Hedgepeth Heredia’s Jessica Reece Fagan Co-Chairs New High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction “High on the Hog” Event

This March, the High Museum of Art will feature a new opportunity to enjoy great food and wine as part of its premier annual fundraiser, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, with the new event, “High on the Hog.” It is chaired by Hedgepeth Heredia partner Jessica Reece Fagan and her husband, attorney Will Fagan. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the High’s Art Access program.

On March 21, the first-ever High on the Hog event debuts as part of the 2019 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. The new event will feature tastings by more than fifteen visiting winemakers paired with local food stations, each putting their spin on international BBQ varieties, as well as music by local DJ Timothy DeGroot of Rare Form Creatives and Hip + Hitched.

“As a mother and family law attorney, chairing an event dedicated to raising money to support the next generation’s love of art is just such a unique and inspiring opportunity,” says Jessica Reece Fagan, Partner at Hedgepeth Heredia. “And as a local food enthusiast, I cannot wait to rub elbows with and try foods from some of the best cooks and winemakers around.”

Fagan is on the board of Georgia Organics (, a nonprofit that champions organic agriculture and healthy families by empowering farmers to thrive. It also helps schools engage children in educational farm-to-school experiences and works to make organic and local food accessible to all Georgians.

Event attendees will also have the chance to win tickets to the Wine Auction on Saturday, March 23, as well as bid on art created by regional artists in tandem with artists in the High’s teen education program.

Artist Sally King Benedict to Create Unique Art for Event

One local artist, Sally King Benedict, is creating an exclusive and unique sketch for the event. Her art will be utilized in connection with the High’s art education program so that VIP attendees to the event can have a tangible memory of how Atlanta’s premier arts museum is making art accessible and relatable to all ages.

“As a professional artist and mother, I am thrilled to partner with the High Museum of Art to raise awareness and monies, especially to support their youth education programs,” says artist Sally King Benedict.

High on the Hog Details


  • General Admission – $150
  • VIP Experience – $250 (early access, champagne toast, more)

Participating wineries include Lando Wines, Carpenter Wines, Reynold Family Wines, Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines, Left Coast Cellars, Bernardus, JAX Wine, Hawkes Winery, Sojourn Cellars, Component Wine Company, Turley Wine Cellars, Schweiger Vineyards, ZD Wines, Tongue Dancer Wines, Kenefick Ranch and Winery, The Donum Estate Winery, and Imaginarium Blanc de Blanc.

Participating restaurants include Local Three, Biltong Bar, Bully Boy, The Barrelhouse, The Deer and the Dove/Side Bar/Wrecking Bar, Fox Bros Bar-B-Que, Serpas, Sweet Auburn Barbeque, Hazel Jane’s Wine & Coffee Bar, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, Sublime Donuts, Red Queen Tarts and Championship BBQ Master Chad Parker.

About the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction

Founded in 1993, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art. The Wine Auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta and the No. 1 charity wine auction benefiting the arts. Proceeds generated by the Auction, which have amounted to more than $30 million over the last 26 years, provide a significant source of funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Proceeds help to make possible special exhibitions and partnerships. The Auction also provides funds for dynamic youth education programs, which draw more than 65,000 schoolchildren to the High each year. For more information, visit


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