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Auction Napa Valley Sells Out in Record Time

St. Helena, CA-The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today announced that tickets to Auction Napa Valley have sold out the earliest in this "must-attend" event's history. The country's most celebrated charity wine auction this year runs May 30-June 2.

For a lucky recipient, however, there is a special chance to win a pair of tickets to the Napa Valley Barrel Auction on May 31 through the "Marvels to Miracles" ticket giveaway also announced today by the NVV.

"Marvels to Miracles" describes the transformation of how proceeds from the spirited bidding on the "Marvels" of extraordinary lots are transformed into the "Miracles" of funding a broad array of programs benefitting healthcare and child development in Napa County. To date, Auction Napa Valley has given more than $110 million to the health of the Napa Valley community.

The giveaway for two tickets to the Napa Valley Barrel Auction extravaganza at Raymond Vineyards on Friday, May 31 will allow the winner and their guest to sip legendary Napa Valley wines while meeting the winemakers behind them, savor culinary gems from dozens of Napa Valley's most acclaimed restaurants, and meet some of the recipients whose lives have been changed by Auction donations.

Entrants to the giveaway are asked to dream a little of one's favorite live lot: on the water with America's Cup and a cellar's worth of Napa Valley wine? Bejeweled with 40 magnums of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Bulgari from San Francisco to Rome? A McLaren sports car and a trunk full of Napa Valley magnums? The altruistic glow that comes from raising your paddle to give dollars to "Fund a Need"? Visit the NVV's Facebook page by April 30 to enter. The winner will be announced on the NVV's Facebook page the week of May 6.

For more information on Auction Napa Valley, including the full descriptions of more than 40 amazing live lots, beneficiaries of Auction giving, the E-Auction (viewing of E-Auction lots goes live on May 1) and to follow "Live at the Auction" activity starting May 25, visit

About Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners' annual community fundraiser is the most celebrated charity wine auction in the world, donating more than $110 million to health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs. Founded in 1981, under the vision of Robert and Margrit Mondavi and other vintner leaders, this quintessential showcase of Napa Valley's best wine, food and outstanding hospitality has grown to be a four-day gathering held each year the first weekend in June. Learn more at

About the Napa Valley Vintners

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 450 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its legendary American wines, visit

"Marvels to Miracles" Facebook Ticket Giveaway