Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event, has grown it’s reach to anyone from anywhere across the globe. This year’s E-Bidder Experience offers wine lovers who can’t attend Auction Napa Valley more than 250 lots of Napa Valley wines, wine futures and culinary and hospitality adventures.
A good amount can be previewed now and bidding opens Sunday, May 27 at noon PDT.
The NVV invests proceeds from Auction Napa Valley, including those generated online, in children’s education and community health nonprofits. Dollars raised at the Auction annually touch the lives of more than 100,000 in Napa County during both ordinary and extraordinary times, including last fall’s wildfires.
The Barrel Auction aspect of E-bidding provides 110 unique opportunities to be one of ten people to acquire a 12-bottle case of wine from many of Napa Valley’s most sought-after (and often-allocated) wines. Upon release, these unique Napa Valley wines are sent directly to the winning bidders from the cellar door.
Reading the descriptions of the Barrel Auction wines is a primer in the many nuances that go into quality winemaking: vineyard sources, unique aging protocols, grape variety characteristics and specific winemaking styles.
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The 150 E-Auction lots are another way to gain coveted Napa Valley wines, providing valued additions to personal wine cellars, along with private tours, tastings, meals, outdoor excursions and accommodations typically not available to the public.
“Bidding on the E-Auction is an exemplary way to connect with wineries big and small through cultivated experiences and wines that would be difficult to stumble upon on one’s own,” noted Justin Preiser, co-chair of the E-Auction Subcommittee and proprietor of Shadowbox Cellars.
Examples of E-Auction lots:
- Instant wine cellar with 24-bottle collection
- Private meal in a secluded, vineyard view location with ground transportation for 8
- Harvest participation experience, with lunch for 4
- Private cooking class, wine tasting and lunch for 8
- Stays at five-star resorts and secluded winery guest houses
- Chef and sommelier coming to a home anywhere in the U.S. to prepare a wine pairing meal for 8
Interested bidders can visit auctionnapavalley.org to register as an E-bidder. Follow the conversation at #auctionnapavalley.
SOURCE Napa Valley Vintners