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.
Register your mobile number and credit card information on our registration page in advance of the event or upon arrival.
When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.
After clicking the link in the text, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category
Select the package you wish to bid on.
You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment.
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.
To purchase a package at the Buy Now price, select Buy.
To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.
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.
If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.
To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.
To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.
Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO Watch the Live-Stream Event
The live-stream event is best accessed 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.
The event will be streamed via YouTube. The YouTube App is 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.
Here are options for watching:
Cast Video Content to your Smart TV Cast Video Content from your computer using any of the above compatible devices. If you already use services like these to stream content from a tablet, you are already equipped to watch our auction program on your television. If you are NOT using your phone for mobile bidding, you may also cast content from your phone. If you are not sure if you have these devices, you may prefer to use one of the other options below.
You may not need to cast video content to your Smart TV if you already have the YouTube App connected to your Smart TV via one of the devices listed above. In this case, just 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 once the link is live. For testing purposes in advance of the link being available, you may watch any video content on YouTube to test the connection.
Use a TV Code to Watch Through the YouTube App Here is an instructional video to learn how to watch the live-stream event on YouTube using a TV Code. Connecting your tablet or phone to your smart TV may be easier than you think.
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 aninstructional videoon how to set this up.
Watch on Your Computer, Tablet or Mobile Device While the best experience is viewing the live-stream event on a larger device, you can always watch on your desktop/laptop computer or mobile device/tablet via any web browser. If you plan on bidding, you will need one device for bidding and another for viewing the live-stream event.