2019 Schedule of Events
In this homecoming for the wine trade, there are winemakers to connect with, colleagues to meet, winery preview parties 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.
Friday, February 22
Vintage Perspective Tasting and 20 Case Lots Preview Tasting, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Freemark Abbey
This walk-around, blind tasting will explore Cabernet Sauvignon in a vertical of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, Chardonnay in a vertical of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages from producers throughout the Napa Valley as well as the 20-case lot donors.
Saturday, February 23
Barrel Tasting & Live Auction, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
This is it! Taste and network with owners and winemakers from 175 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