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Booze Bust: Thieves Steal Vintage Wine Collection Worth $88,000

Dozens of collectible bottles of wine - some dating back to the 1960s - have been stolen from a home in Melbourne's inner-east.

Thieves broke into the Alphington home on September 16 and took electrical and household items. They then raided the wine cellar and found the owner's lucrative vintage wine collection.

Police say $14,000 of wine - including Penfolds and Grange Hermitage - was stolen. However, our own calculations show the wine's value to be closer to $88,000.

Fifty-two bottles were taken in total, with the haul including bottles from the 1960s vintage.

Police are seeking public assistance and appealing to any licensed premises that may have been approached to purchase the listed wines.

Wine lovers are also being urged to look out for the bottles on Facebook, eBay and Gumtree.

The list of stolen wines include:

Grange Hermitage

  • 4 bottles of 1962 vintage (one with original price $2.50 pencilled on label)
  • 2 bottles of 1966 vintage
  • 10 bottles of 1971 vintage
  • 4 bottles of 1972 vintage
  • 10 bottles of 1976 vintage

Penfolds St Henri

  • 3 bottles of 1976 vintage
  • 10 bottles of 1971 vintage

Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir

  • 3 bottles of 2012 vintage

Penfolds Bin 389

  • 10 bottles of 1976 vintage

Cullen Dianne Madelaine

  • 2 bottles of 2002 vintage

Leeuwin Estate Cabernet

  • 3 bottles of 2005 vintage

Craiglee Shiraz/Viognier

  • 3 bottles of 2008 vintage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.