Food & Wine
World-class wineries and some of the South’s best restaurants support the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction.
Meet our 2020 Special Guests!
Special Guest of Honor
Dr. Madaiah Revana
Dr. Madaiah Revana’s compelling journey to become Vintner of the Revana Wine Portfolio is as unique and inspiring as his estates in Napa, Oregon and Argentina.
His journey began over 10,000 miles away in a rural farming village outside of Bangalore, India where his family’s farming heritage spans over four generations and his keen agricultural instinct originates.
A passion for medicine led Dr. Revana to graduate first in his class from India’s top medical college, Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, in 1972. Driven by his quest for knowledge, he ventured to the United States in the summer of 1973 where he continued his medical education with an internship at Coney Island Hospital (NY), residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (PA) and finishing with his fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center (TX) in 1978. Upon completion of his education, he began his own practice in Humble, Texas, where today he continues his devotion to cardiology and community.
Dr. Revana’s curious nature and exploring spirit eventually drew him back to his agricultural heritage. With the help of close friends introducing him to the First Growths of Bordeaux and the Grand Crus of Burgundy he became fascinated with wine. His newfound appreciation of wine inspired him to travel the great vineyards of the world and he became committed to seeking out unique vineyard sites to produce exceptional wines that express a distinct personality true to the integrity of place.
A lifelong pursuit of knowledge driven by curiosity and devotion to excellence, Dr. Revana’s accomplishments have been realized with over 45 years in the field of medicine and nearly 20 years in his fields of grapes in Napa, Oregon, and Argentina.
Special Guest Chef
Deep Run, NC
Vivian Howard is an author, chef, restaurant owner, storyteller and host of the PBS show, “A Chef’s Life.”
Her New York Times bestseller, “Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South,” is a landmark work of American food writing, as much a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Eastern North Carolina food.
Vivian and her restaurants- Chef & the Farmer, Boiler Room Oyster Bar and Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria- have racked up numerous accolades, including her selection as a five-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast. This year she launched her newest concept, Handy & Hot, an online limited-release bakeshop.
“A Chef’s Life,” the five-season documentary television series celebrating Eastern North Carolina food traditions, has taken home a Daytime Emmy, Peabody award, and James Beard award for Outstanding Personality/Host. The series is segueing into a new series, “Somewhere South,” which will tell stories of the American South in the context of global food traditions.
Below are our 2020 restaurant partners. We are so thankful for all of the talented chefs who’s delicious food will delight our sponsors, benefactors, and guests and keep them full and happy! Click below to visit their websites.
We are so excited to welcome these world class wineries to Atlanta for the 2020 Auction! This event would not be possible without the generosity (and delicious juice) these wonderful wineries pour out for us. Click their name below to visit their websites and learn more about them, join their mailing list, or order some wine.