Bock Capella Cuvée on auction to help autistic people
Today, until 23.00 you can buy precious wines from Bock, Gere Attila, Heimann, Szepsy, Oremus and other outstanding Hungarian producers, plus from some foreign wineries like Antinori and Taittinger for charity. Autistic Art Foundation has announced a wine auction to help 250 autistic people, who live in 11 different special homes and who are not capable of living without special care.
Due the pandemic financing these homes got even harder than earlier. They have unexpected costs, and at the same time they cannot have profit from the usual channels like charity fairs. This is why the foundation announced the auction, and to their greatest pleasure, Bortársaság (one of the most important wine store chain) and Bor és Más (an importer specialized in fine wines) joined the initiative. Altogether 13 Hungarian and 4 foreign wineries offered their wines for the cause.
Bidding is simple, you just click on “Licitálok” (‘Bid’), write in your name (‘név’) and email address, plus the amount in HUF (you can use a converter). The auction site is in Hungarian, but simple to use (if you click, scroll down a little, the first text is an introduction): Autisctic Auction
Bock Capella – the highest starting price
One of the wines with the highest starting price is Capella Cuvée 2000 from Bock Cellar, Villány (the other is Libra also from Bock). Capella is the great selection of the cellar, made only in exceptional years. Made from selections from Ördögárok Cabernet Franc (60%) and Merlot (10%) and Jammertál Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) matured for 24 months in new oak barrels. “A full bodied, concentrated wine with an incredible wealth of aroma and depth of flavour. It is characterized by a deeply intense colour verging on black in which tobacco and milk chocolate appear alongside overripe fruit. Alongside the dried fruits, chocolate is a dominant element of its flavour.” More about Bock Cellar
Autistic Art on wine labels
This action is not the first initiative of Autistic Art Foundation related to wine. In some of the autistic homes the foundation runs a special art therapy, which is more than helpful since autistic people can express themselves with images rather than words. Besides fashion products like scarves, sweaters, gourmet products are designed by young autistic artists as well, like hand made chocolate, tea and wine. Six wineries joined the project by donating wines, for example Etyeki Kúria and Vylyan. If you buy the products, you support the homes and the art therapies for autistic people.