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Invite for sneak preview of Hawke’s Bay Charity Wine Auction

12 April 2012

Invites out for sneak preview of Hawke’s Bay Charity Wine Auction

Organisers of the Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers’ Charity Wine Auction have been busy this week sticking stamps on 100 envelopes containing invitations to previous auction successful bidders, alerting them to an opportunity to check out the lots on offer at this year’s event.

A special evening exclusively for past winning bidders will be held on 3 May at The Photographers’ Gallery in Napier, where the wine being put up for auction can be tasted. In past years, up to 50 guests have attended the preview function, some as single bidders and others as part of syndicates set up to bid for the special wines donated by Hawke’s Bay wineries.

“This is the first opportunity that potential bidders have to taste the wine and they get quite excited about it,” says Lyn Bevin, executive officer of HBWG. “The evening starts off quite jovial and open but then things get strategic and discrete as people make notes and start to identify the lots they are interested in.”

The 30 lots included remain a secret that will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers’ Charity Wine Auction is being held at Orton @ Sileni on Saturday 2 June. The event has raised more than $2 million for Cranford Hospice over the past 20 years.

Last year, for the first time, online bidders were included and Ms Bevin expects that trend to grow this year as more international wine connoisseurs compete. She says there may be phone bidders from around the country and overseas also.

Tickets for the Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers’ Charity Wine Auction are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting organisers on 06 855 8365 or info@hawkesbaywineauction.co.nz

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