Canadian Opera Company Announces Digital Wine Auction

By Francisco Salazar

The Canadian Opera Company has announced that its Fine Wine Auction will take place entirely online.

The auction, which is done in partnership with Iron Gate Auctions, will take place from April 19 through 23, 2021. Wine lovers from across the country will have the opportunity to bid on some of the world’s finest wines, with all proceeds from the annual fundraiser going directly to the company’s Ensemble Studio training program for emerging artists.

In a press release Graham Watchorn, Fine Wine Auction Chair and COC Board Member said, “This is one of the Canadian Opera Company’s most highly anticipated annual events/ New this year, there are even more ways to support the next generation of homegrown artistry. Thanks to our partners at Andrew Peller Limited, the Cheese Boutique, and Perrier-Jouët, a range of champagne, wine, cheese, and charcuterie hampers will be available as a gift for additional donations made to the COC Ensemble Studio.”

The COC’s Fine Wine Auction is widely respected and this year specialist Stephen Ranger, of Ranger Wine, has curated a fine selection that will include classed growth Bordeaux and Burgundy, Italian Super Tuscans, great Californian wines, and outstanding wines from Spain, Portugal, and Australia.