The Grapes For Humanity auction is set to go live on October 12th, and today their catalogues become available for viewing. Hosted from Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, this weekend you can peruse the three lists with an array of spectacular wines and wine experiences to choose from.
It’s important to remember that this is a charitable fundraising auction, meaning that there is no buyers premium! Successful bidders will be responsible for the hammer price plus the taxes associated with the province of sale (BC = 13%, AB = 5%, ON = 0%). If that is not incentive to get bidding, I’m not sure what is!
Reminder: Each city will be hosting a different auction and because of this the pickup/delivery/shipping options will vary:
- Lots won in Vancouver are to be picked up from the Vancouver Club (shipping not available);
- Lots won in Calgary will be delivered for a fee through our parters at Calgary Shipping (pickup is NOT an option);
- Lots won in Toronto are to be picked up from the IronGateWine office in Leaside (shipping can be facilitated by the client);
- Lots won in multiple cities cannot be consolidated and shipped/delivered together.
Vancouver Lot #20 – 2020 From The Heart BC Cuvée #1 Chardonnay and BC Cuvée #1 Red Blend – 1500ml – 6 bottles
Along with some stunning winery experiences, the real highlight from the Vancouver Grapes For Humanity auction takes the form a joint effort among BC winemakers. Cuvée from the Heart, in both red and white, is currently in barrel and will form numerous lots in this auction. Three magnums of #1 Chardonnay and three magnums of #1 Red Blend will be bottled and distributed once élévage is complete. The craftsmanship and collaboration behind these lots capture the true spirit of the Grapes For Humanity cause.
Calgary Lot #19 – Archive Tasting & One-Year BB Club Membership
Coming in hot from Calgary’s Grapes for Humanity Auction are a series of stunning wines and wine experiences, including tastings, dinners, and tours. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with Canada’s best wineries and experience the bounty of talent and delicious wine being made right at home. Lot #19 features an archive tasting and one-year BB club membership. Benjamin Bridge has been an anchor and pioneer for winemaking in the Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia. Their portfolio ranges from top-quality vintage traditional method sparkling, to aromatic whites, to light reds and Pet-Nat.
Toronto Lot #56 – Guitar Epiphone from Alex Lifeson – autographed by Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee
Toronto’s Grapes For Humanity auction is the largest of all three and boasts over 300 lots of fine wine, wine experiences, and incredible donations by legendary Rush musicians Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Lot #56 highlights just that, an autographed Epiphone guitar from Alex Lifeson. There is not too much more to say other than the fact that it is a prized piece of Canadian music history.