Sales at the 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held at Spier in Stellenbosch yesterday amounted to R5 739 000, this being the highest turnover ever and up by over R450 000 or 8.6% on 2011, despite 431 fewer cases of wine.
The auction attracted 148 buyers including 14 foreign buyers and for the first time, 14 online bidders. In total 2 517 cases were sold at an average price of R2 281 per case equivalent of 6 x 750ml bottles. The lineup of 52 wines included 38 red wines, 10 white wines, 2 Méthode Cap Classiques, one dessert wine and a fortified.
Alan Pick of The Butcher Shop and Grill in Sandton triumphed for the 11th consecutive year as the biggest spender at R1 017 400 million. 87% of sales was generated by local buyers.
The eight top sellers at an average price per case of over R3 000 were: Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2007 (R3 760), Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (R3 548), Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2009 (R3 485), Hartenberg Estate Auction Shiraz 2009 (R3 324), Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2010 (R3 294), Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2010 (R3 214), Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir 2009 (R3 120) and Ernie Els CWG 2010 (R3 063).
Amongst the white wines, top sellers were the Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 with an average price per case of R2 353, Chamonix Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 at R2 044 and the Cape Point Vineyards Auction Reserve White 2011 at R2 014.
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