CWG record set by Danie Steytler Snr
Danie Steytler Snr, third generation winemaker at family-run Kaapzicht Estate, has set a record for the highest price ever bid with one of his entries into this year’s 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction. His 2015 The Ultimate Vision raised R16,600 per case of 6 (approx. £925.00/case), in his final auction entry before retiring as a producing member of the Guild. His retirement and subsequent auction record were marked by very well-deserved standing ovations in both the pre-auction tasting hall and auction room.
Rather than the usual technical description to accompany the wine, the catalogue stated simply:
(Good grapes + Good winemaking techniques) x (Love and Passion) = The Ultimate Vision
Many congratulations to Danie for this incredible achievement.
You can learn more about Danie’s entries in this short clip from the CWG.