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

Under the Stars at Continuum Estate

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Continuum Estate

Continuum Estate welcomes you to a very special evening under the stars , hosted by founders Marcia and Tim Mondavi at their magnificent mountain winery, Continuum Estate on Pritchard Hill. Begin with a champagne reception amongst 100-year-old olive trees in Robert’s Grove, then sit down to an incredible chef's menu prepared by culinary legend and author Sarah Scott. Each dish will be expertly paired with fabulous wines, including multiple vintages of Continuum. Prepare yourself for this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Mondavi family as the stars come out, high above Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Continuum Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Under the Stars at Continuum Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Comfortably Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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An Evening in Oakville

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Gargiulo Vineyards

Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo invite you to their stunning Oakville Estate Winery for an evening to remember, featuring some of Napa Valley’s finest cuisine and entertainment. Chef Nash Cognetti, who has been creating iconic menus as the executive chef of the famous Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena since 2007, will be your culinary host. Dinner will be assembled with fresh, locally farmed ingredients sourced through Greenleaf, the Bay Area's top supplier of organic provisions and then paired with Gargiulo’s single-vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignons. As in past years, the evening will include music performed by Jeff Gargiulo and some of his famous Nashville friends!

  • Winery: Gargiulo Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: An Evening in Oakville
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Auction Napa Valley Sunset Dinner at Hourglass

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Hourglass

Guests will be treated to a wine reception and elegant but informal dinner at the Hourglass winery, hosted by vintners Jeff Smith and Carolyn Duryea- Smith and winemaker Tony Biagi. The event will include an intimate tour of the winery.

  • Winery: Hourglass
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Jeff Smith
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Auction Napa Valley Sunset Dinner at Hourglass
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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20th Anniversary Melka Wines Spectacular

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Melka Wines

As we celebrate 20 years in the industry, this event will be one not to miss. This intimate sit-down dinner will be held outdoors at the Montbleau Estate overlooking the valley. Featuring chef Ken Frank from La Toque, the dinner will include some library selections from our cellar to compliment the phenomenal meal. Be prepared to kick off Auction week with an amazing first night at the Melkas!

  • Winery: Melka Wines
  • Host(s):
  • Philippe Melka
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: 20th Anniversary Melka Wines Spectacular
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dine in the Vineyard with Mira

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Mira Winery

Mira is the Latin root of miracle, our logo is the symbol for a good harvest. Each year we harvest by hand the best blocks from acclaimed vineyards in the most celebrated wine-producing region in the world - Napa Valley. Mira wines are hand-crafted, all natural, and a true expression of what the vines produce year to year. Come meet Mira's winemaker and president in one of these key Napa Valley vineyards. Dine al fresco in the vineyard and enjoy a relaxing evening with food, wine and new friends.

  • Winery: Mira Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Gustavo A. Gonzalez
  • Jim "Bear" Dyke
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dine in the Vineyard with Mira
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Spectacular Sunset Auction Welcome Dinner

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
O'Brien Estate

Join Bart and Barb O'Brien for an elegant dinner under the stars in the back lawn of their 40-acre estate overlooking the Mayacamas Mountains, Stag's Leap, and hundreds of acres of vineyards. After dinner, we will enjoy a tour of the vineyards by lantern light. Wine pairings will include the 2012 Unrestrained Reserve, rated 96 points by Robert Parker.

  • Winery: O'Brien Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Bart and Barb O'Brien
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Spectacular Sunset Auction Welcome Dinner
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Crystal Cellar Celebration

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Raymond Vineyards

Enjoy an evening of decadence while dining in the exquisite Crystal Cellar at Raymond Vineyards. Begin with bubbles and hors d'oeuvres in the luxurious Red Room, then enjoy an intimate dinner in the striking Crystal Cellar, where fine wine and luxury come together to create the ultimate Napa dining experience.

  • Winery: Raymond Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Jean-Charles Boisset
  • Stephanie Putnam
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Crystal Cellar Celebration
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Cocktail Attire
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Dinner at Rudd Oakville Estate

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Rudd Oakville Estate

This evening will be a rare opportunity to experience our private Estate in Oakville, known for its red volcanic soils, and to meet the team behind Rudd. You will walk through the Estate gardens, experience our sun-filled boathouse and be one of the first to view the new and unique winemaking facility. Chef Trevor Kunk, from acclaimed restaurant PRESS in St. Helena, will create a menu inspired by seasonal produce from Rudd Farms, to be enjoyed with our limited production wines.

  • Winery: Rudd Oakville Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Oscar Henquet
  • Samanatha Rudd
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dinner at Rudd Oakville Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: A touch of red
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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The Rising Stars of Napa Valley

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Schweiger Vineyards

Enjoy an evening as you appreciate the rising stars of the Napa Valley. Enjoy multiple courses paired with wines from Schweiger Vineyards. Each course will be prepared by a different student from the CIA. At the end of the evening, guests select the budding chef who prepared the best pairing of the evening. Some courses may have multiple chefs competing. Spend the evening making new friends, enjoying amazing wines, and perhaps discovering the next celebrity chef!

  • Winery: Schweiger Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Andrew Schweiger
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: The Rising Stars of Napa Valley
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Shafer Paella Party

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Shafer Vineyards

Shafer invites you to enjoy an evening with an accent on flavor and fun. We’ve asked our friends at Zuzu, a favorite Napa restaurant that draws from the culinary traditions of Spain and South America, for a dramatically delicious oak wood- and grapevine-fired paella with all the trimmings. The evening also features a wide selection of Shafer wines of older and newer vintages as well as Spanish music during the dinner hour. After the dessert course get ready to fire up the dance floor as stars begin to decorate the Stags Leap District night sky.

  • Winery: Shafer Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • John and Doug Shafer
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Shafer Paella Party
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Wine Country Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Welcome Dinner at the Historic Sinegal Estate

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Sinegal Estate Winery

Please join vintner David Sinegal and the winemaking team of Tony Biagi and Ryan Knoth, for an evening of intrigue and exploration. As esteemed invitees of Auction Napa Valley, all guests will receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at St. Helena’s newest gem - a destination with a refined past, lush with patina and honed through a tenacious attention to detail. While touring the historic grounds and dining beneath the stars, you will taste Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Sinegal’s inaugural, highly-coveted vintage. Guests will also be among the first to experience Sinegal Estate’s new tasting room and terrace, wine caves, old-meets-new-world wine cellar and VIP lounge. The state-of-the-art facility was designed by Signum Architecture of St. Helena, whose previous work includes: HALL Winery, CADE, and BRAND Napa Valley. The 30-acre property’s dynamic layout creates a quintessential, yet idyllic, Napa Valley experience. The land includes a 19th-century Victorian home, two-acre lake, olive orchards, hillside vistas, immaculate gardens to wander, and a classic poolside cabana. Dressing warmly is recommended, as both the tour and dinner will be outdoors.

  • Winery: Sinegal Estate Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • David Sinegal
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Welcome Dinner at the Historic Sinegal Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Judgment of Paris

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Winery:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars & Chateau Montelena

Join winery principals from Chateau Montelena Winery and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in a festive celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Judgment of Paris, where the Chateau Montelena 1973 Chardonnay and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors, triumphing over the best wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Enjoy a festive evening celebrating Napa Valley wine with special library vintages and current releases alongside a delicious gourmet feast. Attendees will have the chance to taste a few select wines “blind,” just as the judges did in Paris.

  • Winery: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars & Chateau Montelena
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Marcus Notaro
  • Matt Crafton
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Judgment of Paris
  • Max Guests: 50
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
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Night at the Museum

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
The Hess Collection Winery

Join The Hess Collection Winery for a night of wine, food and the arts atop Mount Veeder. Guests will enjoy a private museum tour of founder Donald Hess’ famed art collection, followed by a wonderful dining experience with dishes created by executive chef Chad Hendrickson. Each course will be artfully pared with The Hess Collection's Mount Veeder wines to complete an evening that entices all the senses.

  • Winery: The Hess Collection Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Tim Persson
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Night at the Museum
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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An Unforgettable Evening with Chef Hubert Keller & the Trinchero Family

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Trinchero Napa Valley

Celebrate one of the Napa Valley's pioneering families with an unforgettable evening featuring world-renowned guest chef Hubert Keller. Chef Keller will tantalize guests with his contemporary French cooking accented with Mediterranean and Napa Valley-inspired flavors. Guests will dine al fresco at Trinchero's state-of-the-art winery in St. Helena overlooking the beautiful Napa Valley. Wines from Bob Trinchero's private cellar, spanning six decades, will be flowing.

  • Winery: Trinchero Napa Valley
  • Host(s):
  • Roger Trinchero
  • Hubert Keller
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: An Unforgettable Evening with Chef Hubert Keller & the Trinchero Family
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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A Food and Wine Pairing Dinner with Owner WIlliam Ballentine

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
William Cole Vineyards

Join the owner and winemaker of William Cole Vineyards, William Ballentine and his wife Jane, for an evening of amazing food and wine under the stars. The evening will begin with a tour through the historic winery with William. After the tour, there will be a multi-course food and wine pairing dinner from renowned Napa Valley chef Gary Penir. Not only will you enjoy the exclusive allocation-only Cuvée Claire Cabernet Sauvignon, but William will also be pouring a selection of library and collection wines. It will be a dinner you won't soon forget.

  • Winery: William Cole Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • William Ballentine
  • Jane Ballentine
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: A Food and Wine Pairing Dinner with Owner WIlliam Ballentine
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Friday vintner-hosted dinner parties

An Evening of Stars

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
ADAMVS

Join vintners Denise and Stephen Adams, winemaker Philippe Melka and a distinguished chef for An Evening of Stars. The evening includes Champagne reception, vineyard and farm tour, and dinner among the gardens, orchards and vines of one of Napa Valley's most beautiful mountain estates.

  • Winery: ADAMVS
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Denise & Stephen Adams
  • Philippe Melka
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Evening of Stars
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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An Uruguayan Adventure at Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Please join Alejandro Bulgheroni, Master Sommelier Gilles de Chambure and winemaker Philippe Melka for an evening of Uruguayan cuisine and culture. Our wines are handcrafted by renowned winemaker Philippe and blended with consulting enologist Michel Rolland. Tonight you'll be transported to La Huella, the world’s most idyllic seaside restaurant, located in José Ignacio near Punta del Este. La Huella draws vacationing chefs and food stars from around the globe to enjoy its live fire cuisine. Guests will also be treated to the first tastes of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

  • Winery: Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Alejandro Bulgheroni
  • Gilles de Chambure, MS
  • Philippe Melka
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Uruguayan Adventure at Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Festive
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Pre-Auction Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Araujo Estate

Artemis Domaines and the Eisele Vineyard are pleased to invite you to an intimate dinner in the Pinault family’s private residence. Chateau Latour President Frédéric Engerer will host this wonderful evening. Dinner will be prepared by 3-star Michelin chef Mathieu Pacaud from iconic Paris restaurants L’Ambroisie and Hexagone. This celebrated cuisine will be paired with wines from the Eisele Vineyard, spanning multiple decades from the Estate's library.

  • Winery: Araujo Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Frédéric Engerer
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Pre-Auction Dinner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Country Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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An Intimate Evening with Blackbird Vineyards and Bulgari

Day:
Friday, June 5
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 and Bulgari for an intimate reception and dinner at Yountville’s Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley. Tour the whimsical sculpture garden and take in the art, design and furnishings of the gallery curated by ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens before succumbing to an exquisite, wine-paired dinner. You will mingle with Blackbird Vineyards founder Michael Polenske, president Paul Leary and winemaker Aaron Pott.

  • Winery: Blackbird Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Paul Leary
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Intimate Evening with Blackbird Vineyards and Bulgari
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Dinner Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Art and Wine with Bettina and Don Bryant

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Bryant Family Vineyard

Bettina and Don Bryant invite you to join them for an intimate evening at their private home nestled in the hills high above St. Helena. To celebrate the winery's 25th year of production, rare estate wines will be paired with an exquisite meal created by a renowned chef. Guests will dine amidst the Bryants' extensive modern and contemporary art collection.

  • Winery: Bryant Family Vineyard
  • Host(s):
  • Bettina and Don Bryant
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Art and Wine with Bettina and Don Bryant
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner, Cave and Barrel Tasting

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Cairdean Estate

A tour of the village, where you will be able to view our gallery and spend some time in our curated mercantile. You will be able to enjoy the tasting room to see all the wines that are made at Cairdean. We will also guide you through our olfactory sensory experience, then move to the caves for a three-course dinner paired with our current release wines. We will finish with an after-dinner wine in the winery den near a fire.

  • Winery: Cairdean Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Edwin and Stacia Williams
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner, Cave and Barrel Tasting
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Fifteen Vintages of Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Carter Cellars & Envy Wines

No need to be green with Envy as your taste 15 vintages of Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon wines. You’ll sample the vintages at a comprehensive tasting wine dining at Envy Winery for a dinner artfully prepared by Michelin-starred Solbar. There, vintner Mark Carter and winemakers Nils Venge and Mike Smith will fill you in on the wines while you take in grand views of the Palisades and the Mayacamas mountains.

  • Winery: Carter Cellars & Envy Wines
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Nils Venge
  • Mike Smith
  • Mark Carter
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Fifteen Vintages of Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Perfectly Paired

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Colgin Cellars

Ann Colgin and Joe Wender invite you to an intimate and festive evening at the beautiful Colgin Cellars. Savor a selection of Colgin wines from the library cellar as well as current releases that will pair perfectly with the magnificent culinary experience prepared by Chef Thomas Keller and the French Laundry team. The enchanting evening will be filled with engaging hospitality and exciting amusement that you won’t want to miss.

  • Winery: Colgin Cellars
  • Host(s):
  • Ann Colgin & Joe Wender
  • Colgin Cellars
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Perfectly Paired
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at Dalla Valle

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Dalla Valle Vineyards

Ten guests are invited for an elegant dinner hosted by proprietor Naoko Dalla Valle at her hillside home in Oakville with stunning views of the valley. Acclaimed chef Richard Reddington of Redd & Redd Wood Napa Valley will prepare a sumptuous 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: Dinner at Dalla Valle
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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An Evening at Dana Estates

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Dana Estates

Proprietor Hi Sang Lee invites you to join him for an exclusive evening at Dana Estates. Enjoy an inventive menu prepared by a top chef to be announced soon. The cuisine will be paired with wines from the Dana Estates library, along with selections from the Lee family’s personal cellar.

  • Winery: Dana Estates
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Hi Sang Lee
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Evening at Dana Estates
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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A New Winery on an Old Site

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Winery:
Davis Estates

This evening your experience begins in our newly restored 100 year old barn, fermentation room, through 11,000 sq. ft. of Caves. Dinner is served high atop our winery to enjoy a breath taking view of Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Davis Estates
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Mike and Sandy Davis
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A New Winery on an Old Site
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
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A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Diamond Creek Vineyards

Serenity will surround you the moment the gates of this historic estate open at your arrival. The beauty of Diamond Creek and the soothing waters of the lagoon, lake and waterfalls will sooth your senses as you enjoy Cabernet Sauvignons from the estate's distinct and renowned vineyards: Red Rock Terrace, Gravelly Meadow and Volcanic Hill. Dinner will be savored by candlelight as you overlook the graceful vineyards and gardens while enjoying the company of new and old friends around the table.

  • Winery: Diamond Creek Vineyards
  • Host Bio(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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East joins West to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Grgich Hills Estate

Join Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and family for a delicious celebration of the 1976 Paris Tasting, when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Mike, beat the best of France and revolutionized the wine world. Chef Morimoto will present his unique contemporary Japanese cuisine that infuses Eastern dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. Mike Grgich will elevate these culinary masterpieces with exquisitely balanced and elegant wines, handcrafted in his Old World style.

  • Winery: Grgich Hills Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: East joins West to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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2016 ANV Dinner at Harlan Estate

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Harlan Estate

The Harlan family, along with director Don Weaver and winemaker Cory Empting, invite you to join them in the western hills of Oakville for an intimate dinner and engaging conversation at Harlan Estate. Enjoy an exclusive culinary experience prepared by a distinguished chef, featuring wines from the Harlan Estate library.

  • Winery: Harlan Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • H. William (Bill) and Deborah Harlan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: 2016 ANV Dinner at Harlan Estate
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: Coat and Tie, Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner Above the Valley

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Kenzo Estate

Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto cordially invite you to join them for an intimate dinner at Kenzo Estate.

  • Winery: Kenzo Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Kenzo Tsujimoto
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner Above the Valley
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dinner
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner at Odette Estate Winery

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Odette Estate Winery

Enjoy a private dinner catered by four-time James Beard Nominee Chef Rathburn, owner of Abacus Restaurant in Dallas, Tex. Dinner will be crafted to highlight the robust and full-bodied nature of our 2013 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, along with other selections from the CADE and PlumpJack portfolio.

  • Winery: Odette Estate Winery
  • Host(s):
  • John Conover
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Odette Estate Winery
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Pride Par Excellence

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Pride Mountain Vineyards

High atop Spring Mountain, 1,800 feet above the Napa Valley, Pride Mountain Vineyards is one of the crown jewels of the Mayacamas mountain range. Dinners here are rare, and this one, the 13th for Auction Napa Valley, will be especially magical. Wines chosen by Steve Pride from the family cellar will be artfully paired with the finest seasonal and regional ingredients to create a spectacular multi-course meal set in the Summit Room overlooking the vineyards. Barrel tasting in the winery’s 23,000 square feet of caves with winemaker Sally Johnson will provide an exciting and special treat.

  • Winery: Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Steve Pride
  • Sally Johnson
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Pride Par Excellence
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Pursuit of the Possible

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Pulido~Walker

Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker invite you for an intimate dinner at their Mount Veeder home overlooking the property’s Estate vineyard. Through the evening, guests will enjoy stunning sunset and panoramic views of the starlit Napa Valley in addition to a tour the of abundant kitchen gardens. The night will feature a special vertical tasting of Pulido~Walker’s extraordinary single-vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon wines, crafted by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. The wines will be paired with the locally sourced, artisanal cuisine prepared by chef Sean O’Toole of the critically acclaimed TORC.

  • Winery: Pulido~Walker
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Mark Pulido and Donna Walker
  • Sean O'Toole
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Pursuit of the Possible
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Celebrate Robert Mondavi Winery's 50th Anniversary

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Robert Mondavi Winery

In celebration of Robert Mondavi Winery's 50th Anniversary, join us for an evening at the Oakville House, a private estate on Oakville Cross Road. Throughout the course of the evening, you will be charmed by our winemaking team and their stories detailing the past, present and future and you will enjoy great library vintages from our personal cellar. Critically acclaimed chef Jeff Mosher will prepare a delightful meal in a stunning setting set against Oakville's finest vineyards. Together we will toast to the past 50 years, and a bright future featuring the next 50 years.

  • Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Genevieve Janssens
  • Joe Harden
  • Megan Schofield
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Celebrate Robert Mondavi Winery's 50th Anniversary
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Chic
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
SLOAN ESTATE

Vintner Jenny Pan invites you to join her and winemaker Martha McClellan for an unforgettable evening at SLOAN ESTATE. The intimate affair will begin with a candlelit reception in the magnificent caves, followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by Chef Edward Voon and dancing to live music under the stars. Chef Voon, internationally acclaimed for his modern French cuisine, will travel with his team from Hong Kong to prepare an artistic culinary experience that promises to indulge the senses and pairs perfectly with a rare selection of SLOAN wines. We welcome you to join us for a delightful evening in an exquisite hillside setting.

  • Winery: SLOAN ESTATE
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Jenny Pan
  • Edward Voon
  • Martha McClellan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Intimate Dinner with Vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
The Vineyardist

Join vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola for a festive dinner at their historic Victorian house nestled on the 120-acre Diamond Mountain estate, formerly the home of Calistoga winemaking pioneer Lorenz Peterson. Following a walking tour of the 1879 property, new estate winery and our hillside vineyards with commanding views of the northern Napa Valley, you will be treated to a multi-course dinner created from the bounty of the estate’s own organic culinary herb gardens and orchards. Each course will be paired with The Vineyardist wines from Dirk and Becky’s library collection.

  • Winery: The Vineyardist
  • Host(s):
  • Dirk Fulton & Becky Kukkola
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Intimate Dinner with Vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola
  • Max Guests: 8
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Diner En Blanc

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
VGS Chateau Potelle

Diner En Blanc

  • Winery: VGS Chateau Potelle
  • Host(s):
  • Jean-Noel Fourmeaux
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Diner En Blanc
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: White
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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WELCOME To Fabulous VINEYARD 7 & 8!

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Vineyard 7 & 8

WELCOME To Fabulous VINEYARD 7 & 8. Get LUCKY atop Spring Mountain! The Steffens family and winemaker Martha McClellan invite you to join them for a festive Las Vegas-themed evening with great friends, food and wine. Stroll down the red carpet and savor Champagne, canapés and selections from the raw bar on the terrace. Once inside, you will be in the hands of chef Ross Melling and the culinary team from Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Bouchon Bistro. Palates will be teased with multiple selections from the Vineyard 7 & 8 library. The evening concludes with a little "Vegas-style" fun!

  • Winery: Vineyard 7 & 8
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Lanny & Weezie Steffens
  • Wesley & Jessica Steffens
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: WELCOME To Fabulous VINEYARD 7 & 8!
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Vegas Festive!
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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