About the Manhattan Wine Auction

The Manhattan Wine Auction, now in its 26th year, is the largest charity wine auction in Southern California and offers nearly 2,000 guests the best in food and wine in a festive atmosphere. Residents from the South Bay and the beyond attend this popular event, including parents and supporters of the Manhattan Beach public schools, business, community and civic leaders, and food and wine enthusiasts.

The Silent Auction opens the week prior to the Wine Auction and is available to event guests, as well as the broader community through the convenience of mobile and online bidding. The Live Auction takes place on Center Court where all guests are able to participate.

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Event Highlights:

  • Sampling from 40 of the finest local restaurants, bakeries, and specialty food purveyors;
  • Tasting from 75 distinguished wineries, distilleries and breweries;
  • Exclusive “Reserve Room”, featuring cult and rare wines from around the world, paired with hearty hors d’oeuvres (separate ticket required for entry);
  • Silent and Live Auctions, including fine and collectible wines and spirits, extraordinary trips, one-of-a-kind dinners and experiences, sports and golf opportunities, and so much more;
  • Dancing under the stars to live music

Event Schedule

4:00 – 6:00PM Reserve Room Open in the Club Terrace and Sky Deck
4:30PM Doors Open for General Admission Ticket Holders and Table Guests
4:30 – 7:30PM Food and Wine Tasting, Silent Auction Bidding
7:30 – 11:00PM Light Fare and Premium Wine served at Sponsored Tables, Live Auction and Program followed by Music and Dancing

All proceeds from the Manhattan Wine Auction provide critical funding to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) and the MBEF Endowment. In 2019, the event netted over $1.6 million. MBEF is a community-driven fundraising organization, which supplements state funding for programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the Manhattan Beach public schools. MBEF was founded in 1983 and is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization.