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Join us on October 10 for Georgia Aquarium's 8th Annual Aqua Vino. Sample wines from around the world, and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. You also don't want to miss our amazing live and silent auctions.
Proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium’s Whale Shark conservation and research initiatives.
Georgia Aquarium's 8th Annual Aqua Vino
October 10, 2013
Georgia Aquarium and Oceans Ballroom
VIP Tasting: 6 - 10 p.m.
Grand Tasting: 7 - 10 p.m.
Aqua Vino provides guests with an unforgettable evening featuring the best in food and wine while enjoying the backdrop of the Oceans Ballroom and the Aquarium's galleries. The VIP Tasting is from 6-10 p.m., and the Grand Tasting is from 7-10 p.m.
Enjoy and sample more than 200 fine wines from around the globe, gourmet fare from Atlanta’s premier restaurants and a live, silent and wine auction. All proceeds from Aqua Vino support Georgia Aquarium's Whale Shark conservation and research initiatives.
Aqua Vino features:
See pictures from Aqua Vino 2012:
Grand Tasting: $150
Members Rate - $125 per person (No pre-sale restriction)
Grand Tasting includes:
Champagne Patron - $1,000
Corporate Host Sponsorship - $3,000
CORPORATE HOSTS:Acuity CFO
2013 In-Kind Partners:
OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSORAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
DECOR PARTNERYour Event Solution
PRINTING PARTNERNew London Communications
RESTAURANT MEDIA PARTNERDining Out Magazine
2013 Wine ListBelow is a list of the fine wines featured at Aqua Vino 2013. Thank you to all the contributing distributors and wineries for your participation and support!
ATRIUMAlexander Valley Vineyards
The Wine Group10 SPAN Pinot Noir
ZimcraftMasciarelli D' Abruazzo
2013 Restaurant ListThank you to all the participating restaurants! We have reached our max for 2013. If you wish to be added to a waiting list, please email email@example.com and we will contact you should a space open up.
2013 Silent AuctionIf you plan on attending Aqua Vino, you may want to take a sneak peek at some of our fabulous auction items we have in store for you. More items keep getting added. Good luck and thank you to all our wonderful donors and partners!
Cuisine & Wine:
2013 Live AuctionWe have six exciting Live Auction lots at this year’s Aqua Vino. Each lot is outlined below. If you are interested in pre-bidding on any items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonoma Winemaker Tour with Kerry DamskeyThe winning bidder and 5 friends will fly on the included roundtrip airfare to San Francisco, then travel to the heart of Sonoma Valley. This trip includes:
Amazing Cayman Islands VacationWith direct flights from any of their US gateways, Cayman Airways will bring you straight into your vacation on the Cayman Islands. You’ll be staying four nights at the Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman, an exclusive oceanfront hotel catering to those who seek a grander level of relaxation and luxury. Let your imagination and sense of adventure wander in the Caribbean wonderland that is our Seven Mile Beach Resort on the island of Grand Cayman. From strolls on the picturesque white sands of Seven Mile Beach to sunset cocktails poolside, your Caribbean escape beckons. Included in this vacation are flights, tickets to Stingray City, another local attraction of your choice, and dinner at Guy Harvey’s Island Grille.
Explore AlaskaWe are thrilled to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity for you and a guest to explore Alaska like no other! Our good friends at Alaska Sea Life Center and Alaska Destinations will provide you incredible opportunities to get up close and personal with amazing aquatic life in the beautiful state of Alaska. You and a guest will enjoy three nights accommodations in Anchorage and/or Seward, round trip transportation to Seward Wildlife and a Glacier cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, Behind the Scenes VIP Tour of the Alaska Sea Life Center, and a ASLC Puffin Experience or Octopus Experience! Also included are flight credits from Atlanta to Anchorage for two guests.
Celebrity Cruising to the CaribbeanCelebrity offers the perfect Caribbean cruise for every sun lover. This luxurious cruise includes round-trip airfare for two to Fort Lauderdale. Then you are off on a wonderful 7-day vacation in a Veranda Stateroom on one of our beautiful ships leaving from either Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Enjoy some of the world's most visually stunning beaches in locations such as St. Kitts, Turks & Caicos, Cozumel and more! Explore villages for unique treasures, or excite your inner adventurer with Caribbean vacation tours both on land and sea. You can choose any ship, any date that works in your schedule!
Luxury Vegas GetawayYou and a guest will be whisked away on Southwest Airlines direct to Las Vegas for two nights in one of The Venetian’s or The Palazzo’s luxurious suites. Included in this package is airport limousine service that will bring you to VIP check-in, an incredible dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico, a Gondola ride for two on The Venetian’s Grand Canal and Spa Services for two at Canyon Ranch Spa Club. Bidding on this trip will bring you extra luck!
Atlanta’s Best Chefs Dinner at the Sheraton Atlanta paired with a fully stocked wine cellar!For a culinary experience you can’t buy—a collection of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs—you won’t want to miss! Some of our city’s best culinary talents will converge at the Sheraton Atlanta for an evening of culinary bliss! If you're planning an occasion, over-the-top-business event or celebration in the coming year, this is the perfect opportunity to allow us to handle the planning (and dishes) with Atlanta’s top culinary talent. This dinner for 10 also includes 5 complimentary room nights at the Sheraton Atlanta. You will also walk away with 10 cases of wines featured at Aqua Vino to stock your wine cellar! Compliments of our participating chefs, their restaurants and the Sheraton Atlanta. Cheers!
We would like to recognize our Next Wave Society Members who have donated their time and resources to help us plan this event!
Aqua Vino Chair:
Philip Lewis – Fulcrum Equity Partners
Aqua Vino Co-Chairs:
Dan Branch – Taylor Consulting Group
Joanna Cheng – Creative Financial Staffing
Aqua Vino Planning Committee:
Micheleh Chanthakham Center
William Bryant Jr.