Nashville Wine Auction to Host the Inaugural ‘Music City Harvest Party’

A Fall Fiesta Featuring Wines from South America October 14, 2022

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 1, 2022The Nashville Wine Auction is planning to host its first-ever Music City Harvest Party on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. This is a brand-new event for the Nashville-based nonprofit, and hopes are high for a successful fundraising celebration this fall after this summer’s record-breaking l’Eté du Vin, the charity’s most iconic and impactful fundraiser of the year.

The theme for this year’s inaugural party is: A Fall Fiesta featuring wines from South America.

The Music City Harvest Party will take place at the Cedarwood outdoor event space. There will be eight-to-ten featured wineries from South America, a one-hour auction of wine-themed luxury items, a seated dinner for more than 250 guests, a late-party for the younger crowd, a cigar and bourbon bar, fire pits, and live music for dancing.

Traditionally, the Nashville Wine Auction has hosted Champagne & Chardonnay and The Men’s Event on the same night for its fall fundraising event(s). However, these two events always sold out and were at capacity. In order to accommodate demand, and raise more money for its beneficiaries, the nonprofit created the Music City Harvest Party.

“We are all excited about this brand-new event,” said Loren Chumley, Pres./CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction. “We are embracing many new themes and several ‘firsts’ with this party as this is the first time we have featured wines from South America at one of our major events. Also, we are hosting this event outdoors, which is fun for a harvest theme. Live music and dancing are also new – and so is the addition of a Late Party. This new party is important because we continue to attract people who are enthusiastic to learn more about great wines and enjoy being part of this growing wine community in Nashville.”

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.

“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.”

“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 have a special Nashville feel. We all want to toast to good friends, great wine, and support important cancer-related charities. This is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

Music City Harvest Party Highlights:

Location: Cedarwood Event Venue at 3831 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207.

This picturesque 50-acre historic estate is nestled in the Tennessee countryside crowned by the Yarbrough House (National historic register circa 1835). Cedarwood’s fresh green vistas, Mooncake Lake and nature preserve, a rare oasis just 8 miles north of downtown Nashville.

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! 😉

As with all Nashville Wine Auction events, guests are advised to utilize rideshare services or hire a driver.
Shuttle service will also be arranged by the Nashville Wine Auction on a first-come, first-served basis from the Nashville Wine Auction office to Cederwood and details will be shared with ticket purchasers and online as the arrangements are finalized in the coming weeks. Please reserve your seat on the shuttle when you register for the event.

Cocktail Reception from 6:00-7:00 pm
– Wine Tasting with 8 – 10 South American Wineries including Alta Vista, Catena Zapata, Corizon del Sol, El Enemigo, Lapostolle, Marques de Casa Concha, San Pedro de Yacochuya, Viñedos de Alcohuaz and more.
– Bountiful food stations provided
– Fire pits

Harvest Dinner Alfresco from 7:00-8:00 pm
– Autumnal Feast prepared by Chef Christopher’s Catering
– Reserved tables are available
– Bring your own special wine to share

Silent Auction
– Silent Auction mobile bidding is available to all guests who register for the event.
– Mobile bidding will be open Monday, Oct. 10 and will close at 5 pm on Monday, Oct. 17
– Silent Auction lots will be available for viewing online only, they will not be on display at the event

Live Auction from 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
– 15 fantastic lots of fine wine, rare wine dinners and tastings
– Extraordinary gourmet food and wine trips, and more luxury items
– $350/person (includes the Late Harvest Party admission)

Late Harvest Party – 8:30 pm-10:00 pm
– More wine from our featured vintners
– Live music and dancing
– Bourbon & Whiskey Tasting
– Cigar Patio
– Late-night snacks
– $125/person

Sponsors at this time
Amy & Brannan Atkinson Giving Fund, Avison Young, Parker’s Paws Veterinary Hospital, The Wilson Group, Gray Line

Event chairs:

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

Participating wineries at this time:  

  • Alta Vista
  • Amelia
  • Andeval
  • Catena Zapata
  • Corizon del Sol
  • Lapostolle
  • El Enemigo
  • Lapostolle
  • Montes
  • San Pedro de Yacochuya
  • Terrunyo
  • Viñedos de Alcohuaz