Wine collectors, enthusiasts, and makers came together today in Barossa to celebrate the start of the extended Barossa Wine Auction season.
Presented by Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) and supported by Langton’s Fine Wines, the first of two live auction events saw a total of 29 lots from Barossa’s most prestigious and renowned wineries go under the hammer.
Langton’s Head of Auctions, Tamara Grischy and Baron of Barossa, Andrew Caillard MW, oversaw the buoyant bidding that made for an exhilarating and fast-paced auction.
The biennial event, first held as an integral part of the Barossa Vintage Festival in 1965, expands in 2021. The Sydney Live event featuring an additional 30 lots takes place on Thursday, 29 April and bidding for the online auction (58 unique lots) remains open until 2 May.
All lots in the auctions are sourced directly from the region’s wineries’ cellars and winemakers’ collections. Large format wines made an impressive and formidable display this year, with seven six-litre imperials up for grabs. A regular standout is the rare imperial of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange, which on its 75th anniversary, sold for $58,250 (including buyer’s premium) including Buyer’s Premium. One of only 11 bottled, the collector was an Australian-based collector.
In an extraordinary reflection on the quality of Barossa Grenache, the Torbreck 2010 Les Amis Imperial set a new record of a single bottle of Grenache sold in the auction, doubling its estimate with a final sale price of $6,960 (including buyer’s premium)
The Standish Wine Company The Relic Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier Imperial (6 litre) set an impressive result, reaching 10 times its estimate, at $8,155 (including buyer’s premium).
Eden Valley Riesling again inspired fervent bidding, with the 60 bottle Eden Valley Riesling Collection, Pewsey Vale Vineyard and Peter Lehmann Wigan vertical collections selling well above reserve.
Total sales for the Barossa live auction reached $162,226.25, including buyer’s premium.
Auctioneer, Andrew Caillard MW said:
“Nothing can stop Barossa. The exhuberance in the room today is a reflection of the resilience of Barossa. The generosity of Barossa’s community was returned as bidders from across Australia, buoyed by the confidence in the quality of Barossa’s wines, were willing to dig deep to invest.”
Another first this year was a partnership between the Barossa Wine Auction and technology company, Cellr, to deliver proof of provenance on all wines in the auction via a unique and digitally interactive experience using near field communication (NFC). Powered by Cellr’s customer engagement platform, buyers can tap their smartphone on the Barossa Seal of Provenance and immerse themselves in the latest brand experience.
Attendees of the Barossa Live Auction also had a first look at the new Barossa Wine game, an entertaining entry into the Barossa Wine School e-learning platform set for release in mid-2021. The Barossa Wine School e-learning platform was made possible through funding by the South Australian Government’s Wine Industry Development Scheme.
A portion of the net proceeds from the auction goes to the BGWA Well-being Fund. Administered by Foundation Barossa, the BGWA Well-being Fund aims to equip better members of the Barossa wine and grape growing community to provide active support for people affected by poor mental health.
An Art and Wine raffle with prizes including artworks by Andrew Holt, Bernadette Kaeding and Dragan Radocaj, paired with wines and a $1000 collection of Barossa wines, will further support this fund. Tickets are still available for purchase at $20 each at until Sunday, 2 May.
Full results – Barossa Wine Auction 2021 Barossa Live Event
All prices quoted below include 16.5% buyer’s premium
Lot noBrandDescriptionSale price including buyers premium
|B01||Collation||BAROSSA 100 Point Red Wine Collection 10 Bottle Set, Barossa Valley||$9,786.00|
|B02||Chateau Tanunda||CHATEAU TANUNDA 100 Year Old Vines 3 Magnum Set 2008, 2012 & 2016, Barossa Valley||$1,106.75|
|B03||Chris Ringland||CHRIS RINGLAND Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz, Barossa||$2,912.50|
|B04||Eden Hall||EDEN HALL Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Magnum Vertical Set 2004 – 2006, Eden Valley||$699.00|
|B05||Collation||EDEN VALLEY WINERIES Riesling collection, 60 bottle set Riesling, Eden Valley||$3,728.00|
|B06||Elderton||ELDERTON “Commanding 40 year history” Command Experience, Barossa Valley||$5,126.00|
|B07||Glaetzer||GLAETZER WINES Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 24 Bottle Set 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010, Barossa Valley||$3,262.00|
|B08||Henschke||3 BOTTLE SET and BOOK including 1 bottle 2015 Hill of Grace Shiraz, 1 bottle 2015 Hill of Roses Shiraz, 1 bottle 2015 Hill of Peace Semillon and 1 ‘Hill of Grace: 150 Years Under Southern Skies’ book, all signed by Stephen and Prue Henschke.||$3,961.00|
|B09||Henschke||4 BOTTLE set of Henschke Langton’s Exceptional and Outstanding wines, including: 1 bottle 2015 Hill of Grace Shiraz, 1 bottle 2015 Mount Edelstone Shiraz, 1 bottle 2016 Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 bottle 2015 Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, all signed by Stephen and Prue Henschke.||$2,563.00|
|B10||John Duval Wines||JOHN DUVAL WINES Plexus SGM 6 Magnum Set 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2017, Barossa Valley||$2,679.50|
|B11||Kalleske||KALLESKE Eduard Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$2,330.00|
|B12||Kalleske||KALLESKE Old Vine Collection 3 Bottle Set, Barossa Valley||$932.00|
|B13||Langmeil||LANGMEIL WINERY 1843 Freedom Shiraz 12 Bottle Set 2006, 2010, 2012 & 2016, Barossa Valley||$3,262.00|
|B14||Orlando||ORLANDO Centenary Hill Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$1,281.50|
|B15||Penfolds||PENFOLDS Bin 95 Grange Shiraz, South Australia||$58,250.00|
|B16||Penfolds||PENFOLDS Bin 95 Shiraz Grange Magnum Set, South Australia||$8,155.00|
|B17||Peter Lehmann||PETER LEHMANN Masterson dual release, Magnum Set, 2015, 2016 Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$4,077.50|
|B18||Peter Lehmann||PETER LEHMANN Wigan Riesling old and rare release, 6 bottle Set, 3 bottles each 2003, 2006 Riesling, Barossa Valley||$932.00|
|B19||Pewsey Vale Vineyards||PEWSEY VALE The Contours Riesling 12 Bottle Set & tour with Louisa Rose Riesling, Eden Valley||$2,097.00|
|B20||Poonawatta Estate||POONAWATTA ESTATE The 1880 Shiraz museum collection, 6 bottle vertical, 2005-2010 Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$2,679.50|
|B21||Rockford||ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 12 Bottle Set 2006-2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$7,572.50|
|B22||Schild Estate||SCHILD ESTATE Moorooroo Shiraz 6 Bottle Set 2015-2017, Barossa Valley||$1,631.00|
|B23||Seppeltsfield||SEPPELTSFIELD VIP Tour||$2,912.50|
|B24||St Hugo||ST HUGO Shiraz, Barossa||$932.00|
|B25||The Standish Wine Company||THE STANDISH WINE COMPANY The Relic Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier, Barossa Valley||$8,155.00|
|B26||Thorn-Clarke||THORN-CLARKE Ron Thorn Single Vineyard Shiraz, Barossa||$4,310.50|
|B27||Torbreck||TORBRECK Les Amis Grenache, Barossa Valley||$6,990.00|
|B28||Torbreck||TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley||$6,407.50|
|B29||Wolf Blass||WOLF BLASS WINES Platinum Label Shiraz, South Australia||$3,495.00|