The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction, previously the Nederburg Auction, was established in 1975 and is South Africa’s most prestigious wine auction.
2019 heralds a reinvention of the auction to create an industry led platform that will showcase the finest and rarest South African wines locally, and provide unique buying opportunities for wine enthusiasts, investors and collectors worldwide.
In association with Christie’s, the auction will be hosted at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch. Housing a collection of work by some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists, the Museum provides the perfect backdrop to showcase this selection of South Africa’s vinous treasures.
Nederburg has always been a champion of South African fine wine and the heritage inherent to it. It is in this spirit that Nederburg proudly continues its sponsorship of the event, as one of the world’s five most recognized wine auctions, alongside the auctions of Hospices de Beaune in France and Kloster Eberbach in Germany.
The auction is a focal point of the South African fine and rare wine calendar and provides an excellent opportunity for both the novice and expert wine enthusiast to learn, meet like-minded people, socialize and enjoy a unique wine experience.
Is committed to the preservation and continuation of South Africa’s rich and rare wine heritage with an eye toward international recognition..
Is open to all South African producers, offering the opportunity to submit their best vintages to be selected by a panel of renowned and respected wine judges.
Is an exclusive event, only open to registered buyers.
Is structured to offer buyers flexibility to purchase wines suited to their individual needs with a variety of intuitive lots.
The Auction has done its utmost to ensure that bidders can buy with confidence by including only provenanced, rare wines that have been through a rigorous selection process. For the first time, a re-corking clinic was held in early August to inspect and re-cork some of the older vintage wines. All re-corked wines were inspected and tasted by leading wine expert Michael Fridjhon in August 2019 in collaboration with Amorim Corks, the world’s leading cork supplier.