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.
Wine enthusiasts, private collectors and the wine trade will be spoilt for choice this year, with 10 more wines and 534 additional cases on offer after last year’s record-breaking auction that saw total sales exceeding R13,8 million. The 2017 auction line-up comprises 42 red wines, 18 white wines and one Méthode Cap Classique, making up the tally of 2962 cases (6 x 750 ml case equivalent).
In the white wine line-up of 18 wines, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc are the biggest single categories with five entries each, followed by Blends (3), Sauvignon Blanc (2), Semillon (1), Roussanne (1) and Viognier (1).
Blends are the strongest category with 17 wines in the red wine auction selection, totalling 42 this year. Next in line are Pinot Noir (7), Shiraz (6), Cabernet Sauvignon (5), Pinotage (3), Cinsaut (2), Cabernet Franc (1) and Barbera (1).
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