St. Helena, CA - The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced today that the lots to be featured at this year’s Auction Napa Valley, the nonprofit trade association’s annual community fundraiser, are now available for preview at auctionnapavalley.org. Proceeds from Auction Napa Valley support community health and youth education in Napa County.
For wine lovers around the globe who are not able to attend, the nearly 200 E-Auction lots are a treasure trove featuring many one-of-a-kind and older vintage wines and collections often not available to the public. Meals with winemakers, excursions into off-the-beaten-path areas of Napa Valley and overnight stays at winery homes enhance many of these lots. Wine enthusiasts can bid in the Auction Napa Valley E-Auction beginning Sunday, May 31 at noon PDT. The E-Auction closes in four waves starting at 8 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 6.
“The E-Auction makes Auction Napa Valley accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world,” notes Pam Starr, owner and winemaker at Crocker & Starr Wines and chair of this year’s E-Auction committee. “Wine lovers will have fun finding their favorite wines, discovering new producers and tracking their bids over seven days, all the while knowing that every contribution supports health care and the advancement of youth education for tens of thousands of people.”
Also available for preview are the Barrel Auction and Live Auction lots, which are the centerpieces of the Auction Napa Valley experience. Eighty-five percent of the 120 wines offered at this year’s Napa Valley Barrel Auction, where Auction guests taste samples directly from barrels with the winemakers themselves, are from the much lauded 2013 vintage. The top ten bidders on each lot secure a future release case of the wine.
The big show under the big tent at Auction Napa Valley is the Live Auction, where 50 dream lots of Napa Valley wines, world travel, collectible art and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences wow the crowd and inspire generous bids. New this year are ten “Flash Round” lots where the bidding begins at $100,000 and if not grabbed right away, will go down in price until the first paddle is raised.
Absentee bids can be placed online and a few Complete Auction Napa Valley Experience packages, which also include vintner-hosted dinners and other hospitality extras, are still available for purchase.
To preview all the lots, purchase tickets, and register to bid in the E-Auction or by absentee bid, visit 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 500 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.
About Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley is the NVV's annual community fundraiser that for nearly 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 $145 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations. Learn more at auctionnapavalley.org