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Whitehall Lane Winery to Chair Premiere Napa Valley 2025

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March 5th – Napa Valley, CA – Whitehall Lane Winery and the Leonardini Family, one of Napa Valley’s best known and respected wineries and member of the Napa Valley Vintners, will be in the spotlight at the 29th annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction. The leadership team at the family-owned and operated winery have been appointed chairs for the auction taking place February 22, 2025.

Representing Whitehall Lane Winery, owners Katie Leonardini and Tom Leonardini Jr., and Jason Moulton, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture, bring a wealth of expertise and a deep-rooted commitment to the Napa Valley winemaking tradition. Located in the historic heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford Appellation, Whitehall Lane Winery tends to 145 planted acres across eight estate vineyards, including the renowned Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena. The winery is dedicated to cultivating and crafting the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Estate wines, employing Napa Green certified and sustainable practices.

The Leonardini family and team will take on the role of chairs for Premiere Napa Valley 2025, a platform where the region’s top winemakers showcase their most special and unique wines. These small-lot wines, often crafted collaboratively or featuring distinctive characteristics, contribute to the extraordinary reputation of Napa Valley as a leading wine region.

“It’s an honor to take on the role of chair for Premiere Napa Valley,” said Katie Leonardini. “For over 30 years, we’ve been caretakers of one of the jewels of Napa Valley. Chairing the auction is both a tremendous responsibility and an incredible opportunity to cultivate and foster relationships with our peers in the wine trade.”

“I’ve been crafting lots of wine for Premiere Napa Valley for several years,” said Jason Moulton. “It’s an opportunity to showcase wines that are truly exceptional. These small-lot wines, often crafted collaboratively or featuring distinctive characteristics, contribute to the extraordinary reputation of Napa Valley as a leading wine region. It’s an honor to chair the auction and help shine a spotlight on these wines.”

About Whitehall Lane Winery

Napa’s Whitehall Lane Winery has been called a best-kept secret in Napa. One of the region’s few remaining family-run wineries, the company is known for its humble and welcoming hospitality, honest wines made with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes, and bottles at prices that make you feel like you have a winemaker for a friend. The Leonardini family purchased Whitehall Lane in 1993 and continues to hew to its traditional values while also looking toward a bright future. Investments in new technology, sustainable farming and winemaking measures, and creativity and diversity in winemaking are helping ensure family ownership remains for generations to come. 

For more information about Premiere Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners, please visit napavintners.com

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