Napa, California to Los Angeles, California is included. The Semi-Private Airfare is a 12-18 passenger elevated First-Class flight experience direct from Napa, California to Los Angeles, California. Airport transfers and ground transportation are included to and from all stated activities. Meals are included as stated above. Non-alcoholic beverages and paired wines are included at the dinners in Napa. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including paired wines, are included at the stated dinner and the viewing party in Los Angeles. All other meals and beverages are at the winning bidders’ expense. The Elton John Aids Foundation Oscars® Viewing Party is a gala experience and will take place at a separate location from the Oscars® and this lot does not include tickets to the Oscars®. Location of the dinner with Chopard in Los Angeles will be chosen by the Chopard team closer to time of the event. Gratuities are included for stated meals. All other gratuities are at the winning bidders’ discretion and expense.


Chopard and Darioush

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