P remiere Napa Valley wines are one-of-a-kind, limited-edition bottles, specially created and curated to be offered at an annual auction. This sale is open to licensed members of the wine trade only, who in turn can make these unique bottles available to their customers and collectors around the world. This auction is being conducted under a license issued to Napa Valley Vintners, who is acting as the Seller of record, powered via Sotheby’s bidding platform. Note that these wines are being offered while still in barrel, and release dates can be found with each lot description.
Bidding for licensed members of the trade will open on Friday, February 09 at 12:01 AM PST, and close live streamed on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00 PM PST in Napa.
Throughout the week leading up to Premiere Napa Valley, Napa Valley Vintners in conjunction with participating wineries will host an array of tastings, both virtually and in person, for licensed members of the trade to attend.
For a schedule, additional information and to participate, please visit Premiere Napa Valley’s website.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs to promote, protect and enhance Napa Valley.
Please note that, for each lot, a Buyer’s Premium of 7% and Overhead Premium of 1% will be applied to the hammer price.
Frequently Asked Questions
Premiere Napa Valley Wines
Collectable, Creative and Incomparable
Premiere Napa Valley bottlings represent a micro-lot of wines. In the pursuit of expressing the story they want to tell, the winemaker is allowed to narrow their focus, ensuring that the greatest attention to detail is paid to the creation of the wine, every step of the way. The wines push the limits of creative experimentation and are the encapsulation of a sense of perfection.
The Very Best of Napa Valley
Though reminiscent of how Hospices de Beaune wines are produced, the process is uniquely American. The winemakers take a gloves-off approach, often using varieties they may not bottle as a stand-alone, or perhaps a noted white-wine-only house producing a red wine. These wines showcase Napa Valley's sense of exploration in fine winemaking.
The Very Best of Napa Valley: Premiere Napa Valley Wines
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About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry.