Napa Valley Vintners Announces Date and Producers for Premiere Napa Valley Hong Kong Auction

Christie’s to sell 25 lots of unique and rare Napa Valley wines in November

 

5/12/2016 - St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit wine trade association announced today that its first-ever Premiere Napa Valley Hong Kong auction with Christie’s will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The 25 producers to be featured include Amuse Bouche Winery, Antica Napa Valley – Antinori Family Wine Estate, Blackbird Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Cardinale, Chateau Boswell Winery, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Darioush, Duckhorn Vineyards, Favia Erickson, HALL, Honig Estate Vineyards & Winery, Hourglass, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Staglin Family Vineyard, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Viader Vineyards & Winery and Yao Family Wines.

All of the wines to be sold will be produced under the NVV’s Premiere Napa Valley label, an ultra-boutique portfolio of unique wines crafted by vintner members of the nonprofit trade association. All the wines offered will be produced exclusively for this sale, making the winning bidders the sole owners of each 60-bottle offering. Like limited-edition works of art, each Premiere Napa Valley wine is hand-labeled, numbered and signed by the winemaker who produced it.

 “This is a terrific opportunity for collectors in Asia to obtain some of Napa Valley’s rarest wines,” said Emma Swain, chair of the NVV board of directors and CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery. “We’re honored for the chance to share these unique wines, which represent the pinnacle of quality and innovation in Napa Valley winemaking.”

 The NVV is hosting several preview tastings in advance of the November auction, including:

  • An exclusive press conference during the upcoming VINEXPO Hong Kong. Led by Master of Wine Debra Meiburg, Simon Tam of Christie’s and a select group of Napa Valley winemakers, this event will include a tasting of previously released Premiere Napa Valley wines, providing insights to the pedigree of these wines and raising their profile in Asia ahead of November’s auction.
  • On November 3, several of the vintners participating in the Christie’s sale will travel to Hong Kong for a preview of the wines being offered before they go up for auction later that day.
  • Additional events are also being organized for potential buyers in Shanghai and Beijing during an upcoming NVV China market tour taking place this September.

To request an invitation to the November 3 sale, contact Jennifer Lo at the Christie’s Hong Kong office at +852.2978.6761. Proceeds from the Hong Kong sale will support the NVV’s mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation.

For more information about the Premiere Napa Valley brand, visit premierenapawines.com.

About the Napa Valley Vintners

The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2015 that totaled £4.8 billion / $7.4 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. 2016 marks Christie’s 250th anniversary. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Christie’s has a global presence with 54 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

 

Contact: Patsy McGaughy, Communications Director - 707.968.4207, pmcgaughy@napavintners.com

 

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