Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine.
Total sales of R13 223 200, just under last year’s record breaking auction, coupled with an increased spend by international buyers, once again underlined the prowess of the wines made exclusively for the auction by members of the Guild.
Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017.
A treasure trove of 61 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rare varieties, collaborative winemaking and exciting blends, goes under the hammer at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017.
Innovative winemaking is the hallmark of this South African wine industry showcase that features small volumes of unique collectors’ wines all made exclusively for the auction by members of the Cape Winemakers Guild.
Harnessing their diverse personalities and unique interests, three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés are putting heart and soul into crafting their very first wines – now safely in barrel after the 2017 harvest.