Refine your palate with the decadent in-home Winemaker Dinners, educate your noggin and your nose with Tasting Seminars, shake your grapes during the Friday Fête, and uncork a Southern tradition with the grand finale Live Auction.
For information on purchasing tickets, please contact Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or carole.ashworth. @woodruffcenter.org
Here’s your chance to enjoy restaurants in Atlanta like no one else can. Literally. Anyone fortunate enough to attend will enjoy an exclusive menu specially prepared by the chefs themselves. Now add world-class winemakers into the mix, pouring special bottles of their top wines paired perfectly with your dinner. Sakes alive! Jealous friends may think you’re puttin’ on airs, but it will be worth it.
These are not your basic run-of-the-mill wine tastings and cooking classes. No sir, no ma’am. These are events in their own right. We can’t tell you about all the seminars just yet—some details are still falling into place—but we can tell you that renowned culinary and winemaking experts will take you under their wings with the inside scoop, the real skinny on how to get the most out of enjoying food and wine. This may be our best and most eclectic class lineup ever, so make sure you are there for roll-call.
You’re invited to get a taste of something truly special and absolutely unique. These are one-of a- kind evenings with famous winemakers and incomparable chefs doing what they do best. Winemakers will be pouring wines you may never see anywhere else, and the best chefs in America will be matching them plate-for-glass with extraordinary food. Plus you’ll be enjoying it all in the intimate setting of a beautiful Atlanta private home. Each of these dinners is an impeccable wining and dining experience, presided over by the gracious homeowners themselves. And as we all know, no one entertains like Southerners.
Champagne, anyone? A stylish reception with cold crisp glasses of France’s finest bubbly is the opening act of this incredible three-part Southern soirée inside the party tents at Atlantic Station. Meet and greet friends and vintners, and browse through the night’s Silent Auction items (there are some real gems here).
It’s a perfect prelude to a spectacular second act dinner in the main dining area, very specially prepared by a dream team of highly decorated James Beard chefs from across the South, shining Southern stars every one. Joining the party will be our fabulous vintner guests who will keep your glasses filled with selections from their wineries.
The third portion of this eventful evening begins about the time your delicious dessert is being served, when 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. Ain’t life grand?
Everything leads up to this—a full-on gastronomic spectacular as the South’s best restaurants and the world’s best vintners converge in the tents at Atlantic Station. Chefs from dozens of top restaurants will serve small plates of culinary heaven. Scores of winemakers from all over the world are pouring their pride and joy into bottomless commemorative wine glasses, answering your questions about style and techniques, vineyards and varietals. It’s your chance to talk one-on-one with the rock stars of the wine and food world while sipping and munching their best work.
Okay, enough of the preliminaries. It’s time to uncork another edition of our great Southern tradition—the 23rd High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. This is the best of the best in rare wines, original art, incredible trips, amazing dinners and more—all for sale to the high bidders during a fabulous frenzy of electricity and excitement to benefit Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Many lots are unique, one-of-a-kind items, some created specifically for our Auction. You’ll be surrounded by friends and high-lifers who know how to enjoy themselves, so don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the best party south of the Mason-Dixon line, or anywhere else, for that matter. Come get a heapin’ helpin’ of Southern hospitality.