Cline Wine Auction Donation Reaps Huge Reward

SONOMA, CA, Sept. 10, 2015 - With an eye on supporting child literacy programs in Sonoma County, Cline Family Cellars successfully participated in the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction on September 6, 2015 that helped raise over $4.5 million for Fund the Future.

The winery's auction item - a stay at Villa Laura, the luxury villa in Cortona, Tuscany featured in the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" - was the evening's highest bid at $55,000. The Villa dates back to the 17th Century and has been lovingly restored by Cline Family Cellars owners Fred and Nancy Cline. The Villa hosts groups of travelers once a year all of whom enjoy a variety of local sights, sounds and the flavors of old Italy.

"Fred and I are enthusiastic supporters of this worthy cause, and we are pleased to be able to offer an item that received so much attention and enthusiasm," noted Nancy Cline. "We're sure the winners of the Villa Laura trip will be very pleased with their stay in this magical place."