The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place this past Saturday at Boschendal, raised R10.565 million for education in the Cape Winelands, achieving a significant 50% increase on the R7.045 million fetched at the inaugural 2014 Auction.
The entire proceeds of the 2015 Auction, without offset or deduction, will go to the Auction beneficiaries.
Most expensive lot was that from Vrede en Lust which fetched R800 000, this including eight return Air Seychelles business class tickets from Johannesburg to the Seychelles; a stay in a luxury villa with a private beach on the exclusive Eden Island; a three-day cruise on a brand new Powercat, hosted by a private skipper and chef; and a collection of 60 bottles of Vrede en Lust wines.
Other lots fetching high prices were:
The Port2Port & Saxenburg Lot: a week-long stay at the exclusive Villa Aiola for four guests including transfers from Rome; a private wine tasting at the award-winning Tenuta del Trinora; two signed magnums from both Tenuta del Trioro and Saxenburg Estates; a R10 000 voucher from Port2Port, online purveyors of fine wine; and a private cellar tour, tasting and lunch at Saxenburg; which raised R600 000.
‘The Godfather’ Lot by Paul Cluver: a stellar collection of 60 bottles of Paul Cluver Pinot Noir blended by Andries Burger, and an amazing week-long stay at an 18th century Château in the Loire Valley for eight people; raising R550 000.
The Môreson & Le Quarter Français Lot: a barrel of Môreson’s superb Mercator Premium Chardonnay; a whole weekend of private partying at Le Quartier Français and Môreson, comprising accommodation for 21 couples at Le Quartier Français for two exclusive nights, a private dining experience designed by world-renowned Chef, Margot Janse, and a private party at Môreson’s Bread and Wine with exceptional food from Chef, Neil Jewell; raising R500 000.