Wine Auction to Put Spotlight on Six Decades of Napa Valley Wine Excellence

A definite ‘cheers’ to this one as the “Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction” from Feb. 11-20, 2021, is scheduled to showcase extremely rare wines from Napa that embody the overall wine Excellence of the region. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.

“Wines from Napa Valley stand for the highest quality. For more than 150 years, our wineries have balanced tradition with innovation in their quest to make world class wines and have cultivated a spirit of collaboration that is represented in this spectacular collection,” said Linda Reiff, President and CEO, Napa Valley Vintners, in a statement.

All proceeds from the Napa Valley Library Wine Auction benefit programs to promote, protect and enhance Napa Valley.

Wine collectors from around the world can bid on extremely rare wines sold directly from the cellars of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wineries. Offerings include the first vintages of BOND, six decades of Charles Krug dating back to 1964, five vintages of 100-point Harlan magnums, a collection of 6-liter imperials from Opus One spanning five decades, three magnums of Screaming Eagle, a 12-liter bottle from Sloan Estate and many more. For a complete listing of auction lots visit

“The assemblage of wines going to auction is an amazing opportunity for wine collectors to invest in rare and valuable wines coming out of America’s most prestigious wine region. We are thrilled to partner with Napa Valley Vintners to present this collection to our top bidders,” said Jeff Zacharia, President of Zachys.

While bidding is open, enthusiasts and collectors alike are invited to join Antonio Galloni (Vinous) for discussions with the winemakers. Starting on February 11, Galloni will host five Napa Valley Sessions, each focused on a different topic such as exploring Napa Valley’s American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), discovering Napa Valley’s unexpected varieties and what inspires the next generation of winemakers from some of Napa Valley’s most iconic producers.

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