Auction Napa Valley E-Bidding Opens Wednesday, May 29 at Noon PDT
May 28, 2019
St. Helena, Calif.—Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event, has extended its reach to the fingertips of anyone from anywhere in the world. This year’s E-Bidder Experience offers wine lovers who can’t attend Auction Napa Valley more than 275 lots of Napa Valley wines, wine futures and culinary and hospitality adventures.
Lots can be previewed now at auctionnapavalley.org and bidding opens Wednesday, May 29 at noon PDT for the E-Auction and runs through noon PDT on Monday, June 3, 2019. Electronic bidding for the Barrel Auction opens on Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. 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 people in Napa County.
“Wherever in the world you are, you can be part of doing so much good while bringing a bit of Napa Valley’s wines, people and magnificent sense of place into your home,” said John Skupny, owner and winemaker of Lang & Reed Wine Company and chair of this year’s E-Auction committee.
The 160 E-Auction lots are a unique 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. Just a few examples include:
• Be part of “Fund the Future” to provide for great educational opportunities for future generations of children in Napa County
• Instant wine cellars
• 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
The Barrel Auction component of E-bidding provides 115 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 distinctive 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 particular winemaking styles.
Interested bidders can visit auctionnapavalley.org to register as an E-bidder in advance of bidding.
About Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its 550 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
Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $185 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local nonprofit organizations. Learn more at auctionnapavalley.org.