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2020 Nedbank CWG Auction goes Online – with a Unique Twist

  The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction goes live and online this year, offering wine enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to bid on current CWG Auction Wines and exceedingly rare previous CWG Auction gems from members’ personal vinotheques. There will be two separate and distinct auctions in 2020 and both will be hosted by international auction house Bonhams. The CWG Vinotheque Auction hosted by Bonhams will feature small collections of past CWG Auction wines perfectly stored in …



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Architect Julia Gaiduk creates art in motion at Quoin Rock

(Cape Town). The pioneering vision of Dr Julia Gaiduk has transformed Quoin Rock Wine Estate into one of the most masterful architectural undertakings in the Cape Winelands. The family-owned Simonsberg estate has now reopened after two years of reconstruction. The genius of this reinvention lies in the seamless blend of exterior landscape with magnificent interior space. Symbolism was a driving force of the reconstruction project, with architectural and structural elements drawing on the natural …



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Buying art, fine wine and collectables – online hammer with Strauss & Co

This is the auction to bookmark for the best in Rhône wines from 6-14 April When Roland Peens of Wine Cellar fine wine merchants met Bina Genovese and the Strauss & Co team in 2019, a dream of combined art, collectables and fine wine auctions started taking shape. A year later, in a time of disruption, Strauss & Co continues to propose fine art and wines across different growers and sites on auction online, with secure delivery post Lockdown. Bidding on Straussart.co.za runs from the 6th …



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Ladies of the Grape Cultivate the Rise of SA Pinot Noir

A fine wine merchant celebrates women winemakers on International Pinot Noir Day 18 August The last decade has seen a considerable shift in the planting and production of Pinot Noir in South Africa and international wine critics are taking note, heralding SA Pinot Noir as some of the finest and most evocative in the world. South Africa has much to celebrate on International Pinot Noir Day on 18 August. According to British Master of Wine Tim Atkin, “the high quality of the best Cape Pinots is th …



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Masters from Southern Africa Explained by Strauss & Co Art Experts, Ahead of 26-28 July Virtual Live Auction

  Collectors the world over are buying historical, modern and contemporary art from Africa Something very exciting is happening in the art world right now. There is an awakening, indeed a burgeoning of collector and commercial interest in the power of artists from Africa, and from Southern Africa in particular. Inclusive dialogue sees the international art world embracing a global perspective and driving diversity. Art from the continent is now so much more accessible, and the seasoned art …



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SA’s Leading Winemakers Talk Wine & Art Ahead of the Combined Strauss & Co Virtual Live Auction

  26-28 July auction one to bookmark for SA’s finest wines: Kanonkop, Klein Constantia and Boekenhoutskloof We had the rare opportunity to speak to three of SA’s leading winemakers – each with an affinity for art – about their wines and their personal art highlights in the 26-28 July Strauss & Co auction catalogue. In this tough time for the wine industry, Strauss & Co auctions have included vintage fine wines in their portfolio via partners Wine Cellar fine wine merchants and exper …



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Stalwarts and Newcomers Ensure Solid Results at Strauss & Co’s Three-Day Live Sale

  The emergence of a new class of younger collectors coupled with a strong showing by auction favourites J. H. Pierneef and Irma Stern enabled Strauss & Co to achieve solid results from its three-day live sale of South African fine wine and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art. The sale was live-streamed from Strauss & Co’s offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town to an international audience and it attracted a large cohort of online and telephone bidders. The sale, which concluded on …



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Strauss & Co auctions presents SA’s first combined art and fine wine online auction

Burgundy and Champagne themed fine wine and art auction now online until 16 March A recent development for Strauss & Co auctions has been their significant foray into online auctions and now, for the first time, Strauss & Co presents a combined art and fine wine online auction. Bidding on Straussart.co.za runs until the 16th of March with 80 lots from 35 producers on auction, including a fine mix of mature wines and highly sought-after collectables.It’s the kind of auction that allows fo …



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Strauss & Co combined virtual auction exceeds sales during Covid-19 and affirms strong support for fine art collectables and fine wines

  Strauss & Co’s live virtual auction kicks off with white-glove wine session, with 500 bidders vying for rare and collectable wines in Strauss & Co’s virtual auction. Strauss & Co’s first virtual sale of South African and international fine wines, held in full compliance with national lockdown regulations, saw all 115 lots in this Bordeaux-themed sale find buyers. Hosted by online auction platform Invaluable.com, the white-glove sale – auction parlance for 100% sales in a sessi …



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Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction online sale sets records during Lockdown

Bold strides in progress towards formalising SA’s fine wine market The Rhône-themed online wine auction held 6-14 April by Strauss & Co was the most successful sale to date, since the establishment of the exciting joint venture between WineCellar.co.za, Sommelier Higgo Jacobs and Strauss & Co. The Rhône-themed session formed part of the 19th century, Modern, Contemporary and Post-War Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery sale which showed a record number of lots, sale-throughs and total online …



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Strauss & Co Live Virtual Auction Sets New South African Wine Record with Kanonkop

  Strauss & Co established a new South African wine-auction record when a rare vertical tracking three decades of Kanonkop’s Paul Sauer, South Africa’s most iconic red wine, sold to an online bidder for R546 240 at the start of its three-day virtual auction. The exceptional offering of 19 large-format bottles of Kanonkop’s signature Bordeaux-style wine attracted considerable interest and eventually sold for double the pre-sale estimate. The wine auction forms part of Strauss & Co’s …



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Strauss & Co’s September online sale delivers solid returns for sellers

  In what can only be read as an affirmation of South African art and artists, Strauss & Co posted a new record turnover for an individual online-only sale. Timed to coincide with its parallel participation in the virtual edition of the recent RMB Turbine Art Fair (27 August – 2 September), Strauss & Co’s fifth online-only auction of 2020 grossed R7 288 495. The 12-session sale featured 719 individual lots, of which 528 sold (73.44% lot sell-through rate). The sale attracted over 80 …



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Unique CWG Vinotheque Auction to Help Save Wine Industry Jobs

  The Cape Winemakers Guild was born from a commitment to excellence that can only exist on its communities’ pillars and with a significant focus on social responsibility. It was a clear-cut direction in the aftermath of COVID 19 to put together an initiative from which the broader wine community can benefit. In addition to the Guild’s annual Auction, which will be hosted live and online by the international auction house Bonhams on 3 October this year, the Guild will be holding a one-of-a- …



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Vergelegen Estate launches Environmental Tour in Heritage Month

The Environmental Tour reveals areas of the 3000-hectare estate that were previously closed to the public Nature lovers who are keen to discover more of South Africa’s natural beauty this Heritage Month should be delighted by a newly-launched environmental tour at Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West. The tour reveals tracts of the vast 3000-hectare estate that were previously closed to the public. Visitors can now view rare bontebok, indigenous Nguni cattle, swathes of endangered fynbos, and …



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Wines for the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction announced

  We are counting the days to the very first live and online 2020 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s diverse offering from different regions boasting exciting styles for discerning collectors. In less than two months, the 2020 Nedbank CWG Auction hosted by Bonhams will be held live and online on Saturday, 3 October 2020, from 12:00 (London time). Regrettably, no social events and tastings will be taking place this year. However, the Guild will …



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