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Dream Big Darling Goes Virtual with Annual Auction Starting on Nov. 6 

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Proceeds to Fund Nonprofit Mentorship Program for Women in Wine & Spirits Industry

Paso Robles, CAIn a year like no other, Dream Big Darling is still reaching for the stars with its third annual Dream Big Auction, which is set to go virtual for the first time on November 6-8, 2020.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Dream Big Darling—a Paso Robles-based nonprofit whose mission is to foster the success of women in the wine and spirits industry through mentorship, education, life enhancement and professional retreats.

“Our investment in the next generation is still happening in big ways, and our annual auction is a pivotal part of that,” said Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, founder of Dream Big Darling. “You can be assured that there is a direct line between your participation in our auction and the act of making a difference.” 

Indeed, auction proceeds help underwrite a variety of ongoing events and mentorship initiatives, including scholarships to the annual Dream Big Darling Leadership Retreat.

Amazing Lots

The 2020 Dream Big Auction begins at 8 a.m. on November 6 and ends at 8 p.m. on November 8. The auction may be accessed at https://dreambigdarling.org/2020-virtual-auction.

This year’s auction is loaded with a variety of compelling lots, from unique wine country vacation getaways to epicurean bonanzas. Highlights include:

  • Barbecue Bonanza: (1) Blue Pro Series Traeger 22 Pellet Grill, (15) grass-fed 10 oz Hearst Ranch Ribeyes, (4) Talley Farms produce boxes and (1) copy of Our California Table. 
  • Dream Escape: (2) night stay at the luxuriously historic La Lomita Ranch in Edna Valley and (6) magnums of rare SLO Coast wines.
  • Ultimate ATV: (1) Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i state-of-the-art offroad vehicle.
     
  • Winery Experiences & Getaways: A variety of different lots spanning collectible wines, private tastings, curated pairings, golf and overnights at wineries including DAOU Family Estates, J. Lohr Vineyards, Wente Vineyards and Ancient Peaks Winery.

The entire auction lot catalog can be viewed at: https://e.givesmart.com/events/iKF/i/ 

“Just two weeks ago, our annual Dream Big Darling Leadership retreat—which was made possible by last year’s auction—provided an amazing inspirational experience for 36 women who needed a hand-up in advancing their careers,” Wittstrom-Higgins said. “Our hope is to make it even bigger and better going forward, and a successful 2020 auction will go a long way toward meeting that goal.”

She added, “I hope you will join us, spread the word about our auction and become part of the Dream Big movement, because in many ways we are just getting started.”

About Dream Big Darling

Our mission is to engage, inspire and mentor the next generation of leaders in the wine and spirits industry. Visit DreamBigDarling.org.

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