• 4 bottles of Napa Valley wine, as noted
• A vineyard "walkabout" with Marc Mondavi and Jim Barbour atop Howell Mountain for 6
• Family-style meal for 6
There’s an understanding you get by walking a vineyard; a connection you forge when you feel the dirt under your feet. It may be that no two people in Napa Valley understand this better than Marc Mondavi and his best friend and vineyard manager, Jim Barbour. Having walked vineyards day in and day out for the whole of their lifetimes, they’re a wealth of knowledge.
This lot offers you and 5 other people the chance to join Marc and Jim on a vineyard walkabout “aloft” Howell Mountain to discover first-hand the beauty of this place and the unmistakable quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon that can be grown there. Located 1,660 feet above Napa Valley, the location, soil profiles and elevation of our Cold Springs Vineyard are enough to make even the most stoic wine geek swoon.
In addition to being a vineyard guy and vintner, Marc is also known as one of Napa Valley’s best water witches – and will show you how he uses his divining rods to locate water deep beneath the earth.
Following your walkabout, you’ll head back to Marc and Janice’s home for a casual family meal.
The winner of this lot will also receive a three-pack allocation of the family’s 2009 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon, made by Thomas Rivers Brown, including a signed 1.5L magnum of the inaugural vintage, and an allocation offer for next year’s release.
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2009
1 x 1.5L (Magnum) 2008
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