Ms Quentin Bryce AC, the Queen’s representative in Australia, will donate 100 bottles of Penfolds Grange Hermitage, including every vintage between 1985 and 1990, and the 1992 vintage, to a charity auction. Each will be personally signed by the Governor-General.
The charity which will benefit from the auction is yet to be be decided. Interested charities should apply to the Office of the Official Secretary requesting a signed bottle for their fund-raising purposes. To be eligible, they must be an Australian registered not-for-profit charity with an Australian Business Number and Deductable Gift Recipient status.
State House maintains a cellar of wine for state occasions such as the reception of foreign dignitaries and national celebrations.