Zonnebloem reaches Zenith at 2013 Nederburg Auction

Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Zonnebloem Wines
One of the highest prices fetched at this year's Nederburg Auction was for a 40-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from Zonnebloem.
The three-bottle case went to a buyer from Nigeria for R22 000, translating into a per bottle price of R7 333,33.

With a reserve price of just R1 500 for the three, bidding was brisk for the sought-after wine, attracting interest from local and international buyers. 

Two years ago, a six-bottle case of Zonnebloem's 1971 Cabernet Sauvignon fetched R10 000, as did a 1974 Zonnebloem Shiraz.

Zonnebloem cellarmaster, Deon Boshoff, said this year's price was a clear reflection of the growing esteem in which Zonnebloem is held by collectors. "Zonnebloem is a brand that commands great respect and is widely recognised for crafting contemporary classics. Taking our cue from our predecessors, today's team is making wines for enjoyment now but styling them for longevity so that future aficionados will also be able to experience current vintage wines many decades from now."