l’Eté du Vin


l’Eté du Vin features three exciting nights of wine events

Two women at table with wine
Thursday, July 25th

A seated, structured tasting of wines from our guest of honor



Three people holding glasses of wine
Friday, July 26th

Champagne reception and gourmet dinner featuring premium wines donated by our patrons



Woman at auction
Saturday, July 27th

 Champagne reception and Silent Auction, seated dinner, and spirited Live Auction





Thanks to our wine community for another record-breaking year with $2.4 million raised to fund the fight against cancer!


This year we celebrated Château Léoville Barton and Barton Family Wines at the 44th annual l’Eté du Vin featuring wines from Château Léoville Barton, Château Langoa Barton, and Château Mauvesin Barton.


Our 45th annual l’Eté du Vin Guest of Honor will be announced soon.

Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton

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.

Damien Barton Sartorius

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.

Damien Barton Sartorius

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Rob Turner and Jay Jones


Rob Turner & Jay Jones

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.

Bottles of champagne


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Clinical Solutions
Wilson Group logo
Tennessee Oncology logo
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Four Seasons
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