The auction features wines from every major growing region of the world. Bidders at NYIWA are consistently given the opportunity to obtain the best names in wine. Large format bottles, verticals, and rare acquisitions have become the standard for the event. In addition to the great wine auction items, NYIWA also offers for bid — trips, jewelry, and other fine lifestyle items. Trips offered in 2016 included: Tuscany, Bali, Dominican Republic, Plaza NYC, and Sonoma, CA, and more!
Each year, an international wine tasting occurs during the silent auction. Following the tasting, a five-course gourmet dinner paired with outstanding wines and a live auction are the highlights of the evening.
The New York International Wine Auction benefits Arc Herkimer, located in Herkimer, NY. Arc Herkimer is a not-for-profit organization that serves and advocates for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.