Napa Valley Vintners Announces Offerings from Premiere Napa Valley 2013 Portfolio

Once in a Lifetime Wines Crafted to Tell Unique Napa Valley Stories


1/4/2013 - St. Helena, CA--The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association in America's premier wine region announces the Premiere Napa Valley portfolio of coveted "beyond boutique" wines to be offered for sale during the fast-paced auction taking place on February 23, 2013.

"With more than 200 Napa Valley wineries and winemakers showing Premiere Napa Valley wines this year, there are many rare opportunities to acquire unique wines that are truly yours and yours alone and to own a piece of Napa Valley's wine history," said Steve Reynolds, Reynolds Family Winery and Chair of Premiere Napa Valley 2013.

Premiere Napa Valley showcases wines crafted solely for this event, in as few as 60 and never more than 240 bottles, making them exceptional expressions of the Napa Valley winemaker's passions, talents and creativity. "We design the Premiere Napa Valley wines as a piece of art, unique and never to be replicated," noted Denis Malbec, winemaker at Blankiet Estate.

For the savvy consumer seeking Premiere Napa Valley wines in the marketplace, the intricate story of a particular vineyard site, grape variety, cellar practice or blending composition cultivated in a specific manner brings an intimate piece of Napa Valley into their cellars and onto their tables. To get the sweep of the one-of-a-kind stories that go into the bottles of Premiere Napa Valley wines, and to hear from some of the valley's celebrated winemakers on what Premiere Napa Valley means to them, visit

Although the Premiere Napa Valley auction is open only to members of the wine trade, consumers looking to enhance their wine cellars can be part of the action with two options: wines that have already been released from previous auctions are noted on the Premiere Napa Valley website with the wine seller's information to contact them directly to purchase. Additionally, consumers interested in purchasing the wine futures in the 2013 auction can contact their favorite retailer to bid on these offerings on their behalf in February.

About the NVV
The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. The organization celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 430 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 .

Premiere Napa Valley website

Contact: Cate Conniff, Communications Manager 707-968-4229