By Jessica Yadegaran
Sunday, February 24th, 2008 at 2:54 pm in Uncategorized.
Ok, everyone. Here are the top bidders and top lots from yesterday’s trade auction at Premiere Napa Valley, which feature a total of 191 lots from more than 200 wineries. Remember, the reason these 5-, 10-, or 20-case lots of wine go for so much is because they are one of a kind, made especially for this event.
Despite the poor economy, people still believe in Napa futures, I guess.
The Premiere auction brought in $2.2 million for the Napa Valley Vintners, the non profit trade association that promotes and protects the Napa Valley Appellation, and drew a sold-out crowd of 600 from the wine trade, business and media.
Lot #62 Shafer Vineyards
Lot # 15 Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Lot # 1 Silver Oak Cellars
Lot # 121 Switchback Ridge & Robert Foley Vineyards
Lot # 175 BOND
Lot # 52 Rubicon Estate
Lot #7 Lewis Cellars
Lot # 164 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Lot # 13 Amuse Bouche Winery
Lot # 168 Beringer Vineyards
Lot # 194 Hourglass
Lot # 19 Saintsbury
Lot 87 Cliff Lede Vineyards
Top 10 Bidders
1. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Madison, NJ
2. Bounty Hunter, Napa, CA
3. The Wine House, Los Angeles, CA
4. Willow Park Wine & Spirits, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5. Nakagawa Wine Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
6. Ultimate Distributors, Atlanta, GA
7. Hi-Time Cellars, Costa Mesa, CA
8. Capitol Cellars, Roseville, CA
9. Kensington Riverside Inn, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
10.Central Liquor Co., Oklahoma City, OK