Press Release

06/02/2017

Auction Napa Valley Projected to Raise More Than $15.5 Million for Health and Education

St. Helena, CA - Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual charity fundraiser, is on track to raise more than $15.5 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits. The NVV will announce final results from the 37th annual celebration of Napa Valley’s extraordinary wines, creative cuisine, generous hospitality and breathtaking scenery on Sunday, June 4 following the 12 p.m. PDT close of the global E-Auction.

“This weekend was Napa Valley at its best,” said Michael Honig, chair of the NVV Board of Directors and president of Honig Vineyard & Winery. “Friendships forged between our big-hearted bidders and vintners, fantastic wines, picture-perfect weather and a display of generosity that will help strengthen families in our community for years to come. We’re grateful to everyone involved, including this year’s honorary chairs, Eleanor, Francis, Sofia, Roman and Gia Coppola of Inglenook.”

Since 1981, the NVV has contributed $170 million to Napa County nonprofits from Auction Napa Valley proceeds. Last year alone, Auction funding touched the lives of more than 100,000 clients of 27 community health and children’s education organizations.

NVV will release complete event results, including a recap of the weekend’s events and the top Live, Barrel and E-Auction lots on Sunday afternoon. Photos and a social media gallery of more than 2,000 posts of the weekend’s highlights are available at auctionnapavalley.org.

About Auction Napa Valley Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested $170 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local 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.