Wine enthusiasts and collectors will have access to Barossa’s most exclusive and rare wines at the bi-annual Barossa Wine Chapters Auction in April, 2017. Presented by Barossa Grape & Wine Association and supported by Langton’s Fine Wines, wines will be auctioned online from 7 to 21 April and the live auction will be held at a special lunch event on Friday 21 April, 2017.
The auction will feature rare vertical collections of back vintages, as well as large format and special releases from 59 of Barossa’s most prestigious and distinguished wineries, with a total of 159 lots available online and an additional 30 lots available at the live auction. Lots are valued from $40 up to $54,000, with wine to appeal to everyone from casual wine drinkers to connoisseurs and investors.
Held at the Barossa’s acclaimed Chateau Tanunda, the dramatic live auction will be conducted by Baron of the Barossa Andrew Caillard MW, and will be held over a three-course lunch, showcasing the very best of the Barossa’s local produce. Just 400 tickets will be available for the renowned bi-annual event, sold at $150 per person. The net proceeds of the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction are used to support the delivery of the Barossa Vintage Festival and other local charities.
Andrew Caillard earned the coveted distinction of ‘Master of Wine’ in 1993, an honour bestowed to just 353 people globally. Caillard’s passion for wine saw him co-found Langton’s following a lifelong career in the industry spanning across England, France, Germany and Australia. Caillard is recognised as a ‘Baron of Barossa’, a rare distinction for non-Barossan’s, due to his strong support of the region and involvement as a wine auctioneer.
Barossa Wine Chapters Auction
What: Auction of the Barossa’s most rare and sought after wines, direct from winery cellars
When: Online Auction: 7 April to 21 April, 2017. Live Auction: 21 April, 2017
Where: Live Auction to take place at Chateau Tanunda, 9 Basedow Road, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia
How: View the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction e-Catalogue here
Online auction open for bidding from 7 April at www.langtons.com.au
Book Tickets here for the live auction and lunch
Barossa Wine Chapter’s last 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 is introducing the Seal of Provenance, to recognize the authenticity and integrity of the wines coming directly from the wineries cellars.