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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

    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

    The finest quality luxury vehicles.

  • Riedel Wine Glass Company

    The official crystal glassware supplier for Napa Valley Vintners.

  • Meadowood Napa Valley

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

  • American AgCredit

    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

    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

    Commercial banking for the fine wine business.

  • Culinary Institute of America

    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

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

2019 Steering Committee

In 2019, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Napa Valley Vintners.

As part of the celebration, more than 30 past chairs of the NVV Board of Directors are collaborating to lead the Auction Napa Valley 2019 Steering Committee.

Bidder Cultivation
Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode Estate Vineyards & Winery
Naoko Dalla Valle, Dalla Valle Vineyards
Cleo Pahlmeyer, Pahlmeyer
Jaime Araujo, Accendo Cellars
Paul Leary, Blackbird Vineyards
Don Weaver, Harlan
Scott Gould, Bond
Carissa Mondavi, Continuum Estate
Michael Mondavi, Michael Mondavi Family Estate
David Pearson, Opus One
Angelina Mondavi, Aloft Wine
Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars
Public Relations and Media
Russ Weis, Silverado Vineyards
Ian Leggett, Silver Oak and Twomey
Vintner, Community, Beneficiary, Fund‑a‑Need
Emma Swain, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery
Jack Stuart
Rick Jones, Jones Family Vineyards
Lisa Augistine, Broman Cellars
Reverdy Johnson
Live Auction Lots
David Duncan, Silver Oak and Twomey
Valerie Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards
Garen and Shannon Staglin, Staglin Family Vineyard
Ann Colgin, Colgin Cellars
Alycia Mondavi, Aloft Wine
Barrel Auction and Event Operations
Hugh Davies, Davies Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards
John Trefethen, Trefethen Family Vineyards
Bruce Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars
Dawnine Dyer, Dyer Vineyard
Joel Aiken, Aiken Wines
Mimi Gatens, Trefethen Family Vineyards
Rich and Leslie Frank, Frank Family Vineyards
Dan Michael, Louis M. Martini Winery
John Skupny, Lang and Reed Wine Company
Vintner Hosted Events
Michael and Stephanie Honig, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Live Auction Celebration and 75th Anniversary
Paula Kornell
Robin Lail, Lail Vineyards
Kathleen McLeod, Silver Oak and Twomey
Blakesley Chappellet, Chappellet Vineyard
Jeff Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards
Kathy Simpson, Barbour Vineyards
Alan and Mariela Viader, Viader Vineyards & Winery
Support Team
Greg Deluca
Dan Duckhorn
Clay Gregory
Guy Kay
Walt Klenz
Dick Maher
Bob Steinhauer
Pat Stotesbery
Bob Trinchero
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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