The Manhattan Wine Auction, now in its 23rd year, is the largest charity wine auction in Southern California, and raises funds for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Hosted at the Manhattan Country Club, the Wine Auction is a sold out gala each year with approximately 2,000 guests. With fences and tennis nets removed, guests stroll through the grounds sampling the best in food and wine in a casual and festive party atmosphere. Silent auction tables are located throughout, and guests enjoy the convenience of mobile bidding from anywhere via their cell phones. The live auction and program occurs on Center Court where a stage is surrounded by sponsored tables, with chairs set up on the surrounding bleachers.