Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala

2022 Gala Week Events

Limited Private Vintner Dinners: Wednesday, May 4

This series of dinners will be held at exclusive Lexington venues. Guests attending the dinners are top donors, sponsors and wine aficionados in the community. Our goal is to provide you with a better opportunity to showcase your brands and develop relationships. Dinners are available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. The requirement is a commitment to participate in the Auction. For more details or to schedule your dinner, email

Wine Auction & Derby Gala: Thursday, May 5

The main event! The Auction is by invitation only. Special full week packages are available by request.

Auction and Vintner Chair Dinner (Exclusive, By Invitation Only), May 6

Participating vintners and sponsors attend horse farm tours throughout the Central Kentucky region and see first-hand the outdoor treasures that make Lexington the “Horse Capital of the World.”

The Kentucky Derby: Saturday, May 7

Vintners and sponsors travel to Churchill Downs, the premier Thoroughbred racetrack known as the “Home of the Kentucky Derby.” Guests sip Mint Juleps, admire Derby fashions and enjoy the thrills of horse racing, including the 146th Kentucky Derby. Guests are seated in impossible to obtain seats, just yards away from the track. It’s a day you won’t want to miss!