Lot 16: Thomas Fogarty Winery: Tour and Tasting with Tom Fogarty Jr.
When you arrive at Thomas Fogarty Winery, you and three guests will be greeted by a spectacular view that looks across Silicon Valley. From there, embark on a tour led by Tom Fogarty Jr to see the beautiful estate and to taste magnificent wine.
The winery was founded after Dr. Thomas Fogarty had already established his career as a cardiovascular surgeon and inventor. But he left that behind to follow his heart, beginning his venture into the world of winemaking. Always a visionary, Dr. Fogarty sparked something new in the Santa Cruz Mountains by planting grapes along Skyline Ridge.
Today, Fogarty Winery is run by his son, Tom Fogarty Jr., and spans 25 acres of Burgundian-style varietals. After decades of fine-tuning and care, the family’s dream of producing high-quality wines that take full advantage of the unique soil and climate of their terroir has become reality.
Your tour through the private estate with Tom will not only give you insight into the vineyard’s history of organic farming practices; you will be treated to unforgettable views, sounds, and smells as you meander through your guided tour of a breathtaking Santa Cruz vineyard.
Atop the Mountains on the Northern California coast, the intricate microclimates of the vineyard provide the perfect conditions for Pinot Noir grapes to flourish. You have the exclusive opportunity to taste wines directly from the barrel that perfectly embodies the best characteristics of this unique appellation. Sit down with Tom in the Salon for an afternoon tasting of library wines.
2017 Rapley Trail Vineyard Pinot Noir, Signed by Winemaker (Magnum)
To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date
Expires September 25, 2023
Adults only, age 21 and older
Does not include transportation or lodging
Donor: Thomas Fogarty Winery
Opening Bid: $1,000