1 bottle of Napa Valley wine
1 night’s accommodations at Hôtel Ritz Paris for 2 couples
Exclusive aperitif in the Ritz wine cellar for 4 guests
Grand dinner at the Ritz’s La Table de l’Espadon, hosted by Samantha Rudd and Olivier Berrouet, highlighting treasured wines for 4 guests
Private driver to and from Bordeaux for 4 guests
Private visit to Château Pétrus in Bordeaux with lunch hosted by Olivier Berrouet for 4 guests
A special gift from the Moueix family
Private visit to Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley with lunch hosted by Samantha Rudd for 4 guests
Dinner at PRESS in Napa Valley for 4 guests, hosted by Samantha Rudd
Your extraordinary “Right Bank” experience begins in Paris, where you’ll revel in the luxury of the Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme. Enjoy an aperitif in an exclusive visit to the hotel’s historic wine cellar—a Wine Spectator Grand Award recipient and home to 120,000 bottles. Then be treated to a grand dinner at the Ritz’s La Table de l’Espadon, famous for its cuisine and faultless service. Your hosts, Samantha Rudd, vintner and owner of Rudd Estate and Olivier Berrouet, director of winemaking at Château Pétrus, will share stories and treasured wines from both France and Napa Valley.
Your journey continues as you travel by private car to the resplendent wine region of Bordeaux. You’ll be special guests on a private visit to Château Pétrus, located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern (“right bank”) border to Saint-Émilion. Olivier Berrouet will host your exclusive luncheon, with more stories of this famous winery. Producing wine since the end of the 18th century, Pétrus won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1878 and has established a rising international reputation ever since. Today, Pétrus is owned by the Moueix family—who are donating a very special gift to Auction Napa Valley and the very lucky winning bidder of this lot.
From this wonderful journey to the wine country of France, you’ll return to the illustrious wine country of the United States—Napa Valley. Relive your dream right bank experience as you enjoy a private visit to Rudd Estate, located on the east side (“right bank”) of the valley. Samantha Rudd will host you for lunch with handcrafted wines from the organically farmed estate, including special selections from the library.
While in Napa Valley, join Samantha Rudd at PRESS Restaurant, home to the largest Napa Valley wine collection in the world and taste through Napa Valley’s esteemed wine lineage starting in the 1950s.
Roundtrip airfare to Paris and any hotel accommodations in Bordeaux are not included.
Accommodations in Napa Valley not included.