Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank

​Look for 2018 event details coming soon!

Elegant Vintages is Central Indiana's premier annual wine extravaganza! On March 25, connoisseurs of fine wines were 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 focused 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 included both live and silent auctions. Auction lots in 2017 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 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. ​​

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
Charles S. Cooper
Keith Henry III
Kristin Kraemer
Sid Bose
Christine Paunicka
Renee M. Wilmeth

​Steering Committee Members
Darlene Christy
Valerie George
Jana Harris
Jennifer Jett​
Nathan Jett​
Kiersten Kamman​​
Marc W. Pyatt

Tejas Shah​