SVB had more than 400 bottles at its Santa Clara branch and around 300 at its Menlo Park branch, where they were "meticulously racked and kept in a climate controlled environment," according to the auction site. The rest – about 1,200 bottles – were kept at the private wine vault Domaine Napa. (Wall Street Journal)
Their valuable vintages may have been kept in a suburban office building instead of a temperature-controlled warehouse
The $2.2 million USA Market Development Strategy aims to increase premium Victorian wine sales in the South and South-East U.S.