The Samaritan House is proud to announce an exciting assortment of prizes for this year’s Live Auction at the Main Event:

Napa Wine Auction Prize

This package features a unique, personalized tour for 6 – 10 guests at three of Napa Valley’s most coveted wine destinations, along with a gourmet Dean & Deluca lunch in the vineyard.

Your day commences with a party limo whisking you away to your Napa destinations. The first winery is Yao Family Wines, Yao Ming’s winery, in St. Helena, where you will be treated to your choice of either a Reserve Tasting or the Wine & Chocolate Pairing. The Reserve Tasting features three of Yao Family’s highly acclaimed wines, paired with cheese and charcuterie, while the Wine & Chocolate Pairing features all four wines, each paired with a custom-crafted Kollar Chocolate.

The day continues on Howell Mountain at Bremer Family Vineyards, where you’ll enjoy a cave tour followed by a private, sit-down tasting. All wines in the Bremer portfolio have been aged in barrel and in bottle for two years each, ensuring a tasting of the most fully-developed, drinkable wines. Lunch is provided by Dean & Deluca, to be enjoyed among the vines at Bremer Family Vineyards.

Your day continues at Knights Bridge Tasting Room in Calistoga, Featuring wines from vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa, your guided tasting will introduce you to both current releases and library wines.

MY China Auction

Located under the dome in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, M.Y. China is Master Chef Martin Yan’s own upscale Chinese Restaurant.  Eight lucky guests will See. Taste. Discover. creative cocktails, fine wines and authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of San Francisco. You will be astonished as Executive Chef Tony Wu pulls giant balls of dough into thousands of thin noodles and marvel as Master Chef Martin Yan, himself, carves a chicken in 18 seconds.  He will create unforgettable ten course meal and an experience just for you.  Gratuity and tax is included. Also includes a signed copy of Master Chef Yan’s cookbook.

Giants Sharks Warriors Auction

Four lucky fans get to hang out with Bob Fitzgerald and Rod Brooks on KNBR 680 “The Sports Leader” during the highest rated afternoon talk show in the Bay Area!  Experience the excitement behind the scenes and talk on air with Fitz and Brooks about the Giants, Warriors and 49ers.  Enjoy a catered lunch on a mutually agreed upon date.

This package also includes:

  • Four Premium Giants Game (Four Lower Box Seats and Pre-Game Tour)
  • Two Tickets to a Golden State Warrior’s Game (Regular season only. Excludes Play-Off games, Opening Day, Cleveland or Oklahoma City games)
  • Two Tickets to a San Jose Sharks Game (2017-2018 pre or regular season. Sideline Club seats with program)

Steak Wine Chocolate Auction

Be a guest of your own dinner party!  Indulge in an evening of culinary delights, a harmonious pairing of fine wines and gourmet chocolate as your personal chefs, Barbara and Mike Shenson and friends prepare an exclusive dinner for up to 12 guests in comfort of the beautiful San Carlos home of Jay and Joyce Strauss. The team will create a culinary masterpiece centered on the best prime grade meats you have ever tasted!  Board Member and Sommelier, Jay Strauss, will pour perfectly paired wines from this gourmet group’s extensive wine collection.  Jeff Sosnick, aka “The Candy Man”, will treat you to a Sweet Ending Candy Bar to conclude your perfect dinner.  The highest bidder will enjoy this exclusive and unforgettable dining experience.

Playa Viva (2)

Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico between the sparkling waters of the pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains.  Just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport, the destination resort sits on miles of Playa Viva’s pristine beach and 200 acres of their private reserve.  Your five-nights are spent in an ocean view Deluxe Suite with a spacious, naturally ventilated studio offering a luxurious private bath, and sleeping arrangements for four.  Meals, nonalcoholic beverages, ground transportation between the airport and hotel and daily yoga classes are included.  The chef at Playa Viva will prepare and serve Mexican meals with international flair using locally sourced ingredients. Become immersed in nature, volunteer in the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, have a massage, or relax on the beach.  Horseback riding, deep sea fishing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and hiking are also available.  Two round trip Alaska Airline tickets included.

Jackie Speier Auction Prize

This VIP private tour for four begins with a behind-the-scenes walk through the Halls of Congress, one of our nation’s most beautiful buildings.  You will see Statuary Hall, special conference rooms, and exhibits and then travel down secret hallways only accessible to members.  Enjoy a luncheon with Congresswoman Jackie Speier.  This is a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Hamilton Musical Prize

Your evening adventure begins with a chauffeur arriving at your home, transporting you and a guest to an upscale restaurant of your choice for a scrumptious dinner.  Afterwards, you will be driven to an evening production of Hamilton, a musical depicting the life of Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In 2016, Hamilton received 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After the production your chauffeur returning you to home sweet home. Includes a copy of Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter and a copy of the SHN members-only souvenir theater program.

Samaritan House Auction Bruno Mars
Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician, BRUNO MARS will be on his headline, “The 24K Magic World Tour” at SAP Center!

This package includes:

  • A private penthouse suite for you and 9 of your closest friends, family or colleagues
  • Fully furnished suite with HD televisions, closet and telephone
  • Premium catered with food, wine, beer and drinks
  • Dedicated concierge staff and suite service attendants
  • VIP parking passes

We have a wonderful assortment of prizes for the Main Event’s Silent Auction:

SeesSee’s Candies Tour This winning bidder will join 7 of their family or friends for a special, private tour of See’s candies candy-making kitchen, located in South San Francisco (no children under the age of 10, please). This is a tour very few people are allowed to take, and See’s will enjoy being your tour guides.


Tasting at Williamson Winery Icon is an enduring symbol representing a wine of great value. A step up from the Legacy tasting, this is a private, seated tasting where you and your friends will enjoy a range of Williamson’s Legacy and Icon wines, selected by the winemaker themself, and each paired perfectly with appetizer-size food plates by the chef. Your tasting session is led by one of the hospitality staff and the winemaker and chef will stop by to chat and answer questions.


Tasting at Martin Ray Winery Four guests will explore behind-the-scenes at Martin Ray Winery on a personalized, guided tour with one of the winery’s hospitality hosts. Following the tour, they will be seated in a private tasting on the Twin Fir Patio, surrounded by lush gardens, and enjoy the “Appellation” tasting, a comparative side-by-side of the Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by a Library Wine. included in the tasting will be a local cheese and charcuterie platter provided by Odd Couple Catering.


Private Louisiana-Style Dinner Join us for an elegant and sumptuous dinner featuring Lionel’s cosmopolitan cocktails, Sophie’s homemade crab cakes right off the stove, Special seafood gumbo, dessert and fine wines. Oh, did we mention great and lively discussions? Dinner for 8.


VIP Oakland A’s Experience You won’t miss a pitch because you’ll be sitting right behind home plate! Four lucky fans will enjoy a day at the ballpark. Watch the Oakland A’s swing for the fences and defeat the Seattle Mariners! VIP parking pass included.


VIP San Francisco Giants Experience

Franklin Templeton Investments present an epic afternoon at the Giants’ game with use of the company’s

Luxury Suite at AT&T Park.  With both indoor and outdoor seating this ideal location looking down on third base is truly an amazing experience! Play ball!

This luxury package includes:

  • SIXTEEN (16) tickets to the game
  • FOUR (4) Guest Passes, which allows access to the suite for guests who have already purchased regular stadium tickets

• FOUR (4) parking passes for Lot A