If you're a cognoscente of fine wines, you won't want to miss the eighteenth annual Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank.
Elegant Vintages is Central Indiana's premier annual wine extravaganza! All of the proceeds from this amazing evening help fund the care and feeding of more than 1,600 animals and 23,000 plants in the collection at the Indianapolis Zoo.
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 often 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!
Each year, guests enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with exquisite wines and live entertainment following the auction. You can upgrade your tickets to the Patron level to 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 first chance to bid on silent auction items. Or for the ultimate experience, become a Connizooer to enjoy all of those benefits plus premium seating and premium wine with dinner.
But to make this happen, we need your help now! You can further help the Zoo by making or arranging for the donation of one more auction items. Fine wine is, of course, the focus of this event, and we have auctioned off numerous exceptional wines from some of the finest cellars in the Midwest. We would love to count your cellar among them. If you'd like to donate some of your own "elegant vintages" we can assure you they will find good homes in fellow wine-lovers' collections. Donations need not be limited to wine. Every year attendees have the opportunity to bid on outstanding vacation packages, art, jewelry, wine tastings, event tickets, sports, packages, collectibles and other unique experiences.