Bacchanalia Online Auction

Presented By National Bank Private Banking 1859

Join us April 27 – May 1, 2021 for a unique virtual wine Auction experience!

The Bacchanalia Online Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, offers exclusive wines and wine experiences that will help raise crucial funds for Bard on the Beach and the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

The response from the wine community has been incredible and we have more than 360 bottles of wine and nearly 25 wine experiences available to bid on in ~125 lots. From large-format bottles and rare and unique wines to dining experiences and winery stays and tours, this is a wine lover’s dream auction!

You can register anytime at IronGateAuctions.com. This virtual platform allows for auction bidders across the country to join us from the comfort of their own homes.

Bidding is open to anyone in Canada other than residents of Quebec. However, all sale transactions following the auction will occur in British Columbia. Buyers are responsible for pickup in BC.

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How To Bid

The video below will give you an overview of how to navigate the catalogue and bid on your favourite wines. More questions? Try our Frequently Asked Questions.

Uncorked!

A Vancouver Club signature virtual wine tasting with special guests Christopher Gaze and Harry Hertscheg, benefiting Bard on the Beach.

Tune in for a Vancouver Club signature wine tasting with special guests Christopher Gaze and Harry Hertscheg. Normally a members-only affair, this special edition of Uncorked!, a guided at-home tasting, is open to supporters of the Bacchanalia Gala with proceeds benefiting Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The Vancouver Club’s Randy Chafe, joined by wine consultant and VIWF 2020 judge, Martha McAvity, leads this knowledge-filled virtual tasting of five wines and an evening of spirited banter. Uncorked! takes you through the world of wine with a dual focus on both wines you can drink today and those suited for cellaring.

Order your tasting kit online and pick it up from The Vancouver Club prior to the online event. Each kit serves two people and includes a demi-bottle of sparkling wine, five 6-ounce wine tasters for two, an artisanal cheese & charcuterie box, and access to the virtual tasting.

Cost: $125 (for a two-person tasting kit)

EVENT REGISTRATION

Uncorked! tasting kits are available to pick up from The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, from 12:00 pm, Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

*Must be 19 years of age or older to participate. Open to residents of Vancouver and the surrounding area, tasting kits are available for pick up only.

FAQs

Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.





Where does the money go?

All revenue earned through this auction will go towards supporting Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Both organizations have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and the funds raised through this event will help both organizations resume activities when it is safe to do so.





How do I receive my items?

All successful purchasers must be able to pick-up their items in person at the Vancouver Club, 915 W Hastings St, Vancouver, on Friday, May 7 (2pm-6pm) or Saturday, May 8 (12pm-4pm). You may send a proxy to pick up your items, however please contact Max Forsyth at mforsyth@bardonthebeach.org in advance with the name of your proxy so we can verify who you have sent.

If extraordinary circumstances prevent you or your proxy from picking up your items on Friday or Saturday, please contact Max before 5pm on Wednesday May 5 to discuss possible alternative arrangements. Any items that are purchased and not picked up may be subject to a minimum handling fee of $50.





Can I bid on items if I live outside of British Columbia?

Bidding is open to anyone in Canada other than residents of Quebec. However, all sale transactions following the auction will occur in British Columbia. Buyers are responsible for pickup in BC.





How do I register?

All bidders/purchasers of wine or other alcoholic beverages through the Auction must be 19 years of age or older. To participate in the Auction, Bidders must register/sign-in for an account at IronGateAuctions.com. You may register at anytime, however the Bacchanalia Auction Catalogue preview will begin Sunday, April 25.





I am having trouble with my account/registration

Accounts are made with Iron Gate Auctions. They can be reached directly via phone: 416-234-9500 (Monday- Friday 6am – 2PM (PST)/ 9am – 5PM (EST) or you can contact one of their IronGateAuctions.com concierge team members at contact@irongate.wine.





Do I need a credit card to bid?

Yes. Iron Gate Auctions will place an authorization hold on your credit card for $1 in order to place bids to ensure that it is yours and authorized.