10 Unforgettable Experiences with IfOnly

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IfOnly and Sotheby's are proud to present a select assortment of curated wine and culinary experiences from coast to coast. From a private caviar party in California or a picnic in Central Park, to a wine tasting class in your home, unforgettable experiences await at IfOnly.

10 Unforgettable Experiences with IfOnly

  • Napa Valley Wine Tasting and Lunch with the Legendary Mondavi Family. Estimate $7,500.
    Nestled in the hills along the eastern ridge of Napa Valley in their Sage Mountain Vineyard, Continuum Estate offers sweeping 180 degree views of the valley that peer into Oakville and expand south where- on clear days- buildings can be seen in San Francisco. A story of generations has led the Mondavi family to this extraordinary site, chosen for its distinctive volcanic and well-drained soils- perfectly suited to growing characterful Cabernet family varietals. Experience for yourself the unique attributes of this site that have quickly established Continuum among the cult echelon of wine. In celebration of their 10th release of Continuum, join either third generation, Tim Mondavi or fourth generation, Carissa Mondavi for a very special tasting of their first ten vintages followed by a seasonally inspired lunch atop their stunning Continuum Estate. Perfect for oenophiles who will revel in celebrating a momentous milestone with one of Napa Valley’s most famous families, this exclusive opportunity benefits St. Helena Hospital.  The hospital has been serving the Napa Valley Community for 139 years.

  • Ultimate To Kalon Experience: First Ever Tasting & Dinner at the To Kalon Estate with the Expert. Estimate $15,000.
    Considered the top vineyard in the United States, To Kalon was originally planted in the 1860s by H W Crabb.  The wines were sold widely until prohibition brought an end to the winery. The vineyards were split up but still produce some of the finest grapes in the World.  While To Kalon wines, under several labels, can be purchased commercially, there has never been a dinner at the Crabb estate offered before. You and your guests will have the once in a lifetime chance to tour the beautiful property, learn from To Kalon historian Graeme MacDonald whose family has had their holdings since the 1950s owning his own label MacDonald, and sample different wines made from the renowned grapes. This experience benefits the St. Helena Hospital.

  • Perfect Picnic Experience in Central Park NYC. Estimate $400.
    When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you when you arrive including pillows, blankets, and all the picnic accessory you will need. When you’re finished, simply walk away and we take care of the clean up! You will also receive one of our cotton tote bags, a parasol, and picnic blanket to take with so you can continue the Perfect Picnic experience where ever life takes you next!

  • A Vineyard to Table Lunch at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Vineyard. Estimate $1,500.
    IfOnly is delighted to bring you this exceptional day at the historic Inglenook estate, lovingly restored by Francis and Eleanor Coppola. Your afternoon begins with a behind-the-scenes tour of the estate. Then, enjoy a barrel sample of the wine from the vineyard lot you are viewing. This adventurous introduction to Inglenook’s wines is followed by a rustic alfresco lunch and wine pairing led by Chef Alex Lovick. As you dine on the chateau’s terrace, the chef will introduce you to Rutherford’s distinctive soil and the microclimates that make the estate’s wines unique. This exclusive experience is brought to you by IfOnly and includes a signed bottle of Rubicon, which is Inglenook's premiere vintage and the finest expressions of its terroir. Proceeds benefit an important charity.

  • Private Caviar Party Hosted in California Caviar Company’s Exclusive Tasting Room. Estimate $1,000.
    Join California Caviar Company and their caviar expert, at their tasting room in Sausalito for a private party that’s sure to make a lasting impression. IfOnly has arranged for you to embark on a guided tasting of six premium varieties: Royal Russian osetra , Kaluga hybrid, siberian sturgeon, royal white sturgeon, paddlefish, and hackleback. Learn about each type of caviar, its respective flavor profiles, and complementary pairings. All the classic accouterments of blinis, crackers, and creme fraiche are provided. Everything will be laid out for an enlightening party of revelatory flavors, conversation, and spontaneous moments. Bring your favorite libations and indulge! This decadent gathering will benefit Tipping Point.

  • One-on-One Wine Introduction with New York’s Beloved Restaurateur and Wine Expert. Estimate $963.
    The language of wine is complex — and at times completely befuddling — but mastering it brings a lifetime of rewards. With the help of restaurateur, podcast host, and wine connoisseur Joe Campanale, delve deep into the world of wine and gain an ease and confidence with your future wine enjoyment. Joe will draw on his years of experience as a wine director for top restaurants like L’Artusi, dell’anima, and Anfora to help you master wine. Learn to navigate a wine list, to collect wines, and to talk the talk with fellow oenophiles. In this one-on-one session, Joe will also make time for any questions you might have in a welcoming and unpretentious setting. Leave your tutorial with sharpened tasting skills as well as a bottle of wine from Joe’s own line of organic, handmade Italian wines to savor later. Perfect for a casual wine drinker looking to acquire a more in-depth knowledge base, this experience benefits City Meals on Wheels.

  • Wine Tasting Class in Your Own Home. Estimate $500.
    Learn the basics of wine in your own home with wine expert and co-owner of Bread & Wine restaurant, Lisa Kelly. Let her guide you through varietals, food pairings, and how to stock your cellar as you nibble on Bread & Wine's cheese & charcuterie.

  • Intimate, Private Food and Wine Tour Through the Heart of Wine Country. Estimate $350.
    During this one day tour you will enjoy the wonderful agricultural variety that lies just north of San Francisco Bay. This tour includes visits to the cheese creameries, bee nurseries, lunch at the oyster farm store, and two or three visits to the wineries. Tourlimo reserves the right to make some changes and replacements to the route if some farms or wineries are closed. They guarantee the total length of the tour and lots of fun. 

  • Food and Wine Tour to Marin, Napa, and Sonoma. Estimate $455.
    In one day, guests will enjoy the wonderful, agricultural variety of the Northern part of San Francisco Bay. You will be picked up from your hotel or residence and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Just 20 minutes beyond, you will first journey west along the famous Marin Cheese Trail. Stopping to taste fresh homegrown produce, the delicious French and Swiss cheeses harboring from this unique climate zone, and Lavender Honey products from Petaluma and Meadery from Point Reyes. Next, you will venture to the foggy coast of Tomales Bay along Highway 1 to enjoy fresh-out-of-the-water Oysters from the legendary Marshall Store. Served along with delicious clam chowder, in-house smoked salmon, and white wine. The Marshall Store has been recognized as one of the 30 best seafood restaurants in the country. Then, you'll head back to the warmth of the Inland to taste the produce that grows upon the famous grounds of Kozlowski Farms. Plentiful fruit orchards and berry farms provide dozens of tasty novelties ranging from jams and preserves to sauces and dressings. We'll spend the remainder of the day visiting wineries; if you have specific ones you'd like to see on the way back you can choose the ones you like.

  • A Moveable Feast of Oysters, Champagne, and Local Delicacies at the Ferry Building with a Culinary Insider. Estimate $1,350.
    Join culinary authority Liam Mayclem for a fun day exploring the many eateries and artisanal snacks in San Francisco’s famous Ferry Building. Start your delicious day with oysters and lunch at the newly renovated Hog Island Oyster Co. Then work your way through the many offerings of the Ferry Building including a cheese tasting at Cowgirl Creamery, home of Mt. Tam cheese—an elegant triple cheese. Right across is Humphrey Slocombe, known for curious and palate-enlivening ice cream flavors such as bacon and Blue Bottle coffee. Finally, stop at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant for some bubbly and a sweet ending at Recchiuti Chocolate (we recommend the burnt caramel almonds). Best of all, Liam will be guiding you through this truly amazing epicurean experience. There is no local insider more qualified to show you around than Liam Mayclem. The Emmy award-winner is the host and producer of KCBS’ “Foodie Chap,” which celebrates Bay Area chefs and winemakers and takes viewers inside the best kitchens on the West Coast.

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