The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen invites you to the new …

For Love of the Land Virtual Celebration
From the ease and safety of your own home

Friday, June 5th at 6pm

(Formerly known as For Love of the Land Auction & Dinner)


The Prizes

Brunch for Eight Delivered to Your Home – Seasonal Dishes Prepared by Chef Ellen English. Brought to your home by our own acclaimed neighborhood chef. Sample Menu: Spinach and Boursin Quiche, Apricot and Almond Stuffed Toast, Sausage Spoonbread, Fresh Asparagus with Orange Aioli, Seasonal Fruit with Honey-Lime Yogurt Sauce. Menu and date to be mutually agreed upon. Donated by Chef Ellen English. Value $325

Historic Annapolis for Two – Two Nights at the Graduate Hotel, Annapolis with Walking and Harbor Tours and $100 Dinner Dollars. Enjoy two nights in an atrium king room at the Graduate Hotel located near the Naval Academy. Also included is a tour of the William Paca House and Gardens, tickets for the Harbor Queen Cruise, $25 Graduate restaurant credit, parking, plus $100 Dinner Dollars for a restaurant of your choice. Donated by Graduate Hotel, Paca House and Gardens and Watermark. Value: $526

Living the Good Life in Charlottesville – Overnight and Breakfast at Charlottesville’s Dinsmore House with Dinner at the Ivy Inn. Enjoy an overnight and breakfast at the historic Dinsmore House, a fully refurbished 19th Century Federal Style townhome designed by Jefferson’s master builder James Dinsmore. Dinner is at the top-rated Ivy Inn with locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. Donated by the Dinsmore House and the Ivy Inn. Value: $425

Week at Copper Mountain Resort – Taylors’s Crossing at Copper Mountain, Colorado. At 10,000 feet, enjoy the week in a newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bath condo that sleeps six in the heart of Copper Village next to Ten Mile Creek. Close to 7 golf courses, plus a myriad of family activities and restaurants on site. Available Friday through Friday, May-October 2021. Donated by Cindy and John Coy and Anne and David Quanbeck. Value: $1,500

Landscape Consultation and $200 Certificate for Native Plants – What’s better than a garden of native plants from the Blue Ridge and someone to tell you where to plant them? Donated by John F. James and The Nature Foundation Propagation Team. Value: $400

Roam and Stay in Downtown Staunton – Overnight at Staunton’s Stonewall Jackson Inn, Performance at American Shakespeare Center and $100 Dinner Dollars. Enjoy the sights of Staunton! Spend the night at the celebrated Stonewall Jackson Hotel (except October), take in a play at the Blackfriars Playhouse and enjoy dinner of your choice with $100 Dinner Dollars. Donated by Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Blackfriars Playhouse. Value: $300

Experience Richmond with an Overnight Package and Museum Tours – Overnight Drury Hotel Short Pump, Admission to Three of Richmond’s Finest Museums, Wine Tasting and Capital Ale House Gift Card. It will take two days to pack this all in: overnight at the Drury Plaza Hotel Short Pump, admission to Science Museum of Virginia, Poe Museum and Virginia Museum of History and Culture plus Coopers Hawk Wine Tasting and Capital Ale House gift card. Donated by Drury Hotels, Science Museum of Virginia, Poe Museum, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Coopers Hawk Winery and Capital Ale House. Value: $300

Week at Pinehurst Golf Cottage – Turn the Key Cottage. In the heart of North Carolina Sandhills, you’ll find Pinehurst. Walk beneath whispering pines as you enjoy southern hospitality and play breathtaking golf courses. The cottage sleeps six; 3 bedrooms (king master, two with twins) and 2-1/2 baths. Available December 2020 through March 2021 and June through August 2021. Donated by James and Becky Hamill. Value: $1,500

Cash is King! Win $1,000 Cash – Choose your own outing or adventure.

Tasting Tour for Ten at a Winery, Distillery and Brewery plus Lunch – Tamra’s Not So Tipsy Tour for Ten. You and nine friends will ride in style in “Black Beauty” featuring a private chauffer and wait staff. Starting with a champagne toast, your day will include a range of appetizers, tastings at a brewery, winery and distillery and conclude with lunch. Donated by Tamra and Doug Bramwell. Value: Priceless

Atlantic Fun in the Sun – Spend a week at The Cove at Ormond Beach, only six miles from Daytona. This oceanfront one bedroom hotel stay features a full kitchen, private balcony, fitness center and beach, and indoor and outdoor pools. Available December 12 through December 19, 2020. Donated by Don and Theresa Westfall. Value: $650

Choice of 1 of 2 Rugs – Pakistan Chobi or Karastan Expressions Kaleidoscopic Denim.
#1: Elegant traditional 3’ x 5’ Pakistan Chobi rug; all wool, hand knotted in red and cream. Donated by Eways, Charlottesville. Value: $525
#2: Contemporary 8′ x 11′ Karastan Expressions Kaleidoscopic Denim, 100 Everstrand woven cut pile. Donated by Chase DeWitt, Floor Show Carpet One, Lynchburg. Value: $495


More Info

For more information call Liz at 434-325-7451 or email

Values are approximations based on information provided by the person or group donating the items.