Music in the Vineyards - Chamber Music Festival - Wine Country, Napa Valley
napa valley
chamber music
august 2 - 25, 2019
in the vineyards
in the vineyards
string quartet

Preview Party Auction

Purchase Tickets!

Please see below for a list of the unique luxury lots featured at our 2018 Preview Party at Tre Posti:


LOT 1: On Holiday in St. Helena

The Castellucci Family cordially invites you and a guest to stay at The Ink House, a newly renovated, boutique luxury inn just south of St. Helena. The Ink House features exquisite rooms, a full kitchen, a third-floor observatory with 360-degree views, and a bocce court offering guests upscale, Italian living in the middle of the picturesque Napa Valley. Your stay includes a magnum of 2013 Castellucci Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a bottle of Domaine Carneros 2012 "The Famous Gate" Estate Pinot Noir. Step outside and enjoy the regional terroir with a Twilight Tour & Tasting for two at Opus One, as well as a Private Tour & Estate Tasting for two at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Enjoy dinner for two at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant in nearby Yountville. This package is the ideal blend of tourist living along with the tasting and culinary credentials of an experienced local.

Opening Bid: $1,250

Donors: The Castellucci Family and The Ink House, Domaine Carneros, Opus One Winery, Eileen Crane, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.


LOT 2: Exclusively Spottswoode

Enjoy an intimate luncheon for eight on the terrace at Spottswoode Estate, overlooking the stunning vineyards and gardens. Not open to the public, this exclusive estate luncheon will be personally hosted by the winery’s President and CEO Beth Novak Milliken. You will be wined and dined to your heart’s content, while enjoying the wines of Spottswoode and soaking up the incredible views!

Opening Bid: $800

Donors: Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode Estate


LOT 3: Cases & Cabot

Cabot CreameryWe’ve taken the concept of wine and cheese and dialed it up a few points – 94 to be exact (on Robert Parker’s scale). Enjoy two cases of incredible Napa Valley wine, along with a generous gift basket from Cabot Creamery. Details below.

  • Caymus Vineyards 2015 NV Cabernet Sauvignon (1 Case) 94 points (RP) | 92 Points (WW) This wine has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. This Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.
  • Dalla Valle 2011 Collina Red Wine (1 Case) 93 points (Vinous) A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Structured and dense, the wine is polished and fine-grained. With notes of red raspberry, confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and all spice, it has a viscosity and length that is remarkable. This wine will provide enjoyment immediately and will age for 15-20 years.
  • Gift Basket from Cabot Creamery The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. They have thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that they use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. Take home a generous gift basket filled with a variety of cheeses, as well as The Cabot Creamery Cookbook.

Opening Bid: $800

Donors:  Caymus Vineyards, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Cabot Creamery Co-operative

LOT 4: Fund-A-Need

Our audience has spoken, and we have listened: no more uncomfortable seating! We invite you to take a load off, have a seat, and help invest in the overall experience of a Music in the Vineyards concert. Our goal is to purchase new, ultra comfortable, movable chairs for all of our concerts. The MityLite Flex One folding chairs feature an ergonomic, ventilated design, and seat/backrests that flex to the body's contours and minimize pressure points. Help us make sure we have enough comfortable seating for everyone with this fund-a-need.

Donation: $50 per chair