Vintner-hosted parties for auction napa valley 2012

Part of what sets Auction Napa Valley apart is the opportunity to spend personal time with vintners in their homes and wineries at truly bespoke private dinner parties on Thursday and Friday evenings of Auction weekend.

 

On Thursday, May 31st enjoy more casual gatherings at "Welcome to Napa Valley" private vintner-hosted parties. Full Passport as well as Three-Day Package holders can choose from one of the many dinner parties being held from Carneros to Calistoga. This is the perfect way to unwind and begin your long weekend of reveling with friends new and old in the incomparable beauty of the Napa Valley sipping great wine and toasting a meal to remember.

 

On Friday, June 1st after a rousing and festive day at Jarvis Winery, Full Passport holders will gather in private settings throughout the valley with vintner hosts in their homes or wineries. Here, "Friday Night in the Napa Valley" offers more intimate dinners where you and your host will savor the food, the wine and the conversation providing the quintessential Napa Valley experience.


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Thursday vintner-hosted dinner parties

Expressions of Brokenrock Vineyard: The Quest for Excellence

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Chappellet Vineyard, HALL, Melka Wines, Parallel Napa Valley, PATEL - Napa Valley, Titus Vineyards, Tetra

This event is for those who understand that great winemakers achieve that status primarily because they know how to pick great vineyards. Brockenrock Vineyard, created and farmed by vineyard designer Bill Hill, is such a vineyard and has attracted a group of talented and uncompromising winemakers, such as those from Chappellet Vineyard, HALL, Melka Wines, Parallel Napa Valley, PATEL - Napa Valley, Titus Vineyards and Tetra. This event will start with a tasting of wines made by these winemakers from grapes grown on Brokenrock Vineyard—including our very own Prime Solum—and will finish with a casual family style meal. Join Bill and these prominent winemakers for an evening to remember.

  • Winery: Chappellet Vineyard, HALL, Melka Wines, Parallel Napa Valley, PATEL - Napa Valley, Titus Vineyards, Tetra
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Bill & Tina Hill
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Expressions of Brokenrock Vineyard: The Quest for Excellence
  • Max Guests: 24
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Mangia!

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Clif Family Winery

Gather under the stars as Chef John McConnell creates a Northern Italian-inspired feast from the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck. Grab a seat on our outdoor terrace, get in the groove with live music and settle in for a moving feast featuring Clif Family’s small production, hand-crafted wines.

  • Winery: Clif Family Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • John McConnell
  • Linzi Gay
  • Efrain Barragan
  • Meg Barkley
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Mangia!
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Locavore Feast

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Dominus Estate

Join Christian and Cherise Moueix and their team for an intimate evening at Dominus Estate celebrating the local bounty that makes Napa Valley so special. Walk the vineyard with Christian as you learn about Dominus’s practices of dry farming and sustainable viticulture. You’ll then embark upon an architectural tour of the winery, designed by Pritzker-prizewinning architects Herzog and de Meuron. While the sun sets over the Mayacamas Mountains, enjoy a locavore feast paired with estate wines from Napanook Vineyard.

  • Winery: Dominus Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Christian Moueix
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Locavore Feast
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Foley Johnson ANV Welcome Party

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Foley Johnson

Come kick off Auction Napa Valley at Foley Johnson Winery, one of the newest wineries in Napa Valley. Hang out with winemaker Brad Warner and listen to live music while you indulge in delicious wine and tasty tidbits made by Executive Chef Ryan Freebern. Enjoy yourself while relaxing on our estate terrace or playing a game of croquet on our back lawn. Plenty of fun will be had to begin what is sure to be a great weekend in Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Foley Johnson
  • Host(s):
  • Brad Warner
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Foley Johnson ANV Welcome Party
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Sense of Place: The Legacy of Inglenook

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Inglenook

Join us for a unique opportunity to the explore the legacy of the historic Inglenook estate, as you enjoy its legendary terroir. Breathtaking views of the estate vineyards await, as you enter the expansive courtyard to the Grand Chateau, where you will be greeted by Philippe Bascaules, managing director and winemaker, who will host the evening. During the reception preceeding dinner, you can enjoy a tour of the Infinity Caves, peruse the various historical areas or simply partake of our wines and hors d'oeuvre. A exquisite dinner, paired with library vintages of Rubicon and prepared by estate Chef Alex Lovick, follows in a secluded vineyard location.

  • Winery: Inglenook
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Philippe Bascaules
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Sense of Place: The Legacy of Inglenook
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner with the Doctor

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Kenefick Ranch Winery

For nearly four decades, Dr. Kenefick, a retired San Francisco neurosurgeon, has farmed our red, rock-filled soils, producing estate grown award-winning wines reflecting the character of terroir and place, the man and his vision. Join Dr. Kenefick at his home overlooking the vineyard for dinner, while tasting some of Kenefick Ranch’s finest hand-crafted estate wines.

  • Winery: Kenefick Ranch Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Tom Kenefick
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dinner with the Doctor
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Skyline Dinner at Kenzo Estate

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Kenzo Estate

Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto cordially invite you to join them for an intimate dinner at Kenzo Estate. As you enter the estate, you’ll pass through a beautiful tree-lined road and past one of the lakes that adorn the property. You will arrive at the Tasting Building that features the stunning design of famed architect Howard Backen. After a tour of the production facility and the 20,000- square-foot caves, you'll join your hosts for an exquisite meal paired with some of Kenzo’s finest estate wines.

  • Winery: Kenzo Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Kenzo Tsujimoto
  • Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Skyline Dinner at Kenzo Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Luna Rising: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Luna Vineyards

We welcome you to join us at Luna Vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley to kick off our 20th anniversary celebration . This will be an unforgettable evening of food and wine under the celestial spheres and overlooking our Pinot Grigio estate vineyard. You’ll experience the ultimate expression of flavor with a menu that pairs Luna Vineyards’ unique wines from Italian varieties with dishes showcasing Northern Californian local, organic ingredients. Some of our favorite local musicians will be joining us create an evening you will not soon forget.

  • Winery: Luna Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Andre Crisp
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Luna Rising: 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Atelier Melka Mania

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Melka Wines

Join us for an extraordinary evening at Montbleau Estate and the home of Philippe and Cherie Melka for welcome dinner hosted by the couple and the vintners/owners of select Atelier Melka client brands, including Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate, BRAND Napa Valley, Gandona Estate, Lail Vineyards, Melka Wines, Moone-Tsai, Perfect Season, QTR, ROY Estate and Seavey Vineyards. Feast on the cuisine of noted chef Sean O'Toole from Torc under a Napa Valley star-filled sky at the truly idyllic Montbleau Estate, while indulging in the wines of these acclaimed wineries. End the evening having made new friends with the perfect beginning to an incredible Auction weekend.

  • Winery: Melka Wines
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Cherie Melka
  • Cherie Melka
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Atelier Melka Mania
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at the OKD Corral

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Oak Knoll District

Join member wineries of the Oak Knoll District at the beautiful Black Stallion Winery for a Western-style cook-out. Save the fancy duds for the rest of the weekend; this party is strictly blue jeans casual. Add to the festivities a little Western swing music at the winery’s pool house set amongst the vineyards and a full moon and you have the recipe for one great, kick-up-your heels night in Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Oak Knoll District
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Oak Knoll District
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dinner at the OKD Corral
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Blue Jeans Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at Rudd Oakville Estate

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Rudd Oakville Estate

This evening will be a rare opportunity to experience our private estate, known for it's red, volcanic soils. You will walk through the estate’s gardens, stroll past the lake with its picturesque boathouse, view the one-of-a-kind winemaking facility and wander through the cool, refreshing caves. Chef Trevor Kunk, from acclaimed restaurant PRESS in St.Helena, will create a menu inspired by seasonal produce from Rudd Farms, to be savored with limited production Rudd wines in this intimate setting.

  • Winery: Rudd Oakville Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Oscar Henquet
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dinner at Rudd Oakville Estate
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Shafer Summer Grill

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Shafer Vineyards

Join your hosts John and Barbara Shafer and Doug and Annette Shafer for an evening of food, wine, dancing and just plain fun at Shafer Vineyards for this private Auction Napa Valley 2015 event.One of our favorite Napa Valley chefs, Peter Hall, who knows our wines well, will prepare grilled summer fare sure to entice and inspire. After dinner we hope you’ll join us for dancing under the stars.

  • Winery: Shafer Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • John and Doug Shafer
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Shafer Summer Grill
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dancing in the Vines

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Join St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery and City Winery for a memorable Auction kick-off dinner. City Winery Napa's extraordinary executive chef will prepare a delicious multi-course dinner featuring produce from St. Supéry's heirloom fruit tree orchard and culinary garden. Each course will be tailored to pair perfectly with St. Supéry's estate wines. Wear your dancing shoes, because after dinner one of City Winery's favorite musicians will treat you to a private concert that will get you off your feet and moving to the music!

  • Winery: St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Emma Swain
  • Michael Scholz
  • Joseph Panarello
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dancing in the Vines
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Dressed to Boogie
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Noche del Fuego

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Sullivan Vineyards

Join boutique winery, Sullivan Vineyards, for an unforgettable evening of surprise and delight. The party begins with a feast prepared by Archetype Restaurant which will be paired with our favorite wines. You'll feel like part of "la familia" as you dine with us under the stars in a spectacular setting.

  • Winery: Sullivan Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Kelleen Sullivan and Steve Finn
  • RYDER ZETTS
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Noche del Fuego
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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One Family, One Estate, One Passion

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Trefethen Family Vineyards

Let the celebration begin as we slip behind the antique iron gate to be enveloped in the sanctuary of Trefethen’s estate gardens. The beautiful landscapes and sweeping valley views offer the perfect backdrop for an evening filled with sumptuous culinary delights paired with library and reserve wines from the Trefethen cellar. Lively entertainment will keep the party sparkling under the soulful Napa Valley night skies. No need for fancy dress—come casual—dinner is under the stars.

  • Winery: Trefethen Family Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • The Trefethen Family
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: One Family, One Estate, One Passion
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Welcome to Napa Valley

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Trinitas Cellars

Join the Busch Family, proprietors of Trinitas Cellars, and winemaker Kevin Mills for a evening of fine wines, food and conviviality. The evening begins with a wine reception located on the top of the vineyard deck in the shadow of the iconic Napa Grape Crusher statue. Following the reception, join the family on the lower deck for a traditional lobster boil featuring fresh Maine lobsters paired with Trinitas wines. End the evening dancing the night away in the vinyard with live music along with a late night dessert buffet.

  • Winery: Trinitas Cellars
  • Host Bio(s):
  • The Busch Family
  • Kevin Mills
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Welcome to Napa Valley
  • Max Guests: 40
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dîner En Blanc

Day:
Thursday, June 4
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
VGS Chateau Potelle

We invite you to join Jean-Noel Fourmeaux du Sartel, proprietor of VGS Chateau Potelle and Chef Ken Frank of the famed Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant for an ethereal white-themed “Dîner En Blanc” celebrating the beauty and brilliance of this place, our home, the Napa Valley. Like the inspired multi-course cuisine, the dress is elegant white to inspire the lightness of spirit that our guests feel when visiting this special spot.

  • Winery: VGS Chateau Potelle
  • Host(s):
  • Jean-Noel Fourmeaux du Sartel
  • Day: Thursday
  • Title: Dîner En Blanc
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: en Blanc
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Friday vintner-hosted dinner parties

Intimate Howell Mountain Estate Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
ADAMVS

Join vintners Denise and Stephen Adams and winemaker Philippe Melka for an intimate evening among friends at ADAMVS. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception at the Cypress House, followed by a tour through the vines and grounds of their Howell Mountain estate. Relax into a sumptuous multi-course al fresco wine dinner, prepared with the finest estate grown and locally harvested ingredients by one of Napa Valley’s most noted chefs and foragers, John Gerber.

  • Winery: ADAMVS
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Denise and Stephen Adams
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Intimate Howell Mountain Estate Dinner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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An Extravagant Evening from Beginning to End

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Winery:
Alpha Omega

Join Alpha Omega vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett, along with winemaker Jean Hoefliger, for an evening of fine wines, extravagant dining and live music on a grand piano, all outside under the stars. You’ll be welcomed on our expansive terrace, taking in the waning light over vineyards as you savor exotic appetizers and a selection of our reserve and library wines. Dinner will be an elegant BBQ feast prepared by Robin (who also wears the hat of Kansas City Barbecue judge) and Feast’s Chef Jessie McQuarry. Hot off Robin’s state-of-the-art smokers will be suckling pig, leg of lamb and freshly caught whole salmon flown in from Alaska. Barrel samples of the much-anticipated 2013 Alpha Omega vintage will be tasted throughout the evening.

  • Winery: Alpha Omega
  • Host(s):
  • Robin and Michelle Baggett
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Extravagant Evening from Beginning to End
  • Max Guests: 30
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Araujo Dinner by Chef Jean-François Piège

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
Winery:
Araujo Estate Wines

Araujo Estate Wines is pleased to invite you to an intimate dinner in the Pinault family’s private residence on the Eisele Vineyard property. Frédéric Engerer, the CEO of Artemis Domaines (Chateau Latour, Domaine d’Eugenie, Chateau Grillet, and Araujo Estate Wines), will host this wonderful evening. Our exceptional multi-course meal will be prepared by acclaimed two-star Michelin chef Jean-François Piège, who will join us from Paris for the occasion. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will bring together the iconic wines of the Eisele Vineyard, spanning multiple decades from the estate's library, and one of the most celebrated chefs in France.

  • Winery: Araujo Estate Wines
  • Host(s):
  • Winston Chang
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Araujo Dinner by Chef Jean-François Piège
  • Max Guests: 24
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
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An Intimate Evening at Ma(i)sonry with Blackbird Vineyards and Mandarin Oriental

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner
Winery:
Blackbird Vineyards

If your appreciation of the finer things in life embraces wine, art and design, join Blackbird Vineyards and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group for an intimate reception and dinner at Yountville’s Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley. Originally built in 1904 as a private residence, the Ma(i)sonry manor is one of three stone buildings in Yountville, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mingle with Blackbird Vineyards founder Michael Polenske, president Paul Leary and winemaker Aaron Pott while touring the sculpture garden and the art, design and furnishings of the gallery before succumbing to a refined, wine-paired dinner prepared by esteemed Chef Adam Mali of the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco.

  • Winery: Blackbird Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Paul Leary
  • Michael Polenske
  • Aaron Lott
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Intimate Evening at Ma(i)sonry with Blackbird Vineyards and Mandarin Oriental
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner
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Dinner at BOND

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
BOND

The Harlan family invites you to join them for an intimate dinner at BOND, co-hosted by daughter Amanda and winemaker Cory Empting. Enjoy a unique culinary experience, wines from the BOND library, engaging conversation and enchanting entertainment in a breathtaking hillside setting overlooking the Napa Valley.

  • Winery: BOND
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Harlan Family
  • Cory Empting
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at BOND
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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An Evening with Bettina and Don Bryant

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Bryant Family Vineyard

Bettina and Don Bryant invite you to join them for an intimate setting at their new home in the hills above St. Helena for an evening celebrating the beauty of art and wine. For the first time, they will open their doors to guests to experience their extensive modern and contemporary art collection, inlcuding works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Pablo Picasso. A meal prepared by one of Bon Appetit magazine’s favorite chefs to complement Bryant Family Vineyard wines will bring together an evening unique in the world of wine, food and art.

  • Winery: Bryant Family Vineyard
  • Host(s):
  • Bettina and Don Bryant
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Evening with Bettina and Don Bryant
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive Attire
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Sunset Dinner in the Historic Hayne Vineyard

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Chase Cellars

Join fifth-generation vintner Katie Hayne Simpson for a sunset tasting of our incredible estate wines, made by Russell Bevan, along with dinner among the 112-year-old historic vines of the famous Hayne Vineyard. This festive evening will include a beautiful, organic family-style meal prepared by one of our favorite wine country chefs, Mark Raymond. Over dinner, you’ll have the rare chance to hear first hand the rich Napa Valley and California history of the Haynes family and its renowned vineyard, with Katie sharing the sort of stories that have become lore, including her great-uncle's famous Drunks Dinner celebrating the end Prohibition, the state's largest gold mine strike and the very early days of winemaking in Napa Valley.

  • Winery: Chase Cellars
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Katie Simpson
  • Russell Bevan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Sunset Dinner in the Historic Hayne Vineyard
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Winemaker Dinner with Pam Starr at City Winery

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
City Winery and Crocker & Starr Wines

Enjoy an evening of food, wine and fun with Crocker & Starr owner and winemaker Pam Starr. Your dinner with Pam will be in the exclusive private dinning room at the top of the historic Napa Valley Opera House, recently renovated by City Winery Napa, affording you sweeping views of the Napa River and the surrounding mountains. Crocker & Starr wines will be expertly paired with a meal created exclusively for this occasion by City Winery Executive Chef Joseph Panarello and the culinary team at City Winery.

  • Winery: City Winery and Crocker & Starr Wines
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Michael Dorf
  • Pam Starr
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Winemaker Dinner with Pam Starr at City Winery
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner at Colgin

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Colgin Cellars

Ann Colgin and Joe Wender invite you to an enchanting evening of exquisite wines and extraordinary flavors at the beautiful Colgin Cellars Winery. Delight in a rare selection of wines from the Colgin library that will pair perfectly with the refined cuisine of celebrated Chef Thomas Keller and the French Laundy team. Ann and Joe will also be serving some very special wines from their cellar in honor of their Auction Live Lot partner, famed Italian fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli. This festive evening will be a work of art combining wine, food and fashion you won’t want to miss.

  • Winery: Colgin Cellars
  • Host(s):
  • Colgin Cellars
  • Ann Colgin & Joe Wender
  • Thomas Keller
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Colgin
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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A Special Evening at Continuum Estate on Pritchard Hill

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Continuum Estate

Wine and dine with Continuum Estate founders Marcia and Tim Mondavi under the stars at their magnificent winery above Oakville on Pritchard Hill. Your hosts will tell the magical tale of Continuum and the Mondavis' century of wine-growing excellence as they walk you through their dramatic cellar and mountain vineyards prior to sitting down to an incredible chef's menu prepared by Napa culinary legend and author Sarah Scott. Each dish will be expertly paired with sumptuous wines, including multiple vintages of Continuum. Join Tim and Marcia for this once-in-a-lifetime experience as you watch the sun set over Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay.

  • Winery: Continuum Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Special Evening at Continuum Estate on Pritchard Hill
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Napa Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Dinner at Dalla Valle Vineyards

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Dalla Valle Vineyards

You are invited for an elegant dinner hosted by Naoko Dalla Valle at her hillside home in Oakville with a stunning view of the valley. Acclaimed chef Richard Reddington of Redd and Redd Wood Napa Valley will prepare a delectable dinner of his interpretation of contemporary wine country cuisine. This beautifully orchestrated dinner will be paired with various vintages of Maya - our proprietary blend showcasing the exquisite terroir of Dalla Valle.

  • Winery: Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Naoko Dalla Valle
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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An Evening at Dana Estates

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Dana Estates

Proprietor Hi Sang Lee invites you to join him for an exclusive evening at Dana Estates, enjoying an inventive menu prepared by Sean O’Toole from TORC. Chef Sean O’Toole’s cuisine will be paired with wines from the Dana Estates library, along with selections from the Lee family’s personal cellar.

  • Winery: Dana Estates
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Hi Sang Lee
  • Sean O'Toole
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: An Evening at Dana Estates
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Napa Valley Elegant
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Diamond Creek Vineyards

Serenity will surround you the moment the gates of this estate open at your arrival. The property's abundance of water-lagoons, lakes, waterfalls and Diamond Creek itself will soothe every sense as you enjoy Cabernet Sauvignons produced from the estate's distinct and renowned vineyards: Red Rock Terrace, Gravelly Meadow and Volcanic Hill. Dinner will be savored by candlelight as you overlook the graceful vineyards and gardens while enjoying the gentle sound of new and old friends in conversation around the table.

  • Winery: Diamond Creek Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Boots Brounstein
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Casual Evening at Diamond Creek Vineyards with Proprietor Boots Brounstein
  • Max Guests: 14
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Iron Chef Japan meets Hall of Fame Vintner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Grgich Hills Estate

Join Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich at Grgich Hills Estate when these two iconic figures join forces to create a culinary experience that will reign supreme. Chef Morimoto will present his unique contemporary Japanese cuisine that infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and techniques while maintaining a refined French style of presentation. Mike Grgich will elevate these culinary masterpieces with exquisitely balanced and elegant wines, handcrafted to pair perfectly with Chef Morimoto’s food. Expect some fireworks—the heat will be on!

  • Winery: Grgich Hills Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Iron Chef Japan meets Hall of Fame Vintner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Wine Country Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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A Joseph Phelps Vineyards Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m. Reception
Winery:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards

The family of Joseph Phelps invites you to join Bill Phelps for an evening of extraordinary wine, food and conversation to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Joseph Phelps Vineyards Guest Center in St. Helena. You will be treated to a tour of the winery and its spectacular views of the valley, followed by an intimate multi-course dinner paired with a selection of Joseph Phelps wines, including rare library vintages of Insignia and Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Winery: Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Bill Phelps
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Joseph Phelps Vineyards Grand Re-Opening Celebration
  • Max Guests: 18
  • Attire: Napa Valley Festive
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception
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At 1,400 Feet: Dinner with the Founders of Ovid Napa Valley

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Ovid Napa Valley

Please join us at Ovid for a gracious dinner with founding partners Mark Nelson and Dana Johnson at their spectacular Howard Backen-designed home with its breathtaking views of Napa Valley. Located on Pritchard Hill, Ovid Napa Valley produces rare amounts of elegant wine from the red and rocky soils of its estate vineyard. Acclaimed San Francisco chef Melissa Perello of Frances will showcase a sensational seasonal menu of the freshest and finest ingredients paired with a selection of Ovid library wines, plus a few gems from Mark and Dana's private cellar.

  • Winery: Ovid Napa Valley
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Mark Nelson, Dana Johnson and Janet Pagano
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: At 1,400 Feet: Dinner with the Founders of Ovid Napa Valley
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Pride Mountain Vineyards Exclusive Cave Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Pride Mountain Vineyards

Experience the sweeping vineyard views and panoramic vistas at this secluded dinner in Pride Mountain Vineyards’ stunning Summit Room, located in the winery’s caves high atop the Mayacamas Mountains. Current and library wine selections from the Pride family cellar will be paired to perfection with a multi-course gourmet dinner by Chef Peter Hall showcasing the region’s superlative ingredients. During a break between courses, your vintner hosts, Suzanne Pride Bryan and Stuart Bryan will take you into the caves to barrel taste their award-winning wines. Join this “memory in the making” as the Pride family celebrates their 12th annual Auction Napa Valley wine dinner and 25 years at the top of Spring Mountain.

  • Winery: Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Suzanne Pride Bryan
  • Steve Pride
  • Sally Johnson-Blum
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Pride Mountain Vineyards Exclusive Cave Dinner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Raymond Auction Napa Valley Welcome Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Raymond Vineyards

Join us for an exclusive black-tie gathering at Raymond Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s iconic, pioneering wineries hosted by proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset. Upon arrival, you will be treated to libations in the luxurious JCB Lounge followed by appetizers and some of our favorite wines in the velvet-ensconced Red Room. You will then be whisked away into the Crystal Cellars for a multiple-course gourmet dinner prepared by world renowned chef, Michel Cornu, director of hospitality and cuisine for Boisset Collection. The evening will gracefully come to its conclusion with dancing to a magical live musical performance.

  • Winery: Raymond Vineyards
  • Host(s):
  • Jean-Charles Boisset
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Raymond Auction Napa Valley Welcome Dinner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Black Tie
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Evening with Four Boutique Winery Owners

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Redmon Wines, Robinson Family, Taylor Family, Malk Family

If you want to experience Napa Valley like the locals, come party with us in the heart of Stags Leap District, surrounded by vineyards in one of the most welcoming settings around. With the Stags Leap Palisades as the backdrop, four small family vintners will share with you their version of Napa Valley living. Explore our wine cave and stroll through the vineyards, while enjoying the sunset. We will wine you, dine you and excite your senses with a meal including a variety of local artisan cheeses, grilled filet mignon, seared sesame seed crusted ahi tuna and Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery chocolate-chocolate cake.

  • Winery: Redmon Wines, Robinson Family, Taylor Family, Malk Family
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Lisa Redmon
  • Brain Malk
  • Brian Malk
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Evening with Four Boutique Winery Owners
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Five Decades of Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
Robert Mondavi Winery

Join hosts Margrit Mondavi and director of winemaking, Genevieve Janssens, for an evening of Napa Valley, past and present. You’ll join Margrit and Genevieive outside for a reception featuring oysters and Margrit's favorite local sparkling wine from Schramsberg Vineyards. Following the reception, guests will be seated for dinner on our South Patio for several courses, paired with fives decades of our critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, starting in the 1970s and finishing with our current vintage.The entire evening will be an al fresco affair, set against the dramatic topography of the Mayacamas Mountains for a truly unique Oakville experience, one that Robert Mondavi loved throughout his life.

  • Winery: Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Host(s):
  • Genevieve Janssens
  • Margrit Mondavi
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Five Decades of Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
  • Max Guests: 25
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Soiree

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
ROY Estate

Shirley Roy invites you into her home at Double Eagle Ranch, where the owners of Houston’s renowned Reef restaurant, Bill Floyd and Chef Bryan Caswell, will compose a gustatory experience to delight your senses. These award-winning restaurateurs and Jean-Georges Vongerichten alums exude a creative fusion of refined culinary technique with Bayou soulfulness that will complement our Philippe Melka-crafted wines as we sit on the terrace, watching the light fade from the day. Sprinkle in laughter and warm camaraderie and you have the recipe for a great evening.

  • Winery: ROY Estate
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Bill Floyd
  • Bryan Caswell
  • Shirley Roy
  • Bill Floyd
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Soiree
  • Max Guests: 26
  • Attire: Napa Fun
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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Seven Stones: The Art of Cabernet and Contemporary Crafts

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Seven Stones Winery

The evening begins at the home of Ron and Anita Wornick on the 45-acre Seven Stones estate. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with the Wornicks and winemaker Aaron Pott on the terrace overlooking St. Helena from the hills above Meadowood. Afterwards you’ll be welcomed into the Wornick's home to enjoy an elegant dinner paired with current and past vintages of Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon. With only 300-400 cases produced annually, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity. Before the evening closes, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Wornick's home, viewing one of the largest collections of contemporary craft art in the country.

  • Winery: Seven Stones Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Ron and Anita Wornick
  • Aaron Pott
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Seven Stones: The Art of Cabernet and Contemporary Crafts
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Attire: Jackets Preferred for Men
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Vintner Dinner

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Signorello Estate

Join us for the quintessential Napa Valley evening, enjoying the best that we have to offer in wine, food and ambience. Proprietor Ray Signorello will be your host, leading you through our limited production estate wines from the luxurious poolside terrazo set against a backdrop of sweeping vineyard views.

  • Winery: Signorello Estate
  • Host(s):
  • Ray Signorello
  • Ray Signorello
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Vintner Dinner
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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The SLOAN Spectacular

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
SLOAN ESTATE

Vintner Jenny Pan invites you to her home perched high atop the hills of Rutherford. Join Jenny and winemaker Martha McClellan for a tour of the winery and a candlelit reception in the magnificent caves, followed by an intimate evening of epicurean delights prepared by Chef Edward Voon, Culinary World Master. Internationally acclaimed for his creative cuisine, Chef Voon and his team will travel from Hong Kong to Napa to prepare an artistic culinary experience inspired by the season and designed to pair perfectly with a rare selection of SLOAN wines from our library. We welcome you to join us for an unforgettable evening in an exquisite hillside setting.

  • Winery: SLOAN ESTATE
  • Host(s):
  • Jenny Pan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: The SLOAN Spectacular
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Intimate Dinner with Vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
The Vineyardist

Join vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola for a festive dinner at their historic Victorian house nestled on the 120-acre Diamond Mountain estate, formerly the home of Calistoga winemaking pioneer Lorenz Peterson. Following a walking tour of the 1879 property, new estate winery and our hillside vineyards with commanding views of the northern Napa Valley, you will be treated to a multi-course dinner created from the bounty of the estate’s own organic culinary herb gardens and orchards. Each course will be paired with The Vineyardist wines from Dirk and Becky’s library collection. Chefs for your meal will include Wendy Sherwood, proprietor of atelier La Forêt and formerly principal chocolatier and chef de partie for the renowned French Laundry restaurant.

  • Winery: The Vineyardist
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Dirk Fulton & Becky Kukkola
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Intimate Dinner with Vintners Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola
  • Max Guests: 8
  • Attire: Festive
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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A Very Personal and Historic Cellar Raid

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
TOR Kenward Family Wines

Susan and Tor Kenward are looking forward to welcoming you to their scenic estate overlooking Napa Valley for an evening of Tor’s fabled storytelling of Napa Valley lore, Susan’s James Beard award-winning cuisine and a deep, deep raid into their cellar for rare and historic Napa wines. To go along with those wines and thoughtful selections of TOR Kenward Family Wines, Susan will oversee a menu reflecting the glory of local gardens and nearby purveyors. Join us around the family table for an evening of relaxed immersion into the spirit of hospitality for which Napa Valley is justifiably known.

  • Winery: TOR Kenward Family Wines
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Tor & Susan Kenward
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: A Very Personal and Historic Cellar Raid
  • Max Guests: 8
  • Attire: Napa Valley Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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Escape to Argentina

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6 p.m.
Winery:
Viader Vineyards & Winery

Allow yourself to be transported to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentinian cuisine and the birthplace of the world's most sensory dance, the tango. Join the Viader family at their estate on Howell Mountain and enjoy your favorite Viader wines, including our signature "Liquid Cashmere" Viader proprietary red blend. While professionally-trained Chef Mariela Viader spoils you with Argentine-inspired cuisine, you’ll be dazzled by live performers and their beautiful interpretation of the tango. "If you get tangled up, just tango on." -Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman

  • Winery: Viader Vineyards & Winery
  • Host Bio(s):
  • Delia Viader
  • Alan Viader
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Escape to Argentina
  • Max Guests: 18
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6 p.m.
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Dinner at Vineyard 7 & 8

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Winery:
Vineyard 7&8

The Steffens family invites you to join them at their estate on the top of Spring Mountain for an evening of casual elegance, great friends, food and wine. Begin with bubbles, canapés and fruits de mer from the raw bar on the terrace before heading into the winery’s great room for a multi-course meal celebrating the best of France in Napa, prepared by Chef Ross Melling and the culinary team from Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Bouchon Bistro. As you enjoy stunning sunset views from 2,020 feet above the valley floor, the evening’s meal will be paired with multiple vintages of Vineyard 7 & 8’s estate wines, including selections from the library and a first-taste of new wines, yet to be released, which you’ll be savoring alongside the Steffens family and Vineyard 7 & 8’s winemaker, Martha McClellan.

  • Winery: Vineyard 7&8
  • Host(s):
  • Wesley Steffens
  • Launny & Weezie Steffens
  • Martha McClellan
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: Dinner at Vineyard 7 & 8
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Attire: Napa Valley Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
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One Enchanting Evening

Day:
Friday, June 5
Time:
7 p.m.
Winery:
William Cole Vineyards

Experience an intimate dinner at the William Cole Vineyards estate with hosts William and Jane Ballentine. After a personal tour of their historic stone winery and cellar dating to 1878, guests will be seated for a spectacular food and wine pairing dinner. Acclaimed Napa Valley Chef Gay Penir will craft a multi-course menu reflecting the nuances of a vertical tasting of William Cole Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.

  • Winery: William Cole Vineyards
  • Host Bio(s):
  • William Ballentine
  • Jane Ballentine
  • Day: Friday
  • Title: One Enchanting Evening
  • Max Guests: 20
  • Attire: Dressy Casual
  • Start Time: 7 p.m.
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