A bird’s eye view of Nederburg Auction 2015

Good day,

In less than two days, Nederburg winery in Paarl will become the focal point of South Africa’s rare, fine wine business, and we really look forward to meeting you there. The weather forecast is warm and sunny – keep an eye on it here

As the programme is a full and exciting one, I thought I’d share with you some extra information and some useful links to help you get the most out of your Nederburg Auction experience – especially guests new to the auction.

You will receive an SMS message, containing a link to a barcode that will be your gate access for the event. If you are travelling internationally and are being hosted by Distell, your barcode will be included in your welcome pack instead.

Gate control opens from 08h00. The coffee station next to the registration area will already be open for the early birds requiring caffeine!

09h00 – 10h00 Registration & breakfast canapés
•    Registration area for collecting your name tags and catalogues is inside the media centre. Registered buyers, please note that your name tag will already be inside your welcome pack that you can pick up with your bidding paddle at the buyer registration area.
•    Breakfast canapés and bubbly will be served on the verandah outside the main marquee.
09h00 – 11h00 Informal tasting of wines on auction hosted by the participating producers.
11h00 – 13h00 Auction commences in Johann Graue Hall
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch in the main marquee
14h00 – 16h30 Auction continues in Johann Graue Hall

Gate control opens from 08h00. Coffee stations will be open.
09h00 – 10h00  Registration & breakfast canapés
09h00 – 10h00 Informal tasting of wines
10h00 – 11h00 Keynote address in Johan Graue Hall
•    Robert Joseph is this year’s keynote speaker – read more about him here  A copy of the keynote address will be published on the website by lunchtime on Saturday. We will sent a Twitter notification via @NedAuc.
11h00 – 13h30 Auction resumes
11h00 – 12h00 Entertainment for partners. This will be hosted in the tasting marquee, by former editor of ELLE SA, Jackie Burger. Read more here
13h30 – 14h00 Charity auction in Johan Graue Hall. The list of charity items is published here:
14h00 – End Lunch, networking & entertainment. Please join us for lunch in the main marquee. Entertainment by Acoustic Element and Sans of Time.