Savor the sunset from gardens, arbors, terraces and verandas at intimate, vintner-hosted dinners. These gatherings give vintners across several generations the chance to share their Napa Valley stories. From artfully crafted dishes by noted chefs to connections made with your hosts-and the treasured wines they surely will share-your evening will be rich in Napa Valley wanders.

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 the VIP Auction Napa Valley Experience package holders.

ADAMVS
An Evening of Stars

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 15
Attire: Wine Country Elegant

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

Host Bio(s):

  • Denise & Stephen Adams
  • Philippe Melka
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Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate
An Uruguayan Adventure at Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 11
Attire: Napa Festive

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Alejandro Bulgheroni
  • Gilles de Chambure, MS
  • Philippe Melka
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Araujo Estate
Pre-Auction Dinner

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

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.

Host(s):

  • Frédéric Engerer
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Bryant Family Vineyard
Art and Wine with Bettina and Don Bryant

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Festive Cocktail

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.

Host(s):

  • Bettina and Don Bryant
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Cairdean Estate
Dinner, Cave and Barrel Tasting

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • Edwin and Stacia Williams
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Carter Cellars & Envy Wines
Fifteen Vintages of Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon

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

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Nils Venge
  • Mike Smith
  • Mark Carter
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Colgin Cellars
Perfectly Paired

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 26
Attire: Cocktail

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.

Host(s):

  • Ann Colgin & Joe Wender
  • Colgin Cellars
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Dalla Valle Vineyards
Dinner at Dalla Valle

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 10
Attire: Napa Valley Elegant

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.

Host(s):

  • Naoko Dalla Valle
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Dana Estates
An Evening at Dana Estates

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 12
Attire: Napa Valley Elegant

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Hi Sang Lee
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Davis Estates
A New Winery on an Old Site

Start Time: 6:10 PM
Max Guests: 13
Attire: Casual

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Mike and Sandy Davis
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Diamond Creek Vineyards
A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 8
Attire: Casual

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Boots Brounstein
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Grgich Hills Estate
East joins West to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 18
Attire: Festive Attire

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
  • Masaharu Morimoto
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Harlan Estate
2016 ANV Dinner at Harlan Estate

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 27
Attire: Coat and Tie, Wine Country Elegant

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 Chef Christopher Kostow, featuring wines from the Harlan Estate library.

Host Bio(s):

  • H. William (Bill) and Deborah Harlan
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Kenzo Estate
Dinner Above the Valley

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 14
Attire: Dinner

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

Host Bio(s):

  • Kenzo Tsujimoto
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Odette Estate Winery
Dinner at Odette Estate Winery

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 17
Attire: Wine Country Casual

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.

Host(s):

  • John Conover
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Pride Mountain Vineyards
Pride Par Excellence

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 9
Attire: Dressy Casual

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Steve Pride
  • Sally Johnson
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Pulido~Walker
Pursuit of the Possible

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 14
Attire: Wine Country Elegant

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Mark Pulido and Donna Walker
  • Sean O'Toole
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Robert Mondavi Winery
Celebrate Robert Mondavi Winery's 50th Anniversary

Start Time: 7 p.m.
Max Guests: 20
Attire: Wine Country Chic

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Genevieve Janssens
  • Joe Harden
  • Megan Schofield
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SLOAN ESTATE
Soirée at SLOAN ESTATE

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 11
Attire: Cocktail

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.

Host Bio(s):

  • Jenny Pan
  • Edward Voon
  • Martha McClellan
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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
Take a SEAT @ St. Supéry with Chef Levi Mezick of Charlie Palmer’s Harvest Table

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Max Guests: 14
Attire: Napa Valley Chic

Join us for an evening of wine, food and fun. Enjoy a welcome reception in our winery gallery featuring an innovative SEAT art exhibition. Follow this with a delicious farm-to-table meal amid the vineyards prepared by Harvest Table’s executive chef, Levi Mezick. Harvest Table, chef Charlie Palmer’s newest restaurant located in the heart of wine country, prides itself on serving local seasonal dishes that highlight the best of Napa Valley’s agricultural prowess. Your meal will incorporate bounty from St. Supéry's culinary garden and the evening will be filled with expertly paired, critically-acclaimed single vineyard estate wines, highlighting the unique terroir of St. Supéry’s Rutherford and Dollarhide Estate Vineyards.

Host Bio(s):

  • Levi Mezick
  • Emma Swain
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The Vineyardist
Intimate Dinner with Vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Max Guests: 0
Attire: Festive

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.

Host(s):

  • Dirk Fulton & Becky Kukkola
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VGS Chateau Potelle
Diner En Blanc

Start Time: 7:00 PM
Max Guests: 0
Attire: White

Diner En Blanc

Host(s):

  • Jean-Noel Fourmeaux
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Vineyard 7 & 8
WELCOME To Fabulous VINEYARD 7 & 8!

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Max Guests: 16
Attire: Vegas Festive!

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!

Host Bio(s):

  • Lanny & Weezie Steffens
  • Wesley & Jessica Steffens
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