Community health and children’s education nonprofits were the big winners at Auction Napa Valley 2018. This year’s auction raised an amazing $13.6 million dollars! Between e-auction lots, live lots and the barrel auction, a splendid time was had by all. Along with celebrating our podcast’s 10th anniversary, this is our 10th visit to the Barrel Auction. Wine was poured from the barrels at the Charles Krug Winery and hosted by the 4th generation Mondavi sisters; Giovanna, Angelina, Alycia and Riana. This program focuses on the influence Robert and Peter Mondavi had on the wine industry in California. Below is a list of Vintners we interviewed at the event. Congratulations to the Napa Valley Vintners Association and the many folks who volunteered their time at this fantastic event!

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1-Introduction by David Pierson, NVV Chair & Giovanna Mondavi, Dark Matter Wines.

2- Laura Barrett/Clif Family Wines

3-Darioush Khaledi/Darioush Wines

4-Sean Thompson/Schramsberg Vineyards & Davies Vineyards

5-Kevin Morrisey/Ehlers Estate

6-Hugh Davies/Schramsberg Vineyards & Davies Vineyards

7-Renee Ary/Duckhorn Wines

8-Linda Neal/Tierra Roja Wines

9-Chelsea Bellows/The Debate

10-Jean Hoefliger/Alpha Omega

11-Pam Starr/Crocker & Starr

12-Elias Fernandez/Shafer Vineyards

13-Aaron Pott/Pott Wine

14-Brooks Painter/Castello di Amorosa

15-Christine Barbe/Coqueral Wines

16-Karen Cakebread/Ziata Wines

Written by Ray Fister

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