Primum Familiae Vini: A case of 12 outstanding bottles to go under the Sotheby’s hammer on 16 October 2019

A dozen outstanding bottles from the personal cellars of 12 of the most prestigious wine estates in the world will be put up for auction in New York on 16 October 2019.

Sotheby’s Wine Chairman Jamie Ritchie will conduct the auction during a gala dinner which will feature the limited-edition case of 12 wines, presented in a wooden case, entirely hand-made out of an extremely rare oak, the origins of which date back to 41 B.C.

This case will include a Primum Familiae Vini Passport which offers the exclusive opportunity for its owner to visit each wine estate and be hosted by a family member.

PFV Case 2019_2

Raising funds for the ‘No Kid Hungry’ organisation, this sale will be open to all those present at a gala dinner as well as collectors around the world via Sotheby’s.

Each of the 12 bottles has been personally selected by the owners of each estate. The wine is guaranteed to be of the highest quality and absolutely authentic :

1953 – VEGA SICILIA ‘ÚNICO’
1963 – GRAHAM’S VINTAGE PORT
1971 – FAMILIA TORRES ‘MAS LA PLANA’
1976 – WEINGUT EGON MÜLLER ‘SCHARZHOFBERGER TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE’
1976 – FAMILLE HUGEL RIESLING ‘SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES’
1977 – TENUTA SAN GUIDO ‘SASSICAIA’
1978 – JOSEPH DROUHIN ‘MUSIGNY GRAND CRU’
1982 – MARCHESI ANTINORI ‘TIGNANELLO’
1986 – CHAMPAGNE POL ROGER ‘WINSTON CHURCHILL’
1986 – CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
1989 – CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION ROUGE
1989 – CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL ‘HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN’

Marc Perrin, current president of PFV: “This auction is a unique opportunity for wine lovers in the world to secure 12 rare, exceptional and authentic fine wines in pristine conditions. For Primum Familiae Vini, family is the only guarantee of true sustainability and the highest level of excellence in the wine world. We chose ‘No Kid Hungry’ as the beneficiary of the auction because our values are, above all, about family and of helping others. There can be no better cause than children who are in need.”

PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI was established in 1992 and has grown to
include a dozen families: Marchesi Antinori (Tuscany), Baron Philippe
de Rothschild (Bordeaux), Joseph Drouhin (Burgundy), Domaine
Clarence Dillon (Bordeaux), Egon Muller Scharzhof (Mosel), Famille
Hugel (Alsace), Pol Roger (Champagne), Famille Perrin (Rhone Valley),
Symington Family Estates (Portugal), Tenuta San Guido (Tuscany), Familia
Torres (Spain) and Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero). Since 1995, they
have been raising funds as Primum Familiae Vini to support charities
around the world—primarily organizations that benefit disadvantaged
children or specialized hospitals. In total, $3 million dollars have been raised, with a large portion coming from a collaboration with Opus One during 2015’s Napa Valley Auction.