2022 CWA RESULTS
The Cape Wine Auction 2022, in partnership with Mastercard, raised R12 215 000 for charity at this year’s event, and has now accumulated over R117 million since the first auction in 2014.
Held at the luxurious Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday, February 12, this year’s auction saw guests bidding generously for a catalogue 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 on &Beyond Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, as well as return private charter flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg and 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 South Africa and France and Lot 14, a week-long 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.The Cape Wine Auction is regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions ever conceived in South Africa, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education.
The auction has created a benchmark in philanthropy with 100 percent of proceeds managed by the Cape Wine Auction Trust and distributed amongst carefully selected beneficiaries.
Says Darielle Robertson, director of The Cape Wine Auction: “We were delighted with this year’s results especially given the tough economic times we are going through. The monies raised means the Trust can continue its invaluable work with our beneficiaries, all of whom are dedicated to improving the education and lives of children in the Cape winelands.
“A big thank you to all our partners, especially Mastercard, and to those who bid so generously for the amazing lots that were kindly donated.”
Says Kamini Redhi, Director for Marketing and Communications at Mastercard Sub-Saharan Africa: “We were delighted by the response to this year’s auction, which aligns with our brand purpose of connecting everyone to priceless possibilities. Being part of such an exclusive event – one that harnesses the power of doing good to transform children’s lives through educational and social support – is a great honour.”
THE TOP 10 BEST PERFORMING LOTS OF 2022
Below is the list of the top ten lots that helped us in raising money for education.
The successful bidder will experience three unforgettable nights with their friends or family (eight guests) at the acclaimed &Beyond Benguerra Island, a magical Indian Ocean adventure haven. Spend your day’s scuba diving, snorkelling, exploring the island, toasting the sunset from a traditional dhow or simply unwinding in the luxurious surrounds of your beautiful casinha.
Final bid R1,1 Million
The Pebbles Project is proud to present a unique collection of experiences for any sport-loving Anglophile – horse-racing, football and golf together in one package, along with some spectacular accommodation and a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience.
Final bid R1,1 Million
This exceptional lot is dedicated to the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project of which Creation is a founder member. It offers what are arguably some of the most sought-after experiences in South Africa and France, but more importantly, the rich rewards that come from changing the lives of children in need.
Final bid R 800 000
This once-in-a-lifetime lot celebrates the pinnacle of South African hospitality. Taking you from Cape Town to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, this bespoke itinerary offers exclusivity, privacy and a level of luxury unmatched to anywhere else in the world. You’ll start in Cape Town, spending three nights (for six people) at one of Ellerman House’s exclusive-use Villas. From here, you’ll board your private jet to experience the thrill of South Africa’s Big 5 country, with a stay at the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge, Silvan Safari.
Final bid R 600 000
Creation Wines, in partnership with Guy and Julia Hands, are delighted to afford the winner of this exceptional lot a twin opportunity: the delights of a life-changing sojourn at glorious Villa Saletta in Tuscany, as well as the rich rewards that come from changing the lives of children in need.
Final bid R 600 000
This lot is donated by Art power couple Blessing Ngobeni and Teresa Kutala Firmino in conjunction with Ellerman House for the benefit of Click Learning.
Final bid R 500 000
For the very first time, Quoin Rock and 21 Nettleton Boutique Hotel & Private Residence have partnered together to offer a truly quintessential Western Cape experience – an escape to both the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the vineyard slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain.
Final bid R 475 000
One Week stay (7 days/6 nights) for up to nine guests at Beehive in Harbour Island, Bahamas.
Final bid R 450 000
Join us as we partner to make the difference. The successful bidder of this lot will walk away with two unique experiences including an exclusive stay in the Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Manor House for two nights with three couples and a winter getaway for two nights for one couple to the Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, a Four Seasons Hotel in Megève.
Final bid R 300 000
Venture to the heart of Cabernet country for an immersive journey and exploration of Stellenbosch Cabernet. Begin your journey with a 2 night stay for 2 pax at the luxurious Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa’s leading art, wine and hospitality destination. Your stay includes dinner at Delaire Graff’s Indochine Restaurant where you will embark on a thrilling food adventure with Head Chef Virgil Kahn, whose Afro-Asian masterpieces are inspired by his Cape Malay heritage and epicurean journeys through Asia.