Buy wine for a good cause

By J'aime Cardillo

2 Jun, 2022

From some of the most respected wines in Australian history, to exclusive winery experiences and accommodation packages. Here's how you can support this great cause.

The annual Teen Rescue Foundation Auction will kick off on Wednesday June 8. Items available from the two-week auction include some of Australia's most acclaimed wines, magnums and accommodation packages.

Halliday Wine Companion chief editor Tyson Stelzer is the founder and director of Teen Rescue Foundation, which works to discourage and reduce harmful alcohol use in under-18s.

Over the past seven years, the foundation has raised over $146,000, with the last two auctions raising a total of $58,000. The proceeds raised support the organisations positively impacting Australia's underage alcohol culture.

Tyson StelzerTeen Rescue Foundation founder and director Tyson Stelzer.

"The Teen Rescue Foundation Auction 2022 is our biggest initiative yet, providing an opportunity for Australia's wine and hospitality communities to rally behind this vital cause. Together, we can continue to make a very real difference in saving young Australians from alcohol abuse," says Tyson.

The auction is hosted by Langton's Fine Wine Auctions and all proceeds will be donated to Teen Rescue Foundation. The auction is supported by over 50 of Australia and Champagne's top wineries, importers, retailers and publications. 

Yalumba clocktowerBid on a progressive tasting experience at Yalumba.

While the complete catalogue of inclusions is yet to be released, you can expect names like Vasse FelixGrosset, Henschke, Pooley Wines and Xanadu to be in the mix. There's also a host of winery experiences from around the country up for grabs, including a rare tasting experience at Yalumba with a private tour through the family tasting room, Yalumba cooperage, signature cellar and tanks and a tutored vertical tasting of The Caley, and private lunch in The Caley Hut. You can also bid on two nights accomodation and a premium wine tasting at Chapel Hill, a tasting of five Leeuwin Estate chardonnays in the Estate's Art Gallery, and a three hour cellaring service from MacPhee's Wine Cellaring Specialists.

The Teen Rescue Foundation Auction runs from June 8–22. It's free to register to browse and bid. For more information visit

Top image credit: Vasse Felix.