Get Involved

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

Benefactor packages for the 2017 Wine Auction are now on sale. 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. Register to become a Benefactor online or contact Carole Ashworth at 404-733-4543.

Sovereign

Benefactor

$25,000

Charitable Contribution $20,000
  • An invitation for the host couple and two (2) guests to the Top Bidders Dinner at the St. Regis (January 2017)
  • Four (4) reservations and transportation to an in-home Winemaker Dinner with first choice of dinner (Thursday, March 23) OR four (4) tickets to the tasting seminar of your choice
  • Two (2) reservations to the Vintner Golf Outing (Friday, March 24)
  • A premium reserved table for eight (8) and a winemaker of your choice at the Friday Fête (Friday, March 24)
  • Private Champagne reception with Museum Director Rand Suffolk and Wine Auction Special Guests of Honor prior to the Friday Fête
  • A premium reserved table for ten (10) with signage and table concierge service at the Live Auction (Saturday, March 25)
  • Complimentary valet parking for events on Friday night, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 for the host couple and guests
  • Special recognition with a gift to be worn at the Auction
  • Complimentary Museum membership at Contributing level with an option to upgrade or gift the membership; does not apply to current Director’s Circle members
  • VIP invitations to High Museum events

Imperial

Benefactor

$15,000

Charitable Contribution $12,000
  • An invitation for the host couple to the Top Bidders Dinner at the St. Regis (January 2017)
  • Two (2) reservations to an in-home Winemaker Dinner (Thursday, March 23) OR two (2) tickets to the tasting seminar of your choice
  • A premium reserved table for eight (8) and a winemaker at the Friday Fête (Friday, March 24)
  • A premium reserved table for ten (10) with signage and table concierge service at the Live Auction (Saturday, March 25)
  • Complimentary valet parking for events on Friday night, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 for the host couple and guests
  • Complimentary Museum membership at Contributing level with an option to upgrade or gift the membership; does not apply to current Director’s Circle members
  • VIP invitations to High Museum events

Jeroboam

Benefactor

$5,000

Charitable Contribution $4,000
  • Two (2) reservations to an in-home Winemaker Dinner (Thursday, March 23) OR two (2) tickets to the tasting seminar of your choice
  • Two (2) reservations to the Friday Fête (Friday, March 24)
  • Two (2) reservations to the Vintners’ Reception & Live Auction (Saturday, March 25)
  • Complimentary valet parking for events on Friday night, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
  • VIP Invitations to High Museum events

Magnum

Benefactor

$2,500

Charitable Contribution $2,000
  • Two (2) reservations to the Friday Fête (Friday, March 24)
  • Two (2) reservations to the Vintners’ Reception & Live Auction (Saturday, March 25)
  • Complimentary valet parking for events on Friday night, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
  • VIP Invitations to High Museum events

Volunteer!

The Wine Auction relies on the support of over 200 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. Volunteer registration for our 2017 Wine Auction is now available. Sign-up to be a volunteer today.

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 2017 Wine Auction check out our contact page.