Napa Valley Vintners: The Napa Valley Sessions with Antonio Galloni

Vinous is delighted to support The Napa Valley Vintners' Direct from the Cellar Library Wine Auction with a series of exciting seminars that showcase the region hosted by Antonio Galloni. Watch Napa Valley Sessions to explore historic vintages from "cult" estates, three sub-regions featuring our groundbreaking Vinous Maps, and the lesser explored varieties in Napa Valley. Online bidding is open now and closes via a live-streamed auction on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00pm California/6pm NY. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DIRECT FROM THE CELLAR: NAPA VALLEY LIBRARY WINE AUCTION February 11-20, 2021 | Virtual The Napa Valley Vintners has brought together a stunning collection of nearly 100 exclusive library lots for its inaugural Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction. The auction showcases Napa Valley’s excellence in winemaking and the spirit of collaboration that Napa is so well known for. Powered by Zachys, the Napa Valley Library Wine Auction opens for online bidding Thursday, February 11 and closes via live-streamed auction on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00pm PST/6:00pm EST. All proceeds from the Napa Valley Library Wine Auction benefit programs to promote, protect and enhance Napa Valley. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE NAPA VALLEY SESSIONS February 11-18, 2021 | Virtual Join Antonio Galloni and reference-point producers for a fascinating, complimentary series of online seminars. LIBRARY WINE AUCTION SPECIAL: VINTAGES OF THE PAST AND VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST Antonio Galloni leads a discussion with winemakers Cory Empting, Maya Dalla Valle and Kathryn Carothers who represent the "next generation" at the helm of some of the most respected wineries in the Napa Valley. They will explore wines from some of their favorite historic vintages and share how they have influenced their approach to winemaking. LIBRARY WINE AUCTION SPECIAL: EXPLORING OAKVILLE AT THE HEART OF THE NAPA VALLEY Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST In this session, Antonio Galloni discusses Oakville with winemakers Annie Favia, Paul Hobbs, Michael Silacci and Stephanie Putnam who know the land like none other. Lying in the heart of the region, Oakville encompasses historic sites that helped define Napa Valley as we know it today. LIBRARY WINE AUCTION SPECIAL: EXPLORING RUTHERFORD WHERE HISTORY AND TRADITION MEET QUALITY Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST Rutherford is home to a number of wineries and vineyards that established Napa Valley’s reputation as a premium region for growing wine grapes. Antonio Galloni will be joined by current stalwarts of Rutherford’s winemaking tradition, Trevor Durling, Chris Phelps and Kristy Melton, in conversation about this unique and historic slice of Napa Valley. LIBRARY WINE AUCTION SPECIAL: EXPLORING THE 'COOLER' CORNER OF SOUTHEASTERN NAPA VALLEY Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST Antonio Galloni hosts Celia Welch, Priyanka French and Elias Fernandez to explore wineries in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley. Centered around the AVAs of Stags Leap and Coombsville, this area is closer to San Pablo Bay and exhibits more marine influence than AVAs further north. LIBRARY WINE AUCTION SPECIAL: DIVE INTO THE UNEXPLORED VARIETIES OF NAPA VALLEY Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST Join Antonio Galloni for a discussion on the unexplored side of Napa Valley with Bob Biale, Tim Colla, Jennifer Williams and Genevieve Janssens. Despite its reputation for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world growing more than 40 different grape varieties.