Father & Son Dani and Alan Pick
Records tumble at best ever Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Records tumbled at the 27th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend, with a record turnover of R5 286 700, a new record price for red wine and overseas sales doubling.
Despite the record turnover up by R1.4 million over the previous year and some outstanding prices, the 2011 Auction offered excellent value for money and great diversity.
Records tumbled at the 27th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend, with a record turnover of R5 286 700, a new record price for red wine and overseas sales doubling. Despite the record turnover up by R1,4 million over the previous year and some outstanding prices, the 2011 Auction offered excellent value for money and great diversity.
The highest price per case, a new Auction record of R6 000, was paid by a Belgian buyer for the Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2009.
“We got the balance right between the ratio of white and the red wines on offer this year and the great diversity of wines ensured keen bidding and interest from the floor right until the end. There was something for everyone with good value on offer as buyers snatched up wines at competitive prices on the one hand, with the more sought-after collector’s items fetching exceptionally good prices on the other,” said Louis Strydom, Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild.
conducted by Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers for the 14th
consecutive year, attracted 122 buyers this year including 19 from overseas
with a total of 2 955 cases sold at an average price of R1 789 per case equivalent of 6 X 750ml bottles. The lineup of 56 wines included
38 red wines, 13 white wines, 2 Méthode Cap Classiques, a dessert wine, a port
and a potstill brandy.
Alan Pick of The Butcher Shop and Grill triumphed for the 10th consecutive year as the biggest spender at R1.3 million. The bulk of the wines, over 70%, was bought by local buyers with a record R1,5 million spent by overseas bidders headed by the United Kingdom with R586 400 this year. Overseas bids came from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Namibia,
Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Canada.
In addition to the record breaking red wine, other top selling wines included Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2009 with an average price per case of R3 843, Hartenberg Estate Auction Shiraz 2009 selling at R3 264, Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2008 at R3 237, Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir 2009 at R3 212, Neil Ellis Rodanos 2007 at R3 125 and the Saronsberg Die Erf Grenache 2010 averaging at R2 677.
Amongst the white wines, top selling wines were the Jordan
Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2010 with an average price per case of R2 285,
Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2009 at R2 100, the Cape Point
Vineyards Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2010 at R1 822.
In addition to the main auction, a total of R132 600 was raised on
the day in aid of the Cape Winemaker’s Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship
initiative for young, upcoming winemakers. Every year a very special charity
item is auctioned off to raise funds. This year’s item, a one-of-a-kind
18-litre 2009 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Reserve comprising a blend of top
wines from members of the Guild, was purchased by Zdenek Lang of the Czech
Republic for R25 000. This was the third consecutive year that the charity
item was bought by Lang, who has donated it back to the Guild for resale at the
2012 charity auction.
wines with a creative edge and great diversity of styles was the hallmark of
the Guild’s 2011 auction, recognised as South Africa’s leading wine auction
open to the wine trade and the general public. All the wines are crafted
exclusively for the Auction by members of the Guild to represent the pinnacle
of what can be achieved in South African winemaking.
For further information visit www.capewinemakersguild.com
or contact the Guild Office on Tel: 021.8520408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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