The 2018 Festivities

Support the High Museum of Art by attending our many exciting wine events.

For questions or more information, please contact Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or

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Benefactor Party

St. Regis Atlanta

This lively, lovely kick-off salutes our beloved benefactors. Our exclusive Benefactor Party at the St. Regis is in honor of you and it’s your chance to enjoy an early preview of the auction’s most desired lots. Enjoy palate-pleasing wine varieties and delightful appetizers. Come join us and discover lots with loads of appeal.

By invitation only.

21 - 22
Varies by event

Dine Around Dinners

Various Restaurants

Snag an exclusive reservation at a variety of renowned Atlanta restaurants. These prix fixe engagements pair choice chefs with revered winemakers to create memorable pairings across a multi-course sitting. Crafty culinarians work alongside brilliant sommeliers to create delightful dinners. Contact a participating restaurant to purchase these VIP tickets.

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Barcelona Wine Bar
with Jean Trimbach, Trimbach
240 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, 30307
Start time 6:30 pm
$125 per person, all inclusive
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Cooks & Soldiers
with Oliver Gailly, Bodega Numathia
691 14th St NW, Atlanta, 30318
6:30 pm reception, with dinner to follow at 7 pm
$195 per person, all inclusive
for reservations contact the restaurant at 404.996.2623

Haven Restaurant and Bar
with Mike Heliotes, Vine Cliff Winery
1411 Dresden Dr NE #160, Atlanta, 30319
reception at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm
$130, inclusive of tax and gratuity
For reservations contact the restaurant at 404.969.0700


Better Half
with Jason McColgan, Levendi Winery
349 14th St NW C-100, Atlanta, 30363
6:30 pm reception followed by dinner
$130, inclusive of tax and gratuity
for reservations contact the restaurant at 404.695.4547

Osteria Mattone
with Ethan Lindquist, Qupé Wine Cellars
1095 Canton St, Roswell, 30075
reception at 6:00 pm, seated dinner at 6:30 pm
$119, inclusive of tax and gratuity
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The Southern Gentleman
with Cabell Coursey, Coursey Graves Winery and Tony Lombardi, Lombardi Wines
3035 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, 30305
reception at 6:15 pm, dinner to follow at 7 pm
$150 per person, plus tax and gratuity
for reservations contact
HOST: Jade and Nick Leet & Marshall Parish

11:30 AM

Ladies Luncheon

Bacchanalia (SOLD OUT)

This annual event always sells out in a flash. Why? We think it’s the company. Top female winemakers and women with celebrated culinary prowess combine their considerable talents. Female guests mingle and sample gastronomic delights. Sponsored by Akris and presided over by 2015 Co-Chairs Gina Christman and Angelle Hamilton, this midday moment at Bacchanalia is a hot ticket, so purchase your seat right away. They’ll go fast. They always do.

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Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia

Jennifer Higgins, Lambert Bridge Winery
Kathleen Inman, Inman Family Wines
Anne Moses, Patz & Hall
Kerith Overstreet, Bruliam Wines
Joy Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards
Janet Trefethen, Trefethen Family Vineyards

1:00 pm

Gents Lunch

The Motorcar Collection & Vine Vault

Boys and their toys. That’s the theme of this guys-only get-together hosted by Ben Hill and Elton Potts. Discover wine insights from gentlemanly winemaking masters while dining on Basque-inspired flavors from Cooks & Soldiers. All the while, you can feast your eyes on European masterpieces from automakers like Bentley, Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Lamborghini. Drive on over and join us at The Motorcar Collection on Miami Circle. The Gents Lunch is sponsored by U.S. Trust.

$200/per person. Click “MORE” to purchase tickets and view featured chef and vintners.


Matthew Ridgway, Cooks & Soldiers

Paul Chevalier, Chateau d’Esclans
Cabell Coursey, Coursey Graves Winery
Sam Lando, Lando Wines
Tony Lombardi, Lombardi Wines
Ethan Lindquist, Qupé Wine Cellars
Kirk Venge, Venge Vineyards

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7:00 PM

Winemaker Dinners

Various Private Homes

Fine wines. Fine cuisine. Fine homes. The trio meld together when elite vintners and visionary chefs serve a momentous meal in grand Atlanta homes. Hospitable homeowners graciously open their doors. And, visiting winemakers reach deep into their winery reserves. Satisfy your appreciation for the finer things with these enchanting dinners.

Winemaker Dinners typically sell out with Benefactor packages. A limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2018 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to to be placed on the wait list.

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Aarati and Peter Alexander (Brookhaven)
Anne Moses & James Hall: Patz & Hall
Boo and Tuck Beckstoffer: Tuck Beckstoffer Estate
Matt Basford: Canoe, Atlanta
Bryan Riggenbach: Mockingbird, Nashville


Susan and Tony Catalfano (Buckhead)
Jim Clendenen: Au Bon Climat
Todd Graff: Frank Family Vineyards
Robert Phalen: One Eared Stag, Atlanta
Josh Keeler: 492, Charleston

DINNER 3 – Dinner in the 747

Delta Air Lines, Mary and Tim Mapes (Airport)
Michael Polenske: Blackbird Vineyards
Jason Kesner: Kistler Vineyards
Linton Hopkins: Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo: Son of a Gun, Los Angeles


Kay and David Dempsey (Buckhead)
Josh Bergstrom: Bergstrom Wines
John Truchard: John Anthony Vineyards
Nick Leahy: Saltyard, Atlanta
Daniel Doyle: Poogan’s Porch, Charleston


Kay and Jim Douglass (Buckhead)
Carrie Vik: VIK Wines, Chile
Brian Ball: Skipstone
Christopher Grossman: Atlas, Atlanta
Jonathan Granada: Otium, Los Angeles


Iris and Bruce Feinberg (Ansley Park)
Carissa Mondavi: Continuum
Alberto Bianchi: Newton Vineyard

Philippe Haddad, Cape Dutch, Atlanta
Pano Karatassos, Kyma, Atlanta


Bonnie and Eric Fishman (Marietta)
Brian Marcy: Big Table Farm
Mac Watson: Macauley Vineyard
Kevin Rathbun: Rathbun’s, Atlanta
Gerry Klaskala: Aria, Atlanta


Michelle and Peter Quinones (Buckhead)
Jasmine Hirsch: Hirsch Vineyards
Sam Kaplan: Memento Mori Winery
Zeb Stevenson: Watershed, Atlanta
Rob McDaniel: SpringHouse, Alexander City, Alabama


Christine and Bill Ragland (Buckhead)
Matt Licklider: LIOCO Wine Company
Juan Mercado: Realm Cellars
Steven Satterfield: Miller Union, Atlanta
Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus: Coquette, New Orleans


Caryl and Kendrick Smith (Buckhead)
Andy Peay: Peay Vineyards
Sarah Bray: Tenuta di Trinoro
Ryan Smith: Staplehouse, Atlanta
Anna and David Posey: Elske, Chicago


Marsha Taylor (Ansley Park)
Eric Railsback: Lieu Dit Winery
Michael McMillan: Seven Stones
Drew Belline: No. 246, Decatur
Josh Habiger: Bastion, Nashville


Dawn and Eric Tresh (Dunwoody)
Theresa Heredia: Gary Farrell Winery
Larry Tsai: Moone-Tsai Wines
Billy Allin: Cakes & Ale, Decatur
Carey Bell: Proof Bakeshop
David Bies: Ticonderoga Club, Atlanta
Scott Peacock: Bois d’Arc Farm, Marion, Alabama

Varies by event

Tasting Seminars

Various Locations

Quench your thirst for knowledge, and exceptional wines, with these informal forums. Treat your palate to a variety of flavorful wines and savory appetizers. With knowledgeable winemakers on hand, these fun and interactive lessons will give you fuller understanding and greater appreciation of wine connoisseurship. And, you’ll love the homework.

$100 – $175/per person. Click “MORE” to view 2018 Tasting Seminars and purchase tickets.


A Toast to Terroir: Sonoma County (SOLD OUT)
Friday, March 23, 2018, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by Delta Air Lines
Restaurant Eugene
$175 per person

Theresa Heredia, Gary Farrell Vineyards
Jason Kesner, Kistler Vineyards
Sam Lando, Lando Wines
Tony Lombardi, Lombardi Wines

Join Chef Linton Hopkins and Sommelier Gina Hopkins, along with our stellar cast of vintners, on a delicious journey to destination terroir—the term used to describe the expression of origin in the taste of everything from oysters to chocolate to country ham—and, of course, wine. Over a multi-course lunch seminar at Chef Hopkins’s iconic Restaurant Eugene, we’ll also explore how the hand of man—through fermentation, preservation, and aging—plays a part in the ultimate expression of terroir and taste. Linton is part of Delta’s culinary “Dream Team.”

Asian Palate: Savouring Asian Cuisine and Wine
Friday, March 23, 2018, 1 p.m.
$100 per person

Kerrin Laz, Laz Wines
Mac Watson, Macauley Vineyard

Have you ever wondered which wine would go best with your favorite Asian food? Many people find pairing wine with Asian food to be challenging. Come to this seminar to enjoy wine tastings with appetizing Asian bites. Hear from experts on recommendations to match wines with your favorite dishes.

Riedel Glass Seminar
Friday, March 23, 2018, 2 p.m.
5Church Atlanta at Colony Square
$150 per person

Raj Patel, PATEL Napa Valley
Ellie Anest, Eleven Eleven Wines
Aurelien Roulin, Eleven Eleven Wines

To fully appreciate the personality of different grape varieties and the subtle character of wines, it is essential to have an appropriately fine tuned glass shape. The shape is responsible for the flow of the wine and consequently where it touches the various taste zones of the tongue. The initial point of contact depends on the shape and volume of the glass, the diameter of the rim, and its finish (whether it is cut and polished or rolled edge) as well as the thickness of the crystal. As you put your wine glass to your lips, your taste buds are on alert. Once the tongue is in contact with the wine three messages are transmitted at the same time: temperature, texture and taste. PLUS: Each guest goes home with a set of Riedel wine glasses!

Creating a Luxury Brand (SOLD OUT)
Friday, March 23, 2018, 1 p.m.
Four Seasons Atlanta
$100 per person

Joy Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards

Seminar and wine tasting with Joy Sterling, partner and CEO of her family’s renowned Iron Horse Vineyards. Iron Horse is one of the finest family-owned wine properties in the country and the top American-owned sparkling wine producer in Sonoma County. The estate is a 260-acre reserve in the Green Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) of the Russian River Valley, renowned for exceptional cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties. The family’s strategy since the winery’s inception in 1976 has been to reach for the stars. “My mother’s goal,” says Joy, “has always been to be the most expensive wine on the wine list … and, most importantly, to be worth it.”

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7:00 PM

Friday Fête

Tents at Atlantic Station

This is truly living large. It all gets started in the tents at Atlantic Station with a champagne reception including an exclusive Silent Auction (that people will talk about anyway). Then it’s time to feast! This festive feast takes inspiration from California’s wine country. Delicious conversation and spirited wines with storied winemakers. Vintners at every table and delicacies on every plate.
Choice chefs prepare a full-course meal guaranteed to tantalize the tastebuds of 700 guests. After the dessert course, don’t desert the party because Bogey and the Viceroy will start pumpin’ out tunes you can really move to until it’s time to shut it down and get ready for the next day’s main event. Dress code is Cocktail Casual.

Tickets to this event are included only in Benefactor Packages. Individual tickets are not for sale.

8:30 p.m.

Friday Fête After Party

Tents at Atlantic Station

The Uncorking Cru – our committee of 25 to 35-year-old wine, art and philanthropy enthusiasts – serve as the official host of the Friday Fête “After Party” and would love for you to join them! Get your tickets for a night to remember and keep your glasses filled with selections from our fabulous vintners. You’ll dance the night away as the band cranks up the volume and the energy with a mix of tunes that will have wine lovers of every vintage shaking their grapes and squeezing every drop out of this exquisite evening’s entertainment. NEW THIS YEAR: Following the Friday Friday Fête After Party, the Cru invites you for late night nibbles and drinks at Marcel. The After-After Party at Marcel is sponsored in part by Jamestown.

Uncorking Cru members and Young Professional Members of the High Museum attend the After Party at $70/per person. Guests attend at $85/person. The added bonus? Each ticket includes a door prize! Click “MORE” to purchase tickets.

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vintners' Reception and Live Auction

Tents at Atlantic Station

Our celebration of the Art of Collecting culminates with an absolutely fabulous finale! 1,000 treasured guests. Over 100 venerable vintners. 35 local celeb chefs. And 250-plus friendly volunteers. Crunch those numbers and it all adds up to a party for the ages. Begin at 11 a.m. with our famous Vintners’ Reception. With more than 85 wonderful winemakers and 35 Atlanta area restaurants, take your time visiting all the delicious tables. Nosh on nibbles and sip on succulent wines. At 1 p.m. on the dot, move into the main tent to take part in the truly lively Live Auction. We’ve got lots to tempt every bidder: exciting trips, one of a kind dining experiences, and of course amazing and often unique wines. As the auction begins, remember — Bid. Win. Repeat. — to support the High Museum of Art!

Tickets typically sell out with Benefactor Packages. A very limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2018 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to be placed on the wait list.