For over 20 years, the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) Fine Wine Auction has been a widely respected Toronto fundraiser. After two years of online auctions, the COC has engaged a network of supporters across Canada and is now looking to develop more robust food and wine activity in 2023. In addition to a digital auction in April 2023, we will be hosting an in-person wine event with prestige items for auction. For this upcoming season, our event chairperson Graham Watchorn is looking to revitalize a volunteer committee to further our engagement and open doors to exceptional cellars for wine donations.

Your support of our fine wine activities will enable the Canadian Opera Company to fulfill its wide-ranging national mandate—bringing excellent artists and performances to the mainstage, offering Canada’s best training and coaching to our talented young artists through the Ensemble Studio and ensuring that families of all abilities and financial backgrounds have access to enriching cultural and arts education opportunities.

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We are now accepting donations toward the 2023 Fine Wine Auction and are seeking classed growth Bordeaux and Burgundy, Italian Super Tuscans, great California Cabernets, and outstanding wines from Spain, Portugal, and Australia in multiples and large format sizes.

All donations will be appraised and tax receipts will be issued for the full appraised value. To make a donation, please use this form or contact Stephen Gilles at [email protected] or Hannah Crossgrove at [email protected]

Fine Wine Auction Sponsors


Phone: 416-363-8231

Toll Free: 1-800-250-4653

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