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We rely on the generous support of benefactors, corporate sponsors, the wine industry, individual donors, restaurants and numerous volunteers. It’s because of your dedication that our events are a success!

Become a Benefactor

Becoming a Benefactor is the only way to guarantee a reservation to any of our events. Our events sell out quickly each year. All levels of Benefactor patronage include recognition in Wine Auction printed materials and a portion of each package is tax deductible. Review our 2019 levels below. 

Benefactor packages for the 2020 Wine Auction will be available in the Fall of 2019.

We raise a glass to our 2019 Benefactors!


Allison and Ben Hill
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot


Aarati and Peter Alexander
Avec Capital
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Hilary and Luke Bayer
Buckhead Wine Cellars LLC
S.J. Collins Enterprises
Melinda and Brian Corbett
Monarch Private Capital
Cox Enterprises
Marg and Dick Denny
Virginia and Brent Eiland
Eagle Rock Distributing Company
Jennifer and Marty Flanagan
Lisa and Ken Haines
Rod Hildebrant and Matthew Meehan
Karen and Jeb Hughes
Debbie and David Kurzweil
Alyson and Greg Rogers
Rogers Electric
Hugh Tarbutton
Dawn and Eric Tresh
Vine Vault
Wilmington Trust


Jessi and James Freeman


Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowers
Louise Bray and Elizabeth Pulliam
Pamela and Charles Burnett
Kay and David Dempsey
Margaret and Scott Dozier
Sarah Eby-Ebersole and W. Daniel Ebersole
Empire Distributors Inc.
Sabre and Lee Esler
John D. Feltman
Aimee and Nick Franz
Helen Griffith
Burch and Mark Hanson
Jan and Jim Harralson
Sue and Philip Henry
Robin and Hilton Howell
Dottie and Glen Irwin
Katie and West Johnson
Mary and Neil Johnson
Terri and Craig Justice
Charlie Kowal
Louise and E.T. Laird
Dr. Steven and Katie Marcet
Sandy Moon and Les Stumpff
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
Beth and David Park
Michelle and Peter Quinones
Patty and Doug Reid
Maureen and Sean Richards
Dawn and Tim Severt
Johnathan H. Short
Caryl and Kendrick Smith
Sara and Paul Steinfeld
Rosemarie and David Thurston
Connie and Robert Zerden


Kristie and Charles Abney
Cyndae Arrendale
Barganier and Associates, LLC
Susan B. Been
Wendy and Brandon Bennett
Michael Borchers
Michele and Patrick Boushka
Kit and David Bowlin
Chris Casey and Doug Weiss
Donna and Andrew Cash
Marcia and John Donnell
Kay and Jim Douglass
Becky and Matt Felis
Holly and Javier Garcia
Jonathan Goldman
Katie Grubbs
Rishi Gupta
Angelle and Art Hamilton
Joanie and Greg Henry
Christina and Curtis Holmes
Dr. Debra Houry and Mr. Matt McGivern
Catherine and Rob Hutchinson
Becky Jackson
James E. Kane
Allison and Barrett Layman
Debbie and Barry Layman
Marva and Pascal Lewis
Marianna and Alan Magee
Juanita and Jack Markwalter
Sally and Allen McDaniel
Letitia McDonald and William Muller
Michelle and Ryan Murphy
Kathy and Anthony Polvino
Alison Rand and Allan Zachariah
Carli and Steve Reis
Cathy and Scott Rhodes
Carla and Graham Roberts
Janet and Richard Nailling
Karen and Jeffrey Shapiro
Paige and Warren Shiver
Lilliam Short
Scott J. Small
Michelle and Stephen Sullivan
Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor
Marsha Taylor
Ben Tompkins and Steven Satterfield
Brandon Verner and Shawn Meade
Rebekah and Mark Wasserman
Craig Weaver and Mitchell Barnes
Leigh and Justin Wilde
Dina Woodruff and Michael Thomas
Allen W. Yee


The Wine Auction relies on the support of over 300 capable volunteers during the course of the long weekend. With a variety of events and jobs available, this is the perfect way for budding food and wine lovers to get involved with the Wine Auction and contribute to the High Museum’s largest fundraiser.

Donate Auction Items

Rare and collectible wines not available at retail, large format bottles, and unique food and wine trips and experiences are favorites among our bidders. To learn more about donations and how you can contribute to our Live and Silent Auction for the 2019 Wine Auction check out our contact page.