2020 Schedule of Events
In this homecoming for the wine trade, there are winemakers to connect with, colleagues to meet, winery preview events and educational sessions to explore -- all with the sweeping beauty of Napa Valley as backdrop. The week builds to Saturday's Barrel Tasting and Live Auction, where you'll be among the first to taste vintages yet to be released and secure distinctive Premiere Napa Valley wines as part of your portfolio.
Wednesday, February 19
Kickoff Preview Tasting, 4 to 6 p.m. at Ad Hoc, Yountville
Sample the 20-case lots up for bid at Saturday's Live Auction.
Friday, February 21
Vintage Perspective Tasting, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Inglenook, Rutherford
This walk-around, blind tasting will explore Cabernet Sauvignon in a vertical of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages, in addition to current release Rosés.
Saturday, February 22
Barrel Tasting & Live Auction, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
This is it! Taste and network with owners and winemakers from 190 Napa Valley producers, enjoy lunch prepared by The Culinary Institute of America, and experience the fast-paced and high-energy Live Auction of the wines previewed earlier in the day. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets early.
- 9 to 9:30 a.m. — Barrel Tasting Preview for past successful bidders
- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Barrel Tasting
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Lunch
- 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Live Auction