OVERVIEW

2020 Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction
Friday, January 31, 2020
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
6:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
8 p.m. Seated Dinner

CO-CHAIRS

Valerie and Tracy Dieterich
Carolyn Faulk and Pat Studdert

HONORARY CHAIR

Robert T. Sakowitz

COLLECTOR’S AUCTION CHAIR

Bob Weiner

We are excited to announce the Houston Symphony’s 2020 Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction. This oenophile’s celebration presents the traditional extensive auction and gourmet dinner on Friday, January 31, 2020.

The night includes:

  • A wine and champagne reception
  • Extensive Collector’s Auction where you may find your favorite vintage, rare, and exceptional wines, spirits, and related experiences
  • A seated, multi-course dinner with wines thoughtfully chosen by Lindy and John Rydman of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
  • A chance to win an illustrious case of 100-point wines, rated 100 points by Robert Parker

This exclusive annual gala supports the Houston Symphony’s industry-leading Education and Community Engagement initiatives, at Jones Hall and in schools, hospitals and other venues throughout the city. These activities serve more than 181,000 Houstonians from all walks of life, including 114,000 children, each year.

TABLES

$75,000 Underwriter Table for Twelve

  • A premier table located front and center
  • VIP car service for table hosts
  • VIP valet for table guests
  • Private wine steward exclusively for your table
  • Opportunity to have a premier winemaker seated at your table
  • Invitation to the Underwriter Reception
  • Place card service

$50,000 Underwriter Table for Twelve

  • A premier table location
  • VIP car service for table hosts
  • VIP valet for table guests
  • Private wine steward exclusively for your table
  • Invitation to the Underwriter Reception
  • Place card service

$25,000 Premier Table for Ten

  • A premier table location
  • Valet parking
  • Place card service

$15,000 Prominent Table for Ten

$10,000 Table for Ten

TICKETS

$5,000 Underwriter Individual Ticket

  • A premier seating location
  • VIP valet parking
  • Invitation to the Underwriter Reception
  • Place card service

$2,500 Individual Ticket

$1,250 Individual Ticket (Limited Availability)

$1,250 Houston Symphony Musician Sponsor Ticket

  • Sponsor a Houston Symphony Musician and their guest to attend.

All benefits include complimentary valet parking, recognition in press materials, InTune magazine, and event related materials as print deadlines permit. The invitation print deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018.

I/We would like to purchase a table or ticket(s) to the 2019 Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction.

Every year, the event begins with a reception for guests to sip wine and champagne, explore a variety of outstanding wines and wine-related items in the extensive silent auction, and participate in the ever-popular raffle to win 12 bottles of 100-point wine. Best of all, every dollar raised through the auction supports the Symphony’s nationally-recognized Education and Community Engagement initiatives that serve more than 181,000 Houstonians, including 114,000 children, each year.

All bidding will be done electronically through your mobile device. An online auction catalog will be available to view 1-2 weeks prior to the event.

If you have an interest for fine wine and spirits, and are interested in donating to the Collector’s Auction, please contact:

Timothy Dillow, Director, Special Events
timothy.dillow@houstonsymphony.org or
713.337.8538

Complimentary valet is a benefit to all table and ticket buyers. We encourage our patrons to consider Uber or Lyft for transportation needs for the evening. There is a dedicated ride-share drop-off and pick-up point.

Upon your arrival, please follow the signs to the check-in area to receive your table number, auction catalog, and activate your bidder number. A credit card number is required to activate your bidder number.

$450 per seat assigned

2019 Wine Dinner Invitation

For more information, or to purchase a table or tickets, please contact:

Tim Dillow, Director, Special Events
timothy.dillow@houstonsymphony.org or
713.337.8538

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