Saturday, October 5th
3 to 6 p.m. at the
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Enjoy the elegance of sampling local wine, nibbling on local sweet and savory treats, and listening to live music all while taking in the Nature Center’s beautiful ocean and bay views. The event will feature local wineries, food products and businesses, barbequed oysters, a silent auction, a “wine pull, and music by Todd Krider. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Dunes education and conservation programs.
Advance tickets have sold out, but tickets may be available at the door for $25/members. $30 non-members. Call 444-1397 to check availability.
Wine Donations Needed for the Wine Pull!
Help make our “Wine by the Sea” fundraising event a success by donating a bottle (or more) for our "wine pull". Our goal is to collect 100 bottles of wine or champagne (local is a bonus), each valued at $15 or higher. Specifi cally, we hope to collect:
- 20 bottles valued at $15- $20
- 65 bottles valued at $20-30
- 15 bottles valued at more than $30
Donated wine can be dropped of at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center or call 707-444-1397 to arrange a pick-up.
Folk Art Bird House Auction
Wine by the Sea will feature a benefit auction of bird houses that have been painted by many different Humboldt County artists. These are functional houses built from scrap cedar wood that was left over from a fence project. They are so beautiful that you may just want to keep them indoors for your own enjoyment!
See all of the bird houses here, as well as archival photos of bird houses from past year's auctions: Folk Art Bird Houses.
The event will feature local wineries including Moonstone Crossing, Winnett, Riverbend Cellars, Robert Goodman, Hardesty, and Violet Green. Featured local foods and businesses include Brett Shuler Fine Catering, Bless My Soul Café, Becks Bakery, Ramones Bakery and Café, Natural Decadence, Cypress Grove Chevre, and Hilton’s Coast Seafood barbeque oysters. The event also includes a silent auction with folk art bird houses created by local artists, a wine pull, and music by Todd Krider. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Dunes education and conservation programs.
Silent Auction Preview
Here are a few of the items in our silent auction. More items and more info will be added here soon. If you see something you like but can' make it to the event, you can still bid using our Proxy Bid Form.
#102 Wine & Chocolates
Enjoy six bars of Humboldt County's own Dick Taylor hand-crafted chocolate, including Fleur de Sel, Black Fig and more. Pair them with a bottle of local vintner Bergeron Winery's cabernet sauvignon, described as filling the palate with aromas of cherry, licorice and black currant.
Value:$66 Minimum Bid:$33
#105 Wine Picnic Box & Wine
This clever hat box wine picnic box from Mad River Gardens, holds 2 wine glasses, a wine pull, a bottle of Chardonnay from Moonstone Vineyards plus 2 sets of 12 pk reversible coasters.
Value:$98 Minimum Bid:$46
#106 Cookbooks & Music: Spain
This cookbook and music package helps you set the mood as you create exotic dishes in your own kitchen. This volume features the food of Spain, with classical Spanich guitar.
Value:$34 Minimum Bid:$17
#108 Kokatat PFD & Cap
Kokatat's Lg/XLg Bahia PFD has a foam back with a mesh vent panel and front panels which curve around the wearer to make the most comfortable “high back” PFD available. Single pocket keeps small items close at hand. The Kokatat ball cap helps shield you from the sun's rays!
Value:$143 Minimum Bid:$72
#110 Silk Tie Purse
Rumplesilkskins's designer Spring Garret sews "old into gold", as she creates bags, hats and more from vintage silk neckties. This beautiful bag, in hues of maroon and brown, is a one-of-a-kind creationis fully lined and features a decoative button closure.
Value:$38 Minimum Bid:$16
#111 Three Leaf Platter
"Mill Creek Glass artist Melissa Zielinski creates unique glass pieces by fusing and slumping glass in a kiln. This platter of three overlapping leaves combines sheet glass with decorative glass elements including stringers, confetti and frit."
Value:$99 Minimum Bid:$49
#113 Fisher Scientific Student Microscope #2
This larger student microsope from Fisher Science Education and donated by Dave Imper, features high quality optics and a 10X eyepiece, a 360-degree rotating head, lenses that stay in focus even when the magnification is changed and a tungsten bulb. Suitable for use high school age and up.
Value:$250 Minimum Bid:$95
#114 Turquoise Zen Bowl
Fire and Light's beautiful glass Zen bowl is perfect for floating a lotus, serving a salad, or holding some oranges. Fire and Light's glass tableware is hand-poured and created using recycled glass.
Value:$117 Minimum Bid:$58
#132 Anna Bloom Earrings
From Anna Bloom Designs comes natural hematite and freshwater pearl earrings. The hematite setting and the ear wires are all solid sterling silver.
Value:$80 Minimum Bid:$40
#134 Anna Bloom Necklace
From Anna Bloom Designs comes a truly unique necklace featuring a beautiful piece of turquoise on a siver-plated flexible cord.
Value:$45 Minimum Bid:$20
Don't forget to check out the bird houses!