AUCTIONEER: STEPHEN RANGER
Stephen Ranger has over 25 years experience in the art world as an auctioneer, specialist appraiser and consultant. Stephen pioneered the sale of Fine Wine at auction in Canada and has been involved in some of the highest grossing sales of art and wine at auction in the last ten years. In addition, Stephen is deeply committed to serving his community and contributes his services and expertise to over twenty events each year. In 2011, Stephen founded Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects, to develop the auction market for Contemporary Canadian Art. Stephen is Vice President, Business Development for Waddington’s, Canada’s leading auctioneers.
APPRAISER: ROBERT JULL
Mr. Jull is the owner of Vinifera Wine Services that was established in 1988. He is a wine importer, specializing in high quality regional French, Italian, and Ontario wines. Robert travels to Europe a minimum of two times a year, and tastes in all major French, and Italian viticultural regions. Vinifera currently represents approximately 70 high quality domaines. Robert has been involved in wine appraisal for the Toronto Symphony’s Fine Wine Auction since 1990, and was the appraiser, and consultant, for the first five LCBO, Vintages Fine Wine Auctions. In addition, Robert has been doing wine appraisals for insurance and property dispute situations since 1993, including assessment of perils, and tasting.
Currently Robert works in the capacity of appraiser for 15-20 annual charitable wine auction events. He has extensive international purchasing experience at auction, wholesale and retail levels.