2022 Co-Chairs

KATIE JOHNSON

Over the years Katie has been involved in the Wine Auction in many ways from volunteering on various committees to hosting Winemaker Dinners to Co-chairing in 2006.

Katie is an active volunteer in the Atlanta community including The Lovett School, The Junior League of Atlanta, and Solidarity Sandy Springs. In addition to philanthropic pursuits, Katie and West love to travel, entertain, and spend time with family and friends. Some of their best memories are sharing great wine with great friends all over the world!

Katie is looking forward to returning to the tents at Atlantic Station for the 2022 Wine Auction. There is so much to look forward to as friends, winemakers, and chefs gather together for a long-awaited toast to the High Museum of Art.

CARYL SMITH

Caryl and her husband, Kendrick, are long-time supporters and Benefactors of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. They first attended when it was held in the Lenox Square parking lot. From fledging attendees in the back of the big tent, to hosting Winemaker Dinners, and now serving as a 2021 Co-chair, the Wine Auction has been both a loving journey and an annual celebration of wine, winemakers, food, friends, and fun.

Caryl and Ken have two adult children. One of who lives in the San Francisco Bay area, which makes trips to Napa and Sonoma all the more frequent and special. Most, if not all, of Caryl and Ken’s travel and adventures, both with and without children, have focused on experiences with wine and food exploration.

Caryl has practiced law in Atlanta for more than 30 years and is still very active, with a specialty in public finance.   Her other community involvement includes more than fifteen years as a trustee on the board of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, with the current position of Chair of the Board.  She has also served on the Advisory Board at Skyland Trail, Co-chair of Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast, and Fernbank’s Timeless Affair. In recent years, Caryl and Ken have become involved in the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a Burgundy wine society, expanding her love and knowledge of wine.

Caryl is thrilled to be partnering with Burch and Aarati to make the 2021 High Museum Wine Auction a fabulous event for all!