Nashville Wine Auction Toasts Success of 3rd Annual Champagne and Chardonnay, raising $57,754 for local cancer charities


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2013) – The Nashville Wine Auction is pleased to announce the success of the 3rd Annual Champagne and Chardonnay, which was held on October 3,2013 at the home of Kelly Pappas Crockett. This exclusive, ladies-only event, sponsored by Saint Thomas Health, Dr. Mark Whaley, DDS, Domaine Chandon and Newton Vineyards raised $57,754 to fund the fight against cancer.

“This year’s Champagne and Chardonnay was our best yet,” noted Holly Whaley, Executive Director of the Nashville Wine Auction. “The support of our sponsors, the leadership of our Host Committee, and the generosity of the ladies in attendance truly made this a spectacular evening.”

Ladies were welcomed into Kelly’s beautiful home with Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wines. As they walked in, fashion brands Tory Burch and Judith Ripka Jewlery were on hand to sell jewelry, hand bags and fashion accessories. Delicious hors d’oeuvres were provided by Kristen Winston Catering. A Sparkling Silent Auction featured great wines, trips and luxury items.

During the program, cancer survivor, Joanna Montgomery addressed the ladies and shared her personal journey battling cancer. A first hand account of her story can be found here: Her words struck a chord with every woman and energized them to bid high on the Sparkling Auction to raise even more money to fight cancer.

The biggest sale of the night was a special trip for four to the Martinelli Winery including accommodations and a private tasting, which sold for $4,000!

2013 HOST COMMITTEE: Tara Mullaney, Chair*, Vandana Abramson*, Sandy Arevalos, Brenda Bernards, Abbay Blankenship, Angie Boyd-Chambers, Elizabeth Kraft Bleecker, Julie Boswell, Barbara Browning, Wendy Burch, Barbara Burns, Melanie Cansler, Susan Chapman, Melissa Clough, Eleanor Cobb, Kelly Pappas Crockett, Host, Rose Davis, Ann Eaden, Lisa Faricy, Marjorie Feltus-Hawkins, Lisa Fitzsimmons, Meredith Gilpin, Brittany Hanback, Mary Margaret Hardaway, Nancy Hearn, Cynthia Himmelfarb, Linda Hirsch, Vicki Horne, Susan Hosbach, Laurin Howell, Beth Huff, Catharine Husbands*, Joy Jarrett, Rachel, Kraft Johnson, Marty Jordan, Ruthie Keene, Teresa Kingery, Joanne Kokot-Hoppen, Debbie Laffey, Heather Martin, Marcia Masulla, Kathryn McDaniel, Keri McInnis, Denise McMillan, Stacy Merida, Beth Moore, , Arnita Ozgener, Cindi Parmenter, Anna Peebles, Jodi Pfaff, Sharon Piper, Dawn Rudolph, JJ Seiters, Cyndi Sites, Amy Smith, Pam Taylor, Marie Thommasson, Beth Torres, Sandy Towers, Deborah Watts, Holly Whaley

*Auction Committee

ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction is the oldest charity wine auction in the country. It has raised over $17 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee. The 2013 list of beneficiaries includes: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Pearl Point Cancer Support, Gilda’s Club/Nashville, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network, and Williamson Medical Center Foundation.