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Stormy Napa Auction Raises $7.3 Million

Weather can’t dampen spirits as vintners celebrate raising $100 million since event’s founding
Tim Fish
Issue: August 31, 2011

This year's Auction Napa Valley raised a cool (and soggy) $5.8 million at the June 4 live auction, the culmination of four days of events that garnered a total of $7.3 million. Rather than dwell on the chilly weather or fret that this year's take was a million dollars shy of the 2010 total, vintners celebrated a milestone-passing the $100 million mark in donations to local health care, youth services and affordable-housing programs across the event's 31-year history.

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