Grand Tasting & Auction

GRAND TASTING AND WINE AUCTION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 2017
Avila Beach Resort
6464 Ana Bay Rd.
Avila Beach, CA 93424
Early Entry: 11AM, $110
(includes library wine tasting, large format, rare and reserve wines for first hour)
General Admission: 12PM, $80
Auction: 2:00PM
VIP Auction Table of 8: $900, Table of 10: $1050

(VIP Auction Table includes premium seating at live auction, wine service and appetizers)

It's a Harvest Party at the Beach!  Join our winemakers and local celebrity chefs at our Grand Tasting and Wine Auction on Saturday, November 4th.  Our beachside grand tasting features over 50 wineries and restaurants dishing out handcrafted wines and cuisine with live music. Purchase your early admission ticket to get in at 11am, and enjoy exclusive library, large format and reserve wines during the first hour only! 

But the grand tasting is just the beginning!  Our lifestyle and wine auction (beginning at 2:15pm) features a broad selection of rare wines, culinary treats and SLO Wine Country destination experiences, with a full line-up of silent auction items.

VIP Auction table seating is available for groups of 8 or 10, so you can get stake your claim at the auction.   And to end the auction, you'll have a chance to raise your paddle and support our "FUND-A-NEED" beneficiary, Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

Your weekend wouldn't be complete without a visit to our local tasting rooms for Surf's Up Sunday Open House.  We'll also have great 6-pack wine specials, so you can get your holiday shopping done early!  
 


 Stay In Avila Beach & Enjoy the Avila Beach Experience Booth!

New for 2017!  Get exclusive access to reserve & library wines, large format bottle pouring, and a chance for you to rub elbows with our winemakers and vintners during the Grand Tasting at the Avila Beach Resort.  Simply book your stay in Avila Beach and enjoy lounge access along with food and wine pairings by Chef William Ouderkirk of the Gardens of Avila Restaurant.  Be sure to add lodging information when purchasing your tickets.
For more details, head over to VisitAvilaBeach.com.

 


Live Auction--2pm inside the Main Tent at Grand Tasting, Avile Beach Resort
MASTER OF CEREMONIES- WENDY THIES SELL 

Wendy Thies Sell is a 4-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the local TV news for 12 years on the Central Coast at KSBYTV and KCOY-TV. Her “beat” at KSBY was the wine industry, having visited and reported on hundreds of wineries from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez over the course of seven years. After leaving broadcasting for motherhood, she found freelance writing to be a perfect creative outlet. She has since been published in Wine Enthusiast, Santa Barbara Seasons, Santa Barbara Magazine, Edible-San Luis Obispo, in addition to the Sun, where she writes a wine and food column covering Santa Barbara County. She makes her home in Orcutt, in the heart of wine country.

 

 

 

AUCTIONEER- DOUG FILIPPONI

Doug Filipponi is a longtime local winegrower and Paso Robles native who oversees all vineyard operations for Ancient Peaks Winery. Doug was named “Wine Industry Person of The Year” by his wine industry peers at the 2006 California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles. He is also the president of Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, a past president of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, and a past chairman of the Paso Robles Wine Festival. Doug is co-owner of Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Winery. Doug has been the auctioneer for many nonprofits and wine events for over 30 years.
 
 

 

CHECK OUT OUR AUCTION LOTS FROM LAST YEAR BELOW! 2017 AUCTION LOTS WILL BE POSTED IN OCTOBER, CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES!

SLO Wine Country's Harvest on the Coast Live Auction Brochure & Sunday Event Listings by Heather Muran on Scribd

Harvest on the Coast 2016 video feature compliments of Jason Lee Photography: