Strauss & Co Fine Wine is thrilled to announce its forthcoming producer-themed Virtual Live Auction, featuring exceptional rare vintages from three esteemed family wineries: Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Raats Family Wines, and Savage Wines. The auction will take place on Sunday, 23rd July 2023 at 11am, at the Strauss & Co Gauteng Office, located at 89 Central Street Houghton.
Building on the resounding success of previous producer-themed wine auctions, Strauss & Co is excited to present this unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts and collectors to acquire extraordinary bottles. Over the past three years, four such auctions have been held, with three of them achieving white glove sales, signifying exceptional demand and success.
The selected wineries for the 2023 Auction calendar are Thelema Vineyards, Savage Wines, and Raats Family Wines, including Mvemve Raats, renowned for their outstanding contributions to the wine industry. “By focusing on these prestigious family producers, in collaboration with the winemakers themselves, Strauss & Co aims to further establish and elevate the secondary market for top older vintages from South Africa’s finest growers” said Higgo Jacobs, Senior Wine specialist, Strauss & Co.
Thelema Mountain Vineyards, founded by Giles Webb, has emerged as a leading force in Cabernet Sauvignon, placing Stellenbosch Cabernets firmly on the global wine map. With a philosophy centred around grape quality and minimal interference, Thelema wines express the unique character of each vineyard. Roland Peens, Senior Wine Specialist, Strauss & Co stated, “Nobody else has produced such elegant, long-aging, and consistently fine Cabernet Sauvignons over the last three decades.”
Raats Family Wines, led by founder Bruwer Raats, specializes in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, earning widespread acclaim both domestically and internationally.. A notable collaboration, MR De Compostella, crafted by Bruwer Raats and Mzokona Mvemve, represents an exceptional wine that transcends time. Peens commended their pioneering efforts in the Cape landscape, stating, “Consistently at the top of the industry with finely tuned, elegant wines that speak of their terroir.”
Duncan Savage, an acclaimed winemaker and trailblazer, has gained recognition for his sought-after wines. Known for minimal intervention winemaking and an emphasis on purity and finesse, Savage produces wines that exude both sophistication and drinkability. With each passing year, Duncan Savage’s following grows, and his wines have achieved a cult-like status. Duncan Savage was named as South Africa’s Winemaker of the Year for 2022 by British wine master Tim Atkin in his SA Wine Report 2022. Peens hailed him as “one of South Africa’s top new wave producers,” attesting to his ongoing success.
The forthcoming producer-themed Virtual Live Auction promises wine enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to acquire rare vintages from these prestigious estates.Join us on Sunday, 23rd July 2023, at the Strauss & Co Gauteng.