For wine lovers with money to spend, the so-called "Super Bowl of annual wine charity events" is right around the corner.
Last year’s Auction Napa Valley event in California’s wine country raised $13.6 million, Bloomberg News reported. Since 1981, the auction has raised $185 million for community health programs and local charities.
Up for bid on the auction's 75th anniversary: rare Napa wines, jewelry, luxury vacations and more, according to the news site. Last year, buyers reportedly spent nearly $1,000 each for a bottle of VGS Chateau Potelle Fourmeaux cabernet blend.
The event has had its fair share of wild moments. One year, "retired race car driver turned vintner Danica Patrick held court, sharing memories of her racing days with a gaggle of rosé-gulping auction attendees thinking of bidding on her lot. One wandered off, fell over drunk, was carried to a nearby chair and handed an espresso," Elin McCoy wrote for Bloomberg News. She also recounted how a college grad had fallen in love with a 2006 Aston Martin and bid nearly $300,000 for it -- with his mother eventually footing the bill.
“Everyone we considered for big roles had some kind of connection to charity,” Paula Kornell, head of the live auction celebration committee, told Bloomberg News.
“Ayesha Curry has a tireless commitment to kids, including the 13 million children in America struggling with hunger.”
This year’s three-day event runs from May 30 through June.