The Main Attraction

For 30 years, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction has brought the best winemakers and vintners to Atlanta to share their marvelous wines. Each and every year, we invite old friends and introduce fabulous discoveries to add to your collection. More important than the wine, is the connection we forge with our vintner friends and our valued guests.

For 30 years, the standout chefs from Atlanta and around the country have cooked luscious lunches, graced kitchens in Atlanta homes, and provided gourmet meals in the tents. They are rock stars, and their talent never ceases to amaze.For 30 years, we have gathered with our friends to drink the finest wine, share stories and laughter, and raise a glass to those who are no longer with us.

And for 30 years, our beloved Benefactors have generously provided funds for the High Museum of Art through the purchase of Benefactor packages, auction lots, and paddle raise donations to ensure that the Museum remains the most sparkling gem in Atlanta.

Please join us in March to continue the celebrationas the legend continues!

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By The Numbers

My, how we’ve grown! We thank all the helping hands, charitable spirits, and thirsty palates who have helped the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction become the tenth largest charity wine auction in the U.S.

With vineyards & restaurants a plenty, we’ve hosted a whopping

1,807Benefactors
1,100seats filled on a Saturday in 2019
300Volunteers Each Year
130WineriesAt the auction

Also in attendance were some of the best culinary treats of the year.
The 2019 auction had a total of

EightyNineRestaurants
175AuctionLotsIn 2019
55

the number of co-chairs since 1993

$213,720

Highest auction bid in our 25-year history. Sold to over 100 patrons in 2016 for a wine, food and music extravaganza at the concert venue at The Battery Atlanta.

1993

The Inaugural Wine Auction

$1,708,300+

The amount the Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise has contributed to Art Access programs at the High Museum since 2006

$30+ million

total raised to support the High Museum of Art

A Little About Us

The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. Grossing over $2.6 million in 2019 and more than $1.1 million in 2021, the Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta, one of the largest charity wine auctions in the U.S., and the number one charity wine auction benefiting the arts. The Wine Auction has generated more than $33 million over the last 29 years!

Funds raised by the auction support the High Museum’s continuing mission to provide educational programs and various outreach efforts to local youth and to consistently deliver world-class art exhibitions that make Atlanta proud. Becoming a Benefactor of the Museum’s single, largest fundraising event will have a direct impact on operations and help ensure that the High remains a leader in the art world and a beacon in the city of Atlanta.

Paddle Raise

We are Celebrating the 17th anniversary of the Paddle Raise for Arts Education.

$1,852,985+: The amount the Paddle Raise has contributed to Art Access programs at the High since 2006

$14: All it takes to give a student…

  • Free admission to the High Museum

  • Free transportation

  • Free teacher resources and materials for the classroom

  • Welcome Back coupon for each student, inviting them to bring their parents to the High

144,497: The number of students we’ve helped with the Paddle Raise since 2006

A museum experience can inspire a lifelong love of the arts. Studies show that more than 60% of recent visitors to cultural institutions attended these organizations as children. Help us ignite that spark!