The 2019 Auction Lots

Our Auction lots are one of a kind experiences, that are not available for purchase. They include rare wines, exceptional private homes, supremely talented chefs and winemakers, and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry. These opportunities come along once, for one auction, and then are not repeated.


THE JOURNEY OF MERLOT

The winning bidder will be presented with a selection of 24 bottles of Merlot representing the The Journey of Merlot. The lot will consist of four themes starting with Icon Merlots including the first Merlot ever bottled in South Africa – the 1982 Overgaauw.

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CELEBRATE WITH CONSTANTIA

You’ll be the talk of the town and the most popular amongst your set of friends when you walk away with this lot as you will celebrate with 30 – yes, you read it correctly, 30! – of your friends in a luxury private setting on the exclusive and historic Constantia Wine Route.

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THE FRENCH AFFAIR

This package in this Lot is a gastronome’s delight and will see two couples enjoying two nights in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley staying at the The Royal Portfolio’s Franschhoek hotel, La Residence, which was voted the best hotel in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Located on a private 30 acre estate, La Residence sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands.

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450 PLATTER’S STARS

A once-off unique opportunity to own every Platter’s Five Star wine featured in the new 2019 edition. Many of these wines are unavailable on the open market and indeed most are long sold out. This is a spectacular addition to the library of any serious wine collector, or the perfect lot for the wine lover who wants to create an “instant” wine library of only the best South Africa has to offer.

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THE RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD VIGNERONS LOT

The successful bidder for this lot will walk away with a two night stay for three couples (six people) at the luxurious Rupert & Rothschild Manor House with an exclusive wine tasting and dinner presented by Head Winemaker Yvonne Lester and Head Chef Anwar Abdullatief. The lot also includes a private helicopter trip over the scenic Franschhoek Winelands and a Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond Exclusive Vintage Collection from the maiden 1998 vintage to 2015 vintage.

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THE ROBERTSON LONG WEEKEND

This is sure to be one of the more sought-after lots with it superb content of luxury accommodation, superb meals and finest wines.

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THE ANTON SMIT LOT

For this one-of-a-kind lot, the winning bidder gets to take home a magnificent sculpture by leading South African artist Anton Smit titled Crouching Man.

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THE BOSCHENDAL EXPERIENCE

A full weekend stay for 10 guests at the beautiful Boschendal Rhodes Cottage – an historic lodge, built by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker, that has been recently redecorated to give guests a chance to experience a piece of South African history.

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HAWKSMOOR DE GOEDE HOOP LOT

An opportunity to stay at De Goede Hoop where, according to the late Hans Fransen, (an authority on Cape Dutch homes): “Both the backdrop of the house and the view from the stoep have a good claim to ran as the most dramatically beautiful in the Cape.”

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THE KANONKOP & ROYAL PORTFOLIO LUXURY EXPERIENCE

The successful bidder for this lot will receive not one, but three great experiences as well as two bottles of the Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 (South Africa’s first 100 point rated wine).

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THE NITIDA & DE GRENDEL LOT

Hollywood actress and acclaimed conservationist Shannon Elizabeth, together with Karkloof Villas, De Grendel Wines and Nitida Wine Cellars present four unforgettable days for four people for the person who outbids everyone else for this fabulous lot.

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CERTIFIED HERITAGE VINEYARD’S LOT

Old vines make wines with a unique character. Wines that reflect the vastness of our South African landscape – our harsh climate, our old and sometimes fragile soils, and our complex culture.

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THE GIFT OF GIVING (PART 1)

We invite guests to donate to specific causes within the Cape Wine Auction Trust’s community of beneficiaries. Each bid is R100 000. Bidders per lot are unlimited and multiple bids are encouraged. Support a cause that’s close to your heart!

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2019 ABSA CAPE EPIC EXPERIENCE

The Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape. It has been accredited as hors categorie (a French term used in stage bicycle races to designate a climb that is beyond categorization) by the Union Cycliste Internationale. First staged in 2004, the race typically covers more than 700 kilometres, and lasts eight days.

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MEMORABLE WINES, UNFORGETTABLE DESTINATIONS

Embracing two of life’s ultimate enjoyments – the finest fruits of the vine and great travel experiences – this lot will exceed your expectations on both counts. Over the years the acclaimed Creation Wines have earned a plethora of awards. A range of their stunning wines, combined with the 5-star Grootbos Nature Reserve near the southern tip of Africa, the prestigious Constance Prince Maurice on magical Mauritius and the luxurious Queen Victoria Hotel, situated on Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront, make for a truly irresistible lot.

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THE MEERLUST NATURAL SELECTION LOT

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the estate, which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character.

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CELEBRATE THE POWER OF CREATION WITH DOM PÉRIGNON, ELLERMAN HOUSE AND THE DYLAN LEWIS SCULPTURE GARDEN

A creative force unites Ellerman House – a hotel that describes ‘fine art as its soul’; Dom Pérignon – with its matchless vintages and the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, a garden created by one of South Africa’s most foremost creative artists.

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INDULGE IN A TASTE OF STELLENBOSCH

The Stellenbosch Wine Routes has curated an experience pairing five-star luxury, mouth-watering gastronomical experiences, and fine wines with breathtaking views, striking settings and the je ne sais quoi of the Stellenbosch lifestyle to bring you a magical three-night stay for three couples.

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DE TOREN PRIVATE CELLAR, HENRIOT & SPRINGBANK – TOUR DES Ⅲ CONTINENTS

De Toren Private Cellar, the renowned craftsmen behind some of South Africa’s most luxurious wines, in partnership with esteemed Scottish Distillery, Springbank and prestigious French Champagne House, Henriot, is offering a lot for two, unobtainable to the general public.

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LANZERAC LOT

Set in the heart of a 162ha working wine estate on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the luxurious Lanzerac Hotel & Spa exudes an air of elegance and provides the ultimate in personalised service. This year, the Hotel will be celebrating its 60th anniversary, and to celebrate this achievement, will be offering a premium birthday package to enjoy in the Manor House and throughout the Estate.

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THE GREAT FAMILY WINES AND ONE&ONLY EXPERIENCE

The successful bidder of this fabulous lot will walk away with an unprecedented haul of no less than 40 bottles of superlative wines from eight of South Africa’s top winemaking families.

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DELUXE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK CARNIVORE CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY AON SOUTH AFRICA

Join the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) on a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will invigorate your soul. An all-inclusive trip for four to the exquisite Tintswalo Manor House near the Kruger Park for a behind-the-scenes wildlife conservation adventure led by some of Africa and the world’s most renowned conservationists.

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AMERICAN EXPRESS LOT – LUXURIOUS BREAK IN LONDON TO ATTEND THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

American Express® and Nedbank have brought together two of their longstanding and successful partnerships, the British Film Institute and Virgin Atlantic Airways to offer a weekend in London to attend a gala screening as part of the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in October 2019 (tbc)

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THE NEDERBURG & TOUR DE FRANCE LOT

The successful bidder of this lot will receive a first-hand experience of the 2019 Tour de France, the world’s most iconic road cycling race, with Nederburg, the exclusive premium wine partner of the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka cycling squad, known as Africa’s Team.

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MAROVASA BE – EXPERIENCE MAGICAL MADAGASCAR

The successful bidder of this lot will be able to invite 15 friends and family on an unforgettable week-long stay in a pristine, secluded paradise on the northwest coast of Madagascar. Marovasa Be is a manor house/boutique hotel set on a picturesque private beach. Located just minutes from the baobab dotted coastline of Moramba Bay.

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LIONEL SMIT AND CHRIS ERASMUS – AN ARTISTIC & GASTRONOMICAL EXPLOSION

Lionel Smit, born in Pretoria in 1982, creates monumental portraiture works on canvas, sculpture, silkscreen, video and public installations. Smit’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally in prestigious galleries, art fairs and public spaces, including a solo exhibition at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki and various public sculptures in the US including Union Square, New York City.

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MAN & SOIL – THE ASHBOURNE EMUL ROSS & EBEN SADIE PINOTAGE PROJECT

The five lucky top bidders will walk away with 96 bottles of wine. The Top bidder receives the original printing plate. This Wine is once off, never to be repeated by these legendary Winemakers.

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AMAZING AZURA RETREATS

Mozambique’s Azura Quilalea is a wholly uninhabited private island paradise and the perfect place to live out your castaway fantasies. Surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago Marine Sanctuary, it’s the ultimate private luxury hideaway.

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DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE – ICON LOT

This fabulous lot includes a two night stay for four couples at the Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa in the newly-designed lodges by the celebrated David Collins Studio. Guests can expect bespoke materials, exquisite soft furnishings and original artworks. A private, tranquil outdoor space surrounding a heated plunge pool floats over panoramic views of the Estate’s vineyards and the valley beyond.

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THE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME WASHINGTON & OREGON WINEMAKER EXPERIENCE

The winning bid for this stunning lot will find two very lucky couples spending two nights hosted by Betz Family Winery in Woodinville in Washington State in the US, followed by two nights at the beautiful Stoller Family Estate in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

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THE REMARKABLE JAGUAR TRACK DAY

This is a lot for the ultimate petrolhead who fancies himself .. or herself .. as serious competition for Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel!

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VIP ACCESS TO THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA USA

Seven day “Insiders” trip to Naples, Florida for one couple personally guided by Shari and Garen Staglin. The winning bidder for this lot will be feted as a “Double Magnum” guest at the 20th Annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, to be held January 24–26, 2020 in Naples, Florida.

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EXPERIENCE THE NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH LIFESTYLE WITH A TOUCH OF PAUL CLUVER WINES

Ndlulamithi Game Lodge is an exclusive getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and have an appreciation for Africa’s fauna, flora, and magnificent landscapes. The lodge is privately owned by Nedbank and nestled in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, three hours drive from Johannesburg.

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CROATIA BLUE WATER SAILING – A LUXURIOUS ADRIATIC DUO

This sure to be hotly contested lot consist of an idyllic summer holiday exploring Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the gem of the Mediterranean. First, you and seven others will board a luxury Lagoon 450 Catamaran to enjoy 7 glorious days and nights relaxing on the Adriatic while exploring the numerous islands.

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VILLA DI BUONA & DEMORGENZON

This magnificent lot features a seven night stay for 10 people at Villa di Buona Speranza in Lucca, Italy. Overlooking the flood plain of the River Serchio, encircled by the Pizzorne mountains, nine kilometres from the historic walled town of Lucca and only 36 kilometres from Pisa airport, this 18th century villa has been carefully restored and nestles in beautiful grounds that include well-groomed Italian gardens, olive orchards and a sparkling swimming pool as well as two outside dining areas and a barbecue area.

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THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

Talk about the “Grand Prize”! This clearly has to be one of the lots to beat all lots! The bidding for this one is expected to be as fierce and as contested as a Lewis Hamilton/Nico Rosberg F1 race.

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THE GIFT OF GIVING (PART 2)

We invite guests to donate to specific causes within the Cape Wine Auction Trust’s community of beneficiaries. Each bid is R100 000 Bidders per lot are unlimited and multiple bids are encouraged. Support a cause that’s close to your heart!

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