For the first time, winelovers and collectors across the globe will have the opportunity to watch the electric Barossa Wine Chapters Auction live through the Langton’s Website and the Barossa Dirt Facebook page. The introduction of live streaming allows overseas and interstate bidders to experience the drama of the live auction in real time, with opportunity to place bids on rare vertical collections of back vintages, as well as large format and special releases from 59 of Barossa’s most prestigious and distinguished wineries. A total of 30 lots are open for bidding as part of the live auction, with lots valued from $40 up to $54,000.
The live streaming will commence at 11.45AM ACST, with introductions from event MC, James March, CEO of the Barossa Grape & Wine Association. Lots 1 to 15 will then be auctioned live between 12.20pm and 1.10pm ACST, followed by Lots 16 to 30 between 2.10pm and 3pm ACST. Live interviews with winemakers and successful bidders in attendance at the auction will also air before and after the auction, as well as between the two separate Lot brackets.
In the lead up to the live auction, bids on the 30 live auction Lots can be placed through Langton’s website until 10am AEST on Friday 21 April. There are also 159 lots available online only, with bidding open from now until 7pm AEST on Friday 21 April.
Highlights from the auction include an exclusive Lunch with Artisans of Barossa for 10 people valued at $1,500, where guests will be hosted by an Artisan of their choice while dining on Harvest Kitchen’s “Feed Me” menu with wines matched for each course.
Rare items available for bidding include a 50-Year-Old Aged Tawny from Penfolds, valued at $3,300 per bottle, as well as the experimental Penfolds Bin 170 Kalimna Block 3C Shiraz, crafted entirely from the 19th century Kalimna Vineyard. Wine investors may also wish to bid on The Laird Shiraz 2012 from Torbreck, a single vineyard Shiraz from Torbreck’s dry-grown old vine Gnadenfrei vineyard, valued at $8,000 per bottle.
This year, the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction has introduced the Barossa Seal of Provenance in an effort to combat wine counterfeiting. All bottles sold through the auction will feature a tamper proof Seal of Provenance, featuring a unique code as a point of verification for the life of the wine. The seal protects the security and integrity of the bidders investment.
The 2017 Barossa Wine Chapters Auction e-guide can be viewed here.
About the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction
The last Barossa Wine Chapters Auction was held in April 2015, resulting in record sales including $12,815 for 2009 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Imperial, and an incredible sale of $53,590 for 2009 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz Imperial. The first Barossa Wine Auction was held in 1965, with the aim of supporting the Barossa Vintage Festival and other charities, and has been held every two years since. The 2015 auction was the first to introduce online bidding in the weeks prior to the live auction. In 2017, the auction has introduced the Seal of Provenance, to recognize the authenticity and integrity of the wines coming directly from the wineries cellars.
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