Rules & Policy

Conditions of Sale

  • Your paddle is registered in your name.  Guard it with your life.
  • Date, time and location restrictions may apply.  Gratuities and tax may not be included. All dates shall be mutually agreeable to both the donor and buyer.
  • Payment must be made in full by cash, check or credit card to the cashier at the conclusion of bidding.
  • All sales are final.
  • Items are available for pick-up Sunday, August 10th at Villagio Inn & Spa, 8am – 1pm in the Bella Donna Room. Any item not claimed by 1pm will be charged to the credit card on file and shipped to the winning bidder.
  • Shipping and Courier services are available, and will be handled by Cartons & Crates (707) 224-7447. All shipping arrangements, expenses and insurance are the responsibility of the buyer. Declared value is based on replacement value, not gavel value.
  • Items requiring delayed shipping or extended storage hold will need to be coordinated directly with the shipping vendor. The V Foundation Wine Celebration offices will not be able to store any items post-event. Since shipping regulations vary from state to state, out of state bidders should be familiar with and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the destination locality.

Winning bidders may contact the V Foundation Wine Celebration at (707) 963-0611 with questions, or to coordinate reservations included in an auction lot.


NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 10, 2015 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser, The V Wine Celebration, garnered more than $10.6 million over the weekend of August 6-9 for cancer research. With an unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor, the total included more than $7.8 million in “fund-a-need” donations to support pediatric brain cancer research.


“There are moments in your life where you feel like everything you have done up until then leads to this one single moment,” said Julie Allegro, founder and co-chair of The V Wine Celebration. “Tonight was one of those nights. The feeling in that room – the excitement, the tears, the energy – we were all one, for a brief moment. And together, we exceeded our wildest goals and raised over $10 million, and will make a dent in finding a cure to cancer.”

This year’s V Wine Celebration gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel winery welcomed back Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to rouse the crowd in the same way he has inspired and motivated players during his basketball coaching career. He suggested renaming The V Wine Celebration “The Winning Foundation” “because that’s what The V Foundation has done. It’s found cures. Jimmy (Valvano) was all about winning. That’s why this foundation was formed. Instead of being in his hospital room and saying, ‘I’m going to die,’ he said, ‘I’m going to win.’ “

“Everybody in this room is part of the team tonight,” he added. “Everybody will do something to help.”
The most compelling component of the auction was the fund-a-need, with more than half the guests raising their paddles to pledge donations to support research into pediatric brain cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.

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