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The top 10 performing lots of 2015

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raised an amazing R10 million for education in the Cape Winelands. Below were the top 10 performing auctions lots.

The Vrede en Lust Lot – R800 000

A gorgeous trip to the beautiful island of Mahe. Incredible accommodation for up to 8 sharing in a luxury 5 bedroom, private, ocean side Villa on Eden Island. The villa boasts beautiful views over to St Anne Island and the northern mountains of Mahe.

The Port2Port & Saxenberg Lot – R600 000

A week-long stay in Tuscany at the exclusive Tenuta Aiola for four guests. Two signed magnums from the Tenuta del Trinoro and Saxenburg Estates SSS. A South African experience with a private cellar tour, tasting and lunch at Saxenburg. Port2Port vouchers for R10 000.

The “Godfather’ Paul Cluver Lot – R550 000

A combination of gorgeous experiences and wine from the parents of two of Paul’s god children. An exceptional collection of 60 bottles of Paul Cluver Pinot Noir blended by Andries Burger. An amazing week-long stay at an 18th century Chateau in the Loire for eight people.

The Môreson & Le Quartier Français Lot – R500 000

A barrel of Môreson’s superb Mercator Premium Chardonnay. Le Quartier Français and Môreson for a whole weekend of private partying. Accommodation for 42 people (21 couples) at Le Quartier Français for two exclusive nights. A private dining experience for 42 people designed by world-renowned Chef Margot Janse. A private party at Bread and Wine with exceptional food from Chef Neil Jewell.

The Ultimate Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Lot – R450 000

An incredible, very rare, collection of 24 vintages of Vin de Constance. One night stay for eight people in the majestic, newly renovated private homestead of Klein Constantia. An astounding dinner for eight people, prepared by Chef Scot Kirton from the world-renowned La Colombe.

The Ellerman House Lot – R450 000

An incredible collection of the top wines from each of the 100 wines featured on the Ellerman House Terroir Wall. A three night stay for six guests at the beautiful Ellerman House. A gastronomic feast prepared for the guests during their stay by the team at Ellerman, paired with incredible South African wines.

The De Toren Lot – R400 000

A bespoke 36 bottle never-to-be-repeated, vertical collection De Toren Fusion V. Included for the first time, in this lot are the individually bottled elements of the famous De Toren Fusion V. A unique, limited edition, concrete and bronze sculpture piece specially created for the 2015 Cape Wine Auction by world-renowned Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe.

The Hemel en Aarde ‘Young Guns’ Lot – R340 000

A sexy 90 bottle collection of wine from the ‘Young Guns’ of the South African wine industry. A barefoot sunset beach tasting and amazing seafood braai. Eight tickets to ‘Young Guns’ 2015. A spectacular collection of ‘Young Guns’ wines from the Wine Cellar.

The Swartland Revolution Lot – R300 000

An incredible collection from the Swartland Revolution pioneers. A never before bottled 12 litre Balthazar from each of Porseleinberg, Sadie Family Wines, AA Badenhorst and Mullineux and Leeu Family wines. Never to be repeated, it is hard to imagine more of a collectors item.

The Warwick Estate ‘Trilogy’ Lot – R300 000

A one-of-a-kind vertical collection of three five litre Jereboams of Warwick Trilogy including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 vintages. Presented in a custom wooden presentation box, signed and personalised for the winning bidder. An incredible summer party for 100 friends at Warwick Wine Estate. All food supplied with catering by Warwick’s Chef. All wines for the event chosen and supplied by The Ratcliffe family.