High Wine Auction - March 18-21: Open The Bottle, Start Something

The Main Attraction

There are so many opportunities to Open The Bottle and Start Something during the 2020 Wine Auction.    The schedule of events is packed with special events and delectable dinner parties that give you the opportunity to celebrate the craft and artistry of the winemaker.

We’re working with our generous winery and restaurant friends to put together some spectacular lots for the 2020 Auction, in the mean time check out our 2019 Auction Catalog to see all the exciting lots that sold at last year’s event.

By The Numbers

My, how we’ve grown! We thank all the helping hands, charitable spirits, and thirsty palates who have helped the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction become the tenth largest charity wine auction in the U.S.

With vineyards & restaurants a plenty, we've hosted a whopping

1,807 Benefactors
1,100 seats filled on a Saturday in 2019
300 Volunteers Each Year
130 Wineries At the auction

Also in attendance were some of the best culinary treats of the year.
The 2019 auction had a total of

Eighty Nine Restaurants
175 Auction Lots In 2019
55

the number of co-chairs since 1993

$213,720

Highest auction bid in our 25-year history. Sold to over 100 patrons in 2016 for a wine, food and music extravaganza at the concert venue at The Battery Atlanta.

1993

The Inaugural Wine Auction

$1,708,300+

The amount the Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise has contributed to Art Access programs at the High Museum since 2006

$30+ million

total raised to support the High Museum of Art

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wine Auction offers Benefactor packages that include tickets to events throughout the weekend. Individual tickets may be purchased for selected events. Both Benefactor packages and single tickets may be purchased by visiting our ticket page. The details are listed under each event on our Events page.

Benefactor Packages range from $3,500 to $25,000. Individual ticket prices are listed below. All Benefactor packages and individual tickets are subject to availability.

Wednesday, March 18
Ladies Luncheon – price $400
Gents Luncheon – price $250
Dine Around Dinners – price varies by restaurant

Thursday, March 19
High Revelry- GA $150, VIP $250

Winemaker Dinners-  Tickets to this event are available as part of a Jeroboam Benefactor package or higher and typically sell out with our Benefactors.  If there are tickets available, they will go on sale online in early February for $750 a piece.

Friday, March 20
Tasting Seminars – price varies by seminar
Uncorked! – Tickets are available as part of Benefactor packages.  If tickets to this event do not sell out with Benefactor Packages they will be available for purchase online in early March for $600 a piece.

Saturday, March 21
 Vintners Reception and Live Auction- Tickets are available as part of Benefactor packages.  If tickets to this event do not sell out with Benefactor Packages they will be available for purchase online in early March for $600 a piece.

 

All Benefactor packages and individual event tickets may be purchased online. Details are listed under each event at our Event page

The tents at Atlantic Station

Uncorked! tables seat eight guests and two winemakers for a total of 10. Occasionally exceptions can be made for 10 guests at a table with no winemakers. Please contact the Wine Auction office at (404) 733-5335 for details.

Saturday Live Auction tables will seat a maximum of 10 guests.

Benefactor Packages and single ticket purchases are non-refundable. A full tax deduction will be allowed if you are unable to attend an event. Please notify the Wine Auction Office at (404) 733-5335 prior to the event if you are unable to attend.

Yes! Silent Auction Bidding is open to anyone.  Mobile bidding registration will begin in February of 2020.

If you are unable to attend the Saturday Live Auction, but would still like to bid on a live auction item please contact the Wine Auction Office at (404) 733-5335 to discuss setting up a proxy bid.

Sale of Benefactor packages will begin in October 2019, and continue until sold out. In order for your name to be included in the Catalog listing of Benefactors, packages must be purchased by January 10, 2020. Single tickets, if available, go on sale in early March. Tickets often sell out with benefactor packages.

Thursday, March 21
Winemaker Dinners – cocktail attire
7 p.m. 

Friday, March 22
Uncorked! – cocktail casual, jackets for men but no tie
7 p.m. reception
8 p.m. dinner

Saturday, March 23
Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction – wine country casual
11 a.m. Vintners’ Reception
1 p.m. Live Auction

You can find photos of our guests at past events under the Attire Guide on our Events Page.

This is springtime in Atlanta and temperatures can vary greatly. It may be 75 degrees or 50 degrees, sunny or rainy. We suggest checking the weather a few days in advance and layering just in case.

Parking is complimentary for all guests on both Friday night and Saturday during the day.

As most of our guests are enjoying all of the amazing wines that our  Vintner friends pour at our events, we always suggest using a car service or ride share service to be sure you get home safely.

Either way you choose to arrive, we can’t wait to see you under the Tents!

Proceeds from the Auction benefit the High Museum of Art’s exhibition and education plan, helping to make possible special exhibitions and art access programs. The Paddle Raise has contributed more than $1,708,300+ to Art Access programs at the High since 2006.

Paddle Raise

A museum experience can inspire a lifelong love of the arts.  Help us ignite that spark!

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