Flap your fins for Georgia Aquarium’s 12th annual Aqua Vino on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, celebrating the common bottlenose dolphin. This premier fundraiser features sample wines from around the world and the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. Aqua Vino is an elegant social event that gives guests an evening to enjoy the Aquarium while supporting our vital research and conservation efforts. This year’s event will benefit the common bottlenose dolphin, featured in the Aquarium’s AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery. Georgia Aquarium’s research team has studied more than 360 dolphins as part of its Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Project (HERA) in the Indian River Lagoon, Fla. and Charleston, S.C. These health assessments on wild dolphins have also found a causal link between the ocean, dolphin health, and human health.

Throughout the event, guests can partake in an exclusive silent auction, listen to live music from Joe Grandsen, and stroll through our incredible galleries featuring over 500 species. Guests can enjoy tastings of more than 200 wines from around the world and sample food from many of Atlanta’s finest restaurants.

Grand Tasting tickets include 7 p.m. entry, access to all Aquarium galleries, a signature keepsake Aqua Vino wine glass, tastings from Atlanta’s premier restaurants and samplings of wine from around the world, and complimentary self-parking.

VIP Tasting tickets include Grand Tasting ticket offers, plus 6:30 p.m. red carpet arrival, valet parking, a private VIP lounge with reserve wines, featured tastings and a VIP gift bag. VIP Tasting also includes an exciting and personal dolphin trainer session at 7 p.m. Three lucky VIP guests will be given the chance to win a Dolphin Designs session. This includes a Behind the Seas tour, meet and paint with a dolphin, and a one-of-a-kind artwork made by one of our charismatic dolphins as a keepsake.

Tickets are currently on sale. Grand Tasting tickets are $95+ tax after July 26, 2017 and Grand Tasting member tickets are $75+ tax. VIP Tasting tickets are $250+ tax after July 26, 2017 and VIP Tasting Member tickets are $225+ tax. Event attendees must be 21 years of age with a valid ID. To purchase tickets and learn more about Georgia Aquarium’s Aqua Vino visit: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/support/how-to-donate/fundraising-events/aqua-vino

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