Napa Valley Wine Auction – Passage to Africa: On Safari with Chappellet

This fabulous auction package is part of the 2012 Napa Valley Wine Auction- Chaired by the Chappellet Family

4 BOTTLES OF NAPA VALLEY WINE, AS NOTED
1 NIGHT’S ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 2 COUPLES IN NAPA VALLEY
DINNER IN NAPA VALLEY FOR UP TO 10
12-DAY AFRICAN SAFARI EXPEDITION FOR 4, AS NOTED

Begin with a dream and end with an extraordinary story. The Chappellet Family invites two couples to join them in exploring the wilds of Pritchard Hill and the wild game of the African bush. This expedition, led by renowned naturalist Michael Lorentz of Passage to Africa, will take you from the vines and boulders of Pritchard Hill and the comfort of the Auberge du Soleil to the rivers and grasslands of Southern Africa. Spend 12 days exploring Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls and the South Luangwa while staying at luxury bush camps, including Singita Sabi Sands.

Your adventure unfolds with a trip for 10 into the Pritchard Hill wilderness. You’ll enjoy a tour into 1,000 acres of undeveloped country to an authentic bush camp created by Safari West Wildlife Preserve for lunch prepared by chef Janelle Weaver. The rugged hills are home to foxes, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, bald eagles, and the occasional black bear. Savor supper with the family and enjoy celebrated vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon including the 1969, 1975 and 2006.

Donn and Molly will share their most celebrated vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon including the 1969, 1975 and 2006. Two couples will retire for the evening at nearby Auberge du Soleil.

Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet will join you for an African adventure led by their friend Michael Lorentz. A native of South Africa, Lorentz was trained by the legendary tracker Jack Matabula. He will help you hear, see, touch and smell Africa in a way only a son of the Continent can.

Touchdown in Capetown for two nights at Cellars Hohenort: your home-base to explore Table Mountain, Cape Point and Robben Island. Then journey to the Cape Winelands and Le Quartier Francais for visits to wine farms including Vergelegen and Mulderbosch and a comparative tasting of the Cape’s Chenin Blanc that includes Chappellet’s Napa gem.

Your first bush experience is in Kruger National Park at Singita Sabi Sands. Ranked by Travel+Leisure as the #2 hotel in the world, this amazing two-lodge camp is surrounded by groves of trees and wildlife. Move on to Zambia and the Royal Chudu Lodge on the shores of the Zambezi to experience Victoria Falls from all angles. Venture into the Southern Luangwa to Chindeni Bushcamp, a sublime tented camp on the edge of a permanent lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow. Your final stay is at Mfuwe Lodge where game viewing is second to none.

With visions of Africa etched in your mind, your cellar will hold two 3L bottles of Chappellet 2010 Pritchard Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon etched with sketches of African game created by Lygia Chappellet and two 3L bottles of the 2001 vintage.

*Safari must take place between February 2013 and May of 2013. Napa Valley experience to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Does not include: international airfare, transportation within Africa, gratuities, visas or travel insurance.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
PRITCHARD HILL ESTATE
NAPA VALLEY
2 X 3L 2001
2 X 3L 2010