Report on July Auction & Announcing The Date of August Live Auction

Our July Online Auction finished last Sunday and went beyond its presale estimates, thanks for all our bidders who made it another success.


With the exception of the 2010 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes Imperial (6 litre) taking the top hammer at $1468.75, Bordeaux blends led the show in this auction (as they have for six consecutive months). Also in a larger format, 1994 Te Motu Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Magnum reached $481.75 while its standard bottle from same vintage achieved $235. Both 2003 and 2005 Te Mata Coleraine achieved $258.50 and 2005 Le Petit Mouton Rothschild sold for $446.50.


We had various vintages of Stonyridge Vineyard Larose in this auction with most of these lots in OWC; the 2011 vintage sold for $211.50, 2012 and 2016 vintages followed at $199.75 while Stonyridge’s one-off second label, 2017 Stonyridge Vineyard ‘Coeur de Lion’, got snapped at $117.50 – all great buys.


Other highlights include Vintage 2002 Dom Perignon Brut that reached $481.75 while its 2003 vintage sold for $387.75. 1939 KWV Boberg Superior Tawny Port achieved $176.25. Very interestingly, the lot that achieved the most views from this auction was actually a humble bottle of Ng Ka Py Liqueur from Taiwan bottled in 1978, which sold for $32.90.


Our next auction will be a LIVE/online event on Tuesday 3rd August at Caro’s Wine 14 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn. Please note the auction will start at 6.00 pm. As usual, this will be streamed live on We will open something special to taste that evening too.



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