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 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. Palate-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

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.

A list of restaurants will be available in early 2018.

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

Ladies Luncheon

  
Bacchanalia

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. 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.

$350/per person

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

$200/per person

Thursday
March
22
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.

Friday
March
23
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.

$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! 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.

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. 

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.