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Auction Napa Valley: 75th Anniversary of the Napa Valley Vintners

Every year, Napa Valley Vintners and wine enthusiasts come together at Auction Napa Valley to celebrate ultra-premium wine and to give back to the Napa Valley community. Auction Napa Valley is a charitable powerhouse and a global leader in fundraising efforts. The Napa Valley Vintners distribute proceeds from the auction to nonprofit organizations that focus on supporting the community's health and children's education.

Attending Auction Napa Valley is a one-of-a-kind experience where people get to spend a long weekend with some of America’s most notable vintners, as they share their finest wines in one of Napa’s most beautiful locations. Attendees also get to enjoy California’s artful cuisine, and they have the chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime collections of Napa Valley’s extraordinary wines. Theorem Vineyards was excited to attend this year’s Auction Napa Valley and is looking forward to participating in next year's auction.

About Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley was founded in 1981 by a small group of winery owners, including Robert and Margrit Mondavi. Auction Napa Valley combines Napa Valley’s iconic scenery, vintner hospitality, creative culinary expressions and the chance for bidders to acquire rare collections of Napa Valley wine.

It is a four-day event that features private vintner hosted parties and the world’s only single-case auction of 100 or more lots; this includes wine tasting straight from the barrel with the winemaker.

There is also a grand live auction celebration that is hosted every year at the exclusive Meadowood Napa Valley resort. Organizers are known for drawing celebrities such as Oprah, Jay Leno, and John Legend. This year, attendees got to enjoy a live performance from Katy Perry and a gourmet meal.

Community Contributions

Auction Napa Valley’s mission is to use the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of the Napa County community. The vintner’s goal is to distribute proceeds from Auction Napa Valley annually to a core group of 25 local nonprofits that strategically invest in the community in high-impact ways.

Auction Napa Valley has donated $185 million in Napa County’s nonprofit organizations. Auction Napa Valley ensures that more than 100,000 people per year have access to services to improve their health and academic success, as well as strengthening families from American Canyon to Calistoga. Nonprofit partners serve residents in Napa County from American Canyon to Calistoga with a variety of programs including Alzheimer’s disease, to programs using the latest technology to prepare the English language for kindergarten.