2024 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2024
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

Flexjet Raffle 2024

1 – Barrel of winners’ custom blended Pinot Noir with winners’ choice of proprietary name under the Charlie Clay label

Two (2) night Sonoma winemaking experience plus seven (7) night skiing adventure in Vail with Mauritson Wines for four (4) couples

Roundtrip, Private Air from Naples, Florida to Vail, Colorado on a Flexjet Challenger 300

Healdsburg, California:
Two (2) nights’ accommodations in King Rooms at Montage Healdsburg
Multi-course wine paired dinner at proprietors Carrie & Clay Mauritson’s home prepared by Chef Charlie Palmer
 Pinot Noir blending session with Clay Mauritson and Charlie Palmer

Vail, Colorado:
Seven (7) nights’ accommodations at Opus by The Apex Collection by Triumph Mountain Properties by Moving Mountains
Ultra-luxury property offers over 15,000 sq. ft. living space, nine (9) bedrooms with ensuites, two heated swimming pools and hot tubs, stocked ski room, fitness studio, theater room and more
Welcome reception with a Champagne saber and caviar tasting
Multi-course dinner hosted Clay Mauritson at the mountain property, prepared by a private estate chef and paired with Mauritson Wines
Daily chef-prepared breakfast
Daily housekeeping, turndown service, stocked pantry and bar with premium wine and spirits
Dedicated VIP Apex Host & Concierge for the duration of your stay


Four lucky couples will experience some of the best Sonoma County boutique wine, enjoy a meal personally cooked by one of America’s greatest chefs, blend their own custom-made Pinot Noir and spend a week skiing, dining and imbibing at Vail’s most luxurious residence.

The Mauritson family has been growing grapes in the Dry Creek Valley since 1868 and was one of the first to plant vines in the Rockpile appellation. Today, Clay and his wife Carrie produce a range of wines from their property, notably their vineyard-designated Zinfandels from Rockpile and single-soil, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon under the Loam label. In addition, Clay’s friendship with legendary chef Charlie Palmer has launched Charlie Clay wines, Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley.

During your two-night stay in Healdsburg, your accommodations will be in luxurious bungalow-style guestrooms at Montage, with views of rolling vineyards and oak groves. You will visit Carrie and Clay’s home and enjoy an intimate dinner prepared by Chef Charlie Palmer himself, paired with exceptional Mauritson wines. You’ll also have a special Pinot Noir blending session with Clay and the chef to create your own personal barrel of Pinot Noir to be bottled under the Charlie Clay label.

At your convenience, your round-trip journey begins aboard a luxurious Flexjet private aircraft with room for up to eight passengers. During this exclusive flight from the Flexjet private terminal in Naples, Florida, experience the complete Red Label treatment enroute to beautiful Vail, Colorado – one of America’s premier ski destinations.

Your home for the week will be Opus, by Apex Collection by Triumph Mountain Properties by Moving Mountains, a $60 million dollar home, dubbed “the crown jewel of Vail.” This magnificent, 15,000 square foot private residence is nestled at the foot of Vail Mountain, and was originally owned and conceptualized by literary titans, the Webster & McGraw-Hill families. It has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two elevators, two year-round outdoor heated swimming pools, two hot tubs and custom, original art throughout. Additional amenities include a two-story great room with a wall length fireplace, a custom kitchen, dining room seating for ten, a theater room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, loaded ski-room with stocked ski supplies and an expansive outdoor heated terrace with stunning valley views.

You’ll be welcomed with a grand sabered Champagne and a caviar tasting and enjoy chef prepared breakfast each day. Clay Mauritson will travel to Vail to host a Rocky Mountain-inspired dinner, complemented by Mauritson label wines, in the Opus residence. Immerse yourself in the region’s flavors against Vail’s stunning backdrop.

Outside the villa, Vail offers outdoor adventures and cultural attractions, from skiing and hiking to exploring the vibrant arts scene, ensuring a memorable mountain getaway.

Everything about this lot is unique: from the heritage of Mauritson wines and the chance to blend your very own barrel of Pinot Noir to the breathtaking beauty of Vail, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Insider's Info

Visit to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and based on availability, excluding holidays. The visit to Vail must be completed within one year of the auction. Private Air on a Flexjet Challenger 300 is provided from Naples, Florida to Vail, Colorado. Private Air is based on availability, must be planned a minimum of 30 days in advance of desired departure date and 48-hours prior notice to any change to your flight itinerary. Blackout dates for Private Air include, but are not limited to, January 1-7, 12, 15, 25 and 28; February 1, 4, 8, 10-12, 15-19, 22 and 24-25; March 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31; April 8-9, 12-15; July 3-5 and 7; August 29-30; September 1-2; October 10-11 and 14; November 22-27 and 29-30; December 1-2, 7 and 19-31. All flights are required to comply with laws, airport orders, rules, regulations and restrictions affecting aircraft operations, use or occupancy or use of airport premises, including but not limited to seasonal restrictions / runway restrictions / weather restrictions, etc. FAA-licensed dispatchers review flight route and specific weather information along your route, and flight restrictions that could cause delays. Dedicated meteorologists watch for inclement weather and review detailed forecasts for your arrival. Diversions can be caused by ATC delays or weather issues. Airfare to California is not included. Airport transfers are included in Vail. Airport transfers are not included in California. Additional ground transportation is not included for any portion of the trip. Meals, wine and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are only included as stated above. Gratuities are not included. Barrel of custom blended wine is 24 cases total and will ship directly to the winning bidders when available.


Mauritson Wines, Montage Healdsburg and Apex Collection by Triumph Mountain Properties by Moving Mountains
Private Air donated by Flexjet

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