France’s Finest Dinner in Honor of Bill Nunnelly
April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmSOLD OUT
This is a dinner honoring the late Bill Nunnelly, donated by those who loved this iconic man. While we could keep this description at that, knowing how beloved he was within this community, we want to make sure to say a few words that honor Bill, much like this dinner will.
Bill Nunnelly was a truly cherished member of the Nashville Wine Auction community. Just last year, we celebrated Bill’s contributions by presenting him with the 2021 Norman M. Lipman Award for Dedicated Service and Generosity. The award recognizes individuals who have embraced the humanitarian qualities of wisdom, courage, optimism, commitment, and integrity in their personal and professional lives. And boy, was Bill the embodiment of those qualities.
Bill, alongside his wife Rosann, helped shape the early foundation of what the Nashville Wine Auction is today. They have been generous and regular donors, chairing l’Eté du Vin events in 1986, 1987, and 1996, and their generous donations to the Capital Campaign were integral to the Nashville Wine Auction office move and upgrade. The boardroom in the new office is the “Rosann & Bill Nunnelly Boardroom” thanks to their consistent giving.
This dinner, on Saturday April 22, 2023, at the home of Holly and Mark Whaley will celebrate Bill’s legacy, with wines donated from his friends and loved ones. Chef Joe Townsend will be preparing the dinner’s courses. Rosann will be there raising a glass with each course. The wines are a reflection of Bill’s magnanimous spirit, and we look forward to celebrating his legacy together.
Wines to be poured at this dinner include:
Dom Pérignon Brut 1990
Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009
Rene et Vincent Dauvissat-Camus Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2009
Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Corton Charlemagne 2002
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole 1988
Camille Giroud Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 1989
Joseph Drouhin Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1995
Château Mouton Rothschild 1989
Château Lafite Rothschild 1989
Château Lafite Rothschild 1983 (3L)
Château d’Yquem 1990
Donated by Tom Black, Pam & Keith Browning, Cynthia & Elliot Himmelfarb, Beth & John Huff, Jean & Hal Lewis, Karin & Irv Lingo, Paula & Tom Milam, Janice Elliott & David Morgan, Deby & Keith Pitts, Pam & Steve Taylor, Holly & Mark Whaley, Chef Joe Townsend