Nashville Wine Auction to Host Its First Music City Harvest Party

Wine Collectors, Enthusiasts and Explorers Unite the Wine Community to Fund Fight Against Cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 11, 2020The Nashville Wine Auction is planning to host its first-ever Music City Harvest Party on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. This is a brand new event for the long-time, Nashville-based nonprofit, and hopes are high for a successful fundraising celebration this fall after the cancellation of this summer’s l’Eté du Vin, the charity’s most iconic and impactful fundraiser of the year.

The Music City Harvest Party will take place at Green Door Gourmet’s outdoor event space. There will be six-to-eight featured wineries, a one-hour auction of wine-themed luxury items, southern food from the nationally recognized Arnold’s Country Kitchen, and live music from Tootsie’s famed Jake Maurer and band.

“This has been a tough year for many nonprofits like ours and for our many hospitality industry partners,” said Holly Whaley, President/CEO, “and we look forward to putting those tough times behind us. We had to cancel l’Eté du Vin this summer, but we still have important projects to fund with each of our beneficiaries. Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t go away because of a pandemic or economic challenges. So, we are moving forward with this new annual fall fundraiser where we celebrate the harvest with friends, music, food … and wine, of course!”

The Nashville Wine Auction is the country’s longest-running charity wine auction and has raised more than $26 million dollars over the years to support local cancer-related nonprofit organizations.

“It’s an honor to co-chair the first Music City Harvest Party,” said event Co-Chair Lisa Maki. “We look forward to bringing together so many generous wine lovers to help raise money for these worthy organizations. We are also eager to be together to celebrate good things in the months ahead!

“I love that it’s going to be a casual, outdoor event with lots of space,” said event Co-Chair Amy Atkinson. “This event will add a special Nashville feel from that of traditional harvest parties. There will be live country music on a Nashville organic farm with food from Arnold’s Country Kitchen and some of our favorite wines. We all want to toast to good friends and better days, support important cancer-related charities, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

Music City Harvest Party Highlights:
Location: Outside at Green Door Gourmet at 700 River Road Pike in Nashville, Tenn., 37209. Nestled along the Cumberland River, Green Door Gourmet is a 350-acre organic farm, market, agritourism destination and fabulous event space.

Attire: Dress for an outdoor celebration of the harvest, “Nashville style.” Boots are welcome and encouraged. Jeans & Jewels/Denim & Diamonds are never wrong. We don’t care what you wear, as long as you bring your generous spirit with you! 😉

Cocktail Reception from 6:30-7:30 pm
– Wine Tasting with 6-8 featured wineries, including: DR Stephens, Phifer Pavitt, Blackbird Vineyards, and more
– Bountiful food stations prepared by G Catering
– Live music
– Fire pits

Harvest Dinner Alfresco from 7:30-8:30 pm
– Country buffet by Arnold’s Country Kitchen
– Reserved tables
– Bring your own special wine to share

Live Auction from 8:30-9:30 pm
– 25 fantastic lots of fine wine, rare wine dinners and tastings
– Extraordinary gourmet food and wine trips, and more luxury items
– $300/person

Late Harvest Party – 9:30 pm
– Upgrade to the afterparty for $200/person
– More wine
– Live music and dancing
– Bourbon & Bordeaux Bar
– Cigar Patio
– Late-night snacks

Sponsors as of June 10, 2020
– Mercedes-Benz of Music City
– Pinnacle Financial Partners
– Parker’s Paws Veterinary Hospital
– Starling Davis Group
– Clinical Solutions Pharmacy
– Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
– Scripps Howard Foundation
– Avison Young
– Tara L. Mullaney
More on the way

For more details and to make reservations, please visit after the first week in August 2020.

Event chairs:   Music City Harvest Party is chaired by Amy & Brannan Atkinson and Lisa Maki & David Osborn

Participating wineries as of June 10, 2020:
– DR Stephens Estate
– Phifer Pavitt Wine
– Blackbird Vineyards
more to come

Nashville Wine Auction 2020 Beneficiaries:

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, PearlPoint Cancer Support, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Nashville Wine Auction hosts three major events – Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend; l’Eté du Vin: The Country’s Longest-Running Charity Wine Auction; and the brand-new Music City Harvest Party scheduled for Oct. 9, 2020. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $26 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care and the eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee.