Auction Napa Valley’s On-Line Auction Ready to Preview
Bidders can Preview Auction Lots and Register to Bid Online for E-Auction Napa Valley
5/11/2007 - May 11, 2007 St Helena, CA, – Wine lovers from around the world can prepare for Auction Napa Valley's online E-Auction by registering for and viewing top-of-the-line lots starting now at www.napavintners.com. As part of the Napa Valley Vintner's 27th annual Auction Napa Valley, the E-Auction component includes 75 online-only lots, the most ever, including private vintner dinners, wine country experiences, big bottles and luxury travel.
Key dates for the E-Auction include:
Now: E-Auction lots can be previewed online, and consumers can register online to bid, at www.napavintners.com
May 25: E-Auction Launches and bidding begins.
June 8: E-Auction Closes and bidding ends.
Click below for a full list of lots offered in the 2007 E-Auction (pdf format).
Now more than ever, Auction Napa Valley is an excellent venue for collecting some of the world's most prized wines, direct from the source. Napa Valley's winemakers have generously donated more than 75 online-only lots for wine lovers who have dreamed of attending private vintner-hosted events, cooking alongside a winery chef, blending wine, and adding rare bottles or entire collections to their cellars. With the E-Auction, participants can enjoy a virtual Napa Valley experience from anywhere in the world while supporting healthcare, affordable housing and youth service non-profits.
Bidding for the E-Auction will begin May 25th and end on June 8th when the action heats up with bidders at the Napa Valley auction event dueling with bidders from around the globe for these treasures. Bidders will be able to find out the real-time results via on-site screens at the auction or from the comfort of their own homes.
"We've really ramped up the offerings this year for our online auction participants," said Bill Phelps, chairman of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, whose family is the Auction Napa Valley 2007 chair. “So if you cannot attend the June event here in Napa Valley, you can still bid to secure one of these unique experiences or collections and support a great cause," he added.
An example of the exciting lots includes The Napa Valley Vintners' Lot #101 featuring a state-of-the-art, stainless steel outdoor grill provided by Viking Range Corporation, and a christening of the grill with a member of the Joseph Phelps Vineyards team in the successful bidder's home accompanied by a selections from the winery's cellar.
About Napa Valley Vintners:
Now in our seventh decade, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association is the sole organization responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley Appellation as a winegrowing region second to none in the world. Respect for our history reinforces our commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the Valley's land, wine, and community for future generations. We address the shared interests of our nearly 300 members and aspire to be the essential organization for all Napa Valley vintners.
Established by a thoughtful group of Napa Valley vintners in 1981, ANV is the granddaddy of charity wine auctions in America, having given nearly $70 million dollars over its first 26 years for healthcare, youth service and low-income housing charities. NVV is proud of our member's contributions, raising desperately needed funds through ANV and for being the backbone of all other charity wine auctions across the U.S.
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