Web Auction

Week of June 17, 2024
Closes Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 8:00PM ET

Lot 112: 12 bottles 1992 H. Jayer Vosne Romanee in OCB

We are honored to present, in this week’s single-cellar web auction, 975 selections from the uniquely profound and extensive cellar of Frances and Terrance James Leighton.  Terrance James Leighton, a scientific trailblazer and unique wine personality held in great reverence, significantly reshaped the California and French wine landscape alongside his wife and fellow scientist, Frances.  Together, they redefined what was possible for California wine as winemakers for their own winery, Kalin Cellars, and influenced winemaking processes in France by consulting as microbiologists with well-known estates in Burgundy and Bordeaux.  Their wines, which thrived in the 1980s, utilized methods practiced in the European regions that had captured their hearts as young graduate students. 

The Leighton’s collecting and fine wine acumen led to an exciting cellar and this selection features over 200 alluring lots of Red Burgundy, more than 150 captivating selections of White Burgundy, and 200 exceptional offerings from Bordeaux.  You’ll also discover Rhone gems, Vintage Champagne, and German RieslingCalifornia wines are of course represented, including a selection from their own Kalin Cellars from the celebrated vintages of the 1980s.  As Terrance once said, “Fine wine is a journey, not a destination,” and this is a unique opportunity to pay tribute to a couple whose influence on the world of fine wine remains stronger than most people know!   Search and set your bids before the auction closes Sunday, June 23 at 8pm ET.  See what treasures await you from the world’s destination for fine and rare wine.*


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