The first year in the past forty that Napa Valley will not hold its world famous, star-studded auction, which has raised a total of $200 million. This past week the Board of the Napa Valley Vintners voted to reimagine new ways to fund the many charities it supports. The event was launched in 1981 by a small group of winery owners, including Robert and Margrit Mondavi, and, from the beginning, was held at Meadowood resort, parts of which were destroyed in the recent Napa Valley wildfires.

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