Our May Live Auction was Extremely Successful with 87% of Our Lots Selling

Report On Our May Live Auction

Our May Live auction was extremely successful with 87% of our Lots selling – making our vendors very happy indeed. Our auctions are always viewed internationally and May was no exception. We welcomed buyers from across New Zealand, China and the UK.

Highlights (and there were many) include a bottle of 2007 Maison Leroy Chambertin  Grand Cru from Burgundy selling for $6815. Penfolds Grange 2008 case of 6 bottles selling for $4230 (this is a 100 point wine from Robert Parker.com) and a bottle of 1990 Penfolds Bin 707 selling for $481. All prices includes Buyers Premium of 17.5%. We offered a great selection of NZ Pinot Noirs that was well received by our Bidders, as did NZ Bordeaux blends from the likes of Te Mata, Stonyridge, Sacred Hill and Puriri Hills.

To celebrate Kiwi creativity our May auction had a deep emphasis on New Zealand, where a a smattering of wines from Australia, Germany and France kept things interesting. Our focus on New Zealand wines nodded to the creative talents of Kiwis, especially as we celebrate New Zealand Music Month.  To live into our commitment, The Wine Auction Room is donating a percentage of our profits to Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa (www.ctoa.co.nz) to assist them and the great work they do.

We were thrilled to see familiar faces and new faces in the sale room, and of course our large contingent of online bidders kept the sale lively.  Overall we had a great deal of very happy vendors and buyers which makes for a very chuffed Wine Auction Room.

Our next auction will be an online auction between the 5th– 9thJune. Then our Live auction in July promises to be very exciting with just two cellars coming up for auction including the cellar of a retired Auckland restauranteur!