The New South Wales police have set up a designated task force in order to find dozens of wine collections that were stored in the Australian state's Hunter Valley wine region, estimated to be worth as much as $5 million in total.
The bottles have been missing since 2013, when the company holding the bottles, Wine Investments Services Pty Ltd, went into receivership, reports The Daily Mail. Missing bottles include vintage or collectable ranges of Penfolds Grange (Australia's most famous red wine, older vintages of which go for prices as high as $60,000), Henschke, Torbreck and Chris Ringland. (Though these bottles were stored in the Hunter Valley, the wines are made in another famous wine region, South Australia's Barossa Valley).
Detectives are turning to the public to help locate the missing wine. The police urge anyone who has purchased or been approached to purchase any of the missing vintage wines to come forward.
Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn says, “This is a specific area of demand and supply and sale, so we know that there are some people out there who will know if this wine is out there, potentially being sold and anyone who has information, that would help us greatly,” quotes ABC.
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