The 28th annual Magnolia Ball is on May 11th at the Millennium Center, in Winston-Salem, NC. Be prepared for a beautiful evening of fine dining, lively bidding with our silent auction and an exciting live auction full of incredible destinations! Tickets are available here.
If your wanderlust can’t be sated, we have just the opportunity for you through our “Buy it Now” travel opportunities. This year we have partnered with Winspire, an organization who provides highly sought after, hard to find, unique experiences for use in charity auctions or fundraisers. Proceeds from these trips will benefit the Magnolia Ball! Call Jenny Scholl at Piedmont Opera for more information at 336.725.7101 to purchase an experience. Multiple experiences can be purchased, if you are interested in traveling with friends!
Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker
This experience includes:
* Tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma
* Tour and tasting for 2 at Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma
* 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (1 king or 1 queen bed) at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission
* Daily breakfast for 2
* Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco
or Oakland, CA
* Winspire booking & concierge service
Imagery Estate Winery (Sonoma)
Dedicated to crafting small quantities of rare wines from uncommon varieties and character rich vineyards, Imagery Estate Winery was born of a thirst for experimentation and willingness to take risks. Enjoy the craft of wine blending with an intimate hands-on seminar. Whether you’re deconstructing a Tuscan field blend or a classic Bordeaux, your wine educator will teach and taste you through what each wine component brings to the final creation as you see first-hand how Imagery creates their award-winning wines. Enjoy Imagery’s creativity, individuality and imagination while you browse through the gallery that boasts the largest collection of wine label art in the world, commissioned for Imagery Estate wine labels.
Chateau St. Jean (Sonoma )
Enjoy a tasting for two. Experience the Sonoma wine lifestyle. Delight in a flight of wines as you relax in our 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of our Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. Hosted on the Chateau Patio, weather permitting, or in the Chateau Dining Room. This tasting is accompanied with an artisan cheese plate.
Benziger Family Winery (Sonoma)
Enjoy a tour and tasting for two. Benziger Family Winery is dedicated to crafting wines of uncommon character that reveal the unique characteristics of the individual vineyards and offers the best expression of Sonoma County wine growing. A visit to Benziger Family Winery includes a tour of the vineyards and Wine Cave, where guests learn about the bio-dynamic growing procedures, the history of the winery, the family and the property.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (one king or one queen bed) including daily breakfast for two at this resort blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. The spa’s inspiring architecture reveals pools, baths, and treatment areas unique in the West. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and based on the benefits of the property’s thermal mineral springs. Santé Restaurant is the Inn’s premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Recipient of the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond award, Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive this accolade. Condé Nast Traveler said “it’s worth a special trip just to eat here” and Gourmet Magazine calls the food “the best.” It was recently one of the few hotel restaurants in the United States to be awarded a Michelin star rating.
NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.
Total cost for two people: $4,450
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA,subject to availability. Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates:Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks. Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program. Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for comparable or better property. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are nonrefundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.