PAIRINGS: NASHVILLE’S ULTIMATE WINE AND FOOD WEEKEND TO TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 23-25, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 17, 2016) – Nashville Wine Auction is excited to announce that Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend will take place on February 23-25, 2017. Pairings celebrates the notion that exceptional wine elevates delicious food and that delicious food can elevate an exceptional wine. This year’s Pairings will feature a partnership of chefs from Nashville and Chicago, IL.

“We can’t wait to kick off the 2017 year with Pairings,” said Holly Whaley, President/CEO of Nashville Wine Auction. “For anyone who loves great food and great wine, this is an event you don’t want to miss! We are thrilled to offer Nashvillians the opportunity to meet winemakers from the West Coast, as well as some of the country’s best chefs from Nashville and Chicago, all to help fund the fight against cancer. This will truly be a special weekend for food and wine lovers.”

Pairings will begin with Private Vintner Dinners on Thursday, February 23. Attendees will choose from 15 intimate dinners featuring winemakers throughout Nashville. These special dinners will allow attendees an opportunity to meet celebrated winemakers, taste their mouthwatering creations and enjoy a multi-course meal from outstanding local chefs.

On Friday, February 24, it’s time to get Wined Up, named Nashville’s “primo tasting event” by Nfocus Magazine. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste extraordinary wine from 29 featured wineries representing California, Oregon and Washington, while tasting delicious bites from City Winery and visiting chefs from Chicago. The Silent Auction will feature 125 lots of fine wines and luxury items.

Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend will culminate on Saturday, February 25, with Pairings’ Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction. Local Nashville chefs will team up with chefs from Chicago to create a six course menu that perfectly pairs with special wines from featured vintners. Throughout dinner, Auctioneer Charles Antin from Zachy’s will return to host the exciting Live Auction, which will offer guests the ability to bid on fine wines, unique dinners and tastings, one-of-a-kind trips and luxury items.

To make reservations, please visit http://www.nashvillewineauction.com/pairings or call 615-329-1760.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Arrington Vineyards, Azur Wines, Blackbird Vineyards, Bougetz Cellars, Cardinale, Crocker & Starr Wines, Darious, Desparada Wines, D.R. Stephens Estate, Dunn Vineyards, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, Foundry Vineyards, Gamble Family Vineyards, Giornata, Harumph Wines, Herman Story Wines, J. Bookwalter, Kokomo Winery, Ledge Vineyards, Northstar, Peacock Vineyards, Phifer Pavitt Winery, Priest Ranch Wines, Rarecat Wines, Redmon Wines, Retro Cellars, The Spire Collection, Taylor Family Vineyards, Willamette Valley Vineyards.

2017 SPONSORS: Saint Thomas Health, City Winery, Brindiamo Group, LLC, Tennessee Oncology, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Scripps-Howard Foundation.

ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Nashville Wine Auction hosts four major events – Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend, l’Eté du Vin: The Country’s Longest Running Charity Wine Auction, Champagne and Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for Ladies and The Men’s Event: Honoring the Life and Spirit of Billy Ray Hearn. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $21 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee. The 2016 list of beneficiaries includes American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, PearlPoint Cancer Support, Gilda’s Club/Nashville, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Saint Thomas Cancer Network.

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