March 25, 2017 • Conrad Indianapolis
Elegant Vintages is Central Indiana's premier annual wine extravaganza! On March 25, 2017, connoisseurs of fine wines are invited to our 19th annual Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank at the Conrad Indianapolis.
All of the proceeds from this amazing evening helped to fund the care and feeding of more than 1,400 animals and 31,000 plants in the collection at the Indianapolis Zoo. The 2017 Fund-a-Need will focus on lemurs, which are currently facing extinction in their native land of Madagascar.
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 in 2017 will 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!
Guests also enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with exquisite wines and live entertainment following the auction, and there are several ticket levels from which to choose. Patron level ticket goers 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 are the first to bid on silent auction items. For the ultimate experience, there is the Connoizooer level for true oenophiles to enjoy all of those benefits plus premium seating and premium wine with dinner.
Special thanks to our 2016 sponsors:
The 2016 Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction Steering Committee:
Indianapolis Zoo Liaisons
Holiday W. Banta
Steering Committee Vice Chairs
Charles S. Cooper
Keith Henry III
Renee M. Wilmeth
Steering Committee Members
Marc W. Pyatt