Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of their Family Company, Domaine Clarence Dillon, its President Unites Three of the Dillon Family's Greatest Passions in one Exquisite Piece of Furniture: Philanthropy, Art, and the Excellence of Chateau Haut-BrionBy Domaine Clarence Dillon, PRNE
Monday, May 16, 2011
Beginning its Series of Charity Auctions with amfAR's Celebrated Cinema Against AIDS Gala During the Cannes Film Festival, Domaine Clarence Dillon Auctions off one Exceptional Limited Edition Piece of Furniture Holding a Selection of the Most Remarkable Wines Produced at Chateau Haut-Brion Over the Past Eight Decades.
PESSAC, France, May 17, 2011 - 2010 was a year highlighted by several prestigious dinners organized
around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of
Chateau Haut-Brion by Mr. Clarence Dillon.
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Mr. Dillon's great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, who has been
presiding over Domaine Clarence Dillon since 2008, wished to create a grand
finale to crown these events. As a result, in collaboration with Lord Linley
(the founder of Linley fine bespoke furniture), Prince Robert has designed
and commissioned a limited series of furniture: 20 wine consoles, a true work
of art designed to house the most prestigious collection of Chateau
Haut-Brion vintages (15 reds and 5 whites).
Eleven of these consoles will be auctioned off throughout the course of
2011 and 2012 in the same countries where the prestigious anniversary dinners
were held in 2010: France, England, America, China, Japan and Russia.
All proceeds from the sales will be donated to a variety of hand-picked
local charities working in the fields of health, education and childhood
Prince Robert of Luxembourg will launch the series of auctions at amfAR's
celebrated Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday, May 19 during the Cannes
During the festival, a console of red wines will be auctioned off, with
all proceeds benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. This benefit
gala is one of the most prestigious charity events in Europe and has been
held for the past 18 years during the Cannes Film Festival.
More information and details can be found in the full press release
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