World’s most celebrated charity wine event offers new options for
bidding and experiencing the best of Napa Valley
ST. HELENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tickets are now available for the 36th annual Auction Napa
Valley, The American Wine Classic. Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners
(NVV) nonprofit trade association from June 2-5, 2016, Auction Napa
Valley celebrates the world-renowned wines, warm hospitality and scenic
beauty of America’s leading wine region to raise funds for community
health and children’s education.
Auction Napa Valley typically sells out well in advance of the four-day
weekend and ticket offerings are limited. Four package options are
available at auctionnapavalley.org:
- The VIP Auction Napa Valley Experience
- The Complete Auction Napa Valley Experience
- Saturday’s Live Auction Celebration
- A Taste of Auction Napa Valley
Under the leadership of Agustin F. Huneeus of Quintessa, this year’s
honorary event chair, the weekend’s highlights will include:
Vintner Welcome Parties: the festivities begin with Napa Valley
vintners welcoming guests into their wineries, vineyards and cellars
for casual parties.
On Friday, The Napa Valley Barrel Auction takes place at the
iconic Robert Mondavi Winery, celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year. Guests will stroll the grounds enjoying more
than 100 current release wines and small bites from dozens of Napa
Valley’s talented chefs. Inside the winery, attendees will sample 100
wines from the much-anticipated 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages directly
from the barrel as they bid on single cases of some of Napa Valley’s
best wines. New this year is the Big Board Auction,
an additional way for guests to bid on one-of-a-kind Napa Valley
wines, experiences and other custom adventures.
Vintner-Hosted Dinner Parties: Friday evening, Auction guests
will disperse around the valley to enjoy intimate dinners at vintner
homes and wineries, composed by many of Napa Valley’s most renowned
Saturday starts with another new addition to the Auction
Napa Valley experience, Vintner-Hosted Al Fresco Parties, which
will include outdoor activities such as bocce and brunch, yoga in
the vineyards and plein air art classes.
The centerpiece of Auction Napa Valley, the Live Auction Celebration,
starts Saturday afternoon with a flavorful offering of Napa Valley
cuisine before guests enter the grand white tent on the lawn at
Meadowood Napa Valley for the fast-paced Live Auction, followed by
dinner and dancing under the stars.
- The weekend comes to close with a Farewell Brunch on Sunday.
Auction Napa Valley proceeds touch the lives of more than 100,000
clients of Napa Valley nonprofits annually. Since inception in 1981, the
NVV has invested more than $150 million from Auction Napa Valley
proceeds in the areas of community health and children’s education.
For event details, tickets and more information about how Auction Napa
Valley proceeds enriches lives, visit 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.
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.
Napa Valley Vintners
Cate Conniff, 707-968-4229