Tickets are now available for the 38th annual Auction Napa Valley, the American Wine Classic. Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association to raise funds for community health and children’s education, this year’s Auction Napa Valley takes place May 31-June 2, 2018. Details, including ticket package options, can be found at auctionnapavalley.org.
Auction Napa Valley offers unparalleled wine and food experiences, including:
- Thursday evening: Vintner Welcome Parties showcasing Napa Valley’s relaxed, down-to-earth side.
- Friday: The Napa Valley Barrel Auction to be held at the historic Charles Krug estate, where guests have the unique experience of tasting and bidding on 100 different wines—directly from the barrel— with the winemakers who’ve made them. Outside on the tree-shaded grounds, guests will stroll a food and wine pathway depicting the charming villages of Napa Valley.
- Friday evening: Vintner-Hosted Dinners in intimate settings with noted Napa Valley winery owners opening their homes and private cellars for elegant dinners crafted by some of the country’s most regarded chefs.
- Saturday afternoon and evening: The crescendo of the weekend, the Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood Napa Valley. This is the big show under the big tent where bidders vie for Napa Valley’s finest wines, far-flung adventures and treasures of the rarest kind. Once the last gavel falls, guests will enjoy an Italian-inspired dinner by one of San Francisco’s most beloved chefs, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard. Dancing under stars will follow.
- New this year: An After Party at three-Michelin-starred Chef Christopher Kostow and James Beard Award winner Nathaniel Dorn’s new restaurant, The Charter Oak.
Auction Napa Valley tickets are limited and typically sell out. Six package options are available at auctionnapavalley.org:
- The VIP Auction Napa Valley Experience
- The Complete Auction Napa Valley Experience
- Saturday Live Auction Celebration
- A Taste of Auction Napa Valley
- Napa Valley Barrel Auction
- The After Party
To date, the NVV has invested $180 million in children’s education and community health in Napa County, including a $10 million lead grant toward establishing the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, especially critical during last fall’s wildfires. In the last year alone, proceeds from Auction Napa Valley contributed to the wellbeing of more than 100,000 clients of Napa County nonprofits receiving funding, including OLE Health serving as the primary care provider for one in six residents, every child in Napa County having access to health insurance and more children entering kindergarten ready to learn.