Auction Items

Evening of Fine Wines will feature auction items with more than 100 packages in categories such as dining, family, health and beauty, sports and leisure, and travel.

Interested in donating an item or service? With over 500 attendees annually, a donation to Evening of Fine Wines puts your name in front of hundreds of people in the local community and helps turn dreams into realities by helping raise funds for scholarships, programming and student services.

Our 2019 donation form will be available soon!

Questions? Contact Teresa Arnold at 860-512-2924 or e-mail

Mobile Bidding

Mobile bidding allows guests to bid anytime from anywhere during our event simply by using a smartphone or with the help of a “bidding buddy” during the event. We will be asking guests to pre-register their credit card the night of the event and to provide smartphone numbers and email addresses.

Mobile bidding also allows ticket holders early access to our auction online!

Here’s how mobile bidding works:

  1. Before the event, we are asking guests to pre-register their email and smartphone number*. This will keep lines short at registration! If we do not yet have this information, please contact
  2. On the night of the event, guests will confirm their mobile phone number and swipe their credit card** so they can bid on the auctions. A text will be sent to their cell phone that includes a link to the mobile bidding page.
  3. When the link is selected, the phone’s web browser will connect with the Greater Giving mobile bidding website. There is no app to download.
  4. To bid, guests will confirm their name and type in the number of the auction item they want, and make a bid. If guests are outbid, they will receive a text asking whether they’d like to bid again.
  5. If guests do not have a phone that can access the Internet, we will have volunteers with tablets at Bidding Stations and floating around the event that can be used to place bids. There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to assist guests with placing bids.
  6. The guest with the highest bid for each item at closing time wins and will be notified!

* Smartphone number only and is solely for the purpose of mobile bidding access.
** Greater Giving software is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.