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LIBRARY WINES & VIRTUAL TASTING WITH BREWER-CLIFTON FOUNDER + FUTURE VIP VISIT TO SANTA BARBARA WINERY - PACKAGE 1 OF 4

  • Closing Bid: 55,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: Jun 04, 02:00 PM EST
Auction End: Jun 30, 03:03 PM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 3191699
Location Virtual
Unique Bidders: 8
Number of Bids: 11 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 10,000 miles
Category: Food & Wine
LIBRARY WINES & VIRTUAL TASTING WITH BREWER-CLIFTON FOUNDER + FUTURE VIP VISIT TO SANTA BARBARA WINERY - PACKAGE 1 OF 4
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This Virtual Wine Tasting Kit & Experience with Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton (valued at $600) includes:

  • Access for one (1) household to enjoy an exclusive virtual wine tasting experience led by Founder and Winemaker Greg Brewer*
    • This is an intimate Zoom Video Conference for SkyMiles Experiences, and will only include up to ten (10) total SkyMiles members and their households
    • The actual date of this experience will be scheduled after the auction ends and will be determined once all Delta members have received their wine shipment
  • One (1) future reservation for two (2) guests to attend a VIP winery visit at Brewer-Clifton in Santa Barbara County, CA valid through December 2022
  • One (1) package of six (6) bottles of wine from Brewer-Clifton to be used during the virtual wine tasting experience*. All wines are from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County. This collection of wines showcases new releases, highly acclaimed recent vintages, and library wines from Greg Brewer's cellar:
    • 2012 3D Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Library Selection
      • 95 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2015
      • 93 points, James Laube, Wine Spectator, November 2014
    • 2015 Acin Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Library Selection
      • 95 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2018
      • 92 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Sept 2017
    • 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
      • 90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Aug 2018
      • 90 points, William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, April 2018
    • 2016 Machado Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
      • 96 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Oct 2019
      • 93 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Sept 2018
    • 2018 Hapgood Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
      • 92 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, June 2020
    • 2018 3D Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
      • 94 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, June 2020

 *Please note state shipping restrictions listed here. Winning bidder must confirm ability to receive this shipment prior to bidding.

Delta SkyMiles members have the exclusive opportunity to receive a package of six (6) wines from Brewer-Clifton winery in Santa Barbara County and interactively taste through the wines with Greg Brewer during an intimate virtual tasting. Join in from the comfort of your home and enjoy this exclusive opportunity to get to know the wines of Santa Barbara, including two library selections from Greg's cellar.

Greg Brewer has dedicated his entire winemaking career to an 8 mile stretch of land called Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara wine country. Greg started his career as a French instructor at UC Santa Barbara before being trained in wine production at Santa Barbara Winery in 1991. He created his eponymous label, Brewer-Clifton with original partner Steve Clifton in 1996, making the 2016 vintage wines in this package his 20th vintage. The entirety of his career had been rooted in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation which he helped to map, define and establish in 1997.  

Greg Brewer's primary focus in the winery is the pursuit of refinement. He is engaged in every aspect of his work from vineyards to market (traveling 36+ weeks per year), and every level of the process is given equal attention. To him, a mindful approach where strategic and efficient actions are taken to incorporate the needs of the entire ecosystem is essential. This pursuit creates a confident and calming environment, yielding a space where everyone and everything is appreciated. The goal is the synchronicity of the system. The result is wine that is honest and driven, expressive of the place and the team who collectively stewards them. 

For more information on Brewer-Clifton, click here.

Get to know Greg Brewer in a mini-documentary, click here.

*This SkyMiles Experience requires that the winning bidder has satisfactory internet connection and a suitable device (phone, laptop, tablet) that supports Zoom Video Conferencing program via their internet browser or downloaded app on their selected device with the ability to stream audio and video in order to participate. The winning bidder and their guests will only be permitted to participate in this SkyMiles experience on one (1) device per package. The winning bidder is permitted to gift this experience and the same terms of one (1) device permitted per household will still apply. This virtual SkyMiles experience will be shared with up to ten (10) total Delta SkyMiles winners and their households and is not a private wine tasting experience. The virtual wine tasting experience with Greg Brewer will last approximately 45 minutes in total, does not allow transfer of dates once the final date is determined after the auction ends. The conversation and questions between guests and Greg Brewer will be moderated and guests will be muted during certain aspects of the virtual experience.

Attending video conference guests need to confirm they have all digital necessary components to participate in this experience, including installing Zoom or an alternative video streaming program as directed by Delta, prior to the experience. The exact date of the experience will be scheduled after the auction ends and is dependent on when all participants receive their wine shipment. The date and time of the virtual experience will be at the discretion of Greg Brewer. After the auction ends, a Delta representative will schedule a time and date leading up to the virtual SkyMiles experience to perform a "test" run and confirm the winning bidder and guests are successfully able to log into the video conference and become familiar with the program. Delta is not responsible for any Zoom Video Conference program connections or internet disruptions during the virtual experience and it is highly recommended that participating guests have a basic understanding of using a smartphone, tablet, computer or any other technological devices. The winning bidder agrees that all technology components required for this experience are at the sole responsibility of the winning bidder and in the event the participating guests experience any outages or disruptions, no refunds will be made and a request for a new date will not be accommodated. All representations as to the software, compatibility, and source files are expressly disclaimed. Delta is not responsible for injury or damage to bidder, recipient, or any other person's computer or mobile devices related to or resulting from participating in auction or the package. 

Bidder does not obtain any rights to Brewer-Clifton likeness or publicity rights and agrees not to sell, license, publish, stream or publicly distribute the wine tasting to media sources, blogs, or other public channels. The winning bidder and members of household participating in the virtual experience will be permitted to take photos and videos of their experience and post to social media.

This experience is not valid to persons under the age of 21. By bidding on this experience, you swear and affirm that you are over the age of 21. By bidding on this experience, you are acknowledging that the person receiving a shipment of alcoholic beverages is over the age of 21. You also agree that any alcohol received from Brewer-Clifton is intended for personal consumption and not for resale. If you do not agree with these conditions of use please do not bid on this experience. If you intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent your age in order to provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21, Winery will prosecute you fully to the extent allowable by law.  Age verification is required upon delivery. Wine cannot be delivered to visibly intoxicated persons or those who are unable to provide age verification. In such circumstances, your order may be held at the shipping company's local depot or shipped back to the Winery.

By bidding on or winning this experience, the purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in a fashion compliant with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine. The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered and once again authorizes that he/she is 21 years of age. Please note shipping restrictions listed here and confirm that you are able to receive this shipment prior to bidding. One case is 12 x 750 mL bottles. Please note the following states do not allow any shipment of alcohol: Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Delaware, Rhode Island, Indiana, and Louisiana. Please note that if the winning bidder resides in any of these states, they will not be receiving the shipment of wine.

If you receive your wine and it has been damaged during shipment, please contact your Delta representative within 3 days of receiving the shipment. Include a description of the damages and include pictures if possible. This information is extremely helpful to Brewer-Clifton in making sure that the products are packaged and shipped properly. Brewer-Clifton will arrange for the damaged products to be replaced.

The Brewer-Clifton onsite VIP winery visit will be valid through December 2022 and is for two (2) attending guests. Attending guests must be 21+ to enjoy this VIP winery visit. The winning bidder will be able to request future available dates after the auction closes with the vineyard who will confirm date availability. The cost of any supplemental travel related to getting to the vineyard or accommodations are not included in this package and are at the sole responsibility of the winning bidder. In the slim chance the selected reservation date must be canceled or compromised due to an unforeseen vineyard buyout for a special event, the winning bidder will be notified in advance and will be provided with alternate dates to choose from. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder.

Excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol may have personal, social or health consequences and is at the sole responsibility of the winning bidder.

Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Subject to all rules, policies, terms and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement. All bids for SkyMiles Experiences packages are final and no mileage refunds will be made.