NVV’s E Auction is not Just About Wine
Auction Napa Valley is starting today at various wineries throughout the Valley. Today is just a warm up for the rest of the week’s festivities. Tomorrow is the barrel tasting and E Auction, and Saturday is the main event, the Live Auction. The Live Auction has raised over $68 million for charity since 1981, and will continue to do so this year. The E Auction is a relatively new event that we have covered here and here.
The beauty of the E Auction is that you can participate from anywhere in the world. Like the Live Auction, the majority of E Auction lots are wine verticals and special bottles. But several are not just about the wine, and are some of the more popular lots among bidders.
Lot #114: Cooking with Cakebread Cellars
- This lot features a private cooking class at Cakebread Cellars for 14 people with Cakebread Cellars culinary director Brian Streeter. The class will include lunch and, of course, feature Cakebread Cellars wines. Each guest will also receive an apron and cookbook; the winning bidder of this lot will receive a double magnum of 2004 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay.
Lot # 119: An Affair to Remember
- Lot number 119 features your own personal Napa Valley winemaker and chef for the evening. Domaine Chandon etoile Chef Christopher Mannning and winemaker Tom Tiburzi will come to your home and prepare a fabulous meal with paired with Chandon sparkling and varietal wines. This lot also features 3 cases of Domaine Chandon Carneros Pinot and Brut Sparkling Wine.
Lot #123: Fantesca Estate & Winery’s Hands-On Harvest
- Fantesca Estate and Winery invites you to be a part of Fantesca’s crush crew at their third-annual “Hands-on Harvest” on Saturday, October 6, 2007. “While sipping some of Fantesca’s top drops learn how to pick, sort and crush the estate harvest. After being a part of the crush crew, the team will walk through our naturally cool cave to the estate where they will be rewarded with a well-deserved gourmet lunch prepared by one of Napa’s top chefs.” The winning bidder will also receive one Fantesca Estate & Winery limited-edition 3L etched bottle of 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lot #142: Winemaker for a Day
- Kevin, Chris and Stephen Corley welcome eight of you to Monticello Vineyards for a day of tasting and blending of CORLEY Proprietary Red Wine in the Corley Family’s Jefferson House Reserve Room. The Corleys will lead you through blending trials for you to make your own version of their Proprietary red wine: four cases that after aging and bottling will make its way to your cellar!