Auction Action Ahead

Napa Charity Affair

The Napa Valley Vintners Auction cranks up next month with dozens of auction-related festivities leading up to the main event on June 6. There will be 42 lots of  ultra-exclusive wine, wine-and-food-related trips and winery-hosted events  up for bid.  I’ve got my eye on Lot 42, which includes  not just 40 bottles of top-shelf wine, but also an all-expenses-paid trip to New York on a private jet, a suite at the Plaza Hotel plus luxury box tickets to the US Open tennis tournament.  Before the bidding begins, guests from around the world will be treated to a never-ending parade of gourmet food, wines and entertainment under a tent at the exclusive Meadowood resort.  A limited supply of all-inclusive tickets ($1000-$2500) are available along with single-event tickets ($250).ANV09-logo_lg

Notable among other related events is the annual Barrel Tasting and Futures Auction on June 5 at Robert Mondavi Winery. Attendees can taste barrel samples from more than 100 Napa wineries and then bid on special lots of selected wines for future delivery. Profits from auction events go to local charities, which have received $85 million since the inaugural 1981 auction.  If you want to bid, but can’t attend in person, there is an online auction option. Online bidding begins May 22 and ends June 5.


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One Response to “Auction Action Ahead”

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    […] you can’t attend the ultra-hot Auction Napa Valley events next weekend, there’s another cool wine tasting opportunity next Saturday (June 6) in […]

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