This year we celebrate the postponed 30th Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction and continued support from wineries within the region generously creating wine blends to be auctioned and gifted to Cranford Hospice.
The 2022 event will be hosted on 17th September at ToiToi HB Arts and Events Centre, drawing oenophiles, wine lovers and those that enjoy a casual glass of wine with friends from near and far.
The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction committee are delighted to announce the auction will forge ahead one way or another, with an online auction being created as an alternative if the live event is unable to proceed. Auction lots which were intended for the 2021 event will be auctioned this year. The impressive line-up includes 40 live wine lots, one feature artist and a travel package.
Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, General Manager – Elisha Milmine says, ‘I am truly grateful for the support of long-term partners MRD Web and Digital Marketing along with Harcourts Hawke’s Bay who are working with us to develop fit for purpose online auction software which will allow the auction to proceed one way or another.” Milmine says “it is a huge relief to know we will be raising much needed funds for Cranford Hospice again this year, after COVID restrictions put a stop to the 2021 event”
The Live Auction includes packages, from Alpha Domus, Askerne, Bilancia, Black Barn, Bostock Wine, Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, Brookfields, Church Road, Clearview Estate, Collaboration, Crab Farm Winery, Craggy Range, Decibel Wines, Easthope Family Winegrowers, Elephant Hill, Esk Valley Estate, Gimblett Gravels Association, Hawke’s Bay Wine, Helio Wines, HopesGrove Wines, Junction Wines, Lime Rock, Mission Estate Winery, Monowai Estate, Ngatarawa Wine, Paritua Wines, Pask Winery, Radburnd Cellars, Sileni Estates, Smith & Sheth, Squawking Magpie, Stonecroft, Te Awanga Estate, Te Mata Estate, Tony Bish Wines, Trinity Hill Wines, Villa Maria, House of Travel Hastings and this year’s Feature Artist – John Lancashire. Along with a selection of Silent Auction lots which will be available to bid on at the event.
This year’s Ambassador Blend is a collaboration with Event Ambassador Mike McRoberts, Elephant Hill and winemaker Hugh Crichton.
WineWorks, Director and Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, Principal Sponsor – Tim Nowell-Usticke said “We are thrilled the auction will be in a position to proceed this year with either an online auction or live auction, to raise funds for Cranford Hospice. We love being the Principal Sponsor for Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction and supporting our generous Hawke’s Bay wineries and community in putting on this great event.”
Artist John Lancashire has painted ‘You can’t tell the sky what to do’ a triptych piece of art split into three canvasses. There was plenty of interest in this triptych art last year, so we are confident it will be a popular lot at this year’s auction. Three canvas stretchers at 910 W x 1210 H x 30 with a combined measurement of 2730 x 1210. https://hawkesbaywineauction.co.nz/event-art/2022-artist-john-lancashire/
Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is your chance to group together with friends, wander the room speaking with winemakers while tasting often unique and always exceptional wines they have on auction. This is followed by the fun and lively auction, raise your paddles to walk away with some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines, one travel package or our feature art piece. There is a blend, a collection, an experience that will captivate everyone.
All auction proceeds go to the Cranford Hospice, to help them continue doing what they do so well.
Event tickets will be on sale in July for $60 at www.hawkesbaywineauction.co.nz and absentee bidding is also available. To follow update’s sign up on the website or ‘like’ Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, Facebook page.