2023 Auction Lots

Lot 10 ~ Wine Nirvana at Colgin

  • Dinner at Colgin Cellars for ten guests, hosted by Ann Colgin and Joe Wender
  • 5 x 1.5L (Magnum) Colgin Cellars IX Estate, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Aston Martin drive experience and chauffeur service for the evening 

Experience the magic of Colgin Cellars, which famed critic Robert Parker calls “as close to a viticultural nirvana as I have ever seen.” Colgin’s ultra-exclusive, small-production reds are renowned worldwide. On this extraordinary evening, you and your lucky guests will discover what has made Colgin Cellars an enduring classic for over 30 years.

The experience begins in a chauffeured Aston Martin, on a bespoke road trip through Wine Country in the luxury of James Bond’s favorite car. Your destination is the IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area, where spectacular views of the vineyards and Lake Hennessey provide the backdrop for a multicourse meal paired with wines from Colgin’s library and enhanced by Ann and Joe’s gracious hospitality. The evening will include a live musical performance curated by Festival Napa Valley.

You will receive a vertical of Colgin Cellars IX Estate Magnums, vintages 2013–17, each hand- etched and numbered to reflect its rarity. The bottles will travel home with you in the comfort of a chauffeured Aston Martin — the perfect end to an unforgettable night. Pure bliss.

Donor: Ann Colgin and Joe Wender, Colgin Cellars, Aston Martin

Designed for ten guests

Date: September 22, 2023. Alternative mutually agreed dates possible; must be before July 2024 and scheduled three months in advance. Local chauffeur service within Napa County only.


“Festival Napa Valley enhances the future of the arts by inspiring and educating all generations.”

— Magda Sarkissian, Co-Chair, Contempo Young Professionals League