Auction Napa Valley®
(ANV) was established in 1981 as a means to gener-
ate needed funds for healthcare and youth development non-profits in Napa
County by leveraging the quality reputation of Napa Valley wines and offering
them at auction each June. ANV is the first and most celebrated charity wine
auction in America, having given more than $110 million since its inception.
NVV members’ generosity has made this
must-attend wine charity event
in America, and the vintners and their wines have been the inspiration and
backbone for all charity wine auctions across the US.
Premiere Napa Valley®
is a mid-winter barrel tasting and auction that is the
must-attend “trade only” event of the year. Napa Valley’s renowned winemak-
ers create unique wines crafted just for this event. A fundraiser for the asso-
ciation’s promotion and protection campaigns, Premiere is the consummate
gathering of industry professionals, winemakers and winery owners.
Napa Valley Rocks®
is an appellation education program for on- and off-
premise members of the wine trade, led by vintners and NVV wine educa-
tors. The program provides easy-to-understand information about Napa Valley,
its soils, geography, climates and wines—and how to recommend Napa Valley
wines to consumers with confidence. Available in presentation or video format.
Symposium for Professional Wine Writers®
is a three-day intensive held
in Napa Valley for wine writers to convene and hone their writing skills and
their knowledge of the issues affecting the wine industry.
Master Napa Valley®
is a multi-day intensive for those who have complet-
ed the second-level certification process to become either a Master of Wine
(MW) or Master Sommelier (MS). Candidates explore, in depth, what defines
Napa Valley’s place in the world of wine: from physical aspects of geology,
climate and soils, to its leadership role in social and environmental initiatives
to the latest vineyard and winemaking trends.
Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy®
offers a multi-day immersion into
the unique and varied aspects of Napa Valley, its soils, geography, climate,
wines and its leaders during this “educate the educator” program for those
who teach consumers and trade about wine.
Official Wine Region of the 34th America’s Cup®
In partnership with
Visit Napa Valley, the Napa Valley is the official wine region to be showcased
and its wines exclusively featured at all sanctioned events in the US through
2013. This collaboration represents an opportunity for the top yachting event
and the top wine region to roll out the red carpet for those attending the
races in San Francisco in 2013.
SIGNATURE PROGRAMS OF THE NVV