The courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House was festooned with strands of lights illuminating the evening of “Amazing Grapes, Wine Tasting and Auction for Education.” Guests walked between the courtyard and the neighboring Broussard’s Restaurant as they mingled throughout the evening.

The Gumbo Trio jazz band performed in the backdrop as attendees tasted wines from a trio of tables – one red, one white and one for rosé and sparkling – by Dr. James Moises of Bizou Wines and Moises Wines. Each table hosted 12 wines, and Broussard’s Restaurant catered gumbo, shrimp and grits, artichoke and truffle pasta and bananas Foster.

Major auction items included vintage wines dating to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s; a week’s stay at a beachfront condo in Perdido Key, Florida; dinner for 10 at Restaurant R’evolution; jewelry by Julie Vos and Dominique Giordano; tours of Willamette Valley Vineyards in Oregon; several pieces of art from Esom Gallery and Abode; decorative pillows by Renee Laborde and Haven Custom Furnishings; as well as gift certificates to some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, hotels and shops.

Funds raised will benefit the museum’s programs to bring history to life and enhance the quality of education for both students and teachers.

Tricia King and Stephanie November served as event Co-Chairs. The event hosted approximately 200 guests and raised more than $90,000.


What: “Amazing Grapes, Wine Tasting and Auction for Education,” benefiting Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
When: Saturday, April 23
Where: Hermann-Grima House