20 Years Under the Super Tuscan Sun

Super Tuscans are just that: super! But you could call them many a name: Magnificent Tuscans, Marvelous Tuscans, Outstanding Tuscans, Sensational Tuscans, Terrific Tuscans, Topnotch Tuscans, Excellent Tuscans… You get the point.

The creation of Super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties (like Merlot) into their blends to make high-quality wines. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative but still ensure a higher quality of wine. And boy, are we thankful they persisted in their drives for creativity!


This “Chairings” Super Tuscan fête is hosted by none other than this year’s Pairings Co-Chairs. You’ll convene at the home of Rachel and Jeff Mitchell and drink wines from the cellar of Gabriela Lira and Jonas Sjögren. The 20-year-old lineup of 2004 Super Tuscan royalty even includes the OG Super Tuscan, Tignanello.


Spend your evening on Saturday, April 13, “Under the Tuscan Sun” with your Pairings Co-Chairs, sipping on Marvelous Tuscans while Chef Tony Galzin, a Nashville Wine Auction favorite from Nicky’s Coal Fired, whips up the perfect food accompaniment.


Only eight lucky winners will get to attend, so raise your paddle high in one hand and show us the number of spots you want with the other. And keep ‘em up as long as you can!


  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2004
  • Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2004
  • San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 2004
  • Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2004
  • Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2004
  • Marchesi Antinori Solaia 2004
  • Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2004
  • Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi 2004
  • Castello del Terriccio Lupicaia 2004
  • Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2004
  • Castello dei Rampolla d’Alceo 2004


Buy-A-Spot at this Dinner

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • At 6:30 pm
  • At the home of Rachel & Jeff Mitchell


A total of 8 spots for couples will be sold separately. The Auctioneer will explain the rules from the podium.


One spot includes:

  • 1 seat at the dinner
  • 1 pour of each wine


If you are interested in purchasing multiple spots, please hold up the corresponding number of fingers when bidding.


No shared pours.


Donated by Rachel & Jeff Mitchell, Gabriela Lira & Jonas Sjögren, Chef Tony Galzin