Throughout the year, Napa Valley communities and businesses host hundreds of events, primarily designed for the sheer enjoyment of participants and guests. One important event, however, Auction Napa Valley, benefits local non-profits and charity groups while also offering unique social activities, great wines, gourmet foods, and lots of fun.
To complete your visit to Napa Valley for the Auction, join others as you float gently above the clouds in one of the many Napa Valley balloons. A hot air balloon Napa adventure is the perfect way to feel the spirit of this historical week-long event.
2019 Annual Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley began 1981 by the Napa Valley Vintners to demonstrate their support for the non-profits and strategic initiatives in the area. It’s a community-defining event complete with the presentation of high-quality wines, delectable locally produced and prepared foods, entertainment, and, of course, live auctions of the world’s finest wines. The auction features wine tasting and the sale of over 100 lots of single cases available for bidding.
This month, the 2019 version of the Auction Napa Valley will begin on Wednesday, May 29, and continue through Monday, June 3. The schedule heats up with the opening of the eAuction on May 29th, followed by:
Thursday, May 30: Vintner Welcome Parties: Visitors may select among the several informal themed parties being offered from Carneros to Calistoga. You can unwind, enjoy the wine, food, and atmosphere of one of the world’s most beautiful regions.
Friday, May 31: Before setting out for the activities of the day, board one of our Napa Valley balloons for a birds-eye view of the Auction venues. Drifting lazily above the Valley landscape and pristine communities, point out some of your upcoming destinations and enjoy the infinite number of photo ops to share with friends and family. Enjoy a gourmet champagne brunch and even a wine tour following your hot air balloon Napa ride.
Friday also includes the Barrel Auctions and an afternoon Healthy Kids, Healthy Valley presentation. In the evening, vintner-hosted dinners will be in order, beginning at 6:00 PM.
Saturday, June 1: The week’s climactic event, the Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort, will be followed by Dinner and Dancing at 6:30 PM. An after-party begins at the Charter Oak at 9:00 PM.
Sunday, June 2: Farewell Brunch at Wheeler Farms, St. Helena
Monday, June 3: eAuction Bidding Ends
Make Your Napa Valley Balloons Reservation Early
Balloons Above the Valley is the premier Napa Valley balloons company. We offer safe and memorable hot air rides and exciting option packages. Auction Napa Valley brings thousands to the area so our flights book up fast! To learn more and make your reservation for Auction Napa Valley Week, check out our hot air balloon Napa adventures.
You may also call us about reserving any Napa Valley balloons experiences to complement a fun-filled Auction Napa Valley, 1-800-464-6824.