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"The temperatures probably helped contribute to the Latin feel—on Friday, it was 99º on the grounds of Robert Mondavi Winery, where the barrel auction part of the event was held. That didn’t stop bidders from going long on special barrel lots from the acclaimed 2014 and 2015 vintages, with the top amount going to star winemaker Philippe Melka’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Metisse Montbleau vineyard ($62,100)."
Read more at: Food & Wine Auction Napa Valley: The Fanciest, Most Fabulous Wine Event in the World
Melka Wines will be participating this June in Auction Napa Valley. We will hosting a Thursday night Vintner Welcome Event and will be featuring a barrel from the Estate Montbleau Vineyard in the Friday barrel auction. To procure one case of the ten made available from this extremely limited and specially hand-crafted barrel, get your tickets (click here) early or apply to bid by proxy. Our Jumping Goat barrel lot was the top barrel in 2012, and our Atelier Melka barrel won top barrel last year. Benefitting local charities, this auction is one that we support and hope you will too!
As plans come together for this years Member’s event, it is imperative that you save the date of November 3-4, 2016. Make your travel arrangements now so as not to miss this over top celebration of our 20th year. Events include a retrospective tasting at the Culinary Institute of American in St. Helena and a party not to be missed at the new winery, and of course a few surprises during the weekend that we will not share in print.
The construction of the new production building is slowly making progress as we happily welcome the rains that have been inundating the Napa Valley. We have approved building plans from Napa County and ground work is being done to prepare for the pouring of the foundation. We anticipate that the building will be erected by August, and will be ready to welcome the 2016 harvest, which will commemorate our 20th harvest for Melka Wines!