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Ducks and Dolphins: From the Wilds of Canada to the Soft Sands of Hawaii

Labry Estate, Staglin Family Vineyard and John & Sandi Thompson

  • 4 bottles of Napa Valley wine

  • Private jet transportation to Essex County, Ontario, Canada for 4 guests

  • 4-day/3-night wildlife experience at Big Creek Hunting Lodge in Canada for 2 couples

  • All meals prepared in Canada by a private chef while at Big Creek Hunting Lodge for 4

  • Private jet transportation to Kona, Hawaii for 4

  • 4 nights’ accommodations at a private villa at Kuki’o Golf and Beach Club for 2 couples

  • Rounds of golf at Kuki’o and Nanea (1 round for 4 at each course)

  • Full day, private charter for sport fishing expedition in Hawaii for 4

  • Dinner at the Staglins’ estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley for 12

  • Framed print from wildlife artist Philip Crow

Shannon, Shari and Garen Staglin have joined forces with top bidders Sandi and John Thompson and Napa newcomers and NVV members Kim and Ed Labry of Labry Wines. Together they have created a one-of-a-kind, three-part adventure. This voyage spans the wilds and wetlands of Canada all the way to the tropical blue waves of Hawaii for two couples with private jet transportation. In the category of “money can’t buy,” this is on the top of the list!

Canada, Ducks and Wetlands Luxury

Fly privately to Essex County, Ontario Canada, for a wildlife experience at Big Creek Hunting Lodge. This private club, owned by your hosts, the Labrys, is known as one of the best duck hunting clubs in North America. 

The 8,200 square foot lodge is situated overlooking the marshlands, features bedroom suites, a well-stocked wine cellar, and of course … billiard room. The 1,200-acre property adjoins 5,500 acres of marshlands, breeding ground for 10,000 ducks and geese annually, and is home to swans, eagles, turkeys and deer. It is a key migration point for songbirds, black ducks and hawks.

A private chef will be at your disposal for meals during your stay, along with library wines from the Labry and Thompson wine cellars. Both Ed and John are avid duck hunters and are available to join you for this adventure. 

You do not have to be a hunter to enjoy this magical place. Bring your hiking boots and camera for stunning wildlife photography.

Beautiful Beaches, Golf and Fishing

Hop on the private jet again, to the incredible beaches of Kona, Hawaii and the Kuki’o Golf and Beach Club’s private villa of your hosts, Sandi and John Thompson. Prepare for plenty of sunshine, sand, premiere golf and world-class sport fishing. And of course, amazing wine and food experiences hosted by Shari and Garen Staglin along with the Thompsons. 

You are invited to play at two of the most exclusive golf clubs in Hawaii, Nanea and Kuki’o. Nanea is the most exclusive club in Hawaii and ranked in the top 70 golf courses in North America. Your second round is at the Kuki’o 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course.

Kuki’o is different from the other resort communities along the Kona-Kohala coast. All facilities and amenities are for the exclusive use of the members and their guests; no outside public use is allowed. The Beach Club features luxurious open-aired spa and fitness facilities, dining pavilion, beach bar and swimming pool. Beach activities include stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, outrigger canoe paddling, sailing, ocean fitness training and kayaking.

Hawaii is a sport fishing paradise, so enjoy your full day private charter to fish for blue marlin, Wahoo or Dorado. No matter the season, amazing fish tales are waiting to be told.

Share the Memories in Napa Valley

After these two separate trips, enjoy the the Staglins’ 70-acre estate in Rutherford. Each couple can invite four friends (total 12 guests) to join the Staglins, Thompsons and Labrys for a gourmet dinner served by Napa Valley’s one and only Cindy Pawlcyn, accompanied by wines from your hosts’ private cellar.

Each couple will take home etched 3-liter bottles of Staglin Family Vineyard and Labry Estate wine, along with a framed print from wildlife artist Philip Crow.

Labry Estate
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford
2 – 3 Liter (Double magnum)
Staglin Family Vineyard
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford
2 – 3 Liter (Double magnum)