The Cape Wine Auction 2022, in partnership with Mastercard, raised R12 205 000 for charity at this year’s event, and has now accumulated over R117 million since the first auction was held in 2014.

Held at the luxurious Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday, February 12, the auction saw guests bidding generously for a collection of once-in-a-lifetime lots.

The day’s highest bid of R1.2 million was for Lot 17, which included a three-night getaway for eight people in the Bazaruto Archipelago at &Beyond Benguerra Island as well as a return private charter flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg and return scenic helicopter transfers from the lodge and Vilanculos. It was sponsored by Spier wine farm.

Other fiercely-contested lots included the Best of British Lot 18 (golf, horseracing and tickets to a Premier League football game), Lot 7 Celebrating Goodness with wine, dining and travel experiences in both South Africa and France, Lot 11 which was a celebration of South African excellence and Lot 14 – a week stay in Tuscany.

The Gift of the Giving Lots also raised a significant amount of money. These are essentially straight-forward donations to charitable causes with no prize/holiday/experience in return and consisted of five R10 000 donations, five R25 000 donations, five R50 000 donations and one donation of R100 000.