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Rare NSW Wines and unicorn moments under the hammer for First Planted Auction bidders

July 28, 2016 Beverage No Comments Email Email

Ever wanted to helicopter around Mudgee, dine at The Zin House located in the famous Lowe family vineyard and get the VIP treatment at the Huntington Music Festival? Or perhaps hang out with Luke Mangan and 23 of your besties at Glandore Estate barrel room for a food and wine experience most people dream about?

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NSW Wine Industry Association have assembled not only incredibly rare wines, that for the first time wine lovers and drinkers can access via the Langton’s auction, but also the opportunity to be part of truly ‘unicorn’ moments with some of the industry’s finest personalities. Never again will anyone have the chance to be part of the first Printhie & Swinging Bridge Premium Chardonnay Blend and Dine event or choose and bottle your favourite barrel of Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay from the 2016 vintage…this is a unique moment in NSW Wine history.

For those not able to attend, bidding can be done remotely at NSW Wine website on 2nd September for the 30 lots that will sell at the gala lunch. Access is then available to the remainder of the lots up to 9pm on Tuesday 6th September via the Langton’s

“It’s great to see winemakers from across NSW digging deep into their private cellars and calling in favours to present some truly unique lots for the First Planted Auction.  Many wine lovers will be familiar with our iconic wines and this auction will see one-off collections going under the hammer, such as a vertical dozen of McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon that represents 25 Trophies and 136 Gold Medals, magnums of Brokenwood’s flagship Graveyard Shiraz and the only six litre bottle produced of Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz from the outstanding 2014 vintage” said NSW Wine Industry Association President Tom Ward.

“But it’s not all about the Hunter Valley”, Ward explains, “we have Gewurztraminer from New England, Cabernet from the Hilltops and Chardonnay from Orange – producers that may be new to those that haven’t been following wine show results in recent years.  We also have a three pack of 1984, 1994 and 2004 vintages of De Bortoli’s infamous Noble One from the Riverina on offer that will have the punters clambering to secure before the cheese course is served.”

The auction will be run by Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine from Langton’s, who is well regarded as an expert in the field of fine wine.

“The NSW Wine Industry has a history going back to our earliest colonial beginnings. It is worth remembering that NSW wines were exhibited, won gold medals and were enjoyed at many of Europe’s grand 19th century showcases, including the famous 1855 International Exhibition in Paris. Both Emperor Napoleon III and Queen Victoria sampled and cellared NSW wines.

With offerings from Brokenwood, Clonakilla, Lake’s Folly, McWilliam’s, Tyrrell’s and a wide array of regional producers, this aptly named First Planted Auction, reflects the ambitions of our forefathers and the aspirations of a new generation of winemakers. This auction comprises unique experiences and rare wines that express the voice, tastes and sensibilities of our State,” said Mr Caillard.

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