Napa is heating up with May bringing National Wine Day on May 25th followed by BottleRock music festival that same weekend. But what’s the event that has everyone buzzing? Auction Napa Valley. It’s what wine enthusiasts dream about: Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries offering barrel tastings for sipping, swirling and bidding, vintner parties and dinners, a live auction and celebration, an e-auction, and rare wines and lots up for grabs! Of course, the best part is the amazing charity contribution this event brings – since 1981, Auction Napa Valley raised over $181 million, giving aid to over 100,000 people each year.


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Events include:

  • Sunday, May 27: The E-Auction offering the chance to bid from 150 lots of vertical collections, Napa Valley experiences, and more.
  • Thursday, May 31: Vintner Welcome Parties where guests can experience food by famous chefs at private homes and intimate Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries.
  • Friday, June 1: Napa Valley Barrel Auction at Charles Krug, Napa’s first winery, with 100 winemakers offering barrel tastings and biddings. Vintners will also host dinners in the evening throughout the Valley.
  • Saturday, June 2: Live Auction and After Party where the big moment has arrived – expect paddles for bidding, rare bottles from Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries, surprise performances, and a killer after party.

It’s true, the event doesn’t come cheap. A lot of us might feel a little left out and that’s ok. You’re not alone. Now how can you enjoy that Auction Napa Valley excitement without breaking the bank? With Napa Valley wine tours and Sonoma wine tours of course!

Experience Wine Country with Platypus Wine Tours

In the end, it’s all about experiencing the amazing vineyards, visiting Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries, and making friends along the way! Platypus Wine Tours offers unique tours of the Valley and surrounding regions with the opportunity to meet people. Our join-in tours include visits to some of the most charming and exclusive Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries. It’s no wonder we’re the #1 activity when visiting the Valley.
Browse our tour options, explore our favorite Napa Wineries and Sonoma wineries, and see what everyone is saying about us. Book your reservation and join in on all the wine fun!