SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK SALE OF MAGNIFICENT WINES BROUGHT $3,833,171 Today at Sotheby’s, Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s single-owner sale, Magnificent Wines from the Warren A. Stephens Collection, brought $3,833,171
In addition to his management responsibilities associated with Stephens Inc., he served on the NASD District Conduct Committee for three years finishing as its chairman. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alltel Corp. and Dillards, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Washington & Lee University.
Active in community and civic affairs, he is a past chairman of the board of the Arkansas Arts Center and is currently chairman of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board, as well as chairman of the Episcopal Collegiate School Foundation Board. He also served as chairman of the Capital Campaign to renovate the current theatre for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Born on February 18, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he and his wife, Harriet C. Stephens have three children, Miles Stephens, John Stephens and Laura Stephens.
Warren Stephens’ interest in wine was sparked during his travels through Europe as a young adult. Since this first exposure to the vineyards of France, Stephens has become the Chief Executive Officer of his family’s investment banking business, Stephens Inc., dividing his time between Arkansas and New York City. A constant in this busy life is his enjoyment of wine and his growing collection, which began seriously in the late 1980s. Stephens’ enthusiasm for wine has simple roots – he revels in the taste and experience of drinking a great vintage. The only criteria he took into account when amassing this impressive collection of almost 5,000 bottles, was to have ‘a broad selection of different wines to fit any occasion.’ However, he never expected to reach this level and admits to being surprised at the quantity of wine he has amassed over the years.
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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium