Latest Press Releases

Here you'll find all our media material. For convenience and in case you've missed any, we've also published all the auction newsflash mailers that contain news and updates leading up to the two-day event.
 

Industry shines at 44th Nederburg Auction

In his keynote address, Michael Jordaan spoke of the need for South African wine to command higher prices in order for producers to be sustainable. The 9% increase per bottle year-on-year achieved at this year’s Nederburg Auction, indicates that the well-curated fine wine on auction can obtain the prices they are worthy of and bidders are willing to pay a premium for high quality, rare South African wine. Wine as an …

R1.2m raised for charity at the 44th Nederburg Auction

A time for bidders to bid with their hearts and not their heads, the Charity Auction is a highlight of the Nederburg Auction weekend. Donors and bidders gave generously as always and a new Charity Auction high of R1.2m was raised for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Charity Auction was held during a gourmet dinner braai on the Friday evening where not even the freezing cold temperatures held bidders back. Going once, …

Wine sales buck recession at the 44th Nederburg Auction

With 6,700 litres of wine sold at the 44thNederburg Auction, it was clearly evident that not even the welcome rain would keep bidders away. An all-time Auction high rand per bottle (750ml equivalent) of R590 was achieved, a 9% increase on last year’s R542, equating to overall sales of R5,264,300 with no unsold lots. This increase supports the fact that South African wine is being recognised as an investment asset class and …

Nonconformity – how the SA wine landscape is evolving

“South Africa is still ‘the most dynamic and exciting New World country’,thanks to terroir, vine age, and talented winemakers. And the world is taking notice.” Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin said this in his authoritative 2014 South Africa report, which is still true to this day. It is this evolution of our industry, one forged by hardships, a wider world view and a return to the soil, that the Nederburg Auction’s …

Nederburg Charity Auction proceeds to benefit disadvantaged communities in the Cape Winelands

The annual Charity Auction, a highlight of the Nederburg Auction weekend, is a time for guests to bid with their hearts and not their heads; a time to go crazy and have fun while doing so. The incredible generosity of donors and bidders has ensured that the funds raised since 1993 have made tangible differences to people’s lives and their wider communities. Every year producers, companies and numerous auction supporters …

Michael Jordaan to open the 2018 Nederburg Auction

The Nederburg Auction is thrilled to announce that Michael Jordaan will be delivering the Keynote Address at the 44thNederburg Auction to be held on 7th& 8thSeptember. This all-important address will be delivered prior to bidding commences on Saturday morning. Michael Jordaan is no stranger to most in the Winelands, being the previous Chair of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) and co-owner, along with his wife Rose, of …

Rare and sought-after wines going under the hammer at SA’s oldest wine auction

Following two successful Nederburg Auction Wine Previews in both Cape Town (31 July) and Johannesburg (2 August), wine enthusiasts are planning their bidding strategies to ensure they get their hands on some of the rare and otherwise unobtainable wines tasted at these two events. Following some serious debate, discussions and re-tastings, bidders will now hopefully know which wines will be getting the attention of their …

2018 Nederburg Auction Wine Previews

The Nederburg Auction is synonymous with rare wines of distinction, well-curated and cared for, with good provenance and not easily obtainable elsewhere. It provides a platform for buyers to invest in some of the most rare and sought-after wines produced in the Cape. It is these iconic wines that have been selected blind by an international panel of global wine experts and Masters of Wine (MW) for the 2018 Nederburg …

A stellar cast for the 2018 Nederburg Auction wine line-up

Now in its 44thyear, the Nederburg Auction has continually evolved to ensure it remains South Africa’s premier wine auction for fine, rare South African wines. It is therefore fitting that "Evolve" has been selected as the theme for this year’s auction. The wine industry itself is continually evolving to keep up with changing preferences, climate change, production techniques and internal and external factors. In order to …

World-class selection panel for the 2018 Nederburg Auction

A record number of entries have been received for the 2018 Nederburg Auction, which by all accounts, looks set to be another successful year for the participating producers. It is now up to the Selection Panel to taste and judge all entries blind before any wines are selected for inclusion at the 44th Nederburg Auction to be held in September this year. The wines will be selected by an internationally renowned selection panel …