Premiere Napa Valley wines are one-of-a-kind, limited-edition bottles, specially created and curated to be offered at an annual auction. This sale is open to licensed members of the wine trade only, who in turn can make these unique bottles available to their customers and collectors around the world. This auction is being conducted under a license issued to Napa Valley Vintners, who is acting as the Seller of record, powered via Sotheby’s bidding platform. Note that these wines are being offered while still in barrel, and release dates can be found with each lot description. Bidding for licensed members of the trade will open on Wednesday, February 23 at 12:01AM PST, and close live streamed on Saturday, February 26, at 1:00PM PST in Napa.
Throughout the week leading up to Premiere Napa Valley and Vintage Perspective Napa Valley auctions, Napa Valley Vintners in conjunction with participating wineries will host an array of tastings, both virtually and in person, for licensed members of the trade to attend.
For a schedule, additional information and to register for events, please visit Premiere Napa Valley’s website.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs to promote, protect and enhance Napa Valley.
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Premiere Napa Valley Wines
Collectable, Creative and Incomparable
Premiere Napa Valley wines tell the stories of the soils, microclimates and remarkable personalities which make up the mosaic of Napa Valley. They encapsulate the quality and innovation for which America’s leading wine region has become known for and are also some of the very best wines produced in the world. For the first time, Premiere Napa Valley wines are being sold powered by Sotheby’s advanced bidding platform. Napa Valley Vintners is excited to welcome licensed members of the trade both in person and virtually. This hybrid format gives trade from around the globe the opportunity to join the auction and access these exclusive wines that speak to the highly creative nature of Napa Valley winemakers.
The Very Best of Napa Valley
Though reminiscent of how Hospices de Beaune wines are produced, the process is uniquely American. The winemakers take a gloves-off approach, often using varieties they may not bottle as a stand-alone, or perhaps a noted white-wine-only house producing a red wine. These wines showcase Napa Valley’s sense of exploration in fine winemaking.
The Very Best of Napa Valley: Premiere Napa Valley Wines
Acumen | Alpha Omega | Amici Cellars | Angwin Estate Vineyards | Anthem Winery and Vineyards | Antinori-Antica Estate | Artesa Vineyards & Winery | Axios | AXR Napa Valley | Baldacci Family Vineyards | Belle Glos | Bennett Lane | Bougetz Cellars | Buena Vista Winery | Chappellet Vineyard | Chimney Rock Winery | Cliff Lede Vineyards | Coquerel Family Wine Estates | Covert Estate | Crocker & Starr Wines | Dakota Shy | Darioush | David Arthur Vineyards | Davies Vineyards | Diamond Mountain Vineyard | Duckhorn Vineyards | Eleven Eleven | ELLMAN | Faust | Favia & Hourglass | Foley Johnson | Frank Family Vineyards | Gamble Family Vineyards | Grgich Hills Estate | Grieve Family Winery | HALL | Heitz Cellar | Hudson | Hyde Estate | Inglenook | Jean Edwards Cellars | Kale Wines | Keenan Winery | Kenefick Ranch Winery | Kerr Cellars | Lang & Reed Napa Valley | Larkmead Vineyards | Lewis Cellars | Louis M. Martini Winery | Magna Carta Cellars | Markham Vineyards | Matthiasson | Maxville Winery | Mayacamas Vineyards | Merryvale Vineyards | Merus | Michael Mondavi Family Estate | Miner Family Winery | Mira Winery | Nemerever | New Frontier Wine Company | Newtown Vineyard | ONEHOPE | Pahlmeyer | Palmaz Vineyards | Paraduxx | PATEL – Napa Valley | PEJU | Pine Ridge Vineyards | Pope Valley Winery | Pride Mountain Vineyards | Priest Ranch | Quilt | Quixote Winery | Raymond Vineyards | Red Thread Wines and Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery | Reynolds Family Winery and Canard Vineyard | Robert Craig Winery | Robert Mondavi Winery | Rombauer Vineyards | Rubia Wine Cellars | Rutherford Hill Winery | Rutherford Ranch Winery | S. R. Tonella Cellars | Saintsbury | Salvestrin | Schramsberg Vineyards | Shafer Vineyards | Silver Ghost | Silver Oak | Smith Devereux | Spottswoode Estate Vineyards & Winery | St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery | Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars | Taub Family Vineyards | TEXTBOOK Vineyards | The Vice | The Wine Foundry | Tierra Roja Vineyards | Titus Vineyards | Trois Noix | Truchard Vineyards | Turnbull Wine Cellars | Viader Vineyards & Winery | Vine Cliff Winery | Vineyard 7 & 8 | Whitehall Lane | William Cole Vineyards | ZD Wines
About the 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 $200 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry.
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