St. Helena, CA—Wine lovers around the world can procure unique collections of Napa Valley wine and insider experiences by bidding in the Auction Napa Valley E-Auction, open now and featuring nearly 170 lots of extraordinary wines and unique experiences. The global online E-Auction is part of the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 36th annual Auction Napa Valley, the world’s most celebrated charity wine event benefitting community health and children’s education.
Lucky winning bidders in the NVV’s E-Auction will come away with collectible verticals of Napa Valley wine; rare hand-etched, large-format bottles; instant cellars; access to secluded winery guest houses; intimate, gourmet meals made just for two; or elegant, special occasion celebrations for small groups of close friends.
“The NVV’s E-Auction is the perfect platform to bring together wine enthusiasts from around the world. Most of the lots include unique wine experiences that can be enjoyed with friends or family,” said Alycia Mondavi, chair of the 2016 E-Auction and general manager of Aloft Wines. “With proceeds benefitting tens of thousands of people in our community, every winning bid matters. As my family always says, it is the best of both worlds – living life and giving back.”
Depending upon a person’s particular interest in wine, food and travel, Auction Napa Valley E-Auction lots can be searched by:
- Instant Cellars (24 or more bottles of wine)
- Verticals (some quite rare and many older vintages)
- Insider Experiences (often meals with vintners in private Napa Valley locations)
- Sleepovers (Wine Country overnight accommodations)
- Big Bottles (large format bottles, many of which are not commercially available)
- Collaboration (where multiple wineries are involved, often with a common theme)
There are more than 30 auction packages offering 16 or more bottles of Napa Valley wine, creating an instant cellar for collectors enthusiastic about the region, including packages from Charthia Cellars (Lot #329); Havens Winery (Lot #360); Franciscan Estate (Lot #354); Jamieson Ranch (Lot #367); Joseph Carr (Lot #371); Pope Valley (Lot #405); and Rutherford Hill (Lot #418).
Napa Valley Classic Brands
Several of Napa’s most renowned wineries are participating in the E-Auction with outstanding wine dinners and culinary experiences, rare bottles and other compelling offerings, including Beringer Vineyards (Lot #137); Cain Vineyards & Winery (Lot #322); Cakebread Cellars (Lot #324); Caymus (Lot #328); Clos du Val (Lot #336); and Shafer Vineyards (Lot #424).
Wine and Food Experiences
More than 70 of the lot offerings feature a special meal or culinary experience, including a partnership lot with the NVV and The Culinary Institute of America, where you’ll become a chef for a day (Lot #393); a private dinner at your home anywhere in the U.S., courtesy of Round Pond Estate (Lot #416) or Pine Ridge Vineyards (Lot #404), which also includes an appearance by the winemaker; a 40th anniversary celebration of the famous Judgment of Paris tasting with Mike Grgich (Lot #358); and four different lots that feature a private dinner followed by a live music concert at the City Winery venue of your choice, paired with wines from St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery (Lots #463-466).
Napa Valley’s Diverse Nested Appellations
Some lots even take you on a virtual tour of Napa’s diverse American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of which there are 16 within Napa Valley. Lots worth taking note of that explore the AVAs include: Atlas Peak Appellation Association (Lot #309); Appellation St. Helena (Lot #307); Calistoga Wine Growers (Lot #326); Howell Mountain Vintners & Growers (Lot #365); Mt. Veeder Appellation Council (Lot #390); and Stags Leap District Winegrowers (Lot #430). Many of these lots include magnums from wineries throughout the AVAs, signed bottles and VIP tours.
The Auction Napa Valley E-Auction is now open and closes in waves beginning Sunday, June 5 at noon PDT. Proceeds benefit community health and children’s education nonprofit organizations in Napa County. View the lots and bid at eauction.auctionnapavalley.org.
About Auction Napa Valley Auction Napa Valley is the NVV's annual community fundraiser that for more than 35 years has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to raise funds to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa Valley community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $150 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations. Learn more at auctionnapavalley.org.
About the Napa Valley Vintners The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.
Photo gallery of E-Auction lots