Proceeds to benefit community health and children’s education

St. Helena, CA – Reflecting the spirit of camaraderie and collaboration with which the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) was first founded 75 years ago, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is projecting nearly $12 million in fundraising for its 39th annual Auction Napa Valley when the online E-Auction ends at noon on Monday, June 3. Proceeds from this weekend’s events support community health and children’s education in Napa County.
Under perfect periwinkle skies, today’s Live Auction was kicked off by none other than Katy Perry.

“I think that Katy Perry said it beautifully when talking about why we’re here today -‘be kind and drink wine,’” said Paula Kornell, chair of this year’s Live Auction Celebration. “The kindness and generosity of both bidders and our vintners came together today to create an ongoing legacy of lives made stronger and more whole.”

The NVV will release additional results, including top Live, Barrel and E-Auction lots on Monday afternoon. Photos and a social media gallery of more than 3,000 posts highlighting the weekend’s festivities are available at

About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at

About Auction Napa Valley
Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $185 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local nonprofit organizations. Learn more at