Following the successful June auction in Johannesburg, the larger Cape Town Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction at The Westin on Saturday, 14 September will include iconic international wines and rare vintages of…

Following the successful June auction in Johannesburg, the larger Cape Town Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction at The Westin on Saturday, 14 September will include iconic international wines and rare vintages of SA’s finest wines. In the lead-up to the sale, we will be hosting a week of unprecedented wine experiences between 10-13 September.

The highlights of Fine Wine Week include a hedonistic 1998 First Growth Bordeaux dinner at FYN, a walk-around tasting of all Tim Atkin’s 95+ point wines, a Strauss & Co fine wine workshop and, finally, a once-in-a-lifetime Columella vertical hosted by none other than Eben Sadie himself.

View the line-up below and book your tickets online.

Strauss & Co fine wine workshop – R 350

Date: Tuesday, 10 September
Time: 18h30 – 20h00
Venue: Wine Cellar Observatory

Join Roland Peens and Higgo Jacobs as they guide you through the SA fine wine market and introduce the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction programme. Learn about the history of fine wine, as well as how to buy, sell, store and handle this exciting alternative asset. Roland and Higgo will discuss the secondary fine wine market as well as introduce auction lots and discuss key wines. A line-up of vintage wines available on auction on Saturday, 14 September will be presented, dating back to 1970.

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1998 First Growth dinner at FYN Restaurant – R 16,995

Date: Wednesday, 11 September
Time: 18h30 – 22h00
Venue: FYN Restaurant

We highlight the ‘1998 First Growth Case’, the marquis lot at the Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction in Cape Town, with a hedonistic dinner at Cape Town’s hottest restaurant, FYN. Featuring Bordeaux purchased en-primeur and only released after 21 years, this special dinner and luxurious lot features 1998s from Château Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux and Latour!

We start the amazing food and wine journey with the already-legendary Dom Pérignon 2008. The 6 First Growth Bordeaux wines will then be presented by Higgo and Roland. With scores up to 100 points from Robert Parker, 1998 was a great vintage, especially on the Right Bank. This once-in-a-lifetime tasting of the finest, mature Bordeaux will be accompanied by Peter Templehof’s accomplished cuisine in his New York-style FYN Restaurant. A jeroboam of 1998 St-Julien Second Growth Ducru-Beaucaillou will also be served along with 1998 Château d’Yquem for the dessert courses.

Only 10 seats available. Email Roland to book »


Columella vertical tasting by Eben Sadie – R 1,000

Date: Friday, 13 September
Time: 11h00 – 13h00
Venue: The Westin Hotel

Eben Sadie was voted ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2017 by the Institute of Masters of Wine, a London-based professional body with an unsurpassed international reputation. This is an astonishing feat considering previous winners produce the world’s most sought-after wines. Eben has led the SA fine wine market over the last 2 decades, inspiring a new generation of producers and wines that are now making waves around the world. His signature red wine, Columella, represents his journey to produce the finest expression of the Swartland. It has incidentally shaped the region and SA’s modern identity.

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Tim Atkin 95+ tasting: A personal selection of SA’s best wines – R 500

Date: Friday, 13 September
Time: 15h30 – 19h00
Venue: The Westin Hotel

Join Tim Atkin MW and taste all of his ‘Wines of the Year’ – scoring 95 points and above – from his 8th annual SA Report. During this walk-around tasting, you will be able to meet the winemakers and taste SA’s finest wines. The comprehensive and authoritative Tim Atkin Report is the result of an extensive tasting process in which over 1,700 SA wines are reviewed annually. Drawing inspiration from the original 1855 Bordeaux Classification, the Tim Atkin Report also identifies the top 250 wine producers in SA, ranking them within the 6 classification tiers from First Growth to Crus Bourgeois.

The 2019 report will be released in September. While we can’t be sure which producers will be there, last year’s 95+ list included the likes of Alheit, Badenhorst, Boekenhoutskloof, Crystallum, David & Nadia, Hamilton Russell, Kanonkop, Kershaw, Klein Constantia, Mullineux, Newton Johnson, Porseleinberg, Rall, Sadie Family, Savage, Thorne & Daughters, Vilafonté, Waterford and many more.

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Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction

Date: Saturday, 14 September
Time: 10h00
Venue: The Westin Hotel

After a successful June auction in Johannesburg, Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions will host its main event in Cape Town on 14 September. Not only will the sale include SA’s finest and rarest wines, but a line-up of icons from Bordeaux and throughout Europe is on offer. The catalogue will be released on the Strauss & Co website on 23 August where pre-registration is also available. The auction is open to the public and there will be further opportunity to register on the day. Absentee and telephone bidding is also available.

For more information, please visit the Strauss & Co website or contact Sarah via email or mobile +27 82 922 2594.


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