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2024 Featured Winery

DANA Estates | Rutherford, CA

Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, DANA (“DAH-nah”) Estates is one of Napa’s most desirable boutique wineries and among one of Napa’s newest wave of iconic cult-wine producers. Pronounced “da-nuh,” the winery’s namesake means ‘spirit of generosity’ in the classical South Asia language Sanskrit. It is in this spirit that proprietors Hi Sang Lee and Jae Chun share a profound appreciation for the legacy of the estate and the vintners who worked the land for generations, blending history and tradition with cutting-edge vineyard management, a new state-of-the-art winery, and artisanal winemaking.

Philippe Melka, among a handful of superstars responsible for cult wines, has been the consulting winemaker since the inaugural vintage. Along with Cameron Vawter, they have long delivered a series of successful DANA wines – and high scores – performing exceptionally well in blind tastings, winning out against a number of cult pioneers. The winery is dedicated to producing distinctive, world-class, and age-worthy wines from three very small production estate properties – Helms Vineyard (Rutherford), Hershey Vineyard (Howell Mountain), and Lotus Vineyard (Howell Mountain) – each known for their precision, purity, freshness, balance, and expression of place.

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The State of Tennessee prohibits the Knoxville Museum of Art from shipping or delivering wine. All purchases must be picked up from the Knoxville Museum of Art within 7 days of March 4, 2023 or the lot will be forfeited. Pick up times will be provided to all winning bidders upon receipt or can be scheduled in advance by contacting the Dir. of Fundraising Events.