Nashvilleâ€™s â€˜Best Womenâ€™s Partyâ€™ to be Held in Downtown Penthouse this Year andÂ Menâ€™s Dinner Party to be Held at Josephine
TheÂ Nashville Wine AuctionÂ will hold the eighth annualÂ Champagne & Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for LadiesÂ onÂ Oct. 11, 2018,Â at a downtown penthouse. Also on the same evening, the male counterpart of this fundraising event,Â The Menâ€™s Event: Honoring the Life and Spirit of Billy Ray Hearn,Â will be held atÂ Josephine in 12 South.
Named Nashvilleâ€™s â€œBest Womenâ€™s Partyâ€ inÂ Nfocus Magazineâ€™s past readersâ€™ polls,Â Champagne & ChardonnayÂ is an exclusive cocktail party where ladies will enjoy a beautiful evening with their girlfriends whileÂ raising money to fund the fight against cancer. Co-chaired this year by the dynamic duo ofÂ Rahel Klapheke SloanÂ andÂ Christie Wilson, the event will feature a Sparkling Silent Auction filled with fine wine, unique wine experiences and other luxury items.
Champagne & ChardonnayÂ will be hosted byÂ Mercedes-Benz of Music City in a penthouse owned by Joe Agresti in the Westview Condos of Nashville. Guests will be able to enjoy the gorgeous view of downtown throughout the event.Â [The address of this location will be provided to ticket purchasers upon purchase and to media upon RSVP.]
The Menâ€™s EventÂ was started in 2015 and has since become a highly anticipated dinner party event for gentlemen who enjoy red wine, big steaks and are eager to support the Nashville Wine Auctionâ€™s mission of raising money to fund the fight against cancer. The culinary team at Josephine has planned an exceptional four-course dinner for this yearâ€™s attendees.
â€œChampagne &Â ChardonnayÂ andÂ The Menâ€™s EventÂ have become two of the fallâ€™s most anticipated wine events,â€ saidÂ Holly Whaley, President/CEO of the Nashville Wine Auction. â€œIn whatâ€™s already been a record year for the Nashville Wine Auction, I fully expect our fall events toÂ break records as well.
â€œWith Mercedes-Benz of Music City sponsoringÂ Champagne & ChardonnayÂ this year, and our creative co-chairs, Rahel and Christie, we have refreshed our vision for this popular event and plan to create a dazzling party for the ladies.â€ Â said Whaley. â€œWhile fewer women will be able to obtain tickets to this always-sold-out event, we know these changes will only enhance the overall experience for all involved.â€
The wines for the evening are generously donated by The Wine Shoppe of Green Hills, Billecart Salmon, Champagne Dumangin and William Cole Vineyards.Â Guests ofÂ Champagne & ChardonnayÂ will enjoy a premier selection of RosÃ©, Vintage, and Brut champagne and carefully crafted Cuvee Jane Marie chardonnay presented by Jane Maire Ballentine herself,alongside exquisite passed hors dâ€™oeuvres.
The men will enjoy sharing favorite wines from their cellars as well as wines fromÂ Fantesca Estate & Winery, Gemstone Vineyard, Vineyard 7 & 8, and La Jota Vineyard Co.
People interested in making a reservation to either event may call the Nashville Wine Auction office at 615.329.1760 or visitÂ www.NashvilleWineAuction.com.
Champagne & Chardonnay at a glance
- $250 per person ($200 is tax deductible) â€“ $1,000 per patron ($850 is tax deductible)
- New this year is theÂ Patron Package forÂ Champagne & ChardonnayÂ which is $1000 per patron and includes early admission toÂ Champagne & Chardonnay, a special Patronsâ€™ gift and an invitation to a private wine tasting hosted byÂ Table 3 with special guest Beth Debauche onÂ Thursday, September 27, 2018.
- $250 ticket includes ladiesâ€™ cocktail party and hors dâ€™ouvres
- Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Music City and will be in the home of Joe Agresti at the Westview Condos in downtown Nashville
- Thursday, October 11, 2018, fromÂ 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
- Co-chairs: Rahel Klapheke Sloan and Christie Wilson
The Menâ€™s Event at a glance
- $250 per person ($200 is tax deductible)
- Cocktail reception and four-course dinner
- Josephine, 2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
- Valet parking provided
- Jacket, no tie
- Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6:30 pm
- Co-chairs: Harvey Crouch, Jim Lewis and David Osborn
Every priorÂ Champagne & ChardonnayÂ event has sold out well in advance, and with fewer tickets available this year, people are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets early.
Sponsors forÂ Champagne & ChardonnayÂ includeÂ Mercedes-Benz of Music City,Â St. Thomas Health Ascension,Â Parkerâ€™s Paws Animal Hospital,Â The Wilson Group,Â Kemp & Rice Orthodontics,Â Mark B. Whaley DDS,Â John Navin & Associates Inc.,Â The Carroll, Jones, BeckmanÂ Group,Â The Row Title & EscrowÂ andÂ The Wine Shoppe of at Green Hills. Sponsors forÂ The Menâ€™s EventÂ includeÂ Charles Schwab,Â VacoÂ andÂ Community HospitalityÂ (owners of Josephine).
ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION:Â Nashville Wine Auctionâ€™s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Nashville Wine Auction hosts four major events â€“Â Pairings: Nashvilleâ€™s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend,Â lâ€™EtÃ© du Vin: The Countryâ€™s Longest Running Charity Wine Auction,Â Champagne & Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for LadiesÂ andÂ The Men’s Event: Honoring the Life and Spirit of Billy Ray Hearn.Â Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised more than $24 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee and beyond.Â The 2018 list of beneficiaries includes theÂ American Cancer Societyâ€™s Hope Lodge,Â Gildaâ€™s Club Middle Tennessee,Â Leukemia Lymphoma Society,Â Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ® of Middle Tennessee,Â PearlPoint Cancer Support,Â Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center,Â Saint Thomas Cancer NetworkÂ andÂ St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital.