Join us for Vineyards & Vistas, Marian Foundation's 2018 Annual Dinner. This year, we have gathered select, one-of-a-kind auction packages that suits a variety of tastes, and here is just a taste of what you will have a chance to obtain. 

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Soar with The Eagles LIVE! – Are you living Life in the Fast Lane? If so, we invite you to Take it Easy in your exclusive VIP Suite at this soon to be SOLD OUT concert featuring The Eagles with special guest, Zac Brown Band! This legendary American rock band will perform their greatest hits on Thursday, September 20 live at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Don't worry, there’s plenty of room in your own Hotel California, as this concert experience includes an exclusive VIP Suite stocked with food and drink for you and 11 others.

Make sure to get this concert package for 12 music lovers, because other tickets to The Eagles are almost Already Gone!


Blend Your Own Wine
– Your winemaking dream can come true! You and 5 friends will spend the afternoon as students of the Allan Hancock College viticulture and enology program by creating your own custom-blended magnums of wine with the guidance of local winemaker and director of winery operations, Dave Corey. Dave is a 20-year veteran of the winemaking industry, overseeing winery operations at AHC and managing his own local winery, Core Winery.  During your blending session, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres created by students of the Culinary Arts and Management program and relax to live music provided by students of the Music program.

School is in Session: Historic Brunch at Olive School House – Enjoy a unique experience at Santa Maria’s first school established in the mid-1800s to provide education for children of ranch families in the Santa Maria Valley. You and 19 of your closest friends will enjoy a catered champagne brunch overlooking Riverbench Vineyards at the historic schoolhouse. During your visit, tour the renovated schoolhouse with conservator and homeowner Shannon Clay with no assigned homework to follow.

Indulge in Modern Paso Robles Wine Country – You and five guests will enjoy an unexpected wine country experience with a passport to the many tasting rooms at Tin City, an industrial makers market unlike any other wine trail experience. Following your afternoon of tasting, you and your five guests will experience a special tasting menu of 10 courses prepared by Chef Ricky Odbert at Six Test Kitchen. 

Barbecue

Feast for Fifty with the King of Barbecue: Clifford Labastida - Whether you are planning a party for a family gathering or “just because” party, let Clifford Labastida, the legend of the live oak barbecue, be your culinary host for you and 49 others. Let your tastebuds soar with a wide array of appetizers, a bounty of beef, choice chicken, and savory spareribs and salmon with all the classic Santa Maria fixin’s! 

Hungry yet?

Harvest in the Santa Maria Valley  – You and 19 of your closest family and friends will enjoy a seasonal experience at The Patch, a student run pumpkin patch located at Los Flores Ranch Park in the Santa Maria Valley. Be the first to pick a perfect pumpkin at The Patch prior to its debut to the public. As Santa Maria’s only pumpkin patch, this partnership with Betteravia Farms and the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department provides an exclusive family offering. Get lost exploring the ranch’s corn mazes, bounce house, and a bounty of harvest inspired games before settling down to a harvest inspired dinner from Tracy Labastida and Field to Table Catering the whole family is sure to love.

Still hungry for more? Doc Burnstein's has it covered with a Sundae Bar fit to meet every sweet tooth's need. A professional photographer will also be on hand to capture family photos to commemorate your autumn experience.

The VIP Experience at Santa Ynez Polo Match with Living Legend Memo Gracida – Come enjoy a Santa Ynez Polo Patch with world renowned polo champion, Guillermo “Memo” Gracida, Jr. at Piocho Ranch. You and seven close friends will savor matchside wine tasting and will experience the thundering hooves and spectacular sportsmanship of this thrilling two thousand-year-old sport with Memo Gracida! Born into a substantial lineage of champions, Memo has excelled to become an international polo superstar with 16 U.S. Open Championships and was inducted into the National Polo Hall of Fame, the first time an active player has ever been inducted. Following the match, Memo and his leading lady and fellow polo athlete Meghan Gracida will provide an exclusive lunch that will truly be memorable. 

Wine and Dine in Hitching Post Style - You and 7 of your friends will enjoy an afterhours tasting at Hitching Post Wines in beautiful Buellton with winemaker, Gray Hartley.  Enjoy paired hors d’oeuvres as the legend himself walks you through his favorite wines. After your palate pleasing experience, cap a perfect day with dinner at The Hitching Post II, where you will enjoy mouthwatering western barbecue and gourmet fixings. 

Mediterranean Dinner for Six - Experience the finest of authentic Mediterranean cuisine lovingly prepared by the Guru of Gourmet, Dr. Samer Othman. Enjoy exotic spices showcased in Dr. Othman’s signature dishes such as, fattoush, baba ganoush, and savory kabobs. Experience each course with an exquisitely matched wine pairing and the company of your closest friends. This is an evening you will not want to miss!

Sip and Savor on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - During your eight-hour excursion you will enjoy a sampling of iconic distillery tours and tastings on what’s known as the “South Route” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Your personal tour leader will share interesting history and knowledge as you sit back and enjoy the ride…soaking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Highlights include:

Stitzel-Weller Exclusive Tour & Tasting - Your tour starts when your tour leader arrives at the hotel with a luxury SUV to take your party of two in style to your first stop.

Maker's Mark Tour & Tasting - Maker's Mark is a beautiful distillery in Kentucky, nestled along Whisky Creek. The tour explores the distillery and warehouses and ends in a well-appointed tasting room. Each of you will receive a 375 ml bottle of Maker’s Mark to hand-dip in their iconic red wax. 

Lunch for Two - Enjoy lunch in historic Bardstown, listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America and known for its southern charm.

Jim Beam Tour & Tasting - Enjoy a tour of the distillery, warehouse, bottling line, and a small museum of commemorative decanters. Enjoy your ride back to the hotel after a full day on The Bourbon Trail.

Should you prefer to customize your day’s itinerary, the driver and vehicle are at your disposal for eight consecutive hours.