Some of the lots at this year’s Cape Wine Auction on Saturday, March 2 – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth – will offer bidders the opportunity to be a VIP guest at some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime sporting events being held locally and abroad, including the Monaco Grand Prix and the Tour de France.
This year’s lots with a sporting theme include:
The Monaco Grand Prix lot
Talk about the “Grand prize”! This clearly has to be one of the lots to beat all lots. The bidding for this one is expected to be as fierce and as contested as a Lewis Hamilton/Nico Rosberg F1 race with the victor walking away with three glorious days in Monaco for two with VIP tickets to watch the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix and seats so close to the action you could almost be in the pits.
Also included is attendance at a glittering reception to be held at the palace in Monaco, two nights the beautiful Château Gassier which nestles in 40 hectares of vines at the foot of the Mount Sainte-Victoire, just a few kilometres from Aix en Provence.
A further two nights in the 11th Century village of Châteauneufdu-Pape near Avignon and, to top it all, dinner at the Michelin star Nice-based restaurant JAN, which is owned by South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.
A Jaguar Race Day
Still on the motor racing front, how about the ultimate Jaguar Track Day – a lot for the ultimate petrolhead who will get to experience Jaguar’s new all-electric I-PACE, together with the ultra-high-performance F-TYPE SVR, at an exclusive, once-off Jaguar Track Day.
The event will be hosted at a private track at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on the L’Ormarins Estate. The special day will be facilitated by Jaguar’s globally trained lead instructor and experience driving team and will include lunch and exclusive Jaguar merchandise for up to 20 guests.
Tour the France with wine
If motor racing doesn’t rev your engines, then how about The Nederburg & Tour de France lot? The successful bidder will get to spend an incredible five days following the final route of the race and be part of the magnificent grand finale as cyclists race to the finish line on the Champs-Élysées.
In addition to being wined and dined along the way and meeting some of the Team Dimension Data pro-cyclists, the recipient will also get the opportunity to cycle in the French Alps to experience some of the 2019 route sections that the riders will be facing, and watch the race from the side of the road.