Premiere Napa Valley Auction 2022
Napa Valley Vintners – Alexander Rubin
This past week wine purchasers from around the world descended upon Napa Valley to attend the 2022 Premiere Napa Auction, featuring small great deals of distinct wines from recent vintages. Sotheby’s opened the bidding online on Wednesday, however lots of purchasers elected to go to the live auction this previous Saturday, to raise their paddles face to face. Safety protocols were in place, with Covid tests required prior to entering a lot of the red wine tasting locations.
One of the greatest selling lots was 60 bottles of Shafer Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon at $75,600, or $1,260 per 750 ml bottle. Other high quotes came in for 60 bottles of Heitz Cellar 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon at $54,000, or $900 per 750 ml bottle, and 60 bottles of Spottswoode Estate 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon at $41,040, or $684 per 750 ml bottle. All of the profits go to fund programs to protect and promote Napa Valley.
“My team and I try to go to Best Napa every year,” stated Gary Fisch, founder and CEO of Gary’s Wine & & Marketplace, with numerous white wine stores in New Jersey and in Napa Valley. “It is exciting because you can bid on unique blends or white wine styles that are only available once a year in small lots. Last year we bid online, however it is excellent to be here face to face again.”
“My consumers delight in the chance to acquire these uncommon bottles,” said Justin Meyer, red wine purchaser with The Wine Thief Group located near Chicago. “Napa Cabernets are among our leading sellers.” In addition to the auction, Premiere individuals were welcomed to a series of wine-tasting occasions at various wineries and locations throughout the valley during the week.