12 – 3 Liter 2017 Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (horizontal with 3 each: Block 14, Conifer, Slope and Sum)
18 – 750ml 2015 Gran Moraine Blanc de Blancs
Seven (7) night wine and wellness retreat in Willamette Valley, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona for three (3) couples
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Portland, Oregon and returning from Arizona for three (3) couples
Business Class Airfare from Portland, Oregon to Arizona for three (3) couples
Private car and driver for four (4) days in Willamette Valley and roundtrip, airport transfers in Arizona
Willamette Valley, Oregon:
Four (4) nights’ accommodations at the five (5) bedroom WillaKenzie Estate Home for three (3) couples
Sparkling welcome celebration with wine guide and fresh oyster shucking
Private, chef-prepared farm-to-table welcome dinner
Private, VIP winery experience at Gran Moraine and Zena Crown Vineyard
Pinot Noir blending experience at WillaKenzie Estate
Two (2) private hosted lunches
One (1) wine paired dinner at ōkta
One (1) wine paired dinner with Willamette Valley wine pioneers David Adelsheim and Eugenia Keegan
One (1) spa treatment per person at The Allison Inn & Spa
Option to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration with VIP tickets on July 28-30, 2023, for three (3) couples
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in Deluxe Rooms at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona for three (3) couples
Choice of wellness pathway with curated experiences and assistance of a personal Program Advisor
Activities to include fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, art classes, guided
hikes, biking excursions and wellness lectures, plus unlimited use of spa, fitness and pool facilities
Three (3) nutritious farm-fresh meals are included daily along with unlimited snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
The winning bidder on this lot will experience the best of two different but very special worlds: an inside view of the best Oregon Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines at the outstanding properties of Jackson Family Wines, coupled with an immersion into the wellness lifestyle of Canyon Ranch.
Your odyssey begins in the Willamette Valley at WillaKenzie Estate, established in 1992. Given all the similarities between Oregon and Burgundy, it’s perhaps no accident that both the original owners and winemaker were French, attracted by the region’s sedimentary soil and distinctive terroir. Today, WillaKenzie is a leading producer of Estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
You’ll be welcomed at WillaKenzie Estate with sparkling wine and freshly shucked oysters, followed by a delicious, farm-to-table dinner prepared by the resident chef. For the next four days, your home base in the Willamette Valley will be the WillaKenzie Estate House, with sweeping views of the region. You’ll gain an invaluable insight into the production of Oregon Pinot Noir during a private blending session, in the property’s Estate Lounge.
Your party will have a private, guided experience at Gran Moraine, located in the heart of Willamette’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Named for the glacial sediment (moraines) deposited during the last Ice Age, Gran Moraine produces world-class sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from choice blocks on the 190-acre vineyard. Winemaker Shane Moore came to the newly established winery in 2013, sharing his experience in regions as diverse as Canada, Western Australia, Sonoma County and Israel’s Golan Heights.
Shane Moore also serves as winemaker at Zena Crown Vineyard at the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills, where you’ll also be received with a private, VIP experience. Comprised of 115 acres divided into 48 distinct blocks, Moore crafts four small-lot Pinot Noirs—reflective of each season in the Willamette, to capture the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions just as if it were a living, breathing thing.
During your stay in Oregon, you’ll be hosted for lunches and will dine at ōkta, the much-anticipated restaurant recently opened in McMinnville. Helmed by executive chef Matthew Lightner, ōkta offers a highly progressive tasting menu that draws inspiration from the bounty of the Valley supplied by the restaurant’s farm seven miles away.
Your knowledge of Oregon winemaking will be greatly enhanced during a dinner with two of the area’s trailblazers, David Adelsheim and Eugenia Keegan. David founded Adelsheim Vineyard, the Chehalem Mountains’ first winery, in 1971, and has served as the first chairman of the Oregon Wine Board and as president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association. Eugenia Keegan, a fifth-generation winemaker, began her career by interning in Burgundy’s vineyards and cellars. Today, Keegan serves as Senior Vice President of Winemaking for Jackson Family Wines’ Oregon portfolio, including WillaKenzie Estate, Penner-Ash, Gran Moraine and Zena Crown Vineyard.
Best of all: If your schedule permits, you can coordinate your Oregon visit with the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) on July 28-30, 2023. Held on the campus of Linfield University in McMinnville, IPNC is the world’s foremost celebration of the Pinot Noir grape. Your VIP tickets will give you access to all events including special tastings and the famous Salmon Bake, where wild salmon are roasted on alder stakes over a huge, custom-built fire pit.
From Oregon, you’ll head to Tucson, Arizona for a three-night stay at the original location of Canyon Ranch, founded in 1979. Canyon Ranch takes a holistic, integrated approach to wellness that is tailored to the individual needs of each client. As part of their updated Pathways program, each person will choose the modalities that best suit them.
Alternately, work with a personal Program Advisor to customize your stay. Activities can include fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, art classes, guided hikes, biking excursions and wellness lectures by physicians, nutritionists and other experts. You’ll leave Canyon Ranch with a new zest for life and a clearer path toward self-discovery.
To help you relive your Oregon experience at home, each couple will receive a horizontal set of single vineyard Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Block 14, Conifer, Slope and Sum) from the 2017 vintage, in Three Liter format, along with six 750ml bottles of Gran Moraine Blanc de Blancs Sparking Wine.
As difficult as it is to put a price on wellness and great Pinot Noir, it’s time to raise your paddle and experience both—all it takes is one successful bid.
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Portland, Oregon; from Portland, Oregon to Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona; and returning from Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona is included. During the stay in Oregon, the winners will have a private driver for all four (4) days. Roundtrip, airport transfers during your stay at Canyon Ranch are included. WillaKenzie Estate features four (4) King bedrooms and one (1) Queen bedroom with ensuites. Meals and beverages are included in Oregon as stated. Stated meals and tours will be hosted by a member of the Jackson Family, estate director or winemaker, depending on their availability at the time of the visit. The location of the lunches will be determined closer to the time of the trip. Winning bidders have the option to take this trip during the International Pinot Noir Celebration with VIP access, July 28-30, 2023. Spa treatments at The Allison Inn & Spa are included based on the winners’ choice of treatment up to $250 per person. Gratuities for the spa treatments are not included and are the responsibility of the winning bidders. At Canyon Ranch, cancellation and date changes must be made at a minimum of 14-days before the reservation and cancellation fees may apply at the expense of the winning bidders. All taxes and fees are included. Canyon Ranch is a non-tipping resort. Canyon Ranch’s Pathway Plus experiences are not included. Guests can either travel straight from Oregon to Arizona or take the trip at two separate times. If the winners take the trip at two separate times, additional travel expenses, including airfare and ground transfers, are not included and are at the winning bidders’ expense. Trip to be booked on mutually agreeable dates, based on availability and may be subject to blackout dates, including holidays. This trip is non-transferrable and must be used within one (1) year of the auction date.
Ariel & Christopher Jackson and Canyon Ranch
with special thanks to Martha Good Luxury Travel