On March 24, 2018, connoisseurs of fine wines are invited to our Elegant Vintages 20th Annual International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank.
All of the proceeds from this amazing evening help 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 is 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 includes both live and silent auctions. Auction lots in 2018 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 will 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 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.
Holiday W. Banta
Keith Henry III
Renee M. Wilmeth
Marc W. Pyatt