The Cape Wine Auction - in partnership with Mastercard returns

Friday, 4 February, 2022
The Cape Wine Auction
One of the world’s most renowned charity wine auctions, The Cape Wine Auction, in partnership with Mastercard, will take place on Saturday, February 12, at the luxurious Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

Regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions ever conceived in South Africa and one which unites the industry around a single goal of raising money for education, The Cape Wine Auction is also a much sought-after ticket on the social calendar.
 
Since its inception in 2014, the annual auction has created a benchmark in philanthropy, raising more than R105 million, with all proceeds going to strategically elected beneficiaries, all of whom are leaders in their field within the education landscape. These beneficiaries form part of a unique model of collaboration and best-practice, sharing to accelerate impact and efficiency. A board of Trustees, with extensive corporate, philanthropic and entrepreneurial experience, work with a full-time Trust Facilitator to strategically monitor impact and needs.

Says Raymond Ndlovu, Chairman of the Cape Wine Auction Trust: “We are delighted to announce that the Cape Wine Auction will roar back to life this year with passion and purpose and continue to help thousands of children. Thanks to the big-heartedness of our attendees, donors and sponsors, thousands of children have had hot meals, caring teachers, emotional support, and the courage to dream. This extraordinary generosity in the past has delivered some of the best quality auction lots anywhere in the world, which in turn have generated funds for where it matters most: edification through education.”

Says Kamini Redhi, Director for Marketing and Communications at Mastercard Sub-Saharan Africa: “At Mastercard, we have a long history of supporting causes not only through our own contributions, but by empowering people to support the causes they feel strongly about as well. This is why we are proud to partner with the Cape Wine Auction to bring people an extraordinary experience that not only connects them to their passions, but also enables them to give back to such an important cause – children’s education.”
The Cape Wine Auction lots are one-of-a-kind experiences which are not available for purchase. They include rare wines, bespoke overseas adventures, stays in exceptional private homes and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry.
 
“These opportunities come along once, for one auction, and are never repeated,” says Cape Wine Auction director Darielle Robertson.
 
Some of the exciting lots confirmed for this year’s catalogue include:

  • A Tuscan Dream

A week-long stay at one of Tuscany’s best kept secrets: the historic and incomparable Villa Saletta situated in the heart of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Pisa, Florence and Siena with accommodation in a choice of three magnificently appointed villas, sleeping between six and 14 people. The lot includes a winery tour and tasting with Villa Saletta’s winemaking experts and a gourmet hamper comprising three bottles of Villa Saletta’s finest quality wine, signed by the winemaker, olive oil and honey produced on the estate and local artisanal products.

  • The Pebbles Best of British

A unique collection of experiences for sports lovers with golf, football and horse-racing together in one package, along with some spectacular accommodation and a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. The bundle includes an overnight stay for two at Fullers Cottage on England’s first golf and wine estate, Mannings Heath, complete with a round of golf on the stunning Waterfall golf course and a wine tasting and sabrage. There’s also a night at the luxurious Grade 2 listed Leonardslee Mansion as well as an art and garden tour of the Grade 1 listed gardens which feature more than 80 art works by South African sculptor Anton Smit. The dinner for two is at Restaurant Interlude, a Michelin-star restaurant where SA’s Jean Delport and his team will prepare a multi-course menu paired with wines from Benguela Cove. Part two of the package is for two guests to be hosted in the Duchess’s Stand at the Epsom Racecourse on 4 June 2022 with a Moet & Chandon Dining Experience, a four-course lunch paired with champagne. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will be in attendance as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Part three is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any Premier League football lover, with a VIP day spent with the Chelsea Vice-Presidents in the Vialli Suite at Stamford Bridge, including lunch (or dinner) and seats adjacent to the Directors’ Box!

  • The Aitsa! Lot

Two nights’ accommodation for three couples in the Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Manor House. Plus, two nights’ accommodation for one couple at the Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, a Four Seasons Hotel in Megève, Switzerland. Also, a private helicopter trip over the scenic Franschhoek Winelands for six guests, a bespoke Barons de Rothschild Champagne and Oyster pairing for six guests, a signature perfect partnership food and wine lunch for six guests in the restaurant, two intimate private dinners on the estate hosted by Head Chef Adrian Hadlow, a personalised vertical vintage tasting of three wines hosted by winemakers Andre Roux and Kayla Oertle-Morse, two decadent Barons de Rothschild Champagne breakfasts for six guests and a magnum bottle of each of the estate’s three signature wines for six guests.

  • Golf in the Dominican Republic

One week’s accommodation for four people at the beautiful Golf Villa 8 at the five-star Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. The package includes a daily housekeeper, guest access to the private Minitas beach and main hotel swimming pool, one round of golf on the Dye Fore course and one round on the Links golf course, with spectacular views of the Caribbean, the Chavon River and the marina.

  • &Beyond Benguerra Island

Three unforgettable nights for eight guests at the acclaimed &Beyond Benguerra Island, a magical Indian Ocean adventure haven with scuba diving, snorkelling, island exploring, sundowners on a traditional dhow and unwinding in the luxurious surrounds of a beautiful casinha.


 

  • Beehive, Harbour Island, Bahamas

A one week stay for up to nine guests at the luxuriously appointed Beehive which is located on Harbour Island in the Bahamas and includes the use of a teak dock, big enough for a 12-metre boat and comes complete with a fish cleaning station. From this dock you can watch exquisite sunsets and let your guests fish or spot dolphin, needlefish, barracuda, turtles and more...
 
More exceptional lots are being added daily for what promises to be one of the biggest and best Cape Wine Auction events ever!
 

The Cape Wine Auction - in partnership with Mastercard returns
The Cape Wine Auction - in partnership with Mastercard returns

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