More than $330k at the inaugural Music City Harvest Party

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 24, 2022Nashville Wine Auction raised more than $330k at the inaugural Music City Harvest Party held at Cedarwood on Friday, October 14. Proceeds from Music City Harvest Party will help fund the fight against cancer by supporting nine local non-profit organizations whose purpose is directly related to cancer research, innovative patient treatment, and caregiver/patient support.

In addition to perfect weather, attendees enjoyed a wine tasting reception with featured wineries from South America, a one-hour auction of wine-themed luxury items, a seated dinner for more than 220 guests, a late-party for the younger crowd, bourbon & whiskey tasting, fire pits, cigar bar and live music for dancing from Brassfield.

Featured South American wineries included Alta Vista, Amelia, Andeval, Catena Zapata, Corizon del Sol, El Enemigo, Lapostolle, Montes, San Pedro de Yacochuya, Terrunyo and Viñedos de Alcohuaz.

Bourbon and whiskey samples were provided by Bardstown Bourbon Company, Davidson Reserve, Leiper’s Fork, Log Still Distillery, Red Line Whiskey Co., The Bard Distillery, Uncle Nearest, Wheeler’s Raid and Willett Distillery.

The cigar bar was sponsored by Ozgener Family Cigars.

“What a fun party we had raising money to fight cancer,” said Loren Chumley, Pres./CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction.  “The setting at Cedarwood was beautiful, and we are so grateful to our participating vintners, distillers and sponsors!”

“Lisa and I were so honored and happy to co-chair this inaugural event with our husbands,” said Amy Atkinson. “We were attracted to this event because it was new in so many ways, and we especially loved the inclusion of the Emerging Leaders Board in bringing so many new wine lovers to the Late Party!”

The Nashville Wine Auction is the country’s longest-running charity wine auction and has raised more than $32 million dollars over the years to support local cancer-related nonprofit organizations.

A special highpoint of the evening was the inspiring Raise Your Paddle appeal given by cancer survivor and NWA Emerging Leaders Board member, Landry Hodges, which raised more than $46k.

Other top lots sold in the Music City Harvest Party include:

An amazing 7-Day Luxury Wine Tour of Chile for 2 couples sold for $30,000

An incredible The Bourbon Round Up – Day Trip for 12 donated by Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Willett, Denise Cummins & Jeff Hopmayer, Lisa Maki & David Osborn, sold for $25,000

A fun and unique glamping trip entitled Into the Wild: Grand Canyon Glamping Adventure for 2 which sold four times for $20,000 combined.

Music City Harvest Party sponsors were Amy & Brannan Atkinson Giving Fund, Avison Young, Parker’s Paws Veterinary Hospital, The Wilson Group, Longpoint Realty and Gray Line Nashville.

The Music City Harvest Party chairs were Amy & Brannan Atkinson and Lisa Maki & David Osborn, longtime supporters of the Nashville Wine Auction.