The Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is back and will take place this Friday and Saturday. The auction of rare and unique small batch wines specifically produced by members of the Cape Winemakers Guild for the occasion is an annual highlight on the wine calendar for all wine lovers, whether you are bidding or not.
WHAT TO KNOW
If you’d like to participate in this year’s auction, you need to register on the Strauss & Co website. Registration for previous years doesn’t apply and you only need to register once to participate on both days.
The auction will happen in person at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West but bidding can also be done via the Strauss & Co website, by telephone or by commission.
Tickets for the in-person auction are available on Quicket. Tickets cost R1,000 for the Friday session from 4pm 8pm and R1,500 for the Saturday session from 9am to 4pm, or R2,000 for both days. Tickets include snacks and wines from the Cape Winemakers Guild members on both days.
WHAT’S ON OFFER
This year, 39 wines — 15 white and 24 red — from 31 guild members will go under the hammer. A total of 498 lots are being made available, with 156 lots on Friday and 322 on Saturday. All the wines will be available on both days.
This year’s auction showcase proved as popular as ever. Some standout wines came from the makers at Mullineux & Leeu, Graham Beck, Ataraxia, Silverthorn, Newton Johnson Family Vineyards, Savage Wines and Jordan Wine Estate. With a great selection of whites, reds, bubbles and blends on offer, there’s something for every wine drinker.
Original Story by www.timeslive.co.za