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photographed by Kenny Martinez

Myriad wines for tasting and bidding brought new flavors to Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses’ “Amazing Grapes” wine auction hosted by Event Chairs Elise Lapeyre Merlin and Pierce Jonassen Young and Auction Chairs Tricia King and Stephanie November. Broussard’s Restaurant provided exquisite food for the evening.

What was different this year? For starters, the event was held for the first time at the Hermann-Grima House. The organization disproved the expression “You can’t go home again” as the event was brought back to one of the historic house museums.

Zaid Ammari and the staff of Broussard’s partnered with HGGH to design the new layout for the gala. The gate separating the courtyards between the buildings was thrown open for the evening!

James Moises of Bizou Wines led a wine tasting of over 60 wines from around the globe.

Champagne, collectibles and oversized bottles made a presence at the silent auction. Top packages included a case of Veuve Clicquot, bottles of Laurent Perrier, Pol Roger, Perrier Jouet, Rouinart and Dom Perignon; fine wines from Kistler, Moises Wines, Golden Eye, La Sirena, Caymus and Lynch-Bages; and a six-liter bottle of Duckhorn, magnums of wine from Stuhlmuller, Sequoia Grove, Silver Oak, Antica, Ramey Wine Cellars and Swanson Vineyards.

The live auction featured 11 lots, including standouts such as a bottle of 1990 Chateau Margaux, 2010 Opus One, 1990 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion and a Tim Trampolin original watercolor. 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “Amazing Grapes,” benefiting Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
When: Friday, February 27
Where: Hermann-Grima House