La Festa del Barolo is fast approaching. We have put together a set of tantalizing lots for our Charity Auction. Traditionally, La Festa del Barolo’s Charity Auction has supported children’s charities. We will do that again this year. Like all of you, though, we have been shocked by the devastation caused by wildfires in Northern California. A number of our lots will be auctioned to benefit Northern California fire relief. These are some of the highlights. More lots will be announced shortly.

To benefit The Zone and the Blau Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease at Kravis Children’s Hospital in The Mount Sinai Hospital:

Big Bottle Barolo & Barbaresco
Add three magnificent, reference-point wines in rare 3L to your cellar. One bottle each:
Azelia 1999 Barolo Bricco Fiasco 3L
Brovia 2001 Barolo Ca’ Mia 3L
Roagna 2008 Barbaresco Crichet Pajé 3L

2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino in 2.25L magnum
Conterno’s epic 2001 Barolo Riserva Monfortino in large format. In the 2001 vintage, Roberto Conterno bottled his Monfortino in custom 2.25L magnum bottles for the Edward Milstein Foundation. One of four produced.
Soldera 2010 Large Format Collection
Following an act of vandalism in his cellar Gianfranco Soldera bottled what little 2010 Sangiovese he was able to salvage exclusively in large formats for charity auctions. The 2010 will never be sold commercially. The Soldera 2010 Collection consists of one bottle each: 3L, 5L, 6L, 9L, 12L and 15L. Only four sets of the 2010 Collection exist. This is the only set that will be auctioned in the United States.
Dinner at Saison for 6 with wines paired by Antonio Galloni
Enjoy dinner at award-winning Saison in San Francisco for six guests, with wines from Antonio Galloni’s personal cellar.
To benefit Northern California fire relief:

Domaine de la Romanée Conti – Montrachet Vertical
Buy a seat and take part in a historic vertical of Domaine de la Romanée Conti’s Montrachet with at least a dozen vintages, including all of the recent reference points, and wines going back to the 1980s.

We look forward to welcoming you to La Festa del Barolo.