Ultimate Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers


11/4/2010 - The Napa Valley Vintners have some spectacular gift ideas for wine lovers this season that offer bespoke, one-of-a-kind experiences and the best of America's renowned wine region.

Good Things Come in Small Packages...and over four days at Auction Napa Valley!
The holidays come TWICE a year...once at home and once in the incomparable Napa Valley. And for the savvy wine lover on the list the Napa Valley Vintners are offering the quintessential gift to give--a spectacular weekend of all the best Napa Valley has to offer at the world-renowned food and wine lovers "must-attend" event of the year, Auction Napa Valley.

The 31st annual Auction Napa Valley will take place June 2 through 5, 2011, once again celebrating Napa's brightest chefs and finest wine.

Though the gift of this unique and wonderful wine country getaway redeems in June, recipients will have a lovely wooden box with a personalized gift certificate partnered with a specially selected book of photos of the Napa Valley to put under the tree and to keep the anticipation front of mind until June rolls around.

From now until December 23, 2010 a limited number of pre-reserved Holiday Passports for the weekend are available for seasonal giving. Not only is this a spectacular gift for the wine-savvy on the list--or even oneself--but it's a remarkable way to enjoy the bounty and beauty of Napa Valley while raising money for outstanding non-profit programs that support healthcare, youth and education, and affordable housing. Learn more at www.NapaVintners.com

Build a Better Cellar this Holiday...for you or someone on your list!
If looking for the rarest wines in the world, look no further than to the Premiere Napa Valley portfolio. These wines are among the most exquisite ever crafted, a must-have in a world-class cellar, and the perfect gift for the discerning wine lover this season.

Premiere Napa Valley wines, produced by Napa Valley's most esteemed winemakers, in as few as sixty and never more than 240 bottle lots--one of a kind and available to only one retailer--can also be the perfect wine to share at important meals this season. Buyers can find these wines at www.PremiereNapaWines.com to locate a retailer in their area or find a special wine that can be shipped directly.

Napa Valley Taste Adventure
Looking for a holiday stocking stuffer? Any wine fancier on the list will appreciate the chance to sample the quality that makes Napa Valley a premier winegrowing region. Buyers may choose from three different "Napa Valley Taste Adventure" sampler kits--for someone special, or a treat for oneself this holiday season! New from TastingRoom.com, are these Napa Valley sampler packs, each with six-50ml bottles from six wineries along with tasting notes and appellation information. This is a unique, easy and affordable way to explore the Napa Valley and discover more about its wines. Learn more at www.TastingRoom.com

And for All Things Napa Valley...
The member wineries of the Napa Valley Vintners are showcasing special wines--direct to consumers this holiday season. The NVV has rounded up these unique offerings and provided direct links at www.NapaVintners.com

Happy Holidays from the Napa Valley Vintners!
The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents nearly 400 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its legendary American wines, visit www.napavintners.com.

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Click for photo of Napa Valley Taste Adventure

Contact: Terry Hall, Communications Director 707-968-4217 thall@napavintners.com