The 2018 Nederburg Wine Preview tasting was held on 31 July at the new Tsogo Sun hotel in the city, the Sun Square CityBowl on the corner of Buitengracht & Strand Streets - one of the newest hotels on the Cape Town scene. Tsogo Sun must have thousands of beds in the city! They are one of the biggest spenders at the auction, so good to see them supporting the event.
The selection and tasting process by the international judges for the Nederburg Auction is very stringent, with a particular focus in mind to ensure that the lots available at the auction are the best of the best, showing only 100 wines.
There was only 1 Cabernet Franc(KWV), 2 Bubbly producers (JC Scintilla & Le Lude), 1 Pinot Noir (Iona), and 1 Grenache (Vriesenhof) which indicates that they are really sticking to their guns with putting only the best wines forward.
There is a considerable reduction in volume of wines available, so the rarity value has rocketed, and hope that the prices match that.
If you are keen to invest in good and rare South African wine, this is your chance. The Auction is on the Sat 8th Sept at Nederburg of course, with pre-auction events and tutored tastings on the Friday 7th Sept.
Do contact the Nederburg Auction team on firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are keen to bid!