2008 Auction Napa Valley – Part I

Welcome to our video podcast 2008 Auction Napa Valley – Part 1 – Video Show #63.

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Arguably the benchmark in charitable wine auctions, the Auction Napa Valley is held annually in (where else?) Napa Valley. Established by a group of Napa Valley vintners in 1981, ANV has given over $70 million dollars over its 28 years for healthcare, youth service and low-income housing charities in Napa County. The GrapeRadio crew received an invitation to attend this stellar event, and we were not disappointed.

Organized each year by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), the event runs over a three-day period, usually in June. Consisting of a wine & food extravaganza, several auctions (e-auctions, live auctions and barrel auctions), and plenty of vintner-hosted activities, it is a spectacular event. In 2008, as the final gavel fell, a total of 44 Live Lots, 128 Barrel Lots and 87 E-Lots that offered extraordinary collections of wine, vintner-hosted events and travel adventures donated by the organization’s many wineries had raised more than $10.35 million.

Join us as we talk with vintners, celebrities (Oprah!), and attendees about the sights, sounds, foods, wines, and overall excitement that make the Auction Napa Valley such a special event.

For More Info on the Auction Napa Valley: www.napavintners.com/home/index.asp

The sponsor of this video is Millesima, Fine Wine Merchants: www.millesima-usa.com

2 Responses to “2008 Auction Napa Valley – Part I”


  1. 1 Steve Johnson Apr 27th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Wow.

    It’s nice to see the big name stars sincerely talking into that GR microphone.

    Great to see Brian was able to sneak his cheeks into stage left of the Oprha interview!

  2. 2 david Jan 19th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    yeah that was a really funny thing to see on a oprah show

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