Online Auction to Raise Money for Flood-Hit Ahr Wineries in Germany
The Ahr river flows past houses destroyed by floods in Germany in July.
Devastating Ahr floods
The World's Best Vineyards grouping, backed by William Reed, will hold an online auction in September to raise money for wineries hit by catastrophic floods in western Germany's Ahr region. Record rainfall in western Europe in July caused the Ahr River to burst its banks, destroying homes, wineries, cellars and infrastructure. The auction, which will take place 17-20 September, will offer wine lovers the opportunity to bid on exclusive experiences and rare wines, with many donations coming from wineries included in last year’s Top 50 World’s Best Vineyards list, the group said on its website.
Exclusive vineyard visits up for grabs
“We have been blown away by the generosity of wine producers and companies across the globe who have donated to this extremely worthy cause,” Andrew Reed, managing director of wine and exhibitions at William Reed said, according to Harpers. Lots range from an exclusive visit to the vineyards of González Byass in Jerez and Bodegas Tío Pepe winery to a private tour and tasting at Château Smith Haut Lafitte (including lunch with owners Florence and Daniel Cathiard) to a gift box of three top wines from Domäne Wachau’s single vineyard Achleiten. All proceeds from the auction will go to the German Wine Institute’s Ahr flooding donation account.
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