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Every month an incredible 20,000 cases of wine are sold on Australia’s leading online auction website, GraysOnline (www.graysonline.com.au) for approximately 50% below retail value.
Given the current over supply of wine in Australia, GraysOnline is helping winemakers by providing a viable alternative route to market for those struggling to move their wines. As a result, wine lovers are benefiting significantly with some amazing bargains.
A case of the 2003 Grant Burge export label Hayburner Barossa Shiraz was sold at 70% less than its retail value – making it just $4 a bottle! And this isn’t a ‘no-name label’ either -despite its going price. Grant Burge is a fifth generation winemaker who makes consistently good, full flavoured wines. Established in 1988, Grant Burge Wines has grown to become one of the top 10 privately owned wine companies in Australia.
Winner of the 2005 Canberra National Riesling Challenge — Wolf Blass Trophy "in recognition of outstanding winemaking contribution and setting the highest standards in the development of Riesling in Australia", the 2005 Brian Barry Juds Hill Riesling is an outstanding drop. Retailing at $240 per case, this classic Riesling wine was sold for $84 per case – that’s a 65% discount.
That famous Australian wine from Penfolds -'Grange Hermitage' — developed by Max Schubert in the 1950s can also be bought at a significantly cheaper price at GraysOnline. A bottle of the 1966 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange sold for $509 recently. Generally sold at retail for close to $1,000, the 1966 Grange won four golds and five other medals at Australian shows between 1969 and 1980. A bottle of the 1965 Penfolds Grange Hermitage also went for an incredible price – $759 – at GraysOnline last week. The 1965 Grange won the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy for the best one year old red at the Melbourne Wine Show in 1966. It also won two more gold and six other medals between 1966 and 1973.