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:
Join Us! In addition to our four main events, the calendar below also outlines some of the dinners, parties, and wine events sold at our auctions. You may discover a few openings at these wine experiences available for purchase. If you want to know more about us or upcoming events sign up for our event emails.
While Scarecrow made its debut on the wine scene in 2003, the vineyards have a storied history dating back to the end of WWII when J.J. Cohn, producer of iconic films such as Ben Hur and The Wizard of Oz, planted 80 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Those grapes were used for some of the best of the best in its formative years: Inglenook, Insignia, Opus One, Mondavi Reserve, they all used grapes from the vineyard.
It was after the passing of J.J. Cohn in 1996 when his grandson, Bret Lopez, purchased 25 acres and named his project after the Wizard of Oz’s most clumsy character, Scarecrow. The winery’s second wine, Monsieur Etain, translates to Tin Man in French. In just three short years, this Rutherford wine became a legend.
The winning bidders have cleared their calendar for Friday, January 10, 2020, and will make their way down the yellow brick road to Loren Chumley and Scott Peterson’s house for an evening they won’t soon forget!
As a special treat, Bret Lopez and esteemed Winemaker Celia Welch will join guests for this once-in-a-lifetime dinner. With wines as in demand as Scarecrow coupled with an intimate experience with the owner and winemaker, this dinner is sure to make everyone click their heels together.
Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Loren Chumley & Scott Peterson
Sold at l’Eté du Vin.
One seat available! Call the office at 615-329-1760 for reservations.