Oprah Winfrey in Napa

An estimated 1,000 guests were on hand for the 28th charity wine auction, dubbed the American Wine Classic, at Meadowood resort on Saturday night.

This year’s guests included Her Royal Highness Princess Nandi Zulu, attending in conjunction with an auction lot offered by Lokoya that will include a safari on the Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa and dinner with the princess and her father, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, according to the Napa Valley Register.

The Heitz family are chairing this year’s auction. Kathleen Heitz introduced comedian Jay Leno, who was there to provide the opening entertainment, and stayed on stage to help the auctioneers ramp up bids as the auction got underway.

 

Oh yeah, and someone named Oprah was there.

Here are photos from the event.

Oprah Winfrey makes an appearance at the Auction Napa Valley at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena.

Vintner Jess Jackson and his wife Barbara Banke cheer Jose Luis Nazar of Los Angeles after he bought Jackson’s wine lot.

Jay Leno makes his way through the crowd.

Jess Jackson gives the thumbs up to Royal Highness Princess Nandi Zulu

Her Royal Highness Oprah Winfrey

Delia Viader, Tim Mondavi, Margrit Mondavi and Peter Mondavi Sr.