This month Haute Living previews the Auction Napa Valley, the prestigious event which brings together the region’s leading vintners in support of the community. Thomas Keller, whose landmark Michelin-starred Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry has won countless awards, is a long-time supporter of the event, which raises millions for philanthropic causes in Napa County. Haute Living has picked the top highlights from the event, including a Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood, the barrell auctions at the Raymond Vineyard, and all the best parties.
In honor of this iconic Napa Valley event, Haute Living also spoke to the region’s leading vintners. Robert Mondavi, a fourth-generation winemaker, shares a day in the life of his family’s empire. John Conover talks about his crusade to bring green technology to the Valley and his pioneering estates. Also in this issue, previews San Francisco’s most exciting sports event, the America’s Cup. Although we’re still months out from the sailing yacht race, the competition has already seen plenty of drama.