The top 10 performing lots of 2016

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raised an amazing R17 million for education in the Cape Winelands. Below were the top 10 performing auctions lots.

The Touch Warwick Debut Lot – R1 300 000

The first ever bottle of Touch Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 presented in a designer velvet lined wooden box, signed and presented personally to the winning bidder. A luxury winelands golf tour for ten people, including accommodation, accompanied by Mike & Touch.

The Port2Fino Lot – R1 250 000

One week for eight guests at Villa Montefino in Portofino Italy. Including a private chef and staff, poolside Italian wine Sommelier course, boat trips to San Fruttuoso and picturesque Cinque Terre villages.

The Lionel Smit Lot – R675 000

A wine, food and art experience at Lionel Smit’s studio for twelve guests, catered by Chef Chris Erasmus. Bespoke Lionel Smit original painting. Accommodation at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa for twelve people, including VIP tranfers.

The Godfather Lot – R550 000

An amazing five nights stay for four couples at the 18th century Chateau De Vezins in France. A planning dinner at Paul Cluver Wines prepared by South Africa’s top Chef Luke Dale Roberts. The dinner will be paired with Paul Cluver Seven Flags & Domaine Jacques Prieur.

The Seven South African Icons at Ellerman House Lot – R450 000

An incredible collection of 70 bottles of wine, 10 unique bottles from each winery ranging from 1986 – 2012.
Including: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance, Kanonkop Paul Sauer, Vilafonté Series C, Hamilton-Russell Pinot Noir, Warwick Trilogy, The Sadie Family Columell & Hartenberg Gravel Hill Syrah.

The Iconic Ouwingerdreeks Lot – R450 000

One set of six bottles of the Eben Sadie’s iconic Ouwingerdreeks in a designer wooden box. One original poster of the six labels created by South Africa’s most noteworthy artist William Kentridge. Signed by Kentridge and Sadie. All bottles and prints signed by William Kentridge and Eben Sadie.

The Rickety Bridge Lot – R425 000

A six year vertical of Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Seven nights for two couples in a luxury apartment in Paris. Seven nights for seven couples at Les Louvres Private Villa Provence, minutes away from St Tropez. Three nights for three couples at the Rickety Bridge Manor house.

The Vilafonté Lot – R400 000

One collectible sold-out Magnum of Vilafonté Series C 2004, presented in a designer wooden box. A two-night stay for two couples in the UK at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. A Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons two-star Michelin dining experience curated by the sommeliers including a selection of vintage Vilafonte. Priority access to the Vilafonté membership allocation list.

The De Toren Lot – R400 000

Crafting your own unique 60 bottles of De Toren Fusion V 2015 with personalized labels under the guidance of winemaker Charles Williams. Two nights’ stay in a French boutique hotel, Hotel de Vougeot, Burgundy.
Bespoke art piece commission from Clas Håkansson, Kosta Boda(Sweden) Crystal Glass art and crystal glass stemware from Orrefors (Sweden).

The Ryk Neethling’s Val de Vie & Mantis Collection Lot – R400 000

A private box for eight people at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Masters. Three nights Luxury African River Safari on board the Mantis Collection Zambezi Queen (four suites). A round of golf at Pearl Valley with Ryk Neethling for eight guests.