The NSO's 2016 Black & White Gala Auction features four exclusive experience packages: 

I | WINE Package for Two             Value $2,500

In Niagara
A VIP tour of Inniskillin Winery followed by dinner on Jackson Triggs patio. Magical day ends under the stars at the JT amphitheatre.

To Okanagan
You and your guest experience the Okanagan Valley with samplings at: Sumac Ridge, See Ya Later Ranch and NK’MIP Cellars. Includes two nights’ accommodation at the 4.5-star Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort. Transportation to Pearson or Buffalo airport included.

From France
An exquisite bottle of Carruades de Lafite 2006, the second wine of Lafite Rothschild, an outstanding effort displaying a character similar to that of Lafite.

Donated by: Helen Burger, Coventry Transportation, Inniskillin,
Jackson Triggs, NK’MIP Cellars, See Ya Later Ranch, Spirit Ridge at
NK’MIP Resort Sumac Ridge


II | TRAVEL Package for Two        Value $5,000

‘Edge of the Earth’ - Fogo Island Inn

An island, off an island, off one of the four corners of the Earth. Two people enjoy this exclusive destination for two nights. Designed as a cultural and ecological hub, Fogo Island beckons you to experience fishery, art, architecture, design and food. During your stay, you will be treated to a half-day island orientation with a community host. Includes transportation to Pearson or Buffalo airport.

Donated by: Fogo Island Inn, Coventry Transportation


III | MUSIC                                    Value $3,500

In New York
This visit to New York City includes a tour of the Steinway Factory for four plus four tickets to a performance of the New York Philharmonic and backstage tour of Avery Fisher Hall; also, a behind the scenes look at Christie’s New York Auction House in Rockefeller Centre. Includes transportation to Pearson or Buffalo airport and two nights’ accommodation in a New York Hotel.

In Niagara
Two Niagara Symphony Orchestra Major Music Lover’s subscriptions to the 2016/2017 season.

Donated by: Christie’s, Coventry Transportation, New York
Philharmonic, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Steinway Piano Gallery
Canada, Steinway & Sons


IV | FOOD                                      Value $3,500

Tour d’ Cuisine at The Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College

You and your guests will experience the very best of The Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College to include:

• Dining Experience for 12 guests
• Four course tasting menu, created by the Junior Culinary Team Canada
• Courses will be organized in a progressive tour around the key areas of the Canadian Food & Wine Institute
• Niagara College Teaching Winery wines paired with each course
• Private Tour of the Niagara College Teaching Brewery/Winery
• An NSO Ensemble to provide music
• Arrive in style in a Lexus — yours for the weekend from Performance Auto Group.

Donated by: Niagara College/Canadian Food and Wine Institute,
Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Performance Auto Group


Brett Sherlock - Auctioneer 

Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Christie’s Canada, Brett Sherlock is an integral part of the international auction firm’s regional network of offices, which facilitate the ongoing cultivation of clients for Christie’s worldwide.