2023 Live Auction

Sumptuous wines, breathtaking artwork, and once-in-a-lifetime trips — the 2023 Wine & Food Festival live and silent auction items must be seen to be believed! Be sure to review Auction Rules Without Reserve.

All proceeds from the auction will go directly to funding scholarships for MSUB students, ensuring that they have access to the education they need to succeed. By bidding on these one-of-a-kind items, you can help make a difference in the lives of students and invest in the future of our community.

Live Auction Items

Master of Ceremonies and Commentator: Ben Ripley

Auctioneer: Merton Musser, Musser Brothers Auctioneers

  1. Heads or Tails

MSU Billings will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2027 – play Heads or Tails and help us build the Wine & Food Festival 100th Anniversary Endowment – our goal is $100,000 for the 100th anniversary!

Stand up, have a great time and a chance to win 2 cases of Ridge Montebello Cabernet Sauvignon!

  1. “Aspens & Poppies” by Kira Fercho

Donated by Kira Fercho, MSUB Class of ’01 & ’12

Kira Fercho is a talented artist and MSU Billings alumna. This is the 25th original creation Kira has donated to MSUB Wine & Food Festival. Her painting, “Aspens & Poppies,” is a masterpiece that captures the breathtaking beauty of nature. With its custom size canvas and thick, juicy texture, this painting was created solely with oil paint and is a quintessential example of Kira’s unique style and skill.

  1. Penfold’s St Henri Shiraz

Sponsored by Jim and Lin Roscoe

Wine & Spirits asks, “What happens when you take your top fruit and age it in large, old oak vats instead of new oak barrels?” Jeb Dunnuck answers that “[you get] a medium to full bodied, layered, concentrated Shiraz that’s impeccably balanced.” Both Wine & Spirits and Dunnuck rate it 94, as do James Suckling, and Wine Enthusiast.

4 Blue and Orange Mania!

Two Denver Broncos game tickets along with two nights’ accommodation at the Crawford Hotel.

Donated by Greg & Eileen McDonald/McDonald Land Development

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

Experience the excitement of NFL football like never before with two high up fifty-yard line premium aisle seats to a Denver Broncos game at Empower Field at Mile High, generously donated by Greg and Eileen McDonald. Cheer on the Broncos in person and witness the passion and intensity of the crowd as the team takes the field. After the game, retreat to the comfort of your luxury room at The Crawford Hotel, where you can relive the game-winning moments and celebrate the thrilling experience.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to become part of the Denver football tradition and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the game and the comfort of a luxurious two-night stay in downtown Denver. Pack your bags and experience Denver and the Broncos in style this season!

Dates: Lucky bidder can choose from a variety of regular season home games – mutually agreed upon with donor.

Transportation not included.

5 To Kalon Vineyard Highest Beauty, Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, USA


3 x 750ml

Sponsored by Doug Kirby and 24th Street State Liquor Store

The Highest Beauty is crafted from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced entirely from the legendary To Kalon vineyard. Only 550 cases were made. The reviews are stratospheric: 98 from James Suckling and 97 from the Wine Spectator, who says it is “outright gorgeous” and also “highly recommended.”

6 Private Chef Dinner for 10

Donated by MSU Billings Chancellor Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.

Experience dinner and wine pairing for 10 with MSU Billings Dining Executive Chef Phillip Bond. Chef Phillip has always had a passion for food and cooking. From an early age, he enjoyed making things from scratch and spent a great deal of time in the kitchen with his grandmother learning to make authentic Mexican food.  During this amazing dinner party for 10, you will relish fine foods paired with delicious wines. Host in your home or a location of you choosing. Bid on your chance to be the host of this incredible wine dinner.

7 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Rhone, France


3 liter – Double Magnum

Sponsored by Holiday Station Stores

Beaucastel’s terroir, at the northern end of the Rhone Valley, is encapsulated by this wine; Beaucastel is the only producer of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that regularly uses all of the allowed grapes in the appellation. Rated 96 by both Wine Spectator and Jeb Dunnuck. Wine Spectator calls this wine “gorgeous, with a remarkably pure display of cassis, cherry puree and plum reduction flavors.”

8 Champagne Garden Party

Intimate Garden Setting with Cuisine & Champagne for 10

6 x 750ml: Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, Champagne, France

Donated by Cliff & Susan Edward and Josh Seltvedt / Hearth + Smoke: A Wandering Kitchen

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Are you dreaming of hosting a garden party but don’t have a garden of your own? Look no further! This exclusive lot offers the lucky bidder the opportunity to host a “Champagne Garden Party” in the beautiful backyard of Cliff and Susan Edwards.

Nestled under the rims, you and your guests will enjoy an intimate ambiance while sipping Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne. This French Champagne is known for its fine bubbles and crisp palate. It boasts a fresh aroma of green apple, citrus, and mineral notes, with a clean and refreshing finish. And of course, you’ll savor delicious cuisine prepared by Chef Josh Seltvedt, owner of Hearth + Smoke: A Wandering Kitchen. With Josh’s culinary expertise, guests will be treated to a true feast for the palate. Bid on this one-of-a-kind “Champagne Garden Party” experience and create unforgettable memories with your friends and loved ones.

Date: To be mutually agreed upon between lucky bidder and owners. July through September of 2023.

9 Inglenook Blancaneaux, White

Rutherford, USA


12 x 750ml

Sponsored by John & Cynthia Crist

The Inglenook Blancaneaux is a truly elegant wine with magnificent aromatic complexity. Wine Spectator calls it “crisp and expressive…” and
rates it 90. James Suckling says, “it’s medium to full bodied with tangy acidity…” and rates at 92.

10 “Nature in Europe” by Karen Johnson

Original framed oil on wood

24” x 36”

Donated by Karen Johnson

Experience the natural beauty of the Tyrol region through the artistry of Billings artist Karen Lynette Johnson. Inspired by Ed Burks’ photograph, Karen’s painting captures the majesty of the Alps and the picturesque valleys that dot the landscape. Located in the heart of the Alps, the Tyrol region is bordered by the state of Bavaria to the north and the states of Carinthia and Salzburg to the east.

Karen’s painting transports you to this breathtaking landscape, where you can feel the warmth of the sun and hear the sound of the spring snow melting. Her meticulous attention to detail captures the essence of the Tyrol region, making it a true masterpiece. Don’t miss your chance to own a unique and stunning piece of art that will bring the beauty of the Alps into your home.

11 J. Lohr Cuvée Series, Cuvée Pau, Cuvée St. E, Cuvée Pom

Paso Robles, USA


18 x 750ml – 6 bottles of each

Sponsored by Krista & Brent Montague

The cuvées are J Lohr’s homage to Bordeaux. Pau refers to Paulliac, St. E refers to St. Emilion, and Pom to Pomerol. As with their French counterparts, Pau is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) while St. E is Cabernet Franc dominated (63%) and Pom is a Merlot (84%) based blend. All are extremely well rated; Wine Enthusiast, for example, rates them 93, 94, and 91, respectively.

12 Magical Orcas Island

Five-day condominium stay

Accommodations for up to four people

Donated by Sue and Eakle Barfield

Dream away on beautiful Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, selected as one of the top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013 and the fourth-best island in the world. Enjoy five glorious days in a luxurious two-bedroom condominium, just 50 yards from the beach. Orcas Island is a combination of lush forest, pristine valleys, placid lakes and stunning mountains, all wrapped around a beautiful fjord. Spend your time whale watching, sailing, kayaking, or golfing. 

Dates: Available September 15 to June 15

Transportation not included

13 Ovid Napa Valley, Red Wine

Napa Valley, USA


3 x 750 ml

Sponsored by 360 Office Solutions 

Ovid Napa Valley has attained cult status for the winemaker’s subtle Cab-centric blends that change from year to year. This highly rated wine has been described as “rich, ample and seductive” by Jeb Dunnuck, who rate it 95.

14 “Gymnopédie No. 1, Variation 3.” by Ben Stringer

Original oil, gallery wrapped canvas  

36” x 36”

Donated by Ben Stringer

Billings artist Ben Stringer creates an atmospheric scene along the Yellowstone River in this iconic piece. Ben’s inspiration comes from nature as he paints in the plein-air style. Natural panoramas that are a tonic for the soul inspire Ben’s work.

15 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Barossa Valley, Australia


6 x 750ml

Sponsored by Reno Club

James Suckling says this wine has, “…[an] almost never ending finish.” He rates it 97 and says, “This is a long-term wine. Try from 2025 on and for two decades after that.” Decanter says its drinking window is 2020–2040. They rate it 96. Wine Advocate rates it 95+ and says it is “full bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth…” They also say, “One for the long-haul!”

A worthy cellar addition.

16 Cognac Diamond Earrings

Donated by Greenleaf’s  Jewelry

Beautiful diamond and white gold earrings. These beautiful and versatile earrings can go from day to night. 14k white gold, hinged hoop style earrings, set with ten round-cut cognac-colored diamonds, SI-1 clarity totaling approximately 0.50 carat, and sixty round-cut diamonds, SI-2 clarity, G-H color, totaling approximately 0.25 carat, all prong-set. These earrings are sure to catch the eye and capture the heart of anyone who admires their beauty.

17 Ulysses Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, USA


6 x 750ml

Sponsored by MorningStar Senior Living

Ulysses is a rare new release from Dominus owner Christian Moueix. Jeb Dunnuck writes, “Just about pure perfection and the finest wine I’ve tasted from this address” and rates it 99. James Suckling rates it 98 and had it at 45 in his list of the top 100 wines in the United States. Ulysses is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small blend of Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot.

18 Edgervich Cabin Getaway

Donated by Lenette Kosovich, former MSUB Foundation Board Director and MSUB alumna, and Keith Edgerton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, History, MSU Billings.

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Enjoy three relaxing nights at a 4-season cabin located 17 minutes from Missoula. Very scenic, with a babbling stream just yards from the front door. Great hiking trails nearby. Well-appointed and cozy. Two bedrooms with queen beds and a loft with two twins over full bunkbeds. One bathroom with shower.

Includes a getaway basket with chocolates, gourmet snacks, and three bottles of Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a high-quality red wine with rich and complex flavors. It is crafted from the finest grapes in the Rutherford AVA, displaying notes of black cherry, cassis, and vanilla with a long, satisfying finish.

Dates: Lucky Bidder can choose from a variety of dates to be mutually agreed upon with owner. Griz/Cat Football dates not available, other blackout dates may apply.

19 Schrader Cellars Double Diamond Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, USA

2017, 2018, 2019

18 x 750ml – 6 bottles of each

Sponsored by Yellowjacket Athletics

The double diamond Oakville Cabernet is a 100% varietal wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown, one of Napa Valley’s premier winemakers. It is a showcase of the Oakville appellation, sourced from several top vineyards, including 70% To Kalon. The vintages in this lot are each rated at 94 or 95. Wine Spectator rated the 2019 as their number one wine of 2022. WINE SPECTATOR WINE OF THE YEAR

20 “Ethereal Flowers” by John Armstrong

Oil painting in vintage frame

25” x 29”

Donated by Q’s Art & Framing – John Armstrong, MSUB Alumnus

This stunning oil painting embodies the fleeting beauty of nature. The artist has expertly blended bold brushstrokes and delicate touches to create a mesmerizing floral masterpiece, radiating elegance and serenity. The harmonious colors flow together on the canvas, evoking a sense of pure joy. Each brushstroke appears to breathe life into the painting, as if the ethereal flowers had just bloomed into an otherworldly realm.

21 NASCAR in Las Vegas

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Enjoy a NASCAR Getaway for two with two nights’ accommodation at Treasure Island Las Vegas, NASCAR Cup Race tickets on October 15th for two, and includes roundtrip airport shuttles. Centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip, Treasure Island TI Hotel invites guests to relax by the outdoor tropical pool and visit all ten restaurants, eight bars and lounges, plus 95,000 sq. ft. of live casino gaming. The hotel is connected by pedestrian bridges to Fashion Show shopping mall and Grand Canal Shoppes as well as a tram to The Mirage and short walking distance to the Venetian/Palazzo.

Dates: October 14-16, 2023

Airfare not included

22 Winemaster Lot – Bookwalter Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Columbia Valley, USA
  • 2016 Chapter 9
  • 2018 Chapter 10
  • 2020 Chapter 11
  • 2018 Volume Eight
  • 2019 Volume Nine
  • 2020 Volume Ten
  • 6 x 750ml – 1 bottle of each in wooden box

The fruit for the Chapter cuvée is sourced from a special block at the Conner-Lee vineyard, where the vines are severely pruned to yield “one bottle per vine” in the Bordeaux fashion. The Volume cuvée is similarly sourced from the Sagemore Dionysus vineyard. Both cuvées are crafted to represent Cabernet at its most gorgeous and prestigious expression. Both series of wines have been hailed by critics as being some of the great Cabs of Washington state. Wine Spectator, Suckling, and Bargreen have all awarded 94 points to one or another of these wines. These are Bookwalter’s legacy wines, and it is unlikely that a vertical such as this one will be found any place or any time again.

23 “Respect the Chief” by Parker Ford

Original acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas

16” x 20”

Donated by Parker Ford

This stunning painting by Parker Ford depicts a Native American Chief, with his powerful features and headdress. The bold and vibrant colors used by the artist, including fiery red, earthy yellow and browns, create a dynamic and visually striking composition, evoking the spirit and resilience of the Native American people. This painting is sure to be a prized addition to any art collection, celebrating the beauty and cultural richness of American Indian heritage.

24 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley – Oakville, USA


6 x 1.5 liter – Magnum

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Sourced from vineyards across the Napa Valley, the Silver Oak Napa Cabernet harnesses this legendary wine region. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 78.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.3% Petit Verdot and 0.3% Malbec. Wine.com rated the 2016 a 94 and notes, “The 2016 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon comes to the fore with plenty of persistence and oomph.” This wine will cellar beautifully for years to come.

25 Savor the Buffalo Block Experience

Donated by Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse at the Rex

Enjoy a fabulous evening for four with a private multi-course tasting at Buffalo Block Steakhouse. Hand-selected wine pairings will complete each course offering. Sit back and enjoy a night downtown for you and three guests, and soak in the ambiance that Buffalo Block has to offer.

Date to be mutually agreed upon. Weekends excluded.

26 Summer in New Orleans 

Donated by Travel Café

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Indulge in a luxurious weekend getaway for two to the vibrant city of New Orleans! You will be staying at the renowned Windsor Court Hotel, known for its tailored elegance and exceptional service. This hotel is situated in the heart of the city, within walking distance to the historic French Quarter, where you can explore the city’s rich culture and history.

The Windsor Court offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere, just far enough from Bourbon Street’s liveliness but close enough to experience the charm of the city. The discreet location of the hotel offers a unique and peaceful escape, perfect for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The hotel’s spacious accommodations create an ideal home away from home for travelers, with luxurious amenities and exquisite decor. This weekend getaway is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of New Orleans.

Package includes a room at the Windsor Court Hotel and round-trip flights from Billings to New Orleans.

Dates: August 25-27, 2023. Successful bidder may change dates outside of the provided window for an additional cost. Restrictions apply. 

27 “Moonlight Dancer” by Neil Jussila

28” x 37”

Donated by Neil Jussila

Neil Jussila is MSUB Professor Emeritus, Art, and a Vietnam veteran who received a combat infantryman badge. As one of the top expressionist artists in the region, Jussila’s “Moonlight Dancer” is characterized by bold, sweeping brushstrokes and intense use of white, blue, and grey. Jussila’s work projects emotional depth and intensity. A must have for any Montana art collector.

28 Winemaster Lot – Bogle Family Vineyards Limited Edition Petite Sirah Port

Clarksburg, USA


12 x 375ml – Demie

This limited release port, autographed by Jody Bogle, unfolds with lush layers of boysenberry jam and black raspberries. Aged 31 months in neutral American oak barrels, this dessert wine needs no accompaniment. And because port ages well, it can be enjoyed for the next 20 years.

29 “All I Wanna Do” Is See Sheryl Crow in Woodinville

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Two platinum reserved-seating tickets for the Chateau Ste Michelle Summer Concert Series featuring Sheryl Crow on Thursday July 20, 2023. You’ll enjoy two nights’ accommodations at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington. Turn any corner at Willows Lodge, and you’ll discover yet another gorgeous view, peaceful courtyard, or garden abundant with color and fragrance. Lush grounds feature native plants, flowers and trees that offer a strong sense of place along the Sammamish River. Your stay includes sommelier-selected wine upon arrival and $200 dining credit at the Barking Frog, Fireside Lounge, or room service.

Dates: July 19-21, 2023

Travel not included

30 Moutard Pere et Fils Grande Cuvée Brut, Champagne, NV

Champagne, France

9 liter – Salmanazar

Sponsored by Wine & Food Festival Past Chairs: Amy Gibler Brown, Ben Ripley, Billie J. Ruff, Cara Schaer, Cheryl Terry, Dona L. Hagen, Donna Sweeney, Evelyn Noennig, Joan McCoy, Joseph Howell, Ph.D., Kay Berry, Norma Cleveland Boyd, Patricia A. Petersen, Randy Holbrook, Sharon Weatherwax-Ripley, Sheila D. Christopherson, Stacey L. Suydam, Stella Fong, Susan M. Walton, Susan Schwidde

The Salmanazar name comes from an Assyrian conqueror, 8th century BC, and is now associated with a rare and unique 9-liter bottle, perfect for marking special celebratory occasions. This particular bottle is a Moutard Blanc de Noirs Cuvée and is the only 9-liter Moutard available in the US. It’s considered the pillar of Moutard’s production, thanks to its blend of several of the best vintages. Wine experts Falstaff give it a rating of 91, while Vinous describes it as a “very good wine.” It’s an excellent choice for a wedding, memorable Christmas, or New Year celebration.

31 “Chief of the Sun Lodge” by Kevin Red Star

17½” x 19½”

Donated by Kevin Red Star

Kevin Red Star is a prominent Native American artist from the Crow Nation in Montana. This portrait of a chief, depicted in Red Star’s signature style, combines traditional Native American art with contemporary techniques.

Bright, bold colors in this work feature vibrant hues that catch the eye and intricate patterns that reflect the rich artistic heritage of the Crow Nation.

The lucky bidder will own a prized piece of art from Red Star, a highly respected Native American artist, known for his emotional depth and cultural significance. 

32 Inglenook Rubicon – Red      

Napa Valley, USA


6 x 750ml

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Rubicon is Inglenook’s premier red wine. It was begun in 1978, and it restored the estate’s legacy of making world-class wines. The 2018 Rubicon is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. James Suckling calls it “subtle and complex,” and rates it 97. Jeb Dunnuck says it is “beautifully balanced, has gorgeous tannins, …and outstanding length on the finish,” and rates it 95.

33 Reel in the Beauty: Bighorn River Fishing Adventure

Accommodations for two at the Bighorn River Lodge for three nights, guided fly fishing for two for two days, and all meals

Donated by Bighorn River Lodge

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

Experience the enchanting allure of the Bighorn River, renowned as the premier blue-ribbon trout fishery in the U.S. This clear, cool tail-water teems with 5,000-6,000 rainbow and brown trout per mile, with the average catch measuring an impressive 14” to 20”!

Join your fishing partner for a three-night stay at the exclusive Bighorn River Lodge, the only lodge situated directly on the upper Bighorn River. With rustic elegance and hospitality that reflects Big Sky Country, the lodge offers a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Each day, you’ll embark with one of the Lodge’s seasoned guides for an unforgettable day on the river. All meals are included.

Immerse yourself in the natural wonder and angler’s paradise of the Bighorn River, where you’ll create cherished memories of reeling in rainbow and brown trout. This is a once-in-a-lifetime fly-fishing adventure, where the Bighorn River will cast its enchanting spell on you.

Transportation not included

34 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Rhone, France


2 cases: 6 x 750ml

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Beaucastel’s terroir, at the northern end of the Rhone Valley, is encapsulated by this wine; Beaucastel is the only producer of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that regularly uses all of the allowed grapes in the appellation. Rated 96 by both Wine Spectator and Jeb Dunnuck. Wine Spectator calls this wine “Gorgeous, with a remarkably pure display of casiss, cherry puree and plum reduction flavors.”

35 Eat, Drink and Be Merry with the Rogue Chefs!

Donated by Executive Chef and Owner Carl Kurokawa of Juliano’s Restaurant and Chef David Maplethorpe

Get ready to be amazed! Two of Billings’ most renowned chefs will team up to showcase their creative culinary skills and delight eight fortunate guests. Your dining experience will take place at Juliano’s Restaurant, where Chef David and Chef Carl will collaborate on a magnificent multi-course dinner, complemented by exceptional wine pairings. This is an extraordinary opportunity to savor an expertly crafted culinary adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Don’t miss this fantastic evening of indulgence, enjoyment, and merriment!

36 Winemaster Lot – Bogle Family Vineyards 50th Anniversary Petite Sirah

Clarksburg, USA

3 liter – Double Magnum

Handpicked from the Bogle estate Quick Ranch on Merritt Island, the grapes for this wine were selected for their quality and concentration. Dark, tightly formed clusters created intense flavors and set themselves apart for this special commemorative wine. The wine was placed in French and American k barrels where it aged for over 24 months.  This wine is only available in Bogle’s tasting room and through its wine club.

37 Sun Valley Wine Auction & Festival

Donated by Sun Valley Wine Auction

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

This is a rare opportunity to experience the Sun Valley Wine Auction in Idaho’s Wood River Valley. You will enjoy several days of excellent wines, outstanding food, and top-notch hospitality in the beautiful setting of the Smoky Mountain Range. You will receive two PREMIER CRU PATRON tickets to the 2023 Sun Valley Wine Auction. This annual event is a celebration of wine that benefits arts and education, hosted by the Sun Valley Museum of Art. You’ll have the chance to sample some of the world’s best wines while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Wood River Valley.

But that’s not all – you’ll also attend one of your top three Winemaker Dinners on either June 27 or 28. This exclusive event allows you to dine with some of the most talented winemakers in the world, who will share their expertise and insights with you.

On Thursday, June 29, you’ll attend the Magnum Pig Roast and Paddle Up & Live Auction. This fun-filled evening features a delicious pig roast, live auction, and paddle raise – all while surrounded by breathtaking views of the valley.

And on Friday, June 30, you’ll experience the River Ranch Wine Walk, where you can take a leisurely stroll through picturesque vineyards and sample some of the finest wines of the region.

This incredible package also includes a four-night hotel stay at the luxurious Knob Hill in Sun Valley, ensuring that you have the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on this rare opportunity to indulge in your love for wine – get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Dates: June 27-30, 2023

38 Winemaster Lot – Bookwalter Winery Mixed Reserve Lot

  • Columbia Valley, USA
  • 2019 3rd Edition White Blend
  • 2019 Volume Ten Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2020 Chapter 11 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6 x 750ml – 2 bottles of each in wooden box

Volume Ten and Chapter 11 are Bookwalter’s uber red reserve wines. Both are Cabernet Sauvignon (at least 90%) driven Bordeaux style blends with extremely limited production. Generally fewer than 600 6-bottle cases are produced in a given year. 3rd edition is John Bookwalter’s homage to Bordeaux white wine. The 2019 blend was 63% Semillon, 17% Muscadelle, and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are Bookwalter’s legacy reserve wines, which are comparable not only to the best wines of Washington state, but also the best of Bordeaux.

39 Indulge In Veronika’s Pastry and Champagne

Donated by Veronika’s Pastry Shop

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni

Indulge in a year-long journey of culinary delight with Veronika’s Pastry Shop and Champagne.

Veronika Gerasimova is a celebrated nominee for the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker. Her expertise lies in crafting exquisite French, Eastern European, and Russian pastries that are unrivaled in taste and quality. Located on Billings’ historic Montana Avenue, Veronika’s Pastry Shop is a haven for pastry enthusiasts seeking the ultimate indulgence.

The lucky bidder will be treated to four of Veronika’s delectable pastries every month, as well as 12 x 750ml bottles of Champagne Collet N/V, the oldest cooperative in Champagne dating back to 1921. Collet’s NV Brut has a lean, crisp style that perfectly complements Veronika’s pastries and is ideally suited to drinking with food.

Each pastry is a testament to Veronika’s exceptional skill and passion, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the palate. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the best of European pastries and champagne. Indulge in a year of sumptuous treats!

Dates: June 2023 to May 2024

40 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barossa Valley, Australia


6 x 750ml

Sponsored by Iron Oil

Both Jeb Dunnuck and Wine Advocate rate this flagship Cabernet Sauvignon at 98. Wine Advocate says, “It’s full-bodied and rich, with a velvety mouthfeel, great intensity and super length.” Both say it will drink well for 20 to 30 years, as does James Suckling, who rates it 96. As with most New World Cabernets, this one is approachable now, but it will rest happily in your cellar for 25 years or so.

41 Jazz Dinner for Ten

Donated by MSU Billings Music Department and MSUB Dining

Experience a culinary and musical extravaganza with Executive Chef, MSU Billings Dining, Phillip Bond, and the MSUB music department faculty jazz trio Dr. Mark Fenderson, Dr. Scott Jeppesen, and department chair John Roberts.

The lucky bidder and nine guests will enjoy a private chef dinner at a location of their choice, with a curated menu crafted by Chef Phillip Bond, who draws inspiration from his rich family Mexican heritage to create unique culinary experiences.

While savoring the delicious food, you and your guests will also be entertained by the MSUB music department faculty jazz trio, who are not only instructors but also prominent members of Billings’ music scene. The trio’s multi-instrumental players will showcase their talents on trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, and bass, creating a captivating and dynamic atmosphere.

The lucky bidder will have the opportunity to consult with the trio, ensuring that the music is tailored to their preferences and perfectly complements the culinary experience. This soiree of talent promises to be an extraordinary experience for your senses, leaving you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Date to be mutually agreed upon. 

42 Lots for Scholarships

Donated by YOU!

This year, we are once again asking for your support in providing scholarships to MSU Billings students. Your generous bidding on our lots for scholarships can make college more affordable and increase access to education.

Scholarships also have a long-term impact on students’ lives by reducing their debt and allowing them to start their post-college life with less financial strain. Additionally, scholarships can lead to improved academic performance and greater career opportunities for students.

Your donation can make a tremendous impact on our students’ lives and pave the way for a brighter future for individuals and society as a whole. Thank you for your generosity and support, and raise those bid cards with pride. YOU are making a difference!

43 Rombauer 2021 Proprietor Chardonnay        

Carneros, USA

2 cases: 6 x 750ml

Sponsored by Kelly & William Schrock

This luscious wine is sourced from vineyards in the Carneros region, which produces a layered and powerful Chardonnay. The proprietor selection is blended by selecting the best barrels from the finest lots and has been lauded by Wine Enthusiast as “quietly rich” and rated a 93.

44 Delectable Cuisine and Classical Music

Includes a fabulous dinner and Masterworks Subscription for two

Donated by The Marble Table – Jason & Jennifer Marble and The Billings Symphony

Treat yourself to an unforgettable dinner for two at The Marble Table, where the owners Jason and Jen Marble will make you feel like family. Delight your taste buds with delectable scratch-made cuisine prepared by Executive/Pastry Chef Jason using only the finest ingredients. Nestled on Montana Avenue, this charming restaurant offers an intimate and cozy setting, perfect for a romantic night out. Recently recognized as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant at the prestigious James Beard Awards in 2020, The Marble Table is sure to impress. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Weekends excluded.

Experience the magic of the Billings Symphony, which has been enchanting audiences with its classical music performances for over 73 years. Immerse yourself in the intricate harmonies, melodies, and rhythms of the orchestra alongside other classical music enthusiasts. The successful bidder will receive a Masterworks Subscription for two, with seating in Tier 3 for the 2023-2024 season. This subscription includes all Classic Series concerts, excluding The Nutcracker, for a total of 7 concerts. Allow yourself and your guest to be swept away by the emotional power of the symphony’s sweeping crescendos and delicate diminuendos.

45 Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri Superiore DOCG

Tuscany, Italy


6 x 750ml

Sponsored by Patricia Petersen

This incredible super Tuscan is the flagship wine of their Bolgheri Estate, Tenuta Guado Al Tasso. The 2017 vintage is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. James Suckling scored this 97 points and calls it “A big, very rich red with powerful fruit and tannins, yet always polished and beautiful. Intense vanilla to the underlying ripe currants and blackberries.”

46 Skol!  Minnesota Vikings Adventure

Two Minnesota Vikings game tickets along with two nights’ accommodations at Canopy

Donated by Roger and Darla Huebner

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

Experience the excitement of Minnesota football like never before with two premium tickets to a regular season home game at U.S. Bank Stadium, generously donated by Roger and Darla Huebner.

You’ll also enjoy a luxurious two-night stay at Canopy in downtown Minneapolis. Just steps away from U.S. Bank Stadium, this hotel offers gorgeous guest rooms where you can relax and recharge during your stay.

Score this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the excitement of Minnesota Vikings football. You’ll experience the best of Minneapolis and cheer on the Vikings – SKOL!!!!

Dates: Lucky bidder can choose from a variety of regular season home games – mutually agreed upon with donor

Transportation not included

47 Board of Directors Lot

Sponsored by MSUB Foundation & Alumni Board
of Directors: 
Don Roberts, DMD, Dave Warne, Joanne Sheridan, Tom Potter, Kay Berry, Alan Bryan, Brittany Cremer, Buddy Windy Boy, David Wazenried, Jani McCall, Karen Moses, Krikor Jansezian, PhD., Merry Lee Olson, William Henry, Krista Montague, Stefani Hicswa, PhD., AJ Otjen, PhD., Anne Cole

  • 18 x 750ml – 2 bottles of each
  • 2018 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2019 Alpha Omega Napa Valley Proprietary Red
  • 2015 Alpha Omega Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2021 Rombauer Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2020 Groth Vineyards & Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin, Cote de Nuits, France Gevrey-Chambertin
  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin, Cote de Nuits, France Pommard
  • 2017 Patz & Hall Winery Sonoma Chenoweth Ranch Valley Pinot Noir
  • N/V Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque – Champagne, France Brut

48 What’s Cooking

Donated by Zest Kitchen + Cookware, Seconde Fresh Pasta, Joseph Howell, Ph.D., and Bill & Amy Brown

Private cooking class for six with wine pairings for each course in the lucky bidder’s home

This cooking class experience is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their culinary skills, learn from Chef Lisa, and enjoy a delicious meal in the company of friends. Expert wine pairings for each course will add to the culinary experience. Enjoy a twist on home cooking while having fun, learning, and savoring delicious foods and wines.

Class to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date and time.

49 Inglenook Edizione Pennino Zinfandel           


12 x 750ml

Sponsored by Goodrich & Reely

Francis Ford Coppola is the owner of Inglenook. Edizione Panino pays tribute to Coppola’s maternal grandfather Francisco Pennino, who immigrated to the United States as a young man and founded a music publishing company, known as “Edizione Pennino.” Edizione is Italian for edition. The 2019 vintage is 95% Zinfandel, 4% Primitivo, and 1% Petite Syrah. The 2019 has yet to be reviewed, but James Suckling gave 2018 92 points.

50 Napa Valley Private Winery Tour and Tastings for Two

Donated by Albertsons and Treasury Wine Estates

Indulge in the ultimate Napa Valley wine experience with a private tour and tastings at three of the region’s most acclaimed wineries. Your journey begins at Beringer Winery, California’s oldest continually operating winery, founded in 1876. Next, visit Etude Winery, founded by Tony Soter in 1970, and be swept away by its breathtaking views and extraordinary wines. Finally, explore the historic Beaulieu Vineyards, founded in 1900 by George De Latour and renowned for its iconic wines crafted by legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.

During your three-night stay, you and your guest will enjoy lunch at one of the wineries and exclusive discounts on retail and wine purchases at each property. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Napa Valley and savor the exquisite flavors of its wines. With this rare opportunity, you’ll be able to relax and unwind while indulging in the finest wines the region has to offer. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Accommodations for two for three nights
Roundtrip air travel to Sacramento
Dates: Travel by April of 2024*
*Excludes “Bottle Rock Weekend” in Napa

51 Tanzanite and Diamonds

Donated by Chris and Paige Montague

Stunning Tanzanite (1.09 total weight), Diamond (.12 total weight), and 14 Karate White Gold Post Earrings.  A true masterpiece of fine jewelry design. These earrings feature exquisite round-cut tanzanite in a deep blue-violet hue, set in lustrous 14k white gold. These earrings are a perfect combination of classic and contemporary design, making them an ideal choice for any occasion, from weddings to black-tie events. A timeless investment that will be treasured for years to come. Whether as a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, these earrings are sure to bring joy and sophistication to any jewelry collection.

52 “American Tragedy” by Parker Ford

Original acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas

Finished piece measures 16” x 20”

Donated by Parker Ford

With its rustic charm and rugged beauty, this original painting on canvas has an earthy, natural background that complements the colors of the steer skull. The skull itself is depicted in intricate detail, with its distinctive horns and rough, weathered texture adding to its rugged character. The artist has expertly captured the essence of Montana, creating a painting that evokes a sense of history and cultural heritage. Whether displayed in a home or office, this painting is sure to be a conversation starter and a cherished addition to any art collection.

53 Cancun Escape at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera

All inclusive 3 night resort stay for two adults

Air transportation included

Donated by Travel Café

Escape into luxury at Secrets Maroma Beach. Pure white sand, crystal-clear water and warm tropical breezes promise a perfect adults-only paradise at the all-suite Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. This award-winning, AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort in Cancun lies along the Yucatan Peninsula, set on 500 acres of one of the most pristine beaches in all of Mexico. Explore the many private, secluded nooks throughout the manicured grounds, refresh at the world-class spa or just relax and take in the breathtaking ocean views. Your all-inclusive, UnlimitedLuxury® escape awaits.

Reservations must be confirmed by June 30, 2023, and travel must be completed by December 31, 2023, based on availability; blackout dates apply (major holiday period). Restrictions apply. 

54 Take Home the Store

60 x 750ml

Indulge in a Wine Lover’s Dream with 60 Bottles from our Wine Store!

If you’re a wine lover looking to expand your cellar or start a new one, this lot is for you! Take home 60 fantastic bottles of wine featured in our Wine Store, giving you a chance to taste a wide range of varietals and styles.

Included are two bottles each of our Winemasters’ wines, carefully selected and crafted by our expert winemakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on some of the best wines around and indulge in a wine lover’s dream.

  • Bogle Pinot Grigio
  • Bogle Sauvignon Blanc
  • Twenty Acres Chardonnay
  • Bogle Phantom Chardonnay
  • Juggernaut Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Twenty Acres Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bogle Phantom Red Blend
  • Bogle Petite Syrah
  • Juggernaut Russian River Pinot Noir
  • Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rex Hill Chardonnay
  • Rex Hill Noir
  • Frey Organic Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Beaulieu Vineyard BV Tapestry
  • Hakutsuru Plum Wine
  • Jules Taylor Pinot Noir
  • Rodney Strong Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rodney Strong Brothers Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rodney Strong Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Josh Cellars Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cabernet
  • Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead
  • Sans Liege Pickpocket Grenache
  • Sans Liege En Gedi Grenache
  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes
  • Crous St. Martin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Argento Organic Reserve Cabernet Franc
  • Argento Single Vineyard Altamira Malbec
  • Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée
  • Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé
  • Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
  • McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé
  • Bookwalter Readers Chardonnay
  • Bookwalter Double Plot Chardonnay
  • Bookwalter Readers Merlot
  • Bookwalter Readers Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bookwalter Readers Syrah
  • Bookwalter Subplot
  • Bookwalter Conflict
  • Bookwalter Protagonist Red
  • Bookwalter Suspense Cabernet Franc
Silent Auction Items

Friday Evening

6:00pm – 10:00pm  Wine and food tastings from craft experts, silent auction, private cellar wine raffle, and wine store

Lots 1-25 close at 8:00 pm, pickup starting at 8:30 pm

Lots 26-51 close at 8:30 pm, pickup starting at 9:00 pm

 1 Golf the Club

Donated by Hilands Golf Club

  • Gift certificate for four (4) rounds of golf with carts at Hilands Golf Club
  • $100 dining gift certificate
  • 4 Limited Edition 100th anniversary hats

2 Glam & Glitz

Donated by SOMETHING chic & Robin’s Nest Photography Studio

  • Private Shopping Party for you and up to 4 friends
  • $250 in SOMETHING chic gift cards
  • Enjoy Champagne & charcuterie while you shop
  • Robin’s Nest Photography Studio Photo Session and Certificate for 50% off 16” x 20” print

3 “Sunday Cowboy”

Donated by Joseph Booth

  • Original oil painting
  • 8”x10”

4 Chico Getaway

Donated by First American Trust, Chico Hot Springs and MSU Billings Foundation Alumni

  • $300 Chico Hot Springs gift certificate
  • Two Chico Hot Springs robes
  • Yellowstone Chocolate Company sculpted chocolate bar
  • Biodynamic Estate Vineyard Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir

5 “Kuhlman Ranch”

Donated by Q’s Art & Framing – alumnus
John Armstrong

  • Painted on location
  • Original framed oil painting
  • 13.5” x 10.5”

6 Fair Fun Week

Donated by MetraPark

  • Two Montana Fair value passes

7 “Spring Grizzly”

Donated by Harry Koyama Fine Art – alumnus Harry Koyama

  • Signed & numbered print 28 of 100
  • 20” x 16”

8 Wild West Getaway

Donated by Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel & Restaurant, MasterLube, Holiday Station Stores

  • Family membership to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • One night stay at the Irma Hotel (off season only)
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card
  • $100 gift certificate for oil change

9 Cool Off This Summer

Donated by Ace Hardware and Universal Lending – Hafner Home Loans

  • Igloo IMX White 70-quart cooler
  • An assortment of craft favorites and classic lagers

10 Get Fit @ the Club

Donated by Club Pilates & Generous Friend

  • One month of Pilates – Enjoy four weeks of classes – with 4 classes each week.
  • Club Pilates gear – Tank top, pants, and socks. Plus a Club Plates water bottle, and wine glass
  • Böcking Pinot Blanc

11 Score with the Mustangs

Donated by Billings Mustangs Baseball Club, Scheels, Red Robin, and Blue’s BBQ

  • Two Billings Mustangs Season Flex Packs
  • Baseball gear
  • Red Robin $30 gift card
  • Blue’s BBQ $50 gift certificate

12 Tee Up for Fun

Donated by Lake Hills Golf and Play Inn

  • Gift certificate for four rounds of golf with carts at Lake Hill Golf
  • Play Inn $50 gift card

13 Spring Spruce Up

Donated by Brice’s MasterClean, Stuart’s House of Vacuums, Fish Window Cleaning, and Sherwin Williams

  • Room & hallway cleaning with protector from Brice’s Master Clean
  • Nellie’s cleaning supplies with mop pads, dryer balls, floor care solution, and laundry soda from Stuart’s House of Vacuums
  • $100 gift certificate for window cleaning and window cleaning spray
  • Painters kit: step ladder, bucket, painter’s tape, plastic drop-cloth, and five-piece painting kit from Sherwin Williams

14 Anaconda Getaway

Donated by The Forge Hotel, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, and Holiday Station Stores

  • One night at The Forge Hotel
  • Barclay Restaurant $50 gift card
  • Gift certificate for two rounds of golf with a cart at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Golf Course
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card

15 “Mount Moran Retreat”

Donated by Karen Johnson

  • Framed print
  • 11”x14”

16 “Nine Sisters”

Donated by Becky Frogge

  • Handmade quilt
  • Quilt measures 76” x 76”

17 The Silversmith

Donated by Montana Silversmiths

  • Blue Spring Turquoise earrings – Silver etched rope design surrounds center turquoise with copper stone
  • Blue Spring Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace – Bold and statement making design – center is oval compressed turquoise with copper stone. 28” silver-tone chain
  • Faded Glory Cross necklace – vintage bronze cross pendant hangs on a 28” black rhodium finished chain

18 Butcher’s Delight

Donated by Brink Inc., Gary & Maggie Brink, and Poly Food Basket

  • Natural Competition BBQ 7 piece knife set
  • Poly Food Basket gift certificate: four prime New York steaks plus 2 bottles of wine

19 Target

Donated by Target

  • Wine and chocolate basket with 5 bottles of wine, wine bottle cooler, party pitcher, 2-pack wine tumbler, 3 ice cube mold trays, bottle opener, wine glass drying mat, 2 boxes of Godiva Chocolates, assorted snacks, candle and insulated mug

20 Not Cooking Tonight!

Donated by Five on Black, Texas Roadhouse, Blue’s BBQ, The Sourdough Bagel, and Dax’s Wingz N Thingz

  • Five on Black $100 gift card
  • Texas Roadhouse Dinner for 2 includes 2 entrees, cactus blossom, and fried pickles
  • Blue’s BBQ $50 gift card
  • The Sourdough Bagel $25 gift card
  • Dax’s Wingz N Thingz $10 gift certificate

21 “Here Is Spring”

Donated by Hogan Designs – Greg Hogan

  • Original framed watercolor
  • 21” x 15”

22 Glowing

Donated by Billings Dermatology & Aesthetics

  • Éminence Bamboo Firming Fluid Serum, Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment, and Compact Travel Bag; elta MD Skincare: Tinted UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 and So Silky Hand Crème; and Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser
  • $100 gift card

23 Wine Time!

Donated by Billings Home Brewers Supply

  • Wine Making Kit – Includes everything you need to make 8L of Pinot Noir

24 Get Moving

Donated by BODYROK, Spoke Shop Inc., and Time Out Sports

  • BODYROK gift certificate and pair of socks
  • Bontrager adult bicycle helmet
  • $100 gift card from Time Out Sports

25 Pool Party

Donated by Stewart Title

  • Polarbox cooler, towels, and fun pool goodies

26 Sip & Paint Your Dreams

Donated by Crooked Line Studio, Meridian Real Estate, Mike & Cara Schaer, AR Workshop, and Bitterroot Sip & Paint

  • Artist starter kit & Crooked Line Studio $75 gift card
  • $100 gift card to AR Workshop
  • Maple lovers’ dream
  • Kokomo Sonoma County 2012 Cuvée
  • Bitterroot Sip & Paint class for two

27 Joyful Noise

Donated by Carol Hagan Studios – Carol Hagan

  • Limited edition giclee print with hand-painted highlights, numbered, and signed by the artist
  • 32” x 16”

28 Sun & Fun on Westend

Donated by Yegen Golf Club, Red Door, PAR 3 Golf Course, and Copper Onion

  • Gift certificate for 2 rounds of golf with cart at Yegen Golf Club
  • Red Door $50 gift card
  • Gift certificate for 2 rounds of golf at PAR 3 Golf Course
  • Copper Onion $50 gift card

29 Foursome Fantasy

Donated by The Briarwood and Jake’s Downtown

  • Gift certificate for 4 rounds of golf at The Briarwood
  • Jake’s downtown $50 gift card

30 “Beach Camping”

Donated by Joe Heins

  • Framed print of original oil painting on canvas, signed by the artist
  • 22” x 28”

31 Brew Crawl

Donated by Canyon Creek Brewing, Angry Hank’s Microbrewery, Meadowlark Brewing, and Thirsty Street Brewing

  • Canyon Creek growler, glass, shirt, refill, stickers, and a punch card
  • Angry Hanks growler, growler fill, hat, t-shirt, 2 glasses, bottle opener
  • Meadowlark Brewing growler fill and two glasses
  • Thirsty Street growler fill, gift card and hat

32 “Due Sedia”

Donated by Dawn Ness Fine Art

  • Original framed, numbered and signed giclee print
  • 12” x 28”

33 Broncos Gearing Up

Donated by Generous Friend

  • Denver Broncos pre-season football game – Tickets for 2 – 500 level
  • At the time of printing, the NFL had not yet released schedules – game date will be posted at auction

34 Glam at the YAM

Donated by Yellowstone Art Museum and Shirley Shirley

  • YAM Family pass
  • Polished stone & copper pendant

35 Hustle to the Huskies

Donated by Nick Schmidt

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

  • 4 tickets to a regular season University of Washington home football game
  • Dick’s Drive-in $50 gift certificates

36 A Premier Showing

Donated by Art House Cinema & Pub and Montana Brewing Company

  • Two “date night packages”– Each includes 2 admissions, 2 concessions, and a beverage
  • Montana Brewing Company $40 gift card

37 Montana Winter Golf

Donated by Mitchell Golf, Montana Club, and Back 9 Lounge

  • Two hours of golf simulator at Mitchell Golf
  • Montana Club $50 gift card
  • One hour of golf simulator at Back 9 Lounge

38 Get Your Buzz On

Donated by MSU Billings Athletics

  • Game Day for 4: Includes the Chancellor’s reserved tickets to your choice of volleyball, men’s basketball, or women’s basketball
  • Happy Hour at Hilands Golf Club with Athletic Director, Michael Bazemore
  • Date to be mutually agreed upon

39 Pampered Pup

Donated by First America Trust and DD Kennels

  • Dog bed, bowls, treats, and toys
  • 2 days dog boarding

40 Pampered Pleasures

Donated by Sagebrush Trading Post and MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

  • Wine bag and printed graphic hat
  • 2 chocolate bars from La Châtelaine Chocolate
  • Twomey Cellars Napa and Sonoma Valley 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Silvan Ridge Winery Rogue Valley 2019 Malbec

41 Better Together

Donated by Better Together Charcuterie

  • Get ready to wow your guests: $100 gift card, charcuterie board accessories, bottle of wine, two wine glasses

42 Lookin’ Good

Donated by Euphoria Salon & Boutique

  • Salon package: Haircut by Sam, Maria Nila Finishing Spray and Sheer Silver Color Enhancing Set
  • Böcking Pinot Blanc

43 A Dazzling Sangiovese

Donated by Trent Sizemore and Sheena Hauf

  • Swanson Vineyards Salon Wine Selection Napa Valley 2017 Sangiovese
  • Insulated wine set with two wine tumblers and insulated can coozies
  • La Châtelaine Chocolates

44 Dazzle Me

Donated by Toucan Gallery

  • Swarovski crystal and Silver Firefly necklace and earrings

45 Date Night!

Donated by Rib & Chop House

  • Includes wine, two wine glasses, filled salt and pepper grinders, and dining gift card

46 Vintage Private Cellar Collection

Donated by Mike & Cara Schaer

Chappellet’s Napa Valley wines are known for their exceptional quality, elegance, and balance. The vineyard is located on the steep slopes of the Pritchard Hill region. This winery showcases the unique terroir and winemaking traditions of the Napa Valley region that result in wines with distinctive character and complexity. These wines are ready for the lucky bidder to enjoy now. 

  • Chappellet Prichard Hill Estate Vineyard Napa Valley 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chappellet Napa Valley 1980 Cabernet Sauvignon

47 Stepping Out for an Evening

Donated by NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Montana Brewing Company, and Montana Vintage Clothing

  • Two performance tickets to a NOVA Production
  • Montana Brewing Company $40 gift card
  • Vintage white beaded evening bag

48 Charcuterie & Cabernet

Donated by Ranch House Meats and Mike & Cara Schaer

  • Trail basket from Ranch House Meats: Includes summer sausages, snack sticks, smoked cheddar, crackers, jerky, peppered sticks, and Martinson’s Chocolates
  • Two Markham Napa Valley Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

49 Rosewood Way

Donated by Brink Inc., Gary & Maggie Brink

  • 7 piece Rosewood Chef Cutlery Set

50 Bridger Bowl Cold Smoke

Donated by Courtyard by Marriott

Sponsored by MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

  • One night stay at Bozeman Courtyard by Marriott
  • Two Bridger Bowl lift tickets
  • Cold Smoke Scotch Ale

51 Rex Hill Pinot Noir

Donated by Jodi & Todd Hubbell

This aromatic and complex Pinot is a fine representation of the outstanding 2012 vintage.

  • 6 x 750ml Rex Hill Willamette Valley 2012 Pinot Noir

Saturday Evening

5:30pm  Champagne reception; gourmet dinner prepared by Phillip Bond, MSU Billings Executive Chef, and Sean Minahan, Sodexo Regional District Chef; and live and silent auctions

 Silent Auction closes 10 minutes after live auction concludes.
Pickup starting 30 minutes after closing.

1 Big Fun in Big Timber

Donated by Gary & Maggie Brink, Overland Golf Course, Iron Star Pizza, Thistle Creek, Sweet Grass Art Alliance Board, Montana Meats and Holiday Station Stores

  • Big Timber Cabin get away for 4. Enjoy 2 nights at a beautiful cabin with Yellowstone River access and deck on Cow Creek.  Great opportunities for wildlife viewing and hiking. Date to be mutually agreed upon between the lucky bidder and owners.
  • Gift Certificate for golf at Overland Golf Course
  • Iron Star Pizza $100 gift card
  • Montana Mule copper mugs and cocktail mixer from Thistle Creek
  • Movie night from Sweet Grass Art Alliance Board: gift card, movie poster, drinks and popcorn
  • Montana Meats $50 gift card, snack sticks, and jerky
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card

2 “Almost a Dozen”

Donated by Rimrock Art & Frame

  • “Almost a Dozen” by Mary Robinson
  • Beautifully framed print
  • 32” x 31”

3 Giddy Up

Donated by Davidson Home Furnishings & Design

  • Beautiful cowhide and wood occasional chair
  • 24” width x 22” depth x 33” height

4 “Snow and the Yellowstone”

Donated by Mike Caskey

  • Framed original oil painting
  • 16” x 20”

5 Go Cats!

Donated by a Generous Friend, Scheels, Old Chicago Bozeman, Springhill Suites Bozeman, and Holiday Station Stores

  • Bobcat football game tickets for 4
  • November 4, 2023, Montana State University Bobcats vs. Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks
  • Bobcat Gear
  • Old Chicago $50 gift card
  • One-night stay at the NEW Springhill Suites
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card

6 Golf the Gallatin

Donated by Bridger Creek Golf Course, Montana Ale Works, Marriot Residence, and Holiday Station Stores

  • Gift certificate for 4 rounds of golf at Bridger Creek Golf Course
  • Montana Ale Works dinner for two
  • One-night stay at Residence Inn Downtown Bozeman
  • La Châtelaine French Sea Salt and Marbles Chocolates
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card

7 Picture Perfect

Donated by Neecee’s

  • Neecee’s shopping party for 10 – includes wine and charcuterie
  • $250 gift certificate for the lucky bidder
  • Plus 20% off the evening’s purchases for you and your friends

8 Rejuvenate

Donated by Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic

  • Rejuvenate with a European Facial with Teana
  • 50 units of Dysport (treatment for lines between the brows)
  • Complete set of M-MAC Skincare Line

9 Golf Date On the Green

Donated by Yellowstone Country Club and Desmond’s

  • Gift certificate for 4 rounds of golf at Yellowstone Country Club
  • Desmond’s $100 gift card

10 A Grizzly Affair

Donated by Dennis & Joan McLuskie, Grizzly Scholarship Association & University of Montana Alumni Association, Hilton Garden Inn Missoula, and Holiday Station Stores

  • Grizzly Football Game tickets for 4
  • October 28, 2023, University of Montana Grizzlies vs. Northern Colorado Bears
  • Grizzly Swag
  • Two softballs signed by the softball team, and one soccer ball signed by the soccer team
  • One night stay at Hilton Garden Inn
  • $100 Holiday Station Stores gift card

11 Let’s Get Physical

Donated by Billings Family YMCA and Profile Plan

  • YMCA Total Wellness Package: includes 3 month family membership and 3 thirty minute personal training sessions.
  • Profile Plan Pizza Night Package and $100 off membership

12 “Rising Spirit”

Donated by LJ Hanson Fine Art – Laurel Hanson

  • Framed original oil on canvas
  • 20” x 24”

13 “Tranquility”

Donated by Luzia Willis

  • Original metal art
    by Luzia Willis
  • 18” x 18”

14 Bunker Down at the Edith

Donated by Paddock Heating & Cooling

  • Two-day ski & stay at Showdown Montana and The Edith in White Sulpher Springs
  • Includes Showdown gear and Jameson Orange Whiskey

15 Jackets Nest

Donated by MSUB Alumni Association, Hilton Garden Inn Billings and Buffalo Wild Wings

  • YETI Roadie Cooler
  • Yellowjacket Gear
  • 2 tickets to any MSUB sporting event 2023/2024
  • One night stay in standard king or double queen room at the Hilton Garden Inn Billings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings $50 gift card and sauces

16 “Palo E Negro”

Donated by Neil Jussila, MSU Billings professor emeritus

  • Neil Jussila Original
  • 20” x 16”

17 Relax in an Adirondack

Donated by Gainan’s Midtown Flowers

  • Polywood Adirondack chair and side table

18 Premier Pamper

Donated by Premier Aesthetics

  • Premier Aesthetics $250 gift card and skincare from Colorscience, Éminence and Jane Iredale

19 Grand Day Golf & Stay

Donated by Signal Point Golf, MasterLube, Grand Union Hotel, and MSU Billings Foundation & Alumni

  • Gift certificate for 2 rounds of golf with cart at Signal Point Golf
  • MasterLube $100 gift certificate
  • One night at the Grand Union Hotel
  • $100 gift certificate at The Union Grille

20 Hello Beautiful

Donated by Katie Hatzell, Independent cabi Stylist

  • cabi Honey Necklace – 16” Antique Gold and Silver Tone – Two necklaces in one with Honeybee charms
  • cabi Crown Reign
    Necklace – 18” Adjustable Silver & Gold Tone – with Gold Crown charm
  • cabi $150 gift certificate

21 Kitchen Gourmet

Donated by Zest Kitchen + Cookware and Spiked Olive

  • Green Pan Reserve Collection Ceramic Non-Stick 10-piece cookware in julep
  • Spiked Olive Pasta night: Garlic fettucine pasta and two bottles of oil

22 Get Out and Play

Donated by Laurel Golf Club and Divide Bar & Grill

  • Gift certificate for 4 rounds of golf with carts at Laurel Golf Club
  • Divide Bar & Grill $70 gift card

23 Explore Billings

Donated by Steep World, Grand Escape Room, Moss Mansion Museum, Pita Pit, Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum and Billings Escape Room

  • Two Steep World Day passes with shoe rentals
  • Grand Escape Room Experience for 2
  • Four self-guided Moss Mansion Museum tours
  • Pita Pit $100 in gift cards
  • 4 Admissions to Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum
  • Escape Room Adventure for 2 at the Billings Escape Room

24 “Pop a Cork”

Donated by LJ Hanson Fine Art – Laurel Hansen

  • Original cold wax and oil on hardboard
  • 16” x 12”

25 Fisherman’s Dream

Donated by Montana Fly Company, Billings Army Navy, and Brink Inc., Gary & Maggie Brink

  • Fish’s Foe Basket with tackle box, 4-pack of fishing gaiters, 20-oz insulated tumbler, 8-oz stainless-steel hip flask and assorted stickers
  • Billings Army Navy $50 gift certificate
  • Fish Fillet Kit

26 Food Frenzy

Donated by Proof Donuts & Coffee, Blue’s BBQ, Fuddruckers, Five on Black, The Sourdough Bagel, and Redneck Pizza & Chicken

  • Proof Donuts $50 gift card, two 12-oz bags of ground coffee, t-shirt and donut bath bomb
  • Blue’s BBQ $100 gift card
  • Fuddruckers $50 gift card
  • Five on Black $100 gift card
  • The Sourdough Bagel $25 gift card
  • Redneck Pizza & Chicken $50 gift card

27 Get Your Wine On & Say Cheese

Donated by City Vineyard

  • Sommelier-led wine & cheese tasting for six
  • Up to 6 guests at City Vineyard, date to be mutually agreed upon

28 May Your Glass Be Full

Donated by The Joy of Living

  • Rose gold tote, 2 stemless wine glasses, 2 keychains, cocktail making kit, dish towel, flask, and handmade beaded earrings

29 Go Saints!

Donated by PayneWest Insurance, Silver Star Steak, Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, The Montana Club of Helena, and Holiday Station Stores

  • Saints Football Game tickets for 2
  • September 9, 2023, Carrol College Saints vs. St. Thomas University Bobcats
  • Silver Star Steak Company $100 gift card
  • One night in a standard double queen room at Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
  • The Montana Club of Helena $100 gift card
  • $100 Holiday Station Stores gift card

30 Elegant You

Donated by Velum Skin & Laser Center and Nails by Kate at Glow Salon

  • Velum Skin & Laser Center Hydrofacial
  • Manicure & pedicure by Nails by Kate

31 406 Golf Day

Donated by Eagle Rock Golf Course, Pryor Creek Golf Club, and 406 Kitchen

  • Gift certificate for 2 rounds of golf at Eagle Rock Golf Course
  • Gift certificate for 2 rounds of golf at Pryor Creek Golf Club
  • 406 Kitchen $100 gift card

32 Target

Donated by Target

  • Wine and chocolate basket

33 Handcrafted Beauty

Donated by Michael’s Creative Shop – Michael Swavely, MSUB Director of Facilities

  • Handcrafted textured decorative bowl made from African Padauk , finished with tung oil, polymerizing safflower oil, and hemp seed oil

34 Summer Kickoff

Donated by Oasis Water Park

  • Wade the Water basket with Family pass and swim items

35 Sweet Bundles

Donated by Bumps ‘N Bundles and Nothing Bundt Cakes

  • New Mom’s Basket with Dream Backpack Diaper Bag, Woodland Babe stuffed bunny, newborn gown, ceramic lidded candle, & $25 Bumps ‘N Bundles gift card
  • Two gift cards for a dozen Nothing Bundt Cakes bundtinis
  • La Châtelaine Honey Chamomile Chocolates

36 Family Affair

Donated by Get Air, Old Chicago, and Miss Gigi’s Sweets

  • 8 Two-Hour Jump Passes for any day at Get Air
  • Old Chicago $100 gift card
  • Miss Gigi’s Sweets $10 gift certificate

37 Explore Downtown

Donated by Yellowstone Art Museum and Bin 119

  • Family pass to the Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Bin 119 $100 gift card

38 The Heart of Billings

Donated by Bistro Enzo, Billings Studio Theatre, and Caramel Cookie Waffles

  • Bistro Enzo $150 gift card
  • Two tickets for admission to any main stage show at Billings Studio Theatre
  • Lunch for two at Caramel Cookie Waffles

39 The Spark That Ignites

Donated by Billings Chamber of Commerce

  • Montana on my mind: Hive tote bag, Parks for All Hydro Flask, MT Hat, Copper Ornament, Ranch House Meats, Martinson’s Caramels, Admission for 2 to the YAM, Black Smith Coffee $20 gift card, Mint Carwash, Aspinwall T-shirt, Visit Billings Wool Socks, $25 certificate to Seafoods of the World, Billings dishtowel from Joy of Living

40 Summer Fun

Donated by Montana Hot Spring Spas, Fuddruckers, and ZooMontana

  • Montana Hot Spring Spas $300 gift certificate
  • Fuddruckers $50 gift card
  • ZooMontana Family or Grandparent Membership

41 Butte America

Donated by Hampton Inn Butte, Old Butte Historical Tours and Holiday Station Stores

  • One-night stay in a king standard or double queen room at Hampton Inn Butte
  • Four Old Butte Historical Tour tickets
  • $50 Holiday Station Stores gift card

42 A Day With the Grandparents

Donated by Century 21 Hometown Brokers

  • Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, volcano- making kit, crackers, beach ball, card games, putty, Play Doh, water guns, and Lego kit
  • Wine for the grandparents

43 Cheers!

Donated by Century Gaming

  • Basket containing Johnnie Walker Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Whiskey, golf items and Montana themed décor

44 Indulge

Donated by Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream and King’s Cupboard

  • Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream $50 gift card
  • 4 jars of King’s Cupboard famous sauces. Includes wooden kitchen utensils, and a caramel sauce

45 Magic Memories

Donated by Miranda Murdock

  • Family photo session for 6 with Miranda Murdock – includes digital files

46 Doggie Daycare

Donated by Big Sky Animal Nanny and Dee-O-Gee

  • Pet Lover’s Basket with cat & dog goodies and a Big Sky Animal Nanny $75 gift certificate
  • Healthy Pet Basket with dog toys, probiotic dog treats, silicone treat maker, canned dog food, and pumpkin puree

47 Evening Romance

Donated by Tightline Property

  • Home Romance Basket with two bottles of wine, chocolates, candle, dishtowel, serving bowl, and flavored dipping oil

48 Vintage Private Cellar Collection

Donated by Mike & Cara Schaer

Chappellet’s Napa Valley wines are known for their exceptional quality, elegance, and balance. The vineyard is located on the steep slopes of the Pritchard Hill region. This winery showcases the unique terroir and winemaking traditions of the Napa Valley region that result in wines with distinctive character and complexity. These wines are ready for the lucky bidder to enjoy now. 

  • Chappellet Prichard Hill Estate Vineyard Napa Valley 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, Autographed by Jon-Mark Chappellet, former winemaker
  • Chappellet Napa Valley 1980 Cabernet Sauvignon

49 Design Package for a “Space” Transformation

Donated by Home&Castle Designs, David Huftsedler

  • Create a design for any space in your home, including kitchen/bathroom remodel, unfinished basement, wine cellars, garage, interior/exterior spaces, including whole home remodel.
  • 3-D model of before and after
  • Professional construction documents
  • Work with your contractor to achieve desired results

50 Rex Hill Pinot Noir

Donated by Jodi & Todd Hubbell

It is a must-try for any Pinot Noir lover looking to experience the best of Oregonian wine.

  • 4x 750ml Rex Hill Willamette Valley 2011 Pinot Noir
  • 2x 750ml Rex Hill Willamette Valley Old School Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir