An iconic event celebrating one of the world’s leading winemaking regions, the 27th annual Premiere Napa Valley auction had a tremendously successful weekend. Sotheby’s managed the bidding for trade access only and raised $3.4 million to help fund local programs that protect, enhance, promote and preserve Napa Valley for future generations of vintners and wine lovers alike. Every year, the Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit association offers the opportunity to purchase unique wines crafted, and labeled, especially for this occasion. 150 lots ranged from 60 to 240 bottles with the addition of 52 older vintage wine lots ranging from 2004-2013 in the Vintage Perspective Napa Valley online-only auction.
Premiere Napa Valley wines are truly collector’s items; one-of-a-kind and limited edition. Licensed members of the trade eagerly endeavor to procure winning bids to add to their portfolios and curate finds for top customers around the world. This spectacular showcase of rare wines reflects a contemporary sense of exploration in fine winemaking as well as the endurance of Napa Valley through the 2021 vintage after surviving wildfires, drought and the pandemic.
The very best of Napa Valley was put on display and the tenacious efforts of local producers certainly paid off in a prosperous weekend that not only gives back to those who move wines into the market but speaks to the innovation and quality of America’s premier wine region, provides environmental leadership, and champions the trade to strengthen wine advocacy on a global scale. Premiere Napa Valley wines tell a story of the remarkable and dynamic character of Napa. To secure a lot from this auction means that the wine in your private cellar is exclusive to your portfolio. Browse the extraordinary wines in Sotheby’s Wine’s Napa Valley collection to add to your cellar.