Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Ever Sold at Auction

The Settings Wines at the record-breaking auction.

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The Settings Wines at the record-breaking auction.

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The record-breaking six-litre bottle of The Setting Wines 2019 Glass Slipper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was sold at a charity auction in New Orleans on November 6, Sonoma Magazine reported. The winning bidder with deep pockets was identified as Don Steiner, but nothing else has been revealed about him yet, it said.

Details about the wine are easier to come by. It was made by Jesse Katz, who along with his friends Jeff Cova and Noah McMahon, created The Setting. Katz is the first winemaker to make the Forbes “30 under 30” list and has worked at internationally acclaimed wineries such as Château Petrus, Robert Foley, and Screaming Eagle. The grapes were sourced from the Glass Slipper Vineyard in Napa Valley.

“It is such an honour to have set the world record for most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold and raise $1 million for a cause that is so close to my heart,” Sonoma Magazine quoted Katz as saying in a statement. “Knowing how many children’s lives will be changed for the better by this single bottle is a joyful reminder of why we founded The Setting Wines. I’m still pinching myself.”

The auction benefitted celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s foundation, which aims to enable young people to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education.

 

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