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.
 

Nederburg Auction – Autioneers Bursary Initiative

South Africa’s longest running fine wine auction, the Nederburg Auction, introduced an initiative to assist aspiring young viticulturists who have the desire and motivation to complete their studies in Viticulture and kick start their careers. The Auctioneers Initiative, a collaboration between the Nederburg Auction and auctioneers Anthony Barne MW of Bonhams and David Elswood of Christies, aims to identify young …

Nederburg Auction: Year-on-year improvement in quality of premium SA wines entered

South African wine producers are taking wine competitions far more seriously in recent times and responding with a greater degree of self-curation when presenting premium wines for inclusion at the annual Nederburg Auction. According to Auction Manager, Dalene Steyn the judges at this year’s Auction Selection Tasting concurred that the slightly lower number of wines presented for tasting – 401 compared to the record …

Nederburg Charity Auction assists local organisation

The annual Nederburg Charity Auction cheque handover took place on Friday, 10 March at Nederburg Wine Estate, where two deserving Boland based organisations were the recipients of funds raised at last year’s annual charity auction. The charity auctions forms part of the annual Nederburg Auction, and is an opportunity for the industry to support and invest in the future of new wines and wine makers. 2016 charity …

Meet the 2017 Nederburg Auction Selection Panel

Growing international sales await SA wine producers: If wine sales of wine at the Nederburg Auction continue in current form, producers of premium wines taking part in the September 2017 event are in for another record-breaking treat. But they had better hurry to present their wines as submissions close on 17 February 2017. Last year, 79 producers participated, and the Auction generated R7,5 million in sales for the …

Landmark prices mark 42nd annual Nederburg Auction

Record prices and an all time high Rand per litre price of R740, achieved at the 42nd annual Nederburg Auction at the weekend, demonstrated the continuing positive trend of recognition for excellence in aged, fine South African wine. A total of 10,506 litres of wine was knocked down by auctioneers Anthony Barne MW of Bonhams and David Elswood of Christies, with total sales increasing by 23% over last year, in spite of a …

Heritage: Boon or Burden? (Tim Atkin MW)

INTRODUCTION Good morning, “goeie môre” everyone, and thank you for giving up part of your Saturday to be here at Nederburg. I’d also like to thank Distell, the Auction and its talented and hard-working team, particularly Dalene Steyn, for inviting me to Paarl. And I hope you appreciate com of sunshine and rain I’ve brought from England. The subject I have chosen for this speech is heritage and its longer-term …

Strong showing of white wines at 2016 Nederburg Auction

South African white wines again caught the eye at the annual Nederburg Auction selection, with several world-class Chenins and Chardonnays selected for the Auction proving that these varietals benefit greatly from further ageing. Wine Cellar’s Roland Peens, one of the Auction selection panel members, says Chardonnay has again shown its brilliance. “Not only does it age phenomenally well, but the younger examples on …

2016 Nederburg Charity Auction items announced

The Nederburg Charity Auction wine line-up this year represents a veritable history lesson – both South African and international – in line with the event’s Heritage theme. Some of the extraordinary local wines going on offer chronicles some of the most distressed agricultural, political and environmental periods in South African history, but at the same time celebrates what is widely regarded as some of the greatest …
Tim Atkin

2016 Nederburg Auction Announces Guest Speaker

With more than thirty years as wine judge and an equal number of wine awards under the belt, influential UK wine journalist and guest speaker at the 2016 Nederburg Auction Tim Atkin MW finds it curious that he doesn’t have a red nose to show for it. The internationally followed wine writer and judge has served as a member and co-leader of the Nederburg Auction selection panel for several years. During this time, he …

Old Complements New at the 2016 Nederburg Auction

On the 16th and 17th of September, Nederburg winery in Paarl will once again play host to the annual Nederburg Auction. Now in its 42nd year, the Auction has a long, proud history as the country's leading platform for the sale of rare, iconic South African wines, making its 2016 theme especially fitting. “This year’s auction turns the spotlight on Heritage,” reveals Nederburg Auction Business Manager, Dalene …