THE 2023 CAPE WINE AUCTION
One of the world’s most renowned charity wine auctions, The Cape Wine Auction, returns in 2023, marking the 10th anniversary since its launch in 2014.
This year the event will take place on February 18 at the luxurious, world class Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
CELEBRATING A DECADE OF THE CAPE WINE AUCTION
The Cape Wine Auction (CWA) – in partnership with Mastercard – is regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions conceived in South Africa, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education. It is also a much sought-after ticket on Cape Town’s social calendar.
Since its inception in 2014, the event has created a benchmark in philanthropy, raising a staggering R117 million, with 100 percent of all proceeds managed by The Cape Wine Auction Trust and distributed amongst a number of beneficiaries that make a profound impact on the education and lives of children in the Cape winelands.
Says Raymond Ndlovu, Chairman of the Cape Wine Auction Trust: “This year we are celebrating a decade of The Cape Wine Auction and planning a very special event at Hazendal Wine Estate, where we are determined to raise even more than we did at last year’s auction where we achieved over R12 million.”
The Cape Wine Auction lots are one of a kind experiences which are not available for purchase and include rare wines, bespoke overseas adventures, stays in exceptional private homes and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry.
Lots that raised the most money last year included a three-night getaway for eight people on &Beyond Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago which went for R1.2 million, as well as a Best of British lot, which included much sought after tickets to top golf, horseracing and Premier League football events in the UK and a week-long stay in Tuscany at the historic and incomparable Villa Saletta.
The Gift of the Giving lots – straight-forward donations of varying amounts from R10 000 to R100 000 – also raised a significant amount of money, an indication of the generosity of the auction’s guests.