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Thank you to our 2017 World’s Best Wine Lists Awards Sponsors

PRESENTING OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR

octavia

Octavian Vaults is the finest wine cellarage service you will find, and is brought to you by Octavian. Octavian has been delivering fine wine storage excellence for more than 20 years. Our expertise is trusted by the leading wine merchants, wine funds, and restaurants, as well as by 10,000 collectors worldwide. We take the time to understand the needs of our customers, and offer them tailor-made services. We have built an impeccable reputation by caring for our customers' assets as if they were our own - it is a reputation we are proud to have achieved.

It is this commitment that drove us to develop the world's leading fine wine storage facility. Winemakers to wine lovers, investors to auctioneers - they all know that a wine cared for at Octavian's Corsham Cellars is without equal.

The Octavian Vaults service is delivered by our expert team at Corsham Cellars - a very special place, lying 100 feet below the hills of Wiltshire. Encased in solid Bath stone, it is an ideal facility for the cellaring of fine wine.

As any wine expert will tell you, a proper wine cellar is where a fine wine really comes into its own. Its delicate structure needs a perfectly balanced storage environment in order to mature to its full potential. Even the most precious wine can lose its taste and value if kept in a storage facility that does not carefully monitor and control the smallest of details.

Our attention to detail has rewarded us with an unrivalled reputation and considerable success. The next 20 years will be built on ongoing investment in our storage facilities and continued commitment to our customers.



PRESENTING OUR DESTINATION SPONSOR

ALMAVIVA

Almaviva was established in 1996 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton-Rothschild and Concha y Toro. Their aim was to create the first Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé equivalent in Chile. With 40 hectares of Concha y Toro's best Puente Alto vineyards being dedicated to the task and the steady hand of Patrick Leon (winemaker at Mouton and Opus One), the results have been nothing short of spectacular.

Located in the Maipo Valley, in Chile's central zone, Puente Alto was recognized over twenty years ago as offering ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It is here that 85 hectares have been reserved exclusively for Almaviva.

Characteristic features of Puente Alto include its stony soil, cold, rainy winters, and the hot days and cool nights of its summers. The Almaviva vineyard is tended with meticulous care from pruning to harvest. A revolutionary underground drip irrigation system has been installed, making it possible to deliver the precise amount of water that each vine needs with a constant concern for quality.