Report on May Auction & Announcing the Date of June LIVE Auction

Every year in May we have a big focus on New Zealand wines. Our lovely wine community made the 2022 May Online auction another proud Kiwi event.

We had a great collection of Hawkes Bay reds leading the show, the 6-bottle lot of 2013 Te Mata Estate Coleraine OWC took the highest win of $1198.50; also in 6-pack format the 2013 and 2014 Craggy Range Le Sol reached $916.50. 2002 Church Road Tom reached $199.75, 2010 Trinity Hill Homage achieved $141 and 2008 Bilancia La Collina Syrah sold for $117.50. Another NZ top red, the 6-bottle lot of 2010 Stonyridge Vineyard Larose got snapped at $1128.

The rise of Kiwi Pinot Noir has been lauded both domestically and internationally and it is easy to see why. 2013 Prophet’s Rock Retrospect Pinot Noir achieved $188, followed by 2006 Amisfield RKV Pinot Noir at $176.25. The always impressive Valli scored $152.75 with its 2013 vintage, followed by 2009 Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir at $129.25, 2011 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Earth Smoke got snapped at $117.50 and 2008 Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Pinot Noir sold for $70.50.

From the mother region of Pinot Noir, 1993 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue Grand Cru sold for $940, and 2017 Domaine de la Vougeraie Vosne Romanee Aux Champs Perdrix magnum achieved $399.50, which is closely followed by 2008 Alex Gambal Chambertin Grand Cru at $376. 2014 Domaine Bertagna Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru sold for $305.50, from the same vintage, 2014 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Rouge achieved $211.50

Over the ditch, 1977 Henschke Hill of Grace took the highest win from the region at $799, 1997 Penfolds Bin 707 reached $317.25 and 2010 Henschke ‘Cyril Henschke’ sold for $188. We surely had wines in all styles, for all pockets and palates.

Perfect for the upcoming winter dishes or your chocolatey desserts, 1977 Taylor’s Vintage sold for $246.75 followed by 1977 Dow’s Vintage at $211.50 and 1977 Croft Vintage at $188.

Thanks again for bidders who participated in our auction, we hope you had fun bidding online and please do let us know if there’s anything we should do to make your experience an even better one.

Our next auction will be a LIVE/online event on Tuesday 7th June 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 The full catalogue will be published soon, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first ones to know.