Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank

​​Save the Date •​ March 14, 2015

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank a huge success! With your support, this amazing event raised more than $286,000 to benefit animals and programs at the Indianapolis Zoo. Details for next year's event are already in the works, so check back soon for more information about 2015!

Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction is Central Indiana's premier annual wine extravaganza! All of the proceeds from this amazing evening help fund the care and feeding of more than 2,100 animals and 16,000 plants in the collection at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Featuring selections of fine and rare wine from around the world, this elegant, black-tie optional event includes both live and silent auctions. Auction lots often include many non-wine items such as unique gift packages, magnificent dinners, luxury get-aways, fine jewelry, original art, sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind sculptures, behind-the-scenes tours at the Zoo and more!

Each year, guests enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with exquisite wines and live entertainment following the auction. You can upgrade your tickets to the Patron level to enjoy access to the Turkle & Associates and Phases Skin Care & Laser Center VIP Patrons' Reception. Patron level guests also receive upgraded wine and champagne served during the cocktail hour and first chance to bid on silent auction items. Or for the ultimate experience, become a Connizooer to enjoy all of those benefits plus premium seating and premium wine with dinner.

Donations of auction items are accepted. To learn about sponsorship opportunities or for more information, contact Liz Mok at lmok@indyzoo.com or 317-630-2058.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts™ was the preferred hotel of the 2014 Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction. 


Special thanks to our 2014 sponsors:

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The 2014 Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction Steering Committee:​

Co-Chairpersons
Holiday W. Banta
​T.J. Cole

Steering Committe Vice Chairs
Charles S. Cooper
Keith Henry III
Kristin Kraemer
Nick Merker
Christine Paunicka
Renee M. Wilmeth

Steering Committee Members
Darlene Christy
Valerie George
Jana Harris
Kiersten Kamman​
Tahla Khan
Becky Pruitt-Lukovic
Marc W. Pyatt
Jennifer Walker

Indianapolis Zoo Liasions
Karen Burns
Tim Ardillo
Liz Mok
Emily Rogers-Cline