Foodies & wine lovers supporting charity by bidding online at the Afrasia Bank Cape Wine Auction @CapeWineAuction

Foodies & wine lovers supporting charity by bidding online at the Afrasia Bank Cape Wine Auction @CapeWineAuction


Captions
1 The De Wetshof Auction Lot
2 The Haskell Vineyards Auction Lot
3 The Oneiric Auction Lot
4 The Iona Auction Lot
5 The Thelema Auction Lot
6 The Mvemve Raats De Compostella Auction Lot
7 The Port2Port & Saxensburg Auction Lot
8 The Glen Carlou – Deryk Healy Auction Lot
9 The La Motte Auction Lot
10 The Meerlust Auction Lot
11 The Hemel en Aarde ‘Young Guns’ Auction Lot
12 The David Finlayson Edgebaston Auction Lot
13 The Groot Constantia Auction Lot
14 The Saronsberg Auction Lot
15 The Bouchard Finlayson Auction Lot
16 The Kanonkop Auction Lot
17 The Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Auction Lot
18 The Creation Wines Auction Lot
19 Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Auction Lot
20 The Jordan ‘Synergy between Soul and Soil’ Auction Lot
21 The Vilafonté ‘Luxury Gourmet Long Weekend in Cape Town’ Auction Lot
22 The Glenelly Auction Lot
23 The Ryk Neethling Val de Vie Auction Lot
24 ‘The Godfather’ Auction Lot by Paul Cluver
25 The Hamilton Russell Auction Lot
26 The Delaire Graff Estate Auction Lot
27 The Swartland Revolution Auction Lot – The Balthazar Collection
28 The Warwick Estate ‘Trilogy’ Auction Lot
29 The Ultimate Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Collection Auction Lot
30 The Ellerman House Auction Lot

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the incredible fundraising initiative that raised an astounding R7.045 million for education in the South African winelands at its inaugural 2014 event, has the enormous pleasure of announcing the 34 phenomenal Auction lots for the 2015 event which is taking place on Saturday 14th February at the magnificent Boschendal Estate.

2015 Auction Lots
These once-in-a-lifetime Auction lots, generously donated by the Auction Ambassadors, include extremely rare local and international wine collections, gourmet dinners with world renowned chefs, exceptional art pieces, international travel to exotic locations, exclusive private weekend parties, luxury cruises and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry. These opportunities come along only once, for one Auction, and then are not repeated. The 34 live Auction lots can be viewed at www.thecapewineauction.com. And the glossy 2015 Auction catalogue is available for download from the website, and will be available in print on 15 December for distribution by Auction Partner DHL Express.

The 2015 Auction: Evening of Friday 13th and Afternoon of Saturday 14th February 2015
The glamorous 2-day affair will launch on the evening of Friday 13th February 2015 with The American Express Cape Wine Auction ‘Barrel Tasting & Preview’ hosted at The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch. For the first time ever guests will have access to this paradise and embark on a wine and food journey under the vast African sky with a backdrop of natural fynbos and magnificent sculpture.

The grand lunch-time 2015 Auction event at Boschendal Estate, taking place on Saturday 14th February 2015, promises to be another extraordinary day of generosity and glamour. An exquisite Feast, prepared by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, and Christiaan Campbell, Executive Chef at Boschendal Estate, will be accompanied by some of the greatest hand-selected South African wines, poured only from large format bottles and served in Riedel glassware.

Prominent wine aficionados and philanthropists from around the globe will be hosted by the Auction Ambassadors, headed up by the Auction’s Honorary Chairs for 2015, John and Erica Platter, the founders of the iconic Platter’s wine guide, flag bearer for the SA wine industry and one of the world’s leading authorities on wine. When the astonishing line-up of Auction lots come under the hammer of auctioneer, Iain Banner, guests will be invited to dig deep in their pockets to make a serious difference, to raise significant funds to benefit education in the South African winelands. All Auction proceeds will be overseen by Strauss & Co fine art auctioneers. Dan Nicholl will be Master of Ceremonies on the big day.

For the second consecutive year, AfrAsia Bank is the Auction’s headline sponsor. “By always upholding Nelson Mandela’s belief that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’, and our own principle ‘More than just bankers, we are partners’, we aim to create, through The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the kind of partnerships that will make a difference in the lives of so many South African children,” comments James Benoit, CEO of AfrAsia Bank.

This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education. Charity beneficiaries to date include the Pebbles Project, the MAD Charity, the Click Foundation as well as 10 other charities, all of which are focused on education in the winelands from many different angles: from infant development through to technological innovation and tertiary educational endowments. Visit www.thecapewineauction.com/charities/ for detailed information.

Governed by a board of Trustees and audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction maintains complete transparency and ensures the sustainability of the projects it supports. The Cape Wine Auction Trust is made up of a board of five individuals who bring a broad spectrum of business experience to the Trust. Industry heavy-weights Michael Jordaan, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Wendy Appelbaum, Siobhan Thompson and Michael Ratcliffe are all experts in their own fields and are united by a common philanthropic goal. They guide the allocation and the channelling of funds and ensure that all funds raised by the Auction are made available in their entirety for charitable purposes, without offset or deduction. For more information on the Trust and Trustees please visit www.thecapewineauction.com/legal/

2014 Auction Report
After each Auction a comprehensive report on the allocation of the funds to various charitable organisations is released. The Trustees thoroughly deliberate the merits of each beneficiary, the respective charities submit proposals for consideration by the Trustees, and funds are allocated, on the basis of maximum impact, to charities which have shown that they are properly managed and audited, and that their administrative costs are in order. Follow ups are conducted by the Trustees to ensure that the money is well utilized in the manner for which it is intended, and to develop long-term partnerships with the selected charities and grow with them over time. For a full report please visit www.thecapewineauction.com/the-2014-auction-report/

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is proud to be associated with an outstanding group of Partners and Ambassadors, committed to this noble cause, who have made their time and resources available to turn this dream into a reality. All the Auction Partners and Ambassadors are listed on the website.

Tickets and online bidding
Ticket allocations are by invitation only or through the designated Auction Ambassadors. With only 350 tickets available, not everyone will have the ability to attend. The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction online bidding facility, using a sophisticated system from New York and launching on 15th January 2015, will be the key to The Afrasia Bank Cape Wine Auction creating a new high-water mark for a charitable fundraiser. Anyone in the world will be able to place online bids, in their own currency, in the weeks leading up to the Auction, and then via telephone on the big day.

Start bidding at www.thecapewineauction.com– and support the Cape Wine Auction on Facebook,
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