Nashville Wine Auction raises more than $845k at Pairings
Many Gathered to Unite the Wine Community and Support the Fund the Fight Against Cancer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 3rd, 2023) – Nashville Wine Auction raised more than $845K at the 11th annual Pairings event, Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend on February 23rd-25th. Proceeds from the weekend will help fund the fight against cancer through local cancer organizations that provide innovative patient treatment, cancer research, and caregiver/patient support.
The fun-filled weekend included vintner dinners hosted in private homes, a “Wined Up” wine tasting party and Silent Auction at City Winery, and a Pairings dinner and Live Auction at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Guests enjoyed many features from the weekend, including a 5-course meal from featured chefs paired with wines from esteemed vintners, a tasting from 29 featured vintners from the West Coast, a spirited Live Auction, and more!
Co-Founder of CIRQ and CHEV, and featured vintner, Sarah Browne shared, “It was a pleasure to share CIRQ and CHEV at the Nashville Pairings Auction and connect with so many amazing people while supporting a cause that is so important to us. We can’t wait for next year.”
Lili Shariati, National Sales Manager for Pahlmeyer Winery commented on the event, “We were absolutely blown away by the level of attention, detail, and organization the Nashville Wine Auction community put into making Pairings a success. It was a privilege and honor to join in the fight against cancer!”
The top four lots sold in the Pairings Live Auction included:
- An amazing trip called “Napa by the Numbers” donated by ADAMVS, Clif Family Winery, Cornell Vineyards, Diamond Mountain Vineyard, Eclectic Tour, Harumph Wines, Moon Tsai Wines, Pahlmeyer, Terra Valentine, and THE DEBATE sold twice for $46,000 combined. This luxury trip for 3 couples includes 5 tastings, 4 lunches, 3 couples, 2 guest houses, 1 driver, and a whole lot of mountains!
- Another wine country excursion called “Napa and Sonoma on a Whole Other Level” donated by Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, PATEL Napa Valley, Domaine Carneros, Donum Estate, Ackerman Family Vineyards, Hendry, Hyde Vineyard Estate and Walt Wines, sold for $21,000 for 3 lucky couples.
- A Sonoma trip called “The Pursuit of Exceptional Pinto and Chard” donated by Kanzler Vineyards, Kosta Browne, Three Sticks Wines, and Clarice Wine Company sold for$20,000 for 4 couples.
- The event included several wine incredible lots including “A Mini Piano from Napa’s Grand Cru Vineyard” donated by New Frontier Wine Co. This collection of Lithology Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon sold for $10,000.
“We continue to be amazed at the generosity of our donors, patrons, sponsors and supporters” said President/CEO Loren Chumley. “Our chefs knocked it out of the park with their incredible dishes. The fact that we can set a new Pairings fundraising record for our cancer-fighting beneficiaries all while having such fun sharing amazing food and wine is so incredible! I truly have the best job ever!”
The Nashville Wine Auction is proud to have the following sponsors for this event: The Navin Group, Clinical Solutions Pharmacy, The Wilson Group, Gilead Oncology, Tennessee Oncology, Husch Blackwell, Charles Schwab, Chazin & Company, King Jewelers, City Winery, and Scripps Howard Foundation.
The Pairings chairs were Dana Stoller & John Navin, longtime supporters of the Nashville Wine Auction.
ABOUT THE NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION
Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. In 2023, Nashville Wine Auction will celebrate Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend on February 23-25, 2023, the 44th Annual l’Eté du Vin on July 27-29, 2023, at JW Marriott, and Music City Harvest Party on September 29. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $33 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/patient/caregiver support.
NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION BENEFICIARIES
American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, The Heimerdinger Foundation, HopeKids, Inc., Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens’ Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville General Hospital Foundation, PearlPoint Nutrition Services, Survivor Fitness, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.