Lot #155 – 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

It's good to be first! The first ever Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the first one to be sold in this area can be yours to drive home tonight. This beautiful blue, well equipped version is available for the Nashville Wine Auction, only through the magic of l'Eté du Vin and the generosity of Beaman … [Read more...]

Lot #124 – Blackberry Farm Trip with Food and Wine Tuition for 2

Each year, this Wine Spectator Grand Award winner, and resort ranked by Travel + Leisure as the top hotel for service in the U.S. and Canada and number seven in the World, invites some of the nation’s most prestigious chefs, vintners, athletes, authors and musicians to share their secrets with a … [Read more...]

Lot #146 – The Historic 1982 Bordeaux Tasting for 12 (DUTCH AUCTION)

Twelve devoted Bordeaux lovers will get to experience these, the finest wines in the world thus far in our lifetime, at this 1982 tasting with 32 wines. Elise Loehr, Wendy Burch and the fine service team at F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar have offered to host this tasting on Saturday, October 20, … [Read more...]

2012 Live Auction Auctioneer and Emcees

Meet our 2012 Live Auction Auctioneer, Ron Kirby, and our Emcees! Tristan Kinsley, Damian Serong and Michelle Hilton are donating their time and expertise to emcee this year's l'Eté du Vin Gone Country. We are thrilled to have each of them. Ron Kirby, Jr., CAI, AARE is a professional Licensed … [Read more...]

Lot #110: Vine Dining at Virago – Dinner for 10

For one lucky bidder and nine of their friends…get ready to be “vined and dined” at one of Nashville’s most innovative and unique restaurants. The private “Lotus Room” at Virago, located in the Gulch near sister restaurants Kayne Prime and Whiskey Kitchen, will be the scene for a five-course … [Read more...]

Vintners’ Tasting Wines Announced

Only 136 people will be included in the Vintners' Tasting in the hour before l’Eté du Vin begins, and the $100 tickets will sell out fast. In attendance at the tasting will be the evening’s Guests of Honor: Bordeaux winemaker Jean-Charles Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages, Napa winemaker Dennis Cakebread … [Read more...]

Brian Uhl – 2012 Cakebread Cellars Patron’s Dinner Chef

Brian Uhl specializes in wild game dishes in the framework of contemporary cuisine. Uhl trained as an apprentice to Sigi Eisenberg, and has also worked under many other noted chefs, including Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Jean-Louis Palladin in New York, and Boris Keller, a Michelin-star chef … [Read more...]

Lynch-Bages Patron’s Dinner Menu Announced

Chef Bob Waggoner has created an elegant dinner for this year's Château Lynch-Bages Patron's Dinner. Included are delicacies that highly compliment the paired Château Lynch-Bages wines. Culinary highlights will include Maine lobster ravioli, Islamorada yellowtail snapper, pan seared venison … [Read more...]

2012 Guest of Honor – Jean-Charles Cazes

For hundreds of years, the vineyards at Château Lynch-Bages have yielded arguably some of the best Bordeaux reds the world has ever known. On infertile gravel. Yet, in that gravel lies the key for excellent grape growing: perfect drainage. The resulting wines, predominantly from cabernet sauvignon, … [Read more...]

2012 Guest of Honor – Dennis Cakebread

Golfers, sailors, and fly-fisherman may already be familiar with Napa Valley winemaker Dennis Cakebread, but if not, they’re going to find an immediate affinity. Cakebread hosts his own regattas in Newport, Rhode Island and San Diego Bay, as well as hosts golf tournaments, takes fisherman to lodges … [Read more...]