Vinous is delighted to support The Napa Valley Vintners' Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction with a series of exciting seminars that showcase the region. Antonio will moderate The Napa Valley Sessions with reference point winemakers, starting Thursday February 11, 2021. These discussions will explore historic vintages from "cult" estates, three sub-regions featuring the groundbreaking Vinous Maps, and the lesser explored varieties of Napa Valley. View more details and register for these complimentary online seminars here.

Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction

February 11-20, 2021 | Virtual

The Napa Valley Vintners has brought together a stunning collection of nearly 100 exclusive library lots for its inaugural Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction. The auction showcases Napa Valley’s excellence in winemaking and the spirit of collaboration that Napa is so well known for.

Powered by Zachys, the Napa Valley Library Wine Auction opens for online bidding Thursday, February 11 and closes via live-streamed auction on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00pm PST/6:00pm EST. All proceeds from the Napa Valley Library Wine Auction benefit programs to promote, protect and enhance Napa Valley.

The Napa Valley Sessions

February 11-18, 2021 | Virtual

Join Antonio Galloni and reference-point producers for a fascinating, complimentary series of online seminars. View details and RSVP here. 

Library Wine Auction Special: Vintages of the Past and Visions for the Future

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST

Antonio Galloni leads a discussion with winemakers Cory Empting (Harlan Estate), Maya Dalla Valle (Dalla Valle) and Kathryn Carothers (Bryant Family Vineyard) who represent the "next generation" at the helm of some of the most respected wineries in the Napa Valley. They will explore wines from some of their favorite historic vintages and share how they have influenced their approach to winemaking.

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Oakville at the Heart of the Napa Valley

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST

In this session, Antonio Galloni discusses Oakville with winemakers Annie Favia (Favia), Paul Hobbs (Paul Hobbs), Michael Silacci (Opus One) and Stephanie Putnam (Raymond Vineyards) who know the land like none other. Lying in the heart of the region, Oakville encompasses historic sites that helped define Napa Valley as we know it today.

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Rutherford Where History and Tradition Meet Quality

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST

Rutherford is home to a number of wineries and vineyards that established Napa Valley’s reputation as a premium region for growing wine grapes. Antonio Galloni will be joined by current stalwarts of Rutherford’s winemaking tradition, Trevor Durling (Beaulieu Vineyards), Chris Phelps (Inglenook) and Kristy Melton (Freemark Abbey), in conversation about this unique and historic slice of Napa Valley.

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring the 'Cooler' Corner of Southeastern Napa Valley

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST

Antonio Galloni hosts Celia Welch (Rewa Vineyards), Priyanka French (Signorello Estate), Elias Fernandez (Shafer Vineyards) and Julien Fayard (Purlieu Wines) to explore wineries in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley. Centered around the AVAs of Stags Leap and Coombsville, this area is closer to San Pablo Bay and exhibits more marine influence than AVAs further north.

Library Wine Auction Special: Dive into the Unexplored Varieties of Napa Valley

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST

Join Antonio Galloni for a discussion on the unexplored side of Napa Valley with Bob Biale (Robert Biale Vineyards), Tim Colla (Saintsbury), Jennifer Williams (Arrow&Branch) and Genevieve Janssens (Robert Mondavi Winery). Despite its reputation for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world growing more than 40 different grape varieties.

View details and RSVP here.