On Friday, June 6 after a rousing and festive day at the Napa Valley Barrel Auction, ticket holders will gather in private settings throughout the valley with vintner hosts in their homes or wineries. Here, "Vintner-Hosted Dinners" offers more intimate dinners where you and your host will savor the food, the wine and the conversation providing the quintessential Napa Valley experience.

Please view the enticing offerings from the vintners and to select the style and theme of the evening that intrigues you most. You will be asked for your preferences during the registration process. We cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to a particular event but completing all six preferences when you register will improve the likelihood that you will. Also, we will give priority to Complete Auction Experience package holders.

Araujo Estate Wines
Dinner at Araujo

Start Time: 6:30 P.m.
Max Guests: 24
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • FRÉDÉRIC ENGERER
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Arkenstone Vineyards
Evening on Heavenly Howell Mountain

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy Casual

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!

Host(s):

  • Susan and Ron Krausz
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Blackbird Vineyards
Born to Fly...

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 30
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Paul Leary
  • Michael Polenske
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BOND
Dinner at BOND

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Wine Country Elegant

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.

Host(s):

  • H. William Harlan
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CADE Estate Winery
Unveil Napa Valley

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • John Conover
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Cliff Lede Vineyards
Intimate Dinner with Cliff Lede

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 10
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Cliff Lede
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Colgin Cellars
Dinner at Colgin

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Cocktail

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!

Host(s):

  • Ann Colgin & Joe Wender
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Continuum Estate
A Night Under the Stars at Continuum

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive Attire

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.

Host(s):

  • Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger
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Dalla Valle Vineyards
Magnificent Maya Dinner

Start Time: 7 p.m.
Max Guests: 10
Attire: Napa Valley Elegant

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.

Host(s):

  • Naoko Dalla Valle
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Dana Estates
Dinner for Ten at Dana Estates

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 10
Attire: Napa Valley Elegant

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.

Host(s):

  • Hi Sang Lee
  • Corey Lee
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Davis Estates
A Step Back in Time

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Vineyard Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Davis Family
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Diamond Creek Vineyards
A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 14
Attire: Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Boots Brounstein
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Grgich Hills Estate
Fire & Wine

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Napa Valley Casual

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

Host(s):

  • Miljenko “Mike” Grgich
  • Joshua Skenes
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Hudson Vineyards
Expect the Unexpected

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Smart & Tidy

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.

Host(s):

  • Lee and Cristina Hudson
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Kenzo Estate
Dinner on the Mountain

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 16
Attire: Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Kenzo Tsujimoto
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Lokoya
The Unveiling

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Chris Carpenter
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Newton Vineyard
Dine Between Soil and Sky

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 24
Attire: Festive Attire

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.

Host(s):

  • Matt Wood
  • Chris Millard
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Nickel & Nickel
Dinner at Nickel & Nickel

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive

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.

Host(s):

  • Beth Nickel
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Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mountain Majesty

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Nicely Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Suzanne Pride Bryan
  • Steve Pride
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Raymond Vineyards
Dare to Dream

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 12
Attire: Black Tie

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.

Host(s):

  • Jean-Charles Boisset
  • Stephanie Putnam
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Robert Mondavi Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery - Expressions of the To Kalon Vineyard

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive

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.

Host(s):

  • Margrit Biever Mondavi
  • Genevieve Janssens
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Seven Stones Winery
Seven Stones Wine Dinner

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 12
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Renee Kuo
  • Ron & Anita Wornick
  • Aaron Pott
  • Mark Dommen
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SLOAN ESTATE
Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 14
Attire: Cocktail

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.

Host(s):

  • Jenny Pan
  • Edward Voon
  • Michel Rolland
  • Martha McCellan
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Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Spottswoode on the Boulevard!

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Napa Valley Casual

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!

Host(s):

  • Beth Novak Milliken
  • Mary Novak
  • Nancy Oakes
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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
Appetite for Adrenaline

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive Attire

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.

Host(s):

  • Emma Swain
  • Michael Scholz
  • Bruno Tison
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Staglin Family Vineyard
Dinner at Staglin

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive Attire

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.

Host(s):

  • Garen, Shari Brandon and Shannon Staglin
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Viader Vineyards & Winery
Tango Night at VIADER

Start Time: 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy casual, dancing shoes optional

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.

Host(s):

  • Delia Viader
  • Alan Viader
  • Janet Viader
  • Mariela Viader
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Vineyard 7&8
Sunset on Spring Mountain!

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 16
Attire: Dressy Casual / Festive Attire

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.

Host(s):

  • John & Louise Steffens
  • Wesley & Jessica Steffens
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William Cole Vineyards
An Enchanting eventing under the stars

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • William Ballentine
  • Jane Ballentine
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