The Best Week in the Napa Valley Wine Business Begins Today


The Best Week in the Napa Valley Wine Business Begins Today


2/20/2023 - Saint Helena, CA - Today kicks off the best week in the Napa Valley wine business. With bidding already underway on Premiere Napa Valley wines lots and in the Vintage Perspective Auction, global members of the wine trade will take part in Premiere Napa Valley tastings and events in the days leading up to the live-auction finale. 

"In its 27th year, Premiere Napa Valley remains one of the most loved events for anyone associated with the Napa Valley wine industry. We look forward to the exciting week of welcoming our wonderful trade partners and showcasing the incredible wines that are the hallmark of this region," said Priyanka French, Premiere Napa Valley Steering Committee Chair and Winemaker for Signorello Estate.

The Napa Valley wine community looks forward to connecting with friends, colleagues and business partners in the valley and around the world during Premiere week. 

In addition to procuring some of Napa Valley's finest wines, wine trade consider networking and doing business with Napa Valley wineries an essential part of their Premiere week experience. Nearly 250 trade accounts from 35 states and 12 countries will take part in the Premiere Napa Valley wine auction.  

During the week, bidders will take part in-person or virtually. Those participating virtually will meet up with winemakers online thorugh one-on-one meetings, taste Premiere Napa Valley wine samples at home and place bids online.

Trade members who attend the events in person can look forward to incredible vintner hospitality with nearly 40 tastings and events taking place throughout the week and may bid in the live auction simultaneouly with online bidders. 

Open for all to attend virtually is a seminar hosted by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW on February 21 titled “The Road to Individualism: Napa Valley’s 20-Year Style Diversity Revolution.”

"For the professional, Premiere Napa Valley is a must to get the latest information on what’s happening in the valley. The region’s winemakers are out in force and readily available for interviews and meetings. Moreover, there are plenty of new and aged wines to taste whether barrel samples from a new vintage or aged bottles from winery cellars,” said James Suckling, editor/chairman of

Bidding for Premiere Napa Valley lots culminates in a live-streaming auction on Saturday, February 25 beginning at 1 p.m. PST, and the Vintage Perspective Auction will close beginning at 4 p.m. PST.

Consumers seeking to buy Premiere Napa Valley wines can encourage their local wine purveyors to get involved. A listing of those who sell Premiere Napa Valley wines is available at 

Contact: Teresa Wall, Senior Director of Communications - 707-968-4210,


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