Sam Hughes memorial dinner & auction

Save the date: October 13.

Sam Hughes was a creative soul, innovator, iconoclast and a lot of fun. As the kingpin of the group Natural Selection Theory, he espoused sustainable, minimum-intervention wines, both Australian and foreign, some of which he made himself.

He shook up the wine scene in a positive and energizing way. Wines like Dandy in the Clos, Voice of the People and the Natural Selection Theory ‘egg project’ made an impression on many. Sam died in late 2012, at the far too young age of 40, leaving two little girls without a dad.

A special fund-raising event will be held in Sydney on October 13, from mid-afternoon till late. The venue is likely to be the new Vincent, in Queen Street, Woollahra (to be confirmed).

The centrepiece will be a live auction of Sam’s cellar, which comprises around 300 bottles of very high-quality wine, much of it imported. Andrew Caillard MW of Langton’s has agreed to be auctioneer. Guests will be invited to bring a bottle or two on the day, to contribute to the auction. Proceeds will go to a foundation for the education of the girls. 

Please spread the word. More details to follow.

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