March 30, 2023

Lots to love

A preview of Wine Auction 2023

Wine Auction 2023 will take place on May 13, just one month away, and we're here to dig into the world-class experiences and wine offerings this dazzling event offers. With the Women's Board at the heart of the evening, co-chairs Erica L. Sandner and Nancy S. Searle, and vice chairs Suzanne W. Mulshine and Eileen Austin Murphy have a few standout lots in store.

Quartet of Beautiful Bordeaux Magnums

A lot spotlighting two legendary vintages and four exquisite wines which exemplify the rich tradition of the region with a rare mix of elegance and intense concentration. These include Château Cheval Blanc 2009, Château Lafite Rothschild 2005, Château Haut-Brion 2005, and Château Mouton Rothschild 2005.

Finding Nimmo Bay

A chance to explore the heart of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest at the remote luxury retreat of Nimmo Bay Resort. This three-night trip offers world-renowned wilderness, wildlife, culinary and wellness experiences including a coastal safari, and a helicopter adventure.

Dazzle in New York City

This bespoke experience offers the opportunity to select a unique jeweled treasure from Tamzen Z with a personal consultation in Ann Ziff's Upper East Side atelier, paired with tickets to the Metropolitan Opera or a Broadway show.

A South Africa Trip of a Lifetime

This 12-night trip for two includes five days exploring picturesque Cape Town and visiting highly-regarded wineries before flying to Kenya for a week of daily safari excursions with a private guide.

Bourbon Belt Bound

An ode to the heart of American whiskey country, including special tours of two iconic distilleries in Louisville and an added VIP experience at Keeneland Race Track.

A Bayless Garden Fête

Experience a five-course dinner with wine pairings and an El Tesoro tequila tasting by Beam Suntory in the Chicago home and garden of celebrity chef Rick Bayless, featuring a private performance by a world-class Lyric Opera artist.

In Celebration of our Honoured Guest

Maison Joseph Drouhin is this year's Honored Guest, and the auction team has put together a dazzling lot featuring five of the Burgundy maker's finest wines, comprised exclusively of Grand Cru and Premier Cru.

Dinner for Twelve With Enrique

A fabulous meal and enriching conversation at the home of Richard Shepro and Lindsay Roberts with special guest (and wine expert!) Enrique Mazzola, Music Director of Lyric.

For more lots and additional information, check out the full catalogue here. Don't feel like waiting? Place your bid by Friday, April 28 for the chance to experience a regal day at the races. Winners will stay in the iconic five-star luxury Claridge's Hotel, attend Royal Ascot in the invitation-only Royal Enclosure, enjoy a private tour of the enchanting Sipsmith Distillery with cocktails and lunch, and explore the Gusbourne Estate in Kent. Learn more about this five-night royal adventure for four here.