Thank you to all who supported us by bidding in the 2016 Miracle Auction on August 27th, benefiting Asante Children’s Miracle Network!

2016 Live Auction Preview

Live Auction Lot #1000

Burning Love – Wine Barrel Fire Pit with OWE wines and Riedel wine glasses for 4

Bring your love of the vineyards to your very own yard! Lot1000Smokin’ Barrel Works takes authentic wine and whiskey barrels and converts them into smokeless Fire Pits, each one a unique, made-to-last creation guaranteed to impress your friends and family. The fire runs on propane that is easily concealed inside the barrel. You’ll be mesmerized by the sight of flames dancing across the top of the barrel as if it were liquid set ablaze. Take this home tonight and enjoy years of camaraderie and conversation around this beautiful fire pit. We’ll even help you out and provide special Oregon Wine Experience wine and a Riedel glass set for your first get-together.

Featured Wines:
Oregon Wine Experience 2014 DANCIN “Danseur” Syrah
Oregon Wine Experience 2013 Irvine Family Vineyards Viognier

Value: $1100

Generously Donated by Smokin’ Barrel Works

Live Auction Lot #1001

Up, Up and Away: Helicopter Wine Tour and romantic weekend in Portland at Embassy Suites

Lot1001Lot1001 (4)Run away with your loved one for a romantic two-night stay in a newly renovated King Suite at Embassy Suites. Enjoy champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon your arrival, $100 in dining at their Cascadia Restaurant, and a 2pm late checkout. A complimentary cooked to order breakfast is also included.  Romance and adventure continue as Precision Helicopters will whisk you away for a one-of-a-kind Tour deVine by Heli. You’ll enjoy light bites and Champagne and a scenic flight over the Willamette Valley to your first winery, where you’ll enjoy award winning wines and service.
Revel in the awe-inspiring scenery enroute to the next winery, where you’ll have a delightful new encounter and a delicious lunch. Each tour covers your choice of one American Viticultural Area (AVA) within the Willamette Valley.  Tour takes around 4 hours and includes all food and tastings. Helicopter is the best way to enjoy the Willamette Valley!

Value: $2,500

Generously donated by the Harmon Family, Embassy Suites, and Precision Helicopters

Live Auction Lot #1002

2007 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 100 Point wine by Wine Advocate

Lot1002Founded in 1984 in the western hills of Oakville, Napa Valley, Harlan Estate is one of the fabled “Cult Cabs” that came of age in the 1990s. Along with such Cult Cabs as Screaming Eagle, Abreu, Araujo and Colgin, Harlan helped set the bar for extremely rich, complex and hard-to-acquire California Cabs. Perfectly stored and generously donated from the private collection of Dave Mills, the 2007 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is considered one of the world’s great wines.  A very rare and exciting opportunity to own and taste this 100 point wine.  100% of proceeds benefit Asante cancer programs in memory of Greg Mills.

100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:  “The prodigious 2007 Harlan Estate is dense plum/purple-colored with sweet aromas of barbecue smoke, blueberries, blackberries, cassis, licorice, hot rocks and subtle oak. It is a splendidly opulent, pure wine with a skyscraper-like texture as well as stunningly deep fruit that expands gracefully across the palate. The finish lasts nearly a full minute. Because of its overwhelming richness and sweet tannins, this brilliant wine seems to be approachable now, but I suspect further nuances and complexity will emerge after 4-5 years in the bottle. This wine will still be going strong at age 25-30. Like the offerings from its sister estate, Bond, these Harlan Estate offerings are uncompromisingly brilliant examples of Napa viticulture and winemaking at its finest.” – December, 2010

Value: $1,200

Generously donated by Dave Mills

Live Auction Lot #1003

Wildlife Safari exclusive elephant care experience – Something you will never forget!Lot1003

You and three guests will enjoy Wildlife Safari’s 600 acre drive through park filled with some of the rarest species on earth. After your safari trip, you will join Safari trainers for a private visit in the elephant’s home where you’ll learn all about their care, feed them, and even have a chance to wash them or give them foot care. There’s nothing quite as cool as giving an elephant a bath! This is a truly unique offer that few people will have the chance to experience – bid generously!

Value: $1,500

Generously Donated by Wildlife Safari

Live Auction Lot #1004

Instant Wine Cellar – stocked with rare & valuable wines

Lot1004If you are a serious wine connoisseur or a new wine collector, this item features a selection of outstanding and rare wines for your cellar.  This stunning lot features hard to find wines from prestigious award winning wineries, plus some unique and special bonuses. The NewAir 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler will be filled with 18 bottles and features a dual zone cooler that allows both whites and reds to be stored at the perfect temperature.

The majority of these outstanding wines are from the private collection of Dave Mills with 100% of proceeds directed to cancer programs in honor of Greg Mills.

Featured wines:

(2) 2007 Schmidt Family Vineyards Soulea
(2) 2007 Schmidt Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
(2) 2005 Abacela Winery Tempranillo
(2) 2005 Abacela Winery Syrah
(2) 2006 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir
(2) 2006 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard Tempranillo
(1) 2013 Schramsberg Blanc De Blanc
(1) 2012 Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs
(1) 2014 Oregon Wine Experience DANCIN Vineyards “Danseur” Syrah
(1) 2010 Joseph Phelps Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
(2) 2007 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

Value: $1,800

Generously Donated by Dave Mills, Lynn Hennion, and Schramsberg

Live Auction Lot #1005

Dock to Dock with the Docs: Asante Wine Float for 8 Guests – an unforgettable journey

Lot1005Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with your very own Asante docs! Dr. Brian Gross, Dr. Tom Glatte, Dr. Rick Schafer, and Dr. Dave Martin will each take two guests (a total of eight) in their personal rafts for a half day trip down the gorgeous Rogue River. Sit back and appreciate beautiful scenic views as you sip wine, munch, and have a chance to hear from the experts. This trip will take place on a mutually agreed upon date in Fall 2016. Gear, wine, and food will be provided. 

Value: Priceless

Generously Donated by Dr. Brian Gross, Dr. Tom Glatte, Dr. Rick Schafer and Dr. Dave Martin

Live Auction Lot #1006

750 Grafted Vines from Knights Grapevines – choice of varietals

Lot1006Eckhard Kaesekamp, owner of Knights Grapevine Nursery has over 25 years of hands on experience, perfecting methods, and refining techniques for a seamless and efficient approach to plant production. His philosophy combines time-tested traditional vine growing techniques and the best of modern approaches to achieve the goal of a healthy, strong, virus free plant for your future.  Prestigious wineries frequent this nursery, with clientele including Herby Quady of Quady North.

Eckhard is pleased to offer (750) Grafted vines to the winning bidder, with the choice on variety, rootstock, and bud wood to be determined following the auction. Thank you for supporting children’s health in our region!

Note: Delivery fee is 15 cents per plant to be covered by the bearer of this certificate.

Knights Grapevine Nursery 23308 Gifford Road Knights Landing, CA 95645

Value: $2625

Generously Donated by Knights Grapevine Nursery

Live Auction Lot #1007

“DANCIN at the Vinyards”: Special wine dinner for 8 with Asante’s President and CEO

Lot1007Roy and Dina Vinyard will host a very special dinner for eight at their beautiful East Medford home.  Southern Oregon’s premier winery proprietor, Dan Marca and renowned chef, Tim Keller of DANCIN Vineyards, will tickle, entertain and excite your senses through a spectacular and over the top 7 course gastronomic feast.  Each course will be masterfully paired with select wines from the DANCIN reserve library and the foods will be exceptionally creative and world class.  This magical dinner will be on a mutually agreed upon date in the Spring of 2017.   Don’t miss this opportunity to go DANCIN at the Vinyard’s!

Value: Priceless

Generously Donated by Roy and Dina Vinyard

Live Auction Lot #1008

Wildlife Safari exclusive carnivore feed – A one-of-a-kind experience

Lot1008You and three guests will enjoy Wildlife Safari’s 600 acre drive through park filled with some of the rarest species on earth. After your hour and a half safari trip, you will assist Safari trainers as they prepare the carnivores’ dinners and help feed some of the most powerful, most endangered and most fascinating animals on the planet! The carnivores you choose to see depends on you – you and your guests will choose two from the list of lions, tigers, cheetahs or bears. A truly unique opportunity to take part in the care and conservation of these majestic animals – bid generously!

Value: $2,500

Generously Donated by Wildlife Safari

Live Auction Lot #1009
Raft the Rogue: 3-Day Guided Trip for 2 with ROW Adventures

The Rogue River is one of the most famous rivers in the American West, and for good reason. Led by experienced ROW Adventures river guides, this 3-day rafting trip takes place on the most scenic section of the Rogue River wilderness. Lot1009 (3)The Rogue accommodates any experience level, whether beginner or intermediate, so anyone can enjoy the whitewater excitement. Famous rapids like Rainie Falls and Blossom Bar make the adrenaline-fueled trip absolutely unforgettable. You’ll raft through warm, splashy rapids and flow through the most remote and scenic canyons of the Rogue River, where the surrounding forest is brimming with wildlife. Each night you’ll stay at a remote riverside lodge where you can enjoy your own room and the quiet, natural beauty around you. Food and lodging for the entire trip is provided by ROW Adventures. This is an unforgettable experience for any outdoor lover, don’t miss it!

Value: $2,500

Generously Donated by ROW Adventures

Live Auction Lot #1010

Gift wagon for Pediatric Department– Making a difference for young patients 

Lot1010 (2)This Radio Flyer wagon is filled with toys for the little ones who are being treated in the pediatric unit at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.  Spending time in the hospital can be very difficult and these toys serve as a distraction from pain, help relieve fear and anxiety, and most importantly, Lot1010 (3)give our kids positive memories during their stay. The excitement on a child’s face when they receive a toy is infectious and it always makes their experience a little brighter.

Tonight’s winning bidder will have the opportunity to decorate this wagon with their name and a personal message before it’s delivered to the Pediatric Department. Bid generously and be the one to make a sweet patient’s day!

Value: Priceless

Generously Donated by Walmart

Live Auction Lot #1011

Peerless, Peter and the Scarecrow –Dinner for 6 with 100 Point Wine

Follow Dr. Peter Adesman on a journey down the Yellow Brick Road with stops at the fabulous Peerless Restaurant for an unforgettable evening of food, wine, and fun.  Lot1011Lot1011 (2)Peter will be bringing wines from his extensive collection to accompany a gorgeous meal by Peerless Executive Chef David Taub and Chef de Cuisine Harlan Brooks.  The star of the night will be the 2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon – a stellar 100 Point Wine by Wine Advocate that was generously donated from the private collection of Dave Mills with 100% of proceeds directed to cancer programs in memory of Greg Mills.  A rare journey for you and your guests to savor a 100 Point wine.  Oz not included and ruby slippers are optional!

This evening will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date in the spring of 2017.

2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA – 100 Points, Wine Advocate

“Scarecrow’s inky/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a prodigious effort. It possesses extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. It’s perfect balance suggests it can be drunk now or continue to evolve over 30-35 years.”

Value: Priceless (Wines valued at over $1,500)

Generously Donated by Dave Mills, Peter Adesman, & Peerless Restaurant

Live Auction Lot #1012

MAK 1 Star General Grill

Lot1012Attention meatheads: Bigger and bLot1012etter than ever, MAK Grills easily makes the list of best pellet smokers. has included the MAK 1 Star in their 10 Best Value Smokers list every year since 2013. Grill, barbeque, smoke, bake, even roast with this grill – you can do it all. With an increased amount of cooking surface and easy cleaning features this grill is an outstanding value in its class. Attachable legs mean it can be used free standing or as a built-in and a slide-in upper grate system makes it possible to quickly add more cooking surface. Heat retention is top notch and you’ll love how easy it is to change pellet varieties with the pellet hopper dump chute. To top it all off, the 1 Star comes with a Pellet Boss digital controller giving you that set-it-forget-it convenience! MAK Grills are made to last for decades of cooking pleasure. Your bid will be well worth it!

Value: $1,800

Generously donated by MAK Grills

Live Auction Lot #1013

1976 Petrus Pomerol, Bordeaux, France – One Bottle Available

Opening bid = $500

Lot1013Perfectly stored and generously donated from the private collection of Dave Mills, the 1976 Petrus Pomerol is a red Bordeaux blend and considered one of the world’s great wines.  The Petrus originates in Pomerol in Libournais, Bordeaux, France.  A very cool and rare opportunity to own and taste this wine.  100% of proceeds benefits Asante cancer programs in memory of Greg Mills.

Tasting Notes:

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 1976 Petrus has been fully mature since it was released. The wine has always possessed intense aromas of over-ripe tomatoes, roasted vegetables, and red and black fruits touched by sweet toasty oak.”

Value $1,600

Generously Donated by Dave Mills

Live Auction Lot #1014

Hellgate Cellars and Chef James Daw: Intimate Home Dinner for 10 – Friends, Fun, Wine, and Chef Daw’s cuisine – amazing!

Lot1014Prepare for a special evening as you and your nine guests are joined by award winning Hellgate Cellars and Chef James Daw for an intimate dinner in the comfort of your very own home. Relax and enjoy the personal attention of Chef Daw as he serves a delectable, specially prepared meal. Hellgate Cellars will creatively accent each step of this luxurious experience with the perfect wine to solidify the elegance of the evening.

Chef James Daw has spent years in the Rogue Valley mastering his culinary art. His mouth-watering dishes are prepared so that each and every ingredient is tasted and appreciated. His heart-warming, fresh cuisine is only further enhanced by the clean, crisp wine of Hellgate Cellars for truly memorable experience.

Value $2,000

Generously Donated by Hellgate Cellars

Live Auction Lot #1015
The Ultimate Winter Excursion – All-day Snow Cat Ride with Jackson County Search and Rescue



Take a ride in a snowcat for one of the most unique excursions in the region.Rescue efforts to find three lost mountain climbers are based at Timberline and Cooper Spur/ Cloud Cap on Mt. Hood. Hood River Crag rat Bernie Wells (CQ) drives a sno-cat with food and supplies up to Cloud Cap for rescue teams as they come down off Mt. Hood after looking for the three lost climbers. Lot1015You and one other guest will accompany Sergeant Shawn Richards, of Jackson County Search & Rescue, for an all day winter snowcat ride. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Division is a specialized unit comprised of dedicated and highly trained individuals. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the backcountry, while spending time with some of Jackson County’s finest. Bring along your snow shoes or cross country skis if you’d like! Lunch will be included on this excursion and the date will fall on a mutually agreed upon day in the winter of 2016/17.

Value: Priceless
Generously Donated by Jackson County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue and Sergeant Shawn Richards