Champagne & Chardonnay and The Men’s Event

 The Nashville Wine Auction Announces Locations, Sponsors and Featured Wines for its Popular Fall Fundraising Events

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 28, 2019 – The Nashville Wine Auction will hold the ninth annual Champagne & Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for Ladies on October 3, 2019. Also held on the same evening is the fifth annual Men’s Event: Honoring the Life and Spirit of Billy Ray Hearn.

Named Nashville’s “Best Women’s Party” in Nfocus Magazine’s readers’ polls for four of the past five years, Champagne & Chardonnay is a highly anticipated cocktail party where ladies enjoy a beautiful evening with their girlfriends while raising money to fund the fight against cancer. Co-chaired this year by Beth Fortune and Debbie Turner, the event will feature a Sparkling Silent Auction filled with fine wine, unique wine experiences and other luxury items. Champagne & Chardonnay will be hosted by Vicki Porter in her beautiful Bancroft Home. A fantastic selection of delectable cuisine will be provided by G Catering. [The address of this location will be provided to ticket purchasers upon purchase and to media upon RSVP.]

The Men’s Event will be held at Josephine restaurant in 12 South. This event started in 2015 and has since become a very popular event for gentlemen who enjoy red wine, big steaks and are eager to support the Nashville Wine Auction’s mission of raising money to fund the fight against cancer. The men will enjoy sharing favorite wines from their cellars as well as wines from Arista Winery, Fairchild Napa Valley, Memento Mori Winery and The Debate. Winery owners and representatives from these four wineries will be traveling to Nashville to share their wines in person. The culinary team at Josephine, led by Chef Andy Little, has planned an exceptional four-course dinner for the men.

Unique wine lots up for bid in the Silent Auction

“I’m particularly excited about the stellar wines we are serving at these fall fundraising events,” said Holly Whaley, President/CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction. “It’s an honor to have Lawrence Fairchild of Fairchild; Hayes Drumwright from Memento Mori; Rob McKay from The Debate; and Tome Escobar of Arista Winery sharing their delicious wines with guests of The Men’s Event this year. Additionally, Karin Ott and Brooke Barnett from Kistler Vineyards will be pouring their Chardonnay. Nashvillians Wendy Burch and Elise Loehr of The Wine Market will be bringing quality Champagne selections to share with the party guests. We are so grateful for the generosity of our wine donors. They are critical in helping us raise funds for our worthy beneficiaries.”


People interested in making a reservation to either event may call the Nashville Wine Auction office at 615.329.1760 or visit and purchase tickets online. Tickets to both Champagne & Chardonnay and The Men’s Event routinely sell out well in advance, so people are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Sponsors for Champagne & Chardonnay include:  A-1 Appliance, King Jewelers, John Navin & Associates, Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, Dr. Douglas W. McMillan Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, The Wilson Group Real Estate Services, Mansion Hill Custom Floors, and NewsChannel 5. Sponsors of The Men’s Event include:  Roseann Rogers &  Dr. Aashish Shah, Charles Schwab, VACO and Community Hospitality (owners of Josephine).

Nashville Wine Auction beneficiaries include:

  • American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge
  • Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee
  • PearlPoint Nutrition Services
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Saint Thomas Cancer Network
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Champagne & Chardonnay at a glance

>> $250 per person ($200 is tax deductible) and includes the ladies’ cocktail party and hors d’ouvres from G Catering at the West Nashville home of Vicki Porter.

>> The Patron Package for Champagne & Chardonnay is $1000 per patron ($750 is tax deductible) and includes early admission to Champagne & Chardonnay, a special Patrons’ gift, and an invitation to the private Patrons’ Party hosted by Hope Stringer on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

>> Champagne & Chardonnay will feature Chardonnay from Kistler Vineyards and Champagne from The Wine Market selected by Wendy Burch and Elise Loehr.

>> Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

>> Co-chairs: Beth Fortune and Debbie Turner

The Men’s Event at a glance

>> $250 per person ($175 is tax deductible) and includes cocktail reception and four-course dinner at Josephine located at 2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

>> Valet parking provided

>> Jacket, no tie

>> Wines include selections from Arista Winery, Fairchild Napa Valley, Memento Mori Winery and The Debate – as well as wines from the gentlemen’s private wine cellars to share with their table

>> Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 6:30 pm

>> Co-chairs: David Hawkins, Jim Lewis and David Osborn


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 & 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 $26 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care and the eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee.