The Cape Town Fine Wine Auction in South Africa will be held on May 22. The wine auction was postponed last year due to restrictions imposed in South Africa as a result of the New Crown Pneumonia outbreak.
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This prestigious wine auction was originally scheduled for last October, but had to be postponed due to the New Crown pneumonia epidemic.
The organizers said the auction will be conducted in a hybrid format, with both online bidding and on-site bidding.
The auction will be held at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch and, in connection with Christie"s, will be preceded by a series of events in London, including a telephone chat with the winemaker on Zoom software.
The wines for the auction will be selected by Master of Wine Cathy van Zyl, author Micheal Fridjhon, Franois Rautenbach, and Joseph Dhafana, who is serving as an assistant judge for the first time.
Winemaker Niel Groenewald, the new director of the auction, says: "We are delighted that the Cape Town Fine Wine Auction in South Africa will continue to serve as a much-needed platform to showcase the best of South Africa's wines. Indeed, there is no better time than now to support our wines.
We are developing exciting plans that will allow our online bidders to still share and enjoy the energy that the Cape Town, South Africa Fine Wine Auction represents. We are particularly excited that our online model allows producers virtual access to the homes and cellars of collectors, even those as far away as the UK, Hong Kong or the US.