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6/8/2023 - Saint Helena, CA - At the June 2023 Collective Napa Valley auction weekend, a global community of supporters stepped up to provide funding for youth mental health programs. Bids on wine and experiences came from as near by as Napa Valley and as far away as Europe.
The Barrel Auction Offered Exceptional Napa Wines from the 2021 and 2022 Vintages
In the Friday barrel auction, 82 wineries donated 10 cases of wine each to be sold as wine futures. The top selling barrel lots were donated by: Cardinale, Sire Estate Wines, Shafer Vineyards, Chappellet Vineyard, Dana Estates, Continuum, Alpha Omega, Outpost Wines, Rewa Vineyards, Darioush and Arkenstone Vineyards.
Included in the auction were 54 lots from the 2021 vintage and 28 lots from the 2022 vintage. Varieties included Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Red Blends and Chardonnay.
The Live Auction Included Incredible Wines and Experiences
On Saturday, a select group of ten lots were auctioned. Experiences provided special access to Napa Valley winemakers with exclusive dinners, tastings of rare and special wines and curated stays.
Wineries participating in the live auction included B Cellars, Cakebread Cellars, Gargiulo Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Schrader Cellars, Silver Oak, Spottswood Estate Vineyard & Winery, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Staglin Family Vineyard and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.
The top selling lots included a VIP journey to South Africa donated by Staglin Family Vineyard, a 2024 bookend trip to Napa Valley to celebrate Bottle Rock and Collective Napa Valley's June Auction Weekend donated by Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery and a custom weekend in Napa Valley with Nashville singer-songwriters hosted by Gargiulo Vineyards and Silver Oak.
Wines included in the auction were three double magnums from Schrader Cellars, a Rombauer vertical of 2016 to 2022 wines, magnums of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars from 1987, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009 and 2019, a methuselah (6L) of Silver Oak and more.
Anyone Can Contribute to Help Fund a Bright Future for Napa's Youth
In Napa County, more than 60% of youth struggle with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Contributions to the fund-a-need go directly to SHINE Napa Valley, a collaborative between Napa County’s mental health organizations and Napa Valley schools to ensure youth receive the support they need. Donations can be made anytime.
Save the Date
Wine enthusiasts are invited to save the date for next year's Collective Napa Valley Auction weekend taking place May 31-June 1, 2024.
About Collective Napa Valley
Collective Napa Valley is a year-round philanthropy program that brings people together to enjoy Napa Valley wines while raising funds for the good of its community. Throughout the year, members will engage with vintners and explore the region through a variety of programs and events online and in person. For more information, visit collectivenapavalley.org.
About Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $225 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for youth advancement. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at napavintners.com.
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