Charity Auction Results
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in News
Charity Auction Results
In times like these, it’s a real joy to see people band together to lend a hand for important causes. Recently, Langton’s was delighted to host two very special charity auctions, with 100% of proceeds going towards bushfire affected wildlife and the Teen Rescue Foundation, respectively.
We have been overwhelmed and overjoyed by the response to both of these special event auctions. These are the type of auction results that really mean something. View the Auctions.
Châteaux of Bordeaux Bushfire Appeal Auction
Fine wine, and wildlife. It doesn’t seem like the most natural pairing, but when our friends from some of most admired Châteaux of Bordeaux saw the devastation wrought by the bushfires, they immediately jumped to the support of Australia’s injured and displaced wildlife.
On offer were 14 lots of rare, back-vintage Bordeaux, plus a once-in-a-lifetime Bordeaux experience. Suffice to say that these big bottles will make a big difference for the Taronga Conservation Society Wildlife Crisis Appeal.
With total lots valued at $9,500, enthusiasm from bidders saw us raise a total $16,917 for Australian wildlife. Average lot sale came in at an impressive $1,208.
One auction winner walked away with an adventure of unparalleled Bordelais hospitality and luxury, having made a top bid of $7,502 for the Ultimate Bordeaux Experience.
The other top lots of the Châteaux of Bordeaux Bushfire Appeal Auction were a 2001 Château Phélan Ségur jeroboam (that’s one lucky bidder), with a hammer price of $1,201, and a 2000 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge in double-magnum for $1,081.
Teen Rescue Foundation Auction
Founded by wine writer and longtime friend of Langton’s Tyson Stelzer, the Teen Rescue Foundation aims to actively discourage and reduce harmful alcohol use among teens.
Over 80 wineries donated lots to the auction, with over 400 bottles going under the hammer for, with for a combined total value of $13,000, that reached a final result of $19,761.
Over 200 bidders took part, with an average bottle price of $46. As predicted, the 2009 Torbreck RunRig double-magnum loomed large, reaching a hefty $851 hammer price. A 1998 Orlando Jacaranda Ridge imperial, hotly tipped by Tyson himself, reached $611. Finally, top bidding, as in our Bordeaux Wildlife auction, went to an experience, with the 3-night luxury stay at Langmeil’s ‘The Crossing’ cottage achieving a winning bid of $1,006.
Cheers to you, our bidders, and all of those wineries and individuals across the world who donated lots to make a difference for our Australian wildlife, and the Teen Rescue Foundation. We look forward to future special auction events. In the meantime, get bidding on our latest auctions.