38th Annual l’Eté du Vin to Honor Six California Wineries

Nashville Wine Auction’s signature event to take place June 22 & July 20-22, 2017

NASHVILLE, TENN. – April 13, 2017 – The Nashville Wine Auction announces the 38th Annual l’Eté du Vin themed “California Collectibles” will take place from July 20-22, 2017. This year’s event is headlined by six California wineries: Schramsberg Vineyards, Davies Vineyards, Hirsch Vineyards, PlumpJack Estate Winery, CADE Estate Winery and Odette Estate Winery and will be celebrated with a series of five events.

Tickets for all the following events are available at NashvilleWineAuction.com:

  • Grand Cru Evening, Thursday, June 22, 2017 – $250 per person
  • Vintners’ Tasting, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Richland Country Club – $175 per person
  • Patrons’ Dinners, Friday, July 21, 2017 at private homes – $1,000 per person
  • 38th Annual l’Eté du Vin, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – $335 per person

The Grand Cru Evening will kick off l’Eté du Vin with a cocktail party at a private home which will be announced next month. Tom Black, noted banking entrepreneur and nationally recognized wine collector, will be honored as the 2017 Norman M. Lipman Award recipient by Robert S. Lipman. The event is the first opportunity to preview some of the top auction lots and learn more about the organization’s eight cancer-fighting beneficiaries.

Vintners’ Tasting, at Richland Country Club, kicks off three continuous days of celebration. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the honored vintners will present their wines with fun and stimulating conversation.

For a change of pace, this year’s event will feature two Patrons’ Dinners hosted in private homes. One will feature wines from Schramsberg Vineyards, Davies Vineyards and Hirsch Vineyards. The other dinner will feature PlumpJack Estate Winery, CADE Estate Winery and Odette Estate Winery. The chefs and locations for each dinner will be announced in the coming weeks.

Of course, the events culminate with l’Eté du Vin, the country’s longest-running charity wine auction, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This one-of-a-kind evening celebrates “everything wine” with wine tastings and a gourmet dinner as well as silent and live auctions for unique trips and luxury items. Fritz Hatton of Zachys will return as auctioneer for the fifth year in a row.

“The Nashville Wine Auction offers its supporters the unbeatable combination of first-class wine experiences while raising millions of dollars to support cancer-fighting organizations in the Middle Tennessee area,” said Nashville Wine Auction CEO Holly Whaley. “Our team is proud to present this nationally recognized wine auction – right here in Nashville – and this year’s l’Ete’ du Vin is certainly a can’t-miss event!”

Sponsors for this year’s l’Ete’ du Vin include: KPMG, Bass Berry & Sims, Beaman Automotive Group, Tennessee Oncology, Audi Nashville, Porsche of Nashville, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, The Rowland-Bradford Group of Raymond James, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Gary Musick Productions, Starling Davis Group of Fridrich & Clark, LLC, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Waller.

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: Nashville’s 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 2017 list of beneficiaries includes the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Gilda’s Club Nashville, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, PearlPoint Cancer Support, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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