Lot #14: Truchard Vineyards: Lunch and Tasting for 4
Meet the Truchards. They are the ones behind a small, family-owned winery that has produced exceptional grapes for almost 50 years and made their own wine for over 30. Founded by Tony and Jo Ann, Truchard Vineyards values quality over quantity. They prefer to keep their wines excellent and personal.
While visiting the Napa Valley in 1972, Tony and his wife, Jo Ann, saw the vineyards and the wineries, and that all looked like “fun” to him. So Tony bought land about 10 miles from the Napa vineyards, and he planted vines.
Then Tony opened his private medical practice... in Reno.
But living 200 miles away didn’t deter him. Being quite persistent, he would practice medicine during the week, and on Friday evenings, he, Jo Ann, and their six kids would pack into the car and drive back to the vineyard. Every weekend, Tony and his two sons, Anthony II and John, would tend the vines before the whole family drove back to Reno on Sunday night.
Over the next 45 years, the Truchards expanded the vineyard with land that they purchased from their neighbors, and they began producing their own estate wine in 1989. Today, Anthony II is the general manager, and alongside his parents, he works incessantly and passionately in all aspects of the family business.
Now you will experience the best that the Truchards have to offer. You will enjoy a lunch for four at the beautiful and storied Truchard Vineyards estate in Carneros Valley, where you will be joined by Suzanne and Anthony II Truchard. Then you will taste some of their library wines, a selection of older vintages from their personal cellar!
In addition, you will leave the auction with a magnum of their 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that has been signed by Anthony II. This is especially exciting, as their Cabernet is already known for excellence, receiving high marks from critics, so the reserve version will be a real pleasure!
The Truchards have demonstrated time and time again that their humble estate produces grand wines, and now, you can see for yourself.
2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum) Signed by Anthony Truchard II
Donor: Truchard Vineyards
Opening Bid: $1,200