The Barton family’s passion for wine is reflected in the elegance and consistency of Château Léoville Barton. This estate was classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855 and lies within the iconic terroir of Saint Julien in the Médoc. The 50-hectare vineyard of Leoville Barton is situated in the Saint Julien appellation on the left bank of the Gironde estuary.
We were thrilled to host Damien Barton Sartorius as our 2023 Guest of Honor. He is part of the 10th generation in the Barton wine dynasty that began in 1725, when Thomas Barton, a native of Ireland, landed on the quays of Bordeaux. Along with his sister Mélanie Barton-Sartorius they are proud to be the next generation of this tight-knit family business.
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Cheers to our 2023 l’Eté du Vin Chairs for a record-breaking event raising more than $2.4 million in the fight against cancer. “We were honored to chair this event. We love the history of l’Eté du Vin, the generosity of the people involved, and the Nashville Wine Community.” As longtime Nashville Wine Auction supporters, Rob and Jay are truly dedicated to their philosophy “In Vino Veritas.” They are avid wine collectors, and in addition to the performing arts, they enjoy traveling and “good food, good wine, and good friends.” Rob and Jay have been together for 30 years and married 9 years ago.
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 the week of the event and all the bidding takes place via mobile devices. Registered guests who provided a mobile phone number received 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 evening featuring one of the nation’s most accomplished wine auctioneers, Fritz Hatton.