The white tents went up earlier this week at Atlantic Station, and now, the time is ripe for the High Museum’s 21st annual Wine Auction, which kicks off Wednesday and culminates with the grand finale live auction on Saturday.
The event, which raised more than $1.9 million in 2012, is the top charity fundraiser in Atlanta, the fifth-largest wine charity auction in the nation and the top wine auction benefiting the arts, according to the High Museum’s website.
Over the last two decades, the Wine Auction has raised more than $20 million to benefit the High Museum by helping bring in special top-tier exhibits and providing educational programming, which has drawn about 90,000 children in just this year alone.
So what’s up for auction this year? Here’s just a sample of a few items in the auction:
- Three-night stay in L.A. for two, passes to the 2014 Elton John Oscars-viewing party (along with other prizes, like Delta airfare to L.A.)
- Two-year lease on choice of 2013 Mercedes ML350 or E350 convertible
- Eight-day cruise on the Danube for two
- Weekend for four couples at The Cloister on Sea Island with Robbie Meyer of Peirson Meyer and L’Angevin, including a 10-course winemaker dinner and more
Check out the full 2013 Auction Catalog here.
Over the next four days, there will be plenty of fun events as part of the High Museum’s Wine Auction. The first of which is Wednesday’s Dine Around Diners. Chefs at some of Atlanta’s top restaurants are preparing exclusive multi-course meals not found on the regular menus just for those dining as part of the wine auction event. Some of the world’s top winemakers will also join diners and pour wine perfectly paired with the chef’s specially prepared dishes.
Some of the restaurants have sold out for Dine Around Diners. However, La Pietra Cucina, Nikolai’s Roof, SoHo, Sotto Sotto and Terra Terroir Kitchen & Bar still have availability.