The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

#helpforhospo wine auction now live – raising funds for Kiwi hospitality industry

An auction of well known New Zealand wines is live now through The Wine Auction Room, with all funds going to #helpforhospo.

More than $60,000 has been now been distributed by Help for Hospo to assist those in the hospitality industry who are struggling financially and the fund continues to build.

Businesses, including Hellers, Lion, and Negociants, have contributed to the fund, alongside well known New Zealand wine brands such as Man O War, Dogpoint Wine, Astrolabe and more. 

The Wine Auction Room is currently holding an online auction of donated stock from NZ’s finest labels including Amisfield, Aurum, Burn Cottage, Gibbston Valley, Greystone, High Garden, Lawson’s Dry Hills, Luna Estate, Maude Wines, Mt Difficulty, Muddy Water, Redmetal Estate, Spy Valley, Te Awanga and Valli. 

The #helpforhospo fund was created by Blair Duncan, Managing Director of Red+White Cellar, who has led the initiative by donating $10,000.

“As businesses navigate the way forward, help for hospo is designed to support workers directly, providing a little immediate support to those who have had their income significantly affected,” says Duncan.

All funds raised in the wine auction will go towards #helpforhospo to be redistributed to those in need.

Hundreds of applications have been received and funds are being disbursed directly to approved applicants via minimum $100 payment.

The wine auction is live now at

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