Hart Davis Hart to Auction Wine from The Fox Cellar on September 24th and 25th at Tru Restaurant in Chicago

The auction is estimated to bring $4-6 million and includes over $2.5 million of First Growth Bordeaux, $750,000 combined of Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Le Pin and Pétrus, and more than $400,000 of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

(July 14, 2010 – Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., one of the world’s leading fine wine retailers and auction houses, will hold an important single-owner sale on September 24th and 25th – a second installment of wines from the The Fox Cellar. The auction of over 1,600 lots is estimated to bring between $4 and $6 million and includes some of the greatest wines produced in Bordeaux over the last three decades.

The record-breaking auction of The Fox Cellar held by Hart Davis Hart in September 2008 achieved $11.2 million. The Fox Cellar II will be similar in its exceptional quality. Almost every wine offered is in pristine condition, in its original wooden case, and bought either on release or as futures. These wines have been held since release in perfect cellar conditions. Wine collections with spectacular, documented provenance such as this are rarely seen.

Foremost among the collection are one hundred lots of Château La?te-Rothschild worth an estimated $700,000-$1,000,000 including three full cases of the 1982, eight cases of the 1996 and five cases of the 2000 vintage. Other staggering offerings include ninety lots of Château Mouton-Rothschild worth an estimated $240,000-$350,000; more than three hundred bottles from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, over one thousand bottles of Château Latour, and more than seven hundred bottles each of Margaux and Haut-Brion. Other featured offerings include a large selection of Italian wines from Angelo Gaja, the best Super Tuscans and Guigal’s single-vineyard Côte Rôties. $80,000-120,000 of many of the most famous Madeira ever produced will be offered, much of it in 12 bottle lots.

The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant Tru, beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Bids will be accepted live from the floor at Tru, on the phone, by fax, live online using Hart Davis Hart’s online real-time bidding portal www.hdhlive.com, or by using HDH’s online absentee bidding system. Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street in Chicago. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) should be made by contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by email.

2010 Auction Calendar
September 24-25, 2010
October 30, 2010
December 11, 2010

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (hdhwine.com; 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 online bidding can be found at www.hdhwine.com.

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 hdhwine.com.

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 hdhwine.com

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