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by Erin Kirschenmann | June 1, 2018 | 6:28 PM

More than 2,000 vintners, industry members and wine lovers joined together on a beautiful Friday afternoon at Charles Krug Winery for the annual Napa Valley Barrel Auction, setting new fundraising records. As winemakers poured samples of their (mostly) 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon straight from barrel, eager bidders placed their bets for single cases of that wine once released--all in the name of charity. Proceeds from the Napa Valley Vintners auction, as well as from the main Auction Napa Valley Live Auction Celebration, benefit community health and children's education nonprofits.  

Of the 110 wineries which donated a barrel of wine to charity, these were the top 10 lots: 

  • VGS Chateau Potelle - $114,300
  • Cardinale - $68,900
  • Staglin Family Vineyard - $54,150
  • The Mascot - $47,200
  • Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery - $45,450
  • Joseph Phelps Vineyards - $43,450
  • Continuum Estate - $42,350
  • Shafer Vineyards - $40,800
  • Chappellet Vineyard - $38,550
  • Covert Estate - $34,000


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