How To Participate in The Virtual Wine Auction

HOW TO Register

  • Register by purchasing a free ticket, pre-register your credit card, and include your cell phone number for mobile bidding.

  • Participation in The Virtual Nashville Wine Auction is free of charge, but we hope you will contribute to our cause by purchasing auction lots and raising your virtual paddle for our beneficiaries.

  • All participants must register a credit card to receive a bid number. A bid number is required to view the bidding activity, participate in Raise Your Paddle and make a donation.

  • A personalized bidding link will be sent to you via text when the Silent Auction opens on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

  • A live-stream link will be emailed to you in advance allowing you to experience the Live Auction on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

 

 

 


HOW TO Mobile Bid with Greater Giving Online Bidding

Our auction has gone virtual using Greater Giving Online Bidding. Use your smartphone or tablet to bid on all auction items.

  1. Register your mobile number and credit card information on our registration page in advance of the event or upon arrival.

  2. When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.

  3. After clicking the link in the text, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category

  4. Select the package you wish to bid on.

  5. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment.

  6. If you choose to Bid More you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes. If your bid is lower than the highest max bid on that package, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid.

  7. To purchase a package at the Buy Now price, select Buy.

  8. To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.

  9. To make a donation, select the Donation button on your home screen and choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button to enter the amount you wish to donate.

  10. If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.

  11. To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.

  12. To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.

  13. Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.

  14. Under the Bids area you can check your winning packages.

Here is a Quick Video on How To Bid

Tips and Tricks for First Time Bidders

Mobile Bidding
Our Silent and Live Auctions open on Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 pm. Registered attendees will have access to the begin bidding on all items through Mobile Bidding. You will receive a welcome text on Thursday with a link to the auction. If you do not receive a welcome text it means we do not have your phone number or credit card information in our system. Please call the office at (615) 329-1760 to gain access to the Auction.

Tip: It makes the event on Saturday night much more enjoyable if you have reviewed the Auction and “starred” your favorites and set “Max Bids” before the start of the event.

Auction Catalog
The Virtual Nashville Wine Auction features both a Silent and Live Auction. Information about each lot will be published in our Auction Catalog, which will be accessible via our website, NashvilleWineAuction.com. We encourage everyone to read the catalog. Each auction lot will have a detailed description including specific information regarding ability to ship out of state, restrictions on fulfillment dates and other necessary information. We encourage everyone to read the catalog and do their research ahead of time.

Tip: Download the Auction Catalog to your Smart Phone or tablet for quick and easy access.

Bidding and Buying
Our Live Auction is exciting and moves quickly. Follow along on your mobile device and watch the telecast carefully. The auctioneers will help you keep up. If you want to bid, bid quickly. Set Max Bids on your favorite lots to save precious bidding time. The live-stream event will run about 10 seconds behind the mobile bidding app although both are live, so refer to mobile bidding app to see if you are winning. The closing sale will be determined by your mobile device. If you wait to bid until the last second, you risk losing the lot.

Tip: All Live Auction lots will be available to bid on starting Thursday, October 1. Use this time to do your research, star your favorite lots, get with friends to collaborate on purchases and set Max Bids prior to event night.

For bidding help or questions call the Nashville Wine Auction office at (615) 329-1760 or email us at info@nashvillewineauction.com.


HOW TO Proxy Bid

If you are unable to participate or don’t feel comfortable bidding on your mobile device in the live-stream event we have a proxy bid option just for you. Fill out the proxy bid form today. For help contact the Nashville Wine Auction office at (615) 329-1760 or email us at info@nashvillewineauction.com.

 

 


HOW TO Watch the Live-Stream Event

The live-stream event is best viewed on a larger device, and we suggest a Smart TV. You will need your mobile phone for bidding, so watching on your TV allows you to keep up with all the action while bidding in the auction.

Regardless of how you choose to watch, we strongly suggest testing your access in advance of the event to make sure it works.  In addition, we encourage you to log on around 6:15 pm CST,  before the Pre-Telecast, so you are connected when the fun begins.

There are 2 ways to watch:

1. Watch on www.NashvilleWineAuction.com
The event will be streamed on our website and may be accessed via any Web Browser. The streaming link will be up on the home page of the site about an hour before the event begins on Saturday, October 10.

To view the Live-Stream on your Smart TV via the NashvilleWineAuction website you may:

a. Go to the web browser on your Smart TV and type in www.NashvilleWineAuction.com which will take you to our website. The link will be up live on the home page.

b. Pull the website up on your Laptop Computer and connect your laptop to your television using an HDMI Cable. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your computer and connect the other end to an HDMI cable on your TV.  Here is an instructional video on how to set this up.

2. Watch on the YouTube App
The YouTube app comes installed on many new smart TVs.  If you do not have it installed on your TV, it is available and compatible with Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, iPhone/iPad, Web Browsers, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO Smart TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

To view the Live-Stream on your Smart TV via the YouTube app,  open the YouTube App and search for The Virtual Nashville Wine Auction. The option to watch the Live-Stream Auction will come up in the search results when the link is live on October 10.  For testing purposes in advance of the Live-Stream link being available, search for any video on YouTube and play it to test your connection.

Live-Stream via YouTube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVA5Q2NJR5g

While the best experience is viewing the live-stream event on a larger device, you can always watch on your desktop, laptop computer, mobile device, or tablet via any web browser. If you plan on bidding, just remember you will need one device for bidding and another for viewing the live-stream event.

In addition, you may cast either option listed above from your computer or mobile device; however, we do not recommend this option as you may experience delays or connection issues.


HOW TO Get Help

For help contact the Nashville Wine Auction office at (615) 329-1760 or email us at info@nashvillewineauction.com.