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Annual Wine Auction

The Wine Society’s Silent and Live Auctions are annual events to benefit the members of the Wine Society. The auctions, held annually during the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo, have been successful, lively, and lucrative in the past and your donations can ensure that 2022 is the best year ever! The auctions are a fun way to raise money for a worthwhile venture—your industry’s future. The Wine Society will use the auction proceeds to produce exceptional education and member offerings to those in the Society.

Despite the 2021 Silent Auction being held virtually, it was a huge success thanks to the hard work from our Wine Society Chapter Reps and CMAA Managing Directors. With fewer expenses involved in a virtual auction, the Wine Society Board decided that the silent auction will once again be held virtually, while the Live Auction and Live Dinner Auction will be held in person in San Diego.

The Wine Society gives a portion of the proceeds from the Wine Auctions to support scholarships and grants programming of The Club Foundation. If you are interested in helping, you can donate non-wine auction items to the silent auction or make a monetary donation to The Club Foundation. For all other questions, please visit The Club Foundation website or contact Ava Spece at 703-299-4284 or

The CMAA Wine Society auctions are a success thanks to generosity of our club managers and chapters. Donations to the wine auctions have sparked a healthy competition among the chapters to donate the most wine. CMAA chapters compete for one of the two coveted traveling Bucky trophies, which will be awarded during the 2022 World Conference Closing Business session.


Donate to the Wine Auction

Donate to The Club Foundation Silent Auction

The 2022 Silent Auction will run from Sunday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. through Tuesday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Silent auction items will be collected the same way as they were for 2021, which is by your Wine Society Chapter Rep, who will then group the wines into lots and enter those on our online auction platform. Please note the guidelines for the Silent Auction donations:

  • Minimum bottle cost of $50 wholesale value, as the focus should be on quality of wine over quantity
  • Minimum of three bottles/maximum of six bottles per lot
  • Silent Auction donations must be received by your Wine Society Chapter Rep by Monday, February 7 so that they have time to lot and input your donations into the online auction platform.

With the Live Auctions taking place in person, those bottles will be handled in a different manner. All Live Auction donations will need to arrive at the San Diego Yacht Club no later than Monday, February 7, 2022. Please note the guidelines for the Live Auction donations:

  • Minimum bottle cost of $100 wholesale value, again with the focus being quality over quantity
  • To ensure that we have successful live auctions, we would love to see each Chapter donate at least three bottles of wine.
  • Donations of wine experiences, such a winery tours and tastings, are also greatly appreciated, as they do well during the live auctions.

Please complete the online donation form for silent and live auction donations and include the packing slip at the time of shipping with each Live Auction donation box you ship to the 2022 Wine Auction Clearinghouse:

WS Live Auctions Donation
Attn: Tammy Hackney
San Diego Yacht Club
1011 Anchorage Ln.
San Diego, CA 92106

You can submit your auction shipping receipt to us using the form at the bottom of this page.

The online donation form provides us will all the information needed to calculate the Bucky Award winners, so do not forget this step for both the live and silent auction donations! The Per Capita Bucky Award Winners typically donate $100 wholesale value per chapter member and the Overall Bucky Award winners typically donate more than $20,000 in wholesale value.

Learn More About the Bucky Award

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