The annual Premiere Napa Valley auction is Feb. 22. It brings together winemakers and the nation's top retailers, sommeliers, and wine-focused media to taste rare creations still in the barrel. The money raised from the invitation-only auction of the barrel lots helps fund the operation of the Napa Valley Vintners. Here's a look back at a decade of Premiere tastings and auctions from the pages of the Napa Valley Register, Weekly Calistogan, and St. Helena Star. For information and to apply to attend the 2020 Premiere, visit