1 – 750ml 2012 Penfolds x Champagne Thiénot Grand Cru Champagne Lot 2 Blanc de Blancs
1 – 750ml 2012 Penfolds x Champagne Thiénot Grand Cru Champagne Lot 3 Blanc de Noirs
1 – 750ml 2016 Penfolds Bin 111A Shiraz
1 – 750ml 2016 Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds Grange Bin 95
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds Bin 98 Quantum Wine of the World
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Shiraz
1 – 750ml 2018 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz
1 – 750ml 2019 Penfolds Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of the World
1 – 750ml 2019 Penfolds Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz
One (1) Vintec 200 Bottle Wine Cabinet
Nine (9) night ultimate expedition to Australia and California wine countries with Penfolds for two (2) couples
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Adelaide, Australia and returning from Sydney, Australia
VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance in Australia
Roundtrip airport transfers and private ground transportation to all stated activities in Australia
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in Suites at Five-star Mayfair Hotel for two (2) couples
Twilight tour of Penfolds Magill Estates, followed by a seven (7) course dinner
Private tour of Adelaide with wine tasting and lunch at Deviation Road Winery
Private guided tour of the German town of Hahndorf and the Migration Museum
Private tour of the coast and Gorge McLaren Vale, including a 4-wheel drive tour into ancient Onkaparinga Gorge
Private tour and tasting at the iconic Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Three (3) course lunch at top Australian restaurant Salopian Inn followed by an insider’s visit to Bekkers Fine Wine with the owners, including a private tasting
Private tour of d’Arenberg Cube, followed by a drive to the beach to see the coastline
Two (2) nights’ accommodations in Marananga Suites at The Louise for two (2) couples
Private winery tour and tasting at The Standish Wine Company and Eden Valley accompanied by the owners
Two (2) course lunch with paired wines at the award-winning Vintners Bar & Grill
Two (2) nights’ accommodations in Cove Suites at Park Hyatt Sydney for two (2) couples
Private tour of Sydney Opera House
Luxury tour of Sydney Harbor and Sydney Fish Market including lunch made from fresh, local ingredients, accompanied by Australian beer and wine
Two (2) nights’ accommodations at Penfolds’ 1913 Private Arts & Crafts residence in Rutherford for two (2) couples
Five (5) course Penfolds paired wine dinner at the 1913 Private Arts & Crafts residence, featuring Penfolds most famous and collectable wines
Five (5) course wine country picnic
Hot air balloon aerial tour of Napa Valley
The winning bidder on this lot will receive an intimate view of wine and life Down Under: from the majesty of the Barossa Valley to the sophistication of Sydney, with an intimate view into the Penfolds Estates, one of the oldest and greatest of Australian wine estates, in both Australia and Napa.
Your remarkable journey begins in the South Australian city of Adelaide, gateway to the Barossa Valley. You’ll spend three nights at the Five-star Mayfair Hotel.
The next morning, you’ll embark on a tour of the city and the nearby Adelaide Hills wine region. You’ll taste a flight of sparkling wines at Deviation Road and enjoy a local grazing board for lunch. Next, travel to the picturesque German town of Hahndorf and its Migration Museum, where you’ll hear the stories of Hahndorf’s pioneering families.
That evening, you’ll visit Penfolds Magill for twilight tour and dinner. Nestled in the foothills of Adelaide and only 15 minutes from the Central Business District, Penfolds Magill Estate is the original home of Penfolds wines and of Australia’s most prized wine, the famous Grange.
Before leaving Adelaide, you’ll spend a day exploring the pristine coastline and gorge of McLaren Vale, along with the area’s finest wineries. Go behind the scenes in Wirra’s historic ironstone cellars, see the barrel room and enjoy a seated tasting of their white and red wines. Next is Salopian Inn, one of Australia’s Top 100 restaurants, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful three-course lunch in a stunning old homestead with expansive vineyard views.
After lunch, head to Bekkers Wine, owned by Emmanuelle and Toby Bekkers and regarded as one of the top six wineries in the country, for a tasting and masterclass to learn the secrets behind the prestigious label, including techniques used in the vineyard and their winemaking style, finishing with a visit to the barrel hall. The highlight of your tour will be the d’Arenberg Cube, a five-story, futuristic building rising out of the vineyards. On your return to Adelaide, drive along the beach and see the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula coastline.
It’s time to head for the Barossa Valley and check into The Louise, the ultimate in the region’s luxury accommodations. You’ll spend two nights in a 1400-square foot Marananga Suite with a walk-in rain shower, spacious lounge with fireplace, private courtyard and terrace and peaceful vineyard views.
The next day, your first stop will be The Standish Wine Company, owned by sixth-generation Barossa vintner Dan Standish. Standish wines are small-batch, vineyard designated gems made exclusively from old vine Shiraz and are nearly impossible to acquire.
After lunch at the award-winning Vintners Bar & Grill, you’ll head north to the Eden Valley for a visit with Phil Lehmann, son of the legendary Barossa winemaker Peter Lehmann. You’ll spend time with Phil at his private homestead, tour his personal vineyard and relax around the fire pit while tasting some of his remarkable limited-edition wines.
You won’t want to leave the Barossa Valley, but the consolation is that you’re heading to Sydney for a whirlwind tour of the capital. You’ll spend two nights in a Cove Suite at the Park Hyatt. You’ll receive a private tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, widely regarded as one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of 20th century architecture.
The next morning you’ll be transferred to the marina to board your luxury motor cruiser for your full day Sydney Harbour experience. Disembark at the Sydney Fish Markets for a brief tour of the world’s second largest fish market as you collect some of the freshest local ingredients for your lunch.
Back in the United States, your Australian experience will continue during a two-night stay at the 1913 Private Arts & Crafts Residence in Rutherford, where you’ll be hosted for a five-course dinner featuring Penfolds rarest and most collectible wines. You’ll have the opportunity to savor the legendary Grange. Enjoy wines from Bin 111A, a special Shiraz made from the outstanding 2016 vintage, sourced from vineyards in the Barossa and Clare Valleys. The list also includes Bin 98 Quantum, a unique Cabernet Sauvignon composed of grapes from prized Australian Shiraz vineyards, blended with vines planted in the Napa Valley from Australian cuttings.
Your California experience will also include a sumptuous five-course wine country picnic, as well as a hot air balloon tour of the Napa Valley.
The winning bidder will receive a magnificent assortment of one dozen wines spanning the very best of the Penfolds range. In addition, you’ll be the owner of a Vintec wine cabinet with a 200-bottle capacity, capable of multiple temperature zones for storing both white and red wines.
When you raise your paddle for this exceptional lot, you’ll be bidding both for some unforgettable memories and for the welfare of our neediest children.
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Adelaide, Australia and returning from Sydney, Australia is included with VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance. Airfare to California is not included. Ground transportation to stated activities in Australia is included, except to the Sydney Opera house, which is walkable from the hotel. Ground transportation and airport transfers are not included in California. Gratuities are not included for any portion of the trip and are the responsibility of the winning bidders. Twilight tour of Magill Estates may include additional guests, but dinner will be private. All room categories are as stated or a comparable room based on availability. Tour of the Sydney Opera House will be one (1) hour long. Tour of Sydney Harbour and Fish Market will be a full day. Meals and beverages are included as stated. Two bottles of wine and waters are included in the wine country picnic in California. Non-alcoholic beverages are included at Penfolds in Australia and for all stated meals in California. Any additional meals, beverages or activities are at the winning bidders’ expense. The accommodations at 1913 Private Arts & Crafts house are private, no additional guests are allowed and no staff is available. Trip to be taken on mutually agreeable dates and based on availability.
with special thanks to Martha Good Luxury Travel