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Tasting Notes: Collective Napa Valley

May 19, 2023
Arts & Culture Tasting & Learning

June 2 - 3, Napa Valley Wine Train and Collective Napa Valley are coming together in celebration and support of our community. We’ll toast to wine lovers worldwide with curated experiences and unparalleled access to the region’s riches while working with local organizations to uplift our kids, neighbors, and community.

Looking for everything you need to know about Collective Napa Valley and how you can get involved? You’ve come to the right place! Read on for more details.

Collective Napa Valley: Who They Are

Wine brings people together from all backgrounds and all walks of life. The Napa Valley Vintners, established in 1944, was established to inspire its members to produce wines of the highest possible quality, to provide environmental leadership, and to care for the place we call home.
Collective Napa Valley builds on the local culture of passion, camaraderie, and heritage to generously support the Napa Valley while celebrating vintners and wine enthusiasts.

Their history of fundraising for the good of the community is well documented. It began with the creation of Auction Napa Valley in 1981. As this organization evolved, Collective Napa Valley came into being as an exciting new way of supporting the well-being and growth of our community.

Today, Collective Napa Valley brings together wine lovers from all walks of life — from casual sippers to serious connoisseurs, with a shared passion for doing good (and wine, of course!)

What They Do

The goal of the Collective is to spread the impact of philanthropy throughout Napa Valley. It focuses on supporting important initiatives for health care and youth development. Collective Napa Valley is invested in improving the lives of vulnerable and young residents in the valley while also supporting the local wineries and small businesses that are part of the Napa Valley community.
Members of Collective Napa Valley regularly host special events, providing delicious culinary experiences, always paired with a perfectly crafted glass of wine.

Now, that’s something to toast about!

Together Again Weekend

One of Collective Napa Valley’s popular events is just around the corner — the
Together Again Weekend! Taking place June 2 – 3, this event brings together vintners and wine enthusiasts alike to celebrate summer as a community. This live event weekend includes expertly hosted wine experiences, wine tastings straight from the barrel, and delicious meals from local restaurants, all concluding in a spectacular dinner, live auction, and celebration of our community — all for a great cause.

Friday, June 2

Napa Valley Barrel Auction

Taste wines produced by legendary Napa Valley winemakers directly from the barrel and bid on your favorites throughout the day at the highly anticipated
Napa Valley Barrel Auction. And if the rush of the auction has you feeling a little hungry, head over to the marketplace. Here, you’ll find our very own Napa Valley Wine Train booth. We’ll serve delicious bites selected from our California cuisine menu to keep you satisfied and clear-sighted during the auction.

Vintner Hosted Welcome Dinners

After the auction concludes, the celebrations begin as we gather for
dinners at various wineries throughout Napa Valley. As the sun sets, we’ll toast to delicious food and a bright future for our iconic region. How does gathering around the hillside vineyards, sipping delicious wine during a breathtaking sunset sound? You’ll relish the exceptional wines and expert hospitality during this evening kick-off to an unforgettable weekend.

While you’re in the area, consider booking a stay with one of Napa Valley Wine Train’s partners to experience one of the world’s premier wine regions on a deeper level. The Rivers, Rails, and Wine Trails package includes two wonderful nights in a deluxe room at the River Terrace Inn. Enjoy a three-hour epicurean adventure during a day journey aboard the Wine Train, plus a full day of wine-tasting tours, accompanied by a picnic lunch. This experience is perfect for first-time visitors or seasoned Napa Valley visitors. Plus, it’s the ideal daytime experience to kick off your Barrel Auction Weekend.

Saturday, June 3

Vineyard Walks, Wine Talks, and a Live Auction

Enjoy the fantastic California weather while on a
vineyard tour with an expert winemaker in the morning. Afterward, relax and prepare for an exciting evening spectacle that will bring us all together for a good cause. The Together Again Live Auction at Silver Oak kicks off with a dinner prepared by award-winning Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. Chef Pawlcyn is the owner of Napa Valley’s Mustards Grill, where she has become known as a pioneer in the use of local and sustainable foods. Afterward, stick around for live music, dancing, and our live auction raising funds for children’s wellness. This is an amazing opportunity to go home with some of Napa Valley’s finest wines, while also supporting a great cause. 

Extend Your Weekend With Wine Train

Not ready for the celebration to be over? Consider extending your weekend trip by booking the
Candlelight Junction special package. The most romantic of our special offers features a stay at the Candlelight Inn. You’ll enjoy a full day of winery tours before returning to a bottle of sparkling wine for you and that special someone in your room. Then, feast on a gourmet multi-course meal aboard our luxurious Wine Train. What better way to end a weekend celebrating the Napa Valley community than a romantic wine lover’s getaway in the birthplace of California’s wine industry?

Want to get in on this amazing weekend of events? You’ll need to be a member of the Collective. Learn more about the event, become and member, and get your tickets here.

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