Auction Napa Valley Rides in Style: Vine Trail Here We Come

EACH OF 50 SUCCESSFUL BUY-IN BIDDERS WILL RECEIVE:

• LUXURY TRANSPORTATION FOR 1 TO AND FROM THE EVENT FROM WITHIN NAPA VALLEY, PROVIDED BY LEXUS
• LUNCH FOR 1 OUTSIDE BOTTEGA RESTAURANT ON THE LAWN NEAR NAPASTYLE, WEATHER PERMITTING
• WINE TASTING FOR 1 WITH EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING WINERIES POURING
• V7 PUBLIC BICYCLE WITH VINE TRAIL LOGO

Ever wish you could burn a few calories before Auction Napa Valley and have a great time doing it? Now you can. This $5,000 per person buy-in lot is for the first-ever Auction Napa Valley Rides the Vine Trail, a party on wheels.

Join a contingent of bike-loving Napa Valley vintners on June 1, 2016 (the Wednesday before next year’s Auction Napa Valley) at 10 a.m. in the Villagio Inn & Spa parking lot in Yountville. From there you will be whisked to Kennedy Park in Napa by a fleet of luxury SUVs generously provided by Lexus. Once there, you’ll pick up your Public bicycle for the day as you prepare for a leisurely ride on the first 12.5-mile segment of the 47-mile Vine Trail. On your ride back to Yountville, take a breather at a rest stop to enjoy juice shots by Annette Shafer and sample treats from the Clif Family Bruschetteria truck. Once back in Yountville, Chef Michael Chiarello’s team will treat you to lunch on the lawn outside Bottega restaurant accompanied by the wines of your vintner hosts.

Think you need to train for this? You don’t. The route is accommodatingly flat (and of course very beautiful). But just so you can ride around in style before the big event in June, 2016, each successful buy-in bidder will receive a Public bicycle branded with the Vine Trail logo shipped directly to their home in the fall of 2015.

And now for the Grand Marshal portion of this lot.

• Grand Marshal Certificate of Honor
• 1 magnum of wine from each vintner host
• Bacchus and the Four Seasons sculpture by Mario Chiodo

Want to lead the parade on the inaugural Auction Napa Valley Rides the Vine Trail? Why not be the Grand Marshal? Trick out your Public bike with a $500 gift certificate for accessories. Also enjoy a magnum of wine from each winery participant and take home a model of the world-famous Mario Chiodo sculpture called Bacchus and the Four Seasons. This stunning installation, on display in Yountville, is the first Vine Trail Celebrations’ sculpture.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Clif Family
Howell Mountain
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2011

Jones Family Vineyards
Napa Valley
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2002

Shafer Vineyards
Hillside Select
Stags Leap District
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2010

Silver Oak Cellars
Napa Valley
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2010

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
St. Helena
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2011

Vineyard 29
Aida Estate
Napa Valley
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2012

ZD Cellars
Napa Valley
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2011

Sauvignon Blanc
Lail Vineyards
Napa Valley
1 – 1.5L (Magnum) 2010