5/5/2008 - Napa Valley, CA- Wine lovers from around the world can prepare for Auction Napa Valley's online E-Auction by registering for and viewing top-of-the-line lots starting now at www.napavintners.com. As part of the Napa Valley Vintner's 28th annual Auction Napa Valley, the E-Auction component includes 88 online-only lots, the most ever, including private vintner dinners, wine country experiences, big bottles and luxury travel.
Key dates for the E-Auction include:
Now: E-Auction lots can be previewed online, and consumers can register online to bid, at www.napavintners.com
May 23: E-Auction Launches and bidding begins.
June 6: E-Auction Closes and bidding ends.
Click below for a full list of lots offered in the 2008 E-Auction
Now more than ever, Auction Napa Valley is an excellent venue for collecting some of the world's most prized wines, direct from the source. Napa Valley's winemakers have generously donated 88 online-only lots for wine lovers who have dreamed of attending private vintner-hosted events, stays in private winery guest houses, cooking alongside a winery chef, blending wine, and adding rare bottles or entire collections to their cellars. With the E-Auction, participants can enjoy a virtual Napa Valley experience from anywhere in the world while supporting healthcare, affordable housing and youth service non-profits.
Bidding for the E-Auction will begin May 23rd and end on June 6th when the action heats up with bidders at the Napa Valley auction event dueling with bidders from around the globe for these treasures. Bidders will be able to find out the real-time results via on-site screens at the auction or from the comfort of their own homes.
"We're thrilled with the terrific wines, especially the large format bottles, offered in this year's online auction," said Kathleen Heitz Myers of Heitz Wine Cellars whose family is chairing the 2008 event. She continued, "If you cannot attend the June event here in Napa Valley, you can still bid to secure one of these unique experiences or collections and support a great cause."
About Napa Valley Vintners:
Now in our seventh decade, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association is the sole organization responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley Appellation as a winegrowing region second to none in the world. Respect for our history reinforces our commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the Valley's land, wine, and community for future generations. We address the shared interests of our more than 300 member wineries and aspire to be the essential organization for all Napa Valley vintners.
Established by a thoughtful group of Napa Valley vintners in 1981, ANV is the granddaddy of charity wine auctions in America, having given nearly $78 million dollars over its first 27 years for healthcare, youth service and affordable housing non-profits. NVV is proud of our member's contributions, raising desperately needed funds through ANV and for being the backbone of all other charity wine auctions across the U.S.
Napa Valley Vintners
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