Auction Napa Valley - The American Wine Classic
Photo is from Chateau Montelena. It shows how the barrel auction lot was set up. $2250/case works out to $54,000 for the barrel or $187.50 per bottle.
June 5 - 8, 2008
The event was the barrel auction portion of Auction Napa Valley sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners Association. Wineries provide a barrel of a special blend that prospective bidders may sample. The top ten bids each got a case of wine.
The top bid was $2250 and the total of the ten top bids was $18500. – which was in the top third of all barrels in the auction. The photograph on the barrel, which was part of the auction, is that of John Hanna- John Muir’s grandson.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • October 12, 2007
Napa Valley reveals its assets today in the 2008
Napa Uncovered Calendar
Napa, CA – October 12, 2007 – “Robust, full-bodied
and playful with a long finish”: Those are a few of the adjectives
commonly use to describe the 2008 Napa Uncovered Calendar. The
Napa County Farm Bureau today announced the official release of
the 2008 Napa Uncovered Calendar, in which 13 NCFB members uncover
their assets to raise funds for farmland protection.
“The calendar shows the bare essence of Napa and is an entertaining
and subtly revealing look at Napa agriculture,” said Sandy
Elles, NCFB executive director.
Michael Hanna, Mr. June, enthusiastically supported the project
as a fun approach to Farm Bureau’s serious mission of protecting
Napa’s agricultural legacy.
“Napa Uncovered highlights Farm Bureau’s efforts to
promote land conservation and sustainable agriculture,” said
Hanna who is a grape grower and involved in the family winery,
Muir-Hanna Vineyards. The conservation ethic runs deep in the Hanna
family, as Mike is a direct descendant of the famous naturalist
The 2008 Napa Uncovered Calendar is now available and can be purchased
at napauncovered.com for $18, or $36 for the limited edition of
the autographed calendar. Proceeds from the calendar support
Napa County agricultural preservation.
NCFB is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental organization
whose basic goal is to ensure the proper political, economic, environmental
and social climate for the continuation of agriculture. Today,
NCFB strives to preserve land for agriculture, and creates policies
and programs that allow us to maintain a high quality of life in
Photos courtesy of Russ Munn Photography and NCFB