Thursday, June 13, 2013

Extending our Gratitude to the Community

On behalf of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), we wish to extend our congratulations and sincere appreciation to the entire Napa Valley community on the success of Auction Napa Valley 2013. Thanks to the generosity of our bidders, vintners, partners, donors, local businesses and volunteers, this year’s Auction shattered numerous records and raised an astounding $16.9 million for our community. It is an unprecedented windfall for Napa County.

This year’s Auction was truly a show-stopper. One of those rare moments in time when months of hard work by many people, strong relationships, a recovering economy and the bounty of this special place converge to create a memorable event. We may not see another year like this for a long time and we are grateful for the magical combination that made this year’s Auction one for the record-books.

While many are eager to learn where the unanticipated proceeds will go, the NVV is committed to using its thoughtful and analytical process to assure all our contributors that their donations will create the greatest impact and will help meet our goal to give deeply rather than broadly in the areas of community health and children’s education.

We are grateful to the bidders, the vintners and the 500 community volunteers who, year after year, work together to showcase what makes Napa Valley such a special place -- good food, great wine and a community spirit unlike any other.

Bruce Cakebread
President and CEO, Cakebread Cellars
President, 2013 Napa Valley Vintners Board of Directors

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