The Wines Served At Auction Napa Valley
Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley has been raising funds for good causes throughout the valley. This year's auction was held at the Meadowood Resort and brought in a record $18.4 million. What does one drink on a hot June afternoon at the world's pre-eminent wine themed fund raiser? We spoke to a volunteer pouring wine at a kiosk under the lunch tent. "Continuum and Dalla Valle are the most popular", he said. Continuum is a new label created by Tim Mondavi and Marcia Mondavi Borger. It was among the top lots at Friday's barrel auction raising $52,750. BRAND Napa Valley took top honors raising $83,050.

Tim Mondavi
Tim Mondavi pouring Continuum

Auction attendees seemed to have a more difficult time deciding the more basic question of 'red' or 'white' as temperatures climbed to 90 degrees. White wines and sparklers were also well represented and the culinary creations of a dozen or so of the valley's chefs including Thomas Keller and Michael Chiarello.
The auction took place in a large air conditioned tent set up on a fairway of the Meadowood's 9 hole golf course. Raymond Vineyards sponsored lot #5 'A Year of Hollywood Glamour' which included a private jet to the Oscars, a private table at the Weinstein Company after party, dinner for 16 prepared in the winner's home with a screening of a pre-release film, many more items and, of course, a lot of wine. After several minutes the bidding stalled at $420,000 with two paddles refusing to budge. With a quick bit of input, the auctioneer doubled the package and declared both bids winners.
Darioush and Robb Report Magazine sponsored lot #45. The winner paid $440,000 to be a judge at the magazine's 2015 Car of The Year competition and the 2015 Culinary Masters Competition. The lot also came with trips to Hawaii and Bora Bora and dinner for 10 at Darioush.

Below is a list of the wineries who donated the wine that was served at the auction:

Acacia Vineyard

Alpha Omega

Amuse Bouche Winery

Antica Napa Valley - Antinori Family Wine Estate

Araujo Estate Wines

Arkenstone Vineyards



B Cellars

Beaulieu Vineyard

Black Stallion Winery

Blackbird Vineyards


BRAND Napa Valley

Bressler Vineyards

Broman Cellars

BURE Family Wines

CADE Estate Winery

Cakebread Cellars

Caymus Vineyards

Chappellet Vineyard

Charles Krug

Chateau Boswell Winery

Clif Family Winery

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Colgin Cellars

Continuum Estate

Cornerstone Cellars

Coup De Foudre Winery

Crocker & Starr Wines

Dalla Valle Vineyards


Davis Estates

Derenoncourt California

Domaine Chandon

Duckhorn Vineyards

Farella Vineyard

Foley Johnson

Franciscan Estate

Frias Family Vineyard


Grand Napa Vineyards


Harbison Estate Wines

Harlan Estate

Hestan Vineyards

Hewitt Vineyard

Hill Family Estate

Honig Vineyard & Winery

Howell at the Moon

Hudson Vineyards

J Gregory Cellars

Jessup Cellars

Jones Family Vineyards

Judd's Hill

Juslyn Vineyards

Kenzo Estate

Knighton Family Vineyards

Laura Michael Wines/Zahtila Vineyards

Levensohn Vineyards

Levy & McClellan

Lewis Cellars


Mayacamas Vineyards

Mithra Winery

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Mount Veeder Winery

Mumm Napa

Napa Valley Vintners

Newton Vineyard

Oakville Ranch Vineyards

O'Brien Estate

Odette Estate Winery

Opus One

Ovid Napa Valley


Parallel Napa Valley

Parry Cellars

Pedras Wine Company


PlumpJack Winery

Prescott Ashe Estate Winery

Pride Mountain Vineyards


Provenance Vineyards


Rarecat Wines

Raymond Vineyards

Red Mare Wines


Revana Family Vineyard

Robert Mondavi Winery

Saint Helena Winery


Schramsberg Vineyards

Seven Stones Winery

Shafer Vineyards

Signorello Estate

Silverado Vineyards

Sleeper Cellars

Somerston Estate

Spoto Wines

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Staglin Family Vineyard

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Sterling Vineyards

Stone The Crows

Sullivan Vineyards

Swanson Vineyards

Tamber Bey

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines

Terra Valentine


The Hess Collection Winery

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Trinchero Napa Valley

Trinitas Cellars

Viader Vineyards & Winery

Vineyard 29

Vineyard 7&8