Toronto Symphony Orchestra
29th Annual Fine Wine Charity Auction

Thursday, November 7, 2019

CIBC, Commerce Court West, 199 Bay Street, 56th Floor, Toronto
Reception 5:30 pm; Auction 6:30 pm

Auctioneer: Stephen Ranger, Canada’s most respected and experienced auctioneer of Fine and Rare Wine.

Online registration is now open

The 2019 auction catalogue is now available online!

Advance Registration
Online registration is now open. Please complete the 2019 TSO Fine Wine Auction – ONLINE Bidder Registration Form. There is no charge to attend. However, all guests are required to register and we encourage advance registration.

View/download the 2019 TSO Fine Wine Auction Catalogue (5.2MB).
View/download the 2019 Catalogue Errata.

View photos of the 2019 wine lots housed in Iron Gate Private Wine Management’s wine storage facility.

Absentee/Phone Bids
To submit an absentee bid or telephone bid request, please complete the 2019 TSO Fine Wine Auction – Absentee Bid Form. The deadline to submit absentee/phone bids is 12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Highlights of the 2019 Auction
At the 2019 auction, Stephen Ranger, Vice President,, will invite wine lovers to bid on an extraordinary array of some of the finest wines from around the world. Rare fine wine offerings are from many of the great producers, including special vintages and over-sized bottles.

CIBC, Martell and Corby Spirit and Wine.

Catalogue photography by Kevin Hewitt Photography Inc.
Catalogue design by Patrick Lucero.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:
Toronto Vintners ClubThe Wine AcademyThe Vintage Conservatory

Donating Wine to the TSO Fine Wine Charity Auction

Download and print the 2020 TSO Wine Donation Form.

Since its inception 29 years ago, this annual fundraiser has raised over $7M with the generous support of donors and buyers! Funds raised support the world-class Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), and provide funding and support to the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and its tuition-free enrollment, and the TSO’s music education programs that reach thousands of students each year.

As a donor you can do your part in our community by donating a bottle or selection of fine wines from your cellar to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Charity Auction.

Donations of fine wine are accepted year-round. We are now accepting donations of fine wine for the 2020 auction. Wine for the 2020 auction must be received by July 31, 2020 for inclusion in the 2020 catalogue. To be eligible for a 2020 charitable income tax receipt, donations must be received by December 31, 2020.

Donations to the Auction are eligible for a charitable income tax receipt based on the appraised value of the wine in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

For more information, please contact Linda McGeown, TSVC General Manager at

Benefits of Donating Wine

  • Your donation supports the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and its school and community programs, as well as the TSO’s tuition-free program for all Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra members. Donations provide critical support for the TSO’s educational programming and help enrich our community.
  • Your donation is appraised by our professional appraiser (Robert Jull of Vinifera Wine Services), and picked up by our Fine Wine Auction Committee at no charge to you. All donated wines are stored at our temperature controlled wine storage facility (Iron Gate Private Wine Management).
  • If you contribute wine valued at more than $2,500 you may receive a voucher from the TSO for two complimentary tickets to a TSO concert. [Please note: TSO concert vouchers are subject to availability each concert season.]
  • All donors receive an invitation to an exclusive TSO rehearsal (if scheduling permits). Past rehearsals have included world-renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and Itzhak Perlman.
  • As a donor, if you wish, you will be recognized in the TSO Fine Wine Auction catalogue.  All donors will receive a complimentary copy.
  • You will receive a tax receipt based on the appraised value of your wine donation. Tax receipts are issued in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines.

Benefits of Buying Wine

  • Wine buyers pay only the hammer price. There are no additional taxes (HST) or buyer’s premium because we are formally recognized as a charity auction.
  • Buyers are supporting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), one of Canada’s major cultural organizations. Proceeds from the wine auction benefit the TSO and its school and community programs, and tuition-free enrollment for all members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • Since inter-provincial shipping of wine is now sanctioned by Bill C-311, oenophiles outside Ontario will be able to phone in bids on our splendid offerings. Check your provincial restrictions for further details.

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The TSO Fine Wine Charity Auction is a project of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee.