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Auction Napa Valley

Posted by: Senza Hotel
18 May
Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley

May 27 - June 3, 2018
While there are plenty of great reasons to love Napa Valley, one of our favorites here at SENZA Hotel is the sense of local community. Even at our most celebratory-whether toasting a great harvest season or savoring the world-classdining Napa Valley is known for, there is always a spirit of generosity at the heart of our region's signature hospitality.
Auction at Napa Valley
One of the most important events of the season takes this impulse to a whole new level! Auction Napa Valley invites wine lovers from all over the world to invest in unique experiences, special bottlings, and other amazing lots, all for the benefit of those in the Napa Valley community who need help. Not only that, but the Auction is a great way to see, taste, and toast the best of Napa Valley, both in the glass and in the spirit of this beautiful, unique part of the world.
We hope you'll consider timing your visit to SENZA Hotel to join the Auction, though wine lovers around the world can bid from home. Below, learn more about this important event, and join us to support the positive impact we can make in the lives of others!

Event Schedule

The Auction kicks off on Sunday, May 27, with the "E-auction" open to bidders almost anywhere. It will run through noon on Sunday, June 3!
Dinners at Auction Napa Valley
The local party gets going on the evening of Thursday, May 31, when individual vintners host welcome parties from 6:00 PM until the wee hours. Celebrity chefs will serve, and library wines will flow at 14 different events! Highlights include the Sunset Dinner on the Terrace at Davis Estates, where four courses with wine pairings will be hosted by Mike and Sandy Davis.
For a more formal event, try the Native American Culinary Experience at the Honig Vineyard and Winery, prepared by chef Anthony Marazita from Amangiri. Or dive into a Napa Valley favorite with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars to celebrate 25 Years of FAY, a famous vineyard, with small plates to pair with library pourings. It's best to reserve your spot quickly, as these intimate events are sometimes limited to as few as 16 spots!
Taste Wine at Auction Napa Valley
On Friday, June 1, Napa Valley's first winery - that's Charles Krug - hosts the Barrel Auction from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM; come prepared to try (a lot of) wine! With pours direct from the barrel, and a whole host of food and wine vendors to visit outside Charles Krug's Redwood Cellar, there's plenty to delight your senses.
From 6:00 PM-on, a number of Vintner-Hosted Dinners take place. There's too many to choose from, but here's a taste: take a Journey (into) the Mediterranean with the proprietors of Darioush, or take an "Around the World" Dining Experience at HALL for a cultural and culinary globe-trotting trek, or celebrate 45 years with Joseph Phelps, over a four-course dinner! With 18 dinners to choose from,  it's best to check out the whole list and see what suits your palate best!
On Saturday, June 2, spend the afternoon into the evening celebrating with the live auction. First, greet representatives of groups and families who will benefit from your generosity, then enjoy the wines and small bites offered by local vendors while you learn about live lots that will go up for bidding.
Napa Valley Auction
Then - get your paddle ready! The main event allows guests to bid on the amazing lots designed, created, and donated to benefit those who need help in the Napa Valley.


After the excitement, unwind and relax with an Italian meal prepared by San Francisco's famous chef Nancy Oaks of Boulevard, during a concert and dessert parade!

And if you're up for it, the first ever official After Party will commence at the Charter Oak this year, with unlimited sips, snacks, music, and dancing!

Community Investment

While the fun and festivities are important, the real heart of Auction Napa Valley lies with those it serves. The Auction has helped more than 100,000 individuals annually and has given more than $180 million since 1981.
About 30% of funds raised are strategic, one-time gifts to local non-profits like the Boys & Girls Clubs in American Canyon and Calistoga; Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund; and the Napa Valley Early Learning Initiative, among others. The other 70% goes to non-profit partners invested in community health and children's education, like NapaLearns, Aim High, the Cope Family Center, Planned Parenthood, and others.
For more information, Giving Reports are available, and the stories about lives and programs the Auction has been able to help will warm your heart.
At SENZA, we strive to help our guests make their Napa Valley experience as unique and luxurious as our boutique hotel. Call today (707-253-0337) or visit us online to book your stay at Napa Valley's SENZA Hotel.
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