Collective Napa Valley is pleased to present the Napa Valley Barrel Auction to be held on Friday, June 3 at Raymond Vineyards in Napa. To celebrate summer, there will be a weekend of live events including vintner-hosted wine events and experiences, wines to taste straight from the barrel, delicious food from local restaurants and more, including a grand celebration to recognize Collective Napa Valley non-profit partners. For more information about Collective Napa Valley and a schedule of events, please visit their website.
This auction is being conducted under a license issued to Collective Napa Valley, who is acting as the Seller of record, powered via Sotheby’s bidding platform.
Please note that, for each lot, a Buyer’s Premium of 7% and Overhead Premium of 1% will be applied to the hammer price.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward funding the key to a bright future: the children of Napa Valley.
About Collective Napa Valley
Collective Napa Valley is a year-round philanthropy program that brings people together to enjoy Napa Valley wines while raising funds for the good of its community. Throughout the year, members will engage with vintners and explore the region through a variety of programs and events online and in person.
Collective Napa Valley is an innovative membership program in the wine industry and those who join become part of a greater community of people who care about Napa Valley and its future.
For more information, visit collectivenapavalley.org.
Collective Napa Valley Barrel Auction
The Collective Napa Valley Barrel Auction provides bidders with the opportunity to acquire Napa Valley’s finest wines currently aging in the barrel. Each winery donates a half-barrel of yet-to-be released wine for a total of 10 cases of each wine available at the auction. Ten individual bidders will take home a 12-bottle case of each of these Napa Valley wines.
Healthy Minds Lead to Bright Futures
Funds raised during the Napa Valley Barrel Auction weekend will go toward caring for children’s mental health and wellbeing through the expansion of wellness center programming on Napa County school campuses. These centers are unique to the needs of each school and provide on-campus access to individual and group counseling, substance abuse prevention, bully prevention programs and more.
About the Auction
All wine is sold while still in barrel. After the auction, buyers entrust the wineries and winemakers to mature their wines until ready to be bottled and consumed. Release dates are available with each lot description.
The Collective Napa Valley Barrel Auction brings an exciting gamified experience for bidders. Each lot includes a single half-barrel of wine which is subdivided into ten identical single-case offerings of the barrel. The top ten bids on a lot will win a 12-bottle case of the barrel at varying increments.
To secure a place on the leaderboard, bidders need to place a higher bid than the top price on the leaderboard.
Bidders can view the leaderboard of the top ten bids for each lot throughout the auction. The leaderboard will be available to view online and on display during the in-person auction barrel tasting.
Bidding for each lot will open with a starting bid of $200. Until the last hour of the auction, bids may increase by increments of $50, with a maximum increase of 10 increments away from the current bid. For example, if the current bid is $400, the next bid can be between $450 to $900, in $50 increments. In the last hour of the auction, there is no maximum bid, meaning bids of any amount in $50 increments may be placed. For example, if the current bid is $400, the next bid can be $450 or $2,000.
The top ten bids will win the lot at varying increments.
Napa Valley’s Signature Variety
Alpha Omega | Antinori-Antica Estate | Arkenstone Vineyards | Artesa Vineyards & Winery | AXR Napa Valley | Baldacci Family Vineyards | Barnett Vineyards | Bella Union | Bennett Lane | Buena Vista Winery and Charles Krug | Cain Vineyard & Winery | Cakebread Cellars | Chappellet Vineyard | Chimney Rock Winery | Clif Family Winery | Covert Estate | Darioush | Diamond Mountain Vineyard | Duckhorn Vineyards | Eleven Eleven | Foley Johnson | Freemark Abbey | Gamble Family Vineyards | Gemstone | Ghost Block Estate Wines | HALL | Honig Vineyard & Winery | Jack Winery | JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset and Gallo Signature Series | John Anthony Vineyards | Judd's Hill | Keever Vineyards | KIND | Louis M. Martini Winery | Materra, Cunat Family Vineyards | Maxville Lake Winery | Mending Wall | Merryvale Vineyards | Merus | Meteor Vineyard | Mi Sueño Winery | Mira Winery | Monticello Vineyards | Nickel & Nickel | Oakville Ranch Vineyards | Ovid. Napa Valley | Pahlmeyer | Paraduxx | Parallel Napa Valley | PEJU | Pride Mountain Vineyards | Priest Ranch | Quixote Winery | Raymond Vineyards | Red Thread Wines | Robert Mondavi Winery | Rombauer Vineyards | Rubia Wine Cellars | Saintsbury | Shafer Vineyards | Sherwin Family Vineyards | Sire Estate Wines | Smith Devereux | The Debate | The Vice | Trinitas Cellars | Trois Noix | Truchard Vineyards | VGS Chateau Potelle | J.H. Wheeler | Sequoia Grove Winery | St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery and Reynolds Family Winery | Joel Gott Wines | Burgess Cellars | Heitz Cellar