Grab a big bottle for a great cause


You have until noon GMT this Sunday (15 Dec) to bid for some superb magnums, double magnums and jeroboams, just in time for mid-winter celebrations.

All the wines in the star-studded cast below, many of them signed by the owner or winemaker, have been generously donated by their producers in aid of The Grape Foundation, the children's charity established by members of the wine trade to Grape_Foundationhelp underprivileged children around the world. (This photo shows the significant result of a previous fundraiser: a cheque for £15,500 being presented by Paul Anthony Gidley, chief executive of The Grape Foundation, to Pippa Gough, general manager of Children with Cancer, and Luke Everett, a survivor of hepatoblastoma, at the UCL Cancer Institute Paul O'Gorman Building.)

The auction is being held on the GrapePip wine auction site and you'll find full instructions on how to bid there. The auction works just like eBay. All you have to do is register on the GrapePip site and either make incremental bids or enter your maximum and leave it to the site's system to bid for you. All wines are duty paid.

Bidders will be liable for delivery (delivery within the UK is £15 including VAT per lot for this auction) and there will be a 5% administrative fee charged on the hammer price of all lots. If you are bidding from outside the UK, GrapePip can arrange delivery to shippers such as Seabrooks or Connoisseur for you to make your own arrangements from there.

1999 Château La Louvière, Pessac-Léognan – 1 double magnum
2000 Château Pichon-Lalande – 1 magnum
2000 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan – 1 double magnum
2002 Château Talbot, St-Julien – 3 magnums
2003 Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac – 1 double magnum
2005 Château Tertre-Rôteboeuf, St-Émilion – 1 double magnum
2005 Château Belgrave, Haut-Médoc – 3 double magnums
2005 Château Langoa-Barton, St Julien – 1 double magnum
2006 Château Grand-Corbin-Despagne, St-Émilion – 1 double magnum
2008 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux – 1 double magnum
2009 Château Angélus, St-Émilion – 1 magnum
2010 Château La Fleur Pétrus, Pomerol – 3 magnums
2010 Château Pedesclaux, Pauillac – 1 imperial
2006 Château d'Yquem, Sauternes – 1 double magnum
2001 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale, Faiveley – 1 double magnum
2006 Clos de Tart Grand Cru, Mommessin – 1 magnum
2009 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts, Domaine Leroy – 6 bottles
2006 Messorio, Le Macchiole – 1 magnum
2006 Barolo Bricco Fiasco, Azelia – 2 magnums
2006 Terre Alte, Livio Felluga – 2 magnums
2006 Venegazzu Capo di Stato, Gasperini – 1 imperial
2007 Barolo Rocche, Renato Ratti – 1 double magnum
2012 Fiore de Campo, Lis Neris – 1 jeroboam (5ltr)
2001 Numanthia, Numanthia Termes – 1 jeroboam (5ltr)
2005 Torre Muga, Bodegas Muga – 1 magnum
2006 Riesling Langenlois Seeberg, Loimer – 1 double magnum
2009 Monte Bello, Ridge Vineyards – 1 double magnum
2010 Monte Bello, Ridge Vineyards – 1 double magnum
2011 Monte Bello, Ridge Vineyards – 1 double magnum
2002 Grange, Penfolds – 1 magnum
2007 Block 3 Pinot Noir, Felton Road – 1 double magnum
2007 Block 5 Pinot Noir, Felton Road – 1 double magnum

Go bid!