The AfrAsia Cape Wine Charity Launch Event
The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction was launched on Friday, 25 October at Le Quartier Francais in Franshhoek. At precisely the same hour in eight of the world’s most iconic wine-loving locations: Sao Paolo, Seattle, Zurich, Franschhoek, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Manila and Sydney corks popped to toast a dazzling Champagne brunch, Seattle held a stylish lunch in Sao Paolo, in Hong Kong Manila and Sydney a glittering cocktail after-party.
The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction to be held in March 2014 is modeled on the famous Napa Valley event of the same classification and is planned to be the most significant international wine-charity auction South Africa has ever conceived. The Auction will be a top-drawer three-day affair that celebrates – on a global stage – all that is great about South Africa’s vinous offering, while uniting the industry around a common philanthropic goal. The Cape Wine Auction is sponsored by AfrAsia Bank, winner of Euromoney’s Best Local Private Bank Award for three consecutive years,
Sharing Nelson Mandela’s belief that “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world”, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is invested in uplifting local South African winelands children through education. The charities aligned with the Auction are The Pebbles Project (www.pebblesproject.co.za), whose purpose it is to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds with special educational needs, and MAD CHARITY™(Make A Difference) (www.madcharity.org), which strives to give academically talented but economically disadvantaged young South Africans an opportunity to reach their full potential as the leaders and role models of tomorrow.
Courtesy of Shelley Webb