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2008 Premiere auction results

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.

Here goes:

Top Lots

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

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