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The 2019 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 carole.ashworth@high.org

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Sunday
February
24
6:30 pm

Benefactor Party

  
Maisonette at St. Regis

The perfect party to salute our beloved Benefactors. This by-invite-only party is in honor of our generous supporters and provides an insider’s view of the 2019 Wine Auction. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres paired with palate-pleasing wine varieties as we preview the auction’s most desirable lots. Sign up as a Benefactor today to ensure you don’t miss this exclusive kick-off soiree.

Wednesday
March
20
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.

2019 Dine Around Dinners:

Arnette’s Chop Shop with Scott Shirley, JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery

The Southern Gentleman with Suzanne Larson, Left Coast Cellars

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails with W. Troy Heinzman, Domaines Albert Bichot

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Arnette’s Chop Shop with Scott Shirley, JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

Join Arnette’s Chop Shop, JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery, and Landmark vineyards for 4 delicious wine paired courses at the very first wine dinner held on the restaurant’s gorgeous lanai.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 pm reception, dinner at 7:00 pm
$150 per person
Please call (404)969-0701 to make your reservation today

MENU
RECEPTION
Blini, Sturia Caviar
Tuna Crudo
Justin Sauvignon Blanc 2017 or 2018

FIRST COURSE
Maine Lobster Salad
Endive, Citrus, Preserved Lemon Sabayon, Crispy Caper
2016 Landmark Chardonnay

SECOND COURSE
Hearth-Roasted Duck Breast
Honey and Thyme Scented Beets, Baby Vidalia
2016 Justin Justification

THIRD COURSE
Prime Beef Tenderloin
Mushrooms, Truffle Bordelaise
2016 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon

FOURTH COURSE
Dry-Aged Prime Tomahawk
Potato, Béarnaise
2015 Justin Isosceles and 2014 Isosceles Reserve

 

 

 

The Southern Gentleman with Suzanne Larson, Left Coast Cellars

Enjoy a reception and welcome libation before sitting down to a four course meal with paired wines from Left Coast Cellars

Wednesday, March 20
7:00 pm
$130 per person + tax and gratuity
Click here to purchase tickets  

For questions, please contact Daniela Alvarez  at dalvarez@sphospitality.com

 

 

White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails with W. Troy Heinzman, Domaines Albert Bichot

Attend this wonderful dinner and be led through five courses of food and wine pairings by Executive Chef  Timothy Magee and W. Troy Heinzman of Domaine Albert Bichot.

Wednesday, March 20 2019
6:30 pm
$100 per person
Click here to purchase tickets
For questions, please contact Olivia Sellers at 678.515.4620

Wednesday
March
20
11:30 AM

Ladies Luncheon

Hosts Gina Christman and Angelle Hamilton achieve the perfect score with the annual Ladies Luncheon. Held at Bacchanalia, the Ladies Luncheon brings together top female winemakers Elan Fayard of Azur Wine, Margaret Barry of Patricia Green Cellars, Mary Rocca of Rocca Family Vineyard, Theresa D’Aurizio of ZD Wines, and Camille Cox of Laurent-Perrier with talented female chefs. Wine and dine at Atlanta’s most highly acclaimed restaurant and bid on lots infused with items and experiences tailored for you and your girlfriends. Don’t miss this luscious luncheon by the women and for the women.

Tickets to the 2019 Ladies Luncheon are sold out.

Wednesday
March
20
1:00 pm

Gents Lunch

This boys-only gathering, hosted by Ben Hill and Elton Potts at KR SteakBar, is celebrating its fourth year of gentlemanly success. Discover wine insights from wine making masters joining us from Booker Wines, Cirq Estate, Lerner Project, Jarvis Winery, Schweiger Vineyards, and Nellcote while dining on unique dishes designed for the proper man.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Gents Lunch!

Thursday
March
21
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,  talented chefs show off their culinary prowess, and visiting winemakers reach deep into their winery reserves. Satisfy your appreciation for the finer things with these enchanting dinners paired to perfection.

Winemaker Dinners typically sell out with Benefactor packages. A limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2019 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to to be placed on the wait list.

Click below for a full list of 2019 Winemaker Dinners!

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2019 WINEMAKER DINNERS

DINNER 1
Hosts
Cyndae Arrendale (Buckhead)
Winemakers
Tony Lombardi: Lombardi Wines
Larry Tsai: Moone-Tsai Wines
Chefs
Pano Karatassos: Kyma
Piero Premoli: Pricci

DINNER 2
Hosts
Chris Casey and Doug Weiss (Inman Park)
Winemakers
Matt Murphy: Presqu’ile Winery
Austin Peterson: Ovid
Chefs
Steven Satterfield: Miller Union
Jon Sybert: Tail Up Goat, Washington, DC

DINNER 3
Hosts
Melinda and Brian Corbett (North Buckhead)
Winemakers
Dan Kosta: AldenAlli Winery
Jake Bilbro: Limerick Lane Wines
Chefs
Jeb Aldrich: Tiny Lou’s
Scott Crawford: Crawford and Son, Raleigh, NC

DINNER 4
Hosts
Evelyn and Ernest Davis (Buckhead)
Winemakers
DLynn Proctor: Fantesca Estate & Winery
Christian Vallejo: VIK Wines
Chefs
Scott Bevis: Ford Fry Restaurants
Tom Gray: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Jacksonville, FL

DINNER 5
Hosts
Vanessa and Robin Delmer (Sandy Springs)
Winemakers
Alycia Mondavi: Aloft
Clay Mauritson: Mauritson Family Winery
Chefs
Nick Leahy: AIX
Dan Doyle: Poogan’s Porch, Charleston, SC

DINNER 6 – Dinner in the 747
Hosts
Delta Air Lines, Mary and Tim Mapes (Airport)
Winemakers
Carroll Kemp: Alma Fria
Kent Jarman: Coup de Foudre
Robbie Meyer: Peirson Meyer
Terry Hoage: TH Estate Wines
Chefs
Linton Hopkins: Restaurant Eugene, C. Ellets
Gabrielle Hamilton: Prune, NYC

DINNER 7
Hosts
Debbie and David Kurzweil (Sandy Springs)
Winemakers
Cushing Donelan: Donelan Family Wines
Michael Polenske: Blackbird Vineyards
Chefs
Josh Hopkins: Adalina
Jason Scholz: Stella’s Southern Bistro, Greenville, SC

DINNER 8
Hosts
Kathy and Anthony Polvino (Morningside)
Winemakers
Matt Hobbs: Paul Hobbs Winery
Jay Boberg: Nicolas-Jay
Chefs
Christopher Grossman: Atlas
Jonathan Granada: Otium, LA

DINNER 9
Hosts
Paige and Warren Shiver (Vinings)
Winemakers
Christopher Tynan: Lede Family Wines
Jeff Mangahas: Williams Selyem
Chefs
Pat Pascarella: The White Bull
Craig Richards: Hampton + Hudson

DINNER 10
Hosts
Wendy Shoob and Walter Jospin (Buckhead)
Winemakers
Jim Clendenen: Au Bon Climat
Artie Johnson: Staglin Family Vineyards
Chefs
Hugh Acheson: Empire State South, 5 & 10
Fabian von Hauske: Wildair, NYC

DINNER 11
Host
Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor (Ansley Park)
Winemakers
Gillaume Boudet: Hyde de Villaine
Cabell Coursey: Coursey Graves
Chefs
Matt Basford: Canoe
Chris Huerta: Old Edwards Inn, Highlands, NC

DINNER 12
Hosts
Dina Woodruff and Michael Thomas (Buckhead)
Winemakers
Raj Parr: Evening Land Vineyards, Sandhi, Domaine de la Côte
Nico Potel: Domaine de Bellene
Chefs
Daniel Chance: Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits
Jamie Keating: Epic Restaurant, Columbus, GA
Richard Neal: The Admiral, Asheville, NC

Thursday
March
21
7:00 pm

HIGH on the Hog

Join us for the Wine Auction’s inaugural “High on the Hog.” Experience the wine and food lover’s dream with a dozen visiting winemakers, food stations, a raffle to win tickets to the Auction at Chef Chris Hall’s table, and more!

General Admission tickets- $150
VIP Experience- $250- Champagne Toast, VIP early access to chat and sample with the restaurants and winemakers, 3 raffle tickets

Click here to purchase tickets for HIGH on the Hog!

Click “more” below for a full list of participating restaurants and wineries!

Special thanks to our founding Host Committee: Meghan and Graham Dozier, Maggie and Alex Carr, Gina and Ryan Jones, Margaret Wyatt, Mary Frances Callis, and our Committee Chairs Jessica and Will Fagan

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Friday
March
22
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.

Click below for 2019 Tasting Seminar details!

Click here to purchase tickets to a 2019 Tasting Seminar!

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2019 Tasting Seminars

It Takes A Lot of Beer to Make A Lot of Wine

Friday, March 22, 1:00 pm
The Four Seasons Atlanta
$100 per person

Blake Tyers, Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Sam Lando, Lando Wines
Eric Jensen, Booker Vineyard
Bob Townsend, The Beer Connoisseur

This popular seminar gives both beer and wine enthusiasts a glimpse of how the other half lives. Sam Lando and Eric Jensen (both of whom love beer as much as they love wine!) present a line-up of sympatico wine and beer selections. Guests will taste a range of popular wines side by side with Seth Herman from Creature Comforts Brewing. This is a great way to discover new favorites on both sides of the aisle. The panel will be moderated by local beer writer, Bob Townsend.

The Terroir of Oregon

Restaurant Eugene, Friday, March 22, 11:00 am
Sponsored by Delta Air Lines
$200 per person

Suzanne Larson, Left Coast Cellars

Join Chef Linton Hopkins and Sommelier Gina Hopkins along with our stellar cast of vintners on a delicious journey to Oregon terroir—the term used to describe the expression of origin in the taste of 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.

Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Discussion of Old World Wine

Friday, March 22, 2:00 pm
The Four Seasons Atlanta
$125 includes signed book

Rajat Parr, Domaine de la Côte, Evening Land Vineyards, Sandhi
Jordan Mackay, Author
Nicolas Potel, Domaine de Bellene

Raj Parr and Jordan Mackay released their book The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Discussion of Old World Wine in October 2018. It has been described as “the first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste.” It has become the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados looking to up their game, and amateur enthusiasts seeking a straight-forward and visceral way to understand and describe wine. In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Raj and Jordan share everything they’ve learned in their decades of tasting wine and exploring regions.

Join Raj, Jordan, and vintner Nicolas Potel, Domaine de Bellene, to taste wine, learn about the geography of wine regions, and how wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste.

Each participant will take home a signed copy of Raj and Jordan’s book.

Friday
March
22
7:00 PM

Friday Fête

  
Tents at Atlantic Station

This is your perfect chance to dine, drink and indulge in delicious conversation with storied winemakers. Following a champagne reception, enjoy a flawless multi-course dinner prepared by our special guest chef of honor. Each table includes a legendary vintner while treasures await in our incomparable Silent Auction. After the dessert course, don’t desert the party because Bogey and the Viceroy will start pumping and perfecting tunes so good you won’t want to leave the dance floor.

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

Saturday
March
23
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vintners' Reception and Live Auction

  
Tents at Atlantic Station

Meet Atlanta’s best party and Wine Auction Week’s grand finale: The Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction! Following a perfect week of festivities, 1,000 treasured guests gather for the main event to celebrate wine, food and art. The day begins at 11 a.m. with our famous Vintners’ Reception. Grab your complimentary glass and set out on a wine and food adventure as nearly 100 world-class vintners and dozens of Atlanta’s top restaurants showcase their best wines and bites. Then at 1 p.m., enter the big tent to experience the electric Live Auction featuring unique experiences, unforgettable wines and once-in-a-lifetime trips. The best part? Funds raised support the High Museum of Art, the heart of our city.

Tickets typically sell out with Benefactor Packages. A very limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2019 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to be placed on the wait list.