BAROSSA WINE AUCTION - SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1956

Mark it on your calendar - Brockenchack’s ‘Big Gum & Granite weekender’ goes under the hammer as part of the live Barossa Wine Auction on Thursday 29th April from 6.30 pm AEST! And what a weekend away it is.

We’re Lot No. S02. Register to bid here: https://www.barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-auction/

We have put together the ultimate Brockenchack experience for four; you’ll be spending two nights in our luxury Bed & Breakfast - a restored 1880s homestead - in the middle of the vineyard, equipped with king-sized beds and fireplaces to keep you snug and a heated spa overlooking the vines. We will take you on a 4WD buggy tour of our historic estate, culminating in a private tasting hosted by Barossa storyteller Jane Ferrari, where she will take you through our entire range of wine - answering all questions you have always wanted to ask (but were maybe too scared to). Finally, a leisurely BBQ lunch featuring gourmet Barossan seasonal produce to make for the most wonderful long lunch.

But that isn’t all. We will send you home with a mini cellar of magnums to remember your time with us. Two bottles each of our 2016 Jack Harrison Old Vine Shiraz and 2013 William Frederick Old Vine Shiraz. Both vintages werenoteworthy; 2013 was the driest and earliest harvest on record, making for concentrated wines with great phenolic ripeness which will cellar well, and 2016 was simply standout. The perfect amount of rain at the right times, sun (and heat) created balanced wines thanks to phenomenal quality fruit with great natural acidity.  

 Actually, if you’re the lucky bidder, some of our Brockenchack support staff want to know if they can join too!

A brief history of the Barossa Wine Auction

The Barossa Wine Auction has been part of the biennial event calendar since 1965, a main feature of the Barossa Vintage Festival. In 2015 it partnered with Langton’s Fine Wine Auction House to take the Barossa Wine Auction to the world - meaning astute collectors across the world could bid for rare and acclaimed lots, continuing to cement the reputation of Barossa wine. This year, the auction has expanded again to include a live auction in Sydney comprised of 30 unique lots.

Foundation Barossa – where the proceeds go

In 2019 the Barossa Wine Auction raised $243,901.00 (inclusive of buyer’s premium) which became the new record since the auction began in 1965. Other than the cost of setting up the auction event, where does the rest go? A portion of the proceeds goes to charity, in 2019 the charity partner was the McGrath Foundation and this year it is Barossa Grape & Wine Association’s Well-Being Fund. The Well-Being Fund was set up in June 2019 with the main outcome being to better equip members of the wine and grape growing community to engage in conversations and provide support to people who are facing mental health issues.The grants will fundregular mental health training, education around the importance of self-care and how best to support someone with mental illness.

The majority of auction proceeds go into a perpetuity fund with the interest being available to the community in the way of grants. “The capital remains intact andthe giving continues forever. 

Isn’t that wonderful? Your support in the auction is certainly about wine but it is also the continued support and health of the Barossa region. 

To register for the auction and view the lots available please visithttps://www.barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-auction/

We’re Lot No. S02 ... May the bidding be with you.