The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the fundraising initiative that raised an astounding R7.045 million for education in the South African winelands at its inaugural 2014 event, has announced the 34 auction lots for the 2015 event which is taking place on Saturday 14th February at the Boschendal Estate.
These auction lots, generously donated by the Auction Ambassadors, include rare local and international wine collections, gourmet dinners with world renowned chefs, art pieces, international travel to exotic locations, exclusive private weekend parties, luxury cruises and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry. The 34 live auction lots can be viewed HERE. The 2015 auction catalogue is available for download from the website.
The 2015 Auction: Evening of Friday 13th and Afternoon of Saturday 14th February 2015
The 2-day affair will launch on the evening of Friday 13th February 2015 with The American Express Cape Wine Auction 'Barrel Tasting & Preview' hosted at The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch.
The lunch-time 2015 Auction event at Boschendal Estate, taking place on Saturday 14th February 2015, promises to be another extraordinary day of generosity and glamour. A feast, prepared by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, and Christiaan Campbell, Executive Chef at Boschendal Estate, will be accompanied by some of the best hand-selected South African wines, poured only from large format bottles and served in Riedel glassware.
Prominent wine aficionados and philanthropists from around the globe will be hosted by the Auction Ambassadors, headed up by the Auction's Honorary Chairs for 2015, John and Erica Platter, the founders of the Platter's Wine Guide, flag bearer for the SA wine industry and one of the world's leading authorities on wine.
All Auction proceeds will be overseen by Strauss & Co fine art auctioneers. Dan Nicholl will be Master of Ceremonies on the big day.