About the Manhattan Wine Auction

The Manhattan Wine Auction, now in its 27th year, has built its reputation on being the largest charity wine auction in Southern California, offering the best in wine and culinary delights in a festive atmosphere. Typically, nearly 2,000 residents from the South Bay and beyond attend the renowned event, including parents and supporters of Manhattan Beach public schools, business, community and civic leaders, and food and wine enthusiasts.

In 2020 the onset of the pandemic forced us to shift the Manhattan Wine Auction to a virtual platform. This year, the Wine Auction will once again be held virtually to ensure all guests across the South Bay are able to participate in a safe and responsible way.

All proceeds from the Manhattan Wine Auction provide critical funding to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) and the MBEF Endowment. The investment through MBEF is instrumental to providing all students in Manhattan Beach public schools the enriched education they deserve.

Event Highlights:

  • In-Home Culinary & Wine Experiences that pair incredible meals from the finest local restaurants with the exquisite wines from our Reserve Room winery partners
  • Virtual Tastings featuring distinguished wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Livestream Show with awards and featured entertainment
  • Raffle opportunity
  • Online Silent and Live Auctions, including fine and collectible wines and spirits, extraordinary trips, one-of-a-kind dinners and experiences, art, sports memorabilia, and so much more

Schedule of Events

April 1
In-Home Culinary & Wine Experiences On Sale
May 1
Virtual Tastings On Sale
Raffle Tickets On Sale
June 5
Silent Auction Opens Online
Live Auction Preview
June 10
Live Auction Opens Online
June 12
Virtual Tastings, two sessions
In-Home Culinary & Wine Experiences
Manhattan Wine Auction Livestream Show
Paddle Raise
Raffle Drawing
Musical Entertainment
Live Auction
Silent Auction closes at 8:30PM

Wine Auction Photo Galleries:

View photos from last year’s virtual Manhattan Wine Auction or view photo galleries from our past Manhattan Wine Auctions.