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 carole.ashworth@high.org

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Sunday
February
25

Benefactor Party

  
St. Regis Atlanta

This lively, lovely kick-off salutes our beloved benefactors. Our exclusive party at the St. Regis is your chance as a benefactor to enjoy an early preview of the auction’s most desired lots. Palette-pleasing wine varieties and delightful appetizers served complimentary. Come join us and discover lots with loads of appeal.

Monday
March
19 - 22
Varies by event

Dine Around Dinners

  
Various Restaurants

This may be the most exclusive reservation you ever make. Atlanta’s most prestigious restaurants host the world’s top winemakers in these one-night-only dinner collaborations. Big time chefs will match big time winemakers flavor for flavor in multi-course wine — food pairings you have to taste to believe. You’ll be the toast of the Atlanta restaurant scene when you’re seen at one of these Dine Around Dinners getting all the attention from the chef, sommelier and a world-class winemaker.

Reservations made directly with participating restaurants. A list will be available in early 2018.

Wednesday
March
21
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Ladies Luncheon

  
Bacchanalia

This luscious luncheon is of the women, by the women and for the women and the men will just have to deal with that.  Top female winemakers and the best women chefs combine their talents to create an incredible edible event you won’t want to miss. Presided over by the 2015 Wine Auction Co-Chairs Gina Christman and Angelle Hamilton, this luncheon will be held at the fabulous Bacchanalia.

$350/per person

Wednesday
March
21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Gents Lunch

  
The Motorcar Collection & Vine Vault

Buckle your seat belts boys. This is the ultimate testosterone — fueled event ever. Or should we say Testarossa-fueled. The Gentlemen’s Lunch will be held at the high church of high performance — The Motorcar Collection on Miami Circle with an after party at Vine Vault. No, it’s not the most common place for a great meal — surrounded by Ferraris, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis, there’s nothing common about it. Ben Hill and Elton Potts will host, and Cooks & Soldiers will provide food that will make your taste buds race. Vintners will be there too. Sign up. Step on it!

$250/per person

Thursday
March
22
7:00 PM

Winemaker Dinners

  
Various Private Homes

Welcome to foodie paradise. These dinners-to-die-for are the ingenious joint efforts of Atlanta and the South’s best and most celebrated chefs and the world’s most wondrous winemakers, hosted by the owners of the finest homes in Atlanta. One, and often two of our visiting winemakers dust off their really good stuff and join you for a sumptuous multi-course dinner, prepared by an outstanding chef and staff specifically to complement the wines being served.

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.

Friday
March
23
Varies by event

Tasting Seminars

  
Various Locations

Ah, the sweet taste of knowledge, served up in bite sized and by-the-glass portions by world-renowned experts on wine and food. These aren’t stuffy lectures on the science of malolactic fermentation. Oh no, these are fun, interactive get-togethers that expose you to great wines and food and let you learn by doing, or should we say chewing, as well as sipping your way through one luscious lesson after the other.

$75 – $150/per person

Friday
March
23
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! A team of award- winning chefs will spend all day saucing, seasoning, mixing, mincing, spicing and dicing to prepare an amazing dinner for the assembled glitterati. Renowned winemakers will be seated at every table, pouring their pride and joy. 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.

Friday
March
23
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.

Uncorking Cru members and Young Professional Members of the High Museum attend the After Party at $60/per person. Guests attend at $75/person. The added bonus? Each ticket includes a door prize!

Saturday
March
24
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vintners' Reception and Live Auction

  
Tents at Atlantic Station

The entire week has been leading up to this. It’s time to celebrate The Art of Collecting.

It starts with more than 85 exceptional vintners filling your souvenir glass at the ultimate wine tasting — tables and tables of winemakers pouring samples of the best wines they make. Meanwhile, dozens of the best chefs and restaurants in Atlanta will keep your plate filled with an endless array of savory samples of their best foods. Seconds anyone? How ‘bout fifths?

Then at 1 PM sharp — the gavel drops — the 26th Annual High Museum Wine Auction. Bigger and better lots than ever before — exciting and exotic trips, fabulous one-of-a-kind dining experiences and, of course, amazing and often unique wines, some in rare large format bottles. You’ll be able to bid on items you’ll never see anywhere else. There are so many awesome items, even the Silent Auction will have bidders screaming to the tent tops.

This is the best way we know to have a BIG impact on our community and have a tremendous week filled with fun, food, wine and art at the same time.  Don’t miss this year’s Auction. It’s going to be huge!

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.