*Update 10 April.  Lunch event SOLD OUT.  Online Auction open until April 17.

 

Avid wine collectors and enthusiasts can create their own Barossa wine collection, direct from Barossa winemakers’ cellars, by bidding in the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction in April, 2015. For the first time in the auction’s 50 year history, prospective buyers can bid online from Thursday 2 April to Friday 17 April, meaning they can take part in the auction from anywhere in Australia and around the world.

In addition, the live auction is still being held in the Barossa on Friday 17 April, continuing the tradition of the excitement and sense of occasion that a live auction creates. A special selection of wine and experiences are being auctioned live, by Andrew Caillard MW, complemented by a Barossa inspired lunch at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. Tickets are $130/head including a three course lunch and Barossa wines.

The Barossa Wine Chapters Auction, presented by the Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA), is the evolution of the Barossa Wine Auction that has been held as part of the Barossa Vintage Festival since 1965. Taking inspiration from other renowned auctions such as Hospice de Beaune and Auction Napa Valley, BGWA is setting the ambitious goal for the auction to earn its place as one of the world’s top regional wine auctions in the next 10 years.

Partnering with Langton’s Wine Auction is an important step in taking the auction to the next level. Langton’s expertise lies in fine wine auctions and delivering auctions through an online platform giving all prospective buyers the confidence in the quality and provenance of the wines being offered. The Langton’s Classification of Australian wine is also critically important in positioning Barossa as the leading fine wine region in Australia with 30 Barossa wines listed in the latest classification, the largest number from a single region.

“This is a Barossa wine auction not to be missed,” said James March, Chief Executive of BGWA. “With nearly 300 lots from 60 wineries on offer there is a full range of Barossa wines to choose from. The Barossa winemakers have been generous in searching out rare vertical collections of back vintages, special releases, large format and Langton’s Classified Wines.”

“A particular highlight is a rare collection of wines from the late Peter Lehmann’s own cellar, with Dave and Phil Lehmann curating the wines to ensure that they are the best representatives of the wines in the cellar from the 1960’s and 1970’s.”

Other highlights of the auction are from iconic Barossa producers such as Henschke, with a one-off Imperial of the 2009 Hill of Grace, Torbreck and Grant Burge Wines. Artisanal wineries, such as Tscharke and Glen Eldon, are entering the auction for the first time plus a number of money can’t buy experiences, are being offered.

A philanthropic tradition that was established at the first auction in 1965, continues with the net proceeds of the auction going to supporting the Barossa Vintage Festival and local charities. Money has already been raised for a range of charities through the complementary “Lunch with a Barossa Legend” table auction that was held in December with nearly $3,000 going to winemakers’ nominated charities.

 

 More Information

For more information on the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction go to www.barossa.com

View the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction Catalogue ebook online

Download the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction Catalogue – 12mb PDF

To register to bid in the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction go to www.langtons.com.au/register

For more information on the Barossa Vintage Festival go to www.barossavintagefestival.com.au

Download the Infographic (pdf)

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