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:
It’s always impressive to pull out that oldest bottle on the shelf and look at or brag about… and even more fun to taste it. Tasting history is definitely a treat. This lineup? Oh, it’s mostly pre-World War II era Ports. Yeah, that’s right. A walk through history with the the most decadent wines of them all.
This dinner features wines from the cellar of Judith and Robert Richards. New to Nashville and our Auction, Robert is a veteran of the Wine Auction circuit, having chaired the Grand Teton Music Festival Wine Auction in Jackson Hole for many years. Also, he is what we in the business call a Port Nerd, having visited the Duoro and Oporto and having collected Port for almost 40 years. We welcome his expertise into our community!
Pairing one course with Port can be quite a challenge, but an entire dinner? We’ve left that in the knowledgable hands of Chef Will Uhlhorn. Seasonal ingredients, modern twists, and incredible experience come with Chef Uhlhorn’s presence, leaving nothing for you to do but relax and be transported to another time.
Pre-World War II wines hail, obviously, from vineyards that have stood the test of time. While some may not be operational anymore, they have bottled up a piece of the past just waiting for you to taste. Interestingly enough, these wines are even better for you than more recent Ports. Studies on actual chemical content of wines show that there is substantially smaller amount of radioactive particles in pre- versus post- WWII wines. Look at it this way: this dinner is a toast to your good health!
W & J Graham’s Vintage Port 1917
Cockburn’s Vintage Port 1927
Warre’s Vintage Port 1922
Warre’s Vintage Port 1924
Sandeman Vintage Port 1935
Delaforce Vintage Port 1935
Fonseca Vintage Port 1948
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1948
Donated by Judith & Robert Richards, 360 Bistro, Chef Will Uhlhorn, Elise Loehr.
We couldn’t be happier to have found a new friend in Robert and Judith Richards. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us. We bow humbly to the team at 360 Bistro for your faithful participation and contribution each year. A special thanks to Elise Loehr for shining a light on our path.