Event:Crush Plus Online Auction 2023
Start:Monday Nov 13, 2023
12:00 PM PST
End:Sunday Nov 19, 2023
6:00 PM PST
Contact:Kate Barry
(250) 385-6835
Cash AppealsOur Goal
Cash Appeal
For more than 47 years the Belfry Theatre has showcased new plays, Canadian classics, and the best contemporary work from around the world, in a 19th century heritage building that has transformed over the years into one of Canada’s most beautiful and intimate cultural spaces.

Tickets sales pay for less than half of our operating expenses. We rely on government and corporations to help us continue, but without the generosity of hundreds of individual donors, our beautiful building and the quality work we produce would not be possible.

This year, more than ever, we are looking to our friends and donors to help us. Your gift will enable us to continue making superior theatre content.

Tax receipts are issued for cash donations of $25 or more. In addition, a donation at this level will make you a member of the Belfry Theatre Society and ensure your eligibility to vote at the Belfry Theatre’s Annual General Meeting.

Our Goal: $2,000

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Crush Plus 2023
Chambertin Trio
Gevrey-Chambertin, Claude Gugat, 2013 (France)

Charmes-Chambertin, Géantet-Pansiot Grand Cru, 2015 (France)

Gevrey-Chambertin, Mes Cinq Terroirs, Domaine Denis Mortet 2017 (France)

It is particularly exciting to be able to offer this notable “power trio” from Burgundy - France’s other ultra-premium wine region. Wine Spectator, at 92 points, said this of the Gevrey-Chambertin, Claude Gugat, 2013: “Pure, boasting kirsch, raspberry, floral and mineral flavours, all etched into a lean frame. Overall this is elegant and racy.” And according to Burghound.com, it offers “a frank, firm and intense finish.” The Charmes-Chambertin, Géantet-Pansiot 2015 inspired this love letter from Goedhuis: “Deep intense colour, this is full of Black Forest gâteau aromas and flavours. A very dense wine with lovely sweetness of fruit, the tannins are beautifully integrated with layered concentrated black fruits. An exquisite cuvée which will give extraordinary pleasure.” Added Vivino: “Rich, splendid and classic.” And we finish with the similarly impressive Gevrey-Chambertin, Mes Cinq Terroirs, Domaine Denis Mortet 2017, of which Decanter wrote: “This is always one of the best village Gevreys on the market . . . a balanced, spicy, pithy red with glossy tannins, freshness and stylish oak (93 points).” Wine Advocate, similarly impressed, said this: “Bursting with expressive aromas of sweet berry fruit, plums, orange rind and licorice. On the palate the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and charming.”

Valued at $641Current bid: $500

Donated By Anonymous

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages, 2014 (California)
Approachable, full-bodied, well structured, and elegant, award-winning Cinq Cépages is a true beauty from the northern end of Sonoma Valley. For over 30 years Chateau St. Jean has been making this iconic red and it’s a showcase of the classic “Bordeaux blend” varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The 2014 vintage was well reviewed, getting 92 points from Wine Advocate, and lots of praise: “The 2014 Cinq Cépages has a deep garnet-purple colour and nose of pure, crushed black currants and blackberries plus hints of garrigue, lavender, chocolate box and wild thyme.” Canada’s Natalie MacLean also went with 92: “Cinq Cépages is full-bodied and layered with ripe blackberries, dried garrigue herbs, dark chocolate, and savoury spice flavours on the palate.” It was called a “romantic” wine by Vivino, which went on to add that “delicate, dry tannins hold up the supple fruit beautifully. Very long finish and an elegant wine.”

Valued at $126Current bid: $110

Donated By Judy Stewart

Black Sage Collection
Cabernet Sauvignon - The nose consists of nice rich cassis, black forest cake, toasted oak, and a hint of leather and spice. The palate is full with flavours of dark cherries, cassis and an undertone of toast and spice. The tannins are approachable and the wine has a long finish.

Merlot - On the nose there are notes of ripe plums, blackberries, vanilla, cloves, and some sweet smoke. The palate has similar flavours of rich ripe fruit and spices with pleasant smoky vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and the finish is long with the flavours lingering long after the last sip.

Cabernet Franc - The nose has pleasant notes of red berries, some red currants, dried strawberries, and smoky mocha notes. The flavours on the nose carry over to the palate. With bright red fruits, mocha and vanilla, and some hints of spice on the finish. The acidity is lively and the tannins are firm yet approachable.

Valued at $103Current bid: $150

Donated By Black Sage Vineyards

Château de Beaucastel, 2015 (France)
Châteauneuf du Pape is one of France’s most richly flavoured wines, and a particularly celebrated producer is Château de Beaucastel, which hails from the southern part of the Rhone Valley. This venerable Château produces wines that are reliably silky, plush and full-bodied, and it is no surprise that Beaucastel has ardent fans around the world. The 2015 vintage sure impressed the critics, with almost everyone posting 95- to 97-point ratings. James Suckling said it was an “impressive, powerful wine.” Wine Spectator proclaimed it “a stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core.” Jeb Dunnuck called it “A beauty that offers more depth and richness than just about every other wine in the vintage . . . ripe, sweet tannins and an undeniable opulence.” And Wine Advocate wrote: “Loaded with black cherry fruit and cola-like spice this full-bodied, richly textured wine should drink well for at least 20 years.”

Valued at $189Current bid: $190

Donated By Cook St Liquor

Laughing Stock Portfolio 2019
The blend involves all five classic Bordeaux varietals: 48% merlot, 32% cabernet sauvignon, 14% cabernet franc, 4% malbec, and 2% petit verdot. Post ferment, Portfolio spends 20 months in French oak barrels with 48% new French oak and 52% second fill barrels using fruit from three sites on the Naramata Bench and the estate-owned Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos. Sweet tobacco and cigar box tones make a solid first impression before the savoury black cherry, black pepper, subtle vanilla, and dense ripe tannins kick in. This wine presents as very drinkable early on in life, but you can cellar this with ease for a decade.

Valued at $114Current bid: $130

Donated By Lauging Stock Winery

Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
From Gizmondi: Year three of the Reserve Pinot Noir opens with earthy forest floor notes and a dry, restrained style. The palate is fresh, with florals, more earth, and mushroom, before a light blanket of tannins and sage dust kicks in. You can drink this now with mushroom risotto, glazed ham, or grilled pork, but it will certainly be enhanced by three to five years in the bottle.

Valued at $60Current bid: $60

Donated By Whitney Laughlin

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

The Belfry "Board"eaux
Carefully curated by our very own Belfry Board of Directors! Each member selected their favourite go-to from the liquor store with hand-written notes included about why they chose it.

Corcelettes Estate Winery 2021 Malbec
Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2018
Cachaça 51
50th Parallel Estate 2020 Chardonnay
2018 Crown & Thieves 2018 The Dimber Damber
Mission Hill Reserve Meritage 2020
Anejo Patron
Somenos Pinot Noir 2020

Valued at $390Current bid: $330

Donated By The Belfry Board

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

Director's Choice
Chateau Musar - Jeune Rose from Isaac Thomas, Executive Director "I had the Musar Red at a barbecue recently and was very pleasantly surprised. It was not on my radar at all. It appeals to my interest in finding quality in countries outside the usual wine nations, and also in trying out less common grapes. I think the grapes are quite standard, but I do not think of Lebanon as a common wine region in Canadian wine stores. The red was out of stock, so getting the Rosé is really a gamble for you. Let me know if it works"

Valckenberg Gewurtraminer 2021 from Michael Shamata, Artistic Director "In 2009, at Divino a wine bar on Stephen Avenue in Calgary, I had my first glass of Gerwüztraminer. I was introduced to it by the late, great Gina Wilkinson— exquisite actor and extraordinary human. And a native of Victoria. I had the great good fortune to direct Gina in a couple of Shakespeare plays—including Much Ado About Nothing, in which she was a glorious Beatrice. Gina and I first worked together at Stratford in 1983—exactly 40 years ago! Gerwürztraminer has been my wine of choice ever since that night in Calgary—and all because of Gina."

The gentlemen also kindly offered up a bottle of Empress Gin, because it is one thing the both agree on!

Valued at $110Current bid: $120

Donated By

Isaac Thomas
Michael Shamata

J. Lohr Magnum
An exceptionally dark colour with a bright hue at release. Intense fruit aromas of black cherry, plum and blueberry are accented by a barrel bouquet of hazelnut, dark chocolate and toasted pastry. Sturdy tannins strike the palate and finish with the high toned fruit signature that typifies the Paso Robles appellation.

Valued at $54Current bid: $79

Donated By Scott Cumming

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

Burrowing Owl Lot
2021 Chardonnay: An intense and bold Chardonnay packed with rich and ripe aromas of peach, mango, papaya and banana overlaid with complex layers of butterscotch, popcorn, caramel and vanilla. The palate is full and round with a creamy texture balanced by crisp acidity and fresh lemon along with ripe pear, tropical fruits, hazelnut, baking spices and marzipan on the finish. Pair with chicken poached with mushrooms, garlic and cream or seed and nut crusted roast halibut fillet.

2020 Syrah: A complex, intense and brooding Syrah full of baked blackberries, black plum and ripe blueberry fruit with intriguing notes of pie crust, shortbread, bacon, charred meat, sage, game and iodine notes. The palate is full bodied and rich with ripe tannins, crisp acidity, dense black fruits, mint dark chocolate and lots of pepper, paprika, graphite and dried sage notes on the long, savoury finish. The concentration and structure make it perfect for cellaring. Pair with harissa rubbed grilled pork tenderloin, garlic and rosemary studded lamb leg or roasted herb and garlic infused mushrooms.

Valued at $69Current bid: $100

Donated By Moxie's Grill & Bar

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

Long Shadows Saggi, 2018 (Washington State)
For 20 years award-winning Long Shadows has been one of the most respected wineries in Washington State. Inspired by the great wines of Tuscany, their 2018 Saggi is dominated by Sangiovese, with support from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This is a seductively fragrant blend, while the palate brims with cherries, strawberries, and notes of nutmeg. Vinous was particularly charmed, handing out 95 points and this rave: “The wine explodes out of the glass with potpourri and anise tones alongside a beautiful core of red and dark fruits. The palate offers tobacco, milk chocolate and boysenberry flavours, serious depth and concentration, insanely good range and an opulent sense of texture.” After bestowing a 92, Wine Enthusiast added: “The palate is full, bright and flavorful, full of coffee notes threaded throughout. A warm finish caps it off.” And International Wine Report gave it 93 points, then praised “the intoxicating nose of black cherry candy, boysenberry, sandalwood and wet tilled earth.”

Valued at $117Current bid: $130

Donated By Andy Stephenson

Château Mouton Rothschild, 2003 (France)
Ever-opulent Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the truly legendary names from the most prestigious winemaking region on the planet; this superstar of the Pauillac region is a superlative example of what Bordeaux is all about. The 2003 vintage was very popular with most critics, particularly the Wine Advocate, whose rating of 95 came with these comments: “Powerful and extremely tannic, with full-bodied, meaty, dry flavours as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+.” Wine Spectator bestowed a 94, and high praise indeed: “Blackberry, cherry, and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish, balanced and refined.” And Jancis Robinson, celebrated Master of Wine, had these poetical insights: “Rich and haunting and lovely and complete with both lift and depth. Exciting. Reverberant.”

Valued at $900Current bid: $650

Donated By Ernest Sargent

Château Kirwan, 2006 (France) (two bottles)
Dating back to the 1750s, Château Kirwan is a notable winery in Bordeaux’s famed Margaux appellation, and was ranked a Troisieme Cru (Third Growth) in the 1855 official wine classification. The 2006 vintage earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast, adding that “the new wood flavours on this wine are well integrated with the velvet fruit textures. The tannins are now an adjunct to the fruit, which shows fresh spice and sweetness. It’s a fine, balanced wine, delicate and perfumed.” Calling it quite complex and well defined, Wine Advocate noted that it “represented a very good performance from Kirwan.” Wine Spectator appreciated the “lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavours. Medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan.” And Vivino was enthusiastic about the wine’s many virtues: “Delicate, elegant and beautiful floral perfume, light and soft in tannins with berry notes on the palate. Wow! This wine is amazing.”

Valued at $382Current bid: $400

Donated By

Ame de Paoli
Paddy Stewart

West Coast Life is a Cab-array
Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 (British Columbia)
Double Canyon Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Washington State)
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020 (California)
Get ready to party with this tasty package! Let’s start our Cabernet-themed road trip in B.C. with the 2021 Burrowing Owl. Vivino’s writers were full of praise, from “Burrowing Owl is always over-delivering in quality” to “definitely a special bottle for those who like a good cab sav.” Double Canyon, a relatively new winery in Washington State, is already getting serious attention. Its 2017 Red Mountain release elicited these remarks from CellarTracker: “Depth and opulence are the keywords here. The palate is generous and finessed, with oak making its gentle yet undeniable presence felt.” Added Vivino: “Utterly unique and delicious.” And our tasty trip ends in California’s Paso Robles region, with the 2020 Austin Hope. No less an authority than The Wine Authority had this praiseful comment, “On the palate, it’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit. Full-bodied and rich.” As Liza Minnelli (almost) used to sing: “Life is a cabernet, old chum.”

Valued at $200Current bid: $225

Donated By Ross Woodland

Hospices de Beaune 2017
Hospices de Beaune Premier Cru, Cuvée Dames Hospitalieres, 2017 (France)
Hospices de Beaune is a former charitable almshouse in Burgundy dating from 1443. This legendary estate has a patchwork of more than 100 plots, from which 50 different wines are created. The Hospices de Beaune Premier Cru, Cuvée Dames Hospitalieres 2017 is a grand expression of Burgundian Pinot Noir. The writers at Vivino were full of praise, including this appealing description: “The nose is packed full of youthful raspberry, red cherry and strawberry, underpinned by graphite, dry forest floor, polished oak and savoury notes. The palate is young & tangy.” According to TotalWine.com this Hospitalieres “offers a floral bouquet on the nose, then generous, finely tuned fruit right across the palate, balanced by subtle tannins, leading to an ethereal finish.” And after rating it 90-93, WineChronicles added, “Quite a bit of structure and aromatic opulence!”

Valued at $199Current bid: $200

Donated By Walt & Karen Madro

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

Mission Hill Oculus, 2019 (British Columbia)
Mission Hill is the Okanagan’s grandest winery, and their flagship wine, Oculus, is appropriately elegant and ravishing. Quickly seen as iconic when it debuted in 1997, Oculus has evolved over the years and this latest version is, according to renowned wine critic Anthony Gismondi, one of the very best and worthy of 94 points: “This vintage delivers a powerful, fresh, and elegant structure, with Merlot driving red and blue fruit flavours, while the Cabernet Franc enriches the flavour with herbaceous undertones and the Cabernet Sauvignon supports the length on the palate.” It was called “big, rich, and lush” by Vivino, which went on to praise it as “Brilliant – this wine is amazing! Bold and dry, with cherry, blackberry, plum, tobacco, and oak. It’s a lovely, Bordeaux-style wine.” And the 2019 clearly won over the reviewer for Maxim, who wrote: “The wine is lovely – long and structured, with deep currant and blue fruits and a touch of forest depth.”

Valued at $185Current bid: $165

Donated By Greg Carson

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.

Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz, 2007 (Australia) (Jeroboam)
Langmeil is an important winery in Australia’s famed Barossa Valley, and this “Valley Floor” Shiraz is sourced (and named) from the premium strip of land along the valley bottom. And note that this auction lot is a Jeroboam, a literal armful of wine in a MASSIVE 4.5 litre bottle! WineDiva was a big fan, which is made clear by her mouthwatering description: “Outstanding wine with a true hedonistic character. Notes of mulberry, sarsaparilla, black cherry, rich mocha, finely ground pepper, and brown spices. It is equally opulent on the palate; salty and sweet with generous fruit, supple weight, and plush texture. The finish is nearly unending.” Various writers at Vivino had lots to say, from “Bold but beautifully well balanced” and “Great Shiraz, very smooth, elegant at a fair price” to “Fantastic wine. Dark fruit, oak, leather, firm tannins, long finish, huge body” and “Beautifully balanced and complex. Exceptional.”

Valued at $250Current bid: $250

Donated By Paul Thiessen

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1996 (France)
Situated on two plateaus between Pauillac and Margaux, Saint-Julien is an important sub-region of Bordeaux’s beloved Medoc area. And one of its most highly regarded “second growths” is Château Ducru-Beaucaillou; this is one of the oldest wine-producing estates in the Medoc, and is known for its concentrated, flavourful, and well-structured wines. Their impressive 1996 vintage has been getting serious raves, including 94 points from Int’l Wine Cellar, with these comments: “Deep, super-ripe aromas of dark berries, black cherry, and bitter chocolate. Dense, sweet and wonderfully rich; a lovely combination of palate-caressing chocolatey fruit and firm underlying structure.” Wine Advocate bestowed a rating of 93 points, as did Neal Martin’s Wine Journal, adding “Another great showing from one of the estate’s finest wines of the 1990s. The palate has a svelte texture that belies the firm tannins engendered by the ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It just builds and builds to a very refined finish that can only leave a smile on your face. Delectable.”

Valued at $630Current bid: $350

Donated By John & Suzanne Stewart

Tomato Wheels Lambrusco, N/V (Italy)
The world of premium wine is certainly full of rewards, but it can sometimes get a bit, well, serious. And if you ever need to lighten the mood just a bit, consider uncorking a bottle of Lambrusco, the sparkling red wine from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. There used to be a preponderance of second-rate, sweetish Lambrusco on the shelves, but latterly the quality has increased notably. Case in point is the Tomato Wheels Lambrusco, which is sourced from a 100-year-old vineyard in Italy but is produced and marketed by a wine-loving Canadian entrepreneur. According to MyWinePal, Tomato Wheels is “a bit more than off-dry, fuller-bodied, round, almost mouth-filling, with abundant tiny creamy bubbles and medium-plus intensity flavours of juicy berries, plums, violets, and a touch of red apples – a quality Lambrusco with juicy fruit flavours.” Vinearts.ca adds that it is “bursting with notes of violet, cold blueberries, lavender and crème fraîche – with cheek-gushing acidity and a little rip of tannin.” Yum!

Valued at $44Current bid: $65

Donated By Il Terrazzo

Dinner Party Lot
Château Sociando-Mallet, 2020 (France)
Domaine Vacheron Sancerre, 2020 (France)
Château La Serre, 2018 (France)
While France will never again dominate the wine world the way it used to, this trio exemplifies why the French will always be able to seduce the palates of wine lovers. Let’s start with the Château Sociando-Mallet, a Bordeaux from the Haut-Médoc that earned 94 points and heaps of praise from James Suckling: “This has a pretty nose with dark spices, nut shell and cedar notes with a dark fruit backbone. Refined and nicely balanced with velvety texture.” Vinous added that it was “full of grace and power.” The upper Loire Valley gives us the Domaine Vacheron Sancerre, a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that was hailed as “ripe and concentrated” by Wine Enthusiast. Not to be out-blurbed, Vivino called it “Very elegant and delicate, with amazing fruit notes and a perfect acidity.” And it’s back to Bordeaux for the Château La Serre, a Saint-Emilion that Decanter called “Silky and rich, with aromatic black fruits and a complex layering of cut herbs, licorice, and sweet spices. Brilliant.”

Valued at $300Current bid: $200

Donated By Joanne Dunn

Unsworth Package
3 Bottles of Unsworth's finest wines + Tea + Chocolate from the Cowichan Valley

Valued at $130Current bid: $125

Donated By Unsworth Vineyards

Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir, 2020 (California)
Belle Glos Winery is a Sonoma-based Pinot Noir specialist that produces an array of premium single-vineyard wines. Dairyman, the newest addition to the Belle Glos portfolio, is sourced from the Russian River Valley and is a lush and boldly fruity delight. The 2020 vintage got 92 points from wine maven Natalie Maclean, who noted: “Dry, medium-plus-bodied, this PN is rich and generous with ripe dark cherry, blackberry, fine herbs, softly spiced and finishing with a velvety mocha kiss.” According to Brix26, “the acidity is as vibrant as the colour, lifting the medley of fruit to lavish heights and augmenting the spicy tones.” And after awarding this Dairyman 94 points, drizzly.com wrote: “This rich, complex and elegant wine captivates the senses with its deep ruby colour and fragrant aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine offers a harmonious balance of fruit, oak, and tannins, creating a silky-smooth mouthfeel and a long, satisfying finish.” Thirsty yet?

Valued at $59Current bid: $60

Donated By Jane & Steve Savidant

Dow’s Vintage Port, 1994 (Portugal)
Dow’s, for over 200 years a leading Port producer, is known for superbly concentrated wines that mature to a superlative, racy elegance. And that is certainly true of this vintage, as 1994 is considered to be one of the finest years for Port in the second half of the twentieth century. Here’s Wine Spectator explaining its ranking of 97 points: “A blackstrap, powerful Port. Black, with intense aromas of raspberries, raisins, flowers and stems. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a long, rich finish.” Wine Advocate was equally besotted, as is made clear by this praise: “It’s a beauty, with all that Dow power and structure that I’ve loved over the years. Intensely concentrated in flavour, without being jammy, this lingers on the gripping finish after starting with a touch of mint.” Decanter, too, was a big fan: “Deep in colour, this is . . . sweet and succulent initially, with a bitter-sweet backdrop, slightly rustic too, with some plummy fruit underneath. Lovely weight and depth.”

Valued at $250Current bid: $300

Donated By Paddy Stewart

BC Dessert Wine
Summerhill Estate Winery Platinum Series Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 1998, Optima Dessert 1999 – Domaine de Chaberton (Chaberton Estate Winery), Ehrenfelser 1999 – Calona Vineyards

Valued at $180Current bid: $140

Donated By Kini McDonald

Magnum Lot
JL Chave Selection - Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Rouge (1.5L)
Wine growers in the northern Rhône since 1481, the Chave family (currently led by Gérard and son Jean-Louis) represents 16 generations of unbroken lineage committed to the production of some of the finest Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne on the planet. Jean Louis joined his father in 1992 after completing undergraduate studies at University of Connecticut, and a degree in oenology at Davis. It was then that he completely replanted vineyards on the family’s original estate in Saint-Joseph, which had been abandoned in the early 1900’s when phylloxera hit the region.
Besides the estate work, Chave also has a négociant line, J. L. Selection, for which they source grapes from various areas in the northern Rhône. Using their wine-making techniques, this approach allows J.L. Chave to offer wines that are more accessible. Their Mon Coeur Côtes-du-Rhône is a blend of excellent plots in Vinsobres, Visan, Buisson, and Estargues. As with all things Chave, quality is paramount even at the entry level.

Domaine Lapierre - Morgon 2021 (1.5L)
Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine in 1973. The big event in his winemaking career, was his adoption of natural practices as preached by Jules Chavet, a chemist and researcher that fought against the introduction of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1950s. Lapierre, together with Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, worked together to establish a natural approach for wine in Beaujolais.
This group of vignerons called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulphur dioxide or none at all, and avoiding chaptalization whenever possible.
Marcel’s mantle is now taken by his son Matthieu and his daughter Camille, who have introduced biodynamic farming to the domaine.
Their eleven hectares of land is mostly decomposed granite, and the vines are 45 years old, on average. Grapes are picked at their ripest, fermentation takes place with wild yeasts, and the wines are aged for nine months in used oak foudres. Fruit is a hallmark as is robustness imbued with a spectacular brightness.

Clos de la Roilette - Cuvée Tardive Fleurie 2021 (1.5L)
The Clos de la Roilette, a lieu-dit in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage.
In the 1920’s, when the Fleurie appellation was first created, the former landowner was infuriated with losing the Moulin-à-Vent appellation under which the clos had previously been classified. He created a label, using a photograph of his racehorse Roilette, and used the name Clos de la Roilette without mentioning Fleurie. The owner vowed not to sell a drop of his wine on the French market and the production went to Switzerland, Germany and England.
By the mid-1960s, the owner’s heirs had lost interest in the clos and a large portion of the land had gone wild and untended. In 1967, Fernand Coudert bought this poorly maintained estate and replanted the vineyards. His son Alain joined him in 1984, and has been the winemaker since.
The Couderts say their particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese), and the age of their vines account for the richness of their wine. It has a deep blackcurrant color with a hint of purple, a restrained nose of crème de cassis, a rich, full mouth with aromas of cassis, black cherries, and a nutty character, and finishes with zesty acidity. This is a wine that ages gracefully and takes on the aromatic character of a Pinot Noir.
Besides their regular Clos de la Roilette Fleurie, the Couderts have a selection made from old vines, their Cuvée Tardive, with greater depth and longevity than the regular wine.

Valued at $295Current bid: $300

Donated By Vessel Liquor Store

Vancouver Theatre Getaway
Stay at Vancouver's most "art-full" hotel on Robson! Grab dinner at Forage and head over to the Stanley Industrial Stage and take in Choir Boy. Weighing reconciliation and rebellion, this play features gorgeously sung a cappella hymns, and is a love letter from the Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Moonlight to the healing power of music. Runs January 25–February 25, 2024.

Valued at $824Current bid: $500

Vancouver Wine Getaway
Park and fly on Helijet Harbour to Harbour with a return flight for two to attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival on Saturday March 2, 7-10 p.m. Widely regarded as the best consumer wine show on the continent, the festival celebrates the wines of Italy in 2024. After all the wine tasting you and your guest could possibly do, you will enjoy a comfortable night for two in a Harbourview one-bedroom suite at the Lord Stanley Suites on the Park. Vancouver’s best kept secret, Lord Stanley is a gem of service apartment in the picturesque West End neighbourhood. Offering the best in natural beauty and urban convenience, Lord Stanley is just steps from the sights of Stanley Park and Coal Harbour, the beach at English Bay, and the shops and restaurants of Denman and Robson Street.

Valued at $2,159Current bid: $1,175

Kelowna Trip
Skip the driving and ferries and enjoy a convenient return flight for two on Pacific Coastal Airlines direct from Victoria to Kelowna! From there you will enjoy a relaxing THREE night stay for two at your choice of either trendy Hotel Zed or classic Accent Inns Kelowna properties. Explore all the city and region have to offer in local wine tasting, culture district, fine dining and more! This long stay offer is not valid for the high season summer months; you are welcome to email events@belfry.bc.ca for full details regarding blackout periods before placing your bid.

Valued at $1,500Current bid: $1,000

Comox Valley Wine Escape
Courtenay is for lovers! Treat your special person to a night away with a spa session and a tasting at Beaufort Vineyard and Winery. Toast to each other with a selection of wines from the vineyard!

One night stay at the Old House Inn in a Deluxe One-bedroom Suite, with king bed, full kitchen, fireplace, and access to the outdoor pool and hot tub. Also included is a $50 gift certificate to Ohspa and 3 bottles of Beaufort Wines.

Valued at $550Current bid: $500

Bed & Bennys
Enjoy being in the heart of our city while staying a Victoria’s most loved local hotel. Your stay with us will be in a spacious one-bedroom suite, with balcony as well as a $100 value card to be used in either our roof top restaurant: Vista 18 restaurant and lounge or our famous lobby Bar: Clive’s Classic Lounge

Valued at $575Current bid: $500

Donated By Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Magnolia Hotel Staycation
Fireside dinner from the Courtney Room restaurant and one night for two at the Magnolia boutique hotel
Valid November 20 2023 to December 20, 2024
Black out dates include December 24-26, 2023 December 31, 2023, February 14-18, 2024, weekends May 15 to September 15, and all long weekends.

Valued at $600Current bid: $400

Donated By Magnolia Hotel

Getaway at the Rialto
Two Nights stay in a Superior King Suite at Hotel Rialto, a heritage boutique hotel with an Italian flair located in the heart of Victoria.

This package also includes a $50 gift certificate to The Palms Inspired Kitchen and Cocktails—one of the top restaurant and lounges in the city. An it is just through the lobby and ready to surprise and entertain your palate. We’re ready to be hosts to all your island adventures. Cin Cin!

Valued at $842Current bid: $450

Donated By Rialto Hotel

Gift Basket from Crafty Phases
A heavenly-scented basket of locally made items makes for a wonderful seasonal gift! Seven beautiful soaps, four packages of luxurious bath salts, five delicious lip balms, six face cloths, two massage oils, and two bubble baths and one body wash. Plus a reusable bag.

Valued at $140Current bid: $130

Donated By Crafty Phases

Yellow Cedar Handcrafted Bowl
Beautiful bowl painstakingly crafted from yellow cedar.

Dimensions: 7 inches wide by variable 4-5 inches deep

Valued at $350Current bid: $175

Donated By Ken Strong

Silk Screened T-Shirt
Comfortable and stylish T-shirt by a local artist.

Valued at $35Current bid: $35

Donated By Dottie Handmade

Blown Glass Candle Holder
Stunning votive candle holder in teal and topaz glass created by artist Cheryl Takacs. Pairs with lot below!

Valued at $350Current bid: $175

Donated By West End Gallery

Blown Glass Candle Holder
Stunning votive candle holder in topaz and teal glass created by artist Cheryl Takacs. Pairs with the lot above!

Valued at $350Current bid: $175

Donated By West End Gallery

Belfry Glassware
Belfry branded wine glasses, charcuterie board, wine bag with mystery bottle of wine plus cork screw, crackers and red pepper jellies.

Valued at $100Current bid: $150

Donated By Showcase Awards

Art Gallery of Victoria Passes & Books
Blue and White by AGGV Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Heng Wu

This beautiful hardcover book features a vast selection of objects from AGGV collections, and tells a story of blue-and-white porcelain first manufactured in China during the 14th century that eventually debuted on the world stage. Inspired by the exhibition, the catalogue surveys how blue-and-white ceramics went 'viral,’ and was imitated and innovated around the globe. Look back on the journey that blue-and-white has taken, from its formation and through its variations, and discover a global character infused with local flavor.

A celebration of the life and work of Canadian artist Anthony Thorn. A conpendium of texts, essays, and works by Anthony Thorn, with essays by Robert Amos and Garry Gaudet, and contributions from Lyn Goldman. Edited by Lyndon Grove, Ihor Holubizky and Brent Raycroft. Introduction by John G. Hampton & Janyce Ronson. Co-produced by the AGGV and the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Also included are 4 Passes to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Valued at $95Current bid: $70

Donated By Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

But First... Coffee.
Citiz Platinum Nespresso Coffee machine and Aeroccino 4.

Valued at $379Current bid: $250

Donated By Kini McDonald

Gift Basket from House of Boateng
Sauces and Marinades from the acclaimed restaurant House of Boateng

Valued at $40Current bid: $70

Donated By House of Boateng

Gift Basket from Cream
Gift basket with a vintage poetry book, tea from local maker Forest Ettiquette, locally made rainbow décor, candle, sticker and a $25 gift certificate to Cream

Valued at $120Current bid: $70

Donated By Cream

Gift Package from the Walrus
Enjoy fine long-form journalism with the Walrus magazine Subscription, 3 back issues, gorgeous tote bag with art by Roxanna Bikadoroff, and gala socks.

Valued at $85Current bid: $95

Donated By The Walrus

Petals Plus Floral Design
Petals Plus Floral Design has been delivering flowers throughout Victoria and surrounding areas for over thirty years! We create individualized floral pieces ranging from everyday occasions to corporate gifting and intimate weddings.

We also specialize in bespoke sympathy designs for services and celebrations of life. Our unique West Coast aesthetic showcases the island’s natural beauty and brings a little bit of the outdoors to your living space.

Valued at $75Current bid: $85

Donated By Petal Plus Floral Design

Marilena Cafe + Raw Bar
Grab a table at Victoria's hottest new restaurant! This gift certificate is a for a Chef's Tasting Menu for Two.

Valued at $400Current bid: $400

Donated By Marilena Cafe + Raw Bar

Fernwood Inn
Gift Certificate to the Belfry patron's favourite - Fernwood Inn

Valued at $50Current bid: $65

Donated By Fernwood Inn

Heron Rock Bistro
Enjoy casual Canadian bistro with occasional live music & a menu of seafood, poutine, burgers & breakfast.

Valued at $150Current bid: $170

Donated By Heron Rock Bistro

Il Covo Gift Certificate
Enjoy casual, rustic Italian food and feel like you’ve walked in off the street in Italy into a warm old world trattoria. The owner, hailing from Genova Italy, has been serving flavors of Italy in Victoria since 1999. At Il Covo Trattoria, the menu consists of family recipes and northern Italian classics offering freshly made in-house traditional cuisine.

Valued at $100Current bid: $140

Donated By Il Covo Trattoria

This item can be mailed.

Gift Certificate to FARO at Oak Bay Beach hotel
Two Gift Certificates, each for one complimentary Pizza of Choice.

Discover the culinary delights of FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room. Translated from Italian, FARO means “beacon” or “lighthouse”, a well-suited name for a location that has been a beacon for Oak Bay locals and visitors alike. Enjoy your meal on our outdoor patio with fire features or in our modern tasting room.

Valued at $50Current bid: $70

Donated By Faro at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Il Terrazzo
Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance. Our menu is inspired by Northern Italian cuisine with a pacific north west twist. We feature a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Our certified Sommeliers have created an amazing wine program to complement our offerings.

Valued at $100Current bid: $150

Donated By Il Terrazzo

Tapas on Oak
Located in Oak Bay BC and created by Victoria born owner Dan Massey and assisted by a fine collection of professionals including ‘Manager of Things’ James Halliday, Tapas on Oak strives to create fabulous small plates of delicious food accompanied by great wines in a smooth, jazz infused relaxed ambience. Our team welcomes you to dine with us and please click here to call for a reservation.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Tapas on Oak

Tea for Two
You and a guest will enjoy four star service and an exceptional meal at the world renowned Abkhazi Garden tea house. Seasonal menus showcase regional or Abkhazi Garden-grown produce, complementing the beauty of this tranquil and intimate garden setting. A local gem!

Valued at $113Current bid: $120

Donated By Abkhazi Gardens

This item can be mailed.

Gift Certificate to Delectable Deliverables
When you haven't got the time - or sometimes the inclination - to create delectables for your family and friends, Delectable Deliverables is here to do that for you, leaving you more time to do what you love. Use this $50 gift certificate for some fresh baked bread or a cake of the finest quality. Inquire about gluten-free options as well!

Valued at $50Current bid: $55

Donated By Delectable Deliverables

Silver Necklace from Swallow Jewelry

Valued at $50Current bid: $65

Donated By Swallow Jewelry

Sparklelily Jewels
Locally hand-made earrings in sterling silver with beautiful light green coloured Prehnite gem stones.
Donated By Sparklelily

Valued at $70Current bid: $75

Donated By Sparklelily

Art-Deco inspired "Shoulder Duster" earrings
Ladder and brick-stitched by hand, with twisted gold and black glass bugle beads. T Chimiyoonakohtaahk kiya piko!  (Michif for Decorate yourself!)

Quick Change Arts is a multi-generational creative venture bringing contemporary couture to traditional beadwork. This mother-daughter team has mixed-European paternal roots and maternal roots in the Red River Settlement of St Norbert, descended from the Métis families: Laderoute, St Arnaud, Contre and Laroque.

Valued at $75Current bid: $85

Donated By Quick Change Arts

Pretty in Pink Vintage Necklace
Vintage glass necklace from American designer Les Bernard

Valued at $75Current bid: $55

Donated By Patricia O'Brien

Gift Basket from Ampersand Distillery
Gin, Per Se Vodka and our seasonal green walnut liquor Nocino and a 2 T-shirts. As an added bonus, you will receive a guided tour and tasting at Ampersand Distillery in the Cowichan Valley.

Valued at $200Current bid: $190

Donated By Ampersand Distilling Co

The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomand
Ru Na Fian The Strath's 20th Anniversary Inchmurrin. Distilled in 2014. 1 of 182 Bottles

Valued at $137Current bid: $165

Donated By The Strath Liquor Store

Bowmore 12 Year Old Whisky
Reflecting the essence of Bowmore – thrashing waves, windswept landscapes and generations of tradition – our 12 years old is both complex and perfectly balanced. Subtle lemon and sweet heather honey complement Bowmore’s trademark peat smoke, leading to a delicious, long and mellow finish.

Valued at $75Current bid: $90

Donated By Scott Cumming

Specialty Liquors from Victoria Distillers
Sidney Spiced
This aromatic spirit is distilled from molasses and Level Ground Trading’s fair trade organic cane sugar. The addition of carefully selected organic vanilla beans, orange peel, ginger root, star anise seed and orris root give this classic spirit further warmth and complexity.

Chocolate Liqueur
Fair trade cacao nibs and husks, grown at Costa Esmeraldas Farm in Ecuador and refined by Sirene Chocolate Makers in Victoria BC, are macerated in a pure cane spirit. A touch of sweetness is added to bring out the flavour of the organic chocolate.

Valued at $70Current bid: $60

Donated By Kim Jordheim

Suntory - Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky
In 1923 Shinjiro Torii envisioned crafting a whisky that would enhance the Japanese dining experience. He did just that with the creation of Hibiki Harmony. Hibiki Japanese Harmony is made with malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries, as well as grain whisky from the Chita distillery. The whiskies are drawn from 5 different types of cask, including American white oak casks, Sherry casks and Mizunara oak casks. An elegant expression, with wafts of honey, orange, a herbaceous touch or two, and light oak.

Valued at $162Current bid: $180

Donated By Vessel Liquor Store

4 Bottles of Gueuzerie Tilquin
Gueuzerie Tilquin is a Belgian lambic beer blendery based in Bierghes, Brussels, founded in 2009 by Pierre Tilquin. Gueuzerie Tilquin is the only lambic blendery in the mainly French-speaking, southern region of Wallonia. Tilquin produces blends of one, two, and three-year-old lambics with wort acquired from Boon, Lindemans, Girardin, and Cantillon for the Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne.
Oude Riesling
Fermentation of 325g of Riesling grapes by litre of lambic. Spontaneously fermented beer. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is re-fermented in the bottle.
Oude Pinot Gris
The Old Pinot Gris Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 280 gr of Pinot Gris grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.
Oude Pinot Meunier
The Old Pinot Meunier Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 250 g of grapes by liter of lambic. The grapes were grown biodynamically by neighbouring winery Domaine W; unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.
Oude Pinot Noir
The Oude Pinot Noir Tilquin à l'ancienne is made from the fermentation of 260 gr of Pinot Noir grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle. The Pinot Grapes are organic grapes from Burger in Steinseltz.

Valued at $153Current bid: $150

Donated By Vessel Liquor Store

SOMA 45 Minute Massage
Massage Therapy offers a vast array of health benefits and is an excellent natural treatment option for pain management, rehabilitation from injury as well as a preventative measure to assist with general well being. Makes a great gift!

Valued at $103Current bid: $100

Donated By Soma Active Health

Four Music Classes - Baby Beats or Toddler Tunes
Explore music with your child or grandchild through movement, sensory play, captivating instruments, and singable songs! Ages 6 months to 36 months. Also included is a signed copy of Jeffery Takes a Walk in December, written and illustrated by Karin Konoval.

Valued at $130Current bid: $70

Donated By South Island Studio

Butchart Gardens
A pass for two to the Butchart Gardens. Enjoy Christmas lights or spring blooms!

Valued at $75Current bid: $85

Donated By Butchart Gardens

Get on the Goose!
Take your bike into North Park Bikes for a tune up and then head out to The Nest - a popular destination on the Galloping Goose and E&N cycle paths for lunch.

Valued at $100Current bid: $110

Yellowpoint Spectacular
What better way to celebrate the season than with [2] tickets to this dazzling spectacle! The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular is a fast moving and colourful celebration of music, dance, lights and decorations. Now in its 15th season, it has become a holiday tradition for many across Vancouver Island.

This year's singing and dancing extravaganza includes musical medleys of well known songs by the Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, George Gershwin and the Beach Boys, songs from the musical Chicago, a collection of Sea Shanty songs, Hot Chocolate from the Polar Express, Bing Crosby's classic White Christmas as well as many more classical hits and Christmas favorites.

Valued at $128Current bid: $120

Donated By The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society

Experience the magic of craft chocolate in your own home! Invite 10 of your friends over for a chocolate tasting experience. Perfect for parties, David Mincey creates a curated educational experience where you will dive deep into the world of craft chocolate - and taste it too.

Valued at $250Current bid: $300

Donated By The Chocolate Project

Movie Passes
Passes for four to see your choice of films at the Cinecenta movie house at Uvic

Valued at $34Current bid: $45

Donated By Cinecenta

Private Date Night Sauna Suite at Ritual
2 hour Cedar Suite booking for 1 - 4 guests. Relax in your cedar sauna, try a dip in the private cold plunge, cozy up in a signature robe and chill in the lounge. Date night, girls night or family time! 18+

Valued at $299Current bid: $250

Donated By Ritual Spa

Cook with London Chef
A Year Long Membership with The London Chef! Whether it’s a date night, family night, a break from the routine, or you’re looking for a chance to learn something new, The London Chef has a class for you. You’ll follow along and cook with Chef Dan from the comfort of your own home. Become the chef you always dreamed of!

Valued at $200Current bid: $140

Donated By London Chef

Established in 2008, Rifflandia Festival is one of the longest running large-scale music & arts festivals in Western Canada. Every September this unique multi-venue event welcomes music lovers to Victoria BC to experience performances by top international and national acts alongside new and emerging artists. This lot gets you two Super Passes to Rifflandia 2024 plus a merch package.

Valued at $880Current bid: $500

Donated By Rifflandia Entertainment Co.

Treat yo' self!
Begin with a grounding warm foot soak, followed by a customized Vata-centering relaxation massage. This flows into a hydrating facial treatment, while warm shea butter melts on your toes during a warm foot wrap. But act quick! Vata Season Ends January 31 2024

Valued at $295Current bid: $300

Donated By Sapphire Day Spa

Get Home Safe #1
L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1989. We are the largest fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island.

L. A. Limousines provides safe and efficient ground transportation with a goal exceptional service and exceeding expectations. This $100 gift certificate will ensure you get home safe.

Valued at $100Current bid: $80

Donated By L.A. Limousines

Get Home Safe #2
L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1989. We are the largest fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island.

L. A. Limousines provides safe and efficient ground transportation with a goal exceptional service and exceeding expectations. This $100 gift certificate will ensure you get home safe.

Valued at $100Current bid: $80

Donated By L.A. Limousines

Bodacious Boutique
Plus sized fashions up to size 3X
Perfect fit, flattering styles and luxurious fabrics
We celebrate, love and encourage women to see their bodies as beautiful and worth adorning with clothing that feels delicious on their skin and flows in a way that makes them feel like dancing or sashaying down the street! Located in Oak Bay.

Valued at $100Current bid: $100

Donated By Bodacious

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.
This item can be mailed.

Bodacious Boutique #2
Plus sized fashions up to size 3X
Perfect fit, flattering styles and luxurious fabrics
We celebrate, love and encourage women to see their bodies as beautiful and worth adorning with clothing that feels delicious on their skin and flows in a way that makes them feel like dancing or sashaying down the street! Located in Oak Bay.

Valued at $100Current bid: $100

Donated By Bodacious

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.
This item can be mailed.

Bodacious Boutique #3
Plus sized fashions up to size 3X
Perfect fit, flattering styles and luxurious fabrics
We celebrate, love and encourage women to see their bodies as beautiful and worth adorning with clothing that feels delicious on their skin and flows in a way that makes them feel like dancing or sashaying down the street! Located in Oak Bay.

Valued at $100Current bid: $80

Donated By Bodacious

Item pickup location: Belfry Theatre.
This item can be mailed.

Dress Your Best
The Best in the Business of Style

Victoria and Duncan’s go-to menswear shop for guys who are going places: weddings, graduations, job interviews, formal occasions, casual Fridays, or a night on the town. Beautiful suits, a polished look in shoes, basic staples, and quirky accessories are all on offer as is expert tailoring and the best customer service in town (according to our customers).

Valued at $500Current bid: $425

Donated By Outlooks For Men