19th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Nets $1.7 Million


ATLANTA, GA.- In its 19th year, the 2011 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction reached a Live Auction total of more than $1.125 million and a Silent Auction total $158,100. Silent auctions under the tents on Saturday, March 26, coupled with a Paddle Raise during the Live Auction and event ticket sales brought the net profit for the 2011 Wine Auction to $1.7 million. Proceeds from the auction are a vital part of the Museum’s exhibition and educational programming funds. The dates for the 20th annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction are March 28–31, 2012. The 2011 Wine Auction celebrated with the theme “The Ultimate Collection: A Sumptuous Blend of Wine, Art, Food and Friends.” Organized by volunteer co-chairs Louise Sams and Michelle Sullivan, the Live Auction events were held in Atlantic Station under festive big-top tents. More than 71 live and 169 silent auction lots offered exclusive opportunities to taste, tour