Posted    by  Idaho Youth Ranch   on  Apr 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Wine Women & Shoes is right around the corner--coming up on Friday, May 8! And thanks to some very generous donors, we have some amazing live auction lots our lucky guests will be bidding on. And the best part? Every dollar spent at Wine Women & Shoes goes to help a child in need.

LOT #1 The Noble Art of Sabrage: Wine History IS More Fun Than Fiction!

Bring the joy and romance of Sparkling wine to your table, and kick-off the live auction, as “your personal Sommelier” Lou Phillips sabres a magnum of champagne on stage for you and your guests.

LOT #2 Wine Tasting and Appetizers for 10 at Bitner Vineyards

The picture says it all, don't you think?

LOT #3 Dream Big

Every dollar you spend tonight translates into more help for kids, and this special auction item will help provide the kids at Hays Shelter Home this summer with an incredibly inspiring experience.

Lot #4 The Fabulous Females of Wine: A Grand Tasting

Karen Meyer and C. K. Haun will host 12 revelers for this event showcasing the wines of some of the world’s best female winemakers . Sommelier Lou Phillips will be at your service pouring the nectar and sharing the stories of these “Femme Fatales of Vino”.

Lot #5 Refresh Your Home- Inside and Out


  • A $100 gift certificate from Far West  
  • $2,000 towards a beautiful custom granite countertop package
  • A beautiful ornamental rug
  • A $300 gift certificate for Dillabaugh’s American Flooring.
  • And a market analysis of what your home is worth.
Lot #6 Grape Expectations and Your Dream Wine Collection


  • A sip-sational “Instant Wine Cellar” collection of 20 bottles of outstanding wine from our participating WW&S vintners,
  • A fabulous collection of large-format bottles or special packages.
  • Lou Phillips will meet with you personally to create a custom (written) plan for collecting and storing the right wines.
  • Two tickets to attend the VIP Reception at Bodovino and the Boise premiere of the “Idaho Wine” movie on June 25, 2015 at the Flicks.
Lot #7 Mercedes-Benz Adventure

Your dream vacation begins in Stuttgart, Germany with the delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz four door sedan for you and a guest use while you  enjoy a self-guided tour which takes you from the Mercedes-Benz factory through the Black Forest and into the Austrian Alps, then north to scenic Munich. Package includes five nights’ accommodations at selected first class hotels.

Lot #8 The World-Tour Tasting: Sommelier’s Selections

Your party of 10 will be whisked off by Idaho Town Car to the guest house of prominent Boise businessman Jim Kissler featuring beautiful Treasure Valley vistas. There you will be served and entertained sommelier-style with the stories of wines from the world over.

Lot #9 Insider’s Trip to Napa Valley, VIP Style

Two lucky couples will sip and swirl their worries away on a two- night adventure of a lifetime in Napa Valley wine country, including 4 tickets from Southwest Airlines. Enjoy VIP tours & private tastings of wines and culinary delights culled from the truly spectacular Napa Valley.

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