Everything You Need to Know About the Napa Valley Wine Auction

Winery Tasting at Napa Valley Wine AuctionEvents in California’s wine country are nothing short of spectacular. But, when an event allows you to give back to the community, it’s even more special. The Napa Valley Wine Auction is just this sort of function. It combines private parties hosted by vintners, a world-renowned auction celebration, and the chance for you to bid on more than 100 lots, including wine tastings, rare collections and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Plus, the proceeds go to local charities to help fund community health and children’s education. It’s the ultimate win-win affair. How can you get in on the auction? Find out when you read more!

Napa Valley is well known for its wine and fine dining, but there’s so much more to this gorgeous destination than meets the eye. The way the local businesses care for the community continues to grow each year. Events such as the Napa Valley Wine Auction is just one of many examples. Find out about other annual festivals you won’t want to miss when you download our free Napa Vacation Guide. You can also learn more about the luxurious accommodations right here at Churchill Manor.

What to Expect at the Napa Valley Wine Auction

Since the event began in 1981, more than $170 million in Auction Napa Valley proceeds have been awarded to area nonprofits. Just last year, the Napa Valley Wine Auction raised more than $14 million. That number was reached due to ticket sales for events like the vintner-hosted welcome and dining parties, which are held on-site at some of the most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley. It’s also due to attendance, and the bidding that takes place at the main event: the Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood Resort.

This year’s celebration will be held May 30-June 4, 2017, and here’s what you can expect!

Here’s the full lineup for 2017:

Wednesday, May 30, 2017

The Young Winemakers’ Dinner at The Restaurant at Meadowood.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vintner Welcome Parties, 6 p.m. into the evening held at various wineries throughout Napa Valley.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Napa Valley Barrel Auction, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Inglenook, Rutherford.

Enjoy a number of wine and food pavilions featuring the following pairings for wine and cuisine:

Cabernet Sauvignon & Galpão Gaucho

Chardonnay & Brasswood

Merlot & Angéle

Pinot Noir & Mustard’s

Rosé and other white wines & Ciccio

Sauvignon Blanc & Morimoto


Friday, June 2, 2017

Vintner-Hosted Dinners, 6 p.m. into the evening, held at wineries throughout Napa Valley.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Vintner-Hosted Al Fresco Activities, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., held at wineries throughout Napa Valley.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Live Auction Celebration, 3 – 11 p.m. at Meadowood Napa Valley. Enjoy the reception and preview, live auction, dinner and the after-party.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Farewell Brunch, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Charles Krug, St. Helena.

Where to Get Tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Auction

There are several options for you to purchase tickets to one of the most anticipated events of the year. Select from packages that allow you to experience every festivity, or handpick select functions from the schedule. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be celebrating wine, food and a sense of community as you enjoy the scenic Napa Valley landscape, exceptional wine and mouthwatering cuisine.

Where to Stay Near the Napa Valley Wine Auction

When the sun sets on the most incredible wine auction in Napa Valley, you can head back to the Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast to relax and unwind. Our luxurious rooms surround you with comfort and provide you with the amenities you’d expect from a charming Napa Valley B&B. Add on Spa Services or champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries to help you relax further after a memorable day at the auction. Then, wake up refreshed to enjoy a gourmet breakfast in our dining room or on the veranda.

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