09 Nov Pairings: Nashville Nights & Neon Lights
Nashville Wine Auction presents Pairings 2024. Three Evenings of Events in Nashville’s Ultimate Wine & Food Weekend
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (NOVEMBER 8, 2023) – Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend will feature celebrated chefs from Nashville and West Coast wineries. This three-day series of events will take place February 22-24, 2024, and will have something for wine lovers of various experience levels – from wine explorers to enthusiasts, and even collectors. This year’s theme is Nashville Nights & Neon Lights.
The Nashville Wine Auction is the country’s longest-running charity wine auction and has raised more than $36 million since its inception for local cancer-fighting nonprofit organizations.
The 2024 Pairings Co-Chairs are Gabriela Lira & Jonas Sjogren and Rachel & Jeffrey Mitchell.
“The Nashville Wine Auction’s Pairings events offer our wine enthusiasts something for everyone’s taste,” said Loren Chumley, President/CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction. “We are excited to feature several new vintners as well as vintners returning by popular demand. If you love wine, you will love these events.
“We are excited about the growing popularity of the Pairings Dinner and Live Auction on Saturday evening,” said Gabriela Lira and Jonas Sjogren, Pairings Co-Chairs. “This amazing event always sells out fast so get your tickets early!”
Pairings Weekend consists of three exciting nights of wine-focused events and begins with thirteen incredible Private Vintner Dinners which will take place in private homes throughout Nashville on Thursday, February 22, 2024. More than a dozen Nashville chefs volunteer their time this evening to curate cuisine paired with wines from our featured vintners.
On Friday, February 23, wine lovers will experience Nashville’s largest upscale wine-tasting party featuring vintners from the West Coast at the popular Wined Up! event, and the accompanying Collectors’ Showcase, while mingling with friends and bidding in the wine-focused Silent Auction. Wined Up! starts at 6:00 pm and is $195 per person. The Collectors’ Showcase begins at 5:30 pm and allows collectors to taste eight additional wines upstairs in a more private setting in addition to the Wine Up! event. Tickets for the Collectors’ Showcase are $325 per person and have limited availability.
The weekend’s highlight for many is the Pairings Dinner and Live Auction which will take place on Saturday, February 24, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel where guests will indulge in a five-course gourmet dinner featuring West Coast wines while raising their paddles in the always-exciting Live Auction. Each course of the Pairings dinner offers a carefully prepared “Pairing” where a Nashville Chef pairs a delectable dish with a featured wine. Chefs and wines to be announced soon. The event starts at 6:00 pm with a Wine Reception and hors d’oeuvres, and the Dinner and Live Auction starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $375 per person. The featured chefs will be announced soon.
Private Vintner Dinners
Dinners hosted in private homes throughout Nashville.
Thursday, February 22, 2024
$350 per person ($200 tax-deductible)
Wined Up! and Collectors’ Showcase
Friday, February 23, 2024
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203
$195 per person ($95 is tax-deductible)
$325 per person ($225 is tax-deductible)
Pairings Dinner & Live Auction
Saturday, February 24, 2024
From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
$375 per person ($175 is tax-deductible)
Featured Wineries for Thursday and Friday Night
DAOU Family Estate
Diamond Mountain Vineyard
Hyde Vineyard Estate Winery
Knights Bridge Winery
New Frontier Wine Company
ROWEN Wine Company
Simon Family Estate
Three Sticks Wines
The sponsors confirmed at this time for Pairings Weekend include Amy and Brannan Atkinson Giving Fund, Tennessee Oncology, The Navin Group, Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, Chazin & Company, and Scripps Howard Foundation.
ABOUT THE NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION
Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. In 2024, Nashville Wine Auction will celebrate Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend on February 22-24 and the 45th Annual l’Eté du Vin on July 25-27 at JW Marriott. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $36 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/patient/caregiver support. www.NashvilleWineAuction.com
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, Nashville General Hospital Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, PearlPoint Nutrition Services, Survivor Fitness Foundation, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital