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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Very First Bottle of Vogüé Bonnes Mares!

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages


1 750mL 2003 Dom. Georges Comte de Vogüé Bonnes Mares (Bottle No. 00001)
1 750mL 2003 Dom. Georges Comte de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes (Bottle No. 00003)

Donation of Mr. Scott Clevenger




As you probably know, Comte de Vogüé bottlings are rare and highly sought after.  As a measure to thwart counterfeiting, the Domaine sequentially numbers each of the bottles as they come off of the bottling line.  What we have here, in addition to some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, is the very first bottle of 2003 Bonnes Mares filled at the Domaine, and the third bottle of Musigny.  What a conversation piece for your cellar and dinner table! 

Bonnes Mares: Boasting a nose of great ripeness and freshness, the 2003 Bonnes Mares offers aromas of waxy black fruits and spices. Medium to full-bodied, it resembles liquid silk in both its attack and mid-palate. Luxurious and sensual, this highly expressive wine coats the palate with black cherries and dark raspberries whose effects linger in its tannin-packed, slightly dry finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2020. 94 pts. (Robert Parker)

Musigny: (There were only 14 barrels produced instead of the usual 30-35)  Unquestionably one of the glories of the vintage, the 2003 Musigny Vieilles Vignes brings forth a highly boisterous nose of spices, violets, roses, plums, blueberries, and black cherries. Deep, powerful, graceful, concentrated, and sensually textured, it slathers the mouth with plums, blueberries, and cherries. Notes of mocha are intermingled with licorice in its exquisitely long finish. This noble wine is crammed with tannin, yet it is sweet and ripe. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025+. 98 pts. (Robert Parker)




Estimate: $1,200- $1,750*



* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Monday, November 28, 2011

O’Shaughnessy Vertical

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages


1 750mL 2001 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2002 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2003 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2004 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2005 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2006 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Donation of Dr. and Mrs. J. Alan Webber




2001: reveals a youthful purple color in addition to an explosive nose of black raspberries, cranberries, black currants, crushed rocks and white flowers. Elegant yet powerful and beginning to display secondary nuances, it possesses terrific potential. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2039. 93+ pts. (Robert Parker)

2002: Opaque purple in color, with notes of minerals, blue and black fruits, and austere tannins, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (1,200 cases) is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and structured. It can be drunk now because of its sweetness of fruit and ripe tannin, but it will be even better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. 91 pts. (Robert Parker)

2003: has a big, sweet nose of chocolate, blueberry, black raspberry, and currants with some crushed rock and a hint of toasty oak. The wine is long, rich, pure, and impressively endowed, but strikingly elegant and complex. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2021. 93 pts. (Robert Parker)

2004: has a beautiful dense ruby/purple color, a luscious nose of black fruits intermixed with crushed rocks, sweet jammy strawberries and chocolate, and a long finish. Full-bodied, the wine shows some background subtle oak, chewy texture, and plenty of freshness in the heady finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2027. 94 pts. (Robert Parker)

2005: a beauty, with dark ruby/purple color and a big sweet nose of tobacco leaf intermixed with black currant, black cherry, new saddle leather, and white chocolate. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, with superb purity, texture, and length. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2027. 95 pts. (Robert Parker)

2006: A dense purple color in addition to plenty of creme de cassis, crushed rock, blueberry, and brioche-like notes are found in this full-bodied Cabernet. It avoids the rustic tannins of this vintage, and exhibits good sweetness and purity of fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2029. 94 pts. (Robert Parker)

Estimate: $495- $625*


* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

As we are in the midst of celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, I am sure we all have a lot to be thankful for in our lives. And in the spirit of being thankful, what better way to give thanks by donating some of your wine for a great cause in support of the Indianapolis Zoo for The Elegant Vintages 14th Annual International Wine Auction on March, 17th, 2012.

Many may not know, the Indianapolis Zoo is the largest Zoo in the country that does not receive government funding. Therefore, the Indianapolis Zoo depends on the generosity of thousands of supports like you and me. Donating your wine to this fantastic event will allow you share your love and passion for wine and support the Indianapolis Zoo at the same time. On top of that, your charitable donation of wine is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you feel you don't have any wine to donate, not to worry, we except cash! Your cash donation to the wine auction will be used to purchase collectible wines at a discount and we will offer these wines at the auction as your donation.

For more information about donating to The Elegant Vintages 14th Annual International Wine Auction, please contact Carol Howard, Special Events Manager at the Zoo, at 317-630-2188 or T.J. Cole, Auction Co-Chairman at 317-713-4931.

From all of us at The Elegant Vintages 14th Annual International Wine Auction and The Indianapolis Zoo, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, and we greatly appreciate your donations and support in advance.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Spectacular 1990 Red Burgundy

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages


1 750 mL 1990 Ponsot Clos de La Roche Vieilles Vignes

Donation of Dr. and Mrs. William H. Dick


The critics agree – this is one outstanding bottle of wine from a legendary Burgundian winemaker working with Grand Cru vineyard fruit:

Beautifully rich, gamy, earthy aromas framing big, rich, round and relatively elegant flavors in the context of the vintage that display notes of leather, spice and remarkable complexity with a gorgeous velvety texture on the still tight finish. A very impressive wine that can be enjoyed now as the flavors are accessible yet this is arguably still on the way up. 94 pts. (Burghound) (review from 2008)

This is a prodigious effort. Given recent perplexing offerings from this producer, it is amazing how phenomenal Ponsot's wines can be. The 1990 exhibits a deep, dense, murky, ruby color as well as an explosive nose of gravel, spring flowers, and black and red fruits. Extremely rich and full-bodied, with spectacular concentration, an unctuous texture, and an extraordinarily long finish, this wine remains youthful, but its fat and succulent texture are hard to resist. This is an amazing effort, even in such a great vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2002-2017. 98 pts. (Robert Parker) (review from 2002)

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500*


* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Monday, November 21, 2011

2005 Lancaster Reds

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages


1 750mL 2005 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 2005 Lancaster Estate Nicole’s Proprietary Red
1 750mL 2005 Lancaster Estate Sophia’s Hillside Cuvee

Donation of Dr. and Mrs. J. Alan Webber


Estate: The outstanding 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate offers up scents of fruitcake, soil undertones, forest floor, and copious quantities of black cherries and black currants as well as soft tannins in its dense, medium to full-bodied personality. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. 90 pts. (Robert Parker)

Nicole’s: A big step forward, qualitatively, for the wines of Lancaster Estate, the 2005 Nicole’s is a proprietary blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of loamy soil, red and black currants, moderate tannin, and a spicy, medium to full-bodied finish. 89 pts. (Robert Parker)

Sophia’s: This wine was only made once and was only available to members of the Lancaster wine club.  The donors report that it is drinking wonderfully.


Estimate: $175- $200*


* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One of the Most Famous Wines From California


To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages   


1 750mL 1998 Ridge Monte Bello

Donation of CREW Technical Services



Note: this wine has been combined with other wines into a new lot.

Elegant and spicy, mature and medium-bodied. Fading a bit, but still enjoyable, with dried currant and black cherry fruit joined by shades of anise and fresh earth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 89 pts. (Wine Spectator) 

Estimate: $100- $175*

* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Kings of Napa in 1990 are Still the Kings Today!

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages

 
1 750mL 1990 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 1990 Caymus Special Selection
1 750mL 1990 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 1990 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750mL 1990 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Donation of Robert Boeglin & Katherine Nagler



Mondavi: A great wine from a terrific vintage, this saturated dark ruby/purple-colored wine exhibits a sweet bouquet of cassis, vanillin, and licorice, full-bodied, opulent flavors, soft tannin, superb expansive of flavor, and gorgeous extraction and length. 94 pts. (Robert Parker)

Caymus: The wine offers a saturated, dark purple color, and a rich, spicy, oaky nose backed up by generous quantities of jammy blackcurrants. Ripe, highly extracted, and full-bodied, with copious amounts of sweet tannin and layers of fruit, this is a knock-out, flamboyantly-styled Cabernet. 94 pts. (Robert Parker) 

Montelena: Tremendous complexity, depth and richness, with sharply focused layers of currant, anise, cedar, tobacco and spice, firming on the finish, where the tannins are soft enough for the wine to be enjoyed now. 94 pts. (Wine Spectator)

Dunn: the 1990s exhibit exceptional richness, depth, power, and ferocious tannins. The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa is an opaque, awesomely concentrated, tannic wine with little aromatic development. Possesses a tell-tale mineral, cassis, flowery nose, and rich, full-bodied, dense, highly extracted, tannic personalities.  93 pts. (Robert Parker) 

Beringer: Unlike more recent offerings, the 1990 came from three Napa Valley parcels, the Chabot Vineyard on the east side of Napa, Beringer’s Home Vineyard in St. Helena and the Bancroft Vineyard on Howell Mountain. The 1990 is fully mature, but it appears to have another decade of aging left (this review is from 2011). It exhibits terrific fruit intensity with lots of plum sauce, black currants, roasted meats, cedar and cassis. Full-bodied and quite mature (it reveals some lightening at the edge), it is in no danger of drying out or declining. 94 pts. (Robert Parker) 

Spottswoode: Still young and firm, this delivers spicy plum and chocolate flavors; it's polished, balanced and intense. 90 pts. (Wine Spectator) 

Estimate: $700- $1,300* 

* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.




Friday, November 11, 2011

Preview Party Photos

Here are some pictures taken at the Elegant Vintages Preview Party at the Omni Severin in Indianapolis last October.



 Karen Burns talks to the assembled guests in the elegant Grand Severin Ballroom.



Part of the display of auction lots.



 Chairpersons T. J. Cole and Holly Banta



 David Reynolds, internationally known charity wine auctioneer.



 Don Woodley (center), with artist Emel Donner and her husand Mehmet.
One of Emel's painting will be included in the auction.



 Two wild and crazy girls!



Dr. Alan and Mrs. Jan Webber, long-time wine auction supporters.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hermitage La Chapelle Artwork


To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages



Donation of Dr. and Mrs. William H. Dick

This evocative wall hanging features a bottle of 1907 Hermitage La Chapelle.  Wines grown on the mound of granite known as Hermitage on the east bank of the Rhône south of Lyons have been famous for so long that they were mentioned by both Pliny and Martial – centuries before vines grew in Bordeaux.  Paul Jaboulet Aîné’s bottling of Hermitage La Chapelle, named after the small stone chapel supposedly built as a retreat for a 13th century knight who fell in love with this sun-baked hill high above the river Rhône, is the wine that made their reputation.

A handful of producers make the Rhône’s best wines from this vineyard, but Jaboulet owns one-fifth of the vines in the Hermitage and their La Chapelle is regarded by most to be the greatest Hermitage wine produced when you consider all of the vintages. 

Those vintages include the legendary 1961, regarded by many to be the finest Rhône wine made in the lifetime of anyone living today.

This artwork will conjure memories of those storied wines when hung in your home or wine cellar.


Estimate: $50- $100*



* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

From the “Garage d’Or”


To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages


1 375 mL 2005 Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Straw Man
2 375 mL 2005 Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Noble Man
 (in Original Wood Case)

Donation of Drs. Lynn & Gary Pike


“The ultimate “garage” winery, this operation’s back alley warehouse looks like a set scene from the movie Mad Max, but inside are the elixirs of dreams. Despite Krankl’s already lofty reputation, he continues to fine tune and build more nuances and complexity into his wines without sacrificing their intrinsic exuberance, purity, intensity, and individuality.  There are four sweet wines being made, but, unfortunately, the Mr. K. series will end because of the premature and tragic death of the renowned Alois (Luis) Kracher, the genius behind so many extraordinary sweet wines from Austria, and a partner with Krankl. In a year filled with some extraordinary tastings (2005 Bordeaux, 2007 Southern Rhones to come), this tasting at the so-called “garage d’or” on the back streets of Ventura stands along side the wine-tasting/dinner at the Great Wall of China as one of the two wine-tasting events of the year.”

-  Robert Parker


Straw Man: Even more remarkable is the 2005 Mr. K. Marsanne Vin de Paille The Straw Man. One-hundred percent Marsanne from the Beckmen Vineyard, with remarkably low alcohol (7.5%), a whopping 392 grams of residual sugar per liter, and exceptional acidity (6.4 grams of acid per liter), this is one of the most singular sweet wines I have ever tasted. The individualistic, prodigious sweet wines are the products of meticulous attention to detail, obsessive harvesting requirements, and amazing vinifications and upbringings. They are unbelievable elixirs, and this one is as complex and intense as any sweet wine made in the world. It is a fitting tribute to the genius of both Manfred Krankl and his late partner, Luis Kracher. 100 pts. (Robert Parker) (Steven Tanzer also rated this wine 100 pts)

Noble Man: Made from 100% Chardonnay from the Alban Vineyard, the 2005 Mr. K. The Noble Man possesses 235 grams of residual sugar per liter as well as exceptional acid levels. This incredibly rich, sweet white is almost like the Quintessence bottlings from Alsace’s Domaine Weinbach. Its mind-boggling purity, balance, intensity, and sweetness are balanced by the wine’s zesty acidity. An amazing achievement fashioned from 100% botrytised fruit, it will keep for 20 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028. 98 pts. (Robert Parker)

Estimate: $550- $800*



* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Monday, November 7, 2011

1994 Bordeaux Collection

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages

1 750mL 1994 Château Leoville Las Cases
1 750mL 1994 Château Montrose
1 750mL 1994 Château Rauzan-Segla
1 750mL 1994 Château Troplong Mondot

Donation of Dr. and Mrs. J. Alan Webber

 
Las Cases: This great estate (separated from Latour's finest vineyard by a mere ten feet), run with extraordinary passion and brilliance by Michel Delon, has once again turned in superlative efforts - wines that are unquestionably of first-growth quality. The 1994 is one of the top ten wines of the vintage. It possesses a degree of opulence, fat, and intensity that is rarely found in a 1994 Medoc. The opaque purple color is followed by extraordinarily pure, cassis, vanillin, and spice aromas that will develop into something even more complex. The wine is full-bodied, with layers of highly extracted, well-balanced and well-defined fruit and structure. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. 93 pts. (Robert Parker)

Montrose: An opaque purple color suggests a wine of considerable intensity. One of the most successful 1994s of the northern Medoc, the wine's closed aromatics offer jammy black fruits, plums, spice, and earth. On the palate, there is impressive extract, purity, and copious amounts of sweet blackcurrant fruit nicely balanced by moderate yet ripe tannin. Medium-bodied, with excellent to outstanding concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020. 91 pts. (Robert Parker)

Rauzan-Segla: Fabulous aromas of vanilla, toasted oak and fruit, ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse. From a winery on the fast track to the top. 90 pts. (Wine Spectator)

Troplong: Best Troplong ever. Impressive dark color and loads of mineral, berry and spice aromas lead to a full-bodied and very tannic (though the tannins are fine) mouthful. Very closed and tight now, this needs time to come around. Try in 2000. 92 pts. (Wine Spectator)


Estimate: $340- $605*


* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Framed Gary Brackett Jersey

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages

Gary Bracket Signed and Custom Framed Jersey

Donation of The Gary Brackett Foundation


Gary Brackett, middle linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, stands at 5’11’’ and weighs 235lbs. He was born on May 23, 1980 in Glassboro, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers University. Gary Brackett joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2003, and is currently in his 9th season. He has served as the Colts’ Defensive Captain since 2006, and was part of the Super Bowl XLI Champion team.

Often the recipient of recognition for his sportsman-like conduct and dedication to the community, he has been honored with the Ed Block Courage Award, Walter Payton Man of the Year, and the Pro Football Weekly Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award. He has even gone so far as to start his own foundation. The mission of Gary Brackett’s IMPACT Foundation, founded in the spring of 2007, is to promote health, to advance education, and to relieve the poor, distressed and underprivileged by providing resources and opportunities to children, including children who are mentally challenged, physically challenged, socially disadvantaged, or economically disadvantaged.

Napa’s New Best Cult Cabernet!

To be offered at auction at Elegant Vintages

1 750 mL 2005 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750 mL 2006 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon
1 750 mL 2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon
(in Original Wood Case)

Donation of Drs. Lynn & Gary Pike



“One of the true blue chip vineyards and wines of Napa Valley, winemaker Celia Masyczek fashions approximately 400 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a legendary Rutherford vineyard with 60-year old vines. Aged in 100% new oak, this cuvee reveals a very singular character. If California vineyards were ever classified a la French sites, this Rutherford terroir would be judged a grand cru.”

                                                                                    -  Robert Parker

2005: The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon goes from strength to strength. Beautiful notes of crushed rocks, white flowers, and blue, red, and black fruits form a complex, compelling set of aromatics. The wine reveals superb richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel, excellent integration of acidity, wood, and tannin, and a terrific finish. This beautiful 2005 is already displaying some secondary nuances, and it should drink splendidly well for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2038. 96 pts. (Robert Parker)

2006: A gorgeous young wine, fresh, pure, rich and vibrant. Complex, layered, deep and persistent, offering tiers of ripe, juicy cherry, currant, plum and berry, with touches of cedar, sage and black olive. Turns silky smooth and elegant on the finish, where the flavors are delicate and detailed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020. 96 pts. (Wine Spectator)

2007: One would expect this great vineyard to hit the heights, given what Mother Nature provided producers, but the seamlessness, the opulence, the extraordinary purity, the multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and the vibrant, even dramatic, floral-infused creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of blueberry and forest floor is provocative. In the mouth, there is not a rough edge in a medium to full-bodied, perfectly harmonious, sensationally concentrated wine, with gloriously sweet but substantial tannins as well as prodigious purity and singularity.  It reveals a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with a smorgasbord of spring flower, blueberry, creme de cassis, and assorted blue, black, and red fruit characteristics. It also possesses extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. Its perfect balance suggests it can be drunk at a relatively young age, but it should easily evolve over 30-35 years. Congratulations to all involved!  Anticipated maturity: 2009-2044. 100 pts. (Robert Parker)

Pre-Auction Estimate: $2,000- $3,000*



* An estimated sale price is printed with each lot.  These prices are intended only as a rough guide for bidding and do not constitute a representation or assurance of the fair market value of the lot.  Amounts paid in excess of the fair market value may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.  Bidders should consult their own tax advisors.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fifth Third Private Bank presents the Elegant Vintages 14th International Wine Auction, March 17, 2012

Photo by Brian Diehl

The 14th Annual Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction, presented by Fifth Third Private Bank will be Sat., March 17, 2012 at the Conrad Hotel, Indianapolis.  This elegant, black-tie optional event benefits the Indianapolis Zoo and help supports all the great work that the Zoo does.

The highlight of the event is a live auction featuring world-renowned auctioneer, David Reynolds.  Auction lots include rare wines, original artwork, private dinners, designer jewelry, interactive Zoo excursions and much more.

The Turkle & Associates and Phases Skin Care & Laser Center VIP Patron’s Reception from 5-6:00 p.m. before the auction is always a favorite among guests, as is the exquisite wines paired with the multi-course gourmet dinner catered by the Conrad Indianapolis.


Tickets are $300 for Connoizooer tickets which includes all Patrons’ benefits, premium seating, and upgraded wines with dinner.  Patron tickets are $200 which includes attendance to the Turkle & Associates and Phases Skin Care & Laser Center VIP Patrons’ Reception, upgraded wine and champagne during cocktail hour and the first chance to bid on silent auction items. Guest tickets are available for $150.  Table packages for groups of 10 are available for $2,000 and $3,000 and include the opportunity to enjoy wines from your private collection at your table.

To make a donation to the auction, or to register, please click REGISTER.

If you would like to familiarize yourself with typical auction items, you may view the 2011 Elegant Vintages catalog here.

Elegant Vintages and the Indianapolis Zoo would like to thank their generous sponsors:
Fifth Third Private Bank - Title Sponsor
Turkle & Associates/Phases
The Leo Brown Group
Glazer's/Olinger/In VIe