Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank

Thanks for making 2018 a huge success! 

Elegant Vintages is Central Indiana's premier annual wine extravaganza! On March 24, 2018, connoisseurs of fine wines came to our Elegant Vintages 20th Annual International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank at the Conrad Indianapolis.  

​All of the proceeds from this amazing evening went to fund the care and feeding of more than 1,200 animals and 34,000 plants in the collection at the Indianapolis Zoo. The 2018 Fund-a-Need was focused on macaws, which face extinction in their native lands of Costa Rica and Central America due to threats like the international wild bird trade and habitat loss. 

​Featuring selections of fine and rare wine from around the world, this elegant, black-tie-optional event included both live and silent auctions. Auction lots in 2018 included 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!

Guests will also enjoyed a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with exquisite wines and live entertainment following the auction and there were several ticket levels from which to choose. Patron level ticket goers enjoyed access to the Turkle & Associates and Phases Skin Care & Laser Center VIP Patrons' Reception. Patron level guests also received upgraded wine and champagne served during the cocktail hour and are the first to bid on silent auction items. For the ultimate experience, there was the Connoizooer level for true oenophiles to enjoy all of those benefits plus premium seating and premium wine with dinner.

Extend your incredible evening and book a luxurious overnight stay​ at the Conrad Indianapolis. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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The Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction Steering ​Committee:​


​​Indianapolis Zoo Liaisons
Karen Burns
Julie McDearmon​
Liz Mok

Holiday W. Banta
​T.J. Cole

​Steering Committee Vice Chairs
Keith Henry III
Kristin Kraemer
Sid Bose
Christine Paunicka
Renee M. Wilmeth

​Steering Committee Members
Darlene Christy
Valerie George
Kiersten Kamman​​
Marc W. Pyatt
Tejas Shah​