The “Ol’ School Dance Party” put on by the St. Helena Cooperative Nursery School last Saturday rocked the Native Sons Hall with “old school” fun and laughter, and it seemed as though the entire Napa Valley had come out to celebrate.
An online auction that was reaching out to school supporters beyond the valley with an impressive array of rare Napa Valley vintages and luxury vacations to faraway places.
The online bidding in the auction had opened two nights before with a rare 3-liter double magnum of 1998 Screaming Eagle cabernet sauvignon — donated by the winery’s founder Jean Phillips. It had been snatched up almost immediately for $25,000. A vertical trio of 100 point Scarecrow magnums would later be bid up over $12,000 while a 1.5L magnum of 2012 Harlan Estates sold for $2,000. Vintage after vintage, auction offerings were met with generous bids, all in support of the cooperative.
Meanwhile, the fantasy vacation offerings of the auction also exceeded expectations. One donated seven-night stay at Casa Acantilada in Mexico would bring in $10,000 by the time the auction ended on Sunday, while others would garner more than $13,000 in total.