Australian Bushfire Auction 

For me, Christmas 2019 was particularly difficult to enjoy as, and being the UK’s leading Australian wine specialist, I found the scale of the Australian wildfire crisis difficult to comprehend. We have been in contact with all our producers, who are fortunately faring better than many. Of course, it is impossible for them not to be affected as the Aussie wine community is close-knit – learning of friend’s vineyards burning by the ravaging fires is hard for everyone. But vineyards can be replanted, and in some cases, buds are appearing on scorched vines which is a super sign. What cannot be replaced is the devastating loss of human life and wildlife. Tragically, 25 people have perished and in New South Wales alone, the fires have killed nearly 500 million birds, reptiles and mammals which I found unfathomable.

The Vinorium is incredibly proud to support our local community but we feel we must offer support to those affected in Australia. I am sure we will be returning to the ‘support’ project throughout the course of 2020 however, and for now, we are inviting customers and all friends, to bid on a fabulous parcel of wine. We are donating a collection consisting of 103 bottles which represent all our UK exclusive wine producers.

 

After Five: Single Vineyard Grenache 2018 • Barossa Shiraz 2017 Cobaw Ridge: 2017 Pinot Noir • 2015 Syrah • 2017 Chardonnay Josh Cooper Wines: Doug's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 • Captains Creek Chardonnay 2018 • Cope-Williams Chardonnay 2018 • Old Port Righ Chardonnay 2018 • The Springs Syrah 2017 Hutton Vale Farm: Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 • Grenache Mataro 2012 • Riesling 2017 • Shiraz 2014 Purple Hands Wines: Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Pooley Wines: Pinot Noir 2018 • Butchers Hill Chardonnay 2018 • Butchers Hill Pinot Noir 2018 • Cooinda Vale Chardonnay 2018 • Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir 2018 • Riesling 2018 Domaine Naturaliste: Artus Chardonnay 2017 • Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 • Discovery Sauvignon Blanc 2018 • Floris Chardonnay 2017 • Morus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 • Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Massena: Eleventh Hour Shiraz 2017 • Surly Muse Viognier/Marsanne 2018 • Stonegarden Grenache 2017 • Stonegarden Grenache Mataros Shiraz 2017 • Stonegarden Riesling 2018 • The Howling Dog Saperavi 2017 Sailor Seeks Horse: Pinot Noir 2017 • Chardonnay 2017 Glaetzer-Dixon: Avancé Pinot Noir 2018 • Mon Père Shiraz 2017 • Reveur Pinot Noir 2016 • Überblanc Riesling 2018 Soumah Wines: Equilibrio Chardonnay 2017 • Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upper Ngumby 2017 • Single Vineyard Hexham Chardonnay 2018 • Single Vineyard Hexham Pinot Noir 2017 • Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Upper Ngumby 2017 • Single Vineyard Viognier 2018 The Standish Wine Company: The Standish 2017 • The Relic 2017 • The Schubert Theorem 2017 • Lamella Shiraz 2017 Hughes & Hughes: Chardonnay 2018 • Pinot Noir 15% Whole Bunch 2018 • Pinot Noir 2018 • Riesling 2018 • Sauvignon Blanc Barrel & Skins 2018 Dr Edge: Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2017 • East Pinot Noir 2017 • North Pinot Noir 2017 • South Pinot Noir 2017 JC’s Own: Angaston Foothills Grenache 2017 • Bluebird Grenache 2018 • Ferine Grenache 2018 • Greenock Shiraz 2017 • Rock:It GSM 2017 Two Hands Wines: Bella’s Garden 2017 • Charlie’s Garden 2017 • Dave’s Block 2016 • Harriet’s Garden 2017 • Heartbreak Hill 2016 • Holy Grail Shiraz 2016 • Lily’s Garden 2017 • Samantha’s Garden 2017 • Secret Block 2016 • Yacca Block 2016 Nocturne: Nebbiolo Rosé 2018 • Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 • Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Flowstone: Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga 2012 • Chardonnay 2014 • Queen of the Earth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 • Queen of the Earth Chardonnay 2015 • Sauvignon Blanc 2015 • Shiraz Grenache 2015 Wild Duck Creek: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012 • Duck Muck 2013 • White Duck 2018 • Alan’s Cabernet 2016 • Rousanne 2017 • Shiraz Reserve 2016 • Springflat Shiraz 2016 • Yellow Hammer Hill Shiraz Malbec 2016 Kay Brothers: Basket Pressed Shiraz 2017 • Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 • Hillside Shiraz 2016 • Griffon’s Key Grenache 2017 Domaine Simha: Beauregard Amphora Pinot Noir 2016 • Nature Pinot Noir 2018 • Rama Pinot Noir • Rao Chardonnay 2017 Hobbs of Barossa: Tin Lids Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 • 1905 Shiraz 2015 • Gregor Shiraz 2015 John’s Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 • Margarete’s Shiraz 2014

 

We are requesting that you e-mail the team directly with your ‘bid’ to purchase this wonderful collection. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to one or shared between several of the bushfire relief funds. I acknowledge that the following sentence may not be politically correct however, this is not an opportunity to pick-up a bargain. Given the scale of the tragedy we cannot consider any bids below £3,000.00. We are happy to deliver throughout the UK and Europe without charge. I hope we receive lots of bids and many exceeding the ‘minimum.’ If this is the case, we will happily donate a second, or even a third collection.

All bids are to be received by 9:00am Wednesday 15 January. We will share the results and which charities will be receiving the much-needed funds.

Please be generous.

Very best wishes,

Stu