There are some incredible, not to mention once in a lifetime lots on offer at this highly anticipated Friday night precursor to the Cape Wine Auction.

Oenophiles (that’s a happy wine lover like you and me) and serious wine collectors can get the chance to own truly one-of-a-kind wines while giving something back to the wine community. The Cape Wine Auction takes place at Buitenverwachting on 1st and 2nd of March and some of the Cape’s top winemakers have made their most exclusive and vintage wines available in never-before-offered selections guaranteed to excite any wine aficionado.

This year’s lots include the last vintage from Alheit Vineyards, DeToren’s highly acclaimed Fusion series, the Finlayson’s Crystallum Collection and Creation’s Art of Creation Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

The event takes place on Friday, March 1, at the beautiful Norval Foundation. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation is a centre for art and cultural expression dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond.

Says Cape Wine Auction chairperson Wendy Appelbaum: “Bidding is going to be a hotly contested affair as wine lovers challenge each other for a rare opportunity to own a masterpiece of South African winemaking. But it’s all for a good cause and the biggest winners ultimately are the 22 trusts that benefit from all the monies raised.”

Adds Chris Wood, Head of American Express South Africa: “American Express is proud to again sponsor the American Express Cape Wine Barrel Auction, which takes place the evening before the Cape Wine Auction, and we hope it sets the tone for what is going to be an inspiring weekend of camaraderie, generosity and giving to fantastic causes.”

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