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It Takes a Team

The alchemy of Auction Napa Valley changes lives for tens of thousands of people in Napa County. We are grateful for the generosity of our vintner members, partners, honorary chairs, steering committee, vendors, volunteers and community members who bring Auction Napa Valley to life.

Strategic Partners

The Napa Valley Vintners has joined forces with a select group of companies whose brand values align with the quality of Napa Valley wines creating marketing relationships that are mutually beneficial. Through signature marketing programs such as Auction Napa Valley, we work with these partners to develop joint marketing opportunities that benefit not only the association and our partners, but also member wineries.

  • J.P. Morgan

    www.jpmorgan.com

    J.P. Morgan’s wholesale bank has been helping their clients to do first-class business for more than 200 years. With a long-term approach to client solutions, J.P. Morgan provides committed, innovative and consistent advice and execution to their clients at all times.

  • Lexus

    www.lexus.com

    The finest quality luxury vehicles.



  • Riedel Wine Glass Company

    www.riedel.com

    The official crystal glassware supplier for Napa Valley Vintners.

  • Meadowood Napa Valley

    www.meadowood.com

    Meadowood Napa Valley was the Napa Valley's first luxury resort and today offers the region's most robust collection of amenities.

  • American AgCredit

    www.agloan.com

    Founded in 1916, American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, and is the nation’s fifth largest Farm Credit cooperative. American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers offering a broad range of agricultural loan, leasing and insurance services from orchard, timber, row crops, winery and livestock financing to equipment leasing and construction financing.

  • NetJets

    www.netjets.com

    NetJets is the worldwide leader in private aviation. With approximately 700 aircraft worldwide, NetJets owns and operates the largest private jet fleet on earth, made available to Owners through fractional ownership, lease, and jet card programs. For more than 50 years, NetJets has redefined what is possible, connecting Owners with the people and places that matter most.

  • Silicon Valley Bank

    www.svb.com

    Commercial banking for the fine wine business.

  • Culinary Institute of America

    www.ciachef.edu

    The Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary college, is dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality by offering degree programs in management, culinary science, applied food studies, culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and executive education.


  • Robb Report

    www.robbreport.com

    For connoisseurs seeking the very best that life has to offer, Robb Report magazine remains the essential luxury resource.

2020 Steering Committee

The Napa Valley Vintners announces Bart, Daphne, Greg and Jaime Araujo as our 2020 honorary ANV chairs.

We have an amazing lineup of vintners working together with the Araujo family to create an incredible 40th annual American Wine Classic, June 4-7, 2020. We want your Auction Napa Valley experience to overflow with delights and surprises!

Bidder Cultivation
Jaime Araujo, Accendo Cellars
Naoko Dalla Valle, Dalla Valle Vineyards
Scott Gould, Bond
Paul Leary, Blackbird Vineyards
Carissa Mondavi, Continuum Estate
Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode Estate Vineyards & Winery
Don Weaver, Harlan
Sponsorships
Jaime Araujo, Accendo Cellars and Trois Noix
Angelina Mondavi, Aloft Wine
Media and Communications
Brett Anderson, Harlan Estate
Shilah Salmon, Lokoya
Vintner and Community Messaging
Rick Jones, Jones Family Vineyards
Emma Swain, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery
Live Auction Lots
Bart Araujo, Accendo Cellars
Valerie Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards
Greg Gregory
Paul Roberts, Colgin Cellars
Shannon Staglin, Staglin Family Vineyard
Barrel Auction and Event Operations
Greg Araujo, Accendo Cellars
Hugh Davies, Davies Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards
Katie Jackson, Lokoya
Nigel Kinsman, Accendo Cellars
Lars Kronmark
Alycia Mondavi, Aloft Wine
E-Auction
Steve Tonella, S.R. Tonella
Margaret Valenzuela, Rubia Wine Cellars
Vintner Hosted Events
Maya Dalla Valle, Dalla Valle Vineyards
Live Auction Celebration
Daphne Araujo, Accendo Cellars
Karen Cakebread, Ziata
Cristina Hudson, Hudson Ranch
Artie Johnson, Staglin Family Vineyard
Robin Lail, Lail Vineyards
Amanda Harlan, Harlan Estate
Alan and Mariela Viader, Viader Vineyards & Winery
Beverage
Laura Swanton, Laura Michael Wines
Green Efforts
Dan Petroski, Larkmead Vineyards
Steve Matthiasson, Matthiasson
Carlo Mondavi, Continuum Estate
Volunteers
Neeraj Sangh
2019 board members fce20a318f6032db84c89b8a8da03e8c88ac71f8230fa48997e6188cc3c7cac2

Pictured, left to right: David Butler, Beth Novak Milliken, Rick Jones, Robin Baggett, John Hamilton, Darioush Khaledi, Pat Stotesbery, Delia Viader, Andy Erickson, Cyril Chappellet, David Pearson, Jack Bittner.
Not pictured: Carol Kingery Ritter, Doug Shafer


Board of Directors

2019 Napa Valley Vintners / Auction Napa Valley

Robin Baggett
Board Vice Chair
Owner & Managing Partner, Alpha Omega
Jack Bittner
Managing Partner, OVID Napa Valley
Cyril Chappellet
President & CEO, Chappellet Vineyard
Andy Erickson
Proprietor, Favia Erickson Winegrowers
Rick Jones
Owner & Manager, Jones Family Vineyards
Darioush Khaledi
Proprietor, Darioush
Beth Novak Milliken
President & CEO, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
David Pearson
Board Chair
CEO, Opus One
Doug Shafer
President, Shafer Vineyards
Pat Stotesbery
Proprietor, Ladera Vineyards
Delia Viader
Board Secretary/Treasurer
Proprietor, Viader Vineyards & Winery

2019 Auction Napa Valley
Community Board Members


  • David Butler
  • John Hamilton
  • Carol Kingery Ritter