FIRST: One bottle of Yarra Yering 2019 Dry Red: Halliday rating 98 , Value: $120.00
Halliday’s 2022 Wine of the Year. Jane Faulkner: “Wow – what a wine” A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot.
SECOND: One bottle of Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2019: Halliday rating 96, Value: $100.00
Often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’ and exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak.
THIRD: One bottle of House of Arras Grand Vintage 2013 , Value: $90.00
James Halliday: “Australia’s answer to Krug” 62% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir. Tasting Notes.
FOURTH: One bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée: Halliday rating 95, Value: $80.00
One of the finest of all Champagnes from France with a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity and “bubbles like velvet”.
The winner can choose to take a lower cost wine, with the other prizes being reallocated. Similarly for second and third.
If there is a sufficient uptake of entries, a second draw will be undertaken. If there are less than 20 entries in the second draw, it will not take place. Unallocated payments will be refunded.
Proceeds of the Melbourne Cup Sweep will be used by Wine Guild Victoria for the benefit of its members.
Winners will be presented with their prizes at the next Wine Guild Victoria function attended.
The draw will take place at a special Wine Guild Victoria Zoom event at 7.30 pm on Melbourne Cup Eve, Monday November 1. Drawn by WGV members Don & Robyn Hyatt. For those who miss the draw, it will be recorded and published on YouTube. Your allocated horses will also be published on the Wine Guild Victoria website.
If your horse is scratched after the closing time for entries, there will be no refund.
The cost of drawing one of the 24 horses (there are 24 runners in the race) in the Sweep is $20.00.
Closing time for entries is 9.30 pm on Saturday October 30.