Dazzle Marlborough 2022 – Auction Information
All funds raised from these auctions will go directly to supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s life-changing programmes in Marlborough – working with over 50% of Marlborough’s children and young people. Thanks for your support!
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Live and Silent Auctions
Our live auctions will be auctioned live on the night of Dazzle Marlborough. If you wish to make a bid and are not going to be there on the night, then please either ask someone to bid on your behalf, or email us your highest offer.
You can also place an advance bid on any of our Silent Auction lots via email.
In both cases you can email your highest offer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email, make sure you include:
* the auction name
* your top bid value
* your full name
* your phone number
Email bid deadline is Saturday 10th September 2022 at 2.00pm.
Please note that if yours is the winning bid, you are legally obligated to complete your purchase. Payment is to be made no later than Friday 16th September 2022.
THE CLOUDY BAY SHACK EPICUREAN DINNER EXPERIENCE FOR 8
Live the ‘High Life’ like a VIP – few people get to experience what it’s like to be a Cloudy Bay VIP, and now’s your chance! Included is a private chef who will cook you an indulgent, gourmet dinner for eight guests. This wonderful food experience would not be complete without the generous support of Cloudy Bay wines to accompany your dining experience.
The fine print: The dining experience is to take place at The Shack, at Cloudy Bay in Marlborough on a mutually convenient date. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
Thank you so much to our amazing donors: Cloudy Bay
THE CRAFT SERIES – MARISCO VINEYARDS
Enjoy the premium artisan elegance of “The Craft Series” wines by Marisco. These are bespoke wines that are the winemakers’ absolute pride and glory. Lay your hands on a dozen bottles of these delectable wines. Perfect for the wine connoisseur – right through to anyone wanting a sure-to-please tipple to share with friends!
Thank you so much to Marisco Vineyards for your generous donation to Dazzle Marlborough.
The fine print: This auction is for 12 x 750ml bottles of “The Craft Series” wine selected for you by the Marisco winemakers. This will need to be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
THE “BEST OF MARLBOROUGH” CHRISTMAS HAMPERS x10
Christmas giving – sorted! The ultimate client or staff gift or an indulgent treat for your favourite foodie. These hampers are absolutely loaded with gourmet delights from around Marlborough, including:
Grateful thanks to all the donors listed above!
The fine print: 10 hampers containing the above ingredients will be delivered to the auction winner (within Marlborough only) in the week commencing 12th December 2022.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PARTY
An incredible Christmas party with none of the work to organise it!
This gem of an auction includes “The Old Barn” venue for a night (for up to 30 people), fully catered (thanks to 23 Grove Road sponsorship) and with entertainment on tap from DJ Bex. The wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be flowing courtesy of Borough Wine and Pak’N’Save Blenheim.
The fine print: This auction package includes catering for up to 30 guests. The Christmas Party must be held on 9th December 2022 due to venue and caterer availability. Some general venue T&Cs apply and can be supplied on request.
WINE, BEER + FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCE FOR 6 PEOPLE AT MARLBOROUGH’S NEWEST VENUE
The Collective Venue at Marlborough Vintners, in the heart of Rapaura Road, will encompass a cellar door representing both Marlborough producers and international wines, DNA Brewery and Tap Room, plus The Fancy Cow Restaurant.
Not open yet, winning this auction will have you as one of the first guests through its doors! Be educated and guided through this cutting-edge working winery and brewery by the brewers and winemakers. Along the way you’ll enjoy the beer and wines they produce – matched with food from the Fancy Cow Restaurant.
Thanks to Marlborough Vintners for this amazing opportunity!
The fine print: Booking will need to be for a mutually agreed date following the opening of the venue in November 2022. This auction is for a guided tasting experience for six people. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
YOUR OWN BARREL OF WILD GRACE PINOT NOIR
Here’s your chance to take away 22 cases of 2021 Wild Grace Pinot Noir! That’s a lot of Pinot! This wine has been produced with love, care and attention by the talented team at Constellation Brands for you to enjoy for up to 5-10 years… if you can make it last that long.
Thanks to Constellation Brands for this generous donation.
The fine print: The auction winner will secure a barrel of Wild Grace Pinot Noir 2021, bottled and labelled by Constellation and provided in the form of 22 cases of 12 x 750ml bottles.
The perfect excuse to get two friends together in this new and exciting adventure event for women! We’ve got one free team entry into the “Summer Challenge” for one lucky Dazzler this year.
Many of you may be familiar with the iconic “Spring Challenge”, well this has all the best bits of that, plus the 2023 Summer Challenge in Picton will replace rafting with kayaking and ‘coasteering’. Fun, teamwork, exploration and adventure…love it!
Enormous thanks to Jodie and the Summer Challenge team for donating this brilliant auction prize.
The fine print: This auction entitles the winner to one team entry into the Summer Challenge taking place from 24th-26th February 2023 in Picton. The winner can choose a 3, 6 or 9-hour challenge.
AMAZING AKAROA GETAWAY!
Slope away for a couple of days to amazing Akaroa! Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation (for up to 8 guests) at the luxurious La Maison De Verre in Akaroa! And you can get there, back and around in comfort with the use of a Blenheim Toyota vehicle for the weekend too!
You’ll be nestled in the heart of Akaroa (only 3-minutes drive from local cafes, restaurants, and bars) AND enjoy elevated views of the surrounding nature. Thanks so much to the Hughes Family for your support of Dazzle Marlborough.
Your time away will also be coupled with some other wonderful treats including Central Otago wine from Perseverance Wine – and a $300 dinner voucher for “The Little Bistro” in Akaroa (kindly donated by Montessori Blenheim).
The fine print: The auction includes 2 nights’ accommodation at La Maison De Verre in Akaroa, a $300 dinner voucher for “The Little Bistro” in Akaroa, and a vehicle courtesy of Blenheim Toyota. Some Perseverance Wine will be left at the property for your arrival. The booking is to be mutually agreed between the Hughes family, Blenheim Toyota, and the auction winners – and subject to availability. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
SCENIC HOTEL STAY + DRIVING PACKAGE
Lock in 2 nights’ accommodation at any Scenic (or Heartland) Hotel in the country! Couple this with the loan of a sporty new Toyota Yaris GR to power away for the weekend and you are good to go! (This winner of the NZ Car of the Year 2021 will have you in awe of its power and performance as you hit the road for your ‘great escape’!)
The fine print: This auction is for two nights’ accommodation for two guests at any Heartland or Scenic Hotel in New Zealand (excluding Te Waonui Forrest Retreat). Car usage is to be by mutual agreement on dates between the auction winner and Blenheim Toyota. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
YOUR TABLE EXPERIENCE
Your very own chef for the evening, to prepare a gourmet dinner for 10 in your own home – topped off with Forrest Wines to match the courses. Verdict = divine!
Thanks so much to our wonderful donors – Jacob at Your Table (for donating his cheffing wizardry to wow our lucky winners), Bayleys Marlborough (who are covering the cost of all the ingredients) and Forrest Wines (for the delectable wine to accompany it all)
The fine print: The dining experience is to take place in Marlborough on a mutually convenient date. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
GREATEST SHOWMAN BACKDROPS
Take home a slice of the Dazzle magic with a Greatest Showman backdrop! Measuring an impressive 3m x 4.5m these PVC banners really pack a punch when it comes to creating atmosphere.
6 banners up for grabs!
The fine print: 6 banners are available, and sold separately. The banner dimensions are 3m tall by 4.5m wide (landscape orientation) and made of printed PVC. The banners can be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
See Marlborough through a whole new lens…
Take a staycation in elegant luxury at 14th Lane Urban Hotel, Blenheim’s newest urban retreat. Start the day with a leisurely breakfast from your hosts – end it with a dinner for 2 at Frank’s Oyster Bar and Eatery – and what you do in between is up to you! Have fun being a tourist in your own town, or celebrate a special milestone with a loved one.
The fine print: This auction include 1 night’s accommodation – and breakfast – for 2 guests at 14th Lane Urban Hotel, Blenheim. A “Franks Eats experience” for 2 at Frank’s Oyster Bay and Eatery in Blenheim is also included.
Treat yourself, or someone special to some blissful pampering at the hands of Aria Beauty…
This auction includes a skin rejuvenation facial coupled with a full body massage. The lucky recipient will be floating on air afterwards!
Thanks Aria Beauty!
The fine print: This auction includes a full body massage and a skin rejuvenation facial at Aria Beauty in Blenheim. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
Newly released, this 2021 vintage is a wee beauty! The winemakers have done nothing short of capturing the best of Marlborough in a bottle.
In 2020 Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas described these “well made” wines using descriptors such as “ripe, fresh and pure” with an “attractive bouquet”. Now’s your chance to try the 2021 vintage. Plot spoiler – it’s every bit as good. Enjoy now or pop them away in your cellar to age (if you can be patient!)
Thanks to The Marlborist team for these fantastic wines to auction!
The fine print: This auction includes a Mixed 6-pack of The Marlborist 2021 wine including 2 x Grande Sauvignon (oak-fermented Sauvignon Blanc), 2 x Chardonnay and 2 x Pinot Noir. This will need to be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
MISTY COVE GETAWAY
Duck away to this picturesque vineyard for some decadent time out. Misty Cove will put two of you up for two nights’ accommodation – including breakfast, dinner, and a selection of Misty Cove wines!
With your very own swimming pool in the backyard, and wines in the chiller, you probably won’t want to leave!
Thanks to Misty Cove for donating this brilliant auction item!
The fine print: This package is for 2 people and includes 2 nights’ accommodation (at the Misty Cove Cellar Door accommodation), breakfast for both mornings, and dinner for 1 evening, along with a selection of Misty Cove Wines. The dates of stay are to be mutually agreed between Misty Cove and the auction winners – and subject to availability. The auction prize must be used within 6 months of the auction closing date.
This trailblazing brand focuses on sustainable and inclusive underwear, swimwear, period products and accessories. Consistently rated amongst the very best in the international market, their products have to be tried to be believed.
Thanks to AWWA for their generous support!
The fine print: This auction includes a $100 voucher to be redeemed on any AWWA product.
HERB & OLIVE DELUXE PICNIC
Enjoy a luxury picnic hamper for 8 people created for you by Herb & Olive. But wait, there’s more! Follow Herb & Olive’s directions to a secret picnic location, and you’ll find a winemaker there to take you through a tasting of wines perfectly matched to your hamper goodies.
Get some friends or family together for an extra-special picnic experience…
Thanks Herb & Olive!
The fine print: The date of the picnic is to be mutually agreed between Herb & Olive and the auction winners – and subject to availability. The picnic hamper is to be collected (on the date booked) from Herb & Olive in Blenheim. The auction prize must be used within 12 months of the auction closing date.
TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF?
Make time to take care of yourself with this fantastic package from the good folks at Wellness Station!
Using the principles of mat work Pilates, but using the extraordinary properties of the Reformer, these classes are a great way to get in shape. Class sizes are small ensuring your technique is on-point, while working in a group fitness scenario. They’ve even thrown in a special pair of Pilates socks for you!
Thanks Wellness Station!
The fine print: This auction includes 10 x Reformer Pilates sessions at the Wellness Station studio in Blenheim – and a pair of Pilates socks.
The Reformer Pilates sessions are valid until 31st March 2023.
MT COOK SKI PLANES AND HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE
Fly in a ski plane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki / Mt Cook. Enjoy a scenic adventure that includes a glacier snow landing on the Tasman Glacier. From take-off to landing you will enjoy spectacular views!
Tick this one off your bucket list now!
The fine print: This auction prize is delivered by Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters, is for 2 people and must be taken within 12 months of the auction closing date.
BRAND STRATEGY SESSION
Time to take your business to the next level?
Brand specialist Stephanie Fahey is here to help!
Stephanie is a respected brand and marketing strategist with over a decade of experience in developing and leading successful brand and marketing strategies for New Zealand corporates – and across the non-profit sector. Currently Head of Brand at Genesis Energy, Stephanie leads their brand marketing, sponsorship and social media.
Stephanie is offering a half day workshop covering the fundamentals of building a successful brand for long term growth, or focused on the refinement of an existing brand and marketing strategy. Thanks Stephanie!
The fine print: Those involved in the brand strategy session can not be a direct competitor of Genesis Energy within the energy sector. The workshop must be scheduled for a mutually agreed date, and within 12 months of the auction closing date.
This is a great “Vertical Tasting” pack for some lucky winner. Lay your hands on this 6-pack of “X” Syrah – with 2 bottles of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages.
Unfined. Unfiltered. Single Vineyard. Hand-harvested, Small Batch Fermented. Vegetarian-friendly. It’s also jolly delicious!
Kindly donated by Edge Viticulture.
The fine print: This auction consists of a mixed case 6 pack of “X” Syrah -with 2 x 750ml bottles of the 2016 vintage, 2 x 750ml of 2018 vintage and 2 x 750ml of the 2019 vintage. This case will need to be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
TIME FOR SOME DIY?
Get your next DIY project kickstarted with a voucher for Mitre 10! Or perhaps the world isn’t ready for your mad DIY skills – and you’d rather buy something ready-made to enjoy. Either way we have you covered.
Thanks to the team at Mitre 10 Blenheim for your support.
The fine print: This auction is for a $200 voucher from Mitre 10. The voucher can be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Blenheim within 2 weeks of the auction closing date.
CALLING ALL BBQ KINGS AND QUEENS!
Get your hands on a Char-Broil Grill2Go Portable Gas Grill just in time for BBQ season!
This sweet BBQ is the rugged, go-anywhere grill. It has a cast aluminium lid and firebox, and is designed for camping, tailgating and grilling on the go. Compact size and weight, with a latching lid. Also included is a custom carry case so you’re set to BBQ anywhere, anytime!
Thanks to Heating Marlborough and BBQ King for your generous donation!
The fine print: This auction prize consists of a Char-Broil Grill2Go® Portable Gas Grill and a custom carry case for Char-Broil TRUInfrared Grill2Go X200 Portable Gas Grill. The prize can be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Blenheim within 2 weeks of the auction closing date.
NZ RUGBY MERCH
Check out the fine selection of sportswear and NZ Rugby merch – an ideal family pack or some great gifts to stockpile for Christmas!
The fine print: The auction includes a selection of 6 items of sportswear, and New Zealand Rugby official merchandise from the 2021 season. The prize will need to be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
SYMPHONY OF SYRAH
These classy Kiwi Syrahs are a must-try for all red lovers and 100% dinner party-worthy – both now and into the future (if you have the willpower to cellar them).
Indulge in vertical tastings with this 6 pack of “X” Syrah, with 2 bottles each of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages.
These wines are designed to deliver up front and leave you wanting more!
Thanks to Edge Viticulture for your donation to Dazzle!
The fine print: This auction consists of a mixed case (6 pack) of “X” Syrah -with 2 x 750ml bottles of each of the 2016 , 2018 and 2019 vintages. This case will need to be collected from the Graeme Dingle Foundation office in Marlborough within two weeks of the auction closing date.
An enormous thanks to all these generous businesses and individuals who have helped make Dazzle Marlborough possible!