The Main Attraction

Thank you for making the 2018 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction a great success! There will be a lot to love once again in 2019 with special events and delectable dinner parties! Save the date for our 27th Wine Auction: March 20-23, 2019!

View our 2018 Catalog and Auction Lots!

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
1,000 seats filled on a Saturday in 2017
300 Volunteers Each Year
130 Wineries At the auction

Also in attendance were some of the best culinary treats of the year.
The 2017 auction had a total of

Eighty Nine Restaurants
193 Auction Lots In 2017
53

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

$1,485,000+

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

$28+ 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. Details are listed under each event on our Events page.

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

Wednesday, March 21
Ladies Luncheon – price $350 (SOLD OUT)
Gents Luncheon – price $200
Dine Around Dinners – price varies by restaurant

Thursday, March 22
Winemaker Dinners – $500 per person*
*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
Tasting Seminars – $100 – $175
Friday Fête – single tickets are not available to the Friday Fête. Tickets are only available as part of a Benefactor package.
Friday Fête After Party – $85 per person

Saturday, March 25
Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction – $500 per person*
*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.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Wine Auction Office at (404) 733-5335. Additionally, some tickets may be purchased online. Details are listed under each event at our Event page

Friday Fête 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.

All Auction guests (including Benefactors) must register on 501 Auctions to receive a bidding paddle. To ensure a speedy check-in process on auction day, we strongly encourage all guest to register in advance. Its easy and takes less than five minutes!

1. Go to the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction’s 501 Auction page
2. Click on the ‘Register’ box in the top right corner.
3. Enter your contact and credit card information.
4. You will be given a login and prompted to create a password.
5. When you check in at the tents on March 24, you’ll be assigned a number and given your paddle.
6. Raise your paddle HIGH to bid on our incredible auction lots and help us raise vital funds for exhibitions and education at the High Museum!

*Registering with 501 Auctions also enables you to bid on our fabulous silent auction lots

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.

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.

Sale of Benefactor packages will begin in November 2017, 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 12, 2018. Single tickets, if available, go on sale in mid-March. Tickets often sell out with benefactor packages.

Thursday, March 22
Winemaker Dinners – cocktail attire
7 p.m. 

Friday, March 23
Friday Fête – Wine Country Casual
7 p.m. reception
8 p.m. dinner

Saturday, March 24
Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction – wine country casual
11 a.m. Vintners’ Reception
1 p.m. Live Auction

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. Valet or self-parking passes are included in confirmation packets which are mailed in advance of auction weekend.

We also suggest taking a car service (Greene Worldwide Transportation – (404) 875-3866) a taxi (404) 351-1111 or (404) 521-0200) or Uber to 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 Taylor Stuckey Paddle Raise has contributed more than $1,485,000 to Art Access programs at the High since 2006.

Paddle Raise

Help us change lives and bring the world’s greatest art to Atlanta’s children.

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