6 – 1.5 Liter Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (1 each: 2013 – 2018)
Dinner and wine for one (1) couple and up to six (6) additional guests hosted by the Araujos at a location chosen by the winning bidders in the contiguous United States
Three (3) night authentic jewelry experience for one (1) couple in Milan, Italy
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in a Junior King Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan for one (1) couple
Customized Milanese lunch planned with the Pomellato team based on winners’ personal preferences and time of year
Tour of Casa Pomellato and guided workshop tour
Private luncheon at the Casa Pomellato Lounge
Exclusive jewelry preview at Casa Pomellato
Private “design your own jewel” experience with Pomellato creative director, Vincenzo Castaldo
Cultural activities in Milan based on time of year of visit
Three (3) exclusive dinners from a choice of eight different world-class restaurants
A $20,000 credit toward your designed jewel
Milan is a city of superlatives. Recognized as one of the globe’s four fashion capitals, the city has the third-largest economy in the EU and excels in the fields of art, entertainment, finance, design and tourism. Milan is also home to museums and galleries that house some of the most important art collections in the world and boasts restaurants which hold the fifth-largest total of Michelin Stars.
Your home in Milan will be the Five-star Four Seasons Hotel, an oasis of peace and calm in the bustle of the city. Surrounded by Italy’s top designer names in the Fashion District, the hotel is also a short stroll from attractions such as the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. It offers every possible amenity including a full-service urban spa, a concierge to arrange theater tickets and after-hours shopping, a private Nike coaching program and the Chocolate Room—the hotel’s best-kept secret during the seasonal Sunday brunch.
The high point of your time in Milan will be your visit to Casa Pomellato, a leading jewelry maison and one of the top European jewelers. Founded in 1967 by Pino Rabolini, heir to his family’s goldsmith legacy, Pomellato is synonymous with creativity and color. They pioneered the concept of prēt-a-porter jewelry: the idea that jewelry is not just a status symbol but something to be worn daily and changed like one’s clothes.
You’ll tour the Casa Pomellato facility and workshop, enjoy a private luncheon and be treated to a special jewelry preview. All this before sitting down with creative director Vincenzo Castaldo. While there, you’ll have a once-in-lifetime opportunity to design your own personalized jewelry at one of Milan’s most respected houses. During your session with Vincenzo, he will use your personality as a guide in creating jewelry unique to you.
Castaldo is known for subverting the rules in a constant search for new expressions while preserving Pomellato’s distinctive style. “Our world is both bold and understated, in such ways that only this paradoxical city can express,” he has stated. “There is so much of an Italian feeling in what we do, and with this, we blend contrasts into beautiful harmonies.” You can use your jewelry credit to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that can be found nowhere else in the world.
During your visit, take advantage of Milan’s rich cultural heritage by visiting some of its top attractions and participate in Milanese culture and heritage based on seasonal events occurring during the time of your visit.
In the evenings, dine at one of Milan’s temples of haute cuisine. You will have the opportunity to dine in the best restaurants in the city, such as Cavoli A Merenda!, Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone, Giacomo Arengario, Sottocorno, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Langosteria Bistrot, Il Baretto Baglioni and Torre di Pisa.
Before or after your amazing trip to Milan, you’ll enjoy a special treat for lovers of the best California wine: an intimate dinner for eight with Daphne and Bart Araujo at the location of your choosing, whether in your home, the Araujos’ home in Napa Valley or a restaurant anywhere in the contiguous United States.
In 1990, Daphne and Bart purchased the 160-acre property in Calistoga that included the world-famous Eisele Vineyard. For the next 23 years, Araujo Estate Wines turned out some of California’s most distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. In 2013, they sold the estate and later founded Accendo Cellars with their children, Jaime and Greg. Their highly acclaimed wines are sourced from some of Napa’s best vineyard sites and crafted by the same winemaking team they had at Araujo Estate Wines. Your dinner will be accompanied by wines from the Araujos’ wine cellar, including Accendo Cellars as well as library selections of Araujo Estate.
Raise your paddle high for the best in wine, jewelry, dining and culture!
Airfare for trip to Milan and airfare to the dinner in the United States is not included. Roundtrip, ground transportation between Milan airport and hotel is included. All meals and accommodations as referenced above are included. Visit to Milan and dinner with the Araujos in the United States to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and subject to availability. Cultural activities in Milan will be planned with the Pomellato team and will be based on availability in consideration of the time of year the trip is fulfilled. The $20,000 Pomellato jewelry credit is off a minimum $75,000 purchase. The jewelry will be delivered in the United States and can be delivered to the winning bidder’s home.
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