Four Unicorns From The TSO Wine Auction
Lot #63 – 1869 Lafite Rothschild – Bordeaux – 750 mL
Lot #340 – 2006 Ornellaia Vendemmia Artista – Tuscany – 6000 ml
Lot #469 – 2011 Premiere Napa Valley Bevan Cellas/Boswell We will rock you – California – 750 mL
Lot #470 – 2012 Premiere Napa Valley Barnett Vineyards Rattlesnake Blend – California – 750 mL
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Auction – AGCO Auction Authorization # AA1195354 Issued under the Liquor Licence Act.
A Message from the TSO Fine Wine Auction Chair
It has been a pleasure to chair the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Auction. As we celebrate the Auction’s 30th year, it is with excitement and gratitude that we welcome this year’s Auction in an online format. Excitement with the prospect of another successful event in support of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and gratitude to those who have helped us get here.
We would like to thank the committee members for their willingness to assist in a variety of ways. We are grateful to Linda McGeown for her essential role in managing this annual fundraiser so efficiently. We also thank our appraiser and consultant Robert Jull of Vinifera Wine Services, and Iron Gate Private Wine Management for their professionalism and valuable expertise. Finally, special thanks to our donors for their great generosity and loyalty.
We welcome you to an exciting week of bidding and buying. Thank you all for your support!
Enjoy the auction!
Chair, TSO Fine Wine Auction
A Message from the President
As the major fundraising project of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, we celebrate our 30th Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Auction in a brand new ONLINE format. Our generous donors have allowed us to offer another truly amazing catalogue. We thank them for their generosity and loyalty to the TSO Fine Wine Auction. Some of our donors have been donating wine to the auction since its inception 30 years ago.
Congratulations to Chair Olga Fershaloff and the committee for organizing and producing this new way of presenting our traditional wine auction. Also a huge vote of thanks to TSVC General Manager Linda McGeown who has liaised with donors and the wine community, overseen the inventory and catalogue, and implemented the online system.
We’d also like to thank Robert Jull, wine appraiser and president of Vinifera Wine Services; Iron Gate Private Wine Management for wine storage, lotting and providing the online platform; auctioneer Stephen Ranger who has expertly conducted our auction for many years; and CIBC for hosting our live auctions.
Thanks for joining us! Enjoy the seven days of bidding opportunities – your support of the TSO is especially important at this unusual time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Andrea Alexander, Roberta Innes
President, Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee
Press Release – Virtual charity wine auctions poised to mitigate COVID-19 fundraising challenges
IronGateAuctions.com launches Nov. 17; helps charities increase returns compared to live auctions
Monday, Nov. 2 (Toronto, Ont.): On Nov. 17, Toronto-based Iron Gate Private Wine Management will launch IronGateAuctions.com, one of Canada’s first online wine auction platforms that will give charities more flexibility to fundraise while in-person events are cancelled due to COVID-19. And, as charities continue to experience pandemic-related revenue shortfalls, IronGateAuctions.com is designed to help increase their net return compared to traditional live charity auctions.