Make a toast to 376 wines

    Make a toast to 376 wines

    The Strauss & Co fine wine auction on Saturday September 14 from 10am at The Westin in Cape Town features 376 lots of the finest local and international wines.

    They include benchmark vintage wines from Meerlust, Kanonkop, Sadie Family, Klein Constantia and many more, along with the finest from Bordeaux.

    The marquis lot is a 1998 first growth case which has just been re-released from Bordeaux.

    Icon Champagnes and wines from the Rhone, Burgundy and Italy will conclude the mouth-watering line-up.

    Curator and wine specialist Higgo Jacobs believes the whole auction features wine highlights.

    “We have made a selection for the catalogue after receiving multiple wines for consideration. “And it has to be kept in mind that we only call for fine wines from the Cape’s blue-chip producers. So, it’s a selection within a selection. But if I’m pressed into a further selection, it will come down more to personal preference.

    “The old Veenwouden Classics, Sequillo red and white, Mount Sutherland Syrah 2009 and 2010 and the old KWV ports will be good value buys and just delicious to drink, while wines like Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 1997, MR De Compostella 2007 and of course the Chateau Libertas 1957 and GS ‘66 are unicorns that fine wine enthusiasts should try at least once.”

    Lot 205 | Hartenberg Gravel Hill Vertical, 2005-2010 & Lot 271 | Kanonkop Pinotage, 2001 (9L)

    All the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Strauss and South African Sommelier Association protege programme.

    The association is a non-profit members organisation that aims to provide training and mentorship to guarantee the development of professional service standards of the highest level.

    The funds raised will assist with the launch of a sommelier protege programme in 2020.

    This initiative will identify individuals with the potential to become professional wine stewards and place them at top restaurants to train under senior association members, as well as offering bursaries for certified qualifications.

    Lot 200 | Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg, 1988

    All the proceeds from this sale will be donated to sp(i)eel.

    This is a collective of arts therapists and community arts practitioners who share the vision of creating wider access to arts-based psychological and psycho-social practices for communities living with trauma.

    The funds raised will assist with the various projects in the winelands that aim to uplift communities through this inspirational therapy.

    The Strauss & Co fine wine auction has been created by people who are passionate about wine and is open to anyone interested. Simply register and on the day, come and go as you please.

    For more information on the lots please visit the Strauss & Co website.

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