The countdown is on to the High Museum Wine Auction!
Now in its 27th year, the wine auction is the can’t-miss event of the season. It’s the largest charity wine auction benefiting the arts in the United States, and has raised more than $30 million for the High Museum.
With the theme of “perfection in wine, food and art,” the High Museum Wine Auction brings top wineries and winemakers to Atlanta for four days of incredible tastings and events. You don’t get access to this many premiere wines unless you visit Napa yourself.
The High Museum is off to a stellar start for 2019, following the refresh of its galleries and the sold out Infinity Mirrors exhibit. There’s also a brand new, expanded children’s activity center, which offers younger art fans a range of sensory experiences. If you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you must plan a visit soon!
The High Museum Wine Auction is March 20 through 23, with the Friday Fête, Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction being held under the tents at Atlantic Station. Check out the Wine Auction’s Facebook page for a sneak peek at some of the auction lots.
One of this year’s special guests of honor is Raj Parr, partner and proprietor of Sandhi, Domaine de la Côte and Evening Land Vineyards. Raj was at last year’s auction, presenting his highly acclaimed wines.
The other special guest of honor is author and columnist Jordan Mackay, who with Raj co-authored “Secrets of the Sommeliers” and “The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe.” Both also have the distinction of being James Beard Award Winners.
This year’s special guest chef is Todd Richards of One Flew South and Chicken + Beer at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Richards’ Southern Fried in Krog Street Market. He released a cookbook called “Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes.”
The days leading up to the auction include Dine-Around Dinners, Winemaker Dinners and Tasting Seminars. New experiences this year include High on the Hog, with food stations, 15 plus wineries, beer from Creature Comforts and a raffle to win tickets to the auction at Chef Chris Hall’s table.
More than 125 vintners and 55 chefs are participating in the High Museum Wine Auction.
The High Museum Wine Auction raises money for the High Museum of Art’s exhibitions and educational programs.