Heart's Delight is widely recognized as a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and our distinguished guests gather to play and bid in the Nation's Capital. This distinctive event is a four-day celebration of exceptional food and wine with unique touches woven throughout.
Each year brings a new magic to Auction Napa Valley. An intangible mingling of extraordinary Napa Valley wines, memorable meals from talented chefs, the beauty of our landscape at every turn, the music and design and, of course, the thrill of bidding on one-of-a-kind Napa Valley wines and experiences, all coming together in an original way each year since 1981.
Special events include a gala event at Rosecliff (1902) showcasing reserve wines and an elegant cocktail buffet, and a collectible wine dinner at The Elms (1901) presenting rare and vintage wines with experts from around the world. The centerpiece of the weekend is a two-day Grand Tasting at Marble House (1892) with hundreds of wines, cooking demonstrations from national and regional chefs, and food tastings from some of New England’s finest restaurants and caterers. All proceeds benefit the historic preservation efforts of The Preservation Society of Newport County.