Today marks the beginning of Auction Napa Valley 2012, the Napa Valley Vintner’s annual charity fundraiser, and it’s shaping up to be a very exciting weekend, indeed. The weekend will include four glorious days of celebrating the best of Napa Valley – everything from private winemaker dinners to elaborate parties and more than 250 different lots on which one can bid (both here in Napa and online from the comfort of your home!). Auction Napa Valley is a not-to-be-missed weekend for wine lovers, vintners and avid wine collectors from around the world. The event is always held the first weekend in June and the proceeds from the auction will benefit health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs in the area. We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in two lots this year: one e-auction Lot (which you can bid on from a computer/mobile device anywhere you might be) and one very exciting live auction lot that includes a private concert and might inspire you to clear some room in your cellar - in a partnership with Chappellet, Garguilo, Raymond, Shafer and Silver Oak.
So for those of you feeling lucky this weekend, you may consider bidding on E-Auction Lot #379 which includes spectacular wines from such Calistoga winegrowers as: Araujo, Barlow, Canard, JAX, Jones Family, Kenefick Ranch, Summers Estate, The Grade, Zahtila and, of course, Chateau Montelena Winery. The bottles, from all participating Calistoga winegrowers, will be presented in large format sizes.
And for those of you planning to be in Napa Valley this weekend and those planning to attend the live auction on Saturday at beautiful Meadowood, keep an eye out on Lot #35 which includes wines from celebrated Napa Valley producers and a private concert from Lady Antebellum for you and your closest friends. As if that weren’t enough, the winner will also be flown to London for a private tour of the band’s recording studio and another opportunity to enjoy Lady Antebellum in concert…in London.
Will you be bidding? If so, on which auction lot?