Cape Wine Auction raises over R17 million
By Christian Eedes, 18 February 2020
The seventh annual Cape Wine Auction, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth, took place on Saturday at Boschendal outside Franschhoek, raising just over R17 millon compared to R14.6 million last year. All proceeds are allocated to Cape Wineland’s education and the wine charity auction has now amassed a R105 million since its 2014 inception.
Top individual lots were a VIP experience in California’s Napa Valley Wine Country, courtesy Vilafonté, which was sold for R1,1 million; a seven-day expedition with Meridian Adventure SAIL for eight in Indonesia, which also sold for R1,1 million and three pieces of work from internationally acclaimed South African sculptor Anton Smit’s Agapé Effervescent series which went to the highest bidder – again for R1,1 million.