l’Eté du Vin celebrates 45 years with wines from the 45th Parallel

Nashville Wine Auction’s signature event, the Country’s Longest Running Charity Wine Auction, to take place July 25-27, 2024

NASHVILLE, TN (May 21, 2024) – The Nashville Wine Auction will host the 45th Annual l’Eté du Vin on July 25-27, 2024. This three-day series of events has something for wine lovers of various experience levels featuring: Vintners’ Tasting on July 25, Patrons’ Dinner on July 26, and the 45th Annual l’Eté du Vin Live Auction on July 27. 

In celebration of 45 years, l’Eté du Vin will feature wines emblematic of the 45th Parallel. Five of the world’s most renowned wine regions lie along the latitudinal range of 45 degrees: Willamette Valley, Bordeaux, Lombardy, Piedmont, and Northern Rhône. Guests of honor include: Michael G. Etzel, Beaux Frères, Olivier Bernard, Domaine de Chevalier, Niccolo Maltinti, Prunotto, Jacob Gragg, Ca’ del Bosco, Shane Moore, Zena Crown Vineyard, and Alix Romec, M. Chapoutier. 

“It is extraordinary that l’Eté du Vin is in its 45th year of uniting the wine community to fund the fight against cancer,” President and CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction Loren Chumley says. “We are thrilled to bring these fantastic vintners to Nashville to showcase their wines and celebrate our cause.” 

Proceeds from l’Eté du Vin, the country’s longest running charity wine auction, support twelve local non-profit organizations whose purpose is directly related to cancer research, innovative patient treatment, and caregiver/patient support. 

l’Eté du Vin also welcomes three wineries located just south of the 45th Parallel: Alpha Omega, Chappellet Vineyard and Mayacamas Vineyards. These vintners will share their wines at the Patrons’ Dinner Friday evening and at the l’Eté du Vin wine-tasting reception Saturday evening.

Marc Goldstone & Nancy Allen and Rahel Klapheke Sloan & Jim Sloan will co-chair l’Eté du Vin. 

“Raising money to fund the fight against cancer is a cause that’s very personal to Nancy and me,” co-chairs Marc Goldstone and Nancy Allen say. “We are honored to co-chair this amazing event, and share an incredible evening of food, fun, and of course, wine, while pursuing such a noble goal. We invite all of Nashville to join us!” 

Both couples are long-time supporters of the Nashville Wine Auction, hosting previous events in their homes to further the organization’s mission. Goldstone and Jim Sloan currently serve on the auction’s board and Rahel Klapheke Sloan, owner of Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, has supported our fundraisers for many years, most recently as a 2024 Principal Sponsor. 

“What an honor to be co-chairs of this year’s l’Eté du Vin,” co-chairs Rahel Klapheke Sloan & Jim Sloan say. “We are drinking the best wines in the world while raising money to fight cancer. What could be better than that?” 

Tickets for l’Eté du Vin are limited and all events sell out quickly. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to purchase their tickets early here.


Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 6 pm to 8 pm 

l’Eté du Vin Vintners’ Tasting 

$285 per person | Business Attire 

Enjoy a seated, structured tasting of wines from our Guests of Honor. Chris Miller MS, founder of Seabold Cellars, will moderate the evening. 

Friday, July 26, 2024 | 6:30 pm to 10 pm 

l’Eté du Vin Patrons’ Dinner 

$1,300 per person | Black Tie

Enjoy a champagne reception and gourmet wine dinner with our Guests of Honor and these featured wineries: Alpha Omega, Chappellet Vineyard and Mayacamas Vineyards. The 2024 Norman M. Lipman Award will be presented to Fritz Hatton. Wines are graciously donated by the featured wineries and friends of Nashville Wine Auction. 

Saturday, July 27, 2024 | 6:30 pm to 10 pm 

45th Annual l’Eté du Vin 

$500 per person | Cocktail Attire 

Celebrate 45 years with wines from the 45th Parallel. The evening begins with a Silent Auction and Wine Sampling Reception at 5:30 pm. A Seated Dinner & Spirited Live Auction begins at 7 pm. 

Note: Ticket prices for l’Eté du Vin increase to $550 per person on July 1, 2024. Tables of 10 can also be purchased for $5,000 (increase to $5,500 on July 1). 

The Nashville Wine Auction is proud to have the following sponsors for this event: JW Marriott, Clinical Solutions Pharmacy, Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, Tennessee Oncology, The Wilson Group, Buchalter, Frugal MacDoogal, Gilead Oncology, The Hearn Foundation, Husch Blackwell & Tom Shorter, D Cummins Community Betterment Fund, Lipman Brothers, Polsinelli Law Firm, Four Seasons Hotel Nashville, Mercedes Benz of Music City, Hub International, King & Spalding, Avison Young, Gary Musick Productions, Kopka Pinkus Dolan, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Encore, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, Genmab, Serpe Andrews, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and Diamond Cellar. 



Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. In 2024, Nashville Wine Auction will celebrate Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend on February 22-24 and the 45th Annual l’Eté du Vin on July 25-27 at JW Marriott. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $37 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/patient/caregiver support. www.NashvilleWineAuction.com


American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, The Heimerdinger Foundation, HopeKids, Inc., Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Nashville General Hospital Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Survivor Fitness Foundation, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.