The courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House, one of the largest private courtyards in the French Quarter belonging to a historic residence and built in 1831, served as the venue for Wine Fête. The program raised funds for Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses and educational museum programming, which includes a summer camp for kids, monthly lectures, exhibits and more.
Andrea Mahfouz and Kristin Moore served as event chairs. Elizabeth Bush, Katie Key and Shameen Wrighton served as vice chairs.
The Clark Group at Morgan Stanley supported as a major sponsor, joined by sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mahfouz and Drs. Kristin and Brian Moore. Louisiana Seafood also sponsored the event with fresh seafood.
The Bourbon & Bubbles Patron Party provided early access to the event and a first look at the auction items. The Little Bar on Gravier and Succession Bar Room provided Veuve Clicquot champagne and Woodford Reserve bourbon for the patrons.
Pigèon Catering cooked up shrimp and grits, oysters, and other seafood dishes all provided by Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. El Guapo provided a special cocktail and mocktail for the main event. Wine for the event was also specially selected by the Wine Seller. The Jenn Howard Band performed live music.
Key auction items included diamond jewelry from Wellington & Co. Fine Jewelers, Pure Dermatology, a lifetime membership to the Clean Eating Academy, Jumpstart Program and gift basket from Wake Up & Read the Labels, and a week in Watercolor, Florida donated by Stacy and Jeremy Head.