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10 Feb 2016

AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction

The Cape Wine Auction Trust has a mandate to raise funds to support education in the South African Winelands. Making a substantial contribution to the education and empowerment of disadvantaged youth in the Cape Winelands, all proceeds from the Cape Wine Auction are donated directly to charity organisations, without offset or deduction.

In the two previous years, a total of ZAR17 million have been raised for 13 beneficiaries including; MAD Charity, The Pebbles Project and The Click Foundation. ZAR10.6 million were raised in 2015 alone – an African philanthropic record. The benefitting charities provided underprivileged school children with a range of aid, including vocational training, psychosocial support, technology they would otherwise not have access to, sport therapy and educational facilities.

Among the auction lots feature the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open & Villas Valriche lot. AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open is the upcoming tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours, which will be held at Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita on 12-15 May 2016. The winning bidder at the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction will be treated two return business class or four economy class tickets from South Africa to Mauritius including luxury VIP transfers, a one-week stay at the exclusive Villas Valriche including breakfast at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort as well as an unparalleled “insider” experience for any golf-lover – 2 places in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2016.

Sanjiv Bhasin, CEO of AfrAsia Bank comments: “Sharing Nelson Mandela’s belief ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world’, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is about the spirit of the community whereby a group of visionary vintners, bidders and volunteers join their efforts to make a difference. As a responsible bank committed to education and social transformation, we are happy to contribute to a bigger change for a brighter and sustainable tomorrow of these children.”

A slew of South Africa’s finest wine estates have donated lots to the auction, which include rare wines, access to exceptional private homes, talented chefs and winemakers, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Benefitting 19 organisations in the Cape Winelands, the likes of Rupert and Rothschild Vignerons, Eben Sadie, Kanonkop, Vilafonté, Hamilton-Russell and Bartinney Wines are just some of the prominent wine-making ambassadors that will curate premium wine to oenophiles who descend annually on the Cape for the internationally-recognised charity auction.

By advancing skills, education and training to empower youth onto the path of success, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction has raised substantial funds over three years, as witnessed by the growth of networking and educational skill-building capacities in the Cape Winelands community.

More information and online bidding at the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is available at