The High Museum’s 18th annual Wine Auction, “The Allure of Wine: Uncork a Journey,” is set for March 25–27 at Atlantic Station. This year’s special guests are Alessia Antinori of Antinori Wine Estates, Jean-Guillaume Prats of Château Cos d’Estournel and Amalia and Florencia Palmaz of Palmaz Vineyards.
Event co-chairs Michelle Edwards Crosland and Christine Ragland said there a number of changes to this year’s auction. The Benefactor Party will be a special evening at the High called The Allure Party, held the weekend before the auction. This event includes a preview of “The Allure of the Automobile” on Saturday, March 20.
Week-of festivities include The Artist Dinner with Thomas Arvid on Wednesday, March 24, and the Trade Tasting and new in-restaurant Dine Around Dinners on Thursday, March 25. Events on Friday, March 26, include the new Vintners’ Cup golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club, Premier Tasting Seminars and the ever-popular in-home Winemaker Dinners.
Saturday, March 27, features the Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction. Teaming up to wield the gavel for the Live Auction are wine auctioneers Michael Davis and Leah Hammer of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., Chicago.
The annual Wine Auction has raised more than $15 million over the last 17 years to support the High Museum.
For more information about specific events, visit www.atlanta-wineauction.org.
– Collin Kelley