The Festivities

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 bid it up at the grand finale Live Auction.

Tickets coming soon!

For questions or more information, please contact Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or carole.ashworth@woodruffcenter.org.

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Sunday
February
26
1:30 - 6:30 PM

Secret Cellars Tour

  
Top secret locations

$250 per person. Stay tuned for ticketing information! 
You will be thoroughly screened by the WSA (Wine Security Administration) entering and especially leaving this tour. We may even have to blindfold you so you can’t divulge locations. But it’s worth it. These are the premier cellars in Atlanta — cellars so exclusive that none of the owners’ brothers-in-law have ever been in them. Gorgeous cellars stocked with incredible wines collections. Come meet the owners, and yes, sample something special. Just remember to keep your lips sealed. on second though, you may need to keep them open.

Wednesday
March
22
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Ladies Luncheon

  
Bacchanalia

$295 per person. Stay tuned for ticketing information! 
This luscious luncheon is of the women, by the women and for the women and the men will just have to deal with that.  Top female winemakers and the best women chefs combine their talents to create an incredible edible event you won’t want to miss. Presided over by the 2015 Co-Chairs Gina Christman and Angelle Hamilton, this luncheon will be held at the fabulous Bacchanalia.

Wednesday
March
22
11:30am to 2:00pm

Gents Lunch

  
The Motorcar Collection & Vine Vault

$150 per person. Stay tuned for ticketing information! 
Buckle your seat belts boys. This is the ultimate testosterone — fueled event ever. Or should we say Testarossa-fueled. The Gentlemen’s Lunch will be held at the high church of high performance — The Motorcar Collection on Miami Circle with an after party at Vine Vault. No, it’s not the most common place for a great meal — surrounded by Ferraris, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis, there’s nothing common about it. Ben Hill and Elton Potts will host, and Cooks & Soldiers will provide food that will make your taste buds race. Vintners will be there too. Sign up. Step on it!

Wednesday
March
22
Varies

Dine Around Dinners

  
Various restaurants

This may be the most exclusive reservation you ever make. Atlanta’s most prestigious restaurants host the world’s top winemakers in these one-night-only dinner collaborations. Big time chefs will match big time winemakers flavor for flavor in multi-course wine — food pairings you have to taste to believe. You’ll be the toast of the Atlanta restaurant scene when you’re seen at one of these Dine Around Dinners getting all the attention from the chef, sommelier and a world-class winemaker.

Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday
March
23
7:00 PM

Winemaker Dinners

  
Various private homes

Tickets often sell out with Benefactor Packages. A limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2017 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to get in touch.

Welcome to foodie paradise. These dinners-to-die-for are the ingenious joint efforts of Atlanta and the South’s best and most celebrated chefs and the world’s most wondrous winemakers, hosted by the owners of the finest homes in Atlanta. One, and often two of our visiting winemakers dust off their really good stuff and join you for a sumptuous multi-course dinner, prepared by an outstanding chef and staff specifically to complement the wines being served.

Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday
March
23 - 24
Varies by event

Tasting Seminars

  
Various locations

Ah, the sweet taste of knowledge, served up in bite sized and by-the-glass portions by world-renowned experts on wine and food. These aren’t stuffy lectures on the science of malolactic fermentation. Oh no, these are fun, interactive get-togethers that expose you to great wines and food and let you learn by doing, or should we say chewing, as well as sipping your way through one luscious lesson after the other.

Stay tuned for more details!

Friday
March
24
7:00 PM

Friday Fête

Tickets to this event are included only in Benefactor packages. Individual tickets are not for sale.

This is truly living large. It all gets started in the tents at Turner Field with a Champagne BILLECART-SALMON reception including an exclusive Silent Auction (that people will talk about anyway). Then it’s time to feast! A team of award- winning chefs will spend all day saucing, seasoning, mixing, mincing, spicing and dicing to prepare an amazing dinner for the assembled glitterati. Renowned winemakers will be seated at every table, pouring their pride and joy. After the dessert course, don’t desert the party because Bogey and the Viceroy will start pumpin’ out tunes you can really move to until it’s time to shut it down and get ready for the next day’s main event.

Dress code is Cocktail Casual.

Saturday
March
25
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vintners' Reception and Live Auction

Tickets often sell out with Benefactor Packages. A limited amount of single tickets may be available, with priority given to current 2017 Benefactors. Call Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543 or visit our contact page to get in touch.

The entire week has been leading up to this. In fact, the past 25 years have been leading up to this. This is THE BIG ONE!

It starts with more than 85 exceptional vintners filling your souvenir glass at the ultimate wine tasting — tables and tables of winemakers pouring samples of the best wines they make. Meanwhile, dozens of the best chefs and restaurants in Atlanta will keep your plate filled with an endless array of savory samples of their best foods. Seconds anyone? How ‘bout fifths?

Then at 1 PM sharp — the gavel drops on the silver anniversary year of a colossus of a celebration — the 25th Annual High Museum Wine Auction. Bigger and better lots than ever before — exciting and exotic trips, fabulous one-of-a-kind dining experiences and, of course, amazing and often unique wines, some in rare large format bottles. You’ll be able to bid on items you’ll never see anywhere else. There are so many awesome items, even the Silent Auction will have bidders screaming to the tent tops.

This is the best way we know to have a BIG impact on our community and have a tremendous week filled with fun, food, wine and art at the same time.  Don’t miss this year’s Auction. It’s going to be huge!

View our 2016 Auction lots!