Thursday, May 21, 2009

Auction Napa Valley: E-Auction

The buzz in Napa Valley has started—it's almost time for the granddaddy of charity wine auctions, Auction Napa Valley 2009, The American Wine Classic. You can get in on the bidding excitement before you arrive or without even attending the event!

Starting on May 22, wine lovers everywhere around the globe will be able to bid on and win lots via the Internet at Auction Napa Valley's E-Auction.

I invite you to join in the fun by checking out and bidding on these 110 incredible auction lots. Lots include rare and one-of-a-kind bottles and collections of wine; private events and weekend stays hosted by Napa Valley Vintners; luxury items; and more.

What's more, proceeds support healthcare, youth development and housing non-profit charities. Over the past 28 years, Auction Napa Valley has given $85 million.

The online lot preview is now open. Start viewing the offerings. I can guarantee the most difficult task will be trying to decide which lots to bid on!

Friday, May 22: E-Auction opens at at 8:00 a.m. PDT
Friday, June 5: E-Auction closes in two waves, 2:00, 2:30 p.m. PDT

The E-Auction: it's fun, it's easy, it's a great way to experience the best Napa Valley has to offer with items that often can't be purchased anywhere else — all while raising money for charity

Now for the shamless plugs...

E-Auction Photography:
Have a gander at the lot photos for the E-Auction. I photographed many of them over a 4-day session in Napa Valley. It's always a challenge and a blast to work with the wineries donating these fine wines to come up with something fun and visually interesting to help promote these lots. Here are just a few...

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