Nashville Wine Auction’s 43rd Annual l’Eté du Vin Celebrates Bubbles & Burgundy

NASHVILLE, TENN. – April 2022 – The Nashville Wine Auction will present its 43rd Annual l’Eté du Vin July 21-23.  This year’s theme is “Bubbles & Burgundy,” and it will be a summertime celebration of French wines that is not to be missed!The fundraiser to Feature wines of Champagne Gardet, Domain Christian Clerget and Domain Alain & Christiane Patriarche.

Guests of Honor Christophe Prieux of Champagne Gardet, Christian Clerget and his daughter Justine Clerget of Domain Christian Clerget will travel to Nashville to personally participate in this highly anticipated fundraising event in Nashville, Tenn.

l’Eté du Vin, or “Summer of Wine” in French, consists of three main events: The Vintners’ Tasting on July 21, The Patrons’ Dinner on July 22, and l’Eté du Vin Live Auction on July 23.

The Nashville Wine Auction continues to break its own fundraising goals and records, demonstrating that Nashville’s wine community loves wine and hates cancer. The annual nFocus “Best Parties 2021: Readers’ Poll” issue continues to shine a light on the nonprofit with multiple awards given to the Nashville Wine Auction events including the Best Party of 2021 going to l’Eté du Vin overall. Other “Best Parties” honors include “Best Auction Item,” “Best Menu,” and “Most Fun Party,” – among many other accolades. In addition to the fun that was clearly experienced by the attendees, millions of dollars were raised for local nonprofit cancer-related organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/caregiver support.

“The Nashville Wine Auction supporters have proven to be loyal and enthusiastic during our last two record-breaking events,” said Loren Chumley, Pres. and CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction. “We are honored by this clear demonstration of commitment to our nonprofit’s mission. We are grateful and focused on rewarding our crowd with a l’Eté du Vin filled with a celebration of bubbles, Burgundy and beautiful moments shared with friends. We will certainly offer all who attend an excellent time for a wonderful cause.”

This year’s event co-chairs are Chase Cole, Cindee & Michael Gold, and Christie Wilson.

Tickets to l’Eté du Vin are on sale early and available now on this link:, prices increase after June.

Vintners’ Tasting At-A-Glance

A seated structured tasting of wines from our Guests of Honor Champagne Gardet, Domain Christian Clerget, Domain Alain & Christiane Patriarche.
Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 pm at Hillwood Country Club
Steve and Gloria Pignatiello, Wine Importers who represent the guests of honor in the U.S. will be guest moderators for the Vintners’ Tasting
Price: $250 per person

l’Eté du Vin Patrons’ Dinner At-A-Glance

Champagne Reception and Gourmet Dinner with wines donated by esteemed collectors
Announcing Holly Hearn Whaley as the 2022 Norman M. Lipman Award Recipient
Friday, July 22 at 6:30 pm at The Hermitage Hotel
Featuring Chef Kelsi Armijo
Price: $1,300 per person

l’Eté du Vin Dinner and Live Auction At-A-Glance

A Celebration of Bubbles & Burgundy
Saturday, July 23
JW Marriott Hotel, Griffin Ballroom

5:30 pm Silent Auction and Wine Sampling Reception
Featuring wines from our Guests of Honor and West Coast Wineries
     Champagne Gardet, Domaine Christian Clerget, Domaine Alain & Christiane Patriarche
    Other featured vintners include Kistler Vineyards, PATEL Napa Valley, and Williams Selyem (more to come)
7:00 pm Seated Dinner and Spirited Live Auction
Price: $500 per person

Click here to view the COVID Protocol for all l’Eté du Vin events.


Mercedes Benz of Music City, JW Marriott Nashville, Avison Young, Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, Tennessee Oncology, Frugal McDougal, NetJets, Gold Skincare, The Wilson Group, and King Jewelers at this time.

Nashville Wine Auction Beneficiaries

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, HopeKids, Inc., Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, PearlPoint Nutrition Services, Survivor Fitness Foundation, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. The nonprofit hosts three main large-scale fundraising events annually, with smaller supporting events throughout the year. The 43rd Annual l’Eté du Vin will be held July 21-23, 2022; the new Music City Harvest Party will be held on Oct. 14, 2022; and Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend will be Feb. 23-25, 2023. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $30 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/caregiver support.