JW Marriott Austin
Saturday, November 6, 2021

5:30pm – 10:30pm

The Rare & Fine Wine Auction is the Foundation’s most well-known event of the year, and our biggest fundraiser of the year. The success of this event enables the Foundation to execute on its mission to cultivate and invest in the wine and food community through education, appreciation and enjoyment.

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Featured Winemaker

Hugh Davies, Schramsberg Vineyards

One might say that Hugh Davies was born with a wineglass in his hand, and that wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Hugh was born in 1965, the same year that his parents, Jack and Jamie Davies, purchased the abandoned Schramsberg Estate in Calistoga. Hugh grew up among the vines, caves, tanks and barrels that make Schramsberg Vineyards what it is today: the premier producer of American sparkling wines.

2021 Rare & Fine Wine Auction Beneficiary: Lift Collective

A portion of the Auction proceeds will go to Lift Collective, a non-profit organization that advocates for equality and inclusion in the wine industry. Click here for press release.

Table Levels

Host the Winemaker Table

$7,500 | TABLE FOR 10
2 tickets to Kick-off BBQ (Thurs, Nov 4) & Featured Winemaker Luncheon (Fri, Nov 5)

You and your guests will enjoy the singular honor of hosting the featured winemaker at your table while indulging in an expert wine presentation by a professional sommelier, dedicated exclusively to your table. Your hand-picked wine list includes a bottle of vintage champagne, followed by sommelier selected wines paired to each course.

Pearl Table

$5,000 | TABLE FOR 10
2 tickets to Kick-off BBQ (Thurs, Nov 4) & Featured Winemaker Luncheon (Fri, Nov 5)

You and your guests will indulge in an expert wine presentation by a professional sommelier, dedicated exclusively to your table. Your hand- picked wine list includes a bottle of vintage champagne, followed by sommelier selected wines paired to each course.

Gold Table

$3,500 | TABLE FOR 10
2 Featured Winemaker Luncheon (Fri, Nov 5)

You and your guests will indulge in an expert wine presentation by a professional sommelier, dedicated exclusively to your table. Your hand-picked wine list includes a bottle of vintage champagne, followed by sommelier selected wines paired to each course.

Silver Table

$2,500 | TABLE FOR 10

You and your guests will enjoy selections by Hugh Davies as well as access to an impressive menu of wines for your table.

Individual Ticket

$275

Enjoy selections by Hugh Davies as well as access to an impressive menu of wines for your table.

COVID-19 EVENT PROTOCOLS

The safety of our community is our top priority. The Wine & Food Foundation Board of Directors has been adapting plans based on new and evolving information through the recommendations of Travis County, the state of Texas and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Board has put important measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our attendees during this event.

All who attend and participate in the Rare & Fine Wine Auction, the Auction Kickoff BBQ and Featured Winemaker Luncheon must provide the following:

  • proof of a negative COVID-19 test result* and/or
  • proof of full vaccination**

Please click here for further details. Please forward this protocol to your guests.

Joining us at the 35th Rare & Fine Wine Auction? Please find all the information you’ll need to know in our Know Before You Go!

Auction Kickoff Events

Final details of these events are still being determined. Keep checking back to register and purchase your tickets.

Auction BBQ Kickoff

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Mercury Hall

Featured Winemaker Luncheon

Friday, November 5, 2021
The Contemporary – Jones Center

Sponsors and Partners

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Event Registration

Please take a moment to read our current Participation Agreement in advance of purchasing a ticket/ table to RFW.

By purchasing ticket(s), table(s), or a sponsorship and/ or participating in any WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION related event(s) and activities you and your guest(s) acknowledge, appreciate, and agree with the following terms and statements outlined in the Participation Agreement found here.

Dress Attire: Black Tie Optional

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*If you are interested in splitting the cost of a table with another guest, please email us at info@winefoodfoundation.org.

COVID-19 Protocols / Cancellation Policy

We will monitor this ever-changing COVID environment, and will provide details and safety protocols to guests in advance of the event in a “Know Before You Go” email. We will host this event with the necessary safety protocols in place in order to keep our guests, staff and volunteers safe.

If we have to postpone due to the pandemic, our guests will have the option to receive a refund or to get a credit towards the rescheduled event.

If the Wine & Food Foundations feels it can proceed with the event safely, guests who wish to abstain for COVID reasons may request a refund until Friday, October 15 at 5:00pm CST. After that, tickets are non-refundable.

Corporate Sponsorships and Donations

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