Introduction

Sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners and founded in 1981 by a small group of winery owners, including Robert and Margrit Mondavi, Auction Napa Valley has become the world’s most celebrated charity wine event.

Auction Napa Valley combines Napa Valley wine, the region’s iconic scenery, vintner hospitality, creative culinary expressions and the chance for bidders to acquire rare collections of Napa Valley wine and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The four-day fete features:

  • private, vintner-hosted parties
  • the world’s only single-case auction of 100 or more lots that includes tasting wine directly with the winemakers straight from the barrel
  • the E-Auction, open to wine lovers and bidders anywhere in the world
  • and the grand Live Auction Celebration, which has been hosted every year since inception on the grounds of the exclusive Meadowood Napa Valley resort

The Napa Valley Vintners distributes proceeds from Auction Napa annually to a core group of 25 local nonprofits and strategic initiatives that emphasize prevention and early intervention in the areas of community health and children’s education.

We have invested $180 million in Napa County’s nonprofit organizations.

The mission of our annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, is to use the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of the Napa County community.

Thanks to the generosity of our members in creating outstanding lots, the bidders who come from all over the world to experience Auction Napa Valley, the contributions of our strategic partners in helping underwrite our costs and our dedicated volunteers, we have invested $180 million in local nonprofit organizations since 1981.

Our goal is to invest deeply, rather than broadly, in the areas of community health and children’s education to create a positive impact on our community. Our nonprofit partners serve residents in Napa County from American Canyon to Calistoga with programs as varied as Adult Day Services for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, to programs using the latest technology to prepare English language learners for kindergarten.