WineGavel Announces September 2011 Live Fine and Rare Wine Auction

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WineGavel, a specialty auction house, will be holding their next live fine & rare wine auction on Thursday, September 22nd at Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco. Over $500,000 of fine & rare wine will be auctioned off in WineGavel's first live event of the Fall season.

"Over half a million dollars in low estimate, including gems such as double magnums of 1995 Lafite, an Imperial of 1995 Petrus, Original Wood Cases of 2000 Latour and Margaux, as well as an Original Assortment Case of 1989 DRC."

With the inception of the Fall auction season, WineGavel is proud to announce their next fine & rare wine auction of 2011 on September 22nd at the landmark Farallon Restaurant in downtown San Francisco’s Union Square. The evening’s events will begin with a comprehensive tasting at 5:00pm Pacific Time and will be immediately followed by the live auction which will commence at 6:30pm Pacific Time.

Selections abound at the WineGavel September live auction. Gence Alton, WineGavel’s Auction Director proclaims, "Over half a million dollars in low estimate, including gems such as double magnums of 1995 Lafite, an Imperial of 1995 Petrus, Original Wood Cases of 2000 Latour and Margaux, as well as an Original Assortment Case of 1989 DRC. Alongisde the usual blue chips, rarities such as Madeira from the 19th century, TBAs from the ‘70s, Brunelli from the ‘60s or great vintage Champagnes await bidders."

The market for fine and rare wines remains strong. According to Joshua Krummenoehl, CEO, “Demand for fine and rare wines continues to be very strong not only in Asia, but in the US and Europe as well. Astute collectors are always looking for rarity and quality, and when those two factors occur in unison, there is a recipe for excitement in the sale room. Our third live auction of 2011 has multiple items fitting that bill, and discerning buyers will want to get their bids in early.”

Over the summer season, WineGavel continued to grow, which included some of their strongest online weekly auctions to date. “Our weekly online auctions have reached all-time highs over the last few months” Richard Caplan, Marketing and Business Development Manager for WineGavel said. “Some of the finest and rarest wines available all season long have been featured and auctioned off on our weekly online platform.”    WineGavel and their weekly online auctions have grown substantially over the 2011 year, and have recently garnered hundreds of new buyers from around the world with weekly hammers rose well into the six-figures.    The unique model of weekly online auctions and monthly live auctions is making WineGavel the specialty auction house of choice for fine and rare wine buyers and sellers alike around the world.

Pre-Auction Tasting Selections:

  •     1995 Krug Brut Champagne
  •     1983 Moët & Chandon, Cuvée Dom Pérignon
  •     1970 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac
  •     1985 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Graves
  •     1969 Biondi-Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
  •     1989 Heitz Cellar, Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard
  •     1991 Opus One
  •     1996 Staglin Family, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  •     2001 Peter Michael, Les Pavots
  •     1967 Château Suduiraut, Sauternes
  •     1977 Dow's Vintage Port

…….And more

WineGavel is already in the preparation for two more live auctions in 2011 and consignments are now being considered for both. Please visit for their upcoming dates and respectable consignment deadlines.

For more information and how to pre-register to bid, please visit:

About WineGavel

WineGavel is a specialist auction house based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2009, we have conducted more than 60 live and online auctions with a focus on fine and rare wines. Our experienced wine department and staff have over 100 years combined experience in fine and rare wines. We bring an exciting opportunity to buy and sell the world's greatest wine collections in a dynamic Internet real time auction format while providing you with the best customer service experience possible. Every single bottle that we offer is thoroughly inspected, and of sound provenance.

About Farallon Restaurant

Located in San Francisco’s popular Union Square area, Farallon is a resemblance of a beautiful underwater fantasy that has proven to be the ideal setting for the sophisticated ‘coastal cuisine’ menu created by Chef Franz. Working with a team of the finest artisans, Farallon’s designer and entrepreneur Pat Kuleto created an undersea fantasy of whimsy and romance while retaining and restoring the elaborate mosaic design of bathing beauties throughout the building.


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