Auction Napa Valley is back for another exciting year of Napa Valley wines, meals, music and bidding on one of a kind wines and experiences. Beau Wine Tours is honored to once again partner with Napa Valley Vintners as a transportation sponsor for this amazing charity fundraiser, the largest of its kind in the wine industry. Truly the ultimate event to honor all that the valley has to offer. There are dozens of events to choose from depending on what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for, from down home dinners to black tie galas at some of the most famous wineries in the world. Proceeds from this weekend support community health and children’s education in the Napa Valley. To date, Auction Napa Valley has invested more than $120 million in dozens of these organizations.
June 5, 2014: 6 pm – 10 pm, VINTNER WELCOME PARTIES at various locations
June 6, 2014: 11 am – 4 pm, FRIDAY BARELL AUCTION at Charles Krug Winery – St Helena, CA
June 6, 2014: 6 pm – 11 pm, VINTNER DINNERS at various locations
June 7, 2014: 12 pm – 8 pm, LIVE AUCTION at Meadowood Napa Valley- St. Helena, CA
New this year are the Thursday “Vintner Welcome” parties, to kick off the weekend of festivities. Friday will commence with Napa Valley Barrel Auction at the Redwood Cellar at Charles Krug, where 100 Napa Valley winemakers will sample wines directly from the barrel and attendees will bid on these limited offering wines. Outside in the Marketplace there will be a chance to sample dozens of wineries pouring current releases paired with some of the Valley’s best bites. Friday night continues with vintner hosted dinners at their homes and wineries.
The exciting tradition of Saturday’s Live Auction Celebration will take place, as it has in years before, at Meadowood Napa Valley. The day starts with a casual al fresco lunch by many of Napa Valley’s most noted chefs, including “Masters of the Savory” Stephen Barber, Michael Chiarello, Curtis DeFede, Thomas Keller, Cindy Pawlcyn, Richard Reddington, Brandon Sharp, Hiro Sone and Jude Wilmoth, along with “Masters of the Sweet” Tracy Wood Anderson, Chris Kollar and Wendy Sherwood. The highlight of the afternoon is the Live Auction featuring bidding on extraordinary lots of Napa Valley wine and wine-related experiences.
Evening will find guests seated under the stars for dinner prepared by renowned Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, followed by music and dancing.
Whatever event you’re attending arrive in luxury, style and with ease. We’re are happy to provide various transportation options to make your Auction Napa Valley experience one to remember!
We recommend checking out some of the following amazing events and experiences. Happy bidding!
Thursday Night Vintner Dinner featuring Sullivan Vineyards and more
Napa Valley Hometown Hits
Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyard, PEJU, Sequoia Grove Winery, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Trinitas Cellars
Time and Location: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at PEJU
Max Guests: 50
Attire: Napa Casual
Experience the local flavor of Napa Valley in the heart of Cabernet Country at an al fresco evening in the gardens at PEJU while enjoying some of Napa’s hometown hits. Your evening begins with a library tasting of reserve wines from Inglenook, Beaulieu Vineyard, PEJU, Sequoia Grove, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards and Trinitas Cellars, followed by a progressive dinner featuring offerings from some of Napa Valley’s finest restaurants paired with current release wines. As the stars rise, finish the night with a heavenly dessert presentation and dancing to the beat of some of Napa Valley’s most talented musicians.
Friday Night Vintner’s Dinner
Raymond Vineyards – Dare to Dream
Start Time: Friday 6 p.m.
Max Guests: 12
Attire: Black Tie
Join us for an evening of elegance, intrigue and splendor as we celebrate Auction Napa Valley, An American Wine Classic. The evening will be a journey through elaborate backdrops, culinary delights and the finest wine selections, where guests can dare to dream of the possibilities of the weekend.
Check out one of our favorite live lots from Raymond Vineyards!
LOT #5 – RAYMOND VINEYARDS
A YEAR OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
The winner of this one-of-a-kind experience will enjoy a year of Hollywood glamour with Raymond Vineyards. Your adventure will begin with the Oscars in February 2015, when you are whisked down the coast of California via private jet for a weekend of Oscar glamour, including the ultra-exclusive Weinstein Company Academy Awards After-Party, accommodations at Beverly Hills Hotel, a private film screening, private dinner by Chef Michel Cornu plus wines from cellar of Jean-Charles. Plus attendance at an exclusive red carpet film premiere.
Friday’s Barrel Lots
Lot #264- Paraduxx
2012 Red Wine
Release Date: February 2015-Devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, Paraduxx offers bold and expressive wines for the modern palate. Limited-production; crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon fused with the robust flavors of Zinfandel. Winemaker: David Marchesi
E-Auction Lots – if you can’t be at the Auction in person you can still be part of it online with some of these amazing E-Auction Lots
LOT #309 – REYNOLDS FAMILY WINERY
Reynolds Family Winery & Appellations
• 2 bottles of Napa Valley wine, (see full lot description)
• VIP tour and tasting for 4 guests at Reynolds Family Winery
LOT #331 – CALDWELL VINEYARD
Clones, Cops & Cabernet – A Day in the Life of John Caldwell
• 20 bottles of Napa Valley wine, (see full lot description)
• 3 nights’ stay in vineyard guest house
• Private tasting for 6 with John F. Caldwell
• 1 year membership in the Society of Smugglers
LOT #353 – DUCKHORN VINEYARDS
Masters of Merlot
• 12 bottles of Napa Valley wine, see full lot description
This lot includes 12 bottles, two bottles each of the six different Duckhorn Merlots from the 2010 vintage.
LOT #443 – SULLIVAN VINEYARDS
Rutherford Getaway for Four
• 12 bottles of Napa Valley Wine, as noted
• 2 nights’ accommodations for 2 couples
• Use of vintage car
• Winery dinner for 2 couples
Buy tickets to one or all of these amazing event and support something special in Napa Valley. Individual tickets and packages available! http://auctionnapavalley.org/attend/packages.aspx