St. Helena, CA—Although Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual charity wine fundraiser is sold-out, wine lovers from around the world can still join the excitement via the E-Auction.
The Auction Napa Valley E-Auction opens on Sunday, June 1 at noon PDT and this year features a record 177 lots. Bidders anywhere in the world have the chance to acquire extraordinary and often one-of-a-kind wines and experiences with vintners and winemakers, while supporting healthcare and children’s education nonprofit organizations. The e-gavel comes down on Sunday, June 8 beginning at noon PDT. Lots can be viewed and bids placed at auctionnapavalley.org.
In addition to each package showcasing Napa Valley’s coveted wines, more than 80% of this year’s E-Auction lots feature a vintner and/or winery experience not available to the general public, creating very personal connections with the Napa Valley winemaking community. Categories include:
- 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, many at winery guest houses never seen by the public)
- Big Bottles (large format bottles, many of which are not otherwise available)
- Collaboration (where multiple wineries are involved, often with a common theme)
“If you like the thrill of the bid and want to try your hand at nabbing great Napa Valley wines and experiences from anywhere you and your computer or smartphone happen to be, then the E-Auction is the virtual auction house where you want to be,” notes Valerie Gargiulo, an owner of Gargiulo Vineyards and a co-honorary chair of Auction Napa Valley 2014. “Your gain is also that of the tens of thousands of people who benefit from Auction Napa Valley proceeds.”
A contribution of any amount can be made to Lot 301, the Fund-A-Need lot, which goes toward lifting children in the Napa Valley community out of poverty and helping them to lead healthy and successful lives.
Auction Napa Valley is the NVV's annual community fundraiser that for more than 30 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 $120 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence for 70 years by inspiring its 500 members to produce consistent quality wines, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.
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View the E-Auction lots