Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust was created to raise money for education in the South African winelands. This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career. The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014.
At a glamorous event held at Buitenverwachting in Constantia, it was announced that Raymond Ndlovu has been appointed as the new chairperson, replacing Wendy Appelbaum who remains a trustee.
The idea for the auction was conceived six years ago when Ratcliffe was inspired by a trip to Auction Napa Valley in the US, a wine auction with the mandate of subsidising health costs. The Cape Wine Auction – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth – is regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions ever conceived in South Africa, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education.
Prominent wine aficionados from around the globe, hosted by South Africa’s iconic winemakers, are invited to make a serious difference in aid of charity when the bidding opens for once-in-a-lifetime offerings including rare wine collections as well as exclusive hand-selected local and international wine and gourmet, art and travel experiences. For more information on the Cape Wine Auction, contact CWA director Darielle Robertson at email@example.com