Rominger West Winery announced its closure back in April and filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy shortly after. Their assets will now be auctioned off.
Those assets include wine glasses, computers, furniture, bulk and bottled wines, barrels and plenty lot more. An auction will be held from July 19-25, and will be conducted online at SoldTiger.com.
Here are the details of the auction, provided by Tiger Remarketing Services:
Auction bidding will open July 19 and continue through July 25, when item bidding will close at a rate of three items per minute, starting at 10:30 a.m. PDT. The preview will be Tues., July 24, at 4602 Second Street in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Checkout runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26-27.
The inventory to be auctioned includes hundreds of wood and steel barrels, along with 2,900 empty wine bottles and an assortment of wine glasses, barrel racks, corks and seals. Also available during the sale: a receiving hopper with a 1/4-ton capacity, kitchen and restaurant equipment from the company’s tasting room, computers, furniture, and more.
Wine resellers will be able to bid on cases of bottled wines, while some 20,000 gallons of bulk-wine vintages and varieties will be available by advance purchase.
Rominger West was founded in 2004 by local grape-grower Charlie Rominger and winemaker Mark West. It aimed to fill a gap in the wine market by selling small-lot artisan wines, which were handcrafted with as little machine interference as possible in order to produce gently cultivated and nurtured vintages. The business, which frequently sponsored concerts, fundraisers and other events, was also well known for its focus on supporting local agriculture and the community.
The Davis winery closed in April. Rominger West subsequently filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 8 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern California. Tiger is conducting the court-ordered sale on behalf of trustee Alan S. Fukushima of Sacramento. “Rominger West was a boutique winery with a small tasting room,” said Jeff Tanenbaum, president of Tiger Remarketing Services, “but the inventory available in this sale is of high quality and represents a good value opportunity for wineries, resellers and other businesses.”