THE EXPERIENCE

Online Bidding

Online bidding will open on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00am PDT. Live Lots will close during the Virtual Auction Celebration on Saturday, September 19 between 4:00 – 5:00pm PDT. Online Lots and the Fund-A-Need will close on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00pm PDT.

Still need to register to bid? It’s just a few easy steps…

  1. Go to https://sonomacountywineauction2020.ggo.bid
  2. Click the white Start Bidding button in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Click the Green Create Account Button and enter your contact information
  4. Click on Start Bidding! Bid on your Favorite Lots Now!

Your personal bidding link will be generated and sent to you via text and email from our Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Greater Giving Platform.  Click here for helpful tips on How to Bid!

We are incredibly grateful for your participation and look forward to seeing you online!

BEST. PARTY. EVER.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 – 5:00pm PDT

The auction festivities kick-off with this virtual program on Zoom hosted by 2020 Sonoma County Wine Auction Chairs – Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Wines, Jake Bilbro of Limerick Lane Cellars and Mark McWilliams of Arista Winery. This event will feature a sneak peek into the most coveted lots, some friendly competition, and a few surprises including special celebrity guests…

Virtual Auction Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 2020
4:00 – 5:00pm PDT

Tune in LIVE to experience the energy and passion for supporting Sonoma County! Feel the overflow of generosity during our virtual Fund-A-Need program and participate in bidding on top auction lots as they close live. Open your Celebrate from Home packages and join the nationwide live-cast while hosting your own viewing party. Participate and help make history with this impactful new format.

TWO SCREEN EXPERIENCE:

  1. View the live stream on your computer or TV here: http://sonomacountywineauction.com/watch
  2. Bid from your phone, tablet, or another window on your computer.

FUND-A-NEED

A gift at any level has the power to make a difference, now more than ever!

Undoubtedly, the Coronavirus has created a significant challenge for all, and the effects on our school system and the children in our community have been paramount. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation continues to support over 80 nonprofit organizations each year in Sonoma County, including those focused on literacy that offer crucial programs in school districts across the county. However, the needs of these nonprofits have grown exponentially, and in-person programming is currently not an option, which leads to additional constraints.

The 2020 Sonoma County Wine Auction Fund-A-Need will continue to help aid in bridging the gap for education needs in our county, while also addressing new educational challenges it faces, including a special focus to bridge the technology gap. The funds raised will go to use in our communities by providing underprivileged youth with internet access, computers, and other resources needed to support remote learning.

These are some of the needs that the Community Foundation Sonoma County has identified, and the costs associated with them:

  • $100 = A webcam
  • $250 = A router and monthly internet billing costs for 1 family for 10 months
  • $300 = A Chromebook computer w/license
  • $1,000 = A laptop computer w/license
  • $10,000 = Wifi service plans for 50 hot spots for 10 months

Through this year’s Fund-A-Need you can create a powerful and positive impact on the lives of so many in our Sonoma County community whose needs have significantly increased during these times.