Ruby Affair—Gala & Charity Auction

Rebecca Germolus on Apr 26, 2016

Wine Road’s 40th anniversary Ruby Affair is just weeks away—May 14th to be exact. This gala celebration includes dinner, dancing, a live and silent charity auction, and, of course, exceptional wines poured all night long.

Proceeds from the auctions benefit two excellent local charities—United Way of Wine Country and Worth Our Weight, a culinary apprentice program.

Now it’s time to take a sneak peak at some of the fabulous auction items donated by the Wine Road members and other community supporters. There is wine, of course, but there are also great Wine Country experiences, lodging stays, event tickets, gift certificates and more.


Here are just a couple of the items awaiting your bid during the live charity auction:

  • Enjoy a “Mancation” for Four—includes a round of golf at the Fountaingrove Golf Course, a wine tasting adventure with the Magical Mystery Tour, and a box of cigars
  • Savor a day at Alexander Valley Vineyards—includes a VIP tour, tasting and luncheon for eight, plus four magnums to take home at the end of the visit
Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Fountaingrove Golf Course
4th hole on the Fountaingrove Golf Course


There will also be a silent charity auction prior to the live auction with many one-of-a-kind items like:

Poolside at the Christopher Creek Guest House
Poolside at the Christopher Creek Guest House
Christopher Creek Guest house is part of the online charity auction
Christopher Creek Guest House


But it doesn’t stop there. For those of you who live too far away or aren’t able to attend the Ruby Affair, but still would love to bid on some of these great auction items, there is also an online charity auction with over thirty items. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Christopher Creek will host an In-Home VIP Tasting for up to 40 people, PLUS a Three-Night Stay at the Winery Estate House for up to eight people
  • Wine Country Overnight Experience at deLorimier Winery
  • Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s 2017 Pigs & Pinot Food & Wine Event, plus a Goodie Bag
  • Jordan Winery’s Exclusive Overnight Experience, plus a 2003 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum signed by the winemaker
  • Tickets to 2017 Passport to Dry Creek Valley
  • Plus many more tasting and tour packages, exciting lodging offers, and plenty of delicious wine packages, too.

If you’d like to view all the fabulous online charity auction items and participate in the biddings, visit the Wine Road Ruby Affair online auction webpage.

Soda Rock Winery at night


The Ruby Affair will be held at the historic Soda Rock Winery in the picturesque Alexander Valley. If you’d like to be a part of this once in a lifetime, memorial event, tickets are available on Eventbrite.

I’ll be there, and I hope you will be too.

Happy Sipping!


Posted by Rebecca Germolus

Rebecca Germolus, co-owner of Maximum Value Marketing, loves Sonoma County and playing along the Wine Road. Rebecca daily immerses herself in wine country by providing cost-effective marketing and writing solutions to wineries and restaurants.

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