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Guide Dogs for the Blind cordially invites you to our 12th annual

Canine Heroes Auction

Comedienne and GDB Supporter Ms. Joan Rivers

Special Guest of Honor:
Comedienne and GDB Supporter Ms. Joan Rivers

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Raymond Vineyards
849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574 |

Raymond Vineyards

5:00pm to 11:00pm
(with a Pre-Party option that begins at 3:30pm)

  • 3:30 to 5:00 - Blending Workshop Pre-Party wine blending experience
    Create your personal Bordeaux-style red wine by blending from four Raymond Vineyards varietals. Once you perfect your personal blend (with the guidance of the Raymond Vineyards experts), it will be bottled and labeled for drinking that evening at your table. You can also purchase a case which will include nine bottles of your custom blend and three bottles of Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. (Admission limited to 16 people only.)
  • 5:00 to 7:00 Silent auction outside under the trees
  • 7:00 to 9:30 Dinner, program and live auction outside under the stars Featuring guest of honor Comedienne and GDB supporter Joan Rivers, and including a special paddle raise to benefit veterinary care for GDB’s 4,200 program dogs and puppies.
  • 9:30 to 10:30 Two after parties are available:
      Blending Workshop
    • Red Room After Party that includes an exclusive meet and greet with Joan Rivers. (Admission limited to 50 people only.)
    • Crystal Cellar After Party with champagne, chocolate, and fun groovin’ house music. (Open to all; included with the price of admission.)
Attire this year: “Vineyard Glamorous”! Most of the event will be held outdoors, so let your high heels have the night off. Sport coats and jeans for the men; elegant and comfortable for the ladies… and boas for all! Dress for Indian Summer weather - Napa Valley can cool down in the evening.


Pre-Party Wine Blending Experience $120 per person (only 16 spots available)

Red Room After Party Package - $2,200 (only 8 packages available). Includes:

  • Admission for two to the event
  • Entry for two to the meet and greet with Joan Rivers
  • A bottle of premium Raymond Vineyards wine during dinner
  • Premium seating close to stage
  • Crystal Cellar After Party

Premium Table Sponsorship - $5,000
  • Table for eight people
  • Entry for two to the Red Room After Party, which includes a meet and greet with Joan Rivers
  • Premium Raymond Vineyards wine at your table
  • Premium seating close to stage
  • Crystal Cellar After Party

Preferred Tables Sponsorship - $3,500
  • Table for eight people
  • Preferred seating close to stage
  • Crystal Cellar After Party

Individual Event Registration - $350.00 per person
  • Entry to the silent auction, dinner, program, and live auction
  • Crystal Cellar After Party


(This event will sell out quickly - be sure to register early!)

To register by phone, please call Pat Blachley: 415.499.4021 For further event information, please contact Mimi Cribbin;, 415.499.4101



Callan Associates

Crowe Horwath LLP

Grosvenor Capital Management


Harrah’s Reno & Lake Tahoe

Several Napa Valley hotels are offering special Guide Dog lodging rates. Contact one of our preferred hotels and be sure to mention “Guide Dogs” when making your reservation. Shuttle service to and from the event will be provided.

  • The Villagio Inn & Spa (6481 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599; located 8 miles from the event venue shuttle to be provided): $465/night + 14% tax. Two-night minimum; includes breakfast. Call (800) 351.1133 for reservations before July 15, 2014; only 12 rooms are available.
  • The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa (3425 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558; located 14 miles from the event venue shuttles will be provided): $359/night +14.065% tax; two- night minimum. Call (866) 263.1462 for reservations by August 15, 2014; only 15 rooms are available.
  • Holiday Inn Express (5001 Main Street, American Canyon, CA 94503; located 25 miles from the event venue shuttles will be provided); $139/night. Call (707) 552.8100 for reservations. No minimum stay, 28 rooms available.