Friday, July 6, 2018

Napa Organic Vintners Represent 30% of 2 of 3 Top 10 Lots at Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley 2018
Michael Franti performing
Top tier Napa wineries with certified organic estate vineyards were among the leading wineries raising funds for charities in Napa at the 2018 Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners' big philanthropic fundraising event. 

The auction has expanded to three different platforms - the E-Auction (only online), the Barrel Auction (the day before the main live auction) and the Live Auction.

In the Barrel Auction and the E-Auction, wineries with organic vines comprised 30% of the winning lots (while Napa's organic vines represent just 8% of the county's vineyards) - punching more than three times their weight.


JCB and Raymond Vineyards sponsored a joint offering at the live event
Raymond Vineyards had the 4th highest lot, coming in at $640,000 for its Buy A Spot offering. The winery has 92 acres of organic and Biodynamic vines (with 47 more on the way).

Raymond's first three Biodynamic wine releases were featured in the Grand Tasting at the Biodynamic Wine Conference and included a Merlot, a Cabernet and a Bordeaux Blend field blend (1.5 Acres).

Raymond Vineyards at the Barrel Auction

Barrel Auction
• Staglin Family Vineyard - (3rd out of top 10) $54,150
• Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery - (5th out of top 10) $45,450
• Chappellet Vineyard -  (9th out of top 10) $38,550


Kathryn Hall congratulating a buyer
• HALL - (6th out of top 10) $12,550
• ZD Wines - (8th out of top 10) $12,050
• Acumen - (10th out of top 10) $8,600

All photos courtesy of Napa Valley Vintners.

For more photos, visit NVV's smug mug page here.

Note: None of these wineries is 100% organic, so if you're interested in buying their wines and are looking for organically farmed wines in particular, be sure to ask the wineries which of their wines come from their organic estate vines. 

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