Silent Auction Items


Custom Colonial History of Nelson County Tour from The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen on Wednesday, September 18

$75 per person (plus lunch); 14 spaces available

Join biologist and amateur historian Doug Coleman for a one-day (9:00 am-4:00 pm) tour of Nelson County’s Colonial History. After pick up (from the Mountain and in the Valley), start in Scottsville (Nelson County’s original county seat in 1744) then travel “up country” following the James River by its’ colonial name of “The Fluvanna”. Stop for a view of the original Scottsville courthouse site when Nelson was part of Big Albemarle County. Following site visits and stops will include Howardsville, named for early settler, Allen Howard, and the Dr. William Cabell site at Warminster, which was perhaps Nelson’s earliest European settlement. Continuing up river, pass by the site of one of the five Monacan Indian towns in Virginia at Wingina and Soldier’s Joy, the extant home of colonial congressman, Sam Cabell. Cabell reportedly slept on the House floor in the Election of 1800 so he could vote for Jefferson’s presidency in the runoff election with Aaron Burr. Next, stop for lunch (available for purchase) in Lovingston, then tour historic Oak Ridge Estate to learn about the Cabell family legacy and the remarkable success story of Thomas Fortune Ryan, a native Nelson County child who became a highly successful businessman and contemporary of JP Morgan. Suggested reference books: Scottsville on The James, Virginia Moore; The Cabells and Their Kin, Alexander Brown; Google search Thomas Fortune Ryan.


Guest Conduct during the 2020 Wintergreen Music Festival!

Suggested Bid: $750

Ever wonder what it’s like to lead musicians from center stage? You could win the chance to become a guest conductor during the Wintergreen Music Festival next summer! Complete with a personal conducting lesson from Artistic Director Erin Freeman. Repertoire and date to be announced.


“The Best Seats in the House”

Suggested Bid: $900

Two large, cushioned wicker chairs could be yours for the duration of the 2020 Wintergreen Music Festival! What could be better than comfy seats waiting for you for any concert you like? It’s the best way to experience the music from “the best seats in the house”!


A Private, “In Home” Concert

Suggested Bid: $1,500

Can you imagine having a private performance by Wintergreen Festival Artists right in your own home? A chamber ensemble could perform in your very home during the 2020 Wintergreen Music Festival. Artistic Director Erin Freeman will arrange for a small chamber group to perform for you; dates to be coordinated.


Private Party at Bold Rock Hard Cider

Suggested Bid: $500

The perfect way to celebrate with friends! Includes tab of up to $250 for you and your closest companions at the beautiful Bold Rock Hard Cider location in Nellysford. Dates to be mutually agreed upon with Bold Rock staff.


Private Tasting at Valley Road Vineyards with Wintergreen Festival Artists

Suggested Bid: $500

You could win the opportunity to enjoy a private tasting at Valley Road Vineyards alongside talented musicians of the Wintergreen Music Festival. This private tasting consists of 11 wines and a 'sparkling toast'. Tasting to take place before August 4th for up to 10 people, including musicians.


Holland America Cruise for 2; up to 7 days to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, or Canada/New England

Suggested Bid: $2,500

Any Holland America posted cruise for two people up to 7 days including cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England.

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Star Clippers: Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia

Cabins Starting From: $2,020

Rates starting from $2,020 per person double cabin up to $2,710 per person double cabin. Call Linda Hobson (540.456.6812 or 434.260.4737 or for additional information on amenities and upgrades. Onboard credit of $100 per person included. Must be booked by August 31, 2019.

Sailing date: 8/22/2020 departing from Venice