These wines, each created by the winemaker only once, are offered as futures at auction exclusively to restaurateurs, retailers and other members of the wine trade. Premiere Napa Valley wines are the most unique, and some of the very best wines made in Napa Valley.
Though reminiscent of how Hospice 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 are innovative and showcase Napa Valley's sense of exploration in fine winemaking.
Watch as members of the wine trade talk about what makes Premiere Napa Valley so unique, and why they keep coming back year after year.
Premiere Napa Valley wines tell the stories of the soils, microclimates and remarkable personalities which make up the mosaic of Napa Valley. They represent the quality and innovation for which America's leading wine region has become known and are among the world's rarest wines.
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Once a good thing has been done, it can't be undone. Steve Reynolds
It is actually a favorite event for winemakers. Philippe Melka
It is one-of-a-kind. You will never, even if you try, have the same wine twice. Rolando Herrera