Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Afrasia Auction Bidding by Gavel & Grand


The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which set a philanthropic precedent in the South African wine industry when it raised an astounding R7.045 million for education in the winelands, at its inaugural 2014 event, is set to raise the bar this year when 34 ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ lots go under the hammer at the historic Boschendal Estate on Saturday 14th February.

2014 Barrel tasting & Auction Preview at Waterford
Gavel & Grand, based in New York, partners with charities across the globe, expanding the audience of bidders, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure a seamless online bidding experience. Access is provided to international luxury items and remarkable experiences to raise money for charities worldwide. 

Anyone in the world will be able to place online bids in the weeks leading up to the Auction, from 15th January until 13th February: 12h00 South Africa (CAT), 05h00 New York (EST), 10h00 London (GMT) and 18h00 Hong Kong, and then via telephone on the big day.

With only 350 Auction tickets available at R3 000 per head, the 2015 Auction’s sophisticated online bidding platform, will extend the bidding to international wine aficionados and philanthropists, creating a new high-water mark for a charitable fundraiser.

The 2015 Cape Wine Auction lots, generously donated by the Auction Ambassadors, include extremely rare local and international wine collections, gourmet dinners with world-renowned chefs, exceptional art pieces, international travel to exotic locations, exclusive private weekend parties, luxury cruises and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry. These opportunities come along only once, for one Auction, and are never repeated.

All the proceeds from the Auction, without offset or deduction, go to educational charities in the South African winelands. Charity beneficiaries to date include the Pebbles Project, the MAD Charity, the Click Foundation as well as 10 other charities.

To join the excitement of The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction and to make a difference, place your online bid at www.gavelandgrand.com/thecapewineauction

For more information

Auction Director: Jessica Henrich

Email: jess@thecapewineauction.com

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