About

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRUE SONOMA COUNTY ORIGINAL

Presented by the Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is a live auction of wine futures from the county’s top growers and winemakers. These once-in-a-lifetime wines represent the exceptional stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County. A team of masters, invited from around the country, will be visibly involved in evaluating the auction lots and participating throughout the event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is invitation-only for members of the wine industry, with personal invitations extended by participating wineries to members of the trade and media. Proceeds will support Sonoma County marketing initiatives.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION PRE-EVENT SCHEDULE

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

9:00am – 4:30pm
Sonoma County Barrel Auction
at Vintners Inn, Sonoma County
4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA
(see map)

9:00am – 11:45am
Auction Lot Preview & Barrel Tasting

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch is served

1:00pm – 4:30pm
Barrel Auction

4:30pm
Celebration Toast
Event Concludes


WINERY INFORMATION

2017 Sonoma County Barrel Auction lot submissions now closed.

2018 lot submissions will open in Fall of 2017.

Click here for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction Fact Sheet.

 

Winery submission criteria

  • Propose a unique, one of a kind 5-case, 10-case, or 20-case auction lot, not available in the marketplace.
  • Submit a written description including 3–5 bullet points describing how your wine is unique.
  • Consider offering a wine dinner or store visit for the winning bidder’s account.
  • Lot selections will be made in a blind tasting by an impartial third party panel of Master Sommeliers.
  • For the panel tasting, provide 2 bottles of the barrel sample for your proposed lot, or a bottled sample of a finished wine indicative of your winemaking style and philosophy. Sample wine delivery will be January 9 – 10, 2017 to the SCV office.
  • Wineries will be informed of their lot status by February 2017.
  • Wineries will bottle, label (SCV will provide labels), and deliver wine to consolidation for shipping to winning bidders.

 

ABOUT SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS

Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, the Sonoma County Vintners represents more than 200 wineries of all sizes throughout Sonoma County.

For more information about the Sonoma County Vintners, visit www.sonomawine.com.