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Virtual event and live auction allow attendees to participate from home with package that includes six featured wines and cheese/charcuterie board

The Nashville Wine Auction announces Pairings@Home, a livestream auction with wine presentations from six featured vintners, taking place on Saturday, March 27. While Pairings@Home will be reformatted due to Covid restrictions, the event still promises to provide participants with many of the favorite attributes that Nashville’s wine community has enjoyed at in-person events, including exciting auctions, sharing food and wine with friends, learning about new wines from vintners, all while raising money to support local cancer-fighting nonprofits. Ticket packages provide the six featured wines accompanied by a delicious cheese/charcuterie board. The livestream event will include a pre-telecast, silent and live auctions, and a post-telecast. “Our wine community misses being together and has been asking for a wine-and-food experience that can be brought into the home,” said President/CEO Holly Whaley. “With this in mind, Pairings@Home will provide the personality of the Pairings events our community has grown to love over the past eight years.” “The six wines presented during the livestream event are exceptional, and wine lovers everywhere will love hearing from these winemakers.” In light of the success of the Virtual Nashville Wine Auction last fall, the Nashville Wine Auction anticipates upwards of 600 online attendees for Pairings@Home. The Virtual Nashville Wine Auction raised more than $540,000 in October of 2020. The $350 package ($275 is tax-deductible) for two people includes two 100 ml (3.3 oz) servings of the six featured wines and a cheese/charcuterie board that two people can share. Packages for eight are $1,400 ($1,100 is tax-deductible). Attendees can pick up their wine/food packages on Saturday, March 27, from noon to 5 pm at City Winery (609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203). The six featured vintners and wines for Pairings@Home are:

  • Crocker & Starr Winery - A.V.A Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

  • Senses Wines - Tenth Stop Chardonnay 2018

  • Beaux Fréres - Belles Soeurs Estate Blend Pinot Noir 2018

  • Detert Family Vineyards - Cabernet Franc East Block 2018

  • Taylor Family Vineyards - Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • Mt Brave - Mount Veeder Merlot 2014

During the livestream event, each of the six vintners will present a virtual wine tasting of their wine as attendees follow along at home. The schedule for the livestream event is: · 6:30 p.m. – Pre-telecast · 7:00 p.m. – Virtual wine tasting and Live Auction · 8:20 p.m. – Post-telecast Each Pairings@Home package also includes access to the live and silent auctions. The auctions, offered via a mobile platform, will feature extraordinary wine collections, VIP experiences and luxury packages. Bidding for both silent and live auctions will open on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Registration is required. Full details and registration available at or by calling 615.329.1760. PRIVATE VINTNER TASTINGS Nashville Wine Auction will hold Private Vintner Tastings at 17 private homes in the weeks leading up to the March 27 live streaming event. The dinners, while smaller in size this year due to Covid restrictions, will each feature a guest vintner. These dinners have always been a very popular part of Pairings Weekends in the past, and it appears they will be so again this year, albeit on a smaller scale. Host Committee Members: Wendy and Steve Burch; Melanie and Bob Cansler; Loren Chumley and Scott Peterson; Eleanor and Peter Cobb; Lori and Tom Guardino; Marjorie and David Hawkins; Kristen and Brian Junghans; Lisa Maki and David Osborn; Sharon and Bill Piper; Gary Rzucidlo; Rahel and Jim Sloan; Lynne and Dave Teckman; Pam and Steve Taylor; Tara and Joe Rice; and Ellie and Eric Osborne. PARTICIPATING WINERIES + = Wineries featured at Pairings@Home virtual event * = Wineries featured Private Vintner Tastings 1. Crocker & Starr Winery +* 2. Senses Wines +* 3. Beaux Fréres +* 4. Deter Family Vineyards + 5. Taylor Family Vineyards +* 6. Mt Brave + 7. Lombardi Wines * 8. Phifer Pavitt Winery * 9. DR Stephens Estate * 10. Terra Valentine / Fortell * 11. Cornell Vineyards * 12. Desparada Wines * 13. Herman Story Wines * 14. Ackerman Family Vineyards * 15. Beckstoffer Vineyards/Amulet Estate * 16. Dana Estate * 17. Bryant Family Wines * 18. Dakota Shy * 19. Hirsch Vineyards * 20. Peacock Family Vineyard * 21. Donelan Family Wines * 22. Gamble Family Vineyards * NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION BENEFICIARIES American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, PearlPoint Nutrition Services, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. PAIRINGS@HOME SPONSORS Nashville Wine Auction is grateful for support provided by Parker’s Paws Animal Hospital, John Navin & Associates, Charles Schwab, Scripps Howard Foundation, and City Winery. ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout this year, Nashville Wine Auction will present two major events – Pairings@Home and l’Eté du Vin: The Country’s Longest-Running Charity Wine Auction in addition a new year-round initiative, #LoveWineHateCancer. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $27 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cutting-edge research, innovative treatment, and family/caregiver support.


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