Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's - Finest and Rarest Wines featuring The Cellar of V. Cheryl Womack Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s March 15th sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will feature The Cellar of V. Cheryl Womack, one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders
News-Antique.com - Jan 26,2008 - New York, New York – Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s March 15th sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will feature The Cellar of V. Cheryl Womack, one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders, and Chairperson of the non-profit organization Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World™. The present offering includes 4,775 bottles from Bordeaux, Burgundy, California and Australia, as well as a quantity of large-format bottles – 81 magnums, 7 double magnums, 2 jeroboams and 3 imperials - and is expected to bring $1.2/1.6 million*. The various-owners sale in its entirety is estimated to fetch $2.2/3 million.
Ms. Womack commented: “I have always enjoyed wine, but over the past decade of reading, studying and tasting it has become a hobby and a passion of mine. Over the holidays I particularly enjoyed a wide range of my favorites, from a 1997 Screaming Eagle to a 1961 Latour. As mycollection has grown, I’ve amassed over 9,000 bottles, which is far more than can be stored in my 5,000 bottle cellar and considerably more than any one person could drink in their lifetime!”
Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Head of Sotheby’s International Wine department, said: “It is a particular personal pleasure to bring to auction a remarkable wine collection amassed by a very remarkable woman. Cheryl Womack epitomises everything I respect in a world-class professional, possessing huge talent, a formidable work ethic and a great sense of community. The fact that she loves wine honours those of us who labour in this field.”
Robert Sleigh, Vice President and Head of the Wine department in New York, continued: “It has been a pleasure to work with Cheryl to make this selection from such a superb cellar which has been assembled and stored with the utmost care. This offering provides other wine lovers an opportunity to enjoy these wines from some of the finest vineyards around the world.”
V. Cheryl Womack
V. Cheryl Womack, one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Star Group, LLC, a networking forum for women as well as the Chairperson of Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the visibility of powerful entrepreneurial women based in Kansas City, Missouri. She began her career by starting her first company in the basement of her home, focusing her attention on succeeding in two male-dominated industries – trucking and insurance. During her 20-year career, Cheryl became known for innovative product development, an inventive corporate culture and powerful industry leadership. In 2002, she sold her Kansas City-based operation that is now valued at $100 million, with more than 90 employees and insuring more than 12,000 independent truckers throughout the United States.
The Cellar of V. Cheryl Womack
Highlighting The Cellar of V. Cheryl Womack is a large quantity of red Bordeaux, led by 34 full cases of Mouton Rothschild ranging from 1986-2002 and 23 cases of Margaux from 1983-2001. Also included from Bordeaux is one case of Pétrus from 1990 (est.