Vintner-hosted parties for auction napa valley 2012

Part of what sets Auction Napa Valley apart is the opportunity to spend personal time with vintners in their homes and wineries at truly bespoke private dinner parties on Thursday and Friday evenings of Auction weekend.

 

On Thursday, May 31st enjoy more casual gatherings at "Welcome to Napa Valley" private vintner-hosted parties. Full Passport as well as Three-Day Package holders can choose from one of the many dinner parties being held from Carneros to Calistoga. This is the perfect way to unwind and begin your long weekend of reveling with friends new and old in the incomparable beauty of the Napa Valley sipping great wine and toasting a meal to remember.

 

On Friday, June 1st after a rousing and festive day at Jarvis Winery, Full Passport holders will gather in private settings throughout the valley with vintner hosts in their homes or wineries. Here, "Friday Night in the Napa Valley" offers more intimate dinners where you and your host will savor the food, the wine and the conversation providing the quintessential Napa Valley experience.


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Thursday vintner-hosted dinner parties

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Day:
Thursday, June 5
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  • Day: Thursday
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Prohibition Napa Valley: Let’s Get a Little Bohemian

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
5:30 p.m. at Alpha Omega
Winery:
Alpha Omega, Bello Family Vineyards, Blackbird, Darioush, Lail Vineyards, Melka, Quintessa

Throw your personal prohibitions to the wind as you dive into the Napa Valley Prohibition and Post Prohibition era. Come with your password, ready for a fête and a feast at our Rutherford hideaway--Napa Valley circa 1930. Tell the gatekeeper that “J Edgar sends his regards” which will green light you to a magical summer night in the vineyards nestled amongst the Mayacama Mountain range with your winery hosts.

We’ll be a little mischievous…as we feast under the stars, linger in the moonlight at our speakeasy, swaying to jazz, dancing to the sounds of swing, in little black dresses and pearls with outrageous bootleg wines raided from the cellars of these seven “grape farmers.”

Breaking the rules never felt so good!

  • Winery: Alpha Omega, Bello Family Vineyards, Blackbird, Darioush, Lail Vineyards, Melka, Quintessa
  • Host(s):
  • Robin & Michelle Baggett
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Prohibition Napa Valley: Let’s Get a Little Bohemian
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 5:30 p.m. at Alpha Omega
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Down Home Up at the Castello: Who Would Have Thought?

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. at Castello di Amorosa
Winery:
B Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Kenefick , Sterling Vineyards, Summers Estate, Uproot Wines

Kick off the 2014 Auction Napa Valley in down-home style with a Southern-themed party at Castello di Amorosa. Join our vintner neighbor wineries for some deep-rooted hospitality while enjoying a live country band, savory foods such as roast pig on a spit and some great Napa Valley wines. Entertainment awaits you as you weave your way through the labyrinths and cellars to the Grand Barrel Room, where the party continues with dancing to a rockin’ DJ, wine tasting stations and dessert. We’ll get this Auction Napa Valley party started!

  • Winery: B Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Kenefick , Sterling Vineyards, Summers Estate, Uproot Wines
  • Host(s):
  • Jim Sullivan
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Down Home Up at the Castello: Who Would Have Thought?
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Country Casual/Southern
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. at Castello di Amorosa
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An Evening on Pritchard Hill at Montagna Napa Valley

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. at Montagna
Winery:
BRAND Napa Valley, Chappellet, Continuum, David Arthur Vineyards, Montagna Napa Valley

Overlooking the heart of Napa Valley, high atop the eastern ridge, lies Pritchard Hill. On soil uniquely suited to producing truly great wine, your hosts BRAND Napa Valley, Chappellet, Continuum, David Arthur Vineyards and Montagna Napa Valley come together to celebrate Auction Napa Valley. Wines from this highly regarded neighborhood, food from Marks the Spot, one of the Valley's best "traveling" chefs and the soulful music of recording artist Tim Hockenberry, coupled with the incredible views from the Montagna gardens, will come together to create an evening you’ll long remember.

  • Winery: BRAND Napa Valley, Chappellet, Continuum, David Arthur Vineyards, Montagna Napa Valley
  • Host(s):
  • Ed and Deb Fitts and Philippe Melka
  • Montagna Napa Valley
  • Chappellet's,Mondavi's,Nelson/Johnson's, Janet Pagano, Laura and David Long, Bob Long
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: An Evening on Pritchard Hill at Montagna Napa Valley
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Outdoor Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. at Montagna
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Elevation: A Sunset Celebration of Napa Valley Mountainside Wines

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. at Cardinale
Winery:
Cardinale, Amuse Bouche, CADE, Fantesca Estate, Mt. Brave & Robert Craig Winery

We welcome you to Auction Napa Valley with a rare, off the beaten track opportunity to taste and discover some of the very best wines that the mountains of Napa Valley have to offer. Cardinale, along with our mountain compadres Amuse Bouche, CADE, Fantesca, Mt. Brave and Robert Craig, will host an unforgettable evening of wine, food, and music up a stone-wall lined road and nestled on a vineyard knoll. Join us for a night of Elevation as we watch the sun set from our terrace overlooking the heart of the Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Cardinale, Amuse Bouche, CADE, Fantesca Estate, Mt. Brave & Robert Craig Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Elevation: A Sunset Celebration of Napa Valley Mountainside Wines
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. at Cardinale
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Stags Leap District 25th Anniversary Celebration

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m. at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Winery:
Cliff Lede Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Stags Leap District at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ picturesque Fay Lake, named for pioneering grower Nathan Fay who was the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in the area. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery and Pine Ridge Vineyards are teaming up to host a casual, festive evening focused on the signature grape of the district – Cabernet Sauvignon. Mingle with winery principals while enjoying both library vintages and current releases with delicious wood-fired pizza and other gourmet treats.

  • Winery: Cliff Lede Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
  • Host(s):
  • Marcus Notaro
  • Elizabeth Vianna
  • Jason Ledbetter
  • Jack Bittner
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Stags Leap District 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m. at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
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Napa Valley Hometown Hits

Day:
Thursday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. at PEJU
Winery:
Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyard, PEJU, Sequoia Grove Winery, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Trinitas Cellars

Experience the local flavor of Napa Valley in the heart of Cabernet Country at an al fresco evening in the gardens at PEJU while enjoying some of Napa’s hometown hits. Your evening begins with a library tasting of reserve wines from Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyard, PEJU, Sequoia Grove, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards and Trinitas Cellars, followed by a progressive dinner featuring offerings from some of Napa Valley’s finest restaurants paired with current release wines. As the stars rise, finish the night with a heavenly dessert presentation and dancing to the beat of some of Napa Valley’s most talented musicians.

  • Winery: Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyard, PEJU, Sequoia Grove Winery, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Trinitas Cellars
  • Host(s):
  • Lisa, Ariana & Herta Peju
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Napa Valley Hometown Hits
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. at PEJU
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Friday vintner-hosted dinner parties

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Day:
Friday, June 6
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  • Title: Not attending this Friday hospitality event
  • Max Guests: 1000
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Dinner at Araujo

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 P.m.
Winery:
Araujo Estate Wines

Join the team of Araujo Estate Wines for an intimate, sumptuous dinner in the Araujo Estate home of the Pinault family. Before soaring windows and on the very edge of the Eisele Vineyard, Château Latour President Frédéric Engerer will host this grand dinner prepared by none other than Chef Daniel Boulud.

Having just celebrated his 25th year in Manhattan, Chef-Owner of three Michelin star DANIEL – Daniel Boulud – honors the Araujo Estate with his presence and world-acclaimed cuisine. The new beginning for the 128-year history of Napa Valley’s Eisele Vineyard will be singularly marked by this once-in-a-lifetime pairing of French tradition and finest American food & wine.

  • Winery: Araujo Estate Wines
  • Host(s):
  • FRÉDÉRIC ENGERER
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Araujo
  • Max Guests: 24
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 P.m.
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Evening on Heavenly Howell Mountain

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Arkenstone Vineyards

High atop Howell Mountain, enjoy an intimate evening watching the sun set and the stars come out over the Napa Valley. Meander through the vineyards and explore our extensive winery caves, then continue to savor our wines paired throughout an elegant meal. As the evening cools and we move to the fire-pit, we will pull out some very special small production surprises (libary and non-yet-released wines anyone?). Your hosts, owners Susan and Ron Krausz, along with son Jake Krausz and winemaker Sam Kaplan invite you to come and get the party started!

  • Winery: Arkenstone Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Susan and Ron Krausz
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Evening on Heavenly Howell Mountain
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Born to Fly...

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Blackbird Vineyards

If your appreciation of the finer things in life embraces wine, art and design, join Blackbird Vineyards for an intimate reception and dinner at Yountville’s Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley. Originally built in 1904 as a private residence, the Ma(i)sonry manor is one of three stone in buildings in Yountville, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the sculpture garden and take in the art, design and furnishings of the gallery before succumbing to an exquisite, wine-paired dinner prepared by esteemed chefs. You will mingle with proprietor Michael Polenske and president Paul Leary.

  • Winery: Blackbird Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Paul Leary
  • Michael Polenske
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Born to Fly...
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at BOND

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
BOND

Bill and Deborah Harlan along with winemaker Cory Empting invite you to join them at BOND for an intimate evening among friends. Enjoy a truly unique culinary experience prepared by Jordan Kahn, chef and partner of Red Medicine in Beverly Hills. Noted for his highly artistic cuisine, Chef Kahn will prepare a creative multi-course menu paired with wines from the BOND library to be savored in a breathtaking hillside setting overlooking the Napa Valley.

  • Winery: BOND
  • Host(s):
  • H. William Harlan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at BOND
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Unveil Napa Valley

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
CADE Estate Winery

World-renowned Master Chef Roy Yamaguchi, famous for his unique Hawaiian-fusion style cuisine is thrilled to present a dynamically paired meal high atop CADE Estate Winery on Howell Mountain! Hosted by PlumpJack Partners John Conover and Gavin Newsom, and Winemaker Danielle Cyrot, this evening will feature CADE’s sensational Cabernet Sauvignons, as well as other selected wines from CADE and PlumpJack Wineries. Pairing with our high caliber wines, will be a specialty four-course menu that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

  • Winery: CADE Estate Winery
  • Host(s):
  • John Conover
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Unveil Napa Valley
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Intimate Dinner with Cliff Lede

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Cliff Lede Vineyards

Join proprietor Cliff Lede for an intimate dinner at his private, hill-top residence. Guests will enjoy current and older vintages of Cliff Lede Vineyards, including the flagship Poetry bottling, all paired with cuisine inspired by the season. Renowned art, notable architecture and an unparalleled view of the sunset contribute to what promises to be a remarkable evening.

  • Winery: Cliff Lede Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Cliff Lede
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Intimate Dinner with Cliff Lede
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at Colgin

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Colgin Cellars

Enjoy an elegant evening in the panaramic hills overlooking Lake Hennessey at Colgin Cellars, hosted by Ann Colgin and Joe Wender. You will savor a rare selection of Colgin wines from multiple decades, paired perfectly with magnificent cuisine prepared by the unsurpassable Chef Thomas Keller and the French Laundry team: A perfect combination of two Napa Valley Classics!

  • Winery: Colgin Cellars
  • Host(s):
  • Ann Colgin & Joe Wender
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Colgin
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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A Night Under the Stars at Continuum

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Continuum Estate

Join us for our first Auction Napa Valley event at Continuum Estate; a magical evening with Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger on Pritchard Hill. Begin with a sparkling wine and oyster reception, followed by a special tour of our new winery and magnificent hillside vineyards. Then take your seat for a fabulous multi-course meal prepared by Chef Sarah Scott, paired perfectly with Continuum wines featuring rare older vintages. All this and more as you watch the sun set over Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay.

  • Winery: Continuum Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Night Under the Stars at Continuum
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Magnificent Maya Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Dalla Valle Vineyards

Ten guests are invited for an elegant dinner hosted by vintner Naoko Dalla Valle at her hillside home in Oakville with stunning views of the valley. Acclaimed chef Richard Reddington of Redd & Reddwood Napa Valley will prepare a speactacular meal of his interpretation of contemporary wine country cuisine. This beautifully orchestrated dinner will be paired with various vintages of Maya –a proprietary blend showcasing the exquisite terroir of Dalla Valle.

  • Winery: Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Naoko Dalla Valle
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Magnificent Maya Dinner
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Dinner for Ten at Dana Estates

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Dana Estates

Proprietors Hi Sang Lee and Jae Chun invite you to join them for an intimate evening at Dana Estates, with cuisine from the two Michelin star Chef Corey Lee of San Francisco’s Benu. Corey’s signature, inventive cuisine will be designed to pair with very special wines wines selected by the family for the evening.

  • Winery: Dana Estates
  • Host(s):
  • Hi Sang Lee
  • Corey Lee
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner for Ten at Dana Estates
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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A Step Back in Time

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Davis Estates

The Davis Family invites you to an intimate evening of dining, entertainment and an exclusive preview of our new winery being designed by Howard Backen. After a peak at our winery to be, you will be shuttled to our Block #4 vineyard for wine tasting in a 104-year-old cottage with stunning views of Napa Valley and sunsets that take your breath away. The rustic experience is topped off in our renovated 98-year-old Historic Barn for wine country cuisine paired with Davis Estates Windmill Valley and Hungry Blonde wines.

  • Winery: Davis Estates
  • Host(s):
  • Davis Family
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Step Back in Time
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Vineyard Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Diamond Creek Vineyards

Serenity will surround you the moment the gates of the estate open at your arrival. The property's abundance of water-a lagoon, lake, and waterfalls, all surrounded by exquisite gardens—will sooth every sense as you enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon produced from Diamond Creek's unique vineyards. Dinner will be enjoyed by candlelight in the Great Room overlooking the gardens and beauty of our vineyard vistas.

  • Winery: Diamond Creek Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Boots Brounstein
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein
  • Max Guests: 14
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Fire & Wine

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Grgich Hills Estate

Meet Napa Valley legend Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, play bocce ball, enjoy rare library wines and cuisine from two Michelin star Chef Joshua Skenes of Saison and inaugurate our Ranch House grounds in this first event since the Grgich Family completed renovations last winter. Mike, his daughter Violet and nephew Ivo Jeramaz will share some of their most coveted vintages, perfectly paired with the multi-course dinner crafted by Chef Skenes, whose focus on the hearth inspires him to incorporate elements from the fire into every dish

  • Winery: Grgich Hills Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Miljenko “Mike” Grgich
  • Joshua Skenes
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Fire & Wine
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Expect the Unexpected

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Hudson Vineyards

Join us for an evening of adventurous twists and turns: Around our Garden, Through our Art Collection, and To our Table. Dinner will be served from the bounty of Hudson’s vineyards, fields, and pastures and prepared by clever cooks Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, which was awarded a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2013.

  • Winery: Hudson Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Lee and Cristina Hudson
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Expect the Unexpected
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Smart & Tidy
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner on the Mountain

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Kenzo Estate

Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto cordially invite you to join them for an intimate dinner at Kenzo Estate. As you enter, you’ll pass down a beautiful tree lined road and past one of the lakes that adorn the property, arriving at the tasting building which features the stunning design of architect Howard Backen. After a tour of the production facility and the 20,000-square-foot caves, you’ll join your hosts for an exquisite meal paired with some of their finest estate wines.

  • Winery: Kenzo Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Kenzo Tsujimoto
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner on the Mountain
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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The Unveiling

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Lokoya

We invite you to be our very first guests at the new home of Lokoya, situated on Spring Mountain with spectacular views of the vineyards and valley below. Winemaker Chris Carpenter will take you on a journey of fine food, wine, and entertainment based on themes “Down Under” to celebrate our live auction lot—an extraordinary trip to Australia. You’ll also indulge in legendary Lokoya library wines from our four celebrated mountain vineyards including the 2002 Mount Veeder Cabernet—critically acclaimed as a perfect wine.

  • Winery: Lokoya
  • Host(s):
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: The Unveiling
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dine Between Soil and Sky

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Newton Vineyard

Get ready for a mind-changing night. We’ll start the evening on the deck of the private Newton family home, where we we’ll pour library vintages of our Unfiltered Chardonnay. Everything you ever learned about aging white wines will be forgotten when you taste what are some of the world’s most delicious aged Chardonnays. We’ll pour vintages crafted by John Konsgaard as long ago as the early 1990s, complemented by more current releases crafted by Chris Millard. After savoring every sip, you’ll saunter to the winery where you’ll dine under the stars in the Rose Garden of Newton Vineyard with Chris and estate director Matt Wood as your hosts.

  • Winery: Newton Vineyard
  • Host(s):
  • Matt Wood
  • Chris Millard
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dine Between Soil and Sky
  • Max Guests: 24
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner at Nickel & Nickel

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Nickel & Nickel

Join Nickel & Nickel proprietress Beth Nickel for a special evening at our Napa Valley farmstead. Enjoy a reception in the salon of the John C. Sullenger House, our meticulously restored, 1884 farmhouse with charming Queen Anne details. Stroll through the courtyard and take in the ambience of our post-and-beam antique barns and dramatic, subterranean barrel cellar. Settle in the Gleason Barn, built in New Hampshire in 1770 and transported to Nickel & Nickel, to savor an elegant repast paired with a stunning collection of our single-vineyard wines.

  • Winery: Nickel & Nickel
  • Host(s):
  • Beth Nickel
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Nickel & Nickel
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Mountain Majesty

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Pride Mountain Vineyards

Head for the hills and join your hosts Steve Pride and Suzanne Pride Bryan for Pride Mountain Vineyards’ 11th Auction Napa Valley dinner. Our event will be held in the winery’s caves, dug deep into the mountain at an elevation of 2,100 feet and offering sweeping vineyard views and panoramic vistas from its terrace, making this an evening to truly remember. Steve will select the wines from the Pride family’s cellar and Chef Peter Hall, well known among Napa Valley foodies for his beautifully executed local and seasonal cuisine, will create a wonderful multi-course menu for the evening.

  • Winery: Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Suzanne Pride Bryan
  • Steve Pride
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Mountain Majesty
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Nicely Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dare to Dream

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Raymond Vineyards

Join us for an evening of elegance, intrigue and splendor as we celebrate Auction Napa Valley, An American Wine Classic. The evening will be a journey through elaborate backdrops, culinary delights and the finest wine selections, where guests can dare to dream of the possibilities of the weekend.

  • Winery: Raymond Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Jean-Charles Boisset
  • Stephanie Putnam
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dare to Dream
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Attire: Black Tie
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Robert Mondavi Winery - Expressions of the To Kalon Vineyard

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Robert Mondavi Winery

Begin your discovery of the legendary Robert Mondavi Winery as a strolling guitarist serenades you on your tour of the winery. Along the way, you’ll sample delectable food and wine pairings. Then onto your meal in the splendid Vineyard Room overlooking the famed To Kalon Vineyard. Margit Mondavi and director of winemaking Genevieve Janssens will be your gracious and knowledgeable hosts. Enjoy an astounding four decades of library wines (1970 through 2010), each paired with Winery Chef Jeff Mosher’s personal creations.

  • Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Margrit Biever Mondavi
  • Genevieve Janssens
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Robert Mondavi Winery - Expressions of the To Kalon Vineyard
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Seven Stones Wine Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Seven Stones Winery

Join proprietors Ron and Anita Wornick at their home along with winemaker Aaron Pott for an intimate dinner for twelve held at the Wornick's private residence. Guests will enjoy current and older vintages of Seven Stones as well as the wonderful cuisine of Chef Mark Dommen of One Market, all while surrounded by the beautiful view and the Wornick's astounding art collection.

  • Winery: Seven Stones Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Renee Kuo
  • Ron & Anita Wornick
  • Aaron Pott
  • Mark Dommen
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Seven Stones Wine Dinner
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
SLOAN ESTATE

Vintner Jenny Pan cordially invites you to join her in her home at SLOAN ESTATE, perched atop the Rutherford hills, for the winery's first Auction Napa Valley dinner. Begin the intimate evening with a welcome reception hosted by Jenny, winemaker Martha McClellan, and master blender Michel Rolland. Enjoy a special tour of the winery, cave and estate, followed by an enchanting epicurean experience prepared by acclaimed chef Edward Voon, Culinary World Master. Chef Voon, named one of the top ten most innovative chefs in the world, and his team will travel from Hong Kong to indulge you with his evocative French haute cuisine, designed to pair perfectly with SLOAN wines selected for this unforgettable evening.

  • Winery: SLOAN ESTATE
  • Host(s):
  • Jenny Pan
  • Edward Voon
  • Michel Rolland
  • Martha McCellan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE
  • Max Guests: 14
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Spottswoode on the Boulevard!

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Please join Mary Novak and Beth Novak Milliken for a special evening at the Spottswoode Estate, featuring the stellar cuisine of renowned chef Nancy Oakes! From the time you step onto the estate grounds, you will be warmly welcomed to our family property to enjoy an evening of friendship, exceptional wines and incredible food. We are honored to pair with Nancy, the proprietress of Boulevard and Prospect Restaurants in San Francisco, with whom we have enjoyed a long and lasting relationship. A menu to pair beautifully with our wines awaits you – we invite you to be a part of this magical evening!

  • Winery: Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Beth Novak Milliken
  • Mary Novak
  • Nancy Oakes
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Spottswoode on the Boulevard!
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Appetite for Adrenaline

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Join St. Supéry’s Winemaker, Michael Scholz, and CEO, Emma Swain, for an evening of fast driving and fine dining. Arrive in style for your once-in-a-lifetime dinner by strapping into a go-kart from Simraceway Performance Driving Center and cruise along our tree-lined driveway. When you arrive at your destination, a fleet of Simraceway’s professional racing simulators will be waiting to transport you to its popular online racing world, where you can pilot your choice of over 100 virtual cars at some of the world’s most illustrious motorsport venues as your delicious meal is prepared. With your need for speed well- sated, sit beneath our century-old oak tree overlooking the vineyards for a dinner you’ll never forget. Classically French trained Chef Bruno Tison, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, home to the Michelin-rated Santé dining room, will prepare a multi-course nouvelle cuisine feast in his signature style. Chef Tison will cook with produce grown on St. Supéry’s two estate properties, including heirloom stone fruit and produce planted specifically for Chef Tison’s dinner. Enjoy each course with a perfectly paired Napa Valley estate wine from our diverse portfolio.

  • Winery: St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Emma Swain
  • Michael Scholz
  • Bruno Tison
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Appetite for Adrenaline
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner at Staglin

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Staglin Family Vineyard

Enjoy an al fresco evening with the Staglins surrounded by an outdoor fireplace, fountains, gardens and vines and looking out upon the sunset-lit eastern hills at their historic estate on the Rutherford Bench. We are delighted to showcase specially selected wines from our library cellar to pair with multiple courses of Iron Chef Morimoto's perfectly prepared culinary creations. Be prepared to celebrate and delight your senses.

  • Winery: Staglin Family Vineyard
  • Host(s):
  • Garen, Shari Brandon and Shannon Staglin
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Staglin
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Tango Night at VIADER

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Viader Vineyards & Winery

Spend a memorable night with Argentine-born Delia Viader and her family as your gracious hosts. Executive Chef Mariela Viader will delight with typical South American fare to pair with highly coveted Viader wines while you relax on the terrace overlooking one of the most panoramic and breathtaking vistas of the Napa Valley. Wine and dine in between tango performances by Argentine dancers. Optional dance lessons to follow, so bring your "tango shoes" and be ready to witness the most sensuous dance on earth while perched on the hillside of Viader’s vineyards on Howell Mountain.

  • Winery: Viader Vineyards & Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Delia Viader
  • Alan Viader
  • Janet Viader
  • Mariela Viader
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Tango Night at VIADER
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy casual, dancing shoes optional
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Sunset on Spring Mountain!

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Vineyard 7&8

If you have an abiding amour for all things French, you’ll find much to love when you join the Steffens family at sunset on top of Spring Mountain. This French-inspired evening begins with a tour of the winery’s caves and a chance to taste unreleased wines from the barrel. As the sun sets and the views get better and better, you’ll enjoy traditional bistro fare from Thomas Keller’s staff at the Michelin-rated Bouchon Bistro in Yountville. Your five-course meal will be paired with Vineyard 7 & 8 wines, including library selections.

  • Winery: Vineyard 7&8
  • Host(s):
  • John & Louise Steffens
  • Wesley & Jessica Steffens
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Sunset on Spring Mountain!
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Dressy Casual / Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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An Enchanting eventing under the stars

Day:
Friday, June 6
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
William Cole Vineyards

Owners Bill and Jane Ballentine invite you to an exclusive dinner set under the stars at their historic stone winery. Built in 1876, this ghost winery was carefully restored into a working wine cellar after decades of neglect. Acclaimed Napa Valley Chef Gary Penir will be crafting a meal that perfectly pairs with the beautiful wines of William Cole Vineyards and is inspired inspired by the fresh and abundant ingredients of the Napa Valley.

  • Winery: William Cole Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • William Ballentine
  • Jane Ballentine
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Enchanting eventing under the stars
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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