East Coast Wine Trail

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East Coast Wine Trail

Friday, 24 January 2020

Margaret River wine producers show their empathy

With several Australian wine regions having been devastated by bush fires, the vignerons of Margaret River have stepped up the plate to help.

Over 50 local businesses in conjunction with the Margaret River Wine Association and Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association the have donated prizes for an online auction, with all proceeds going to help the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and regional causes recommended by Wine Australia and the Australian Grape & Wine.

Bidding is now open with rare wines, luxurious stays, helicopter rides, private vineyard and winery tours and sumptuous meals just some of the auction prizes available for wine lovers to bid on.

It's a win, win with the chance to do some good and possibly snag an unforgettable vinous experience.

The prizes include a collection of all six Margaret River Jimmy Watson Trophy-winning wines; a 12-bottle vertical of Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay; a luxury stay at Voyager Estate; and a personal tour of the Oates End vineyard with winemaker Cath Oates.

Other prizes well worth bidding on include a stay at Cape Lodge; ocean-view accommodation at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park or two nights at Wyadup Brook Cottages with a picnic lunch and Cape to Cape Track transfers.

Ticket to Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting and a helicopter tour of the region also sound enticing.

The auction aims to raise $100,000 and is a collaboration between the Margaret River Wine Association and the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association. 

The auction aims to raise $100,000closes on Friday, February 7.  Visit www.32auctions.com/MargaretRiver4FireRelief to place a bid. 

Another auction being run by Amato Vino also has some terrific prizes on offer as part of the Fire Break charity. https://app.galabid.com/firebreak/items

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