Report on Pyramid Valley Auction & Reminder of Current Charity Auction

Thanks to our bidders and the loyal supporters of Pyramid Valley Vineyards who participated in our Single Vendor Auction – The Cellar of Claudia and Mike, which concluded last Tuesday. It was a great auction, and we achieved a very pleasing 94% sell-through rate. Our Single Vendor auctions always do exceptionally well due to provenance, and this was no different.

We had a wide range of back vintages no longer seen in retail, and various varietals in the wonderful biodynamic style for which Mike and Claudia were famed. The highest hammer went for 2009 Cowley Family Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum at $293.75, followed by 2009 Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum at $211.50 and 2007 Howell Family Vineyard Cabernet Franc Magnum at $188, it’s worth to mention that all of these three were from Pyramid Valley Growers Collection.

From the Waikari home block, 2014 Angel Flower Pinot Noir led the show at $164.50, and the 2010 vintage achieved $152.75 while the 2006 and 2010 vintages both sold for $141. Also from the home block, 2006 & 2010 Earth Smoke Pinot Noir and 2013 Field of Fire Chardonnay were also sold for $141. The 2010 & 2014 Lion’s Tooth Chardonnay closely followed at $129.25.

All prices include Buyer’s Premium.

Thanks again to Claudia, Mike and all bidders who made this once-in-a-lifetime auction possible and indeed a great success.

Our current auction #helpforhospo is a not-for-profit sale, which is in full flight for a short time only. This is a fantastic initiative set to provide direct and additional support to hospitality workers who need immediate financial help. The Wine Auction Room have been approached to auction a small and perfectly formed collection of wine to help those in need. We have also put up one of our Magnum vaults for auction, so if you are looking at off-site professional storage over the summer months in New Zealand’s best temperature and humidity-controlled environment, have a bid. This is a fantastic cause and with NO RESERVE and NO FEES there really is a reason to bid generously. Remember, 100% of your successful bid will go directly to those who need our help most.

Join this online auction for a limited time from now till Sunday 17th October 7pm. Show your support for our hospitality industry today.