l’Eté du Vin Dinner & Auction

45th Annual l’Eté du Vin

Celebrating 45 years with wines from the 45th Parallel


Saturday, July 27, 2024 | 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
5:30 pm Silent Auction and Wine Sampling Reception
Featuring wines from our Guests of Honor & select featured wineries
7:00 pm Seated Dinner & Spirited Live Auction
JW Marriott, Griffin Ballroom | 201 8th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203
Cocktail Attire | Valet Parking Available | Ride Service Recommended


$500 per person ($300 is tax-deductible)

**Register today! Ticket price increase to $550 per person July 1, 2024.

Honored Guests

In celebration of our 45th year of funding the fight against cancer, we are featuring wines emblematic of the 45th Parallel North. 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. We have invited these Guests of Honor who hail from this esteemed latitude to celebrate 45 years!

Beaux Frères | Michael G. Etzel

Beaux Frères produces world-class Pinot Noir from small, well-balanced yields and ripe, healthy fruit that represents the essence of their vineyard in Willamette Valley.


The Beaux Frères story began in 1986 when Michael G. Etzel embarked on a road trip to Oregon with his young family after reading an enticing review of an ‘83 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. They came upon a foreclosed 88-acre pig farm and with an investment from Michael’s sister Pat and her husband, wine critic Robert Parker Jr., the dream began to take shape. The winery was named Beaux Frères in reference to the French idiom for “brother in law.”

Ca’ del Bosco | Jacob Gragg

Ca’ del Bosco, founded in 1969, is one of the world’s foremost producers of Franciacorta, Italy’s most revered sparkling wine from the Lombardy region. Ca’ del Bosco is located in the province of Brescia in northern Italy. Winemaker Maurizio Zanella is the driving force behind this Franciacorta DOCG estate. Each step of the iconic winery’s viticultural practices and winemaking process is based on a relentless commitment to excellence.


Jacob Gragg  joined the group at Ca’ del Bosco in 2019 as Portfolio Fine Wine Specialist, and he’s been sharing his love for Franciacorta ever since.

Domaine de Chevalier | Olivier Bernard

Domaine de Chevalier is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux, and is ranked among the Crus Classés for red and white Bordeaux wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. They are one of only six estates that are classified as Crus Classé for both red and white wine.


Domaine de Chevalier was acquired by the Bernard family in 1983, and at the age of 23, Olivier Bernard began managing the estate.  Olivier perpetuates a spirit of harmony and quest for perfection, which has long characterized their superb wines. Olivier also co-authored “The Magic of the 45th Parallel” with Thierry Dussard which explores this ideal latitude for growing wine grapes.

M. Chapoutier | Alix Romec

M. Chapoutier is a leading producer of wines from the Rhône Valley recognized for the quality of its cuvées, its pioneering approach to biodynamics, and its parcel selections to reveal the terroirs. Family-owned since 1808, Chapoutier is now managed by 7th-generation winemaker Michel Chapoutier.


US Brand Ambassador, Alix Romec joined M. Chapoutier at the end of 2022. He is from the South-West of France and began his wine passion in the vineyards within small appellations like Gaillac, Fronton & Cahors . . . always looking for new “pépites.”

Prunotto | Niccoló Maltinti

Prunotto is located in the heart of The Langhe, halfway between Barbaresco and Barolo, on the southeast side of the Tanaro River. Prunotto creates wines from some of the region’s most famous DOC and DOCG appellations, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Moscato d’Asti.


We welcome Niccolo Maltiniti. Director of Luxury Wines and Education, back to l’Eté du Vin. Niccolo was born and raised in Florence and joined Marchesi Antinori in 2011, overseeing strategic planning and sales execution for the family’s wines in the U.S.

 Zena Crown Vineyard | Shane Moore

Zena Crown Vineyard is located in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Since its third leaf, Zena Crown Vineyard has been a sought-after single-vineyard designate for renowned producers like Beaux Frères, Soter Vineyards, and Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. Since the 2013 vintage, Zena Crown Vineyard has crafted site-specific Pinot Noirs under its namesake, capturing the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions.


Shane Moore took on the role of winemaker for Zena Crown Vineyard in 2013. He seeks to capture the everchanging moods of the vineyards through wines that summon sights, sounds, and emotions.


l’Eté du Vin welcomes these wineries located just south of the 45th Parallel. They will share their beautiful wines at the Patrons’ Dinner Friday evening and at the wine tasting reception at l’Eté du Vin Saturday evening.

Alpha Omega | Robin & Michelle Baggett

Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett moved to Napa Valley in 2006 to found Alpha Omega. Robin began his wine career in 1988 as a grape grower, planting more than 750 acres of grapes and in 1998 establishing Tolosa winery in San Luis Obispo. In the late 80s, Michelle began her multifaceted career in the development of hospitality brands before she created the name, brand and vision of this venture together, Alpha Omega.

Chappellet Vineyard| Blakesley & Cyril Chappellet

Family owned for over 50 years, Chappellet is recognized as one of the great Napa Valley wineries. Today, the second generation is committed to continuing the vision of their parents, Donn and Molly Chappellet. Together, the siblings are dedicated to maintaining sustainable farming techniques, a relentless focus on wine quality, respect for Pritchard Hill’s natural beauty and the preservation of family ownership for generations to come

Mayacamas Vineyards | Kris Kraner

Mayacamas Vineyards has a rich history of grape growing and winemaking traditions that date back to the 1880s. The stone winery, finished in 1889, has aged wine inside its doors for over 130 years. Their practices today remain rooted in that history and legacy, with farmed soils and cellar walls providing continuity of place and style.


l’Eté du Vin reception wines are graciously provided by the wineries below


While l’Eté du Vin features outstanding wines during the reception, we do not provide wine during dinner itself. Most of our patrons wish to bring their own cellar favorites to share with their table. We invite you to Bring Your Own Wine for dinner. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in placing your dinner wine on your table during the reception.

Alpha Omega


l’Eté du Vin offers Live, Super Silent, and Silent Auctions filled with fine wines, exquisite trips, luxury items, and exclusive dinners, tastings, and parties. The Silent Auction opens at noon on Tuesday, July 23 and all the bidding takes place via mobile devices. Registered guests who provide a credit card for the Auction and a mobile phone number will receive a text message containing a personal bidding link to the Silent Auction when it opens. The excitement of the Live Auction takes place on Saturday, July 27, featuring one of the nation’s most accomplished wine auctioneers, Fritz Hatton.

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