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Lot 1:  Let’s Get It Started – Champagne, Wine, Tequila and Dessert: A Magical Quartet!

There is something for everyone at the table — a 1995 Louis Roederer “Cristal” Brut Rosé Champagne, a 100-point 2021 Memento Mori Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, and a bottle of El Negocio Joven Tequila. Local favorite, Lido Bakery, has prepared a Chocolate Raspberry Cake that is infused with raspberry rum and filled with three layers of a mixture of rich chocolate ganache and raspberry preserves — the perfect complement. The entire lot will be delivered to your table to enjoy throughout the Live Auction!

Graciously Donated By: El Negocio, Lido Bakery, Memento Mori, and April and Roger Spencer

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 Lot 2: Holiday Traditions – Front Row at the Classic Manhattan Beach Fireworks

The Manhattan Beach fireworks every holiday season are a heartwarming tradition enjoyed by the entire community. This is your opportunity to enjoy the festivities without worrying about the crowds. You will have a private table in the VIP Hospitality Court where you can relax and enjoy dinner before the spectacular show. Don’t forget to pack your sleigh with a fabulous collection of wine to keep you warm.

Graciously Donated By: The Honorable Richard Montgomery, the MB Fireworks Association, Kim and Jon Friedman, Justine and Andrew Hunter, Debbi Tippett and Tom Mahr, and Virginia Sogomonian and Rich Weiss


 Lot 3: Celebrate With Friends – AttaGirl Private Party

Host your own private party for 40 at the newest culinary hot spot in the South Bay. AttaGirl, acclaimed Chef David LeFevre’s most recent endeavor featuring coastal Mediterranean cuisine from Chef Alice Mai, will wow your guests with an incredible array of culinary specialties that highlight the robust flavors of the region. The party also features an incredible collection of wines from Gestalt Wine Company.

Graciously Donated By: Chef Alice Hua Mai, Chef David LeFevre, Simms Restaurant Group, and Gestalt Wine Company

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 Lot 4: Magnums – Big Names, Big Scores, Big Bottles

Twice the size of standard bottles, magnums are made for special occasions. Spanning twenty years, this collection of twenty magnums highlights our Reserve Room wineries and leading wineries from around the world.

Graciously Donated By: Ashley McCarthy and Bret Barker, Chateau de Pommard, Diamond Creek Vineyards, Epoch Estate Wines, Hyde de Villaine, Wanda and Chuck Kaminski, Debbi Tippett and Tom Mahr, Morlet Family Vineyards, Michelle and Greg Rosen, Simon Family Wines, Sojourn Cellars, Brent Sprenkle, Vega Sicilia, Virginia Sogomonian and Rich Weiss, and ZD Wines


Lot 5: Music Extravaganza – Live At The Sofi

This one is for the music fanatics! Four guests will have the privilege of seeing two of the hottest concerts of the summer from a SoFi luxury suite. Your suite experience includes food, alcohol, and the opportunity to see both the Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds Tour on July 10th and Kenny Chesney and Zach Brown Band Sun Goes Down Tour on July 20th.

Graciously Donated By: SoFi Stadium

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Lot 6: Buon Appetito – The Chairmen Emeritus Dinner at Jemma di Mare

Jemma di Mare is a creation by husband and wife restaurateur duo, Jackson and Melissa Kalb, owners of Jame and Ospi. Located in Brentwood, Jemma di Mare is an Italian seafood concept inspired by east coast Italian cuisine. Your lucky party of 20 will be served on the private, covered patio where you will enjoy a special four-course menu served family style and devised with the help of Chef Kalb himself. In keeping with tradition, the former Manhattan Wine Auction Chairs have selected their best wines to pair with the equally exquisite meal.

Graciously Donated By: Melissa and Jackson Kalb, Jemma di Mare, Tanja and Ralph Canada, Jeanne and John Oshiro, Tiffany and David Quick, April and Roger Spencer, and Virginia Sogomonian and Rich Weiss


Lot 7: Viva Mexico! – Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol

Explore the most anticipated resort opening in 2024 by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, the brand new, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol. Create magical memories to the rhythm of Mexican music, art and culture with a three-night stay in an ocean view Four-Bedroom Villa – with glass walls that fully retract to create a seamless flow from the chic interiors to the tropical terraces furnished for relaxing and entertaining. Reunite and reconnect with family and loved ones in the privacy of your own home and pool while enjoying the world-class Four Seasons service.

Graciously Donated By: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol

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Lot 8: A Collection of Masterpieces – The Wines of Sine Qua Non

There is no winery on earth that competes with what Manfred and Elaine Krankl have done at Sine Qua Non for creativity. Whether talking about the label art unique to each wine, the decade long wait to receive an allocation, or especially the wine itself, Sine Qua Non and its sister winery, The Third Twin, rightly deserve the accolades and appreciation shown by critics and collectors. Don’t anguish on the waitlist, grab this collection of twenty bottles now.

Graciously Donated By: Gretchen and Rich Janson, Valerie and Paul Mellinger, and Jeanne and John Oshiro


Lot 9: Treat Yourself Or Your Guy – For The Sophisticated Italian In Every Man

Experience the best of Italy’s Piedmont region right here in our own backyard. Begin your journey at Bespoke by Chase with a $10,000 Italian wardrobe that will make any man envious. Continue the Italian excursion with five friends at the authentic Nando Trattoria for a six-course chef’s tasting menu carefully crafted to accompany the wines from three historic vineyards of Piedmont — Bruno Giacosa, Giacomo Conterno, and Gaja. These vineyards put Barolo on the map with a long, rich history of winemaking in the region and are home to some of the most sought-after wines in the world.

Graciously Donated By: Bespoke by Chase, Nando Trattoria & Ashley McCarthy and Bret Barker

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Lot 10: Kia Ora – The Landing Wines Seven Night Getaway in New Zealand

The Landing Wines invites your party of four to experience a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Explore Auckland and the very best the city has to offer with a five-night stay at the Hotel Britomart, including private dining experience at the Chef’s Table in the hotel’s award-winning sustainable seafood restaurant, Kingi, before being whisked away by private helicopter to The Landing estate and vineyard for two nights in their sun-drenched waterfront villa, the Boathouse. You and your guests will be treated to breakfast and dinner by The Landing’s private chef  and experience The Landing wines, guided Kiwi-spotting tour, property and vineyard tour, and a sightseeing tour by boat.

Graciously Donated By: The Landing Wines, The Landing and Hotel Britomart


Lot 11: Fit For A King’s Fan – Arena Luxury Suite

Cheer our hometown Kings to victory! Always action-packed with huge hits and mind-blowing puck skills, LA Kings hockey is an exhilarating sport to witness live. Entertain your friends, family, or business associates in the comfort of an exclusive suite for 24 people at the Arena. Plus, look forward to a visit in your suite from the Kings mascot, Bailey, and members of the Ice Crew and a ride on the Zamboni to make for an unforgettable experience.

Graciously Donated By: Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Los Angeles Kings Right Wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) watches play during a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Kings on March 23rd, 2024 at the Arena in Los Angeles, CA.  (Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Lot 12: Anniversary Lot – A Celebration of 30 Years of the Manhattan Wine Auction

We celebrate the 30th Manhattan Wine Auction with a bottle of wine from the last 30 years. As the Wine Auction and MBEF have evolved, so have these wines. Taste through time with wines from around the world and see how these great wines thrive, just like today’s event.

Graciously Donated By: Anonymous, Ashley McCarthy and Bret Barker, Chris and Geoffrey Bremer, Tanja and Ralph Canada, Kim and Jon Friedman, Gretchen and Rich Janson, Wanda and Chuck Kaminski, Pat and Richard Lucy, Ashley and Brian Magovern, Debbi Tippett and Tom Mahr, Jeanne and John Oshiro, April and Roger Spencer, and Virginia Sogomonian and Rich Weiss


Lot 13: Instill A Lifelong Love of Learning – Raise Your Paddle In Support Of Educators

Education is the key to success and the foundation for building a better future. Our Manhattan Beach schools are known for being exceptional — not only because of the opportunities and classes that are offered, but because of the people who teach them. These are the role models who dedicate themselves to inspire and empower our children to learn. Recent cuts forced by the limited state budget are going to impact the experiences our children have with these important educators next year. Let’s work together and commit to bringing our educators back to the classroom. Please join us in this effort. Raise your paddle high in support of our Educators who instill a lifelong love of learning! 


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Lot 14: Table Service – Ready to Pour Magnums and Dessert

These bottles are full of flavor and ready to pour. If you missed out on the first lot, raise your paddle now for three magnums to share – the 2003 Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Christophe Baron Le Dessus du Bois Marie Champagne plus two scrumptious desserts from Lido Bakery – Key Lime Tart and Caramel Chocolate Walnut Tart. These treats will be delivered to your table for instant gratification.

Graciously Donated By: Ashley McCarthy and Bret Barker, Tanja and Ralph Canada, Rita Moorman and Adam Goldston, and Lido Bakery


Lot 15: Looking for Attention? – OUTFRONT’s Digital Billboard

OUTFRONT offers you prime digital media space to promote your business, product, or even a high school or college graduate — the possibilities are endless! With a prime location off the I-405 and Rosecrans, this electronic billboard represents the best in large scale publicity. Steady traffic on the 405 ensures that this 20’ x 60’ display will garner over 1.5 million impressions over the course of a week. The winning bidder will receive 8 seconds of a 72-second loop on both sides of the billboard for four weeks — making up to 6 million impressions!

Graciously Donated By: OUTFRONT and South Bay Ford

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Lot 16: A Best-In-Class Napa Weekend For Eight – Ultimate Stanly Ranch Auberge Resort Experience

Travel in style by private charter compliments of Advanced Air to the magnificent Stanly Ranch Auberge Resort in Napa Valley where your party of eight will enjoy a three-night stay in two Rambler Suites. During your stay, indulge in the best of food and wine experiences from Fe Wines, Memento Mori and Vineyard 7 & 8. Enjoy a private lunch, tour and tasting at Fe wines, followed by private experience at Memento Mori featuring Memento Mori’s Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, and end the day at Vineyard 7 & 8 with a tasting dinner prepared by Chef Andre Villahermosa that is paired perfectly with the vineyard’s naturally produced wines.

Graciously Donated By: Stanly Ranch Auberge Resort, Advanced Air, Fe Wines, Memento Mori, and Vineyard 7 & 8


Lot 17: Perfect Score – Collection of 100-Point Wines

The iconic wineries represented in this 20-bottle lot always make outstanding wines, and in the best years, they make perfect 100-point wines. This collection of 100-point wines includes classics from Napa Valley, legendary Rhone Rangers, and new cult wines.

Graciously Donated By: Chris and Geoffrey Bremer, Tanja and Ralph Canada, Angela and Jake Dax, Valerie and Paul Mellinger, Jeanne and John Oshiro, April and Roger Spencer, Brent Sprenkle, and Sheryl Rooker and Jeff Thaler

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Lot 18: Stay and Play – La Jolla Dream Getaway in Oceanview Villa for Ten

Enjoy a luxurious seven-night getaway in this exquisite retreat nestled in the hillside of the coastal paradise of La Jolla. The private estate, Villa Luna, boasts breathtaking views of La Jolla Shores and beyond to be enjoyed while lounging in the private infinity pool or hot tub, dining alfresco or relaxing at the outdoor fire pit. During your stay, enjoy Baja-style cuisine for 10 at Mustangs and Burros at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa and a round of golf for eight at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Your family or friends will experience the ultimate in relaxation and comfort with this California dream getaway!

Graciously Donated By: Lorena and Andy Ellis, The Bay Club – Fairbanks Ranch, and Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa


Lot 19: The Best of Slay – Progressive Dinner for Six

Allow Chef David Slay and the Slay Hospitality team to take you on a culinary journey through his Manhattan Beach restaurants. The table will be set for six at X Speakeasy, Fête Bistro, Slay Italian Kitchen and Slay Steak and Fish House where you will be treated to a menu arranged by Chef David Slay himself – paired with the perfect libations. This is a rare opportunity to experience the best of the best in the SLAY establishments, all in one night.

Graciously Donated By: Gale and David Slay

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Lot 20: Let It Sparkle – Exclusive 5.6 Carat Diamond Necklace

Both inspired by gifts of the Earth, diamonds, like fine wine, amaze us with their rare beauty. This beautifully crafted necklace is a celebration of the delicate balance of the gifts of nature. At its heart, this masterpiece showcases two rose cut natural diamonds encircled by natural champagne diamonds weighing 2.30 carats and a dazzling two-carat natural modified cushion diamond, also framed by additional shimmering champagne diamonds, enhancing its brilliance and fire. Suspended on an 18-inch 14 Karat gold chain, this necklace is further adorned by exquisite champagne diamonds, adding a continuous sparkle that complements the central gemstones perfectly. The weight of the necklace is 5.6 total carats!

Graciously Donated By: Blue Diamond Jeweler


Lot 21: Old vs New – Bordeaux, That Is!

Comparing Old World Bordeaux with New World Napa red blends is not a competition to determine which is the best. Old vs New is about exploring the differences in winemaking styles and vineyard locations. Why does a blend from Bordeaux taste different from the similar blend of grapes from Napa? How do wines from these two world class regions evolve as they age? Answer these questions and more as you enjoy these twenty icons from the Old World and the New World.

Graciously Donated By: Ashley McCarthy and Bret Barker, Tanja and Ralph Canada, Gretchen and Rich Janson, Wanda and Chuck Kaminski, Pat and Richard Lucy, Debbi Tippett and Tom Mahr, Valerie and Paul Mellinger, and Kelly and Edward Moyzes

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Lot 22: Like A Pro – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Experience the magic of Pebble Beach like a pro at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, widely revered as the most special tour stop of the PGA Tour. You and your guest will enjoy three nights at an exclusive Pebble Beach property and as Chevron’s VIP guests, your exclusive credentials grant access to the brand-new Lone Cypress Club in the Lodge, with unlimited inclusive fine dining and premium bar offerings as well as access to exclusive private hospitality suites overlooking the 7th, 17th & 18th holes. Enjoy watching the best PGA players and celebrities hit the links while enjoying the incredible beauty of Monterey Bay.

Graciously Donated By: Chevron


Lot 23: Wine Country Weekend – Getaway to Montage Healdsburg

Discover Montage Healdsburg, a transformative hideaway nestled among the rolling vineyards of the Sonoma Wine Country, known for its warm hospitality and charm. Your getaway includes a two-night stay in a luxuriously appointed king room with dinner at Hazel Hill and an exceptional itinerary of winery visits and tasting experiences at Comstock Wines, Aperture Wines, La Cienega Vineyard and Medlock Ames Wines at Bell Mountain Ranch.

Graciously Donated By: Montage Healdsburg, Aperture Wines, Comstock Wines, La Cienega Vineyard, and Medlock Ames

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Lot 24: 1995 Wines – A Celebration of the Manhattan Wine Auction

It’s hard to imagine a time when the Wine Auction didn’t exist. But as we were eagerly awaiting the release of Windows 95, and many of the wineries we love today had not even produced their first bottle of wine, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) hosted the first Manhattan Wine Auction with support from founding sponsors Chevron and the Manhattan Country Club. We have come a long way in 30 years! Bid big on these eleven iconic wines from an iconic vintage and help add to the more than $25M MBEF has raised for our schools through the Wine Auction.

Graciously Donated By: Angela and Jake Dax, Ashley and Brian Magovern, Jeanne and John Oshiro, and Michelle and Greg Rosen

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