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I have a bottle of wine that I would like to donate to a silent auction for a non profit origination It is 1989 ABENHEIMER GOLDPFAD.
Could you help with this?

Hi Mary

This is a difficult one to answer. This wine was part of the Pieroth portfolio--a collection of wines  imported into the US and not sold through the normal retail channels.  The wines were sold, instead, via wine parties in private homes.  The result is that the rest of the market doesn't know much about these wines, and doesn't value them very highly.

If you were to offer up this wine at a traditional connoisseurs' auction, I doubt it would generate much interest.  I would estimate the value at well under $50

I hope that helps.  And I am sorry that I can't give you better news

Paul Wagner  


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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.


30 years in the business.

Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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