Auction in collaboration with Sotheby's Wine

Do you have fine or rare wine, spirits or wine related experiences that you would be happy to donate to benefit the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School?

Working with Sotheby’s Wine, our aim is to raise significant funds for the School’s flagship boarding bursary programme, the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School. 

Some extremely generous pledges have already been made with over £100,000 in a variety of wine and wine-related lots committed;  we have started well. 

We are reaching out in the hope that you have wine or spirits that you would be happy to donate, and may not miss, or could offer special and memorable wine-related events which may be sold at auction. 

Sotheby’s Wine will sell the lots in their London saleroom and online through their worldwide networks aiming to achieve the very best price in a market that has remained buoyant during the last months. And so the auction will ensure your donation will make a huge difference to the young people who benefit from the Arnold Foundation programme and need our commitment at this time. 

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We would be happy to discuss any offer of fine wine or spirits.

Great wines in complete cases from top Chateaux and Domaines such as first or second growth Bordeaux in a variety of vintages, top Burgundy, fabulous Italian wines from Piedmont or Tuscany, and vintage Champagne from the finest producers would be hugely appreciated. 

Fine and rare spirits would be an excellent addition to our book with Whisky (particularly The Macallan) and Cognac currently a strong feature at auction. 

Wine experiences, dinners, tastings and visits would be wonderful too and we would be so pleased to speak to you about any offers you could make. 

Make a pledge

If you are able to join Rugbeians, parents and friends of the School who have already donated fine or rare wine, or wine related experiences please send details of your pledge as soon as possible and by 31 January at the latest to or call the Development Team on 01788 556139 for more information.

It will be possible to make some donations tax efficiently.  We will be happy to discuss this with you and advise of next steps.

And do please share auction news with others who may be interested.