Auction to support victims of the Ahr Valley floods

Auction to support victims of the Ahr Valley floods

World’s Best Vineyards have launched an online auction to raise funds for the Ahr wineries hit by devastating floods earlier this year.

Taking place from Friday 17th September to Monday 20th September, bidders will be able to make offers on exclusive experiences and rare wines, with many donations coming from wineries included in last year’s Top 50 World’s Best Vineyards list.

All proceeds from the charity auction will go to the German Wine Institute’s Ahr Flooding Donation Account and the funds will directly benefit the Ahr winegrowers.

Lots up for auction include;
  • An exclusive visit to the vineyards of González Byass in Jerez and Bodegas Tío Pepe winery including an extensive tasting and a one night stay at the newly opened Hotel Bodega Tío Pepe, the first Sherry hotel in the world.
  • A two night luxury stay and opportunity to create a blend with Chief Winemaker, Cristián Vallejo during VIK Winery’s unique ‘The Art of Winemaking’ experience.
  • A private tour and tasting at Château Smith Haut Lafitte and lunch with owners Florence and Daniel Cathiard.
  • A gift box of three top wines from Domäne Wachau’s unique single vineyard Achleiten including its 1969 Grüner Veltliner Auslese Ried Achleiten.