— Steven Campbell, Grapes for Humanity
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 26, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Board of Directors of grapes for humanity is delighted to announce the extraordinary success of their recent Grapes for climate change Action wine auction.
Totaling $522,191 with 99.3% of all auction lots purchased, many of the lots offered exceeded their estimated value.
Along with strong results for some of the most sought-after bottles of wine and exceptional ready-to-drink wines, auction favorites once again included dinners with Canadian stars at Barberian’s Steak House in Toronto. The dinner with Les and Chaney Claypool, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at Barberian’s Steak House reached $130,000, as well as the second dinner at Barberian’s hosted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, with guest Colin Cripps of Blue Rodeo who also reached $130,000. Unique wine experiences in Canada and abroad were also enthusiastically tendered, including an Okanagan Get Away at Quail’s Gate in the Okanagan hosted by longtime supporter Tony Stewart and guest Elise Deborne, Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The Cuvée du Cœur also returned to auction; community blends of vintners from Ontario and British Columbia who provided their best wines, blended by Thomas Bachelder and Ross Wise MW to create barrels of pinot noir and chardonnay, fetched top prices from grateful bidders.
The all-time favorite 2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape fetched $900 and a 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild fetched $3,560.
This is the second fundraising auction Grapes for Humanity has partnered with Canadian wine auctioneers Waddington’s. Auction results are available on the Waddington website at www.waddingtons.ca
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s unifying force for nature working to ensure permanent land conservation on a large scale. NCC seeks solutions to the twin crises of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change through direct action on the ground to protect and care for our lands and waters. Since 1962, NCC has brought people together to conserve more than 15 million hectares.
“The Nature Conservancy of Canada is delighted to once again be one of the charities supported by the 2022 Grapes for Humanity auction,” said Mike Hendren, Regional Vice President, Ontario Region. , Nature Conservancy of Canada. “NCC is committed to tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, and the funds raised through this auction will help protect and care for Ontario’s critical lands and waters this year.” , including the Boreal Wildlands project. When nature thrives, we all thrive.
Mike Hendren, Regional Vice President, Ontario Region, Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to the planting and maintenance of trees in rural and urban areas. They contribute to the growth of Canada’s forest cover through their programs, research and engagement efforts and by providing grants to communities and schools. They are thought leaders and capacity builders, collaborating with a network of industry experts, academics and other nonprofits to build community knowledge and help municipalities plan and maintain the local canopy. Together with its partners and sponsors, Tree Canada has planted over 84 million trees.
“Tree Canada is thrilled to be a nominated charity for the 2022 Grapes of Humanity auction for action on climate change. We know that trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is essential in the fight against climate change, but trees are also important for people and wildlife by naturally cooling our cities and absorbing pollutants. Your generous support will help create better places to live across Canada.
Nicole Hurtubise, CEO, Tree Canada.
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