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Friday Events

Savor the sunset from gardens, arbors, terraces and verandas at intimate, vintner-hosted dinners. Vintners across several generations will 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 wonders.

Please view the enticing offerings from the vintners and select the style and theme that intrigues you most. You will be asked for your preferences during the registration process. We will do our best to assign you to one of your preferred events, with priority given to VIP Auction Napa Valley Experience package holders.


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At Home on the Farm with Chefs Sarah Heller and Timothy Hollingsworth

Accendo Cellars

In the heart of Napa Valley, join the Araujo family of Accendo Cellars at the scenic Wheeler Farms Winery for an aperitif on the terrace.

Your evening will be followed by a spectacular dinner in the Hospitality House prepared by award-winning chef Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium, French Laundry) in collaboration with resident Wheeler Farms chef Sarah Heller.

This brilliant culinary team will...


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Auction’s Best Match: Blackbird Vineyards & Morimoto

Blackbird Vineyards

Please join us for an intimate evening with Blackbird Vineyards in celebration of Auction Napa Valley 2019. Your hosts for the evening will be Blackbird Vineyards founder Michael Polenske, president Paul Leary and winemaker Aaron Pott. Take in the art, design and furnishings of the gallery at RiverHouse before enjoying an exquisite, four-course dinner prepared by Chef Masaharu Morimoto from...


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Your Boarding Pass is Ready: Bienvenue en France!

Eleven Eleven

Climb aboard and Make Your Moment with Eleven Eleven at our enchanted French-inspired soiree.

Experience our vast portfolio of single vineyard, single varietal wines while celebrating the exquisite sights, sounds and tastes of France. Hosted by owners Ellie Anest and Aurelien Roulin - and associate winemaker Brett Weis - your evening will include authentic French cuisine extraordinaire...


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A Taste of To Kalon Vineyard

Robert Mondavi Winery, Schrader Cellars, To Kalon Vineyard Company

Join us for an exclusive To Kalon Vineyard wine experience. Taste the expression of the vineyard through the lens of Robert Mondavi Winery, Schrader Cellars, and have exclusive access to try To Kalon Vineyard Company - a highly anticipated brand releasing in the fall. Food will be prepared by the talented Robert Mondavi Winery chef, Jeff Mosher.

Dinner will be served on the porch of our...


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All-American Fun! Lobster and Laughter Under the Stars and Stripes

Sherwin Family Vineyards

Seven couples will join Steve and Linda Sherwin at their mountaintop estate to enjoy a tour and tasting of Sherwin Family Vineyards' current releases. Then adjourn to the patio for a friendly bocce match under the pines, followed by an al fresco lobster feast overlooking the estate vineyards and picturesque lake below. Of course, all will be accompanied by delicious Sherwin Family wines. This...


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Evening at Spottswoode with Chez Panisse

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Join Beth Novak Milliken at the Spottswoode Estate to celebrate Auction Napa Valley and the milestone 75th anniversary of the Napa Valley Vintners. The Novaks have stewarded this legendary property since 1972. The family's Victorian home with its idyllic grounds are opened for only the most special occasions. This intimate evening for 12 guests will highlight vintages that denote special years...


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French Château and Napa Valley Estate Collaboration

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Don’t miss this French Chateau and Napa Estate Culinary Collaboration. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery CEO, Emma Swain and VP of Winemaking, Michael Scholz, will be your hosts for an unforgettable evening. Your evening will begin with a wine and cocktail reception in the winery’s historic Queen Anne Victorian followed by an intimate meal. Dine under the 200 year-old...