Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) annual fundraiser event and one of the world’s most celebrated charity wine auctions kicked off it’s Global E-Auction on Sunday May 27, 2012 at Noon Pacific Time. Online bidding for the much anticipated global event continues through Sunday, June 3, closing in steps; the first fifty lots at 6 pm, the middle fifty at 6:15 pm and the final fifty at 6:30 pm Pacific Time that evening. Check out the a full list of E-Auction lots at www.AuctionNapaValley.org and plan your strategy to win the bid.
Take advantage of getting outstanding wine lots from the vintners’ cellar direct to yours, it is a great way to ensure your wine has been handled perfectly from start to finish and also your guarantee that the money spent on the wine you bid in the passionate online auction all goes to support great healthcare and youth development non-profit programs.
You will find one hundred and fifty unbelievable wine, food, getaway offerings, wine paired with vintner-hosted activities and luxury items that will make for memorable experiences. Incredible wine medleys, library offerings, large-format bottles and vertical collections will kick your cellar up few notches.
Highlights from the 150+ E-Auction include:
- 88 Lots featuring large format bottles (1.5L, 3L, 6L), including several of the only large format bottling of a particular vintage
- 18 Lots showcasing wines from multiple wineries (the wineries in the Napa Valley love to band together)
- 7 Lots offering collections of four cases (or more) of Napa Valley wine, including verticals (multiple vintages of the same wine), horizontals (multiple wines from the same vintage), and even a 144 bottle lot paired with a one-year subscription to cheese delivery from Artisan Premium Cheese (Lot #368)
- Dozens of one-of-a-kind trips and experiences with Napa Valley vintners, including a “Winemaker for a Day” (Lot #306) for eight people, a back-roads “Hidden Napa Valley Jeep Tour” (Lot #359), a five-day getaway to the Canadian Rockies from the Napa Valley Vintners and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (Lot #429), and a San Francisco 49ers fan’s dream sports-and-wine “All Star Team” package (Lot #312).
Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ annual community fundraiser is the most celebrated charity wine auction in the world, having contribute with more than $100 million to health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs. Founded in 1981, under the vision of Robert and Margrit Mondavi this formidable showcase of Napa Valley’s quality wine, food and outstanding hospitality has become a four-day gathering held each year the first weekend in June.
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as a premier grape-growing and winemaking region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association includes more than 430 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about the Napa region and its legendary American wines, visit: www.napavintners.com