$17,500 a bottle! ~ Move on over, Napa ~ Houston Rodeo sets new record for highest bid on a bottle of wine

2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  Champion Wine Auction breaks record with $210,000 winning bid on Alexander Valley Vineyards 2006 Cyrus 9 Liter bottle = that’s $17,500 per 750ml bottle!

Wine: Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus, Alexander Valley, 2006

Price: $210,000 (record price)
Buyers: The DeMontrond Automotive Group, John Eddie and Sheridan Williams, Raye G. White, and Robert and Michelle Marsh

While we love our Napa Valley partners and they do an amazingly large amount of god with their annual Premiere Napa Valley Auction, they just can’t do it as big as we do it in Texas.

Over the weekend at the 2011 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show Wine Auction, one 9 liter bottle of 2006 Alexander Valley Cyrus fetched a whopping $210,000! That’s the equivalent of $17,500 per bottle, roughly 8 ½ times what the highest bid was per bottle last month in Napa.

It’s all with friendly competitive cheer, as the proceeds in both auctions go to charitable causes.

But a big giant “Yee-Haw” to the generous folks in Texas for stepping up to the plate and slamming the Big One over the fence!

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