Report on September Auction & Announcing The Date of Next Single Vendor Auction

Amidst the challenges of navigating different restrictions borne from the pandemic, the fine wine market continues to boom worldwide. As the leading, specialist Rare and Fine Wine auction house in New Zealand, we are always looking internationally to understand how we can change-up our wine auctions. Our aspiration to provide our buyers with more opportunities to bid on coveted wines was well received in our most recent online auction that closed on Sunday.  We elected to let the sale run 2 weeks longer than previously, and from the interest we garnered and the great results achieved, we could see that many of you enjoyed the extra time.


Rhone has always been one of our strongest and most “dependable” regions, the highest hammer win went for 1990 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape at $1175. 2005 Chateau La Nerthe Cuvee des Cadettes Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum sold for $434.75 followed by 2001 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve Chateauneuf du Pape at $423, and 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape achieved $293.75 while 2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape reached $199.75, great value!


Kiwi Syrah’s did well too, achieving the highest sell-through rate possible with 100% sell through. 2015 Craggy Range Le Sol sold for $199.75, 2013 Trinity Hill Homage Magnum reached $270.25 while 2015 Trinity Hill Homage sold for $117.50.


Aged German Riesling is a great example of true grace and elegance. We had quite few in this past auction, with 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese selling for $282, followed by 2001 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese and 2005 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese at $141. We love German Rieslings and there will be a few more coming through the auctions over the next few months.


Other highlights worth to mention are – 1999 Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia sold for $1057.50, 1967 Marc Bredif Grande Annee Vouvray achieved $846, 2015 Chateau Pavie got snapped at $481.75, 1990 Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Cuvee de Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru reaching $940 and Yamazaki Single Malt 12 Year Old Whisky selling for $470.


All prices include Buyers Premium but exclude GST.


Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the online sale, please feel free to give us feedback if there’s anything we could do to make it an even better experience for you.


Our next offering will be a Special Single Vendor auction featuring the cellar of Claudia Elze and the late Mike Weersing (the former owners of Pyramid Valley) in an online format. Starting from 10th September through to the 5th October. Be sure to check out the details when our sale notice arrives into your inbox. Stay tuned!