We are pleased to announce the live auction items available at the August 3, 2015 FLCB Harvest Dinner and Fundraising Auction.
Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty (501c3) is a collaborative regional food network that educates consumers about locally-produced foods and beverages while fostering relationships within the marketplace. Proceeds from tonight’s evening help grow our region’s food system. Learn more about FLCB, along with membership opportunities for businesses and individuals, at www.flcb.org or by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you for your support!
1) Experience! The Finger Lakes with author Laura Falk
2 seats on any ½ day excursion plus a copy of Laura Falk’s book “Culinary History of The Finger Lakes” Experience! The Finger Lakes is committed to sharing the best the Finger Lakes has to offer with their guests. The company is owned and operated by local Ithacans, Laura and Alan Falk, who are passionate about the region. This is one of the area’s most popular attractions and the top-rated touring company in the Finger Lakes. Value $220
2) Three Bottles of Tierce from Fox Run, Anothony Road, and Red Newt Wineries
Peter Bell from Fox Run, Peter Becraft and Joannes Reinhardt from Anthony Road, and David Whiting from Red Newt have peered through the mystique of terrior to produce Tierce — an expression of the synergy of three distinctive winegrowing regions of Seneca Lake. This Riesling is lean and focused, offering complexities and nuances that set it apart from all others and make it uniquely Finger Lakes. Value $100
3) Billsbor0 Winery Pinot Noir Sampler and Vertical Tasting for Two
Billsboro Winery, located just a few miles down the road, has gained a reputation for producing excellent red wines. Pinot Noir is among winemaker Vinny Aliperti’s favorite varietals to work with. This 3-pack of Pinot Noir features library wines from 3 of the best vintages in the last decade: 2007, 2010, and 2012. Each of these vintages boasts a warm, dry summer that extended into the fall months, allowing these delicate grapes to ripen to perfection. The 2012 Pinot Noir received a 90-point score from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Billsboro annually hosts a winter Vertical Tasting Series where guests are invited to taste older vintages, also called library wines. This gift basket includes a gift certificate for 2 to attend one of Billsboro’s Vertical Tasting in either February, March, or April of 2016. Call or email the winery to reserve your spot.Value $180
4) Heron Hill Winery Mixed Case
Heron Hill Winery presents a mixed case of their best vintage selections. Experience a mixed case of Heron Hill library selections from this award-winning Keuka Lake winery, which has made a commitment to sustainability by employing environmentally-conscious practices. The wines in this mixed case are some of the best wines that Heron Hill has produced in the last six years. Value $300
5) The Inns of Aurora – Reservation for 2 for Rupert’s Table
This certificate is valid for dinner and overnight accommodations for any of Rupert’s Table dinners at E.B. Morgan House during the fall of 2015. This fall, Chef Rupert of the award-winning Skillet & Embers Catering Co. offers you a special seat at his table. Stay overnight during one of four special nights at E.B. Morgan House and enjoy southern hospitality like it’s going out of style. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Value: $400
6) Glenora Wine Cellars Specially labeled 2005 Brut Sparkling Wine
Elegant yeast and delicate fruit delightfully intermingle in the Glenora 2005 Brut Sparkler. Produced by the labor of intensive methode Champaignoise, the grapes were grown during the warm 2005 vintage near Seneca Lake, exhibiting delicate strawberry and elegant apple flavors. The blend is classically proportioned at 52% chardonnay and 48% pinot noir. This is a limited production wine. Value $400
7) La Tourelle Resort Overnight stay and August Moon Spa Experience
If you’re looking for a getaway that offers deluxe accommodations; fabulous food; great wine; a destination spa and adventure experience near Ithaca, you’ve found it! This package includes a one-night stay in a deluxe king room (Sunday thru Thursday), breakfast for two at the Bistro at La Tourelle, and $100 credit to August Moon Spa. Value $450
8) Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery 6L Bottle of 2010 Reserve Merlot
The Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery presents a six-liter bottle (equal to eight 750ml bottles) of 2010 Reserve Merlot. Only made in exceptional years, this extremely rare bottle shows the best hand selected merlot grapes selected from such a year, aged predominately in French oak for 16 months in our cool dark cellars. Accompanying the ripe fruit are aromas of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Value $450
9) Damiani Winery Case of Award-Winning Reds
Damiani Winery, “where land is wine,” presents an award-winning mixed case of Reserve Merlot (2010), Sunrise Farm Pinot Noir (2011), Reserve Pinot Noir (2010), and Pinot Noir (2007). Known as one of the most award-winning Finger Lakes red wine producers, Damiani Winery presents some of the finest reds. Value $500
10) Geneva On The Lake Overnight Stay and Dinner for Two
A wonderful stay for 2 at Geneva On The Lake, right here at the elegant small resort in beautiful Geneva in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Your stay will include: one night in a beautiful Stickley appointed suite overlooking Seneca Lake; a complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine and flowers on arrival; Candelight dinner for two in the Lancellotti Dining Room with live music; and Continental breakfast in the morning. Value $656