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An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines
Including Wines From:
The David S. Utterberg Collection
Johnson Ho and The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection
The Josue V. Harari Collection
The Wine Trust Collection

Friday, February 15, 2019  (lots 1-1158)
Saturday, February 16, 2019  (lots 1159-2316)
8:30am at Spiaggia

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is thrilled to announce its first live auction of 2018, a remarkable two-day Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines to be held on February 15th & 16th. This sale will set the stage for 2019, with over 2,300 lots on offer and is expected to garner $5.1-7.7 million.

The February auction is studded with exquisite First Growth Bordeaux, irreplaceable Burgundy, noteworthy Italian and far more. The Friday session features The Josue V. Harari Collection (lots 551-581) and The Wine Trust Collection (lots 929-951). The Harari Collection offers an array of large format Bordeaux including magnums, double-magnums and imperials of 2006 Pétrus. The Wine Trust Collection features a selection of top 2008 Burgundy from Maison Olivier Bernstein. 

The Saturday session is headlined by two outstanding consignments: The David S. Utterberg Collection (lots 1558-1688) and Johnson Ho & The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection (lots 1159-1507).

The David S. Utterberg Collection offers impeccable rare Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italian, Rhône, and more. A true wine lover’s collection, Mr. Utterberg acquired only wines he loved, with the intention of drinking them one day. All wines were purchased from top retailers and select Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions in the ‘80s and ‘90s, with many original purchase receipts. These wines, which boast perfect provenance and meticulous records, have not moved for over two decades. Highlights include 12 bottles of 1982 Barolo Riserva, Collina Rionda, Bruno Giacosa (lot 1683, est. $35,000-55,000); 12 bottles of 1985 Clos de la Roche, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ponsot (lot 1615, est. $55,000-85,000); 5 bottles of 1985 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (lot 1647, est. $11,000-17,000); 12 bottles of 1989 Château Haut-Brion (lot 1586, est. $16,000-24,000); and 12 bottles of 1990 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 1603, est. $55,000-85,000). This is a truly incredible collection – don’t miss out!

Johnson Ho & The Pantheon Wine Shoppe Collection represents the best of Mr. Ho’s extensive and broad inventory. For over four decades, Mr. Ho has worked in the fine wine industry, procuring some of the finest bottles available. Highlights include four full cases of 2005 Château Mouton Rothschild (lots 1172-1175, est. $5,000-7,500); 1 bottle of 2005 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (lot 1356, est. $14,000-20,000); 6 bottles of 2010 Château Pétrus (lot 1211, est. $14,000-20,000); and 4 magnums of 2011 Masseto, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia (lot 1451, est. $2,800-4,200). All wines have perfect provenance and have been stored in ideal temperature and humidity condition. HDH is delighted to have been selected to represent this special collection.

Additional highlights include:

  • 94 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $630,000-948,000)
  • 48 lots of Domaine Leroy (est. $167,000-249,000)
  • 71 lots of Georges Roumier (est. $167,000-249,000)
  • 28 lots of Château Pétrus (est. $340,000-518,000)
  • 35 lots of Château Haut-Brion (est. $167,000-252,000)
  • 8 lots of Bruno Giacosa (est. $67,000-102,000)
  • 25 lots of Screaming Eagle (est. $121,000-182,000)
  • 37 lots of Opus One (est. $54,000-80,000)

As always, Hart Davis Hart is committed to offering well-stored, carefully inspected wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to join Hart Davis Hart for this spectacular two-day sale. HDH happily invites connoisseurs, collectors, and investors to join them in the auction room to bid on these phenomenal wines. If you are unable to attend the sale in person, HDH encourages you to submit absentee bids or participate in real time by using their state-of-the-art mobile app or auction website,

Hart Davis Hart’s auctions take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant, Spiaggia, located at 980 N. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor, in Chicago. Our auction will begin promptly at 8:30am (CT) on Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16. Attendance at Hart Davis Hart sales is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations for lunch at Spiaggia during the auction ($75) should be made by calling Sam Luchsinger at 312.854.0096 or by emailing