Robb Report Car of the Year Napa Valley

Car of the Year Napa Valley

Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year experience puts VIP attendees in the driver’s seat during the ultimate event that celebrates luxury, performance,  automotive design, and engineering. During this spirited competition, the world’s greatest automotive marques present their flagship offerings for the coming model year, offering the privilege of stepping in as a Robb Report automotive editor for the day. Guests are able to test-drive and evaluate 10 of the most extraordinary upcoming luxury and performance vehicles – to earn the title “Robb Report Car of the Year.” The results (and drivers’ comments) are then published in Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year issue. Contenders for the coveted title include: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante, Audi RS 5 Sportback, Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8, BMW M8 Convertible, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder, Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupe, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge, and Roush Stage 3 Mustang.

In addition to the drives that wind through Napa Valley’s breathtaking roads, guests enjoy an incredible two-night experience complete with sumptuous wine-paired dinners and interactions with the world’s premier luxury brands at the spectacular Meadowood Napa Valley resort.

This year’s event has multiple sessions available from November 5-16.

2019 Available Session Dates + Dinners Paired with Selections From:

November 5-7      Cardinale and Cakebread Cellars
November 10-12  Crown Point and CADE
November 12-14  Gemstone Vineyard and Sinegal Estate Winery
November 14-16  Cuvaison and Beaulieu Vineyard

Additional pairings include selections from Benchmark Wine Group, Marciano Estate, Arietta, Davis Estates, Armand de Brignac Champagne, Le Chemin du Roi, and LOUIS XIII Cognac.

Live your dream of being an automotive editor for a day, and join us in Napa Valley for the ultimate luxury and automotive experience!

Reserve your Car of the Year session, and get ready for an experience unlike any other during this magical time of year in Napa Valley. Space is limited.


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  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm Arrivals at Meadowood Napa Valley
  • 6:00pm Welcome reception and first look at competition cars
  • 7:00pm Dinner at Charter Oak and editorial overview of cars, event timing, guidelines


  • 7:00pm – 8:00am Driver breakfast and orientation
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Test-drives
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00 - 4:30pm Test-drives resume
  • 6:00pm Reception, dinner at an exclusive winery, and lively discourse on highlights of the day


  • 9:00 - 11:30am Departure Brunch


Schedule subject to change.

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