From one summer’s eve in 1980 until now, we have hosted wine events and auctions in the Nashville, TN area to raise money for the battle against cancer. What started with Un Eté du Vin, “A Summer of Wine,” has grown into a successful non-profit organization known as Nashville Wine Auction. Generosity of Spirit: The funds raised at our events are donated to non-profit organizations for cancer research, patient treatment and family support. Because we are passionate about our community, all of our proceeds stay in Tennessee. If you would love to partake in an evening of glamour, generosity, good cheer and great wine, consider one of our auction events:
Guado al Tasso. An expression of Bolgheri Terroir.
This estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest of Florence. This appellation has a relatively recent history, DOC Bolgheri was approved in 1994 and since then it has become an internationally recognized reference point for the Italian and international winemaking arena. The della Gherardesca family began wine production on the estate as early as the second half of the 17th Century. In the 1930s the property came under the control of the Antinori family through marriage.
The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino grapes. The nearby sea provides a mild climate with constant breezes that mitigate summer heat and alleviate harsh winter weather, maintaining a clear sky and a high level of sunlight exposure. The area’s alluvial soils, which vary from sandy-clay to silty-clay rich in agglomerate from Bolgheri (very fine gravel), influence the character and personality of the varietals grown and give them a distinctive territorial identity.
As the summer months begin to bring cooler weather, we’ll enjoy this wine experience al fresco on Chef Johnny Haffner’s porch. Johnny’s wildly popular creative culinary cuisine will bring out the best in the wines from Tuscany’s Bolgheri region. (Menu to be posted soon.)
Wines featured at this dinner:
This dinner sponsored by JP Morgan