Premiere Napa Valley is more than an event; it is the heart of our wine community. Established as a cornerstone occasion in our community’s calendar, it showcases the very best of Napa Valley winemaking. This platform allows vintners to present their most exclusive offerings -- often small barrel lots making their first and final debut -- while celebrating our region's commitment to quality and innovation.

The impact of Premiere Napa Valley stretches far beyond the vineyards. It is a vital driver to Napa's economy, supporting local jobs, and stimulating growth across the industry. The event fosters community pride and unity, bringing us all together around a shared heritage and passion for winemaking.

5 cases produced

auction lot #92

2022 ELLMAN | The Estate Tribute is a true celebration of the esteemed Palmer Clone of Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Andy Erickson has used the clone's unique characteristics to create a wine that is both bold and elegant, supported by firm tannins and a lingering finish. 

-A true testament to the rich history of the Palmer Clone with complex favors, tannins, and aromas.

-Ultra-premium 100% Cabernet Sauvignon produced by winemaker Andy Erickson.

-Estate grown fruit was hand-farmed, hand-harvested, and gently pressed.

-Aged for 18 months to develop its unique characteristics.

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Getting Involved

There are plenty of ways for you to participate, regardless if you are local or not.

Getting involved from home -

Early Bird Bidding: Get a head start on bidding as it is now LIVE.  

Virtual Meet-and-Greet: Chat online with ELLMAN and other winemakers and learn more about each auction lot.

Wine Webinar: Tune in on Tuesday, February 20th for a webinar about our region, hosted by a top wine expert.

Auction Day: Join the live-stream auction and pre-show excitement on Saturday, February 24th.

Joining here in Napa -

Welcome Reception: Attend the Committee Reception on Wednesday, February 21st.

Exclusive Dinner: Participate in the Premiere Napa Valley welcome dinner on Wednesday, February 21st (for past bidders).

Grand Tasting Event: Enjoy the Grand Tasting on Friday, February 23rd.

Live Auction and Lunch: Experience the Live Auction on Saturday, February 24th.

Winery Preview Events: Join us and our friends, the Cervantes family, on Thursday, February 22nd between 10:00AM – 12:00PM to try both of our auction lots.

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By participating in Premiere Napa Valley, whether virtually or in person, you're enjoying distinctive wines and actively contributing to the sustainability and growth of our community.

Your involvement is a valuable part of this event's success and a testament to the continued excellence and vibrancy of our community's winemaking legacy.