We are honoured to have contributed to the amazing The Cape Wine Auction 2017:
In a spectacular show of generosity and opulence the Cape Wine Auction broke their own record by raising a staggering R22.3 million on 11 February at the Antonij Rupert Wyne Estate, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth. All proceeds raised at the auction, with no deduction, will be allocated to 22 beneficiaries who make a profound impact on education and the lives of children in the Cape Winelands.
We took part in the Friday night The American Express Barrel Auction; with a very special new release pinotage up for bid.
The American Express Barrel Auction was hosted at our neighbour, La Motte and was a rare opportunity to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive yet-to-be-released vintages of some of South Africa’s top winemakers.
Pieter, our tasting room manager, was there to pour and cajole potential bidders. He weighs in on the experience:
"The Cape Wine Auction 2017 was a success and an amazing experience. A place where the crème de la crème of South Africa came together to enjoy some very unique wines and bid for a good cause.
The Pinotage that we displayed was the 2015 Pinotage that was in French Oak for 18 months. It was fresh, vibrant and showed a lot of character. The mouth feel was incredible! We decanted it to soften the tannins a little bit.
We had all kinds of high profile guests taste this beautiful Pinotage, from wine estate owners from Napa to one of the first ladies that made wine in South Africa."