This week kicks off the fourth year I've been photographing the festivities for Auction Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Vintners host the premiere wine auction in the world as part of their money raising efforts. Close to $150 million has been raised over the years, and all those funds go directly to local charities. Many programs would simply not exist if it weren't for the generosity shown during this event. It's four days of excitement, emotion, beauty, spectacle, and wine. Lots and lots of wine.