Pairings Dinner

Dinner and Live Auction

Indulge in a 5-course meal with featured chefs paired with fantastic wines from esteemed vintners.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue, Nashville

6:00 pm | Wine Reception and Hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm | Dinner and Spirited Live Auction

Cocktail Attire | Valet Parking Provided

We recommend the use of a ride service for transportation so you may enjoy the evening and arrive home safely.
Receive 10% off Grayline Black Car Services with code NASH10
Reservations must be made in advance

Dana Stoller & John Navin




Chris Chamberlain

Featured Wines


Fantesca Estate & Winery
Hyde Vineyard Estate Winery
Kanzler Vineyards
New Frontier Wine Company
PATEL Napa Valley
Three Sticks Wines




Chef Alyssa Gangeri

The Butter Milk Ranch & Urban Grub

Chef Kevin Ramquist

The Unicorn Nashville

Chef Joe Townsend

Chef Andrew Whitney

Executive Chef Sean Strolle

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Thank You Nashville Wine Community for a Successful Pairings!


As is tradition, we will begin the Pairings festivities with the world's official party starter: Champagne! What we have for you is truly RARE. Founded in 2009, RARECAT Wines produces ultra-premium, limited-production wines. There’s no better way to get this party started than with a delectable case of Rosé Extra Brut Champagne.

Enjoy the lap of luxury. Three lucky couples will spend four nights at the luxurious Stanly Ranch, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection. Because of its prime location between Sonoma and Napa Valley, Stanly Ranch attracts visitors worldwide. We anticipate many paddles up for this incredible trip with wine-tasting appointments in both Napa and Sonoma!

Party People! Saturday, June 17th, 2023, we’re having a Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Party with the legendary Deb Paquette! Say that five times fast… Ten lucky guests will convene at Etch to taste through eighteen different Pinots from the Papapietro portfolio.

THE DEBATE aims to highlight the diversity of terroir and people by selecting three vineyards with three distinct interpretations of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Don't miss your chance to take home this double magnum of THE DEBATE's 2012 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane.

We Nashvillians sure do love our city. But every once in a while, a fabulous weekend away with Master Chef José Gutierrez is just what the doctor ordered! Mark your calendars for the weekend of April 29, 2023 and gather your group of six couples to bid on this weekend in Memphis!

Grab your friends and head to Paso Robles for the ultimate wine-soaked weekend! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you’ll enjoy exclusive private tours and tastings at the region’s most prestigious wineries. With world-class wine, breathtaking scenery, and unparalleled hospitality, this trip is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the magic of Paso Robles.

“I don’t remember what I paid to attend... BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH!!!” Just one of many quotes from the truly Epic Journey party last December. Good news! Andrea and Chris Diamantis are back for more with another epic party! Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 11, 2023, and get ready for another amazing night out.

Winemaker Bryan Weil practices a beautifully understated method that lets each vintage of these Burgundy-inspired Pinot Noirs to express the unique characteristics of the particular vineyard and growing season. Get ready to raise your paddle for these large format beauties from the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley.

¡Salud! Are you ready to explore the rich and diverse world of Spanish wines? Join Preston Hunt, WSET III, Wine Manager of Frugal MacDoogal, for a guided tasting that will take you on a journey through the diverse regions of Spain.

Experience the culinary mastery of Chef Nina Singto of Thai Esane, who will create a 12-person dinner featuring the best of Thai cuisine in the comfort of your home. Allow Chef Nina to transport you to the streets of Thailand with her passion for cooking and her commitment to using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients. With her exceptional culinary skills and these impeccable wine pairings, this dinner is sure to be a feast for the senses.

Attention all brunch lovers and wine connoisseurs! Get ready for a culinary adventure like no other at The Optimist. This brunch is an epicurean delight that will take you on a journey through the world of wine and seafood.

Attention all wine lovers! This walk-around tasting on Friday, September 15, 2023, is your chance to taste the ENTIRE Peay Vineyards portfolio alongside special guest Andy Peay! Peay Vineyards is known for producing some of the most sought-after wines in the world, and now's your chance to taste them all!

Ciao! Get ready to indulge in an evening of culinary delight at Nicky's Coal Fired! You can be one of the lucky Italian wine and food lovers who dines in paradise on Thursday, June 22, 2023. This will be a fabulous dinner crafted to perfection.

Take home the literal best of the best with three bottles of Pièce de Résistance Cab 2019 (3 bottles) in the original wood case. "An all-Cabernet Sauvignon selection from the Bettinelli-farmed Upper Range Vineyard. Aged in only new French oak—and from only four-year-old vines—this is dark and plummy, mingled with black cherries and earth, plus hints of cedar and vanilla. 97 points" - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Three couples will walk away from Pairings with a jam-packed Napa experience! Here's your chance to get the inside scoop from the winemakers at several different wineries with individual tours tailored to your interests. You’ll have two home bases throughout this trip, one is the Cold Springs Estate at the Clif Family Winery, and the other is the Guest House at Cornell Vineyards. Prepare to be treated like a VIP in Napa!

Get ready to discover Kanzler Vineyards, Three Sticks, Kosta Browne, and Clarice Wine Company during this luxurious three-night trip for four couples in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Enjoy luxury accommodations at Kanzler Farm Stay, which boasts 360 degrees of vineyard views. Gather your friends and raise your paddle high for this Pinot and Chard extravaganza in Sonoma!

The talented Chef Hal Holden-Bache has created a customized menu, expertly paired with the finest Paso Robles wines to showcase the best of this renowned wine region. In the cozy and intimate setting of Lockeland Table, surrounded by good food, good wine, and good company, this dinner is the perfect way to spend an evening with friends.

Escape to the heart of California wine country and experience the finest wine and hospitality Sonoma has to offer. Bid high for this 2-night stay for 2 couples at the Browne Family Estate home, where you'll enjoy the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Savor the flavors of Sonoma and make unforgettable memories!

To-Kalon is acclaimed as a "Grand Cru" vineyard and is arguably the most well-known of the Beckstoffer vineyards as well as one of the most celebrated in Napa's history. The depth and resonance that are intrinsic to To-Kalon are on full display in the Lithology 2019 vintage. Here's your chance to take home a mini-piano of this incredible wine.

This is your opportunity to taste the breadth of Diamond Mountain Vineyard wines! This 12-bottle lot offers a premium selection from their 100% varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, to their Claret and Rhône-style blends.