Issued by FIVESTAR PR On behalf of Bouchard Finlayson
Bouchard Finlayson and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection SA will be taking part in the 2015 AfrAsia Cape Wine Auction (CWA) – a global showcase of South Africa’s finest wines and the country’s most prestigious wine brands, in aid of the Cape Wine Auction Trust. The glamorous event, which raised more than R7m last year, will be held over two days: 13 February with a barrel tasting of inspirational wines at The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, followed by the auction on 14 February at Boschendal Estate. This initiative will provide bidders with the opportunity to support education within underprivileged communities in the Cape winelands. Various charities, including the Pebbles Project and Mad Charity will benefit from the proceeds generated by a selection of rare auction items across 34 lots.
As ambassador of this worthy cause, the Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has donated an exciting auction lot that includes a pyramid of varied format bottles of the famed 2007 Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir signed by pinot pioneer Peter Finlayson and packaged in smart wooden boxes. The coveted lot includes a 5L, 3L, 1.5L, 750ml Galpin Peak Pinot Noir; 750ml Téte de Cuvée Pinot Noir; and a bottle of the Cape Winemakers Guild Pinot Noir, which received the highest price in the CWG 2009 Auction. The auction item also includes a luxurious 5-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection holiday for two, with a two night stay with breakfast at the magnificent Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, and a dinner and movie experience in the Azure restaurant plus a 'Tea by the Sea' High Tea, as well as two nights’ accommodation at The Oyster Box hotel in Kwa-Zulu Natal on a bed and breakfast basis. The auction lot furthermore includes a four night stay at Wilderness Safari’s Rocktail Beach Camp, a World Heritage Site in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Bouchard Finlayson is internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman and winemaker Peter Finlayson, 22 hectares (54 acres) of the Hemel-en-Aarde estate are currently under vine with 50% devoted to Pinot Noir. Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Bouchard Finlayson is an accredited Championship member of the Biodiversity and Wine initiative (BWI).
See www.thecapewineauction.com for more information.
ABOUT BOUCHARD FINLAYSON
Established in 1989 in the temperate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on 125 hectares (312 acres) of Walker Bay's prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Ever since releasing their first vintages, the name Bouchard Finlayson has been internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman and winemaker Peter Finlayson, 22 hectares (54 acres) of the estate are currently under vine with 50% devoted to the varietal for which Peter is most acclaimed – Pinot noir. Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Bouchard Finlayson is an accredited Championship member of the Biodiversity and Wine initiative (BWI).
Situated on the R320 near Hermanus, Bouchard Finlayson vineyard and winery is open for tastings and sales Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 10h00 to 13h00. For further information, call +27 28 312 3515; email email@example.com; or visit www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za.