In 1981 the Napa Valley Vintners fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, was founded with the intention to raise funds for the Napa community. Since then, Auction Napa Valley has raised over $110 million benefitting Napa non-profit organizations that help Napa residents with affordable housing, youth development, and health care. Proceeds continue to focus on programs dedicated to community health and children’s education.
Auction Napa Valley 2013 is sold out; however, you can still take a look at everything this incredible event offers and be sure to mark your calendar to purchase tickets for Auction Napa Valley 2014.
Vintner Welcome Parties
On Thursday, May 30th, vintners host a variety of welcome parties for guests to choose from. One example is the party hosted by Castello di Amorosa in the castle’s Great Hall. Visitors will be treated to a barrel tasting and a special dinner prepared by Tra Vigne.
Napa Valley Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards
Friday afternoon will speed by as guests enjoy Napa Valley wines and cuisine while previewing the Live Lots for Saturday, sampling wines up for bid in Sunday’s E-Lots, and bidding on any of the 100 Barrel Auction Lots. Lots include:
- Artesa Winery, 2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Los Carneros
- Beaulieu Vineyard, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Single Barrel Blend, Rutherford
- Beringer Vineyards, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
- Freemark Abbey, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder
- Stags’ Leap Winery, 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
Vintner Hosted Parties
The celebration continues on Friday evening with another selection of vintner hosted parties. Guests choose from an inviting list of options including one at Robert Mondavi Winery. The evening features a tour of the winery, wine and food pairings throughout the tour, and dinner prepared to compliment four decades of library wines hosted by Margrit Mondavi in the Vineyard Room overlooking Kalon Vineyard.
Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood
Saturday afternoon begins with more world class Napa Valley wines and Napa Valley cuisine created by esteemed chefs. The Live Auction Lots will be up and the excitement will begin! Lots include trips to Argentina, France, Italy, and more. Local getaways include Napa Valley and San Francisco. One special lot offers bottles of Napa Valley wine, a private blending session with international wine consultant Michel Rolland, a case of your custom blended wine, and dinner. Saturday evening ends with dinner and dancing.
Auction Farewell & E-Auction Lots
Although the farewell takes place Sunday morning, the E-Auction Lot bidding opens on Sunday at 12 p.m. PDT. With over 170 lots, the E-Auction Lots offer one last chance for bids on bottles of Napa Valley wines, private lunches and dinners at some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and catered by winery chefs, private winery tours with winemakers and proprietors, and more.
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