WineGavel's Rare and Fine Wine Auction

San Francisco, California (PressExposure) April 27, 2012 -- Specialty auction house WineGavel is set to host a wine auction, both online and live in San Francisco, that will feature a plethora of exquisite rare wines. Among the collection is a Methuselah (6-liter bottle) of Romanée-Conti, Domaine Romanée-Conti, so sought after and uncommon that the value is estimated to be anywhere between $85,000 to $105,000.

Domaine Romanée-Conti is one of the most prestigious and collected burgundy producers in the world and the bottle offered at the auction is one of just a handful ever produced. Aubert de Villaine, proprietor of Domaine Romanée-Conti, has indicated that 2008 will have been the last vintage this format is produced. The last 6-liter example sold worldwide was in 2005, and a 3-liter recently sold at a previous auction for over $41,500.

The online auction is currently open to bids at and the live auction will take place Saturday, April 28th at 3pm at the San Francisco Wine Center with a pre-auction tasting at 2pm.

"This is a unique auction that offers many rare and fine wines, including very uncommon bottle formats. It's an exceptional opportunity for buyers given a collector with this degree of "first-person" provenance," said WineGavel president Matt Carson. "Our consignor's taste and relationships derived over many years present a chance for the extremely ambitious collector to instantly have a turn-key, world class cellar."

The auction is the sale of mostly one cellar from an extremely well-regarded and established collector. All the wines offered are in bonded storage and many of them have been in the collection since procuring them direct from the producers upon release.

Admission is free with advance RSVP and attendees are encouraged to bring bottles from their collection they wish to enjoy or share at the event.


WHAT: Simultaneous Live and Online Auction

WHERE: San Francisco Wine Center (757 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA, 94107)

WHEN: Saturday, April 28th at 3pm PDT, Pre-Auction Tasting at 2pm

COST: Free; Guests must RSVP to customerservice@winega... to reserve their space

INFO: For more information, visit or call 800-774-2130

PRESS: Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or via email at



WineGavel is a specialty auction house based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2009, the company has conducted more than 150 live and online auctions with a focus on fine and rare wines. In March 2012, WineGavel implemented new ownership and management in order to better serve its valued customers. With the wine department and staff having over 100 years of combined experience in fine and rare wines, WineGavel's goal is to establish an experience as seamless and fun as possible in ultimately tasting delectable and savory vintages. Every single bottle offered through its dynamic auction formation is thoroughly inspected and of sound provenance.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm
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