Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Auction Lot Sold for $86,100 At the 19th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
The Stag's Leap Wine Cellars live auction lot (Lot 27) sold for a record-breaking $86,100 at the 19th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction on Saturday, March 26. Themed “The Ultimate Collection,” the 2011 auction focused on a major initiative of the High Museum – partnering with world-renowned institutions such as the Louvre and MoMA to bring incredible collections of art to Atlanta. The event took place under the tents at Atlanta Station, bringing together a great blend of wine, art, food and friends.
The “Become a Napa Valley Insider with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars” live auction lot included a three magnum vertical of S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon (1992-1994) for the winning bidder as well as a trip to Napa Valley for four people with first class airfare and an exclusive three-night stay on the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars property in the newly-remodeled FAY House.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Winemaker Nicki Pruss attended the auction festivities and congratulated the winning bidder. As part of the auction weekend, Nicki also hosted a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars dinner at the St. Regis Atlanta as well as a collector tasting where she poured the 1995 and 2007 vintages of FAY, S.L.V. and CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignons. About the High Museum Auction Founded in 1993, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art. The Auction is ranked the fifth largest charity wine auction in the United States by Wine Spectator, and is the number-one charity wine auction benefiting the arts. The funds generated by the Wine Auction, which amount to more than $17 million in the last 18 years, are a significant contribution to the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Proceeds help to make possible special exhibitions and partnerships such as the upcoming multi-year, multi-exhibition partnership between the High and The Museum of Modern Art, and it also provides funds for dynamic youth education programs that draw thousands of schoolchildren to the High each year.