Fine Wine Auction Report – November 2016

Wine Bottles

Auction highlights from 2016’s final wine auction

With 92% of all the lots sold in our November auction, we are delighted to report a highly successful end to Waddington’s wine auction year.

Highlights of the auction:

  • Auction total $645,792 (including premium)
  • This was our best sell-through rate to date with 2,300 bids placed on 505 lots
  • 137 successful bidders

Here’s a sampling of some of the top lots:

Lot 287
5 bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 sold for $15,600

Lot 324
4 bottles of Chateau Haut Brion 1989 sold for $7680

Lot 483
Single bottle of Chateau Petrus 2000 sold for $4800

Lot 141
12 bottles of Opus One 1996 sold $4320

Lot 94
3 bottles of Masseto 2007 (OWC) sold for $3120

It’s safe to say that the success of this auction also bodes well for the addition of some very fine offerings to the wine lists of Toronto’s prominent dining establishments.


Our 2017 wine auction season will include a blue chip offering to be sold live at Toronto’s Nota Bene Restaurant on February 25. Chef David Lee will prepare an exquisite three-course lunch before we launch into the auction.

Tickets for the lunch are strictly limited, but all are welcome to attend the auction itself. What a great way to chase away the mid-winter blues! Ticket and menu information will be available shortly.

Other fine wine auctions scheduled in the new year include online auctions February 20 – 28, and May 8 – 16. Consignment deadlines will be shared shortly.

Until then – we wish you all the best for the season ahead and thank you for your continued passion for fine wine at Waddington’s.

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