The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bonhams Auctioneer to Sell Cream of South Africa's Wine at 37th Nederburg Sale
Anthony, who takes up the hammer for the second consecutive year, recently tasted the 2011 auction selection line-up.
NEDERBURG.- “Exclusivity”, “prestige” and “ultimate indulgence” are just some of the expressions that come to mind when a selection of more than 160 of South Africa's finest wines come together with the sole purpose of going under the hammer at this year’s annual Nederburg Auction at Nederburg in Paarl on September 16 and 17.

Incredibly, the majority of South Africa’s 18 official wine routes will be represented when Anthony Barne MW, the London-based auctioneer from Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, sells off a collection of the country’s most prized liquid assets. Buyers are expected to be local and international wine buyers, including supermarket retailers, liquor licensees, restaurant owners, food and beverage buyers for hotels, guesthouses and game lodges.

Anthony, who takes up the hammer for the second consecutive year, recently tasted the 2011 auction selection line-up and offered these comments: “Once again I was most impressed, by both the reds and the whites to be offered - the quality of fruit in the wines is of a very high order and from there it comes down to individual wine-making styles. Some of these - the Cabernets and Bordeaux blends in particular - reflect the philosophy of the early 1990's when rich tannins, deep colours and oak flavours were the order of the day with Saint Emilion wines from Bordeaux leading the charge.

The Pinotages were a very enjoyable experience and absolutely vindicated the policy decision to make this variety a South African speciality, rather than marginalising it. Chenin blanc, the other variety closely associated with South Africa, was represented by only a few wines, but there were some real peaches amongst them, while the Sauvignon blancs, in their various styles, were a source of unending pleasure. I seem to remember commenting last year on how much harder it was to sell whites than reds at the auction and I hope that anyone tasting this year's showing will be waving their paddles vigorously.”

Referring to the sweeter wines, Anthony says; “Muskadels are an idosyncratic style, one that I am learning to appreciate, although there are similarities with one of my favourite wines, aged tawny ports. Vintage ports and sweet wines, on the other hand, are always easy to enjoy and I had no trouble in doing so, the younger ones full of sweet richness and the more mature ones showing the subtle complexities that come to us all with time.”

Last year saw auction prices hit a high note, with overall income jumping to nearly R6 million, up 41% from 2009. Nederburg Auction business manager, Dalene Steyn, is keen to build on the success of 2010 and propel this historically prestigious event firmly into the local and international spotlight.

“The Nederburg Auction is now in its 37th year, which is an exciting achievement in terms of the event’s longevity”; comments Dalene. “As with any longstanding event, the existing brand platform needed to be carefully evaluated and brought in line with the auction’s objective to be a showcase for our country’s finest, most rare wines. The result is a wine platform with a more modern look and feel that imparts a feeling of luxury and prestige – in line with the caliber of the wines that we strive to offer - that still retains the quality and depth that the auction brings as embedded value.”

She adds; “The new look and feel has been implemented across multiple levels, including the logo, website, catalogue, and the distinctive Nederburg Auction sticker that is applied to all bottles sold at the event, which serves as an additional unique selling point, giving these wines a competitive advantage that certainly enhances shelf appeal from a quality and endorsement point of view.”

The original five producers, who have participated on every auction since 1975, are again represented. They are Delheim, Groot Constantia, Overgaauw and Simonsig, and, of course, Nederburg. Debuting alongside these stalwarts and other of the country's finest producers are newcomers Ataraxia, JP Bredell Wines, Capaia, Deetlefs Familie, De Morgenzon, De Reuck, Fryer’s Cove, Orange River Cellars and Perdeberg Winery.

Dalene concludes; “With a combination of long-established and newer names associated with the auction, we are confident in bringing buyers a varied and impressive spectrum of the country’s best-of-best and rare wines, offered in a range of lot sizes to cater to mainstream and boutique buyers.”

Today's News

May 18, 2011

The Hayward Gallery Presents the First Major London Exhibition of Artist Tracey Emin

Getty Museum Displays Photographs of Cuba Before, During, and After the Revolution

Egyptian Princess, Who Lived More than 3,500 Years Ago, was First to Have Heart Disease

Rare Never Before Printed John F. Kennedy Photographs Available Now in a Limited Edition

The Metropolitan Art Show: New Art and Antique Fair Replaces the American Antiques Show

Sotheby's Geneva Sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels Sets a World Auction Record for a Tiara

Significant Unique Works by American and Contemporary Artists at Swann Auction Galleries

More than 45 Extraordinary Works by Austrian Artist Egon Schiele at Richard Nagy Ltd.

Modigiliani Portrait to Feature in Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Rarely Seen 18th-Century Pastel Portraits on View in New Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum

Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story, a New Exhibition Sails into the Museum of London Docklands

Bonhams Spring Auctions Offer Snuff Bottles, Soapstone Figures & Chinese Works of Art

Pre-Hispanic Cities Reproduced the Narration of the "Sacred Mountain" with Construction of Great Temples

Bonhams Auctioneer to Sell Cream of South Africa's Wine at 37th Nederburg Sale

Pug Dog Porcelain Snuff Box for Sale at Bonhams

Centre Pompidou-Metz Presents Daniel Buren "ECHOS, Work in situ"

Halcyon Gallery Presents Pedro Paricio: Master Painters

Online Platform Connects Artists with Charities to Create Wearable Philanthropy

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City Presents Siqueiros: Landscape Painter

Phillips de Pury & Co.'s Design Auction to Present 20th Century Ceramics

Bonhams to Sell Contents of the St Lucia Home of Lord Glenconner

Expanded "Masterpiece London" Art, Antiques, and Contemporary Design Fair on Inaugural Success

Dulwich Picture Gallery Receives Multiple Award Nominations

Christie's Chinese Imperial Ceramics & Works of Art Sales Valued at Close to HK$1 Billion

Camera Work Gallery in Berlin Presents Comprehensive Insight into Herb Ritts' Photography

Exhibition of James Castle's Isolated World Opens at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid

Sascha Weidner Celebrates the Beauty of the Perfect Moment at C/O Berlin Gallery

Exhibition of Eco-Friendly and Modular Furniture at Industry Gallery in Washington

Sotheby's Sale to Be Hghlighted by Maqbool Fida Husain and Sayed Haider

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Painting by the 17th-century Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst on long-term loan to the Rijksmuseum

2.- Forger claims Da Vinci masterpiece "La Bella Principessa" is supermarket checkout girl

3.- Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin showcases Jackson Pollock's masterpiece "Mural"

4.- International team of bioarchaeologists get under the skin of a Medieval mystery

5.- "Me and You: Mario Testino and Ed van der Elsken" opens at Annet Gelink gallery

6.- Scans point to hidden chamber possibly heralding discovery of Queen Nefertiti's mummy

7.- Art Loss Register successfully resolves case of Anish Kapoor 'Water Pendant'

8.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

9.- Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University appoints Steven L. Bridges as Assistant Curator

10.- First monographic exhibition in Spain on the work of Ingres opens at the Museo del Prado

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful