Wine & Dine Auction

RUSTIC AMERICAN FLAG

Donated by Rob Lockwood and Jason Blank, Co-Founders of a SDVOSB (service-disabled-person-veteran-owned-small-business) IT integration company, Power Edge.

The company donates 1% of gross profit to Veteran charities. While serving, Rob went down in a chopper in Somalia. He survived but others weren’t as lucky. He lost the use of his shoulder for most of his 20’s but he had reconstructive surgery and is now healthy and strong. Jason has a BFA from the University of Buffalo and has worked extensively with the VA throughout the East Coast including the Durham location. 

The flag is constructed out of a single plank of wood. It is cut into 17 strips 13 stripes and 4 support brackets. All four edges of each piece are burned. Three sides are stained using the best stains available. The pieces are not glued they are braced by hand and shot with a nail Brad gun. Everything is done by hand which makes it more authentic. The stars are all carved by hand. The finish is a resin used on boats and is also the best you can buy.

VALUED AT $600

Made with love and pride. This custom, handcrafted American flag was created specifically for the Joel Fund wine dinner and bears The Joel Fund logo on the back.

Handmade Hand Engraved. 22lbs 20.5” x 37”

SUGAR MOUNTAIN GETAWAY

Spend three nights in a mountain retreat in Sugar Mountain, NC. This getaway, for your closest mountain lovers, could be a dream. “Bear Pause” is a 1600 sq. ft., 2 BR & Loft, 3 Bath condo in the Reserve at the top of beautiful Sugar Mountain, NC. We have prepared the space for you (up to 6 guests total) to enjoy year-round. Take in those amazing sunrises and sunsets. The condo is at about 5200 ft, which provides you with expansive, multi-layered views that will take your breath away.

VALUED AT $1000

Dates to be mutually agreed upon between September 2022 through April 2023. 

VALUED AT $1800

SAWGRASS

Few destinations in the world can match TPC Sawgrass when it comes to great golf. Home of THE PLAYERS, you can play a truly challenging and memorable round of golf created by architect Pete Dye. This memorable experience is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Winner receives a round of golf for four people at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course or Dye’s Valley Course, including green fees and golf cart fees. Does not include caddie fee.

Expires 12/31/2022

HURRICANES BOX SEATS

4 Suite Tickets to a Canes game in box 125B. Includes food and
drink. Dates to be agreed upon by winning bidder and suite owner.

VALUED AT $1000

VALUED AT $800

The face value on these tickets are $118 each, but stub hub has them going for $200-$900 each.

DUKE vs. LAFAYETTE BASKETBALL TICKETS

Coach K’s final season and the opportunity to see him in action is here! 4 tickets for the Lafayette Leopards at Duke Blue Devils Basketball. Friday, November 19 at 8:00pm · Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC. Includes Parking Pass (lot closest to Cameron).

MOONLIT NIGHT IN WINE CORKS

Imagine this handcrafted beauty on your wall! It’s great for wine lovers and those who have an appreciation for handmade conversation pieces. This one of a kind piece features over 4,000 corks collected from wines around the world.

VALUED AT $800

Created by The Joel Fund Board member Becky Hannert. 49” x 49” 

VALUED AT $700

Also included:

Set of 2 Riedel Vinum Glasses valued at $65

Vinturi Red Wine Aerator valued at $30

Rabbit Corkscrew valued at $60

Chocolates valued at $25

Cheese Cutting Board valued at $60

Cheese Board Deck valued at $20

Party Tub valued at $30

Plus other fun items to complete your experience.

WINE & DINE AT HOME

2011 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon signed by winemaker Daniel Barron
valued at $150

The 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant representation of Napa Valley Cabernet from a cool vintage. It presents an opaque garnet hue in the glass and reveals aromas of sandalwood and roasted meats. Flavors of vanilla, coffee beans and raspberries are buttressed by dusty tannins, firm acidity and a mouth-coating texture. Given proper cellaring, this wine should provide drinking pleasure through 2029.

“It takes just as long to produce a bottle of Cabernet today as it did in 1972. And that’s just fine with Silver Oak because what matters most is timelessness.”

Blend:: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec 13.8% ABV

2018 Alpha Omega Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
valued at $150

Dubbed a “Winemaker’s Dream Vintage”   This gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness. The Cabernet Sauvignon shows amazing blackfruit jam with dark chocolate, balanced with pepper and hints of violet. The color is deep, dark red with touches of black cherry and raspberry red on the rim. On the nose, the wine reveals big black fruit jam.  

Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot  14.7% ABV

NV DelDotto Port
valued at $60

At first glance, notice the wonderful “tawny” color, a blend of brick red, deep orange and vibrant garnet colors. This warm expression presents in the aromas filled with nutty notes of hazelnut, toasted almonds, and chestnuts. The very ripe and rich essences of currant and blueberry extract are complemented by notes of fresh cedar and leather. The elegance of this wine really shows through on the palate where the silky sweet expression of Napa Valley fruit integrates perfectly with the warmth and richness provided by the brandy fortification. Truly seamless from entry to finish.