An exclusive and elegant evening for collectors of fine wine, The Vault sets the stage for the Grand Tasting. This year's format will feature two great opportunities for serious collectors: the first allows wine enthusiasts to sample from over 120 exhibiting wine and spirit producers. The second, and most exclusive tier, is The Collection. Curated by the official Festival Artist Christopher M., this tier will feature highly allocated wines and limited access to consumers. A silent auction takes place during this event with proceeds benefiting the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship programs.