Prominent wine aficionados from around the globe, hosted by South Africa’s winemakers, will be invited to contribute to charity when the bidding opens. The two-day affair will launch at La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Friday, 10 February, with the American Express Barrel Auction allowing guests the opportunity to bid on once off, specially curated or limited wines, tasted directly from the barrel and presented by the winemaker. The lunch-time auction event will take place at the Anthonij Rupert Wyne estate on Saturday, 11 February, and is sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth.
This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career – and the Cape Wine Auction Trust has been established with a clear mandate to raise funds for education in the winelands. To date the trust assists 22 beneficiaries within the winelands.
High-profile wine industry personalities have been appointed as the Auction Ambassadors who have collectively curated the auction lots. The lots are an impressive lineup of once-in-a-lifetime offerings including rare wine collections; exclusive hand-selected local and international wine; as well as gourmet and travel experiences.
A limited number of tickets have been made available to attend this event. Tickets are priced between R1,850 per person (access and participation to the Friday night event only) and R5,000 per person (access and participation to the Friday and Saturday events), and can be booked directly via the Cape Wine Auction website at www.thecapewineauction.com/tickets.
For more information about the auction, its beneficiaries and the auction lots visit www.capewineauction.com.