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Auction PR Publicity Announcements News and Information

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold Auction of Remarkable Private Cellars at Tru Restaurant in Chicago on September 12th

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will host an exceptional wine auction on Saturday, September 12th at 9:00 a.m at Tru restaurant. The sale will offer 1134 lots of the finest and rarest wines, including an exciting selection of Bordeaux from the heralded 1982, 1990 and 2000 vintages. Consignments feature such wines as Château Pétrus, Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, Harlan Estate, and Sine Qua Non as well as a large selection of Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The value of the auction is estimated at $1.8 to $2.7 million.

hart-davis-hart-wine.jpgHighlights include a remarkable cellar amassed by a prominent collector over the past thirty years. Featured are magnum cases of Château Pétrus 1982 as well as 1971 La Tâche in bottle, magnum and two rare jeroboam. Madeira collectors will want to take notice of the collection offered from one of the leading Madeira collectors in the world which features rare bottlings from the 1795, 1802, and 1920 vintages.

Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction ($75) should be made by contacting Maria Elgass at 312.573.5597; [email protected].

Highlights from the September 12th Auction Include:

1982 Château Pétrus (6 mags) (Est. $24,000-$35,000)
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 btls) (Est. $20,000-$30,000)
1990 Château Pétrus (12 btls) (Est. $20,000-$30,000)
1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 btls)
        (Est. $16,000-$24,000)
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (12 btls) (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
2005 Musigny, Vieilles Vignes, Comte Georges de Vogüé (12 btls)
        (Est. $9,000-$14,000)

Hope Dream Live Charity Auction & Comparative Bordeaux Tasting

On Thursday, September 12th, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. will hold its 3rd annual charity wine auction and Comparative Bordeaux Tasting, “Hope Dream Live 2009” an evening of extraordinary cuisine and rare wines at world-renowned restaurant TRU, located at 676 N. St. Clair Street. The event will benefit Camp Independence, a camping experience designed to foster independence in children and young adults with neurological disabilities, including spina bifida.
The Comparative Bordeaux Tasting will feature twenty wines from the highly regarded tandem vintages of 1998 and 1999. Of the twenty Châteaux featured, all five of the First Growths will be represented: Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild. In addition, traditional favorites such as La Mission Haut Brion, Pichon-Lalande, Lynch-Bages, and Cheval Blanc will be included, along with a host of other wines. The evening will include a 10 lot live auction featuring collectible wines and dining packages benefiting Camp Independence. TRU restaurant will prepare food pairings to complement the wines.

Tickets for the evening will be $295 per person. ($150 of the $295 ticket price will qualify as a tax-deductible donation to YMCA of Metro Chicago, partner of Camp Independence) To purchase tickets, please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766 or [email protected].

“We are extremely pleased to put such an incredible event together to benefit such a good cause. Camp Independence is a unique, year-round, outdoor retreat and habilitation center will serve children with neurological conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain tumors and spinal cord injuries, and others. With only 15% currently living independently as adults, the camp’s mission is to improve this statistic by fostering independence,” commented CEO, Paul Hart. Hart Davis Hart’s inspiration comes from Van Immonen, the son of their Technology Director and Vice President, John Immonen.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
October 24, 2009
December 5, 2009

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (; 312.482.9996.) The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online.

Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, hear the live auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. More details about the technology can be found at

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, but Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, and via the live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is both a dynamic retailer and an internationally prominent wine auction house, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. We offer collectors and restaurateurs a broad range of options for buying and selling wines, providing unrivaled expertise and personalized service.

Founded in October 2004, Hart Davis Hart represents the alliance of three highly-respected industry leaders: John Hart, Michael Davis, and Paul Hart, with a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the rare wine business. John Hart, a renowned expert, has been a leader in the rare wine retail business for over three decades. With extensive careers at Christie’s, Davis & Company, and Sotheby’s, Michael Davis and Paul Hart are the most experienced wine auctioneers in America.

Hart Davis Hart has emerged as one of the most innovative and trusted sources for rare wines in America, with over 150 years of combined experience in the specialized field of fine and rare wines. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange a media visit, please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766, [email protected] or visit