The E-Auction is the one way anyone in the world, anywhere in the world, can take part in Auction Napa Valley, buying rare and one-of-a-kind Napa Valley wines and vintner-hosted Napa Valley experiences from the comfort of their own home.
Bidding for the Auction Napa Valley E-Auction opens Sunday May 31, 2015 at noon PDT and closes in four waves on Saturday June 6, 2015 at 8 p.m, 8:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. PDT.
The staggered closing times allow you to track and bid on more lots as they close.
E-Auction bidding is fun and easy.
The opening bid on all E-Auction lots is $250. The minimum bid increment is $50.
If there is a tie bid, whoever placed the bid first will have the winning bid. Both bids are recorded with the same amount, displaying the first bidder with the same amount as winning, until another bidder bids higher. Tie bids can happen with proxy bidding (see below) when bids are automatically placed up to a bidder’s maximum price.
Proxy Bidding is an automatic method of bidding that increases your bid to the next higher price when another user outbids you on the same item. Your bid will be automatically raised in $50 increments up to your maximum bid, or UNTIL the auction ends.
Results will be available online on Monday, June 8.
E-Auction registrants will see a $100 pre-authorization on their credit card from Auction Napa Valley. This is a pending charge to verify your credit card. You will only be charged the winning amount of your bid(s). If you do not win any of your bids, your credit card will not be charged at all. Lots won by online bidders will be charged to the credit card provided during registration. Auction Napa Valley attendees may make payment arrangements at the Bidder Services area.
Winning bidders will receive an email containing winery contact information for making pick-up and/or delivery arrangements. E-Auction lots will be fulfilled by the individual participating wineries. Purchasers are responsible for shipping charges.
Should a dispute arise between bidders or should the validity of any bid come into question, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute by auctioning the lot in question in a live auction, re-offering it or withdrawing it.