5th Annual Cellar Classic
An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines
Saturday, June 28, 2014
St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
2901 Nojoqui Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
The Cellar Classic begins with a silent auction featuring wines and wine country-themed lifestyle items from 4:00-5:00 p.m. followed by a live auction of rare and fine wines such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild; Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, and California cult wines conducted by professional auctioneer John Glines. Throughout the Cellar Classic, guests enjoy Santa Barbara County wines and bountiful gourmet hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts—all accompanied by live entertainment. The Cellar Classic is coordinated by a dedicated all-volunteer committee led by Steve Pepe (co-owner of Clos Pepe Vineyards) and Brooks Firestone (founder of Firestone Wines & Curtis Winery) who are proud to announce that legendary wine author and consultant Steven Spurrier has been named the 2014 Honorary Chair.
St. Mark’s Cellar Classic is always a sell-out since limited seating is available. The 2014 Auction admission is $125 per person including local wines for tasting, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.
Admission is only by advance reservation donation securely online here or by sending a check noted 2014 Cellar Classic donation to P.O. Box 39, Los Olivos, CA 93441. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley is a non-profit organization and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
With Steven Spurrier,
2014 Honorary Chair
Friday, June 27, 2014
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
(Adjacent to St. Mark’s)
2350 Railway Avenue
Steven Spurrier has been named the 2014 Honorary Chair for the Cellar Classic. The British-born Spurrier was educated at the London School of Economics and joined the wine trade in 1964 as a trainee with Christopher and Co., London’s oldest wine merchant. In 1970, he moved to Paris and opened Les Caves de la Madeleine, a highly regarded specialist wine shop and in 1973, founded L'Academie du Vin, France's first private wine school.
Spurrier staged the famous “Judgment of Paris” Tasting of 1976 when a Chateau Montelena Chardonnay and a Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon from California scored more highly than some of the Grand Cru wines of Burgundy and First Growths of Bordeaux. The 2008 movie Bottle Shock is based upon Spurrier’s event that positively changed how the world perceived California wines. Spurrier sold his wine interests in France and returned to the UK in 1988 and is now a consultant and editor at Decanter magazine. He has received several international awards for wine writing and is a regular judge on the international wine tasting circuit.
There will be a limited number of reservations available for this unique opportunity to meet and greet a legend in the world of wine. Admission to the Friday evening reception with Steven Spurrier and Saturday’s Cellar Classic auction is $200 per person. Admission is only by advance reservation donation securely online at here or by sending a check noted 2014 Cellar Classic donation to P.O. Box 39, Los Olivos, CA 93441. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley is a non-profit organization and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.